The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 20, 1958 · Page 7
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 7

Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, December 20, 1958
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PACKING GIFTS—Instead of a gift exchange, Hollan. dale and Maple Island School pupils brought fruit and cookies for the Owatonna State School for retarded children Friday. Packing the baskets are David'Beatty, one of five designated to present the gift, and Ronald Kraay, class president. Fruit Baskets to Owatonna HOLLANDALE, Minn. - Fruit baskets for Owatonna State School pupils were packed and delivered Friday by Hollandale and Maple Island pupils. The baskets of fruit, with something for each of the 370 persons at Owatonna, were presented by Charles Hoogland, Becky King, Robert Posthumus, Ronald Kraay, Timmy Abrego and'David Beatty, accompanied by Darrell Beaty, principal. The idea of giving to the school instead of holding a gift exchange among themselves was an outgrowth of the social studies unit. The Pinatta party, a traditional Spanish holiday party was held Fri day afternoon at the Hollandale School. 'EGG FACTORY' OPEN HOUSE IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY The open house at the Austin Seed Co.'s demonstration hen house will be all day Tuesday, as announced, Harold Radke, manager, said today. Originally the open house was planned for this week and the am nouncements were scheduled in advance. When the date was changed to next Tuesday, the announcements were changed, but the schedule remained the same. A thank - you announcement Banco Studies 3-for-l Split A 3-for-l stock split and a 10 per cent increase in the January cash dividend, was given consideration by directors of Northwest Bancor- poration in St. Paul Friday. Goodrich Lowry, president, sai'd it seems probable the board will vote Jan. 27 to recommend the split. He said the proposed split was prompted by the company's desire to make the stock more attractive to the individual investor and to develop a larger number of stockholders in the area served. Should the stockholders approve the proposal, the actual split would occur around May 1. The Austin State Bank is a member of the Banco group. Northwestern Bancorporation stock, traded on the Midwest Exchange, rose $5.50 a share Friday to close at $87.62. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM — Blooming Prairie Elementary School pupils in first - sixth grades held their annual Christmas program Wednesday afternoon. Each grade narrated part of the Christmas story and there was group singing of Christmas carols. which appeared in Friday's HER ALD was inadvertently inserted While the sentiments expressed in the advertisement were true, they were a bit early. Farmers and city residents in terested in quantity production o quality eggs, formula feeds, hen house equipment and steel farm buildings are invited by the spon sors to the open house Tuesday Representatives of Doughboy Mills will be on hand to answe questions about the new program of production and marketing o Minnesota eggs on a volume basi and the adaptation of the feedin, program to farm flocks. The demonstration house is abou one-half mile west of the Austin Seed Co., at the west edge of Elm hurst, north of Austin on Highway 218. Parents Guests at Cub Scout Party Parents of Cub Scouts, Pack 110, First Methodist Church, were guests at a Christmas party Fri day night at Wesley Hall. More than 200 joined in the carol sing and Webelos Den gave the skit, "First Aid," directed by Ed mund Smock, assistant cubmaster. Awards were presented Larry Ames, Greg Coffman, DuWayne Tollefson, Jerry Erickson, Ronnie Thomsen and Michael VanDenov- er. Billy Anderson received a Bobcat pin. Wagonwheel pie slides were give Greg Coffman, Richard Sramek an Tom Ferguson who brought new members. Christmas gifts made by the Cubs at den meetings in December were given to parents. Santa distribut ed pine wood derby ar kits anc candy to the Cubs. Lunch was served by Den Three with Mrs. Gaylord Reitan, den mother, in charge. Woman Taken At to Hospital in Car Accident Mrs. John , O'&augtirfesy, 30* W.' Water, was ifi satisfactory condition today at fit. Olaf Hos- iltal after suffering injuries when ler car hit a power pole about ":lo p.m. Friday. She suffered a cut nose and iruises. Her car hit the pole in ront'of 1503 Johnson when »he ost control of it. Damage of about 400 was done to the car and 10 to the pole. Nine-year-old Bryan Mills, 305 3, Water, had minor injuries about 1:47 a.m. Friday when hit at Water and Ash by a car driven >y Barbara Lang, 712 Monroe. The boy did not require hospital attention. A hit-run driver caused $45 dam age to the car of Sigurd Thu, .04 E. Allegheney, while parked Tuesday in the East Side Red Owl lot. Duane Thorson, 1205 Tollefson, waa charged with drunken driving as a result of a collision about 4:15 a.m. today at Winona and Six- h and was fined $100 or 90 days n Municipal Court with his driver's license revoked. He hit the parked car of Patrick Barter, 1102 W. Winona. Damage of $100 was done to the Harter car and $75 to the Thorson vehicle. Other collisions: 8:10 a.m. Friday, Maple and ireenwich, Carl Anderson, 200 edar, $75; Paul Cooper, Alden, none. