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4—Algono (la.) Upper Des Moin«4 Thursday, Dee. 14, 1967 iiMiwmitw^^ My first Christmas gift oi 1967 - a very cute note pad holder and tray for pencil from Allen Wagner's DX station. Very cute and certainly most usable for me. "Thanks". - o Well, I've been given a lesson, sort of- might be headed "Read your paper thoroughly." Iseldom pay any attention to the small town news-1 don't know any one in them and so just give a casual glance. I sure goofed on one and it took the mother of the bridegroom to point it out tome. Mrs. James Christensen of Burt called on me, laid a card in front of me on which was printed, Gerald William Cady - and down in the corner was Commander, San Diego, Calif. Navy Hospital, or some such identification. She asked if it meant anything to me and of course it did, for he is my cousin and is at the naval hospital. Well, it seems her son David, USMC, suffered a back injury and was being doctored by him. Gerald was giving him treatment, and the two became good friends, so good that when David was married Nov. 24 in the Navy hospital chapel, Gerald gave the bride away. Herfather, Arthur Roberts, Lexington, Mass., is deceased, but the mother was present. The bride Patricia is a nurse, Lt. USNR. The couple went to San Francisco for a brief wedding trip. Mrs. Christensen gave me a detailed account and also added much about the inconveniences one is subject to when one finds themselves with just one lone nickel on one's person, but plenty of cash and travelers checks left by accident where she had been visiting. By devious ways and means she reached Council Bluffs where Mr. and Mrs. Earl Griffith came to her rescue financially. They are former Al- gonans, Mr. Griffith having served in the county treasurer's office and later becoming a state auditor. They will be well remembered. Mrs. Christensen's experiences would make a good movie comedy. - o • The old saw "An apple for the teacher" went in reverse the other day. It was a former teacher who was giving the apples. I was fortunate enough to be given one, and very good it was, too - but since the teacher Is on the rather quiet and non- publicity seeking type, I'll withhold her name. I'll just say "Thanks" for all of us. - o Yes, it begins to look like Christmas. A small table with candles lighted at the proper time each day stands in front of the hall mantel and can be seen plainly from my room. Already we've had "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas" several times a la radios. I often wonder how much loot was collected from "White Christmas". It must be a tidy sum for it has been very popular many years. - o - Maury White, Des Moines, brother of Mrs. Dick Post, was given a nice write-up in the Register. He is a sports writer and the item said he was awarded second place for a March 14 feature category of an annual writing contest held by the United States Basketball Writers Assoc. The column was about Tom Chapman, Jr. White was in the game story division in 1962 and finished third in the column division in 1961. I have mentioned his good looks before to which I will now add brains. - o - Now I've heard everything. First it was about a wheel chair which has been invented which can climb stairs, and now it's about wheel chairs which can be guided by the eyes. In the case of paraplegics, it sounded wonderful, and since it was along scientific lines, I didn't read it with too much understanding, but it all hangs on radar and bears a similarity in a way to remote- controlled TV. Boy 1 Have we come a long way from Adam! - o - A card from Marg Dalil who is vacationing in Frankfurt, Germany, says in part - "Cloudy today and down to about 42 degrees. Flowers are still in bloom and the grass is so green, which it is all winter. What a beautiful and interesting city. Yesterday the Germans didn't celebrate Thanksgiving, but we Americans did. We went to Aider's friends where we had a delicious dinner." - o Thank you, Mrs. Veda Dutton McArthur for your Christmas card and message and for your kind remarks about my column. - o - Thanks to you too, Mrs. Art Boyken, Titonka, for your pleasing remarks on my column and also for the information about the leaf nutcups which were on our Thanksgiving trays. I am glad to announce they were made by nine of the Legion Auxiliary junior members, aged 6-11. The girls make favors each month to be taken to one of the Good Samaritan homes, Kossuth County home, or to one of the sponsored hospitals, Veterans, etc. Your card picturing the Good Hope Lutheran church, Titonka, is one of which you can be very proud and from its size as pictured, you must have a fine congregation. - o After a squirreless winter, one invaded the bird feeder yesterday, but since corn meal has been placed in the disc under the feeder, he partook of some, but was more gentlemanly and left plenty for the birds which seem to enjoy the meal very much. The top of the feeder got out of commission somehow and when the feeder was filled with the meal, a rain dripped in, the meal wouldn't slide down, but you should see the birds stand on their heads and reach down into the feeder as far as possible. Bill Kading has the top fixed now, so all's well. - o We have a new girl working here that helped me to bed last M • *?> FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION Directors and Staff extend to members and friends BEST WISHES FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON AND NEW YEAR and appreciation for the many opportunities to serve and for friendly contacts throughout the year. Directors Hugh M. Black Robert E. Deal Marvin Junkermeier leander Menke Donald Usher Staff E. H. Hutchins Keith R. Hopp Helen Haas FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION OF ALGONA ANNUAL MEETING of members Wednesday evening, February 7, 1968 Save the date I Details later. 2te**^£^ £rsr ^W^v 3 ?^^*^^^^'*!^-^^^ 7 ^ ^ ^ rr ^"^ > .., *• t ^ % f° .i,^ 0 ^ w * y*^^*fr^i-M y -^ lllBll.nniB jllll ^ /», •V" u " night under the supervision of one who was assigned to give any necessary instructions. Now it is not a complicated process and the girl is very pleasant and the third person is such a peach and we have had so many laughs together. Last night I told the new girl to just lay my crutches across the armchair till needed in the morning. She did as instructed, then just for fun, I said, "No, lay them the other way." She hastened to do it, then it dawned on her it didn't make a bit of difference which way they laid, and the three of us had a good laugh - silly, wasn't it, but good fun, too. - o I've been given warning that rry room is to be "house cleaned" tomorrow. Some of the rooms are already completed, but my room is kept so nicely I don't fee much necessity. But that fever gets in the blood twice a year, is more deadly in the spring, and there is no medicine yet invented that checks it. To move a small drop leaf table I have, they'll have to find a box to put my Christmas gifts in for I have all my things wrapped and ready for the big day. How many of you can boast of such "mission accomplished?" Now it will be letters - but some can be a "round robin" deal which will help a lot. - o I had a little chat with Mrs. Huenhold this morning. She says the flowers are at their peak now and she wishes I could see them. I wish so, too, but 1 do get to see some of the lovely bouquets sent here after funerals and I have a lovely mum plant in my room now given by Howard Seely. I am glad all is well with Hazel now. She has been in frail health for sometime and I've talked with her quite frequently. She was never a corn- plainer and bore her afflictions bravely. God bless her. - o Next day - Everything is shipshape and my room smells so clean and looks so nice. For a while it looked as though a cyclone had struck, but now order has come out of chaos. - o Every time I hear that sonic boom I think of the bombed areas, past and present, and thank the good Lord so far we have not been invaded, and hope and pray there can soon be actual Peace on Earth. What misery has been inflicted over the years, numbering thousands of years back. It is even depressing to read the old testament and I sometimes wonder Just how far we have progressed. - o Lest we get too serious at this festive time, I will end thisway- What! A new flower? "Night blooming jazzman." RUGS Mrs. Madeline Hall, Brooklyn, has been weaving rugs on the same loom for over 40 years. Mrs. Hall no longer knows how many rugs she has woven but enjoys weaving rugs and other items as a hobby. Miss Jordan Is Honored At LuVerne Sunday, the LuVerne Methodist Church gave recognition to Myrtle Jordan for having been an active member for 70 years. She was presented during the morning worship service. Out-of-town friends and relatives were pests of the church at a carry-in dinner at noon and in the afternoon an informal program was held which included comments from some of those present and the reading of messages from friends and former ministers who could not be present. MYRTLE JORDAN Miss Jordan is still active. Her special interest is in the department of education. Approximately 200 friends and relatives from 16 Iowa and Minnesota towns were present to participate in the activities of the day. Algona Community School Adult Education Program OPENING DATE AND HOURS: Most classes begin on Monday evening, Jan. 15, 19G8, unless otherwise specified. Exceptions are Men's Recreation scheduled on Thursday evening, Jan. 11, and Advanr-ed Typing, Gunsmithlng, and Basic Electricity scheduled on Wednesday evening, Jan. 17. Public Speaking will have its first meeting on Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, with the following classes o be held on Monday evenings. Machine mathematics will be rranged on an evening most convenient. The classes will meet )nce a week for 10 consecutive weeks from 7:30 to 9:30 unless otherwise designated. The Driver Education class will not begin until March 18, 1968. TUITION: Tuition charge Is 50? per session payable in total at the first meeting. The tuition charge for the Driver Education nstruction will be $30 per individual, however. Any necessary supplies are to be purchased by the students in any particular class. Materials are in addition to the tuition charge. There will be no tuition charge for the Red Cross First