The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 28, 1965
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South Kossuth Gives 8,1 W, Cancer Fund During tne Canwr Crusade for funds, conducted in April, total amount collected was $2,197.43, according to Mrs.Theodore Hoover, Jr., Titonka, Crusade chairman for the souUi Kossuth chapter of the American Cancer Society. She also reports that memorials given during the year added another $117. Since September 1, 19G4, over $800 has been spent in the county to aid cancer patients, and many articles of equipment from the loan closet have been in use. These articles are available to any person needing sick-room equipment. The names of the town chairmen, together with Uie amounts collected in their area include Mrs. Bryan Stewart, Lu- Verne, $119.30; Alice Pannkuk, Titonka, $230.05; Mrs. J. T. Meurer, Wesley, $188.05; Mrs. Vic Perkins, Whittemore, $121.95; Mrs. A. J. Grandgenett, St. Benedict, $26.50; Mrs. Ken Roney, Irvtngton, $25. Although Algona is a member of the United Fund, $153.50 was collected here by Mrs. Ralph Elbert, Mrs. James Telecky, Mrs. Bless Rusk and Mrs. Edgar Meyer. Township chairmen, together with the names of the township and the amounts collected Include Mrs. Gerrlt DeWaard, Buffalo, $113.50; Mrs. Leon Martin, Cresco, $140JO; Mrs. Allyn Brink, LuVerne, $95.75; Mrs. Hollis Benschoter, Plum Creek, $79.50; Mrs. Perry Lowman, Irvlngton, $72.25; M. P. Shormann, Lotts Creek, $129.05; Mrs. John Mulllns, Prairie, $65.75; Mrs. Don Krause, Sherman, $92.50; Mrs. Lawrence Thilges, Riverdale, $98.60; Mrs. Albert Kramer, Whittemore, $82.00; Mrs. Fred Bentele, Wesley, $101.40; Mrs. Howard Sparks, Portland, $156.00; Mrs. Alfred Schenck, Union, $106.18. f— Algona (lo.) Upper Des Mo!ne» Wednwday, July 28, 1965 Old Farm Home Torn Down, Reveals Pioneer Construction AROUND ALGONA Destruction of an old house on the Henry Dearchs farm, about four miles northwest of Algona, has resulted in some very Interesting information about construction methods more than 100 years ago. The old portion of the home is shown in the photo above. Henry Dearchs, Sr., now deceased, moved on the farm in 1914 - and Henry, Jr., now owner of the farm, has farmed it most of the time since 1941. The portion of the house at the left In the photo was added years after the original 16 x 24 foot structure. That original area served as the homestead of the Herman family - and there were 10 children. When the demolishing process got underway, the following information was gleaned: Studdings, for the most part, in the structure, are 36 inches apart (today most studdings are 16 Inches apart); the outside walls were completed with very wide siding, fully one inch thick, then a mud, made from dirt, prairie hay and water, was stirred up and all the walls filled with the mixture from the inside. It was smoothed as well as possible and the inside portion, once dry, was whitewashed and served as plaster walls. To hold the mud in place, tree branches were tacked inside the studdings (up and down and across) and when destruction of the walls was begun recently, the mud was as hard as concrete. A portion of the hardened mud can be seen in the photo under the arrow. Also in the walls was a large supply of spent brass shotgun shells and the nails used by the builder were the square variety once used In all similar lumber construction. Measurements of the studdings is varied and they are very roughly cut. In one area, an axe was used to whittle off a portion of a studding so it would fit. A German newspaper was found in the old portion of the house, dated 1872. The inside walls were later plastered - and the structure was 1 1/2 stories high. There was a full basement with outside entrance. The basement walls are made of rock and the floor is solid packed dirt. Once the decision to tear down the old house was made by Mr. and Mrs. Dearchs, a new home was built nearby. They moved into it in December, 1964. He plans to build a large garage with lumber from the old house. (UDM Polaroid Newsfoto by Don Smith) RIDICULOUS DAYS ^ ? £•"* &'>;&$%!