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Kenwood and Oakland, Gary Shane, 405 LaFayette, $25; Norman Hamburg, Oakland, none. Zion Church People Busy With Yuletide SARGEANT, Minn. — A number of Christmas activities and projects are being carried out by the various organizations of Zion EUB Church, this Christmas season. The Youth Fellowship cut ou and erected figures for a Nativi ty scene and build a shed for th< manger under the leadershp o Lowell Anderson. The scene wa set up in the church yard, along the county highway. This Sunday, the Youth Fellow ship will carol at the homes o shut-ins and then will be guesti of the Rev. and Mrs. Edward Stevens for lunch at the parsonage The Sunday School Christina program Monday was attended by 125 persons. The teachers ant pupils exchanged gifts and treat and lunch were served. Elmer Bar tel presented the Rev. and Mrs Stevens with a gift from the con gregation. The Christmas eve service wl be at 8 p.m. with the young peo STERLING STATE BANK "Austin'* Only Home-Owned Independent Bank" ile and children in charge. Masons Install ot Spring Valley SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Officers installed at the Masoni Temple Thursday were Clifto Bruce, worshipful master; Job Johnson, senior warden; Arlo La; ng, junior warden; Don Render son, treasurer; Kenneth Foster secretary; William Callaway, sen ior deacon; Donald Billman, junto deacon; Walter Martin, chaplain Donald Mclnnis, senior steward Clarion Sikkink, junior steward and Douglas Erickson, tyler. Be Sanford was installing offider an Thor Jorgenson, installing mar shall. Woman Hospitalize* After Fall on Ice RICEVILLE, Iowa - A Riceville woman suffered a broken pelvic bone when she fell on the ice and is hospitalized at Rochester. She is Mrs. A. E. Asfahl who was visiting her son, Henry, in Rochester at the time. presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH' SUNDAY DECEMBER 21 2 to 5 P.M. A THREE-HOUR PRESENTATION BY THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND THE LUTHERAN CHORAL SOCIETY, Herbert Dawson, or&tniit Elsie Suddabry, soprano Marjory Thoouw, Cotura!:o Heddlt Naib, Ttttot Trevor Antony, BUM KAUS RADIO-1480 SAT S/ DSC. 20, 1958 PA©6 7 NATIONAL CITATION—Mower County's ASC office, charged with administration of the government's farm programs-, was cited as the outstanding office in the 13-county Southeastern Minnesota area Friday in the national awards program. The office staff was cited for efficiency by the state ASC office. With the county's award are Kenneth Sprau, office manager, B. J. Huseby, Adams, veteran committeeman and chairman last year when the award was earned, and Parker Goodsell, Grand Meadow, current chairman. Drunk Driver Holiday Peril, Roope Asserts The drinking driver will account or a good share of holiday accl lents if past years are any indication, Police Chief George Roope warned today. Roope cited special holiday studies by the National Safety Council which show that 55 per cent of the Christmas season fatal raffic accidents involved a drinking driver. And for 1957, 30 per cent of all fatal traffic accidents involved a drinking driver while 23 per cent of the adult pedestrians killed during 1957 had been drink- SANTA TO END VISIT TONIGHT Santa Claus and bis red-nosed reindeer will conclude their stay in Austin tonight. They will be around until 8:30, visiting the downtown section, East Side and Sterling Shopping Center. Headquarters are in the former Red Owl Supermarket on Water street between Main and St. Paul. Stores will continue to be open until 9 p.m. through today, Monday and Tuesday. They will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Christmas Eve. They also will «lose at 4 p.m. New Years Eve. «ww^«^^v^.