The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 9, 1965 · Page 17
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BETHLEHEM OF JUDEA was a very small town. Visitors there from the big city of Jerusalem could very well have remarked, as our urban friends do today, "nothing ever happens in a small town." But long ago an event occurred that changed the world for all time. And It happened in one of the less desirable housing units of a very small town. - o - THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM went about their business unaware that the long awaited Messiah was already in their midst. A handful of shepherds came in from hills with the unlikely story of some angels announcing the birth of a king. But then, sheep herding is a lonely job and during a long watch it's pretty easy to see things that aren't there. - o I DOUBT VERY MUCH IF Bethlehem had a newspaper nearly 2,000 years ago. Even if there had been one, perhaps the Birth would not have been noted in it. A rumor of a new king wouldn't set so well with the then current administration and small town newspapers have to stick pretty much to the proven facts. Legal notices are good bread-and -butter publishing. - o - IF THERE HAD BEEN A WEEKLY newspaper - the Bethlehem Bugle for example, the December issues of 1,965 years ago would make interesting reading. First issues would carry a decree reading something like this: "To the Citizens of the Roman Protectorate: You are hereby notified that each of you shall proceed within 30 days to the city of your lineage to register and be taxed in compliance with the law that was first established when Cyrenius was Governor of Syria. Failure to comply within the allotted time limit will incur the penalties of immediate property confiscation and arrest by the Emporer's soldiers (Signed) Caeser Augustus Emporer of all Rome. (Countersigned) His Majesty, King Herod. (Published Dec. 2, 9,16, 23, 30 in the Bethlehem Bugle)" - o BETHLEHEM WAS THE CITY of the descendants of David. There was a great deal of civic pride in this fact for the prophets of old had foretold that out of this family would come one who would save Israel. As the people returned to register and be taxed we can imagine that the residents of Bethlehem had many visiting relatives and much social activity - all to be noted in the Bethlehem Bugle. - o - THE AROUND BETHLEHEM column would be full of items such as this, "Mr. and Mrs. A. J. David are being visited by Mr. David's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. David of Nazareth. They have returned for the registry and are former Bethlehemites. Friends of the visitors have planned several parties in their honor." - o ADVERTISED FOR SALE in the Bethlehem Bugle might be, "Fresh Temple-killed Goat Meat - 3 Ibs. for 1 sheckle." And, "Get your new donkey during our special December promotion , 6i sheckejs down, 1 4^ e -P er montn -"^^^^sttrade^jn^value / ?fi£ybtir c <>id animal •T'Ali Abed - '.The wldesfTrSder In TownV! ! And^tlfe' might be" 1 ah announctemenrthtt^^ne^'shipiBeiit'of loin cloths, in the latest colors, had just arrived from Persia. - o THE EDITORIAL PAGE would undoubtedly contain a protest about the high rate of taxes. Those were trying times for the ordinary man and the high cost of living was being felt. "Shall it be swords or butter?" the editor might ask. "Seventeen million sheckels appropriated for the armament program I We realize that preparedness intimidates our potential enemies, but is it not also true that the funds already raised might be more economically spent instead of burdening the tax-payer with still further revenue bites ?" - o SOMEWHERE IN A DECEMBER issue of the Bethlehem Bugle, the local hostelry might take out a little ad reading, "Notice 1 Due to the influx of visitors and the quartering of the Emperor's soldiers, we regretfully announce that there is no room at The Inn." - o - THE STRANGE LIGHT IN THE sky over Judea during that December of long ago would probably be the subject for the headline story. People hadn't taken to orbiting the earth just yet, but the National