Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1967 · Page 15
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1967
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Shower for •y MARIAN INMAN Among the nice pieces of news this past Week is the appointment of Mrs. Russell Patterson "of Burt as Extension Youth Assistant for Kossuth County. Along with her educa' libfial requirements Mrs. Patterson has a charming personality which will make her contacts pleasing. My sincere good wishes to her in this new work, And among the news not so pleating is word of the passing of Lydia, MM. Darl Hardin of Greenfield, Iowa, I wet saddened to hear of her death and think fondly of the nice association we had tome years ago when we were on the State Farm Bureau Women's Committee. And some of these days a few lines will tell of other friends and one day ourselves. All a part of God's pattern and wondrous ways. No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow arfd painful process of study and preparation. Horace. The stores are filled with materials for Halloween parties and costumes. Candy and favort make it difficult to make a choice. Magerines are filled with mouth-watering recipes for thote celebrationt and school children are making pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. My little grandchildren are talking Halloween so we read up a bit on the origin of the observance. Halloween means holy evening and is so named because it is night vigil before All Saints Day on November 1. As a Christian feast it was established in the 7th century, but many of the old fantastic beliefs and superstitions connected with its observance had their origin long before the Christian era. 'But many of the pagan customs are perpetuated In its observance today. To the shivery delight of'children, it is still associated with goblins and witches, fairies and elves. It is the night when ghosts walk. Halloween coincides with an ancient autumn festival of the Druids, marking the diminishing power of the sun and the beginning of winter. Although this is the night that ghosts walk and witches ride, the goblins who frolic on Halloween are chiefly'the neighborhood youngsters in masquerade who come to the door demanding "Trick cr Treat." There is usually an alerted parents in the offing to see that the youthful exuberance it held in check. We in America have all the fun of Halloween without losing much sleep about its superstitions. A short Halloween tale but spine-chilling is the classic about a man who was walking along a lonely road at twilight in Wales. A stranger crossed his path. They began to talk of the queer superstitions and folklore of the locale. "Do you believe'in ghosts?" asked the stranger. "No," said the man with assurance. "Oh, don't you?V said the stranger and slowly faded from sight. The morning after Halloween, soap was found smeared over every store front in the block except one. 'Behind that store's window the candy shopkeeper had posted this sign: "Ten dollars to the Boy's Club if these windows are clean in the morning." Richland Press. Here is an 'Adults' Bill of Rights for Halloween, drawn up by the New York Youth Commission. I think you will be interested. 1. The right to move freely without tripping over clotheslines. 2. The right of undisturbed possession of front steps and porch furniture. 3. The right to security from physical hazards. 4. The right of .freedom from unholy activities on : this holy evening (that's what-jHajljoween m^ans J ih\ l A l ngi^-^aictin) v . 5. The right to get some sleep after the hilarity of the evening. 6. The right to receive instructions from children regarding the proper details for the Hallowen party. . 7. The right to supply costumes and goodies to excited and appreciative children. 