^^\^^^ 2 Convicted for Disorder on City Street Two youths today were fount guilty of becoming disorderly am three others are charged with obstructing a public highway as a result of a fracas Sunday at Water and Main. Richard Tomlinson, 20, 1414 Clark, and William Koopal, 19, Lyle, were sentenced to 10 days suspended, in Municipal Court today on the disorderly counts. The fracas allegedly grew out oi an earlier argument occurring on Highway 218. Details have not been disclosed. Appearing in Municipa Court today on the charge of obstructing a public highway were three Lyle youths, Gary Nelson 18, Herman Kahnke, 17, and Bry an Capretz, 15. Capretz and Kah nke have been referred to Juvenil Court and Nelson pleaded inc- cent, with trial set Jan. 3. What's Good Nome for Hotel-Motel? What's a good name for the Austin Motel . Hotel? A part ownership in the community hotel - motel project, is being offered to the person coming up with the most suitable name. A letter from Stuart Lane, of the organization's name committee, today served to alert the public to start them thinking. Details of the contest are being worked out by a group headed by Ed Flitton, and they expected to have a complete announcement with' in the next two weeks. ing. Social drinkers are a greater 3 Face Possible Action in Mail Sack Theft ALBERT LEA, Minn. A rural Austin youth and two companions face possible federal court action for taking a sack of mail from an Albert Lea storage box. Authorities said Richard L. Lestrud, 19, Austin Rt. 1, and Dale R. Johnson, 19, and Floyd R. Nelson, 17, both of Albert Lea, have admitted taking the sack from a north Albert Lea pickup box on Dec. 16. The boys told postal inspectors they drove northwest of Albert Lea, slashed the bag, looked over the 500 pieces of mail, took $1 in cash and a ballpoint pen and burned the mail. Officials said some of the letters, one check, and some trinkets from a parcel post package were recovered from the typical neighborhood delivery. The boys were placed in police custody while federal agents ponder their future. If federal charges, tampering with the mails, are filed, the boys will be arraigned before the federal court commissioner at Mankato. The decision menace than commonly believed as their critical judgment, self control and driving ability are inv paired with a fairly low alcohol concentration. "It takes at least three hours to oxidize (eliminate) one ounce of pure alcohol (about 2 cocktails) Roope said, and two cocktails may reduce visual acuity as much as wearing dark glasses at night. A driver's being under the influence means that due to drinking alcohol he has lost (to any degree) some of the clearness of mind and self-control that he would otherwise possess, Roope said. Students Put on Operetta ADAMS, Minn. — An operetta 'Christmas in Mexico" was part of the Sacred Heart School Christmas program presented Friday night in the school auditorium. The Mexican priest was played Richard Koenigs and the mother by Victoria Junkers. Others in the cast were Charlotte Arvold, Colleen Domino, Deloris Garcia, Angelina Jasper, Mark MiUenack- er, and Melvin Schneider, children in the family. Daryl Vogel and David Wiste, angels; Dennis Fruend, Santa Claus. Also John Arvold, Dorothy Bissen, Janet Douty, Lester Douty, Rita Gilgenbach, Paul Jasper, Sandra Jax, Christine Kellner, Diane Klassen, Donna Miller, Mary Prescott, Elizabeth Retterath, James Schmitz, Diane Schneider and Wilbur Winkels, chorus of travelers. The second and third grade pupils recited poetry and sang Christmas carols. The first grade gave the operetta, "The Shoemaker and the Elves," with David Wiste, Nancy Wigham, Dennis Kiefer, Vernon Kiefer, Francis Meilander, Gale Prescott, Patricia Schaefer, and Joseph Dvorak in the cast. The seventh and eighth grade chorus sang traditional carols. Awards Presented to Lyle Cub Scouts LYLE, Minn. — Awards were presented to Lyle Cub Scouts at a Christmas party with the Boy Scout troop at the Parish Center Tuesday. Recipients were Steven Anderson, Edward Martell, Gary Mat- State Appeals $60,464 Total on Arboretum Atty-den. Miles Lord this morning appealed three appraisals on Freeway - condemned property. Included in the porperties appealed is the Hormel arboretum. C. W. Siehl, Margaret Wehner and others and Hi-Way Sales Co., Gertrude Van Altvorst and others. The property of Qe6. A. Hormel II and Mary L. Hormel including 144 trees of the arboretum was appraised at $60,464 broken down into $48,805 for land taken and $11,659 for damages suffered. In the state's appeal, Lord claims property and damages at a total of $17,500. The Siehl property valued * at 195,052 by the appraisers has been valued at $70,000 by the state and the lumber company land appraised at $31,440 has been appealed at the figure of $17,000 Property owners are expected to file their own appeals on the appraisals befor the end of the month with the issue to be settled by juries in Mower County District Court next term. The appraisers are Gene Me- Laughlin, M. J. Schleuder and H F. Ohde. Morse Given a Gold Watch County Commissioner M i 1 o Morse Wednesday was presentee with a gold watch by friends a a dinner party given in honor o Ms 24 years' service. Morse earlier this year declined to run for his seventh cohsecu live term from the Second District