Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 9, 1967 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, October 9, 1967
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I—Aifa*a (ftwft) Advarvea MONDAY* OCt, t, 1ftf. Duano E. Dawal I I M H 11 I H H(This original Hodgepodge column, which has appeared •annually in the Advance for several years, is one of twelve columns from over the United States included in a college tejctbook on column writing.) INDIAN SUMMER . IT'S GRAND just to be alive in Iowa in autumn, when the trees turn to glory colors, and the dry corn, whispers in the wind. —Whcrt tha tret* ara eon- tent with thair summ.r's work — and strttch branchtt high to moot tht oncoming inowt and tht cold winttr wind—whore tht brown and black .tarth turntd by tht plow wait* ptactfuily for tht work of tht wtathtr to prt- part it again for fruitfulnto. —Where the sky is a soft blue, haze filled, as soft-looking as a feather bed — and as deep as the ocean — pleading perhaps for man to look into its depths and dream a biU—to build air castles—to find again a sense of well-being. with each other — impudent in their contempt for feeble earthbound man. Doft tfoapinf fftlaxad In tho sun or busily nott-dowfl practicing for tcitaty whan thoy tod can mark the fail of a bird fa bt born* back proudly, malting brown ayis thin- ing, for a pat on tht htad. the tans of the corn against the black plowed earth — the green where the. ungleaned seeds performed their duty and sprang to life — smoke rising staright up from the chimneys glistening through the groves. —white house's and red barns left naked and unashamed— The ruddy moon turning to brilliant silvery white at it rises—dimming tht stars around it — turning shadows into havens of friendly mystery. It's grand to be alive in such a world — to be content — to let the troubles of mankind slip away if for but a short time—to give balm to the m'nd troubled with man-made worries. For it seems in the Fall Nature turns with reassurance of a coming Spring, the ageless promise that "God's in His Heaven, All's Right With the World." 0 Recent bride Brown leaves covering the hillsides along the rivers and ponds, returning to the tarth to supply tht roots with food with which the new leaves will spread forth when the spring time comes again — Sheltered trees 'here and there proudly bearing a riot of colors in the midst of neighbors who have shed the summer's coat — shrubs, still green in the low spots, contrasting brilliantly with the dull browns and russets of .those who went before — perhaps unnoticeable in .summer, yet standing out brilliantly against otherwise drab surroundings. Busy squirrels scampering among tht leaves, planting walnuts against the winter's need, thtir bushy tails waving as they race for a tree, thtrt to scold whotvtr halts their important work. The blueness that spread's over the land from the burning of leaves and cornstalks, and the fall smell that gains tang and zest from the tinge of smoke in the air, White chicktns, startling in contrast against tht dull grasses, sprtading in ripplts from the barnyards to tht fitlds starching quietly and purposely for the last remaining food of summer. The placidly flowing river | bearing leaves tenderly downstream, here and there laughingly racing them over the I rapids — then settling soberly to work again in steady pro- 'gress toward a greater river, | .there to lend its mite toward 'the tide that ceaselessly flows | to the sea. The sun, warmer by contrast in tht fall — its rays failing antistptic as mankind turns as if on a spit to bask in tffortless comfort and gaze moodly into the distance, as Nature waits for a moment ! in contemplation of a summer well dont btfort plunging into tht fury of winter's retort to be born again. Cotton silver fluff floating high in the air — thin strands of spiderwebs glistening in the sunlight — letting the wind bear them where it will — secure in the knowledge that in this happy land few seeds fall to barren soil. Jackrabbits loping easily across the plowing, tars up and nose questing the breeze —occasionally bounding high from shear happiness. The noisy tractor, seemingly subdued, as it pulls the pickers through the cornfields, rustling the stalks- into yielding wagonloads of golden corn to bulge the bins — and tho harvesters whirring through the rows of soybeans rattling the seed in a rippling flow of yellow and brown into wagons and bine. Ducks anxiously and warily circling and circling a slough in distrust of hidden danger — r or streaming dark streaks in the brilliant iky in the morning and evening as they joaya) tfceir shelter for food or to MM off again in their instinctive flight to th. South- lanaj. ' ' N«*y soarrbws and atari ' spotiigh given shower at Lone Rock Lone Rock — Mrs. Alvin Sparks, Omaha, Neb., was given a bridal shower in the •Lone Rock Legion hall. Mrs. Sparks is the former Gloria Householder, daughter of the Glen Householders. Peggy Pettit had charge of the program. Barbara Anglen registered the guests. Joan Kenna and Mrs. Paul Anglen, sister of Mrs. Sparks, helped open gifts. Hostesses were Mesdames Louie Householder, Al- , Iwyh Householder Larfy 1 Householder, tfrenfiii Howe, Dirrtl Householder, Paul Angled, Ronnie Pettit, Charlotte UffdefWddd, Hitchle Pettit, Howard McChesffiey, fcvetyri Earing, Dana Freiden, Woftd- fow Pettiti John Person, ficiti 1 ard Pettiti Marian Blancbafd, Ralph Ricdel, Bill Householder, Walter Dackert, Bob Manna, Leo Ramus. There were fifty guests. HAVE 