8. The right to share in whatever expenses there may be for items of interest to elves, witches, ghosts, goblins, fairies, trolls of all kinds and to the most important groups of sprites — the children. . . " . by Senccans Seneca — Mrs. Bob Me- Cuilough. hee Jo Ann Breese, • •Montgomery, Minn., Was given a pest-nuptial bridal shower Sunday afternoon at the Claude Johnson home. Hostesses in addition to Mrs. Johnson included Mrs. Verl Smith, Mrs. Russel Kauffman, Mrs. Ervin Votteler, 'Mrs. Raymond Gardner and Mrs. Elmer Hanisch. The honoree was given a "Money Corsage" by the hostesses after which the hon< oree's mother, Mrs. Lewis Breese, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Erickson, Algona, were presented with corsages. Mrs. Johnson gave a welcome. Mrs. Raymond Gardner gave a r-ading. Guessing games weu played with the prizes being won ,by Mrs. McCullough. Refreshments were served at a table centered With a punch bowl An aunt, Mrs. Gorge Kjar poured coffee. The bride's sisteir, Mrs. Fred ' Erickson and Cheryl assisted with opening gifts. The guests were registered by Denise Votteler. Jo Ann Breese and Bob Me- Collough were married Oct. 7 at Montgomery, Minn. She is a 8th and 9th grade Eng- liish teai-lier at Fairbault, Minn., and he is a senior at Mankato State. friends of the C. C. Emmelsbuf g, learned • ih*t Mr. Voigt, hospitalized at Em- meitsbufg several days, has been released and is conva> lescihg at home. The fJavid Loofls visited Sunday afterrioon with Mrs. Looft's parents, the Glett Hoppes, Truman, Minn. Correction — The Seneca 44f Award Night was previously reported to be held at the Lone Rock Legion hall, will be held instead at the Lone Rock school on the scheduled night, Nov. 9 at. 8 o'clock. Bode •y Mrs. Roland M. Olton Engaged The Olaf Oftedahls attended the funeral Saturday at Keiater, Minn., for the father of their son-in-law, Donald Dokken. The Often- dalhls accompanied their daughter and son-in-law, to •their home at Waltham, Minn, and remained there a few days. Jill Jensen, student at Mankato Commercial College, spent the weekend with 'her •parents, the Ted Jensens. She came for the Homeconv ing at Sentral Friday. Mrs. Elmer Haniscih had the Seneca Thursday club Thursday afternoon. Roll call was answered with articles to be sold at a "Silent auction" at the close of the meeting. Part of the proceeds are to be sent to the Retarded Children's Fund in Algona. The group sent'a'••'card t(6 MrSt 1 Nirta' Kracht, a -meJmberuiri: the ;;I hospital at Estheirville. Mrs. Edna Johannesen will be the November hostess. The Noel Westlalndis and Lori Ann, Mankato, were Saturday callers at Henry Wilberg's. Sunday guests at Carlysle Halsrud's for David, were Mrs. Sharon Christiansen and •children of Humboldt, Larry Halsrud, Davenport, Ron Cook, Fort Dodge, and Cindy Olson, Humboldt. David volunteered August 25 for two years in the regular army. He left for Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, Oct. 17 for basic training. The Keith Redigs, Dakota, iMinn., were weekend guests. at the parental Henry Welter's. The Don Roths, Charles City, and Art Roths, Ionia, were guests Sunday at Clarence H. Smith's. Afternoon guests were the Max Brehm- • ers, Fort Dodge, and Mrs. Lucille Alff, Lewis. .Recent visitors of Mrs. ; •Bertha Peders'on were the Gene Smiths, St. Paul, Stew, Stuart, Vermillion, S. D., Courtland Kinseths and daughter of Drake, Colo, Maurice Hauge, Tulsa, Okla. and Bernold Kinseth, Belmond. Kay Selvig, attending college in Mankato, spent the weekend with her parents, the Leroy Selvigs. The Melvin Longseths are moving into the Wilbur Reed 'house which the Reeds recently purchased from Alfred Gords. MR. AND MRS. Harold Heinrich of Whittemore announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Darlene Kay, to .Gregory L. Hatch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Jensen of Algona. The bride-elect is cm- ployed as a secretary with the Hutchison and Andreasen law firm. The groom is a salesman i with Nehi Royal Crown Bottling Company of Mason City. Both are 1965 graduates of Xlgona high school. 