The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1961 · Page 21
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1961
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«s0*i msrr is/i AS ... „ ...«.»4 ,' '( "• n Wtfi the latest in holiday • , : .,-'•* • ' i -_ •'•'.' ... ' . •• • . ' ' • . urn Home Decorations • Tree Lights • Candles ( ; • Centerpieces • Santa Clauses "EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME" Fresh... Delicious... Full of home-fashioned goodness Everyone's \ favorites — creams,»fruite, nuts, crisp soft chewycenters-r-h^aippethiri iM&rdafk*'srtL inillc chocolate. '. ,, - ; • In our photography d«part ? ment, you will find \iiif. about every gift you can think «f for the camera fan . . . new Rolar- olds and print copiers, plus the wink light attachment arid automatic eye . . . Browrile-sets complete with film, flash; attachment and film . . /projectors, screens,, splicers and 'on and on . . .but you get the Idea that HONSBRUCH'S has a com- ; plete line of photography equip; ment for your Christmas' in- tpection. Won't you stop in and take a peek. a wonderful way to say... Merry Christmas 'o. Choose From Our Famous Names . , . My Sin " • Revlon Dana • Helena Rubenitein Prince Matchabelli • Lentherie Dorothy Perkins 9 Cara Nome In the Rear of Our Store OTHER GIFT IDEAS! Electric Razors Ash Trays Cigarette Lighters Music Boxes Smoking Accessories Travel Gases Glassware Billfolds Shaeffer Sets • TieJie Gift Wrap • Men's Toiletries Manicure Sets "Buy Hallmark when you care enough to give the very best" Cards Notes Stationery at HONSBRUCH'S B H ^BP • ™ ^l^.'BIPr H W ^(r ^B' • H Wtf B • ^^ ^W "VOUB REXAU.'GJFT STORE IN AU30NA" 3 Schools At S.U.I. Forensic Round Table Iowa <3iiy — Some 275 students from 35 Iowa high schools gath- erctf at The State University of Iowa Friday and Saturday to take up the question "What Should Be the Role of the Federal Government in Education?" They were participants in the tenth annual High School Forensic Conference. Students from Algona who participated in the discussion included Kay Agena, Gary Colwell, Glenn Buchanan, Tim Dailey, Jim Stanton and Richard Palmer, instructor. District directors of the league include Richard D. Palmer, Ai- gona. Other area students and teachers attending were: RINGSTED: Lowell . Haugen (T), Janet Anderson, Joan Lemlie, Clay Warren, and Jerry Jacobson. BODE::Twin Rivers—Miss Luella Sedivy (T), James Oppen- dahl, Jerry Newton, Ruth Fridelf- son, Roger Thompson, Jane Olson, Ruth Usher, Kay Martin, Kathy Williams, Jean Eisenbarth, and Terry Lee. ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Cresco Chums Plan Xmas Party The December meeting of the Cresco Chums met at the Lucille Gade home witK 16 members and, two leaders answering roll call. The Chnstmas party was discussed. Talks were given by Susan Smith on color combinations and Rosemary Gisch on keeping expense account books. Cynthia Long and Marilyn Deal gave* a team demonstration on Making a. Home Furnishing Christmas Gift. The special activity on Safety Card Checkup was led by Rosemary Gisch. Guests were Mrs. Clifford Teeter and Mrs, .Arthur Gade. > "White Coal" refers to falling water that can be used for power purposes. Wl**iSrt«*«iS!^^ GIVE RECORDS, ALBUMS, RADIOS, RECORD PLAYERS, T.V. OR STEREO SETS THIS CHRISTMAS FROM- KOSSUTH RADIO And RECORDS Give him a box of his favorite CIGARS MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS CIGARETTE LIGHTERS PIPES & POUCHES CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATES SMOKE SHOP ALGONA ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1961 "Big News From A Small Town" BETHLEHEM OF JUDEA WAS A VERY small town. Visitors there from the big city of Jerusalem could very well.have remarked, as our urban friends do today, "Nothing ever happens in a small town." But long ago an event occurred that changed the world for all time. And it happened in one of the less desirable housing units of a very small town. * • * THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM WENT about their business, unaware that the long awaited Messiah was already in their midst. A handful of shepherds came in. from the hills with the unlikely story of some angels announcing the birth, of a King. But. then, sheep herding is-a lonely job and during a long watch it's pretty easy to see things'that aren't there. • • . * * • * I DOUBT VERY MUCH IF BETHLEHEM had a weekly newspaper nearly two thousand year ago. Even if there' had been one, perhaps the Birth .would not have been noted in it. A rumdr of a new king wouldn't set so well with current administration and small town newspapers have ;o stick pretty much to proven facts. * * ' » ' • IF THERE HAD BEEN A WEEKLY newspaper — the Bethlehem Bugle, for example, the December issues of almost 2,000 years ago would make interesting reading. First issues would carry a -decree reading something like the following: • •* "To the Citizens of the. Roman Protectorate: Ybu are hereby notified that each of you shall proceed within thirty days to the city of your lineage to register and be taxed in-compliance with the law that was first established when Cyrehlus was Governor'of Syria. Failure to comply within the allotted time limit will incur the penalities Of immediate property confiscation and arrest by the Emperor's soldiers. (Signed) Caeser Augustus, Emperor of all Rome. (Countersigned) His Majesty, King Herod. (Published, Dec. 5, 12, 19, in the Bethlehem Bugle)." " * * , • ^ . ' • BETHLEHEM