23th WEDDING A surprise dinner was held at the Lone Rock Legion Mall Sunday for the Don Hurlburts, Fenton,, for their 25th wedding. Guests were the Bldon Hurlburts, Walter Jacobsons, Willard Wessels, all of Fort Dodge; Ornie Behrends, and granddaughters; Junior Hurl- burts, Dale Schrocders, Lone Rock; Orville Hurlburt, Lu- Verne; Raymond Eckoffs, Corwith; Herman Maahes, Fenton; Mary and Rachael Hurlburt, Minneapolis; Mrs. Gertrude Runkel family, Ralph Hurlburt, Swea City; the Fred Jentzes, Fenton; Frank Jorg- enses, Howard Jorgenises, Louis Jorgenises from West Bend. Gifts and cards were presented to the couple. The | wedding cake was made and served by Mrs. Willard Wessel. HAVE 35th WEDDING The Orville Holdrens, Lone Rock, were surprised Sunday for their 35th wedding anni- versery by their children and friends. Gusts that evening were the Melvin Ostwalds, Whittemore; Jack Davises, Algona; Cecil Bjustroms, Charles Bjustroms, Merlin Walkers, Marvin Broesdens, Jim Voigts, Algona, Raymond Walkers, Hurt; Archie Voigts, Whittemore and Lewis Broes- ders, Lone Rock. BACKWARD PARTY Mrs. A. A. Krueger had her Sunday School class at a backward party and a treasure hunt Monday after school. At> tending were Joy Kraft, Jonathan Blanchard, Cindy Rath, Susan Fortney, Sandra Knoll, Jason Brace, Brian Brace, Kent Madison, Allan Miller, Cindy Miller, Connie Mariow. Dalle Person was unable to at- The MauHw Mttkrt w*re received into tm Pftabyter < iin church of Lone Rock by transfer letter from the Fir* United Pfertftteritft church of Marion. Mr. MHier is a teacher at Setrtral Several Couplet attended the Mariners meeting at the Burt church Sunday evening with Rev. Walter Men, Algona, speaking on marriage and the home, The Les Johnsons, Algona, called on her sister, Mrs. Maude Blinchard, Sunday afternoon. Hie Alfred Schultz- ''es, Whittemore, were also callers that afternoon. Dinner guests at Muriel Ackerman's Sunday were the Gary Dean Acker-mans, Fort Dodge; Donald Giffords, Mrs. David Bunkofske and daughter, Burt; Mrs. Ruth Krueger. Mrs. William Champion and Mrs. Leslie Baxter were Wednesday dinner guest* of the Donald Dammanm, Estherville. The Wayne Bellingers, Randy and Judy; the Norman Bollingers and girls, Carol and Mike Tietz, were guests of the Kenneth Bollingers Saturday evening for their 34th wedding anniversary. Sunday dinner guests at Jim Kressin's were the Wayno Bollingers, Randy and Judy. •Bryan and David ' Meyer, Swea City are staying with their grandparents, the A. A. Kruegers, while ther.r mother, Mrs. Melvin Meyer, Swea City is at the hospital at Estherville. The Meyers have their third son born September 27, weighing 6 Ibs. 3 ozs. He has been named Michael Lee. Paternal grandparents are the Arnold Meyers, Algona. The Art Priebes and Leo Ratnuses spent Sunday at the Hakes Fooderama in Spencer. Robert Norris, who sings with the Four Nubbins presided. Mr. Norris taught at Sentral and is now teaching at Ever- iy. I The Raymond Neswolds, Britt, were Sunday guests of her parents, the E .A. Lees. They also called on Mrs. Pauline McGuire, who was admitted to St. Ann hospital; Saturday. '• f/fff PRfVfNTIQN THE ALGOHA FIRE DEPARTMENT * 1 , ' ' ' i t' i I ' ' Will Hold An OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, Oct. 10th at 6 p. • B« cartful when smoking •) Chock on condition of roof • Takt cart with flammablts a) Clear out "funk" A rubbish • Keep matchts frem children 9 Check electrical wiring • Check on heating equipment % Check electrical cords f> Check on cooking equipment % Use correct fuses Oct. 8-14 the CITY OF ALGONA proudly salutes its VOLUNTEER FIREMAN h*ve dust, Does instant credit make , saving obsolete? Emphatically not. The myth of credit card magic is rapidly helping to make thousands of Americans prisoners of their own finances. Instant credit should be called by its equally accurate name, instant debt Regular saving is a necessity if you are going to feel secure, meet your obligations and enjoy the future. Start saving with us today. Convenient Passbook Savings This it tha bait all-around savings plan far •varybody — tha bast way to havo monoy available whan you naad it . , . tha bast way to build small sums into large. Dividends are paid twice a year. Pot any amount into your account... any time. HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Assn. All Account! Fully Iniurtd to $19,000 Save From The IStb — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 - ALGONA, IOWA ON PASSBOOK SAVINGS AND 6-MONTH INVISTMfNT CERTIFICATES ivines Accounts insured up to 815.000 by F ederal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation^ I William ll. Finn, Mayor Chaster Willoy, Chiaf Don Mayor, Asst. Chiof Jim Utt Don Potorson Honry Goilonfold Eugono Schattschnoidor Claranco Mottgar Orrio "Bud" Potarton Konny Bosch Donald Glassar Douglas Jorganson Cyril Vontaichor Stanlay Muck.y John Lovy Rox Voylos Wayno Mayor Robort Laing Don Shorman Harry Barton Howard Forsborg Jim Romor Jim Edgington Dick Lallior Dick Fridoros Darold Simmons TOTAL FIRE CALLS UST1EM 56 36 - CITY CALLS 20 - RURAL CALLS TYPE OF CALLS 10-RESIDENCE 3 - 6USINESS PLACES 16 - VEHICULAR 28 - GRASS, BRUSH, MISC. DON'T WAIT TO CALL YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT THERE IS NO CHARGE FIRE CALLS Thara if no charga for Fira calif as thif it paid by taxation . . . So call your fira dapartmont immadi* atthy upon ditcovory of § fira. Don't Dalayl TO REPORT A FIRE CALL 5-2434 MY

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