Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1967 · Page 10
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 25, 1967
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JMWWMMMMMINIM *? INK in my h* ItMfNHf AtUfi M that tfit'klAtt aritf t*r**l Mi* fh» rfif fttfMMf hlftt iff MM «(r Ami »uf«W * H* »orn*d *noth»r and iiuritw «nd then f«ll «Yftr lid* awl lay thtr* with i t«t and paifttitf frin upm Mi f ewld Nit " •y MAHIAN INMAN Dear readers, blessed be your home at Christmas! Blessed be your loved ones too! And blessed be the friends who share your Christmas hours with you! May there be love behind each gift, new joy in every song, and may .the .Christ Child be with you in spirit — all year long. Today at I writ* w« arc within a wt«k of Christmas and I Hop* th* ChrUtmai tpirit hat brought |oy to your h*art». I lev* th* rustic of tiitu* wrapping* and th* tr** trimming and .th* whispered t*cr*tt of th* thingt w* mad* for mother and dad, Thtlr littl* hearts ar* nearly bunting with th* |oy of giving and thU it what Christmas U. Through the ages the traditional observances of Christmas have been handed down from one generation to another, Let us hope that the spirit of Christmas, of peace on earth, joy, •brotherliness, will be passed on to future generations so that the significance of Christ's birth will never be lost to man, and peace may once more be restored to this troubled world. ^ • Chrittmat it celebration, but the tradition* that clot- ter sweetly around the day have significance only if they trantlate the heart's intention — the yearning of human spirit to. compatt and express faith and hope and love. Without this intention — th* gift is bare, and the celebration a touch of tinsel, and the time without meaning. At these attributes, exemplifying the divine spark in mankind, informed the first Ch> istmat and have survived the onslaughts of relentless time, so dc they shine untarnished in this present Year of our Lord. Faith and hope and love, which cannot be bought or sold or bartered but only given away,'are the wellsprings, firm and deep, of Christmas celebration. These are the gifts without price, the ornaments incapable of imitation, discovered only within oneself and therefore unique. They are not easy to come by, but they are in unlimited supply, ever in the province of all. Yes, Christmas is a celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the realization of its true meaning r-^ with the sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself toward the core of life. Then, only then, is it possible to grasp the significance of that first Christmas —to savor in the inward ear the wild, sweet music of the angel choir; to envision the star-struck sky, and glimpse behind the eyelids, the ray of light that fell athwart a darkened path and changed the world. Washington Irving, Christmas papers. Some time ago I read of a church in Cincinnati which claims to have the largest bell in the world, but when it was first tolled some years ago its mighty tones shattered a number of windows in the vicinity. Since then it has been sounded Only by being tapped with a hammer. ...,.'',, Is this not the tragic picture of Christmas as lived put by many people? The mightiest and most joyful theme of •all ages, because we are afraid of ijts effect, is,too frequently reduced by human behavior to little more than a laint tinkle. "Once there were three kings in the East and they were wise men. They read the heavens and saw a certain . strange star by which they knew that in a distant land the King of the World was to be born. They gathered from their palaces rich gifts and were impatient at .the delay of one of them. He had gone into a high chamber to which he had not been since he was a child. He rummaged about and presently came out and in his hand he carried something which glinted in the sun. . . The other kings thought that he bore some new gift more rare than any which they had been able to find. The young king took a toy from his hand and placed it on the sand. It was a dog of tin, painted white and. speckled with black spots. Great patches of paint had worn away and left the metal clear, and that was why it shone in the sun as if it had been silver. He turned a key in the side of the little dog and then A child, the son of a camel driver, laughed and cl ped his hands, but the kings were stern, They rebuked ttie youngest of the wise men and he paid no attention but callld his chief servant to make the first of all the camel* krtefct, Then he placed his last gift in the mouth of the Sack so that it rested safely upon the soft bags of incense. "What folly hai ie!ied you?" cried th* eldest of the wise men. "It this a gift to b*ar to th* King of Kings in th* far country?" And th* young man answered: "for th* king of Kings there ar* gifts of great richness, gold and frankincense and myrrh. But thit/' he said, "it far th* child In Seth- leheml" : The above story so appropriate for; this Christmas