Observatory at Jerusalem would undoubtedly be called in to comment and just why the star seemed to pause over such a non-strategic point as Bethlehem would be a controversial subject for the astrologists. - o KING HEROD MIGHT BE QUOTED AS seeking the object of the star so that he, too might worship as the visiting dignitaries from the east said they were going to do last week. In the coffee houses where the men gathered and at the wells where the women went to get the wash water, there would probably be much speculation on just how advanced was their own government's anti-missile program. - o IN A LITTLE STABLE BACK of the inn, a man from Nazareth would be watching over his sweet young bride. He'd be worried because her time was near and this stable where the animals lay sleeping was the only place he could find to shelter them from the cold, - o THE BABE WAS BORN 1 He was born to be a King but only a few people besides His mother knew His province was not to be confined to earthly boundries, - o - THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM went about their business. They were too human, too filled with this world's trivia, even as we are today, to realize that God had become incarnate in their midst, - o THE EDITOR OF THE Bethlehem Bugle, if there had been such a paper, might have closed the office a little disgruntled because there didn't seem to be much to write about this week. He'd be unaware that he had just missed the second greatest news story of aU time. The supreme story in the history of the world was to occur about thirty years later, It has to do with an empty tomb, »• o «• BIRTHDAYS DURING PEC. 5 through U include Wanda Watkins, Fred Shilts, Emity Ott, Luella Wolf, Charles Kuester, Lavon Goodman, Linda Sherman, Laura Hintz, Richard Ringsdorf, Carolyn Snustad, Mary Ann Cole, Bill Dewel, Cheryl McCJure, Mickey Anderson, Macy Meyer, Cliff Skogstrom, Yerle Elmore, Peggy Zender* Esther Helberg, Gerrojd Goodman, Peg Fowler and Dr. Louis Snyder. Mr, and Mrs. Ken Parrisb, Mr, and Mrs. Puane Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Peirce and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stanton have wedding anniversaries. - o THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS for Joan Diamonds' Yummy Mints. 11/2 cups sugar 2 tbsp. light corn syrup 1/2 cup water 1 egg white, stiffly beaten few drops flavoring (wintergreen, peppermint or lemon) food coloring is desired. Combine sugar, syrup and water in pan. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves, then cook until soft ball stage, 236 degrees. Slowly pour syrup over beaten egg white, beating until mixture holds shape when dropped from spoon. Drop from spoon on waxed paper. Allow to set. Store in tight container. Flavor improves with storage. GRACE "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" Is brought back by popular demand Sunday at the Algona Theatre. Debbie Reynolds expresses delight til the irrdding rinf ftii-en her by llarve I'resnell in this seenefrtun Metro-Golduyn -Mayer'* "The Unsinkable Molly Hroirn," screen version in I'anafision and color of the stnaxli Itroadiray stage hit. Kil Itegley, Jack Krnschcn and llermione Itaddeley also star in the song-and- dance filled story of America's most famous Cinderella. Price Support Loan Interest Rate Is Raised The boost in the rate of interest payable on certificates of interest issued to banks and other private lending institutions partici- pating in the financing of 1965- crop price-support loans is intended to make such continued participation possible, the U. S. Department of Agriculture has announced. The rate was increased from 4.1 to 4.25 percent per annum, effective Nov. 16. . This increase brings the interest rate payable on certificates more nearly in line with interest THURS. Thru SAT, DECEMBER 9-11 ALGONA The avenger who scourged all El Dorado! JffrtEtlHTll Unil KEMEIT DIANA LORYS Screenplay by JAMES O'HANLON [ • PLUS •' MEA8TIUIK!QLOR*Dittrikit6dk]WliRIIERBRI)S.I BRITAIN'S SWINGINCST FIVE IN THE YEAR'S BIG DRAMATIC SURPRISE/ oaveciauK SATURDAY MAT. ONLY AT 1:30 GREATEST