The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 11, 1965 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 11, 1965
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AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, November 7 through 13 up the subject of schools. Protebly I'm a little Sd but I loved school, even when I was a kid, and if I could vi soon go back to my grade school da^s. it miS>ven be mor, THEN: SUBJECTS Reading, language, Palmer Method penmanship, arithmetic spelling, geography and history, and no ' «"«nmeuc, the teacher with the pitch-pipe came in an. „. tirough 6th -cience and manual we had art when we did lette 1 training NOW: Communication skills, science, social studies, band, three*,'„ En ! Ush ' *"»*• art ' <* New Math Oust dprojecTs. arithmetic > «* i 01 * and gobs of homework THEN: TEAC ° HERS r-iS^f 6 l! Were a , bsolutel y ancient - a couple of them were rumored to be over 25 years old J All the ladies were single marriage was cause for dismissal. g NOW: Lots of the teachers are mere kids - some of them are only 25 years old I A great many of the ladies are married and some of them have young children. - o GRADES THEN: E - for excellent; VG - very good; G - good; F - fair- P poor; X in Red - below passing. (1 got a Red X once in arithmetic and I still bear the scar of my psyche.) NOW: (At least at my last experience with elementary grading) Plus for above average; check for satisfactory; minus for needs more work. - o - NOURISHMENT THEN: We went home to noon "dinner" or on. stormy days or special occasions, got to take our lunch in a sack or a syrup pail - jelly or minced ham sandwiches, a pickle and a hard-boiled egg, an apple, orange or banana and for a real treat, you got to stop at the grocery and buy a nickle's worth of bulk cookies. Up to 6th grade there was milk and graham crackers at 10 a. m. and because I was so skinny I had to go down and eat with the little kids even when I was in 7th grade I NOW: A hot, well-prepared lunch, tastier and lower priced than what the kids would get if they went home. (And still the kids plead, once in a while to take a sack lunch I « - o- CRIME" THEN: Chewing gum, whispering, out of step in line, talking about things outside the schoolroom, messing with the inkwells, failure to raise hand before speaking, leaving the room too often (1 finger for a drink of water; 2 fingers for the bathroom) fighting on the playground, being absent or tardy. (You went to school back then even if you did give the rest of the class your cold, Measles, etc.) NOW: Chewing gum (unless you have enough to share with the whole room) failure to speak up at Show and Tell time, trying to get too many turns at passing out the rulers, crayons, etc., inconir plete, homework, shoving, fighting on the playground. If you have the sniffles you are supposed to stay home. - o - PUNISHMENT THEN: Standing in the hall, remaining after school, writing "I Will Behave," 500 times, a trip to the Professor's office where it was rumored there were all sorts of dire devices such as big black straps and electric spanking machines, wearing signs on your back and, what happened to me once, - taping the mouth shut for talking too much, If your folks heard about any serious trouble at school, you got double punishment when you got home. NOW: The monitor puts you on report, the teacher gives you a dirty look, you get sent to the principal's office, your parents get a note or a call to come in for conference. One of my present- day elementary school friends startled me the other day by saying capital punishment is legal in Florida schools. Found out he meant corporal punishment and "some kid gets a good beating every day 1" - o DURING THE WEEK OF NOV. 7 to 13, besides being National Education Week, lots of people have birthdays. They include SHOP in your HOME COMMUNITY Fenton Business & Professional Directory FRIENDLY FENTON INVITES YOU FENTON PRODUCE— Lloyd Sunde Golden Sun Feeds GERALD VOIGT INSURANCE Ftnton, IPWO HANTELMAN BUILDING SERVICE For Building . Remedying PHONE 135 er 17 Ftnton, Iswe Dr. E. W. Ruske DENTIST Offict Phent 79 Rtfidtnct 25 Ftnton, Iowa FENTON DRUG R.C.A. DM!«r T-V Seitf * Strvict Phent 13 or 136 LLOYD M, BERKLAND Uctnttd R«ol !*«»* Br9kfr ond Farm end Avttion Strvict Jim and Jeff Rich, Jacque Taylor, Siri Norton, Stephen Schutter, Susan Moulton, Janet Furst, Jim Geelan, Steven Schneider, Dorothy Colwell, Wilma Cooksey, Beverly Mawdsley, Mabel Lane, Pat Dooly, Dr. J. B. Harris, Dutch Honsbruch, Joan Robinson, Mary Gotten, Jeff Gtlmnre, Dariene Scuffham, BUI Morck, Jerry Leaneagh, Tim O'Brien, RichardTuttle,GraceChrischilles, JoanChrischilles, Anne Schtrtter, Catherine Harris, Craig Knedler, Tom Kolp, Henry Engstrom, Harriet Benschoter and Hollis Benschoter, Mr. and Mrs, Earl Lierley, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Muckey, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Teeter, and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Troutman, Jr. have wedding