4-H CLUBS Prairie Future Farmers Prairie Future Farmers' met with Bernard and October David'Trenary. and Daniel Froehlich. There were 22 of 25 members present. Groups were organized 'to present skits for Award Night in November. Mark Studer is reporter. Fenton Mrs. Ray Uthof »»ooee»»ee»o»»»»o»«»»o The Herman Maahses and -Mrs. E:l Banwart, Detroit, were Friday guests at Louis 'Jergen's home, West Bend. ?Mrs. Banwart remained for ; 'a visit at the Jergens home. Elsie -Meyer will present 'her piano students at a recital, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church base- •'>ment. The Homer Matthiesens had relatives from Belmond, Curlew, Ayrshire, Rochester, •Minn., and San Antonia, Texas at a family dinner Sunday. •"• Sunday guests at Melvin ' Pompe's for Mrs. Ernes.! Muel- led's birthday were the Ern- 'est Muellers, Harlan Muellers, Stanton, and the Martin Wegeners. " Saturday guests of Mrs. J. Wallace Smith were the ; >Lyle Bassets, Milford, and '-' Ray Stoebers. ' :r( 'The Roger Ulses family and ; fRoy Chrischilleses were Sun- guests at Gerald ,,,~...~*M »~r the Weiner's' 1 27th wedding. ''' Sunday guests at Alvin Potratz's ; for the Potratzes and Larry Gade's anniversaries Were the Larry Gades, David Barklaridis, Rogeir Potratzes, Allta, and Mrs. Adela Meyer, Whittemore. the Lyle Bassets, Milfdrd, spent the weekend at Ray Stoeber's. October 23 guests at Stan Berkland's for Tafnla's 6th 'birthday were the Ernest Berklatxds and Tim, Larry Alts and Art Krauses. Thirty relatives and friends called Saturday and Sunday at Mrs. Ole Pedersen's for her birthday. , Wednesday afternoon coffee guests of Mrs. Ervin Bor- t!lu<rdts were are Rolland Ostwald, Whittemore, and her mother, Mrs. Owens, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Ralph Walker, Whittemore, and Mrs. Harold Wehrspann. Mrs. Fred Morlenson and Kathy, Brian Mortenson and Douglas Gcitzenauer spent the weekend at Ronald Mort- cnsen's, Millard, Neb., and •the Darrell Householder home. Carter Lake. They also visited Bonnie Gietzcnauer at Omaha. Michael Dean Bergum, son of the James Bergums was baptized Oct. 15 at the Chap- THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL Fanton, lewo Experienced Embalmeri and Funeral Directors el by'lhs Sea, Newport, R. 1. Chaplain M. Deinfiakef, officiated. Sponsors were Mrs. Roy Mueller", Rayfnbhd'Be^ gum. Witnesses wefe, the Roger Bakers. Chaplain and Mrs. Baker held a reception (lewij THURSDAY, NCW.*, ,at\lhoir htjmt! aftfer i(ie. Attending- '•'•«_._ , James Bergums and Miehtet f ' ; Roger Bakers and Chaplain and Mrs. Nofton. • • I i i I i i i i i i I i i i i i i AIR CflNOmrjNING FEATURING: a) Gat Conversions • Kohler Fixtures a) Myers Pumps R. J, FUNK Plumbing & Heating 119 S. Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-3734 I f I I I I I I J I I I I I • I ••I Reliable 24 Hour Ambulance Service Funeral May Be Referred To Us With Confidence • Frigidaire • Maytag j •' •Monarch j SALES & SEIIKE j BEED HARDWARE 1 & APPLIANCE 1 Phonei FENTON RINGSTED 889-2796 866-1006 •66-1001 Titonka, Iowa Phone 928-2127 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I "On Halloween what would you do— If you were a ghost; and the ghott were you? On Halloween if you're just you — It't fun to plan all the things you'd do!" , D. B. Thompton After Halloween it is goodbye to autumn. Oh, we mav eot f few davs that seem so but the flush is over. Gradually there is more hint of cold in the air, the gold of the leaves is a bit dulled and the leaves are falling fast. There is wind and color and excitement and mystery in the hunting air. At these times one wishes Autumn could last forever, dazzle of hazy gray-blue days, glimmer of silvery moon, bright leaves falling, falling. "Agriculture 2000," a slide show premiered by Ford Motor Co., in mid-October at an FFA convention in Kansas City, predicts that we'll plant 20 rows at a time; grow corn plants shaped like Christmas trees to capture light; .feed and milk cowt inside an air-conditioned tower; and drive a tractor from inside a plattic captule that swings out over machinery on a hydraulic arm. Well, in 2000 I'll be looking down on you and I'll watch with fascination all these strange goings on. At least I hope I won't have to look up from you know where. I could get a crick in my neck. Faith it the substance of things, hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrew XI, I. 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