eiMM*Me»M«ietee»efMM»*Meit**it*M ••••••§••• "INK in my VEINS" BY MARIAN INMAN •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••ft* This is Natiotfal Pfifitiffg We'fek. The occasion is celebrated anually during the Week df Benjamin Franklin's birthday. (Me was born Jan, 17, 1706.) News Week is sponsored by various groups in the graphic arts. The purpose is to commm- orate the binhday anniversary of benjamin Franklin, Printer, to bring more forcibly to the youth of America in the nation's schools the democratic principles and wisdom of Benjamin Franklin; to call attention to "what printing is, how it works, what sort of career it offers, "and why it has a social value above almost any other industry." The encyclopedias list Benjamin Franklin as an American scientist, statesman and man of letters. There is a book in which th« author calls him the many sided Franklin. I am re-reading tie story of his life and his autobiography. Here you get to know him In such a human way and I marvel at the many things he invented. The first eyeglasses of the bifocal type were invented by him to save himself the necessity of carrying with him two pain of glatsei. In a letter dated May 23, 1785, Pranklln write, "I only have to move my eyes up and down as I want to bee distinctly far or near." Some of his thrifl shows through in this story as in those days ordinary spectacles cost about one hundred a pair. There is a story told that the town of Franklin, Mass., was named iii honor of Benjamin Franklin at the time this distinguished Anerican was still living. The townspeople wrote a letter to him and said, "We have named our town after you and we should like a donation of a sum of money from you in order that we may put a bell in the town hall steeple." His reply was, "I am very much honored, very glad indeed to send you a sum of money, only don't buy a bell with it. Buy a public library, because I have always preferred sense to sound." There is record of his sending a large ,. number of books from his own extensive library. One i>f Benjamin Franklin's pet theories was that state and government officials should be paid no salaries. The money he received from his salary as governor of Pennsylvania he used toward founding a college in the town of Lancaster, and for other put lie charities and institutions, not touching a penny of it himself. He gave his ingenuity full sway in the countless little improvemerts and labor-saving devices which he invented for his libnry end other parts of his home. Finding it troublesome to reach up for books, he had his easy chair built in such a way I hat by turning up the seat it formed a stepladder, a contrivance in common use today. Later, he introduced a simpler contrivance which he called his "long arm." It was a stick with an arrangement in the shape of a hand at one end by which he could take books from the highest shelf. He invented tho Franklin stove or fireplace but never had it patented and mother man made a fortune in its manufacture. He invented a machine called a mangle for pressing in place of ironing clothes. He invented a stand by his bath tub for reading and writing. These are just a few of his interesting and 'useful inventions. The' stories of his life are a delight. In the conduct of his newspaper he carefully excluded all libeling and personal abuse, which 'he felt was disgraceful to our country. He advocated education for women recommending tha; education for to quote him, our young females, as likely to te of more use to them and their children, in case of widowhood, than either music or dancing, by preserving them from losses by imposition of crafty men, and enabling them to continue their husband's business till a son is grown to go on with it. ! Franklin's, poor Richard's Almanac is a delightful mixture of wisdom and humor, a fine example of the printed word. "If we are industrious we shall never starve; for as poor Richard says, At the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relative left you a legacy, dilligence is the mother of good luck as poor Richard says and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep, while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep, says poor Dick." Here I set up my 1 are a few excerpts from a printer's prayer. "May ife, to the measure of a man, may I have the courage, win or lose to follow the