THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT week in the Christian religion. We commemorate the path that th'e Son of God trod to Calvary to die for the sins of us all. If we didn't know how it all came out, the story of the Crucifixion could not help but be one of darkest despair. But no matter how terrible the events of that week so long ago seem to us, we have the blessed assurance of Easter Sunday. Whether it rains or snows, if the suns shines, or not. nothing can detract from the glorious fact of the Resurrection and our hope for eternal life which belongs to every person who truly believesi ^ f f i THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN JESUS' time were fortunate. They had the chance to hear His words, to walk and talk with Him and to be healed in body and spirit by Him. Those nearest and dearest to Him, thought He was the Son of God; S9tne of them fervently believed He was. Yet, after the death, even his most faithful disciples were engulfed by the sense that it was all over. Thev didn't know that it was the beginning of hope instead of the end. Confirm 13, Whittemore; Family Dinners Follow IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL to live at the time Christ was on earth, but we have some advantages the early Christians did not have. We too cart walk with Him, even though we can t see Him in person. But when we come to the Cross, we know how it comes out. We don't have ,to go through the dark despair the early followers did. * * * ' • PALESTINE AT THE TIME OF Christ, was an advanced civilization. They had sewer systems, education was compulsory, .false teeth had been in use for 500 years, there was a form of taxi meter. they told time by water clocks, had a strict form of taxation and they loaned money out at 8 per cent interest. They had very little trouble with housing criminals. Offenders were what amounted to a fair trial before the Sanhedrin, but all sentences were severe. There were no prisons, no asylums and the usual sentence for those found guilty was death in one of four ways: stoning, burning, decapitation or strangulation. Sometimes they combined them and hung the offenders on a cross. Nobody was exactly sure what horrible crime Jesus had committed, but after everybody decided to "wash their hands" of him, he was sentenced to die on the cross. And two others, listed in the Scriptures as "thieves" were sentenced to die on either side of Him. EXECUTIONS WERE PUBLIC IN THOSE days. The one sentenced to die wasn't the only one who suffered, for I imagine that many of the families flf the condemned witnessed the killings, drawn both by a horrible fascination and the desparate hope that at the last their loved one would be pardoned. Scripture tells us that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was at the Cross and we can only imagine what torture she suffered even though she knew her Son w;as destined tq save, the world. Because the Bible tells us that Everything written, there is true and "many more things , I am wondering if the mother of one of the thieves could not also have been present. * * * THE MOTHER OF ONE OF THE THIEVES could have been a woman who had always had trouble with her boy. Maybe he was mischievous in his youth, prone to skipping school at the temple and probably keeping the change when she sent him to the merchant for a bottle of olive oil. Later he probably fell in with wild companions, but he probably still had winnings ways. Like most mothers, she might have thought he would grow out of his naughtiness and settle down when he was older. * * » . , ' THE MOTHER OF THE THIEF DESTINED to die next to Jesus, might have been one of the multitudes privileged to hear Him speak. She might have been there when He preached His strange philosophy of turning the other cheek and she might have heard her neighbors clucking over this Nazarene who sometimes preferred shady characters to the Publicans who held high offices. IT COULD BE THAT THE MOTHER OF the thief hadn't heard much from her boy for the past few years. Youngsters, boys especially, aren't too good at writing letters, unless they need some quick cash from home. Perhaps she had raised some quick cash by selling a few possessions a time or two, when her boy was in trouble. Or maybe the first word she had from him was when she found he was really in dutch with the authorities. If she was like most mothers, she rushed to his side immediately. CALVARY, JUST OUTSIDE OF JERUSALEM, was dark the day of the executions. An unseasonable storm seemed to have struck the area. The atmosphere outside was not half so dark as the feeling inside the loved ones of the men to die there. As if the disgrace of being condemned, the pain of the nails, th,e slowness of the death and the inhuman torture of the soldiers werent enough, the