Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1966 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 7, 1966
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(Iowa) ADVANCE ' MONDAY, MARCH ?, •••eeM*Maeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaeeeeeeeee*eeeeeeee "INK in my VEINS" MARIAN INMAN Will repair Burl streets this summer Have you ever thought of how casually we accept the hiany services We enjoy. We simply accept them as a matter of course now. But when they were pioneered they had rough going and were vigorously protested as something that would never succeed, something that would never be practical. Progress under protest. Now they add to the smoothness and ease of our lives. Take our mail delivery for instance, and our oost offices, The first U. S. Post Office was established in 1789 and they have come a long hard way to our efficiency of today. Oh, naturally we gripe at an occasional delayed letter or some such grievance, but what of the service of early days? You may have found several pieces of mail in your mail box this morning. There may have been letters from your Aunt Barbara in Fargo, and your friend Maria in Germany. Perhaps there was a seed catalogue, letters from your children etc. How was this mail gathered from nlaces thousands of miles anart and delivered to your home? It came to you through the Post Office and Postal system. Sorted and cancelled and sent on their way from each Post Office. Just imagine our community without Postal service. You would not often hear from your friends or relatives who live outside the community. You would not be able to send away for catalogues of stamps nr games, or information for school projects and vacations. There would be little to re»H but local books, magazines and newspuners which you woul.d purchase at newsstands. It would be difficult to operate most businesses and industries. History records that as long ago as 3000 B. C. fast couriers, or runners, memorized messages and carried them for their rulers. Only rulers used this early postal system. There was no demand for a general postal service because few people could read or white. Early "letters" were carved on clay or bronze, they were carved on bone or wood, and protected by a wax coating. Still later, the skins of animals (parchment) or materials made from vegetable matter (papyrus) were used. The beginnings of public mails were during the 1.400's by King Edward of Enoland. Charles II of Great Britain started the London Pony Post in 1630. In Great Britain in 1836, Rowland Hill wrote a pamphlet suggesting a cheap, uniform rate for letters, the present day envelope, .and adhesive postage stamps. Previously, postmasters had written "Paid" on the outside of a sealed letter, before it was sent, or if payment had not been made in advance, thev money was collected from the person receiving the mail; Hill's reforms, were, for the most part, adopted in Great Britain in 1840. The first postage stamps in the world were issued in Britain on May 6, 1840. The first indication of an official American Postal System apoeared in 1639. In that year, the Massachusetts colonv gave Richard Fairbanks permission to receive and dispatch ship mail at hi* horn- in Bo*ton. He was paid on* e«»nt for every letter he handled. Boston history records that Post Road was so named because of the postal system bequn on it in 1672. Ben Franklin was the first great name in American Postal Service. He served as Co-Deputy Postmaster General of the Colonies 1753 to 1774. The second Continental Congress appointed him the first American Postmaster General in 1775. When the United States was b^ing formed. George Washington insisted on developing an efficient mail service. The Congress guaranteed the. mail service as a symbol of freedom bv decreeing that private letters could not be opened or delaved by postal authorities. Before this time, the mail service had primarily been for the use of the Government and private citizens ran the risk of having their mail opened and read. In 1789, Congress chose Samuel Osgood as tho fir*t Postmaster General under the United States Constitution. At that time there were 75 post offices in the country and fewer than 2,000 miles of post roads. Mail service has come a long way from the pony express to the modern mail carriers service traveling on improved roads with the Post Office as one of the executive departments of the United States Government. The Postmaster General is a member of the president's cabinet. "Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, parsing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes, and *eeino them gratified. He that labors in any great or laudable undertaking has his fatigues first supported by hope, and afterwards rewarded by joy." "To strive with difficult!