WAS THE CITY OF the descendants of David. There was a great deal of civic pride in this fact for the prophets of old had foretold that out of this family would come one who'would .save Israel. As the people returned to register and to be taxed we can imagine that the residents of Bethlehem had many visiting relatives and much social activity — all to be noted in the Bethlehem Bugle., . • 1 • . . . > * * * . . ' • '. ' . THE "AROUND BETHLEHEM" COLUMN would be full of items like this, "Mi- and Mrs A. J. David are being 'visited by Mr David's brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs A. G. David of Nazareth. They, have returned for the registry and are former Bethlehemites. On Tuesday, Mr arid Mrs David entertained a few friends of the visitors at a coffee." * * * ON THE SOCIETY PAGE, an item like this might have appeared, "The Daughters of Solomon celebrated the anniversary of their founding at a dinner meeting Wednesday evening at the lodge hall. Seventeen members .were initiated and arrangements were in charge of the social committee. Eligible for the D. O. S. are women who are proven descendants^* iipayid, the King, through his son, King-Solomon'*arid hia twenty* second wife." V * ; . ' ' ••'••- ; ' * * * " ADVERTISED FOR SALE IN THE Bethlehem Bugle might ba ^Ffesh.iTeraple^kDiedlGoat Miisat — 3 poundsJor 1 sheckle." And,,"Get your new.-donkey during our special December promotion — 6 sheckles down, 1 sheckle per month — highest trade-in value on your old animal. AH Abed — "The Wildest Trader in Town." And, there might be an announcement that a new shipment of loin clothes, in the latest dolors, had just arrived from Persia. . . .- <- *, * « - . THE 'EDITORIAL PAGE WOULD undoubtedly! contain, a protest about the high rate of taxes. Those were trying times for the ordinary man and the high cost of living was being felt. "Shall it be swords or butter?",, the editor might ask. "Seventeen million sheckles appropriated for the armament program! We realize that preparedness intimidates our potential enemies, but is it not also true'that the funds already raised more economically spent instead of burdening the taxpayer with still further revenue bites?" ' * * *' ' SOMEWHERE IN A DECEMBER ISSUE of the Bethlehem Bugle, the local hostelry might take out a little ad reading, "Notice I Emperor's soldiers* .we regretfully anounce that there is no room at The Inn." * * * • THE STRANGE LIGHT IN THE sky over Judea during that December of long ago would probably be the subject for the headline story. The National Observatory at Jerusalem would undoubtedly be called upon to explain it. Just why the star seemed to pause over such a non-strategic point as Bethlehem would be a controversial subject for the astrologists. * • * KING HEROD MIGHT BE quoted as seeking the object of the star so that he, too, might worship as the visiting dignitaries from the east said they were going to do last week. In the coffee houses where the men gathered and at the wells where the women went to get the wash water, {here would probably be much speculations on just how advanced was their own government's qnti-missile program. * * » IN A LITTLE STABLE BACK OF The Inn, a man from Nazareth would be watching over his sweet, young wife. He'd be worried because ler time was near and this stable where the animals lay sleeping was the only place he could find to shelter them from the cold. * * « THE BABE WAS BORN I He was born to be a King, but only a few people besides His Mother knew His provinces was not to be confined to earthly boundaries. * * * THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM WENT about their business. They were too human, too filled with this world's trivia, even as we are today < to realize that God had become incarnate in their midst. * * * THE EDITOR OF THE BETHLEHEM BUGLE, if there had been such a paper, might have closed the office a little disgruntled because there didn't seem to be much to write about this week. He'd go home to discuss with his wife about why she forgot to pay the lamp-oil bill within the discount period and what they were going to do about the son's progress at the temple school. * » * HE'D BE UNAWARE THAT HE HAD JUST missed the second; greatest news story of all time. The supreme story in the history of the world was lo occur about thirty years later. It has to do with an empty tomb ! — GRACE. Gretchen Deim Is 4-H Hostess Gretchen Deim was hostess to the U-Go-I-Go Club December 4. Plans for a Christmas party to be held at Jean Abbott's Dec. 20 were discussed. Mistletoe will be sold and a Christmas box will be sent to Glenwood. Entertainment was singing of Christmas songs. The officers gave reports about officers' training school v/hich they attended Nov. 18. Gretchen Diem and Jackie Kinden gave demonstrations. Cindy Bradley and Virginia Sifert gave talks. Carol Smith and Rose Mino gav<- demonstrations at a previous meeting. Mrs. Tim O'Brien was a guest. EAGLE Mark Halverson of near West Union recently found an injured bald eagle in a field on his farm. The young eagle has a broken wing and is unable to fly. The Halversons are caring for it until some assistance comes from federal or state authorities. TWINS Iowa's oldest identical twins may well be Robert Byers and. Dave Byers of Hartley, who recently observed their 85th birthday. 65th Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holley of Marengo recently observed their 65th wedding anniversary.

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