Bur! Budget Lower, Tax Load Is Up A lower city budget containing higher tax askings was approved Wednesday night by the Burttown council. The $75,916 budget for 1968 is $2,430 less than the 1967 budget. But $14,150 of the budget will be raised by taxes this year. Only $11,985 of 196rs $78,346 budget came from taxes. The $61,766 balance of the new budget will be raised from other revenue sources, including utilities, fund transfers and licenses. J. L. Miller was appointed Mayor pro-tern and presided Wednesday night in the absence of Mayor Nels Nelson. Councilmen E. E. Fettis and Claire Reutzel took office Wednesday night. Other appointments for the year included Paul Schweiger as town marshal, G. H. McMullen as town clerk, Lulu Hawcott as town treasurer, Dr. R. H. Thompson as city health officer, R. G. Buchanan as city attorney and Ralph Johnston as superintendent of utilities and streets. Committees appointed included Councilmen J. L. Miller and Claire Reutzel for Streets, Walks and Crossings; E. E. Pettis and Ray Hoppus for Utilities; Miller and Hoppus for Bond, Finance and Ordinances; Don Patterson and Pettis for Health, Nuisances and Fire; and Reutzel and Patterson for Sanitation and Dump Grounds. Burt Savings Bank was designated as a depository for town funds. A bid from Lappe's DX of four cents per gallon below normal posted prices for gas for the city used during the year was accepted. The bid from K and H Cooperative for fuel oil for 3.9 cents per gallon below normal posted price for No. 1 fuel oil and 3.6 cents per gallon below normal price for No. 2 fuel oil was accepted. A satisfactory water analysis report was received from the State Hygenic Laboratories at Des Moines. - o - Mr. and Mrs. George Becker, Stephen and Susan, were guests" of honor at a 6:30 dinner at the Martin Becker home, Algona, Sunday evening. The occasion honored Mr. and Mrs. Becker's 23rd wedding anniversary and Stephen's 15th birthday, which fell on Monday. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker, Burt, and Mrs. Ethyl Hain, Algona. The Beckers were presented a hand-made anniversary plate by his mother, Mrs. Martin Becker. Members of the Past Matrons Club will meet at the home of Lulu HawcottJan.il. Gladys Hawcott will be assisting hostess. Members will answer roll call with "Fads of Yesterday." Lillian Fredrickson and Ethel Dremmel will be in charge of the social hour. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Ulses received word from their son, Gene, who is studying for the priesthood in Rome, Italy, that he had been host to Mr. and Mrs. Al Roders, Remsen, Iowa, who had come to Rome for the ordination into the priesthood of their son Paul. Paul was one of 52 young men ordained Dec. 21 in Rome. During their Christmas vacation, Gene, Paul, his parents and sister, and an aunt and uncle toured Switzerland and Germany. Susan Trainer returned this past week to her home in El Toro, Calif., after a week's visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jurgens and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Ulses spent two days the past week with their daughter, Rosemary and husband, Mr, and Mrs. Daniel Zaugg, Ames, The Zauggs were New Year's visitors at the Ulses home. Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCarthy, Albany, Mo,, were Saturday dinner guests at the Ron Jurgens home. New Year's guests of the Jurgens were the Alien Watnems, Ottosen. Mr. and Mrs, Ron Jurgens and family attended the wedding of Gary Mac Jurgens and Karen Gail Kypers at the United Brethren Church, Milford, Friday evening, Dec. 29. Ron attended his brother as best man. Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Govern, Vincent Govern, Titonka; and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lynch and family were guests at a dinner at the ErYin Ulses home Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wiener were Sunday guests at the Bob Lewis home, Westside. Mrs, Elsie Winters left Friday for Punta Gorda, Fia., where she will reside in her mobile home Burt The Monitor Lone Rock Mrs, Ruby Hinckley, News Dftnni* Wdfor, Editor Burt Scouts Bum Greens BURT - Approximately 75 Burt Girl Scouts, their leaders, families and friends braved the 19 below zero weather Saturday night to attend the first "Burning of the Greens" ceremony to be held in Burt. Dale Lockwood was master of ceremonies for the program at the Go-Kart track, which included the singing of "0 Christmas Tree" by the Girl Scouts; invocation by Pastor Edwin Bishop; and selection and crowning of a Queen by Mayor pro tern, J. L. Miller. Debbie Haase, .daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Haase, was crowned Queen. She is a member of the Brownie Troop. Her Princesses were Cheryl Curtis, a member of the junior Girl Scouts, and Sharon Patterson, a Cadet Scout. As Queen Debbie touched off the trees, the girls sang "Rise Up, 0 Flame" and as the trees burned Dale Lockwood led the audience in singing Christmas carols. Firemen on hand were Clair Reutzel and Charles Spry, and town marshal, Paul Schweiger, was the attending official. Following the burning, everyone went to the school lunch room where Scout mothers had hot coffee, cocoa and cookies waiting. Here a short program was presented honoring Mrs. Russell Patterson, who was responsible for organizing Girl Scouting in Burt in the spring of 1958. She not only organized the program, she was leader, fund raising chairman, counselor and what have you. The Cadet Scouts gave a very fitting welcome to Mrs. Patterson and others, and Kathleen Patterson, a charter member, gave a brief history of the Girl Scouting in Burt. Mrs. Marge Fuller, representing the Girl Scout Council office, Mason City, presented Mrs. Patterson with a rose corsage, a gift from the Burt Scouts. She also presented her a certificate of appreciation and congratulations from the North Iowa Girl Scout Council. Mrs. Patterson recently resigned as head of the Girl Scout program in Burt to accept the position as assistant Kossuth County Extension leader, however, in spite of her busy schedule she is still very much available for advice, help and counseling when the girls need her. The photo at left shows Mr. Miller crowning Queen Debbie, while at the right, Mrs. Patterson, left, is receiving her certificate from Mrs. Fuller. Judith Mescher Of Burt Will Wed Feb. 3 JUDITH MESCHER BURT - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mescher, Burt, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Judith Kay, Fort Dodge, to William Bryne, son of Mrs. Grace Byrne and the late Mr. Byrne, Moorland. The bride-to-be is a graduate of St. Cecelia's High School, Algona, attended Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, for one year, and is a graduate of the Gayle Institute of Business, Minneapolis. She is presently employed as a secretary at a tax agency in Fort Dodge. Her fiance is a graduate of Moorland High School and is employed in farmr ing in the Moorland area. A Feb. 3 wedding at St. John's Catholic Church, Bancroft, is being planned. Burt Firemen Plan Annual Dance Jan. 13 BURT - Members of the Burt Volunteer Fire Dept. are holding their annual Fireman's Dance at the Legion hall Saturday evening, Jan, 13. The Yern Ciaussen Dance Band will furnish music for old time and modern dancing from 9 to 12p.m. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased with a $1 donation. See any of the firemen and get your tickets. Proceeds will be used to purchase additional equipment and repair equipment they now have. Mr, and Mrs. Bill Madsen, Jr, and family, George, Iowa, were New Year's visitors at the home of his parents, the Bill Madsen, Srs. Burt Legion, Auxiliary Held Joint Meeting BURT - Members of the Burt American Legion and Auxiliary held their January meeting at the hall Jan. 2 with Mary Nelson and Florence Spear as hostesses. Auxiliary members voted to give $2 to the Mental Health Fund. Genevieve Graham presented an interesting report on "Topic Legislation," bringing members up to date on latest legislative measures affecting the Legion and Auxiliary. The mid-year conference, which will be held in Des Moines Jan. 14-15, was announced. Registration