anniversaries. - o - THIS WEEK'S RECIPE FOR Sweet Potato - Apple Casserole is a good one to keep in mind with Thanksgiving coming up. 2, 1 lb. cans sweet potatoes 1, 8 1/2 oz. can pineapple tidbits 1, 1 lb. 4 oz. can pie-sliced apples 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 tbsp. grated lemon rind Drain the sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Drain the pineapple and save the juice. Layer potatoes, pineapple and the pie-sliced apples in a lightly greased 2 1/2 quart casserole ending with a layer of potatoes. Sprinkle top with brown sugar and lemon rind. J>our the reserved pineapple juice over all. Bake uncovered 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Serves 6. GRACE Harr-Thul Nuptial Vows At St. Cecelia's, Oct. 23 Sheryl Harr, daughter of Mrs. Maurine Harr and the late Mr. Fred Harr, Wesley, and Richard John Thul, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thul, Bode, were mar- Mitied Octv 23 ;at10;00 a. m. in St. Cecelia's church. Father James Bruch officiated in the double ring ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Marleen Harr of Wesley, as maid of honor. Bestman was John King. Ushers were Martin Becker, and Harlan Leininger, Gilmore City. A reception was held at the VFW Hall in Algona following the ceremony. Mavis Nygaard and Linda Detmering, Cedar Falls, had the guest book. Mrs. Milford Plathe, Bode, godmother of the groom, cut the cake. Waitresses were sisters of the groom:,.. ^.Mrs. „ Ray Forsythe, F|'. Do$ge,' and Mrs. Lannie Miller, West Bend. Connie Llckteig, Jane Becker, Marlene Reising, all of Wesley, and Barbara Thilges, Bode opened the gifts. The bride graduated from Corwith-Wesley high school and is now employed as clerk in the Selective Service Office in Algona. He graduated from Garrigan and is employed by Reding's Gravel and Excavating Co. (Photo by Poundstone Studio) Seneca Group Makes Plans For Christmas SENECA - Mrs. Wayne Nyman was hostess to the Seneca Modern Mixer's Club at her home Tuesday. Mrs. Everett Witham exhibited a Christmas decoration made from a large plastic ball. The group voted to send two members to the homemakers extension lesson which was given at the Extension meeting room at Algona Nov. 8, Honored birthday members included Mrs. Wayne Nyman, Mrs. Joe Madden and Mrs. Henry Looft. Entertainment was provided by the hostess after which refreshments were served, The December meeting will be held at the home of Mrs, Wayne Ohnemus. Members are to bring old Christmas tree ornaments and a gift for the exchange, - o Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilberg are parents of a 7 lb., 6 oz, girl, born Nov. 2 at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, She was named Lori Hope, The Wilbergs now have a family of four daughters. Grandparents are the Virgil Finnestads of rural penton and Martin Wilberg of Fenton. Sunday visitors at the Jerry Wilbergs included Mrs, Virgil Finnestad and Martin Wilberg, both of Fenton, and Mr, andMrs, Bill Helgen and sons of Rochester t Minn, Mrs, Helgen is the former Lois Wilberg, The first se.ssion of the Bethel Bible study series began Us congregational phase at Blakjer Lutheran church Nov. 2, with Rev. Harley Schmitt of Esther* ville giving an introductory lecture, Kenneth Halverson, who will be teaching this first session, distributed the first of the materials to be used in the study. Those enrolled in'clude Mr. and Mrs, Raymond Bergum, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, Mr. and Mrs. Amey Cherland and Phyllis, Mr. and Mrs. John Johannesen, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Oftedahl, Mr. and Mrs. Henr Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Krause and Cheryl, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilberg, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jensen and Jill, Mrs. Melvln Bratrud, Mrs. Edna Johannesen, Otto Wilberg, Esther Jensen and Martin Wilberg. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft and Mr. and Mrs. David Looft, Brian and Scott, were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Bertha Pommer, Algona. Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. Gerrltt DeWaard of rural Wesley. The occasion was in observance of Mrs. Henry Looft's birthday. Mrs. Carrie Jensen, who has been living at the Balmer Nursing Home at Estherville for the past several months, has been visiting her son and family, the Calvin Jensens at Armstrong and then will go to Bancroft where she will spend some time at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leo Delperdang. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hill and children of Webster City visited over the weekend with Mrs. Hill's parents, the Olaf Oftedahls. Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Petersen of Estherville have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Connie Kae, to John Hattie, son of the Larmen Hattles of Ringsted. The ceremony will be performed Dec. 4 at the Estherville Lutheran church. Fuirville Aid Organization, Election Held FENTON - The St. Luke's Ladies Aid society of Fairville met last week with Mrs. Martin Hantelman and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson as hostesses. Mrs. Eugene Wegener gave the topic lesson. During the business meeting Mrs. Lloyd Berkland, Mrs. Arnold Hantelman andMrs. Lyndon Kerber were chosen to be in charge of the All-Lutheran clothing appeal for world relief. The clothes must be turned in by Nov. 29. They also voted to increase the amount of Christmas gifts the Aid gives to a number of organizations. Personal contributions for "Frontier Nursing" and/or resident of Cherokee hospital are also urged. Election of officers was held with the following results: president, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson; vice president, Mrs. Eugene Wegener; secretary, Mrs. DelondVotteler; treasurer, Mrs. Lyndon Kerber; LWML treasurer, Mrs. Lloyd Bleckwenn; flower chairman, Mrs. Lucile Frink; membership committee, Mrs. Erwin Bruhn and Mrs. Martin Hantelman; kitchen committee, Mrs. Walter Pertl. Activity committee, Mrs. Wm. Bruhn, Mrs. Fred Frink and Mrs. Lloyd Berkland; Christmas committee for '66 - chairman, Mrs. Orville Wiener, Mrs. Richard Preston and Mrs. Arnold Hantelman. Delores Elmers gave a report on the meeting of the Home Finding Society Auxiliary held Oct. 19 in Fort Dodge. .A CLASSIFIED AD WILL. GET FAST RESULTS From the wonderful, world of elegance a\ North Central Public Service Go. Superb Styling in a MONOGRAM vented wall- type furnace • Cabinets available In either wood grained vinyl or two-tone Maple and Brown • Twin blowers send warm air circulating throughout your home faster and more efficiently than a single blower can • Permanent filter ... washable; provides clean, dust-free air » Twin cast iron burners assure perfect gas combustion . ..are guaranteed for the lifetime of th« furnace • Gives 65,000 BTU's in mild weather, 85,000 in cold weather • Limit switch prevents overheating » Install flush or recessed in the wall North Central Public Servica Co. "A Complete IP and Natural Gas Service." 295-2484 ALGONA BANCROFT I I ; By Mrs. Lawrence Bergman! Nov - 1 '< Algeria, (la.) Upper D«, Relatives and friends from here attended funeral services at Algona for Math Kapp, former Bancroft resident who died Saturday in Algona. He was married to Rose Sandt and farmed here for many years. Nick Sandt, living here, was a brother-in-law. Banns were published Sunday in St. John's Catholic church for Joseph Rolling and Deborah Wetzel. Mr. and Mrs. Don Degan and Coleen spent Friday at Iowa City and Des Moines on business. Nellie Lupin celebrated hfer 86th birthday when Mrs. Chas. Studer had friends Mrs. Rose Murphy, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ditsworth In her home Thursday. Mrs. Hattie Smith, Algona, entertained friends and relatives in her honor at Algona Friday, Mrs. C. J. Stauder and the honored guest, Bancroft, and Mrs. Leona Baker, Friday. Relatives from here who attended the shower honoring Virginia Gisch, daughter ~of Mr. and Mrs. John Gisch, Algona, were her grandmother, Mrs. F. X. Mescher, Mrs. Lena Wolf, Mrs. GlenMcCleish, Mrs. tfOS&s McCleish, Mrs. Dean Kittdtefid Ann, and Mrs. Richard SKscnft. TYPING PAPER, Office pfpt., Upper Des .Co., Algona. IJJJJJJJJJUJJMJJJJJJJJJJUJJUUJM. Modern liviny wins with Full House Power... It assures you betier living Electrically Your Systems Name Here Here.... people speak louder than money! That's the way it should be here, because this is the annual meeting of a cooperative. Every patron of the cooperative can and should be present. Each shareholder who attends has just one vote . . . whether he owns a single share or many. Everyone has an equal voice in the affairs of the business. But a voice they all have . . . and they make use of the privilege. Everybody has a chance to be heard. Any changes'in business policy are made at the meeting . . . any problems of management are openly discussed. There's a point to think about. A cooperative business is directly accountable to the people it serves. Because it is ... it is more sensitive to the people's needs . . . serves them and the community better. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode _ R. L. Matheson, Mgr. LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR .. Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schultz, Mgr, WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO R. W. Jurgens, Mgr, TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, Mgr, FARMERS ELEVATOR CO,, Swea City Larry Peters, Mgr, FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR Curtis lura, Mgr, IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR _ - E. F. Immerfall, Mgr. LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE — Lorenz Geitzenauer, Mgr, WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR .— Larry Twedt, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR RonaW Jurgens

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