The Sumner Gazette from Sumner, Iowa on November 24, 1966 · Page 1
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Sumner, Iowa
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Thursday, November 24, 1966
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\erchants give 'hristmas prizes DEPT.OF IIISTOr.Y .V 0 I I A SUMMER GAZETTE feglstration tickets for the stmas "Gift-6-Rama" draw, to be held on four Friday .. B hts during the pre-Christmas jeason will be available at Sum, ftfer Cbmmerclal Club stores I'Btarting Friday, Nov. 25. i The drawings a "gift" of the „ Sumner Commercial Club to B ! shoppers of the area, will total $925 in television sets, a radio and in trade certificates. There will be four drawings through the Christmas season with the first scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2 at 9:00 p.m. at the corner of First and Carpenter Streets. Tickets are to be deposited in a barrel provided for this purpose, located on the sidewalk in front of the Harms Insurance Agency. At the first drawing a total of $100 in "thank you bucks" will be awarded. The first prize will be $50 in "thank you bucks" and there will be five other prizes of $10 each in "thank you bucks". These "thank you bucks", given this name because they are, in effect, a thank you gift for shopping in Sumner, are actually cash trade certificates, redeemable in any Sumner Commercial Club store. The second drawing will be held on Friday night, December 9 at 9:00 p.m. at the corner of First and Carpenter Streets. Top prize will be a $75 FM-AM Radio and there will also be five other prizes of $10 each in "thank you bucks". At the third drawing on Friday night, Dec. 16, the top prize will be a 19" portable television set with a value of $150. The drawing will also be held at the corner of First and Carpenter Streets at 9 p.m. Besides the portable TV set there will also be five prizes of $10 each in "thank you bucks". The final drawing will be held Friday night, December 23 at 9 p.m. at the same location in downtown Sumner. This drawing will feature the big prize, the $500 color television set. This is a console model and features a rectangular picture tube. Registration blanks will be available at all Sumner Commercial Club stores starting on Friday, Nov. 25. The tickets should be filled in and deposited in the barrel. This can be done any time right up to the time of each weekly drawing. After each of the first three drawings the tickets will be removed from the barrel. However, these tickets will be saved and will be returned to the barrel to be added .to the other shoppers may deposit in the barrel during the week prior to the final drawing. Thus all tickets deposited in the barrel during the entire, four-week promotion, will be in the barrel for the final drawing on Friday night, Dec. 23. Shoppers are reminded that they must be present to be a winner at the Gift-O-Rama drawings. Only those 16 years of age or over are eligible to participate. It is suggested that you clip the full-page "Gift-O-Rama" advertisement from this issue (Nov. 24) and save it for reference Business places to note holiday Nearly all stores and public offices in Sumner will be closed on Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. There will be no service of any kind at the Sumner Post Office, according to Postmaster, E. F. Borcherdlng. Star routes will not be operating on Thursday. There will be no rural or city delivery and the lobby door will not be open. The First National Bank will not be open for business and the offices of Mayor Mattia Zurbriggen and City Clerk, Curt Blgelow in the city hall building will be closed. Also the state liquor store will be closed on Thursday, according to Manager, Don Schmidt. CHURCH SERVICES With the Thanksgiving Day observance set for Thursday, Nov. 24, a number of churches in the Sumner area are plan- nine special services on that day. Times and churches In which special services are being held are listed on the Church page, page 9 of this Issue. through the Christmas season. The advertisemnt in addition to giving complete Information on the big drawings also contains a calendar with the nights circled on which stores will be open. Sumner stores will be open 10 nights through the Christmas season for the convenience of shoppers. These night openings will include: Friday night, Dec. 2; Wednesday night, Dec. 7; Friday night, Doc. 9; Wednesday night, December 14; Friday night, Dec. 1G; and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, December 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Stores will remain open on these nights until 9:00 p.m. Santa Claus will make his annual Sumner Commercial Club sponsored visit to the community on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 24. Strict traffic law enforcement for Thanksgiving Chief Art Kitner of the Sumner Police department has predicted heavy traffic on through highways during the Thanksgiving weekend arid pledged the full cooperation of Sumner'o police department in keeping traffic flowing smoothly and in protecting responsible drivers from those whose careless ways of driving