will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 with the sessions to open at 1p.m. the same day. Elva Boettcher was hostess in her home for the January sewing meeting, Jan. 10. The committee appointed to prepare and serve the Lion's Dinner on Jan. 15, are Beth Miller, Inez Bergman, Elva Boettcher and Genevieve Graham. - o - PLAN DINNER An appreciation dinner will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Jan, 11. Pastor and Mrs. Bishop and all church officers and workers will be honored guests. Hosts are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reynolds, who will be assisted in preparing and serving the dinner by aladies committee. - o - W.S.C.S. MET Twenty-one members of the W.S.C.S. answered roll call at a meeting held Jan. 3. Devotions and program were* presented by Lorraine Campney and Marlene Davis, assisted by KarenDavies. Members voted to hold a mission study on Japan at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7, followed by a Japanese luncheon at noon with Karen Davies, Lorraine Campney, Beulah Davis, Frances Sarchet, Lefie McMullen, Helen Vogel and Lurena Soderberg, hostesses. Members also voted to sponsor a Guest Day and set April 23 as the date for the occasion. They also voted to pay 2? per church member for the privilege of using any film available from the District Film Library. These films may be used by the Sunday School, W,S.C.S., for Family Nights, etc. Members of Janice circle will sponsor a Family Night Jan. 28. A pot-luck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short program and fellowship hour. Elsie Hawke, District Missionary Secretary, will be an honored guest and will show slides and speak on Bolivia. Hostesses for Wednesday's meeting were Genevieve Graham, Leone Salisbury, Phyllis Wiener, Barbara Harms, Genaveve Spry, and Mary Gebken. - o - LADIES AID St. John's Ladies Aid members held a meeting at the church Jan. 2. Mrs. Iva Jurgens presided in the absence of the president. Devotions were given by Mary Lou Marlow. Pastor Bishop led the discussion, "Prayer Time is All the Time." Members voted to catalogue all church books. Nancy Kissner was appointed to head a committee to do the work. Members also voted to purchase a new book for the library, "Living For A Living Lord." Viola Cunningham, chairman of the auditing committee, reported that all financial books had been audited and found in order. Phyllis Hanna reported on Altar Guild. Members also discussed the setting up of a church flower calendar. Twenty-one members answered roll call. Hostesses were: Viola Dacken, Verona Schmidt, and Phyllis Hanna. - o - KOSSUTH LODGE Kossuth Lodge members met at the Masonic Temple Thursday evening. Officers for 1968 were installed with Clark Miller as installing officer, Howard McMullen, installing marshal, and Mennet Trunkhill, installing chaplain. Officers installed were: Don A. Davis, senior Warden; Lawrence Newbrough, junior Warden; 0. H. Graham, secretary; J. L. Miller, treasurer; Kenneth Sarchet, senior Deacon; Clarence Yeager, junior Deacon; and Earl Stott, junior Steward. Other officers will be installed at a later date. - o - WILL INSTALL Members of the Kossuth Chapter Eastern Star will have an open installation of the 1968 officers- elect at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the chapter hall. Hosts for the social hour will be Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. Don Patterson and Beulah Davis. - o - CIRCLE MEETINGS W.S.C.S. circles will meet Jan. 17. Members of the Gladys circle will meet at the home of Grace Ackerman with Lillian Heerdt assisting. Program by Beth Miller and Mildred Larson. L-Rock Alumni Hold Banquet; Plan Another LONE ROCK - The 12th Lone Rock Alumni Banquet for graduates from 1925 to 1957 was held Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Burt Legion Hall. A family style dinner was catered by the Cunningham Cafe to 116 guests. The invocation was given by Mrs. Clair Bellinger; Kenneth Thompson was master of ceremonies; Harlan Blanchard gave the welcome, followed by a response from Mrs. Erich