The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 12, 1967 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 12, 1967
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S-Algena (la.) Upper Dei Molnet Thursday, Oct. 12, 1967 Algona Girl Enjoyed Visit, Work In Europe This Summer Sharon Sundet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sundet, and a Sophomore at Luther College in Decorah, spent part of her summer in Europe and served as a volunteer at a Lutheran retreat center, Hothorpe Hall, 80 miles north of London, for 21/2 weeks. She left Minneapolis by plane to New York City where she transferred to another jet for and eight-hour trip to Frankfurt, Germany. Met by a former volunteer from Hothorpe, she took a tour of the city. They traveled by train along the Rhine River to the Hook of Holland, where they boarded the SS Amsterdam for Harwich, England. They traveled by train to London and Market Harborough, four miles from Hothorpe. At Hothorpe Hall, their duties included housekeeping, preparing for other guests and readying class rooms, as well as some time in gardening and landscaping. Sharon was there with eight volunteers from the United States, as well as a number of volunteers from the European continent. During tier free time, she was able to visit Stratford- on-Avon, home of William Shakespeare, and London. She was impressed witli the meticulous landscaping and extensive gardens and greenhouses at Hothorpe Hall. In one of the gardens is an Italian Chapel, carefully constructed as it had been in Italy. Trees have been imported from all over the world. Once a week, it is the custom to enjoy a sauna bath, a special type of steam bath. Sharon was greatly impressed with the beauty of the English countryside. After her service at Hothorpe Hall, Sharon and Marti Packer of Aurora, m. traveled together to the continent. After spending a day and night at Amsterdam, Holland, which they toured, they traveled to the coast, where the complete train was ferried to Oslo, Norway. Both steam and electric trains are used, with a smorgasbord served on each type of train. Traveling then to Gjovik, about 2 1/2 hours north of Oslo, they visited Mrs. Christina Hagen, aunt of Mrs. Sundet and a sister- in-law of the latter*s mother, Mrs. Anna Longseth of Ottosen. Sharon and Marti remained there touring and visiting relatives for two days and returned to spend three days in Oslo, where a pen pal of Marti showed them around. There they shopped and saw displays of silver and tin products, as well as many glass products. They visited a ski jump and an island where the famous "Kontiki" and many Viking ships are harbored. Sharon remarked that the "Kon- tiki", which made a fabulous trip from South America across the Pacific, was very well preserved and is just as it was during its much publicized trip. Upon taking a train trip to Stockholm, Sweden, they found that there is free exchange of travel, similar to travel between the United States and Canada, with no customs examination and no passports required. From Stockholm, they traveled to Hoteboro, home of Sana Svedman, for a five day visit in her home. Sana is a former foreign exchange student who made her home in Algona with Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Taylor during her senior year in high school. The girls met Sana's sister, Sylvia, who left for a visit in the United States while Sharon and Marti were with the family. The girls enjoyed a long harbor tour at Stockholm and attended the mid-summer fest, at which people are dressed in native costume for the national holiday. Will Be Galen Metzger's Bride On Dec. 2nd MARY JO WIEGAND Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wiegand, Jr., Oakville, la., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Jo, to Galen Metzger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Metzger, Whittemore. Miss Wiegand is a 1967 graduate of the Mediapolis High School and is presently employed at the Burlington hospital, Burlington, la. Mr. Metzger is a 1963 graduate of Algona High School and is engaged in farming. A December 2 wedding is being planned. In the city hall, they visited the Golden Chamber, where the noted Nobel Prizes are announced and awarded. They also toured the Milles Garden, which contains many of his carvings and sculptures and the home where many of his objects of art are displayed. They visited the Tornet, a new radar tower, which DOWNPOUR SAVE BY MAIL! Just enclose your check or money order with your savings passbook in our postage-paid envelope. It's the weather-proof way to put your money to work earning our generous return! Call for free sdve-bv-mail forms. Convenient Passbook Savings This is the best all-around savings plan for everybody — the best way to have money available when you need it ... the best way to build small sums into large. Dividends are paid twice a year. Put any amount into your account . . . any time. HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Assn. 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Sharon and Marti then returned to Copenhagen, where they toured the Tivoli Gardens, which includes an East Indian Tower and a Japanese Tower, as well as other scenes of interest. They had an opportunity to view the famous mermaid statue which guards the harbor. They spent four days at the home of a pen pal of Marti in Bremen, Germany, with interesting tours of the area. Heide, their hostess, took them to a youth center where refreshments are served and the youth participate in dancing. They sit around tables and talk. Language presented little difficulty, as most of the students in Germany are taught English in elementary and secondary schools. Sharon remarked that the youth there seem to enjoy going out on get- togethers in groups much more than the young people do here, She also feels that the young people there are more satisfied and know much better than American youth how to have a good time and enjoy themselves simply. In addition to the traditional tea and biscuits