Aid, Layman's Law, Medical Self-Help, or Personal and Family Survival. The instruction n these classes is provided as a community service. There will be no tuition refund after the second class meeting. REGISTRATION : Registration may be completed by calling Elgin Allen, high school principal, or Frank Brusie at 295-3518, between 8:30 and 5:00 MondaythroughFriday, orbywriting to Frank Brusie, Adult Education, AlgonaCommunityHighSchool,orbymaking a personal visit to the office of the High School Principal. It is desired o have registration made in each course prior to the first meeting of the class. Final registration date is Jan. 8, 1968 at 5:00 p. m. When registering, submit your name, address, telephone number, itle of course, and a second choice course if you have one. CLASS ORGANIZATION: Classes are planned primarily for people not attending a high school; with little or no formal testing or examinations included. Classes are organized with flexibility and adjustment to meet any group desires. Minimum class enrollment is 10 members. It is desired to have an enrollment of 20 in the Driver Education class, however. If your class does not develop with sufficient enrollment, you will be notified by mail or telephone. You will be allowed to make another class selection if you so desire. CLASS MEETING PLACES : Most of the classes are to be held in the Algona High School buildings. Upholstery and Exercise and Recreation for Women will meet in the Bryant School. Ceramics is to meet at 508 S. Harriet. General Metal Shop, Woodworking and Furniture Refinishing, and Gunsmithing will meet in the Industrial Arts Building. INFORMATION : Any questions or suggestions may be directed to Elgin Allen or Frank Brusie at Algona, telephone 295-3518, or by writing to Frank Brusie, Adult Education, Algona Community High School. COURSES FOR HOME AND FAMILY LIVING BEGINNING SEWING : Instructor, Mrs. Janet Sowers. Enrollment maximum of 15. Course will include primarily simple garment construction, and style and 'fabric selection. Project activity to include basic sewing principles such as cutting out and marking a garment, altering a pattern, unit construction, collars and necklines, sleeves, fitting and attaching a bodice and skirt, inserting a zipper, and various fastening methods. Pattern and fabric selection to be done with consultation with the instructor. ADVANCED SEWING AND ALTERATIONS! Instructor, Mrs. Nellie Van Allen. Enrollment maximum of 20. The course will be a continuation of Beginning Sewing. More detailed and complex sewing techniques will be Introduced. Clothing make-over and alteration principles will be presented. BEGINNING KNITTING; Instructor, Mrs. Garry McDonald. Included are the basic fundamentals of knitting and pattern interpretation. Students should bring 4-ply yarn and two number 5 or 6 knitting needles. ADVANCED KNITTING: Instructor, Mrs. Richard Chipman. For those familiar with basic knitting fundamentals. A continuation from the beginning knitting course. The development of more detailed and difficult knitting techniques will be offered. Included will be formal Instruction plus assistance with individual projects. Participants should bring a package of 5" x 7" index cards, pen or pencil, a skein of light colored, wool, baby yarn, and a pair of size 2 knitting needles. Participants may also bring any project on which they are currently working. CAKE DECORATING i Instructor, Mrs. Russel Kauffman. Enrollment limited to 20. A five session program. To cover the basic principles of cake decorating. Such possible techniques as making borders, scrolls and flowers; use of coloring; and sugar work and gum paste may be included. Instruction possibly centered around individual project work on birthday, wedding, anniversary and other cakes. Any necessary individual supplies wouldbe in addition to tuition charge. UPHOLSTERY : Instructors, Mr. and Mrs: Art Obrecht. Class to be held in the Bryant School basement. Course to include the techniques and fundamentals of upholstering and re-upholstering over-stuffed chairs and furniture. Students must furnish their own supplies. Laboratory experience on your own furniture project included in the program. Work on large pieces of furniture accepted only with consultation prior to the beginning of the course. DECORATING YOUR HOME : Coordinator, Mrs. LvleRiedinger; Algona Home Furnishing Firms Cooperating. A course in both the theory and the practices of Interior decorating. Topics to be included are art principles, using paint and wallpaper, floor coverings, draperies and window treatments, furniture arrangement, wise buys in furniture, functional lighting, and improving storage space. CROCHETING ; Instructor, Mrs. Delbert Wichtendahl. A course of instruction In the basic principles and techniques of crocheting. Formal instruction plus individual project work to be included. Participants should bring a ball of white size 30 crochet cotton and a number 11 steel crochet needle. ACADEMIC OR CULTURAL COURSES PUBLIC SPEAKING : Instructor, John Vint. First class to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16, the rest of the classes scheduled on Monday evenings. A study of basic