crowds had to hurl insults at them! The mother of the thief must have thought, "Why can't he die quickly and leave me to my sorrow?" * * * ONE OF THE THIEVES, SCRIPTURE tells us, joined the crowd in jeering at Our Lord. "King of the Jews! Well, then save yourself!" The other, struck by a blind, overwhelming faith said, "Put in a good word for me to your Father." Jesus, who was at this point still man and God, out of His amazing compassion said, This day you shall be with me in paradise." ^ IF THE MOTHER OF THE THIEF WAS THERE, and I like to think that she was, these words must have been transforming. If her boy, a thief, was acceptable in the eyes if this man who more and more proved he was the Son of God, could gam salvation simply because he belived, surely there was hope for her, too and for any of her neighbors! The Bible doesn't tell us, but she could have been one of those to whom He appeared in the days before the Ascension. We do know, that the thief who hung on a cross on the side of Jesus is, according to the Bible one of the very few people absolutely ossurred of gaining heaven. ^ t A MOTHER'S FAITH IS AS OLD AS time. A mother can always see some good in her child, no matter how hidden it is from the rest of the world. It is pure speculation on my part, but I would venture to guess that the thief who at the last moments of his life gained salvation by his simple statement of confession, also saved others One of them could have been his mother, I do know that it would not be the only time a parent has been led to eternal truths by one of his offspring. t , « THERE WAS A REAL NICE LETTER this week from Mrs Ralph Stoll of Lu Verne. It grew out of the trip the Farm Bureau women took to Des Moines to visit the legislature Mrs Stoll told a few of the women on the bus she had a very good angel food cake recipe The gals weren't equipped to take it down right then so Mrs Stoll oromised she'd send it to Grace and they could copy it. She says, R I am one of those boarding the bus at St. Joe, so they will remember us even though we didn't all get formally introduced." The recipe is for Supreme Angel Food: IVfe cups egg whites at room temperature •1 cup cake flour 1V4 tsp. cream tartar 1/3 tsp. salt 1% tsp. vanilla % tsp. almond flavoring 1 cup granulated sugar Whittemore — Thirteen at St. Paul's Lutheran church were confirmed by the Rev. D. E. Weiss In the Sunday morning services, March 15. Members of the class were Ann Baas, Floyd Baas, Henry Ewoldt, Victor Frost, Paul Maahs, Joyce Grimes, Joan Lentz, Mary Lentz, Thomas Meyer, Luan Meyer, Craig Schmeling, Carol Ostwald and Terry Zimmermann. Confirmation dinners were held by their respective parents: Mr and Mrs Lawrence Meyer, whose guests were Mrs Ernest Bernau and daughter Ann of Fountain, Minn; Mrs Anna Dau, Mr and Mrs Hugo Meyer and Mr and Mrs Edwin Greinert and family. Afternoon callers were Mr and M'rs George Meyer and evening callers were Mr and Mrs Erwin Bruhn of Cylinder. Mr and Mrs Lester Baas had as guests Mrs Anna Baas and daughter Elda, Mr and Mrs William Roeber, Mr and Mrs Wilbur Roeber and family, Mr and Mrs Maynard Roeber > and family, Mr and Mrs Melvin Roeber and son David, Emma .and August Roeber and Mr and Mrs George Baas and family of Whittemore, Mr and Mrs John, Kettleson and Mr and Mrs William Paetz and daughter of Algona. ' At the home of Mr and Mrs Leonard r Meyer in Rodman, la., Sunday, were Mrs Ruth Schultz, Mr and Mrs Norman Schultz and family, -Mr and Mrs Henry Lauck Sr. and family and Mr .and Mrs Norman Schultz and family. In honor of Paul's confirmation a-t the George Maahs home were Mr and Mrs Ronnie Pettit and daughter of Cylinder. Friday evening dinner guests were Mr and Mrs Merlyn Dietrich and family of .Havelock, Mr and Mrs Milford Gade and family ,of West Bend and Mr and Mrs Edwin Greinert and family of Whittemore. Mrs Myrtle Frost entertained in honor of her son Victor, Mr and Mrs Clyde Duyhus and family and Mrs O. S. E. Ihle of Emmetsburg, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Thompson and Joy Thompson of Fenton, Mr and Mrs Donald Heridt and Miss Louise Charlson of Algona, Mr and Mrs Conrad Satern and family of Greenville, Mr and Mrs Hyron Gilbert and family of Milford, Miss Goodwyn Meldvedt of Cylinder and Mr and Mrs Alfred Bell and son Paul of Whittemore. Mr and Mrs Ralph Walker entertained at dinner Carol Ostwald, sister 'of Mrs Walker, Mr and Mrs William Ostwald and daughters, Mr and Mrs George Meyer, Mr and Mrs Elmer Ostwald, Mr' and Mrs Louis H. Wehrspann and son Rarlan, Walter L. Meyer, Mr and Mrs Hanry Seely, Keith Seely and Dale Bell of Whittemore and -Mr and Mrs Erwin Bruhn of Cylinder. Mr and Mrs Martin Zimmermann's guests were Mr and Mrs Peter Hansen and Mr and Mrs Chester Fitch of Algona, Mr and Mrs Andrew ' Miller .of . Fairfax, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs Willard Menz and family of Fenton. Immediate families of Mrs Anna Wehrspann gathered at -her home- Tuesday evening to celebrate her birthday. Those present were Mr and Mrs Walter Vaudt, Mr and Mrs Lorenz, Gade and family, Mr and Mrs Louis Wehrspann and Mr and Mrs Harold Wehrs- pann and family. Wednesday afternoon the women of her neighborhood called on Grandma Wehrspann to congratulate her. Sunday evening guests at the home of Mr and Mrs James Schultz were Mr and Mrs Erwin Schmeling and son of Cylinder, Mr and Mrs Herbert Potratz and son Dean, Mr and Mrs Ernie Meyer and son Eldon Ray, Kenneth Mergen, Janice Schultz and Mr and Mrs Delber,t Wichtendahl and family. The occasion was the birthday of Mr Schultz. Mr and Mrs William Meyer Sr. and Mrs Herman Behnke were Thursday dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Henry Lauck Sr. Evening callers were Mr and Mrs Henry Lauck Jr. and family, Mr and Mrs Walter Struecker, Mr and Mrs Erwin Struecker and Mr' and Mrs 'William Meyer Jr. and family of Whittemore and Mr and Mrs Dale Mains and family of Algona on the birthday of Mr Lauck Sr. Emil Schmeling, father of Harry Schmeling, superintendent of the Whittemore Municipal light plant was taken to St. Ann Wednesday suffering from old age and other complications. Peter Mueller underwent surgery in the Mercy hospital' in Fort Dodge Thursday. A number of relatives and neighbors helped Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary Friday evening, March 6. ' Those present were Mr and Mrs Harold Voigt, Rosella Voig'; and Mr and Mrs Gerald Ollor.i of Algona, Mr and Mrs Milton Espe and sons, Mr and Mrs Raymond Voigt and family, Mr and Mrs Archie Voigt, .;Mr and Mrs Joe Nordseth and Dr. and Mrs J. S. Devinc. Five Hundred was played. > Raymond Voigt and Mrs Nordseth, high) Brian Espe and Mrs Archie Voigt, low. A lunch was served at the close of the evening. Mr and Mrs Charlie Schultz vacated the apartments over the Kuhn Cafe Sunday and moved to their home recently purchased from Lewis Dogotch, Mr and Mrs Dogotch and family moved to the Francis Lonergan home a week ago. Mr and Mrs Paul Ludwig announced the enagegement and approaching marriage of their daughter ' Bonita of Whittemore and Raymond Metzen of Algona. The wedding will be in June. Mrs Theodore ETbert returned last week from University hospital in Iowa City, where she has been a patient for several weeks, Mrs Clarence Bergeson entered the St. Ann hospital in Algona Sunday for observation. • LuVerne By Mrs. Fern Bigings Bride-To-Be Of Duane Mogler The engagement and approaching marriage- of Roxie Schaffer, pictured above, daughter of Mrs John Farrington, Sheffield, and the late Henry Schaffer, to Duane Mogler, son of Mr and Mrs Sam Mogler, Whittemore, has been announced". The wedding has tentatively been set for June 7 at the Methodist church at Algona. (UDM Engraving) Elevator Plans $13,000 Dividend At Whittemore A large 'crowd attended the meeting of the Whittemore Coop. Elevator. Monday evening, March 16, in Presentation Academy hall. After discussion of the general report, some general statistics were reviewed in regard to volume handled in Die different commodities. The advisability of building additional storage was discussed, but no final decision was made The Birthday Bridge club were guests Friday evening of Mrs Diiane Neal. In two tables of play, high, Mrs Hugh Shirk. No birthdays were observed. • Mr and Mrs Guy Giddings at- .tendqd a pot-luck supper in the S. E. Straley home in Fenton, Thursday evening' for Kossuth County Rural Letter Carriers. Mr and Mrs Guy Gidding were guests of the Humboldt Rural Letter Carriers at the Joe Sinn- well'home at St. Joe. An evening of cards followed. Guy Giddings is a rural letter carrier put of LuVerne. Mr and Mrs Herman Schulz were Sunday visitors in Hayfield, Minn., with their daughter, Jean, the Earl Gronbach fafnily. The Loyd Larson family were guests Palm Sunday in the home of his mother, Mrs Emma Larson in Humboldt. They went for the confirmation and dinner of Warren Larson, grandson and nephew of ,the Larsons. Nancy McGuire, seven months old daughter of .Mr and Mrs Luke McGuire of Burt, visited the past Smget3Ume,t e cake flour and powdered sugar, Set aside Into a mixer bowl, combine the egg whites cream tarter, salt and flavoring. Beat until quite foamy and add the granulated suear a li Ule at a time. Keep beating, (the speed on her mixer is 8 1fut they vary) until. stiff but not dry. Turn back the mixer to number 1 and fod the flour- and powdered sugar mixture in small amounts untU the batter looks shiny and smooth. Then turn into a Tree ungreased tube pan and bake at 375 degrees for 35 mm. Remove f?om own and invert until cold Remove cake as usual by round ton-of-stove r electric