The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 23, 1954 · Page 3
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February 23, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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200 Delegates Discuss Union U _. · _ . ' K. I - ^.^^····^^.^^^······^······^^·fclittBHiUBi Hi 1 i ' !·····§·mum '······ymuia niiiinrrarif \ UM\t("\mttK\n'r^'r---(f"ct" aaat'irr' ; : #.y 4 ;,-:;· »*s*/ . Rogness Notes Reasons E.L.C. Should Join Two cJiureh leaders who have long been associated with the tin ion movement within (he Evahgcli c;il Lutheran Church -- a- move which'would unite the ELC, Aineri can Lutheran Church, Lutheran I' rcc Church and United Evangeli e.'il Lutheran Church --told aboii 200 pastors and delegates Tuesdaj that such a union will probabl} coino about before 19GO. Dr. Alvin N. ttogness, former pastor at Mason City's Trinity Lu t h c r a n Church and now at Sioux Falls, S.D., declared that "the time has come when we must find r'oa sons for staying out of the pro posed merger; there arc a host of reasons for joining with our brothei churches." Dr. Rogness addressed the open Ing session of a two-clay pastoral . conference of the ELC's South Cen- ·· tral District held at Trinity Lu- s ·theran. In addition to pastors, a number of lay leaders and convention delegates were present. The c conference continues through Wednesday afternoon and is open to all ELC members, said Dr. V. T. Jor- - dahl, president of the South Central v District. End Europetnism The former Mason City pastor, after tracing the union movement from its inception in 1948, gave a number of reasons he believes the merger, is desirable, among them that it would eliminate overlapping of organizational structure. "This merger," he continued, "will serve as a catalyst in bringing about a broader union of the other four Lutheran bodies in the near future. "And perhaps an even more important result of this merger will be the elimination of the vestiges of Europennlsm from our Lutheran bodies. For the first time we wifl be truly an American church and not extensions of European churches as we }iave been in the past." _ Dr. Rogness stated that the coming vole on merger will be the most important issue to face the ELC in this generation. Editor Sp«aki The other Tuesday morning speaker at the conference, which drew pastors and lay delegates from as far distant as Texas, was Dr. O. G. Malmin, Minneapolis, editor of The Lutheran Herald, the official publication of the church body. · ' . ' ' · ' " . · " ' ' .' ' ': · ; " · ' . The church editor said that-the Mason City conference is the first of its kind to be held in the nation among ELC members and that it will set a pattern for nine others to follow. A number of similar conferences will be held in other districts before the church's general convention in June. "We find ourselves facing the general convention this summer, at which we will vote whether or not to continue merger negotiations, without once having answered the "Walk In to Walker's" Yes! High, Medium or Low Heel in the Shell You'll Love So Well ONLY 9 95 block patent red calf · navy sued* black Completely i m a r t and individually yours ....... for y°u choose the'heel most c o m f o r t a b l e for you from wide variety of colors. WA/A Jf/l -"to *;X-IUy Fitting CttALHER'5 \ 1«S No. Federal m Mason City Glohe-Oizelle, Mancm City, la. 23 1954 NENA/ SLANT"on \AAndshield Design /_ / and a NEW SWEEP in Styling ! L ', ·'···"·.·-- : / / n 1 ! ii -- . - i ~~~j~-.., -A / '// A'lTENDING MERGER CONFERENCE AT T R I N I T Y L U T H E R A N - Tlio.se four ministers.of the Evangelical Lutheran Church arc attending a conference of pastors PvLTf ^^V'.f IS °" °S y TucsdHy and Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran ChSreh Prom left to right they arc Dr. Alvin N. Rogness, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dr. 0. G Malmi ' JOIdah1 ' MiUS ° n ^^ aml Dr R ° y Ha)Ti ' SVi °' M f t T O n " b i l ' - question of whether or not we sin- erely want a union," Dr. M a l m i n aid. "I believe," he continued, "that ve will vote favorably for that ontinuance, but 1 want to go on record in favor of a written vole in June. We should not decide such an i m p o r t a n t question by a voice te or a showing of hands." Vote in June The Alinncapolis man explained n detail the resolutions delegates ill be asked to vole on in June, imong them Article V. .which '.crmed a point of no return-. he That article states that a definite .·otc on merger shall be taken at he 1956 convention. The ELC meets in general convention only once in two years. "if the vote is affirmative," Dr. Malmin said, "if we vote to con- inue negotiations this summer, hen we are morally bound to go hrough with those merger plans." Dr. M a l m i n concluded by giving ·i time-table of events which, if all goes according to schedule, should see an organic merger by 1958 at he earliest. He said that by 1956 ill documents of merger should be approved and that three of the :hurch bodies should by then have :pproved the union. Union by 1958 He said that the American Lu- hcran Church cannot join without ubmilting the issue to each of its 3 districts. This, he indicated, vouid hold up action by that body mtll 1057. Dr. Malmin then concluded that he merger could go into effect by 1958. · : The conference is sponsored by he pastors of the South Central Mstrict. The Rev. Joel Njus, Rcm- irandt, presided at the meeting and the Rev. Olaf Holcn, Rolland, gave the opening devotions. Awards Given at Roosevelt Blue and Gold Banquet Cub Pack 12 held n Blue and Gold banquet at Roosevelt School Monday night with about 150 in attendance. LcRoy Axeen gave the invocation. Howard Miller, cub- master, introduced Mrs. Leo Tisor, PTA representative, who presented a 10 year gold certificate to Mrs. Dick Postma, PTA president, for sponsoring the cub pack 10 years. Dick Carter, institutional representative, presented the llth charter to Mrs. Postma. He also presented den mother pins to Mrs. K. Strock, Mrs. Lcltoy Axecn, Mrs. Ralph Shelton, Mrs. Graydon Sncl- son, Mrs. Roger Pitman. Mrs. Chuck Schaffer and Mrs. Francis VanSkikc. Service pins went to Mrs. Snelson, Mrs. Tisor, Howard Rites at Kensetr for H. N. Brunsvold K ENSETT-- Funeral services 1'or Ilalvor N. Brunsvold, 88, retired farmer, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Conner Funeral Home in North wood and at 2 p.m. at the Elk" Creek Lutheran Church west of Kenselt. He died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy.Morctz, at Northwood. He was born in Norway and lived most of his life in Worth County. Survivors include (wo sons, Norman and Leonard, of Kcnsett, and two daughters, Mrs. Morotz of Northwood and Mrs. Harris Shields of Kensctt. BITTEN BY DOG Diana Miller, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Miller, 107 15th N. W., was bitten on the hand by a dog Monday. Police requested the AUTHORIZED Miller, cubmastcr, and Al Sline- owner of the dog to keep it tied and liart, assistant cubmastcr. Orville under observation for 10 days. Gilson received a cub pin, Leo Tisor and Curtis Vrchota recognition cards. Paul'Espinsoa 1H was received into the pack. The next planning meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Snelson. The next pack meeting will be at Roosevelt School March 29. A movie was given at the close of the pack meeting. DRIVER PINED CHARLES CITY -- Francis A. Popach, 50, Elma, was fined $50 and costs in justice court here after he pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving. 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