rules of the game, may I point my life toward the things that count may I lock up within my 'heart idle tales, gossip and words that hurt, may I make ready for the opportunities to serve that come my way, may I register in my memory the splendor of sunsets, the glow of friendships, the thrill of great music, and the mental lift of inspiring thoughts,' thfit I may press forward in the spirit of adventure toward nfeW horizons of achievement. May I make on the white pages of tinie impressions that may encourage, cheer and inspire all those who cross my path. This printer's prayer to the Great Printer who prints in all the colors of the rainbow and whose type faces are stars and clouds', autumn leaves and sunbeams, snowflakes and flowers, can well be our prayer. The power of the printed word marches on, Young woman at Ottosen dies suddenly, 37 Ottosen — Mrs. Arthur Petersen, 37, 4 ed suddenly at her home Tuesday about 1:20 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock at Trinity Lutheran church at Rutland. Suryivors are her husband, John and Julie, adopted twins, and a son Timothy. HAVE RAG SEWING An all day | Auxiliary rag sew was held Tuesday afternoon at Mrs. Richardj Kinseth's. eleven members and| six guests attended. A pot luck dinner was enjoyed at noon. A business meet ing wts The Ladies Rural club met Thursday with Mrs. Eugene Hc- fius. Roll call was "What we do when we are snowbound." Some mentioned baking, sewing, reading or everyday routine. Mrs. M&e CoyJe read § variety of articles for thf lesson. Mrs. Edward Zinnel h»d the recreation. The Peltert Wehrspanns v j! _ OH j» • i m.» f^% 4 1 « r -rT»/"» m havtTmovedIQ SJ.QUX City from Omaha. Delhi* w a buyer of cattle in the| Swift spd Co. y^rds. He is the son of tfee ir V"' Bear Facts last week. Bob Nichols is the; lead man with John Hamiltorf as his understudy. • Vidfiv MC Guife is the lead girl with Cd<V nie Bofffiann as her tffidefltutlf. The flame of the operetta is "The Music Man". Mr. Sterba, Sister Virginia Marie, P.B.V.M., and Sister Ignatius, P.B.V.M., will direct the musical. By NEIL NURRE LOOKING NORTH along the west wall of the new Dunn's Sure-Save store. This shows the frozen food lockers and the area to the right is the Bomgaars department. Photo by Mike Stillman. Friday, January 7, Garrigan traveled to Pocahontas. The varsity won 68 to 58. The Sophd mores also won 60 to 38. —GHS— Garrigan played Bancroft, St. John's, Saturday night, January 8. The gym was packed to see Garrigan win 63 to 50. The Sophs also won 53 to 44. —GHS— Leading rolts for the Garrl gan Operetta were announced Three Cub Scout dens at Hurt name denners Den I of Cub Scouts met Monday at the home of their den mother, Mrs. Dean Mcllravy with nine scouts present. Dennis Studer was elected denner and Mike Cranston as assistant denner. Den chiefs are Craig Giddings and Bob Devine. Den II met Monday at the home of Mrs, Wm. Giddings, den mother. Mrs. Ray Devine is assistant den mother. Six cub scouts were present: Jimmy Doege, David Devine, Allen Jurgens, David Hanson, Duane Spear and Patrick Bradley. Den chiefs are Charles Redemske and Charles Schrader. Den III met at the Dean Me Ilravy home. Mrs. Florence Spear is den mother and Iva Jurgens is assistant. Members are Bruce Hanson, Sidney Karels, Douglas Reimers and Russell Reimers. Bruce Hanson and Douglas Reimers were elected denners. Den. chiefs are Mark Cranston and John Chipman. Cub scout meetings are held every week and the pack meetings the last of each month. ed to his mother Mrs. Jessie Rash. He works part time and attends college at Fullerton, Calif. The Ervin Ulses took son Eugene to Dubuque where he is a senior at Loras college. On return trip they visited the Quintan Fangmans at Elma. She is Mrs. Ulse's sister and is recovering from her second operation for varicose veins. Dale Lockwood attended an insurance sales meeting in Worthington, Minn., and was a guest of the Southwest Life Underwriters Assn. Dawn, 6, daughter of Mrs. Burnadene Opheim, was a patient several days at St. Ann " ospital because of a hemorr- MASONS INSTALL The 1966 officers for Kossuth Masonic Lodge at Burt were installed Jan. 5. Clark Miller was installing officer, Kenneth Richards was marshal, and E. P. Fredrickson was chaplain. New officers are Worshipful Master, Earl Stott; Dean Andrews, Senior Warden; Arnold Hansen, Junior