cause accidents involving others. "All drivers must accept their share of the responsibility", he continued, "and that responsibility starts Vang before the motorist slides behind the wheel of his car". Chief Kitner offered these tips for Thanksgiving trips: A pre- winter check-up and mechanic's inspection for your car. Winter driving demands the most from the vehicle and brings out the worst if the car is not in top shape. Think, also about the emergency equipment that should go into the trunk as well as the family belongings. While the weather has been unusually good the past few days, no one can accurately predict what will happen at this time of year in Iowa and it is necessary to be, at all times, completely prepared. Equipment should definitely include a dependable pack and lug wrench, sharp sand or metal traction mats, a shovel, booster cables, a tow chain or rope, a good set of reinforced tire chains- and a good dependable spare tire, and emergency lighting equipment, such as a lantern, warning reflectors or flares. Chief Kitner suggests can- celling the trip if the weather threatens. "The weather is the most unpredictable this time of year, of any season. You may not wind up the hero with your family, should you cancel the trip because of the threat of adverse weather, but you will end up safe and comfortable at home." STUDYING IN VIENNA Miss Diana Lynn Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Johnson of 211 Howard Street in Sumner, is participating in the Colorado Woman's College foreign study program for the 1986-1967 school term. Miss Johnson, accompanied by fifteen other young women, Is In Vienna, Austria. The biggest shopping bargain la shopping Sumner stores, with free parking, with quality merchandise. VOL. 85—NO. 47 SUMNER, BREMER COUNTY. IOWA. NOVEMBER 24, 19G6 DISPLAV THE FLAG THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 24 SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $4.00 d in k mish Two Sumner youths attain Eagle Scout rank Two Sumner Explorer Scouts, Allan Mabon, left center and Greg Wilson, right center, were presented Eagle Scout Awards at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor held Monday night at the Legion Hall. With the Scouts, left to right arc Dick Finch, District Executive of the Wakota District of the Wapsipinicon Area Council; Carl Rogahn, Explorer Advisor; Allan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Mabon; Greg's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Street decorations to go up Sunday. The Sumner Commercial Club board of directors is soliciting the aid of all merchants and employees in installing Christmas decorations in the business district on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27. Club President, Everett O'Brien urges all members and employees to volunteer itheir services starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. All of .those who can help are asked to be at the city hall at that time. Because the new decorations, purchased by the club two seasons ago are more numerous than the old, and are installed on side streets as well as on Main Street, a large group of volunteers Is needed. If enough turn out to help, the job can be accomplished In a relatively short time. It will require no more than a couple of hours, if enough help is available. If only a few show up, It will be a big task for them. This is a Commercial Club project in which every member can and should participate. Harry Wilson; James "Jay" Frlederlch, Boy Scout Troop 45 Committee Chairman; and Bob Duhrkopf, Troop 45 Scoutmaster. The Eagle program opened with advancing of the colors and Scout Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mike Snyder; Frlederich gave the welcome and Scoutmaster Duhrkopf introduced Scout Leaders and Scouters attending. Address of the evening was delivered by Finch. In Name f i n q] tu rkey ' > drawing winners The final drawing for free Thanksgiving turkeys, sponsored by the Sumner Commercial Club, drew the biggest crowd of the three pre-Thanksgiving drawings Friday night. A total of 21 turkeys went out, including the fifteen originally scheduled to be given away, plus four not claimd at the first drawing and two not claimed at the second drawing. Winners were: Mrs. Minnie Horsley, Jeff Duhrkopf, Mrs. Albert Rieck, Mrs. Jerry Gitch, Gerald Fox, Mrs. Ed Nacke, Anna Kadera, Karen Bruch, Mrs. Jim Gaede, Mrs. Bernard Gehrke, Jerry Waskow, Dalton Meyer, Wllbert Harmening, Julie Converse, Les Follow, Mrs. Charles Adoro, W. J. Hagedorn, Mrs. William Oberheu and Maurice Aubrey. Four others whose names were drawn but were not present to claim turkeys were Marlys Vaughn, Erhardt Haar, Jim Hoppenworth and Harvey Lantzky. charge of the Eagle program were Eagle Scouts Reid Rogahn, Dan Speth, Tom Walker, Mark Custer and Explorer Advisor, Carl Kogahn. The Eagle Charge was given by Sumner High Instrumental Music Director, James Burr, who had received the Eagle Award as a Scout. He had left the Legion hall when the above picture was taken. Scoutmaster Bob Duhrkopf presented the Eagle Award to each Scout and then the Scouts presented miniature