«•••••• 'i u* "KAY WHITNEY" DRESSES Sleeve & Sleeveless — Plenty of Dark Cottons Sizes 10-20 - 12% to 24% Regular $6.98 Values — $5.29 Regular $5.98 Values — $4.49 FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY SLACKS, BERMUDAS & KNEE KNOCKERS A RIDICULOUS 2 DAY SPECIAL VALUES TO $9.75 $3.00 COTTON SKIRTS PLAIDS - PRINTS AND SOLID COLORS VALUES TO $10.98 2 DAY SPECIAL - $3.00 BATHING SUITS ONE OR TWO PIECE STYLES 2 DAY SPECIAL - CHOICE $6.88 a> SPORTSWEAR Slacks — Bermudas - Sets ~" Skirts Blouses — Jackets ENTIRE STOCK \l 2 DAYS ONLY - /* ALL SUMMER DRESSES *"— at RIDICULOUS LOW PRICES I Sires 7 to 15 10 to 20 12% to 32% WHIPPED CREAM - COTTON - VOILES SAVE NOW - BUY FOR NEXT SEASON GUESS WHAT - RACK & TABU SIDEWALK SALE ON FRIDAY ONLY JULY 30 BY RUTH SHHSRK PAUL HUTCHINS left Monday for Mason City to board a plane for Chicago, where he boarded a Jet for New York City. He had come by plane to LaCrosse last week on business and spent a couple of days In Algona, where he visited his father, Harold Hutchins, and his brother Gene and family. BAPTIZED AT St. Cecelia's last Sunday were Donald Gordon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kramer; Kathleen Lucille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen McCallj Daniel Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burns; and Doris Adeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker. SIRI NORTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Norton, whose marriage to John Hartsfield will take place next month at Conway, Ark., will be honored at a brunch and shower at the Country Club next Tuesday. Hostesses are Mrs. Craig Smith, Mrs. Donald Ferris, Mrs. William F. Steele, Mrs. Don Hemmingsen and Mrs. Leighton Mlsbach. MRS. JEANNE LIGHTER has accepted a teaching contract from the Estherville school board. She and her daughter, Ann Renee, have taken an apartment there, where they will stay during the week. They plan to spend their weekends in Algona, where Mrs. Lighter maintains her home. She will be teaching 9th grade and high school art classes and Ann Renee will enter 8th grade at Roosevelt junior high school. Mrs. Lighter recently received her master's degree from Drake University. DAVID HAGGART and son Mark spent several days in Algona last week. Mark remained with his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Bourne,. while Mr. Haggart visited Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Hayes. Mrs. Haggart, the former Barbara Bourne, entertained a group of friends from Omaha at the Bourne summer home on West Okoboji. Mrs. Bourne took Mr. Haggart and Mark to the lake Sunday evening and is remaining there. The Haggarts returned to their home in Omaha Monday. MR. AND MRS. Allen Kleinpaste, Albert Lea, Minn., were Sunday dinner guests at the Paul Puffer home. MR. AND MRS.CharlesHinken and Marcia, Mary and Janet, left Tuesday morning to go to Washington, D. C. where they will visit her sister and husband, Major and Mrs. P. J. Mulligan, who have recently returned to the States after two years in Crete. While there, the Mulli- gans toured the continent extensively. The Hinken family expect to be gone for about ten days and will visit points of interest enroute to Washington and on their return trip. They took Mr. Hlnken's mother to Cedar Rapids, where she will visit. MR. AND MRS. Arnold Hill and three sons will move to Bode August 16. Mr. Hill will assume duties there as principal of Twin Rivers high school and will teach one class In world geography. TOM ELLEFSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellefson, had a run of bad luck last weekend. Saturday, he broke a toe at the swimming pool. Sunday, on a fishing trip to a lake, lie fell and chipped a tooth. Later Sunday, he fell from a Honda and received a pavement burn on the leg. Monday, he was limping but able to be out and around. MARY MILLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Miller, last week completed a summer session at Drake University