Warden; Bob Lang, Senior Deacon; Wayne Dugan, Junior Deacon; Howard Andrews, Senior Steward; Wm. Amesbury, Junior Steward; Lawrence Newbrough, Tyler; J. L. Miller, treas, and 0. H. Graham, sec. SLUMBER PARTY Susan Vipond had a slumber party Friday night after the basketball game. Guests were Diane Allen, Linda Hunt, Suzanne Kent and Nancy Moe. Susan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Vipond. lllllilliillll DATE OPEN HOUSE Burt Telephone Co. will have open house Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. serving coffee ant cookies. There will be three door prizes. BANK REELECTS The annual stockholder? meeting of the Burt Savings bank was held Tuesday. The present officers were re-elected Birthday Circle met Jan. 1C witli Clara Van Steenberg. Layton Rash called Tuesday from Riverside, Calif., and talk hage. She had tonsils and adenoids removed at Iowa City the week before and came home Sunday. Mark Cranston has been on crutches the past week. He was playing football with a group of boys and fell and pulled the cartilage in his knee. He is an 8th grade student. The John Lenertzes, Emmets- fcurg, and John Van Hoves, Buffalo Center, were guests Sunday at the Wm. Gidding's. The Merle Richards, Britt, left Saturday to visit the Ralph Richards in Tampa, Fla. He is in the army stationed at McDill air force base. The Quentin Bjustroms plan an extended visit in Florida for several months. The Jim Schencks were guests Jan. 13 at Ray McWhor ter's for Jim Schenck's birthday. !—ALGONA (Iowa) ADVANCE! MONDAY, JAN. 17, 1966 Semester tests were given at Garrigan Wednesday and Thursday, January 12 and 13. —GHS— Garrigan will play Austin Pa* celli on the home court, Friday night, January 14. Garrigan will travel to play Don BoscO of Gilbertville on Saturday night. - • • • •;—GHS— .;,/.. , ' •• Coach Kramer and the. Biology class have been dissecting worms. -GHS— Sister Michael's office has been brightened up with a picture of colorful underwater fish made by Rhonda Schuller and the Art class. Lakota girls win 55-51 over Corwith-flesley Lakota — Sue Karels scored 14 field goals and seven free throws for 35 points here Tuesday night and led the Lakota girls basketball squad to a 5551 victory over Corwith-Wesley. GIRLS Corwith-Wcjley (51) fg ft pf bettering 11 8 1 f*ox 454 Studer 3 2 1 Kreps •—— 002 fticke :_____„_ 00 4 Sloan 00 6 . tOTALS, 18 15 18 Lakota (55) fg ft pf Karels „__-_ 14 7 3 Junkerhleir •-_• 2 5 4 Boyd 001 Leonard 431 C6y—_ 004 Rusher 002 Christ -____ 004 Sleper _-_L-__^__r_^_ 004 TOTALS _____L_ 20 15 23 DUNN'S SURE-SAVE It is a pleasure to welcome your new addition to Algona. May we express our heartiest congratulations and bur best wishes for the future. We've enjoyed our South Phillips ; location and we're certain you will, too. "rti'MiitVi-LtfMiiMir i.: • v^s^tt^'^. ;••* > .<>£* -if O' ') Lindsay Soft Water 520 South Phillips St. — Algona, Iowa LINDSAY Servicing Kossuth, Humboldt, Hancock, Winnebago, Emmet and Palo Alto Counties. • RENTALS • SALES • SERVICE South Phillips St. Algona, Iowa to DUNN'S SURE-SAVE from Algona Plumbing & Heating We are proud to have had a part in this fine addition to the Algona business section • by installing all plumbing and heating fixtures. Congratulations to the owners for an- other step forward for Algona. •' Best Wishes On Your New Store f i DUNN'S SURE-SAVE AND WELCOME THEM TO ALGONA! We ere pleased that you have chosen Phillips Street as your new location. Having served the community at our South Phillips- location for 20 years, we are confident you will enjoy a most pleasant and prosperous future. PERCIVAL MOTORS South Phillips St. Algona, Iowa i Best Wishes to 'S SURE-SAVE ON YOUR FINE ADDITION TO ALGONA We were proud to have installed all of the wiring and electrical work. Algona Electric 'SI" ROTH, Owner 5-5339 ALGONA • to DUNN'S SURE-SAVE On its fine new addition to Algona The Security State Bank of Algona wishes to express its sincere congratulations v- to Mr, William Dunn. Gerald, Violet and Bob Bomgaars on this fine new addition to Algona. We offer our best wishes to each of you. Your new store typifies the progressive expansion of Algona and demonstrates the optimistic faith in the future of Algona. The SECURITY STATE BANK ] With Offices in LuVerne 9 Member Of FDIC • ALGONA .
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