Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1966 · Page 3
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, January 3, 1966
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. JAN. 3, 1966 ALGONA (Iowa) "INK in my VEINS" BY MARIAN INMAN To consider merger of school districts at Whittemore, Rodman & West Bend again day. The wonderful holiday season is over. For our family it was wonderful and we were happy that the reports from the girls and their families was good and here we Wefe able to enjoy the days in good health. Now with quiet happiness we take up the daily routine spiced with pleasant memories. The Algona Promanaders Square Dane* Club will held the first of its 1966 series of square dances en January 8 at the VFW hall in Algona. Bill Jones from Lake Crystal, Minnesota will call .for this dance which will be a badge dance with prizes and the added attraction of Fred and Hattie Caulkins of Stuart, Iowa with an interesting badge display. Besides the clever names of various clubs and their badges to illustrate their names, such as the 'Sugar Footers, with tiny boots for a badge, the 'Buttons and Bows' with but tons and bows, the 'Country Cousins' with a tiny red barn for a badge, the Lake Whirlers, Milford with a badge showing the lake region, there are many badges to earn as the mem bers dance on year after year. Some of the badges that may be earned (club badges do not count) are 'Apple Muncher', four or more couples dance in an orchard or have refreshments made from apples. 'Penguins' for or more couples dance on ice. 'Haunted Squares four or more couples dance in a haunted house. 'Polar Bears' four or more couples dance in below zero weather. 'Die Hards' any number, have to dance five nights in a row. 'Snow Bunnies' four or more couples dance in the snow. 'Idiots' four or more couples ' in P J's wake up a caller and have him call a square for them. And the 'Cuckoos' the caller wakes up four or more couples and invites them to a place where he calls a square for them. 'Night Owls', most of this group have earned this badge. There are so many interesting ones you'll find out about and I know of four secret ones called Bazanga, Kissin Cousins, Iowa Kernels and Donkev. How or why you can earn them, I do not know. Perhaps Fred and Hattie will tell all. Anyway, have fun, square dancing is good clean fun. There are many problems for us to solve in this new year and we must resolve not to think with our emotions and to be sure we have assembled all of the facts before we make rash judgements. It is not often the easiest thing to do. Lewis Carroll, the creator of the delightful tale, Alice in Wonderland, was a mathematician who believed that logic should have a place in everyday life. But he knew that too often it does not. In Alice he described the many problems a rational person meets among the creatures who "think only with their emotions." Suonose you were to waRe up in a world without reason, a world governed by caprice rather than common sense? Suppose each person you met spoke gibberish, that everything you saw was not what it seemed? In such a world, would you go insane, or could you, like Alice in her adventures in Wonderland, continue to reason. When Alice attended the court where the Knave of Hearts was being tried for stealing tarts, she became indignant at the senseless way the King and jurors made decisions without facts, and reached a verdict without evidence. As we read Alice's fruitless protest we learn how really hard it is for a thinking person to function in a world of feeling and fancy. Anyway, it's a new year challenge to us. Try think ing, it may be a new experience. My best gifts this Christmas were the many cards and letters from friends and readers who expressed what my column means to them. I cannot answer each of these individually so on this printed page I send my thanks and appreciation for the many kind words. Also these are a challenge to me to live up to their expectations of me. I will most sincerely try to do this. If I give to you something through this column, I receive also for it is so pleasant visiting you each week this way There are purple shadows over the snow tonight, the air is sharp and cold and makes the cozy warmth of my little home seem so pleasant and secure and so here I bask in the comfort of my home and the comfort of my family and friends and because of these I must continue climbing. Again this year, we have traveled the road to Bethle hem to find the age-old message of Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men. Let us treasure this in our hearts all year long so that our hearts will influence other hearts and one day not too i'ar away we'll have a pattern of. peace