stove Burner i ne : w e - roaster mThfch rve &*a ta n Uw5ter 4 ^ss P % full of hot water. I cut a few swipes through the batter with a spatula, then nlaee ,oasteV lid on and bake this way 1 hour. I put a couple spots of cake batter on the outside of roaster and when these are brown vou can ffgure your cake is brown too. When done, remove lad and tip side to remove water left in glass and invert pan until cake is c ° o1 -" _ -GRACE. _ — Eieht year old Tommy Budde while he was helping an older of Belevw narrowly escaped brother feed the cattle on their dLth when he was attacked and farm. Tommy suffered several frampl^d by an enraged bull broken ribs and many bruises. THOUSANDS CHOOSE CAPP-HOMES for quality, reputation, price and financing IwMornlna Slar J4'x48' with i'x24' L insj VQIIIVMHM'i »»* *»TW •Ml 22'x32' dovble garag* KM* *3489 c*H«m-B»UI 0. your lot and foundation by a«r vnlon FtaGHT fA» An we ind style liom< you want Most liberal ten* finance plans in Ameiica. Low monthly MMneMs at staple InUfest Financing can in- SuJS phmibmt healins and kitchen cabinets. SAVS THOUSANDS OF DOUAR5I 100't OF PLANS OR USE YOURS HNANONO FOR IVERYONEI MM* «r caff fer y<*» l« <* <w MM"""* CAJV'HOMU, 4721 E. Ulh SI, Del*. DM Mctow 13. k>«<> Your representative is J. Sweet 1728 2nd Ave. So., Ft, Dodge, Phone 4-1273. week with her maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Ted Wegner. The parents were visfting in Miller, S. Dak. Born in a Palm Dale, Calif., hospital to Mr and Mrs Robert Sanford a seven 'pound, nine ounce son, Ricky Lee, Friday, March 20, 1959. He has two brothers and two sisters . Mrs Sarrford, former Verna Giddings is daughter of Mr and Mrs Guy Giddings of LuVerne. Robert is the son of Mrs Jessie Sanford. LuVerne. Mr and Mrs Ralph Baer, Kathy and Terry visited Saturday with her parents, the Leo Becker family at Humboldt. Mr and Mrs Jack ,Guy spent the weekend in Colfax with his uncle and aunt, the Melvin Guy and Joe Kriepps families. Mrs C. O. McClellan was hostess Friday afternoon to her 500 card club. Guests players were Mrs Ernest Meyer,- Mrs Anna Blumer and Mrs Henry Pergande. At play, high, Mrs Meyer and low, Mrs Herman Hinz. . Mr and Mrs John Bockes and daughter, Mrs Stanley Genrich visited in Waterloo Thursday with Mr and Mrs Cal Bezemer. Mrs Bezemer, the former Kathy Bockes is their daughter and sister. Richard Wegner and Walter Myer returned Friday from a two months vacation trip west and south. They visited Irene Wegner, daughter of Mr Wegner at Hermosa Beach, Calif. •"' • License To Wed The drought was ended. County Clerk Alma Pearson issued a wedding license to Darryl J. Reed and Judith Kay Thoreson; of Algona Wednesday morning, Mar. 18, thus ending one of the-longest dry spells in histtfry at the marital department of the ;lpcal courthouse. The last preceding permit was issued Feb. 25'r-'20 days before. .. . _-.. .. »^ (Hijurrly You've heard many people say, "Sure, I know I should go to church, but there are so many different churches I just don't know which one to join." So, they do nothing. Chad Walsh, a former college English professor who says, ''I grew up as an agnostic, perhaps I should say an atheist . . ," took the trouble to do something about it. As he says, "I went shopping." And he found his answer in the Episcopal Church. Within the pages of his very readable booklet, ^1 Chose the Episcopal Church," may be the answers to your questions. Perhaps the answers •re in the services of the Episcopal Church near you, or in the class of instruction that church may be holding. * In the last 25 years our membership has increased 43.9%, which means that many thousands of people have found in the Episcopal Church the answer to an inner cry for spiritual guidance and direction. You will be welcomed at the Episcopal Church near you. If the service is strange to you, a fellow-worshiper near will be happy to show you how to follow the service in the Prayer Book if you desire. There'll be a copy in the pew rack for. you. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WELCOMES YOU ST. THOMAS' CHURCH ALGONA Sunday — 11 a.m. Thursday — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 1959 Algona (la.) Upper DesMotnM-3 at the meeting. In the election of directors, Charles Rorman was re-elected. C. A. Denier and Leonard Pompo were elected for the other two directorships open this year. The Omaha Bank has okayed the company proposal to pay out dividends declared in the second half of 1!)54. The amount involves over $13,000.00 and payment, will take place as soon as the checks can be made out. A drawing wns held for door prizes for those attending and these names were drawn: First prize ?!>. Mrs Leo Kollasch and Theo. Ostwald; second prize $4. Mrs Ralph Walker and C. W. 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