Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 2, 1966 · Page 13
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 2, 1966
Page 13
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••••••••eeeeteeetMeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaee "INK in my VEINS" idea of Memorial day originated with an order of 0 , e neral John A> Logan. Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, that every post should hold suitable exercises and should decorate the graves of their dead comrades with flowers. The order closed With the words: "Let no ravages of time testify to coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided Republic." This order, issued in 1868, now extends to the memory of the dead of all our wan. Gradually the custom hat grown and become a part of our way of life and now include* decorating the graves of our family and friends. It has become a sacred day of personal family commemoration. Because of its original purpose, the decoration of the graves of soldiers who fought to preserve the Union, its observance, always dignified and reverant, was given a military aspect. Bands played martial music. Ceremonies included a memorial address and the reading of the Gettysburg Address, which belongs to Memorial Day as does the Declaration of Independence to the Fourth of July. Flags were placed on soldiers graves and poppies are now another symool of the day for World War Veterans. In 1873 the veterans of New York persuaded the legislature to pass an act designating May 30th as a puolic holiday. Today, the American Legion is in charge of the ceremonies with flags, bands and parades. The grave of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia, is consecrated with formal rites. On Memorial day in 1322 the beautiful Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. was dedicated. The men of many wars lie silent. Their names are etched on time-discolored tombstones, and are unforgettably engraved on the hearts of all posterity. The battles they fought made history, yet to many of them the glory of the victory was theirs on history's pages only, for they died before the dove of peace was able to proclaim wars end. Let the men of today, and the children of today, who will be the men of tomorrow, know a greater victory in fighting the greatest of all enemies, war itself. Let there be no bloodshed, no maimed, no dead, but only hie and strength with which to build a greater world, rather than to destroy the world and the brotherhood of man. So on Memorial day, when you place a wreath at the grave of someone loved and lost, pray that all those who are working for a world without wars shall attain their goal, that the years to come shall not know the pain of the battlefield. This morning (Tuesday) the sun. is shining and after our good rain and with a little warmth things should really grow. i am going out to garden when 1 write this column to you. Wouldn't it be fun it we could see what each of us is doing? Makes me think of a play I read about, "On A Clear Day \ou Can see ijoreve'r." Touay is so clear we might just uo that. Each day we see or hear or read of evidences of man's real goodness cropping out in kind deeds from rescuing a stray Kitten to sacrificing something dear for another, the world is good except for the war mania. Love and compassion do exist but get lost in the turmoil. We should wake up to the fact that we cannot afford war. It blots out the beauty of our world. '/Its great cost in suffering, loss of human lives, in material things olmd us to the fact that music and poetry and painting ktui create the shape of dreams . . . Looking out at this beautify,! day I ask myself why we turn away from all this richness we haye inherited and struggle to olow ourselves into oblivion. Somehow I feel we Will not. We'll find a way to outlaw war. I am, reading an interesting book, "The Running Of The Tide," a Hbval iJy Esther i-orbes. it is the story oi balem in the uays of sailing ships. Salem in her great hour and in her decay, 'i lie story revolves around the innian iaivmy, ivia'arn Innian, the granumother who owned the shipping ousiness and in man whan, her grandsons, and people of ail ranks and kinds; Mr. Al'ricanus, the oimd blacK giant; Linua uouiu, wlio danceu for the L,ord, the Mornpesson family whose Folly, Dash Inman loved. It is filled with iactional background 01 Salem's early days and with romance, spice laden romance, glimpses oi swarming gold-roofed cities, and pirate junks witn bai's wings, and the urst American penetration into Japan, forbidden before this, of blockade running, of a typhoon of great happiness, oi tragic sadness. It is an absorbing book, the land i love. Do not forget, "The future begins today. It's a gift to which we wake each morning. Make use of it, don't throw it away." REDUCED! ALL FROM REGULAR STOCK! lililir 5.98 III aid 7.70! 4 99 MEN'S SUCKS RIGHT WHEN YOU NEED THEM MOST Whit a 'perfect time to pick out a wardrobe of fine warm weather fUf ks. Fine acetate and rayon blends in twift and plain weave*. Ivy plain frpntf with belt I loops. You'll find all the handsome cplors of the *ea- I wn in size* N j* *?