and is vacationing here with her parents before resuming classes at Drake this fall. The • family visited a brother of Mr. Miller, Myron Miller, at Minnesota Lake last weekend and also visited an aunt of Mr. Miller, Emma Miller, near Mankato. Guest of Mary this week is her roommate at Drake, Phillis Walte of Council Bluffs, a junior at the university. LINDA PARSONS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Parsons, returned Saturday after spending several days In the Twin Cities as a guest of Kathy Steele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Steele, who Is employed as a secretary at International Airport. Kathy accompanied Linda on the return trip. MR. AND MR& Howard Scribner of Sacramento, Cal. arrived Sunday and are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schimmel. The couple plans to move back to Iowa, but their plans are imcomplete. . He is a llnotypist and hopes to locate In one of the larger cities In the state. ACCORDING TO Jim Kolp, parks chairman, poles have arrived and work In installing a new lighting system at the old Athletic Park is expected to be completed by August 15. Weather permitting, it Is hoped that there will be some night baseball at the park before the close of the summer. ALICE CONDON flew to California July 21 to vacation with three sisters in the Pasadena- San Gabriel area. She hopes to see friends in Long Beach and Santa Barbara before returning to Algona. MARY MISBACH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leighton Misbach, will have completed her summer session at the University of Iowa at Iowa City August 4 and will be returning to Algona to vacation with her parents. DR. AND MRS. F. C. Scanlon recently spent a weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. Luke Llnnan and are spending this week at the Linnan summer home on Lac Coeur d'Oreilles. .Wise. They expect }o visit their children before returning to Call* fornla, THE BIRTHDAYS of Mr*. Rot* coe Mawdsley and Mrs. Florence Beardsley were observed recently when they were honored at a luncheon at the Luke Llnnan residence. Assisting hostess was Mrs. Rhoda Bonar. There are ten in the birthday club, which so honors its members* «SOU NORTON was honoree at a brunch at the Dean. Parrott residence last Wednesday* Assisting hostess was Mrs. Geo. Harris. JUDGE AND MRS. G. W. Stillman will leave tomorrow (Fri.) to go to LaCrosse, Wise, where they will visit their daughter Marcia and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jones. They will remain over the weekend. MR. AND MRS. Thomas R. Vipond, Julie and Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Tim L. Vipond and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Hansen went to Minneota, Minn. Sat. for the marriage of Mary Margaret McMlllin and Thomas J. Keefe. Mrs. Keefe is a former Algonan, son of the former Robert Keefe and Mrs. Ray Sharp of Trenton, Mo. Mr. Keefe Is a captain in the U. S. Navy and the couple are flying to France to make their home for eight months. . Cresco Boys 4-H ' Cresco Boys 4-H met July 12 at the Cresco Hall with vice- president David Sabin presiding. Demonstration teams were selected: junior team is Steve Roch- leau and Craig Roethler; senior team is Larry Rochleau and David Roethler. A talk was given by Steve Rochleau. Hosts were Jerry, Leslie and Jane Simpson, DIAMOND'S CRAZ-E DAZE OH BOY I WHAT FUN I We Got To Be Out Of Our Cotton-Pickin SKULLS To Put Out Such BargainsV ' MEN'S or BOYS' Long or Short Short Sleeve, SPORT SHIRTS i Values to $3.95 MEN'S or BOYS' SLACKS Wash & Wear, Too! $2.35 Values M AJ to $4.95 )/.74 BOYS' SLIMS Values or HUSKIES to $3.95 MEN'S 28-44 Values SIZES ICE CHEST 30 Qt. Size Regular $1.79 Each BOYS' & MEN'S WINTER SPECIAL Boys Sizes 4 to 12 ZIP-OFF HOODS '6.86 $1 holds a Lay-Away PARKAS Men's Regular $12,95 Sizes 38-46 '9.80 $1 holds a Lay-Away ALL WINTER COATS at 10% Off Friday & Saturday only - $1 holds Layaway SWEETEST AD IN PAPER ... BRING AD TO DIAMOND'S FOR FREE GIFT

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