ODYSSEY OF THE AGES! COLUMBIA PICTURES j>m«nt> A CHARLES H.SCHNEER production EASTMAN COLOR PLUS 6 COLOR CARTOONS SUNDAY thru WEDNESDAY BROUGHT BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND I rjhejoy-f story of merica's own get-up-and-go gaLall the way from ragamuffin to riches! IN GOJ^OR: rates generally which have prevailed for some time in the money market. The increase is not retroactive. Lending Institutions which have invested funds in 1%5-crop price-support loans earned interest on their investments at 4.1 percent per annum from the date of investment through Nov. 15, 1965, and 4.25 percent thereafter. Reprints of the Federal Register notice on certificates of interest for grain and related commodities will be distributed to financing institutions by the ASCS county office. Sell 18 New Vehicles Here Eighteen new vehicles were registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt here last week. Owners are: Chevrolet - Raymond or Bernice Beamish, Algona, pickup; R. C. Cosgrove, Titonka; H. F. Schiltz, Swea City; Robert Spear, Titonka; A. J. Berte, Irvington; Thurtdoy, D«e«mb«r 9, 1965 Algona (10.) Uppftr D«t MefnM-5 Bennie or Ella Eden, Wesley. Ford - C. S. or Phyllis van Berkum, Swea City; Mildred A, Ullman, Titonka; M. D. or Irene Kramer, Algona. Doflge - Clyde and Sherry Lloyd, Algona, pickup; John Hjelmeland, LuVerne. Pontiac - A. A. Fangvnan, Bancroft. Olds - A. E.orMarilynGrimm, Algona. Falcon - E. J. Steenhard, Lakota. Mercury - E. J. Hlbbs, Algona. Plymouth - M. W. Prothman, Algona. Rambler - L. H. Schmidt, Lone Rock. Bulck - Raymond or Violet Sorensen, Ledyard. Board Proceedings BOARD PROCEEDINGS THIRTY-FIRST DAY NOVEMBER 23, 1965 SPECIAL NOVEMBER SESSION The Board of Supervisors met pursuant to adjournment. Those present were A. M. Kollasch, Chairman, and Garry McDonald, Lawrence Newbrough, Charles Plathe and John Rode. Absent: none. Motion by Newbrough and seconded by Rode that protest of the 20% increase of Buildings on rural property be filed with the State Tax Commission by the Board of Supervisors, Board of Review, Assessor, County Auditor, and County Attorney and that a hearing be requested. Ayes : all. Nays : none. Motion carried. Motion by McDonald and seconded by Newbrough that resignation of Phillip D. Pfeffer as 2nd Janitor be accepted effective Nov. 29. Ayes : all. Nays : none. Motion carried. On motion adjournment was taken until Dec. 1, 1965. A. M. Kollasch, Chairman, Bd. of Supervisors ATTEST: Marc Moore, County Auditor TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY "Sex and the Single Girl" 7:15 only. "The Third Day", 9:05 only. THURSDAY thru SATURDAY "Murieta," 7:15 only. "Having A Wild Weekend," 9:05 only. FRIDAY Midnite Show, "Viva Las Vegas" plus "Wonderful To Be Young, starting at 10:45. SATURDAY morning-Weiden- hoff's Recreation Club, everyone to a Free show at 10:00 a. m. SUNDAY - "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," 1:55-4:30-7:009:40. MONDAY thru WEDNESDAY "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," 7:00 and 9:35. .ALGONA FREE SHOW SAT., DEC. 11 AT 10:00 A.M. ONLY "FRANCIS IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE," PLUS 6 COLOR CARTOONS SPONSORED BY WEIDENHOFF RECREATION CLUB FRIDAY MIDNITE SHOW DEC. 11 STARTS AT 11:00 P.M. ALGONA DOUBLE FUN I MIDNITE SHOW TEENAGE ROCK'N RIOT SHOW! THArGO-GO'GUVANDMrBYE-BYE'BUINIHE r jm^ FUN CAPIIUOFIHE WORLD! ANN-MARGRET •• « j»CH CUMMINOS GEOWJE 9IONEV PRODUCTION Viva IPs vegas PANAVISION'S IV1JET.FIOCOIOR • PLUS • TWIN S-O-C-K SHOW! RCHMD COMING UP STRONG WITH A SONG!!!! l in TECHNICOLOR' tobeYounm CLIFF RICHARD MORLEY GRAY- SSHADOWS DOORS OPEN AT 10:30 P.M. - ALL SEATS $1.00 FROM TOM'S RADIO & TV BUY NOW WHILE THE SELECTION IS COMPLETE I FEATURING RCA CONSOLE STEREOS PORTABLE STEREOS PHONOGRAPHS TAPE RECORDERS TABLE RADIOS COLOR TVs BLACK & WHITE TVs PORTABLE TVs TRANSISTOR RADIOS STEREO-HI Fl RECORDS FULL LINE OF ACCESSORIES ONLY 15 SHOPPING DAYS 'TIL XMAS @ T H E MOST TRUSTED NAME IN ELECTRONICS TOM'S Radio & TV 215 E. State 295-3260 Algona

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