**, and to conguer them, is the highest human felicity." — Samuel Johnson. ttiyt '•'.' Smile a little, write that letter you have been putting '•'-•off, call up a friend and cheer her up, refurbish vour spring wardrobe with a bright scarf, a new hat, some flowers, refurbish your leadership cloak, make another envious to wear it, pass it on and if in fine shape when you do you will feel well rewarded for anv time you expended for yonr club, your community, your world. Life is short, enjoy it while you may. don't get so involved you do not take time to look at family and friends. Read "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. See you next week. Burl — At a special meeting he Burt Town Council signed agreement with the Rohlin Construction Co., EsthfirvUlei, for a summer street repair program. Several streets will be )lacktOpped for 56c per square yard and other already black- .opped roads will be seal coated at a cost of 25c per square yard. LIONS CLUB MEETS Lions club met at the Legion Hall Feb. 28, The dinner was served by Mesdames Wallace ttawcott, Neis -Nelson, George Becker and Seft Wefttierft, Mth 21 members and one gtiiil. A.- C. Hinckley introduced Hatley Troutman Jrv The attendance drawing was won by Dale Lookwood. The annual banquet usually held in April will be desfc* nated as a senior banquet thU year With only the Lions club members and their Wives, parents of the Seniors, arid faculty members invited to purchase tickets to attend. Club members voted to continue with the Legion Auxiliary serving the regu lar meeting meals at a slight in crease. DONATIONS MADE The Legion and Auxiliary met in the Legion Hall March 1 with hostesses Jean Scott and Gladys Hawcott. The Auxiliary voted to send $2 to CARE for the Phillipines and $5 to Des Moines for the supply shelf for the Veteijaft'S'HoSpitak The xiliary* bought the book, Alone SJTo Longer, by Stanley Stein, which Will be given to the library. There were 50 Ibs. of carpet rags sent to Knoxville and! Mt. Pleasant The assigned child Was outfitted for Easter. Luella McWhortef and Mary Nelson reported on the county meeting at Penton Feb. 15. The Auxiliary sold Favorite Recipes of Iowa for promotion of Iowa meats. Members are requested to have the Golden Mike bal* lots found in the National News in February and March. OPEN HOUSE HELD There were 200 at the annual open house of the K & W Farm ; Service Co. last weekend in Burt. Mrs. Harley Hanson won the Shetland pony, Other prize winners were Hugh Black, Mrs Ed Foertsch, Mrs. K. J, Smith, Arnold Danielson, August Schi- puli, LeVaht Moore, Loren Johnson, John SmitTi r Allen Eden. Ronald Gardtief) John McNejM, AMfl Afidfeiso« f Maurice Ef- pelding. Ervtii Hahdel is maiia* jet and J. fr'Andrews assistant ifi Burt. BACKWARD PARTY Fifty W.S.C.S. members attended a Backward Party at Fellowship Hall in Burt Methodist church March 2. Guests wore clothing backward, entered the hall backward. Lunch was served first and all games were backward including a backward spelling bee conducted by Rowena Ryerson. This party was sponsored by the losing teams in an attendance contest. SHOTS TO BE GIVEN The immunization program for students and pre-schoolers was held March 4 at Burt scho- ol, this it for sfl^iip^tftnd the booster shot f6f dipthefia, whooping cough and tetanus, Dr. fi. K. Bahnson id in charge assisted by the public health nurse Joyce Hayden, FORMER TEACHER DIES Funeral services for Mrs. Ul* lian Sdiradefj Burt, were held March 5 at Ward's Funeral Home in Clear Lake, She died at 11:30 p.m. March 1 at Park Hospital in Mason City, after a short illness, She taught school in Lone Rock, Titonka and Burt. ROUND-UP MARCH 15 The annual kindergarten round-up for parents will be held at Burt school at 7:30 p.m March 15. Children who will be 5 before Sept. 15 are eligible. stofe Saturday;, • Jess Harms won the electric drill at Burt eiev$tor. • _ U & 1 Circle will meet March at Isabel Sabin's. Roll call is white elephant exchange. .The program on household efficiency is by Maxine Angus, Bemie's Market held its opening March. 