pins, replicas of the award to their mothers. Scouts and parents then stood in a receiving line as all attending extended their congratulations. Refreshments were served at the close of the program. Mabon and Wilson qualified for the coveted Eagle Award through their Scouting Achievements. Wilson was a Patrol Leader and was elected to the Order of the Arrow? He also attended the 50th Anniv- ersary National Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in August 19G5, and participated in a wilderness trip to northern Canada this past summer. Mabon has held the offices of Assistant Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He had earned 24 Merit badges and Wilson has earned 21. Both Scouts have participated In the various Scout camping activities for the past several years. ervisors approve 1967 road program HELLO WORLD TISUE, Timothy Todd, born Nov. 4, 1966. Weight 7 Ibs., 5 1 /* 02. Parents are A/2n and Mrs. Bill Tisue pf Sioux City. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Brunscheon and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Tisuc. ANDERSON, Betty Jean, born Nov. 18, 1966, at the Sumner Community Memorial Hospital. Weight 7 Ibs., 12% oz. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson of Sumner. Supt, Rogers named FFA "Boy of the Week" Superintendent M. M. Eogers of the Sumner Community Schools has been given the distinct honor of being named "FFA Boy of the Month" by the Sumner FFA Chapter. Here Superintendent Rogers receives the Boy of the Month ' trophy from three represent- atives of the Sunnier FFA. Making the presentation Is Dennis Schnadt, Chairman of of the Leadership Committee and the other two members are, left to right, Charles HUs- eubeck. Treasurer; and Kenneth Rieck, Reporter. Superintendent Rogers wag a Voca- tional Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Lytton from 1926-1933 and later as superintendent at Lytton and more recently at Sumner, has been a staunch supporter of the FFA program and, the various chapter activities. Installation of an automatic signal on the Buck Creek Road, two miles west and three miles north of Sumner, is included in Bremer County's Secondary Road Improvement and Construction program, for 1967, according to the budget approved by the Bremer County Board of Supervisors, at their regular meeting, Monday, Nov. 21. Maintenance expenditures and construction costs will total an estimated $468,500, an increase of $3,300 over last year. Maintenance rocking program costs will be an estimated $110,000, which is about $10,000 less than in 1960, but In line with the last seven year's average of $114,000, according to Bremer County Engineer, Earl Welshons. The entire construction program, including Farm to Market projects, controlled at Ames, is $363,000, or 42.4 percent of the entire budget. The Railroad Automatic Signal will be at the crossing at which a number of serious auto-train collisions have occurred over the past several years. This crossing is just north of the Henry Knief farm drive, two miles west on highway 93, then three miles north on the Buck Creek road. Railroad protection signals will also be installed at the Illinois Central Railroad crossing at the Radar Base, two miles south of Waverly. The constructoin program includes the new Stockwell bridge Sunset Theatre sets week's movie fare The Sunset Theatre in Sumner is again open and is currently showing "Fireball 500", the exciting stock car racing story. This picture, starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian and Chill Wills, will show Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Nov. 24. Showing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25, 26 and 27 will be the comedy-thriller, "Ghost in the Invisible Bikini". There will also be a matinee on Saturday afternoon. LEGION TO MEET The American Legion will meet at the Sumner American Legion Hall Tuesday evening, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. Lunch committee will be Adolph Moeller and Joe Mlhm. at Waverly, with the county's share to be $210,000. Grading to the approach of this bridge will be $25,000. The city of Waverly will share construction costs in this project. Major grading projects will Include: Franklin township, from the Klinger road east and north to the Wapsipinicon River on which is locally known as Rummel's crossing, a total of three and a quarter miles; four miles in Dayton township, on the Fayette county line from Iowa No. 3 north; two miles in Fremont township, from Iowa Highway 93 on the north Corporate line of Tripoli, west. Remainder of the program is in bridges and local grading. Two bridges are to be replaced or repaired in the Sumner area of the county. One of these is on the Pinhook road in Leroy township, a half mile north of Highway 93. This project will Involve widening and major repair of the present structure. The other Is in Dayton town- ship in the area approximately six and a half miles south and a half mile west of Sumner (center of Section 26), where the bridge will be replaced. Other bridge projects in the county include: Polk township, construction of a box culvert