speech techniques such as voice, speech preparation, gesture, etc. Emphasis will be placed on gaining confidence and poise. Speech technique analysis will center around group discussion, after dinner speeches, speeches of introduction, participating in group discussion, speeches to inform, and impromptu speeches. Exact course content to be determined by the interests of the group. MODERN MATH FOR PARENTS AND OTHER ADULTS: Instructors, Math Staff. An informative course covering the development and the reasons of the "modern" mathematics approach. Some of the basic topics in the mathematical field will also be included. SPEED READING AND READINGEFFICIENCY : Instructor, Miss Ella Zumach. """ An opportunity to develop more skill in reading speed and the interpretation of written material. The course will include suggestions for improving reading rate, an opportunity to evaluate individual speed, and instruction and practice to become more efficient in reading for business and pleasure. LAYMAN'S LAW: Presented by the Kossuth County Bar Association. No tuition charge for the course. Instruction will include many of the legal transactions encountered In our daily living. Such topics as automobile law, criminal law, social security, landlord' tenant relationships, partnerships and corporations, personal injury, and wills and estates may be presented. Other course content may be planned to meet particular group interests. INVESTMENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES: Instructor, John Love. A basic course covering the principles and policies of the Investment business. The guides and rules of buying and selling stocks, bonds and commodities. Also, a possible analysis of the principles of mutual funds. SKETCHING AND OIL PAINTING : Instructor, Jeanne Lighter. Instruction will include a review of sketching and composition, introduction of oils, and the proper techniques of their use. Work with charcoal and pastels may also be presented. Instruction to be primarily related to individual projects and interests. Intended to enlarge creative ideas as well as skills. THE WORLD TODAY; Instructors, Richard Przychodzin and Richard Schneider. A group discussion of recent events designed to place current events in their historical context and provide a better understanding of the comtemporary world. Modern problems and events on the national and international scene will be stressed. News periodicals and daily newspapers will serve as resource materials. BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: Instructor, Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Bazan. Intended as a general course in Spanish. To develop a basic understanding and a working knowledge of the language. Also, an explanation of some of the customs of Spanish speaking countries. An analysis of situations encountered and the necessities of getting along when traveling in these countries. The fundamentals and techniques of speaking will be emphasized. The language laboratory may also be used. Of benefit to people interested in travel in Latin American countries. MASS MEDIA COMMUNICATION : Instructor, Mrs. Marguerite Kalar. A study of the methods that provide the extension of self. Emphasis on the instantaneous communication of television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, mo vies and plays. An examination of Marshall McLuhan's theory that the communication medium is the message. MACHINE MATHEMATICS; Instructors, Math Staff. Meeting time to be arranged. A five session program, Instruction designed to develop competency in the operation of the printing calculator. Most of the instruction time will be actually operating the calculator and the remaining instruction will be organizing machine procedure. SURVEY OF WORLD RELIGIONS: Presented by the Algona Ministerial Union. A general overview and analysis of some religions found in the world today. Possible comparisons of primitive religions, Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islamism, Taoism, and Shintoism may be evaluated as to their relationship to Christianity. VOCATIONAL COURSES BEGINNING TYPING ; Instructor, Karen Johnson. Instruction in the touch method of typing for beginners. Includes developing speed and accuracy, and techniques helpful in personal and business typing. For those who had no previous instruction in typewriting or would like to be considered as beginners. ADVANCED TYPING : Instructor, Charles Ullom. To be offered on Wednesday evenings. First class to be held on Jan. 17, 1968. A continuation of the development of skills achieved in beginning typing. Includes developing greater speed and better accuracy, typing business letters, and duplicating programs, menus, etc. on fluid process and mimeographing machine. For those familiar with the touch method of typing and desiring added speed and techniques. FUNDAMENTALS OF BOOKKEEPING: Instructor, Charles Ullom. To cover the basic theory of bookkeeping. The application of this theory to the recording of general business transactions. Also, the preparing of financial reports such as profit and loss statements, and balance sheets. GENERAL METAL SHOP : Instructor, Chuck Benson. Course to