season is one of the tales-from "Frankincense and Myrrh' 1 .by Meywood Broun. ' Now is th* time to seek out a forgotten friend/ to encourage youth, to manifest your loyalty in word and d**4, to forgive an enemy, to think firtt of someone else, to g/o to church, to welcome a stranger, to gladden th* heart of a child. < May God send lasting gifts your way, to bring you joy on Christmas Day, and may this season of His Birth, bless all of us with peace on Earth. ._. . W M, * it Mirioh. Chfl»tm»8 family dinner WestHnr*. Hell? tent event and . _.. due*. The progran Atflfttf* * ttfli£i:T* ; flftf /1AIV£lM < U1W01 * r l m* • ••••«• vi . ^" •**"»•«••• »• -i. ,.4 V*A f /. banquet will be held Feb/13. /the Burt Blue Birds The - Gary Schencks, Colo- club will take part id the . fado Spring*, came Sunday gram 44i Rally Night in Al- - - - - - -' gdna fiee,. 28th with several Musical Numbers. The Larry Westlings. ghenandoah, were weekend guests at the parental Weatling'a. The Milton Stevens, Ruth' ven, have a daughter 'born Dec. 18. They now have 4 daughters and 3 Sons. Grand Queen, king to be named by Burt alumni Burt — The Winter Wonderland Homecoming dance , will be held at Burt school gym at 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 28. All alumni and students are invited. Music for dancing- will be furnished by the Rav- ons. Candidates for Queen are Gloria Heyes, Linda Becker and Sandra Ortman and for King are Tom Lichter, Don Westling and Mike Hamilton. The dance is semi-formal. TO BURN GREENS The 3 girl scout troops and their leaders will have the Burning of the Greens at the Go-Cart race track at 7. p.m.; Jan. 6, weather permitting. Residents are asked to leave ' .trees out side so the scouts can collect them. SOLDIER PHONE CALL Sp 4 Nick Geesman in Viet Nam was heard Christmas day on radio station K1CD, Spencer 9 to 10 .taped interview. Mrs. Howard Geesman, Fenton, won. the free. v call on Christmas day in the Dear Mom contest. 'Patricia Zwiefel, student at State ' Teachers College at Wayne, Nebr, came home Thursday for vacation, re- turning Jan. 2. Elsie Winter and Gladys Hawcott attended the funeral of Arthur B. Bornholdt, 7(J,.. at Calvary. Methodist church in Arnolds Park Dec. 20 Burial was in the Lakeland Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake. The. Union Christmas Eve candlelight service was held Dec. 24 at 8:30 p.m. at Burt Methodist church with the cooperation of the Presbyter, ian church. The Union choir is directed by. Erna Grover. _ Youth groups' met Saturday ,. at the " Presbyterian church for Christmas carol: ing."" - '.'. ,. • ..'.', , 'Eleyen members attended the U. & I Christmas meeting Dec. 18 at the home of Adella Ulses with a 12:30 noon luncheon. There was a 50c gift exchange and exchange of home made candy and cookies. The January meet- for a week at the Ray Me* Whorler's with other relatives and friends, Gary teaches electronics in Colorado Springs. The Jim Schencks, Algona, , were also guests Christmas day of the Mc- Whorters, The Merle Richards, Britt, were guests Dec, 18 at Mrs. Etta Holdren's/ The Roger Lavrenzes, Milwaukee, have a 6 Ib. 4 oz. daughter, Dena Rochelle, born Dec. 13, The Robert Lavrenz- es, Burt, are the grandparents. . Elsie Winter attended a pre-Christmas dinner and gift exchange Dec. 17 at Harold Lockwood's in Humboldt. She also visited an aunt and uncle, the Carl Wer- lings, Humboldt. Guests Dec. 17 at Don Mitchell's were Elsie Winter, Thecla Christensen and Judy Mitchell., JoAnn, Mrs. Dale Scharm^ Lytton, spent last Tuesday at the .parental Earl Ackerman's.- ' • ' •..,••.••• ,"• .,.;••• Bill Hamilton, Fort Worth, Texas, is home for Christmas vacation ,,- '....'.:,,'-. .• ^?--/ The Earl Ackermans visited his brother Jim Ackerman at the hospital in BritV Dec. 17. Mrs. Jim Ackermah, Garner, and daughter, Mrs. William Barton,. Avondale Estates, Ga., were also at the hospital visiting him. Mrs. Barton returned to Georgia Monday. '.... ..>., . ..'. Richard Gebken, .'junior at Ames,' cams home Friday. Dwayne Gebken, senior at Ames and Mrs. Gebyen, former Janet Black are also home for Christmas Vacation. A ore- parents are the J. P. Stevens CHRISTMAS COFFEES , Mrs. Merle Webster and Mrs. George Wolfe entertain*, ed at coffees Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Merle Webster was hostess to a group of friends at a coffee Wednesday afternoon. ~\ •• BIRTHDAY; CLUB •Mrs Ernest Theil DICIMBIR 34-tt enter 5 Days Only, Dec. 26 - inter JACKETS SUMMER PRICES JACKET HEADQUARTERS OF NORTHWEST IOWA Ile€fronie Diaqon.il Street ALGONA Unloading COATS - DRESSES Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26 COATS - PRICES SLASHED • OVER 200 GOATS- e FUR TRIMMED, UNTRIMMED, OM OOATS, UTILITIES • $AVEfr«$10«o$Mo«E«ehC««l • OVER 300 DRESSES •Jnwors-Re|ilar»-PeH»tf-HaHSizM • SAVEfro«$5lo$20oiEacliDrtu Skirtt, Swwlm, Rltum • ALL NATS HALF PRIOE • United THE CHRISCHILLES STORE ALGONA, IOWA i>

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