on the Butler county line, 500 feet north of the Greene road; a new bridge one and a quarter miles east and a mile north of Horton; widening and major repair of the bridge a mile south and three quarters of a mile west of Horton; Washington township, two major culverts on the Butler county line west of the Sales barn; Maxfield .township, a new bridge a mile east of Denver, 000 feet north of the Denver-East road; and in Franklin township, a new bridge a quarter of a mile north of the Black Hawk county line and a mile west to the Fayette county line. $10,000 will be held in reserve for approximately five miles of local grading to be established at a later date. Funeral services will be Friday for Walter Zupke Walter Zupke, 59, an employee of the Paul Niemann Construction Company of Sumner, died Monday afternoon when the gravel truck he was driving went off the road on a slight curve a mile west and two miles north of Ottcrville in Buchanan County. According to Buchanan County Sheriff, Fred Beier, Zupke was traveling in a southeasterly direction at the time of the accident. Sheriff Beier said the truck went into the ditch off the right side of the road. It was loaded with crushed road rock. The frame of the truck buckled as it left the road, according to Sheriff Beier and the load shifted onto the cab, pinning Zupke against the steering wheel. A passing motorist summoned an ambulance, but Zupke apparently was already dead. The possibility that the Sumner man may have suffered a heart attack is being investigated since the motorist, who saw the accident occur, reportedly said that the truck did not appear to have been out of control, it apparently simply left the road. The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Zupke was one of the Niemann driver's hauling on a rocking project in the general area of the accident. They were hauling from the Niemann quarry located approximately four miles south of Fairbank. The truck, a 1959 CMC was extensively damaged. Cab of the truck was completely demolished. Zupke has been employed with the Niemann firm for approximately a year and a half. Funeral services for Mr. Zupke will be held Friday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Richfield, with the pastor, Rev. Ervin Schemmel, officiating. Interment will be in the church Cemetery. Emerson- Gersonde Chapel ot Sumner la in charge of funeral arrangements. Walter George Zupke, son of Herman and Anna Lewie Zupke, was born September 28, 1907 at the present Zupke farm seven and a half miles north of Sumner in Chickasaw County. He married Mary Lucille Davis on September 8, 1936 at the Lutheran parsonage, Forest City, Iowa and they have resided at the Zupke farm all of their married life. Mr. Zupke has farmed most of his life, but has been employed at various times in rock truck driving and sand plant work and was an employee of the Paul Niemann Construction Company at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lucille; seven children, Everett of Dayton, Ohio; Kay (Mrs. Ronald Tomllnson) of Des Molnes; Beverly (Mrs. Dale Converse) of Sumner; Marilyn, (Mrs. Keith Westpfahl) of Hawkeye; Dean of Sumner; Rollis of West Union and,Darwin at home; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Carl of Oelweln and Edward of Waukon; and three sisters, Melba (Mrs. Harold Wilson) of Evansdale; Mable (Mrs. Carl Thomas) of Hazleton and Mrs. Caroline Begalske of West Union. Scared pheasant A thoroughly frightened hen pheasant, apparently decided to come to town to escape the threat of hunters Monday and found this biding place between the Sumner TV and the First National Bank, off the back alley. The remarkable built-in camouflage of the hen pheasant is as evident here, as It blends In with a few leave* and a block wall, as it is In the field, where It can remain so completely hidden that hunters oftentimes step on the birds before seeing them. Actually, though the hen pheasant may not have realized it, hunter* cannot shoot them . . . at least not legally. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Yvonne, his parents, and a brother, Henry. Sumner Schools start Thanksgiving holiday Students and faculty members of the Sumner Community Schools, will begin the annual Thanksgiving vacation on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Vacation will start at the regular dismissal time on Wednesday, which is 3:41 p.m. at the senior high building; 3:42 p.m. at 'the Durant Elementary School; and 3:46 at the junior high building. School will resume on Monday, Nov. 28 at the regular time, 8:45 a.m. HARVEST DANCE The Sumner American Legion will have a Harvest Dance at the Legion Hall, Saturday night, Nov. 26. Admission is $1.00 per couple and music will be by John Novak and his orchestra. AU Legionnaires and their guests are invited to attend. It is a "Come as you are" attire. BAKE SALE AND BAZAAR F R E D E RICKSBURG — The ladies of the Church of the Brethren of Foredericteburg, will hold a bake sale and bazaar in the former laundromat building in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 10 a.m.

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