in our world. A date will soon be set by Palo Alto County Supt. William A. Young on a hearing to consider the merger Of the West Bend Community School District, about three fourths of the Rodman District, Fern Valley District and two sections of the Whittemore township District. The proposed district includes land in four counties — Kossuth, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Palo Alto — and the county will meet together to discuss the plan. ' They may approve it a$ presented, change the boundary lines or dismiss it entirely. If approved or revised, the plan will be Voted upon later. THE MERGER has been proposed in order to meet requirements of the recently passed state law which makes it man* datory that all non-high school Will VI * **1VS A »-tW w.. w VB-V v v »•»• .',y w,™ -—— v __. .„ ***** school boards of these counties districts become part of districts operating high schools as of July 1, 1966. West Bend has a complete school system from kindergarten through high school. Rodman previously had a high school, but presently operates classes only through the eighth grade. Students there then take their high school work at various area schools, West Bend, Cylinder, Emmetsburg and Mallard. Fern Valley and Whitte- more Township Districts operate no schools. A TOTAL of 756 persons signed the petitions requesting the merger, according to County Supt. Young. A total of 644 were from the West Bend District, 76 from Rodman, 23 from Fern Valley and 13 from Whit temore. Although the merger plan does not include all of the Rodman District, it does include the town of Rodman itself. Mr. and Mrs. John Hartsfield,1Kermit Burtis, Waterloo, sister Ft. Defiance, Arizona, came to Algona Monday to visit until Thursday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Norton. They spent three days at Conway, Ark. .with his parents before coming here. The family of Ray Funks were all home for Christmas and for a few days more. The Leonard Funks came from La Crosse, Wis., Howard from Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Bill Heskett and daughter from Des Moines, and Dorene from college at Ames. Holiday guests at the Paul James home were their daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Makuuchi and son, Jamie, Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Soroka, Highland Park, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. housing. and brother-in-law of Mrs. James, the Lloyd Steinmans and Ralph, and Mrs. Laura Burtis, all Algona. Guests of Mrs. Bert Putzstuck on Christmas Day were the John Hamiltons, Titonka, and grandson Keith, who is a student at. Mason City Jr. College, the Joe Putzstucks, LuVern.e t the Paul Bells, and the Milton Bilyeus, Algona. Bob Johnson, former Extension youth assistant here, visi : ted from Monday until Wednesday with the Jim Andreasens. He is now Director of the Poverty program in Madison County, Ky. So far the program is involved in Head Start, schooling for pre-school children, and The Dennis Thraens moved Thursday to Sioux City where he was temporarily transferred by National Food Stores. He was the butcher in the local store. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Strayer were visited by their son and family, the Dick Strayers of Amarillo, Texas, on. Wednesday and Thursday. They were en route home after visiting Christmas with her family it Minneapolis. Barb Kuchenreuther came from Anaheim, Calif, on De cember 23 to spend the holiday. with her parents, the Harolc Kuchenreuthers. She left b; plane from Minneapolis yester Lu Verne Fern Bigihgs David Biesemeyer, Madison, Wis., and the John Felsches, Battle Creek, Mich, spent the Christmas holidays with the portmtSf the FU^to; et», LuVeHiev Aftftf vid dff at tlte aifattty- Dodge MwttJiy the.JtevY; meyef I tdok the F«!*eii& Charles, Mifttt, W*i«te; 'spent the night at,;, : Felseh's. Off the TetutH trip the Bicsemeyers visited his Stunt, Mrs. William Ranwisheiv Waseca, Minn. - . : CALL... 5-3234 FOR EXPERT AND EFFICIENT Plumbing & Heating I • Fast Service Competitive Rates • Dependable ! FUNK Plumbing & Heating i [ South Dodge Algona i I COM PLETE INSURANCE COVERAGE DON'T LET YOUR DREAMS BE SNUFFED OUT BY FIRE! It's heartbreaking to see the toil of years go up in flames. But it's reassuring to know your fire insurance covers today's rebuilding costs. Check now! As I have sold my farm I will sell my persona I property on the farm located 4 miles north, 2 miles west and V* mile north of Burt, or 2 m iles north, 3 miles east and V4 mile north of Lone Rock or go 2 miles south of the Bancroft cemetery corner then 2 miles west and !