include the various skills used in metal working. Technique involving simple metal work, sheet metal, wrought iron, metal lathe, forging, arc welding, acetylene welding, and milling machine may be offered. You need not be a professional to participate in the class. WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE REFINISHING: Instructor, Edgar Meyer. Building and refinishing furniture and small wood articles. Use of power and hand tools will be demonstrated. A course for men or women interested in wood craft work. PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY: Instructor, Edgar Meyer. To be offered on Wednesday evenings. A beginning course in electricity. Theory of current flow, and basic factors such as volts, amperes, ohms, and watts explained. Electrical circuits in house wiring and other practical situations covered. Components such as resistance, capacitance, and inductance to be explained. SOCIAL SKILLS EXERCISE AND RECREATION FOR WOMEN: Instructor, Mrs. Linda Hanson. Classes to be held at the Bryant School gym. A class to provide an opportunity for physical activity and exercise. No special experience or talent required. Constructive exercise, volley ball, basketball, and other athletic games may be included as the class so desires. Also, possibly some calorie control suggestions. Suitable apparel to be provided by participants. ADULT MEN'S RECREATION: Instructor, Keith Christie. Class to meet on"'Thursday" evenings in the High School gym. First class to be held on Jan. 11, 1968. Activities available include calisthenics, volley ball, and basketball. An athletic program designed to improve physical fitness. Participants to furnish their own shoes, shorts, towels, etc. BEGINNING BRIDGE : Instructor, Mrs. John Snere. Course includes the fundamentals of the game of bridge based on the Goren bidding method. Instruction is designed for the person who desires to learn to play bridge and the person who is just learning contract. INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE : Instructor, Mrs. Matt Streit. For the person who is familiar with the fundamentals of bridge. The Goren bidding method in its entirety will be. presented. MISCELLANEOUS COURSES CREATIVE CRAFTS: Instructor, Ervin Van Haaften. An artistic approach to making various craft projects. Instruction to be provided in the areas of clay, yarns, burlaps, and other stitcherles. Clay projects may include a variety of hand-wheel-thrown combination and hand built pieces. Other projects might be wall hangings, mats, rugs, and similar items. The course will include demonstrations and assistance in designing and constructing both traditional and contemporary projects. GUNSMITHING AND SHELL RELOADING; Instructor, Garmon Adams. Class will meet on Wednesday evenings. First class to be on Jan. 17, 1968. The course will provide instruction in gun and rifle maintenance, and shell reloading principles. Techniques to be presented are shot shell reloading, center-fire rifle reloading, restocking, checkering, altering of bolts, broken cartridge removal, building muzzle loaders, stock repair and fiber glass bedding, cold bluing, and some scope work. CERAMICS: Instructor, Mrs. Leonard Warner. Class to be held in ceramics studio at 508 South Harriet. An introduction of skills and materials used in pottery and other earthenware projects. Understanding and skills will be developed by projects constructed by individuals in the class. Instructor, Richard PERSONAL AND FAMILY SURVIVAL: Schneider. A six session program. No tuition charge. A civil defense course which is non-technical in content and is designed to show methods of survival which can be used during natural and manmade disasters. The services available through the national, state, county, and local Civil Defense organizations will be reviewed. All materials needed for the course are furnished. RED CROSS FIRST AID: Instructor, Mrs. Robert Kollasch. A five session program. No tuition charge for the instruction. Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Such emergency skills as controlling bleeding, treating for shock, protection of broken limbs, and "mouth-to-mouth" resuscitation will be presented. Beneficial for public employees, bus drivers, public safety officials, school employees, and the general public. ADULT DRIVER'S EDUCATION: Instructor*, Fritz Nielsen. Class to begin March 18, 1968. Instruction for adults who wish to learn the principles of driving and operating an automobile. Course is similar to that offered to high school students. Twenty hours of classroom instruction plus 6 hours behind-the-wheel for each participant. Tuition is $30.00 per individual. Minimum class enrollment of 20 members. MEDICAL SELF HELP-TRAINING; Presented by the Algona Community School and Kossuth County Civil Defense Organization. A six session program. No tuition charge. A brief analysis of emergency medical helps in case of emergencies. Such items as radioactive fallout and shelter, healthful living during emergencies, transportation of injured, artificial respiration, nursing care, infant and child care, and emergency childbirth may be in-

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