• L CH4R6E IT AND SAVE, TOO AT S & L Alqono Kovtuth THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1M4 uance Serviceman boost! Three Drake classes listed for Algona The annual Drake University classes at the Algona high school building will be held in three terms this year, the first June 6 to 24, second June 27 to July 15; and final from July 18 to August 5. The classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Fridays for three weeks. Tuition is $26 per semester hour or $78 for each course. Classes listed for Algona are: 1st Term — English 147* Nineteenth Century Prose; instructor, Curtis C. Page. (Leading prose writers—exclusive of the Romantic Poets—discussed as literary figures, and as spokesmen of literary, social, philosophical and aesthetic ide- current in the irlneteeth century and significant in our own time,) 2nd tefm — Psychology 110* Social Psychology; instructor, Allan McDiamid. (Behavior in group situations: the self, coop' eration, conflict, leadership, mass behavior and propaganda.) 3rd Term — History 101 History of the United States; in structor, Herbert YanDeventef. (The adjustment of American society to its geographic envi rontnent; the development of domestic and foreign policies; the interplay of social forces; cultural achievements; current trends. SOCIETY Oft the menu re Nevt LOCALS Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Bronson have returned from a two week vacation in Colorado, visiting friends and sight-seeing. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Funk, Mrs. Dora Will, Algona, and the Martin Ostwalds, Whittemore, were in Iowa City Sunday where they visited George Weir of Cedar Rapids, who is presently in Veterans hospital at Iowa City. They also visited Mrs. George Weir at Cedar Rapids. She is a sister of Mr. Funk and the women. M-D CLUB GUEST DAY The Union Township Mothers and Daughters Club met at the Civic Center for a guest day with 40 present. Guests were Mrs. Clude Seeley, Mrs. Mary Fraser, Mrs. At eln Wagner, Mrs. Cecil McGiti- nis, Mrs. V. K. Monroe, Mrs. John Hovey, Mrs. Wayne Meyer and daughters, Parti and Kelli, Mrs. Richard Sarchet, Mrs. Kenneth Sarchet, Mrs. Edna Cruikshank, Mrs. Richard Shipler and daughter Crystal, Mrs. Wm. Marshall, Mrs. Stanley Sorenson, Mrs. Evelyn Taylor and Mrs. Alice Ditsworth of Kallispell, Mont., who is a former member and is visiting relatives and Mends in Algona this spring. Letters from former members were read, some from as far away as Oregon. An original poem was read by Mrs. Lewis Reilly. A travelog by Mrs. Alfred Schenck was given about a trip to the west coast. Music was by Mrs. Merlin Davies. A magazine article was read by Julia Taylor. Several pottec plants were given to mothers for various reasons. fUlVlOV TT^» ^* • mm^~^^ ••••• ""-— • lia Taylor and ttVi Afeftd, tile next meeting June 8 it Mrs, IUy —,, v ~- tcr's, on the menu committee will be Mrs. Jake Smith MM Mrs, Robert Sarchet, RoU ofcfl is name a state and capital, The program will be by Neva Ship- Icr. Hot line news will be by Camilla Metzger, This will b* the last meeting of the club year. •' • -:• : /..-.. ;' DUPLICATE BHID08 j Results of Durilicate Bridge oA May 16 were: First, Mrs. H. J«i cobson and Mrs. CosloW; second;, Mrs. Helen Laing and Mrs. Jackie Multer; and third, John Kerber and Lennie Paul. Next ae» sion will be June 6, 7:45 p.m. at the American Legion hall. „• Citation — Roger Messerly, Buckingham postmaster for over 22 years, recently received a "citation for excellence" by Postmaster General Lawrenc* F. O'Brien. It was given to the Buckingham post office for being a postal facility with a superior rating after rigid inspection by regional post office of; ficials. > | II I I H'i I i I I I M. fet DAVE LOGUE. Algona, is show at right (in white) signing a billboard saying "American Servicemen, We Appreciate You!" in a Circle K project at Buena Vista college at Storm Lake. The sign is a replica of a billboard originally erected at Sioux City in January of this year. Members of the Circle K are selling paper postcard-size replicas for 25c each and with a purchase a signature is added to the large sign to be sent to a Marine base in Da Nang, Vietnam. Logue is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Logue of Algona. Accept bids for Armstrong school Bids totaling $102,345.50 have been accepted for construction of a new Armstrong school addition and remodeling of Jthe; present structure, teuil'din'g is expected to begin at once and is to be completed this fall. Low bidders were Forest City .mprovement Company, general contractors, for $65,013; Secory & Sons of Clear Lake, mechanical contract, $25,463; and Lem<e Electric Company of Armstrong, electrical contract, $11,369.50. Other general contractors bidding were Royal Builders of Fairmont, $66,233; and Fagre onstruction Company of Estherville, $70,494. Two other bidders on the mechanical contract were Webster Plumbing & Heating of Spencdr $26,800 and C. B. Bjornstaid b Spencer, $26,900. ....... . Electrical bids also came from Emmetsburg Electrical Com pa ny, $13,253, and Heidke Electri Company of Estherville, $13,900. Cost of the new construction will come from $75,000 in bonds approved at an election this spring and the costs of remodeling will come from a surplus in general school funds. Bids received April 19 had all been rejected inasmuch as there were none covering the mechanical contract. Four classrooms will be added in the building program and will relieve a high school classroom shortage. DRESSES (Reg. up to $1.75) $1 39 Ends June 4th Pants or Slacks 69c - CLEANING SPECIAL - Only MARSHALL & SWIFT SAVE YOU SO MUCH Just When Savings Count the Most It makes no difference whether you send two garments or a dozen, you save on each one and enjoy Algona's finest dry cleaning. DIM. 29W2W ' 41-42 'WWVWAiWMA^^ come to Every woman knows it's most important to play the hostess in an atmosphere of gracious hospitality and to make her home expressive of her own personality. 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