/4 mile north on /. FRIDAY, JAN. 7th 1 P.M. Lunch wagon on grounds 1 P.M. MACHINERY BLOSSOM INSURANCE 109 N. Dodge ALGONA Ph.: 295-2735 Fire destroys large barn near West Bend Art/wwwwwwwwvwvwwvwwwww * WINTER TIRE SALE West Bend — A large barn on a farm, owned by Don Me Cartney and occupied by the Gene Foreys, burned to the ground about ll p.m. last Monday. The place is located three miles north and one half mile west of West Bend. Also lost in the fire were a hog feeder, five sows and some small pigs, and a large amount of hay. A hog house also caught fire, but was saved. The Foreys were not at home at the time and the fire alarm was turned in by a neighbor. Members of the West Bend Fire Department immediately went to the scene, but the fire had 8 good start and the barn could not be saved. Firemen stayed at the farm until 5:30 a.m. to prevent the flames from spreading. The Rodman Fire Department sent a tank of water to aid in fighting the blaze. Christmas lighting winners at Swea Swea City — The Leroy Busch residence of Swea City was recently named the winner of the Swea City home lighting contest. Second place was awarded to the Thomas Barnes residence, third place to the Raymond Johnson residence and honorable mention to the Don Martin residence. The contest is sponsored year by the Swea City Lions. CLEARANCE OF NEW "TAKE-OFF" TIRES, ODD SIZES, DISCOUNTS IN USED AND SLOW MOVERS - UP TO 50% OFF! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a** Firestone Winners We have received tht results of the drawing for the Las Vegas vacation and other prizes recently staged by the Firestone Tire Co, The winners are listed below: 1st Prize — Mr. B. L. Wilson, Des Moines (a) Round trip ticket for two via United Air Lines to Las Vegas. (b) Fabulous accommodations in one of the famous Hotels on the Strip. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. (c) $100.00 spending money for meals and miscellaneous. 2nd Prize — Mr. Merle D. Meyer. Grundy Center Complete set of 4 Firestone No. 500 Nylon tires — Black or White — to fit the winner's personal car. 3rd Prize — Mrs. Hazel Miller, Fairfield Four new DLC Retreads or two new DLC Retreads and two Town & Country Retreads — to fit winner's car. 4th Prize — Mr. H. J. Harvey, Newton O'ne Firestone Bicycle — Boy's or Girl's. Thanks to the many hundreds who registered in our store during the contest period in late December. We are only sorry that one of you could not have been a winner. And may we take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you, and all of our customers/ a very Happy New Year. May it be bright and prosperous for each of you. 1951 Massey Harris Model 44 tractor Massey Harris 4-row cultivator F-20 with loader and snow bucket I.H.C. 64 combine with motor, straw spreader, pickup and wagon hitch M. M. 4-row planter" * 3 10-ft. binder windrower John Deere 7-ft. mower Massey Harris 7-ft. mower Extra heavy snow bucket John Deere hay rake Hammermill with P.T.O. 11-ft. springtooth John Deere 15-ft. disc McCormick Deering spreader on rubber John Deere 2-14 in. plow on rubber M. M. 3-14 in. plow on rubber with new style bottoms John Deere 36-ft. elevator on rubber with P.T.O. Oliver 2-row corn picker 4 section drag 8-row weed sprayer Corn stalk cutter Stalk rake - 3-plow site John Deere corn shelter Walking plow Trailer and steel box Trailer and wood box 2-wheel trailer Air compressor Rood grader 4 in. groin auger and electric motor MISCELLANEOUS 45 steel posts 10-16-ft. poles 6 wood fence posts Electric fencer 60 electric fence posts 3-16-ft. wood gates 3-12-ft. wood gates 2 big fans 6 slat corn cribbing 70-8-ft. steel roofing Lumber: 7-2 x 10-14 ft.; 5-1 x 12-14 ft.; 3-4x4-12 ft. Storm windows and screens 3-50 gal. gas barrels 15 hog pans Steel elevator chain for 40 ft. elevator Lawn mower Garden hose, ] /2 H.P. electric motor & pump I 250 bales of straw I 1947 International 3 /4 ton pickup Joe Bradley Equipment "YOUR FIRESTONE DEALER" HOGS 40 mixed heavy feeder pigs, vac, CATTLE 20 Shorthorn 2 yr. old heifers and 4 An* gus cross heifers on full feed for some time BUILDINGS ETC. 10 x 20 Brooder house 8x16 Brooder house 8x12 hog house 4-14 ft. feed bunks 4 hog feeders Cowboy tank heater 4 steel 5 ft. hog troughs Steel tank with waterer 2 steel tanks - 2 x 21/2 x 5 ft. 2 gas brooder stoves HOUSEHOLD GOODS Large rocker, coral color Telephone stand and chair set 2 end tables Wringer type washing machine Heating stove Lots and lots of tools and small items *• so be here at 1 P.M. sharp! TERMS: Cosh, or moke arrangements with clerk before sole, No property to be removed until settled for. Not responsible for accidents should any occur. WALTER DITSWORTH, Clerk-Farmers & Traders Savings Sank Auctioneers-Charley Quinn and Clair Q«rk

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