in England, Sharon found the Scandinavian pastries rich, but as she said, "Wonderful." She enjoyed their hard bread, which she said was served with lots of butter. Of the many types of cheeses, she preferred a white cheese and the Gouda. She remarked that the ice cream there is much richer than it is here. At the Svedman home, meats most often served included veal, pork chops and meat loaf, and she found that they use comparatively little beef. Sharon found fresh fruits most expensive and said that she and Marti used their change, after purchase of a railway ticket, to purchase fruits at the station, since they are not allowed to transport money from one country to another. In Germany, Sharon enjoyed the dark break, which she said was thin-sliced and delicious. Asked if hamburgers were available, she replied, "Yes, and they are very thick and juicy." She also enjoyed the bratwurst, which is served in sidewalk cafes and places like the youth center. Hamburgers were not served in Scandinavia, where Sharon found that they served open-faced sandwiches and foot-long hot dogs. Cokes were available almost everywhere. Women's Club District Meet A district Women's Club meeting will be held Oct. 16 in the Methodist Church at Humboldt, with members of clubs in Calhoun, Emmet, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster, Winnebago and Wright counties A coffee hour will be held Iron 8:30 to 9 a.m. At the varied sessions which will follow, many well-known speakers, including some state officers. WE HAVETHi GENUINE L o N 6 ?//„&/& Top Qualify ^ WINDOW MATERIALS WIN'DOW MATERIALS (36 33* S3S> ''Only '634 \0 ' FLEXO-GLASS GLASS-O-NET WYRO-GLASS SCREEN-GLASS FLEX-O-PANE •WARP S BRANDED ON THE EDGE MEANS SATISFACTION COAST TO COAST STORES ED WOLF, OWNER ALGONA GIVE THE UNITED WAY 1968 — One Gift Works 13 Wonders - ' i -:$,• i- S ALGONA CHARITIES, INC. provides a helping hand for the needy and for those cases not covered by government aid. Upon investigation by the school nurse, funds are allocated for corrective measures for eyes, hearing, teeth and limbs. Local Representative: Milton Norton, 3Va East State Street, Algona, Iowa, 295-3836. KOSSUTH COUNTY SCHOOL FOR RETARDED CHILDREN provided aid for a special day school, obtains specialist advice and helps retarded children fit into community life. Local Representative: Rev. Robert F. Lorenz, Box 571, Algona, Iowa 50511, 295-3758. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (PRAIRIE GOLD COUNCIL) is a 12 month program made available to all boys and their leaders through the services of a local area Boy Scout Council. Local Representative: David H. Evans, Boy Scout Executive, 811 East Elm Street, Algona, Iowa, 295-2332. GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA provides instruction and leadership for girls. Representative. Mrs. Gertrude W. Pick, Executive Director, North Iowa Girl Scout Council, 115'/2 First Street S. E., Mason City, Iowa 50401, 423-3044. IOWA CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY provides care and counseling for children in foster homes, care and counseling for unmarried mothers, and adoption service. Representative: Raymond B. Wee, Field Representative, Iowa Children's Home Society, 1101 Walnut, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. SALVATION ARMY'S work is directed toward care of the poor, care for unwed mothers, prisoners and parolees and their families, aid in national emergencies, and work with service men. Local Representative: Russell Waller, 111 East Call Street, Algona, Iowa 50511, 295-3535. RED CROSS furnishes volunteer aid in cases of disasters. The federal government designates the agency for responsibility in providing relief in certain disasters. Assistance is provided in swimming instruction, life saving and first aid instruction. Local Representative: Mrs. Evelyn Bickert, Red Cross Headquarters, 17'/ 2 East State Street, Algona, Iowa 50511, 2952805. CANCER CAUSES — Research, education and services. Funds made available to Medical Services, College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, for research and equipment. HEART CAUSES — Research, education and services. Funds made available to Medical Services, College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, for research and equipment. POLIO AND OTHER NEURO-MUSCULAR DISEASES — Research, education and services. Funds made available to Medical Services, College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, for research and equipment. IOWA MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION — A non-profit educational organization for mental health. Representative: Mrs Anne Keen, Interim Exec. Dir., The Iowa Association for Mental Health, Inc., 306 Flynn Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 288-5349. ' ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM FOUNDATION - Service and research. Representative: C. William Schneider Executive Director, Iowa Chapter Arthritis Foundation, 914 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. USO provides a reminder of home for our servicemen. Local Representative: John Claude, 21 East Call Street, Algona, Iowa 50511, 295-3510. $ $ $ Campaign, clerical, publicity expenses, etc, 600.00 1,000.00 3,000.00 2,300.00 700.00 750.00 2,175.00 1,250.00 800.00 260.00 600.00 600.00 175.00 1,100.00 CAMPAIGN DATES TOTAL $16,000,00 ADVANCE AND COMMERCIAL GIFTS - OCT. 2 -14,1967 RESIDENTIAL AREA - OCT. 16 - 29,1967 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Terms expire December 31, 1967 Clair Blossom Jack Chrischilles Sharon Cowan William Kraft, Treasurer L. L. Riter Thelma Tschetter Jne? Wolfe, Secretary Terms expire December 31, 1968 Elgin Allen Fred Diekmann James Geelan DuWayne Klein Jack Ljmbaugh Richard Rlngsdorf Bertha Sundet Financial Secretary: Delores Hopkins Terms expire December 31, 1969 Lois Allen Evelyn Bickert Harry Greenberg, Vice President Irving Miller, President Walter Mora Joe Pomplun Pella Welter

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