Ralph Turner, also of Grand Mea dow, was elected in November to succeed Morse. Friday, Morse was awarded a gift of money by Mower County Courthouse employes. The dinner party was attendee by Commissioners Rqbert Shaw Leonard Decker, Luther Larson Ralph Turner; County Attorne Wallace Sieh, County Auditor Gra ham Uzlik, County Engineer G Everett Carlson and Russell Lun de, Herb and Earl Osmundson H. J. Taylor, Fred Peters, Gu Schroeder, Gordon Mills, .C. C Batchelor and Ernest Kramer. Speaking Contest Plans Discussed BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. — The forthcoming radio speakin contest was discussed by th Westfield Willjng Workers 4-H Clu in the Westfield Town Hall. The group also sang Christmt. carols, accompanied by Howard Kittleson, games were played an gifts exchanged. DISTINGUISHED PLYING CROSS—Lt. Col. Wendell Croon, Truax Field, Wis., presents the Distinguished Flying Cross, and their mother, Mrs. Barbara Burfe- son. The posthumous award was made to Lt. Donald Burleson, Riceville, Iowa, r ——--.— «..» «-..... i«y v.w> <ww * t j ii i^j ^*>i v^*»/ ta.i» i^wi miu i^ui icav/i tt IXI^«TII io« IWTTW* the Air Force's highest award, to JoAnn, missing over the Atlantic while ferry. Stephen and Donald Edward Burleson ing plane. •• Plywood Figures Make Christmas Scene at Rose Creek Residence ROSE CREEK, Minn. - The past few weeks have been • "busman's holiday" for Ralph Majerus of Rose Creek. Every night after work tt the umber yard, he worked on a 15- piece Christmas scene, all built with wood. And now that it is up and lighted, he finds it worth the effort. He started on the job about 2tt weeks ago, using paste-on patterns marketed by a plywood company. Jut he found the paper came oose, so he painted the patterns on the plywood. It took a few minutes to cut the plywood figures out of plywood, Vlajerus said, and most of the work was in painting the faces on the figures in the creche scene. Model* of Characters He built models of the wise men, shepherds, Joseph, Mary and the infant in a crib and models of a cow, donkey and a pair of lambs. "It took a lot of patience to get the colors right," he remarked "That was the hardest part." His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Majerus, helped with some of the faces and his dad varnished all the figures to preserve the colors from the elements. The creche scene occupies part of the front yard. At the left is a Santa riding in a reindeer - drawn sleigh full of toys. This was made last year when Majerus enlarged a Christmas card for some of his patterns. Held to Ground The models are braced to boards and weighted to the ground by snow, brick and ice. The scene s floodlighted and the house is ;rimmed in Christmas lights for a festive touch. Woodworking has been Majerus' hobby for the five years he has worked at the lumber yard. He started while still in high school. When not working on Christmas scenes, he builds tables and book cases and does all the buildinjjt for the yard. Asked what he would build next Christmas, with both sides of the front yard taken up by displays, Majerus shrugged his shoulders and said, "I don't know now, but probably I will be back In the shop next year at this, time." Ralph Majerus poses with Nativity section of display. Birds of paradise are found in a wild state only in New Guinea and on an islet near Tobago, in the West Indies. General Electric MAJOR APPLIANCES WASHERS - DRYERS - RANGES REFRIGERATORS - TV - Moke It a White Christmas No Payment Until March 1st- '59 CLEVELAND'S ACE HARDWARE CLEVELAND'S FREE CHECK-UP SERVICE ON ALL Models SHAVEMASTER Factory Trained Expert Will Be in Our Downtown Store All Day MONDAY DEC. 22 To Sharpen and Oil Your Shovemaster SPECIAL FACTORY PURCHASE Regular $29.95 SHAVEMASTER SHAVERS Model G and Model 88 Monday • Tuesday & Wednesday Only 3 DAYS ONLY whether to prosecute is being madeiter, Billy Helfritz, Donnie Chilson, by the federal district attorney's office in St. Paul. There is a possibility Nelson Steven Anderson, Ronald DeLaney, Norbert Wittlief and Peter and Mark Leigh. Gifts were exchang- Court. will be turned over to Juvenile |ed and Cubmaster Kenneth Wyuia was presented with a gift. \ The scouts went caroling Thursday and made plans to collect! old Christmas trees Jan. 3 for the; burning of the green and wiener roast. The Jordan Mortuary JUST IN TIME FOP CHRISTMAS! Qt Hi 3-5727 CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY RICEVILLE, Iowa — Mrs. Verj dell Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and f]Mrs. Elmo Clapp, Riceville, will spend Christmas *itb her husband i Germany. She arrived overseas 'Friday and will be in Germany about'2V» years. Her husband is in the Air Force. DOWNTOWN STORE

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