3 to 5 with pri- aes each day, Mrs. William Giddings won the television set at Vogel'i WIRING Connected or Corrected tin "JIM UTT" ELECTRIC Phone 295-2225 Burt Mrs. George Hawcott Mrs. Gene Pedersen, Humboldt, who had surgery at the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge came to the home of her parents, the Stanley Blacks, March 2 for several weeks. Her 6 week old daughter Tina has been with her grandparents for several weeks while she was in the hospital. Mrs. Pedersen is the former Jane Black. O.E.S. Past Matrons will meet March 10 at Jessie Miller's assisted by Trella Patterson. Roll call is a cleaning hint. Program is by Millie Klamp and Gladys Hawcott. A special W.S.C.S. meeting will be held at the Methodist church March 9 with the pastor and members of the Evangelical United Brethren church, Lu Verne, as guests. There will be a discussion of the proposed merger of the two churches. The Brian Zwiefels and Mrs. Myrtle Zwiefel were guests Tuesday at Merrill Zwiefel's, Wesley. Dollar day was held Monday at the Burt elevator and 300 attended, with 45 dozen dough- nuts served, free coffee, pea nuts and popcorn. Door prizes went to Hazel Steven, Wm. Lar son, Robert Richter, Ed Fred rickson, Francis Erpelding, Mrs. Wm. Trenary, Martha Gifford, Lawrence Govern, Mrs. Wm. Madsen Sr., Helen Johnson, Harold Lampe, Mrs. Duane Nelson, Mrs. Walter Campney, Don Reimers, Ed Foertsch, Don Strayer, Ronald Gardner, Mrs. H. J. Lacy and Wm. Foertsch. The Eugene Stewards, Minneapolis. have an 8 Ib. 9 oz. son Paul Eugene, born Feb. 24. Three older sons are staying at the Clifford Abbas home in Cross Lake, Minn. The grandparents are the Walter Stewards, Burt, and Walter Wertzes, of Madrid. Mrs. Donald Mitchell, Kossuth Heart chairman, reports $176.70 collected for the Heart Fund which includes $20 in Memorial fund, $15 for Louis Scott and $5 for John Miller. Guests Sunday at Gary Webb's were Mrs. Jessie Rash, Mrs. C. L. Webb, the John Rash family and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Markla. Terry Lynn, son of the Gary Webbs, was baptized at the First Lutheran church by Rev. Robert F. Lorenz. Prjotiuo? C«U the ADVANCE I WlAf^^rtrtfl^^^^^^AftJW^rtWftfl^^^MflAftAfliWWAMA^^^WiffAMi^W^fWWyWl^^ CONGRATULATIONS, SCOUTS! A SPECIAL SALUTE TO ALGONA GIRL SCOUTS ON THEIR SPECIAL WEEK! WEEK MARCH 6-12 s ~ * Scouting builds character, sets high standards and exemplifies the very best in America's youth. Do your part, too. Support and encourage the Girl Scout Program. the Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try to do my duty to God ... and my country. To help other people at all times. To obey the Girl Scout Law. the Girl Scout Laws... 1 A Girl Scout's honor is to be trusted. 2 A Girl Scout is loyal. 3 A Girl Scout's duty is to be useful and to help others. 4 A Girl Scout is a friend to all and sister to every other Girl Scout. 5 A Girl Scout is courteous. 6 A Girl Scout is a friend to animals. 7 A Girl Scout obeys orders. 8 A Girl Scout is cheerful. 9 A Girl Scout is thrifty. 10 A Girl Scout is clean in thought, word and deed. THIS MESSAGE SPONSORED BY THESE COMMUNITY-MINDED ALQONA MERCHANTS . . . FOSTER FURNITURE "Home of Quality Furniture" $-5294 ALGONA GAMBLES "The Friendly Store" 5-3411 ALGONA FAREWAY STORES, INC. 5-3831 ALGONA HARRISON'S "Algona's Leading Variety Store" 5-2553 ALGONA HOME FEDERAL SAVINOS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION "For Home Loans of AH Kinds" 5-3545 ALGONA THE SECURITY STATE BANK "The Friendly Bank" 5-2487 ALGONA J. C. PENNEY CO. 53130 ALGQNA TAYLOR IMPLEMENT CO. "Your Grain Harvesting Headquarters" $-2467 SCHULTZ BROS. GARAGE "Dealers for Buick, Pontiac & Cadillac Cars" 5-3591 ALGONA WEIBENHOFF CORPORATION 5-2456 ALGONA HOPKINS SHELLY SERVICE 53407 ALGONA NORTH CENTRAL PUBUO SERVttE COMPANY "Coinplete LP & Natural Gas Service" 5-24J4 ALGONA wwwvwww

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