Seege- barth. A short, business meeting was conducted by Robert Schmidt, chairman. It was voted the next banquet will be held the summer of 1970. The executive committee for the 1970 Alumni Banquet will be: chairman, Lawrence Newbrough; Harold Gross, John Person, June Bierstedt, Shirley Habeger, and Myrtle Krause. Hold Bridal Shower For Lone Rock Girl LONE ROCK-A bridal shower was held Saturday evening, Jan. 6, at the Lone Rock Legion Hall for Peggy Pettit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Pettit, who will be married to Wayne Preston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Preston, Jan. 20 at Lone Rock. The program was opened by Mrs. Lawrence Newbrough who had Peggy introduce her family to the guests. The honored guests were presented pink and white corsages, chosen colors of the bride-to-be, by Mrs. Delmar Fisher and Mrs. Eric Seegebarth. Mrs. Arlo Ranney and Mrs. Amos Finnestad gave a humorous skit; Mrs. William Marlow sang two solos, accompanied by Mrs. Wilfred Radig; Mrs. Junior Hurlburt read a poem; and the program was closed with a prayer given by Mrs. Harlan Blanchard. 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Hostesses were Mesdames Lawrence Newbrough, Alfred Schadendorf, Hershel Hartman, Ben Schmidt, Ervin Votteler, Walter Dacken, Virgil Preston, George Kissner, Jim Long, Frank Flaig, Marvin Luedtke, Arlo Ranney, Ralph Bierstedt, Gene Wegener, Alf Krueger, Harold Wehrspann, Stan Hattelsted, Evelyn Earing, Arnold Hanson, Junior Hurlburt, Harlan Blanchard, Holland Baxter, Art Zumach, Laurence Rath, Emery Preston, Fritz Newbrough, Robert Hanna, Clarence Kraft, Delmar Fischer, Tony Kahler, Dale Thompson, Ray Priebe, Howard Krause, De~ lond Votteler, Erich Seegebarth, Amos Finnested, Jack Quinn, Nina Kracht, and Miss Barbara Teeter and Miss Monica Backer. - o - New Year's weekend guests at the A. A. Krueger home were Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Krueger, St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Meyer and boys of SweaCity were Sunday dinner guests. Sunday evening dinner guests at the Harlan Blanchard home were Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Brass and son, Ireton, andMr.andMrs. Clarence Kraft and Joy. New Year's Eve guests at the William Marlows were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bierle, Buffalo Center; Mr. and Mrs. Allwin Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weisbrod, and Heidi Krause. Mrs. Edna Stow, Dolliver, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Georgia Marlow. New Year's guests at the Woodrow Pettit home were Mrs. Evelyn Earing, Alton and Bernard Pettit and Wayne Preston. Sunday afternoon guests in the Maurice Weisbrod home were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Osborn and David, Mrs. Gladys Smith, Chan and Jim, Fenton. Their daughter, Cheryl, was home for the weekend. She is attending junior college at Estherville. Sunday dinner guests at the George Kissner home were Mrs. Georgia Marlow and Mrs. Edna Stow of Dolliver. The Lyle Marlows were afternoon callers. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Cotton spent Saturday at Spencer with their son and family, the John Cottons. They celebrated Willis' birthday. Friday afternoon coffee guests at the Willis Cotton home were Mrs. Georgia Marlow, Mrs. Edna Stow, Mrs. Roy Jensen and Mrs. George Kissner. Shower Honors BURT - Janet Cherland and Sandra Schrader were hostesses recently at the home of the latter at a personal shower honoring Charlotte Lappe, who became the bride of Dennis Franzen, Titonka, Dec. 30. Guests included Charlotte's girl classmates and other friends. - o Ivy circle will meet at the home of Marian Westling, with Lottie Isenberger assisting. Program by Edna Smith and Mary Baer. Janice circle will meet at the home of Louis McFarland, with Marlene Davis assisting. Program by Esther Hilton and Genaveve Spry. UDM WANT ADS PAY OFF Thursday, Jan. 11, 1968 Algona (la.) Upper DM Moin«-7 SLOW STARTS? " Can't make heads or tails out of it? 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