Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 29, 1971 · Page 8
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Garden Talk Keep Poinsettia Perking The Weather OFFICIAL TEMPERATURES Maximum yesterday: 30 Minimum yesterday: 15 WEATHER TODAY 8 10 A.M. A.M. Temperatures: 15 15 Wind direction: N N Wind, velocity: 5 5 ONE YEAR AGO High, -3; Low, -5 NORTHWEST IOWA Chance of occasional snow Wednesday night, lows in the teens. Partly sunny Thursday, highs in upper 20s. Precipitation chances 30 per cent Wednesday night, 20 per cent Thursday. J. P. Court Dennis Linster, Hill, Minn., fined $20 and costs for failure to have control of his vehicle. Auto Registrations New car licenses were issued to Timothy Lee Clark, Estherville, 1972 Chevrolet; James Montgomery i,ee, Estherville, 1972 Chevrolet; Hayward O. or Charlotte Ann Oleson, Armstrong, 1972 Ford; Joyce C. Stribley, Estherville, 1971 Ford; and Norman Clifford Christensen, Estherville, 1972 Ford. Police Court Local Hospital ESTHERVILLE - Admitted Tuesday: John Bunge, Mrs. Harry Perkins, Mrs. Lonnie Smith, William Moore, Mary Anderson, Mrs. Dale King, Estherville; Steven Elsbecker, Bancroft; Ralph Cummins, Armstrong; Anton Stam, Terril; Wendell Myers, Ceylon. Dismissed Tuesday: Mrs. Everett Davis, Renae Olson, John Burge, Estherville; ScottHerum, Paul Wicks, Dolliver; Gustaf Hanson, Terril. Local Births ESTHERVILLE - Born Tuesday: Son to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Petersen, Estherville, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. BY JOSEPH GABRIELSEN Graettinger The scarlet colored flowers of potted poinsettia plants can make a cheerful addition to brighten any household, especially around our holiday season. This handsome plant also comes in a pink or creamy variation, ft is a somewhat touchy plant to care for since it is a native of warm Mexico and thrives best when temperatures do not fall below 60 degrees. When the flowers fade, they can be cut off and the plant stor­ ed in a cellar until warm spring. It is best to repot them and place thorn in a sunny window. Soon, new growth will appear, then later flowers, when the days are short and the nights are long. When cutting stems for vase arrangements, the stems can be dipped in boiling water to seal the ends so they will keep longer. Another attractive plant for indoors is washingtonia robustus, a palm, which is also much used for outdoor planting in warmer climates. A fan type and others are also a desirable palm to grace our living rooms. We can use a common five gallon container which was used for paint or oil. Clean thoroughly, add rich soil and repot a palm in it where it will thrive for some years. The pail can be decorated with aluminum foil to enhance its appearance. I noticed such a palm standing in a 5 gallon container in a hotel at Chamberlain, S.D., and another fine plant standing outside a curio shop at El Paso, Tex., during our travels. This shows a wide range of popularity for the adaptable plant. Palms are a tropical plant and need warm temper- New Books Are Reviewed Myron J. Fogde, Graettinger, forfeited $15 and costs bond for improper right turn. Bonnie Mitchell, Estherville, fined $25 and costs for disturbing the peace. Gerald Kuhlman, Estherville, fined $25 and costs for intoxication. Dennis G. Fisher, Estherville, fined $10 and costs for improper start from parked position. Steven R. Herum, Wallingford, forfeited $10 and costs bond for speeding. Bond Sales Near Quota Myron L. Lund, Estherville, volunteer county savings bonds chairman, reported that November sales of Series E and H savings bonds in Emmet County were $19,124. This gives the county an elven-month total of $286,018 for 97 per cent of its 1971 quota. Ringgold County continues to lead the state with 148 per cent of quota attained followed by Warren with 141 per cent. Seventeen additional counties exceeded their goals in November making a total of 49 counties now over quota with December sales yet to be counted. Sales in all of Iowa during November were $6,301,614, which is more than sufficient to put the state over its 1971 goal. The eleven-month total is now $76,992,778 for 102 per cent of quota attained. Zufall Fund Hits $876 A total of $876 has been received for the Zufall Memorial Fund, it was reported this morning by Mrs. Charles Hickey who was in charge of the fund. She reported that $245 came from the special pancake supper held earlier tills month; $296 given in collection points about the city; $300 from the Wadco union and $35 sent to the Zufall home. The Zufall's son died recently after an injury. Both Mrs. Hickey and the Zu- falls expressed their appreciation to all who took part in the fund program. Ask Christmas Lights Stay Up Estherville Winter Sports Festival officials have made a special request of those having outdoor Christmas lighting and displays up during the holiday season. They ask that if possible these be left in place and the lights turned on for the festival Feb. 4-6 as an added lustre to the festivities. Wallingford David Paulson, Nancy and Steven, Wausau, Wis. will spend Christmas at the parental Chester Paulson and Emlet Twito homes, Mrs. Paulson arrived Dec. 13 to be with her mother, Mrs. Twito who was ill. Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Ness will spend the Christmas weekend with their children, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mortimore and family, Waterloo and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Holroyd and family, Oskaloosa. Area Hospitals FAIRMONT- Admitted Tuesday: Susan Jurgens, Mrs. Stanley Sokoloski, Marsha Myking, Fairmont; Lowell Busse, Otto Christensen, Mrs. James Ibsen, Welcome; Roy Fisher, Armstrong; Mrs. Wayne Matteson, Northrop; Mrs. Rena Haglund, Swea City; Peter Miller, Ceylon. Dismissed Tuesday: Everette Bremer, Bertha Probst, Fairmont; Daryl Becker, Sherburn; James R. Hanson, Truman. JACKSON - Admitted Tuesday: Mrs. Ruby Schoewe, Alpha; Dana Zimmerli Jr., Oscar Teigan, Lloyd Armstrong, Jackson. Dismissed Tuesday: Leonard Skalisky, Sioux City. DICKINSON COUNTY - Admitted Tuesday: Mrs. Dave Johnson, Spencer; Mrs. Lonnie Myler, Windom; Alan Krueger, Mrs. Emma Larsen, Linnea Moore, Milford; Mrs. Doris Curry, Arnolds Park; Pamela Anfinson, Spirit Lake; Janell Vodraska, Montgomery. Dismissed Tuesday: Mrs. Alvin Larson, Milford; Mrs. Anna Jackson, Milford; Terry Bergendahl, Lake Park; David Eggiman, Jackson. "These cold winter days are just perfect for curling up with a good book and forgetting about the ice and snow," says librarian Christine Anderson. The Estherville Public Library has added these titles in the past week for your enjoyment. Some of them are already spoken for, so let us know if you'd like it reserved for you. Updike, John— Rabbit Redux is a sequel to the author's famous book "Rabbit Run"—the story of "Rabbit" Angstrom, a man who couldn't grow up. MacLean, Alistair— Bear Island concerns murder and mayhem on an Arctic trawler that has been leased by a film com­ pany making a movie in the far north. Diamond, Stephen- "What The Trees Said" is the account of a commune in western Massachusetts inhabited by former owners of the Liberation News Service. A brief, well-written book which might give some insight into how and why some people would prefer not to compete with our society's mores and expectations. Fans of the historical novel might like Cecilia Holland's "The Earl" or Fred Stewart's "Lady Darlington." Christie, Agatha— "Nemesis" is the latest in the long list of Christie murder mysteries. We won't give away the plot here! Robbins, Harold— "The Betsy" is a typical Robbins novel centering around the motor industry and a powerful family. Plenty of action, suspense and colorful characters to satisfy any Robbins fan. $400 Damage in Tuesday Mishap Explo '72 Film Dated Sunday A 20-minute color film titled "Explo '72", showing the conference that Billy Graham describes as what "could be the most significant and historic student gathering of our century," will be shown here at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Estherville Union Baptist Church. "Explo '72", officially named the International Student Congress on Evangelism, is a six- day training conference to be held June 12-17 in Dallas. The congress is expected to attract upwards of 100,000 students, laymen and pastors for training in personal evangelism. Billy Graham is scheduled to speak at the closing night rally. The public is invited to see the film. Estherville police investigated an accident at First Ave. N. and Fourth St., at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in which one of the vehicles received over $400 damage. Damaged was a 1968 Mercury driven by James Kevin Jensen of Estherville. He was traveling south on Fourth when Richard James Kemna, Dolliver, driving a 1969 pickup truck, made a left turn from Fourth to First Ave., and the vehicles collided. Kemna was ticketed for making an improper left turn. Police also reported an accident investigated at 8:30 p.m. Monday on South 9th at the intersection of the Highway 17 cutoff. A car driven by Dennis Eades, Estherville, was stopped at a sign before entering 9th St. and Pollution Is Talk Topic at Sioux City Incumbent Councilman - at- large Ken Kollasch and City Manager Charles Bernard left Estherville for Sioux City Tuesday afternoon to discuss the city's $5.5 million sewer treatment grant application with the Iowa Stream Pollution Council. The two major items to be discussed Wednesday morning by the council with the city officials are the degree of treatment and consent order. was hit in the left side by a car driven by Clifford Earl Rauhauser, Estherville, who was going south on 9th and turning right. Rauhauser was ticketed for failing to leave his name at the scene of the accident. Adult Class Offerings Local school districts in Area m will soon be offering many adult evening classes in cooperation with Iowa Lakes Community College. Approximately 30,000 brochures detailing all classes and programs offered have been sent to homes in the five-county area. K a brochure has not been received, a copy may be obtained by contacting a local school or Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, telephone 712362-5771. Discrimination HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii has been under federal scrutiny recently on charges that women are discriminated against in appointment to higher-ranking administration and faculty posts. University President Harlan Cleveland, in a move to safeguard the rights of all, announced the appointment of an "equal employment opportunity coordinator." He named a man, Robert H. Prahler, to the post. Martha E. Spoo Rites Wednesday Martha E. Spoo, 80, Estherville, died at 5:35 p.m. Dec. 26, 1971, at Holy Family Hospital as the result of a series of strokes. She was born May 31, 1891, at Estherville to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer and received her education in Estherville. On Nov. 6, 1910, she was married to Chris Spoo. She lived all of her life in Emmet County and following her marriage they farmed until they moved to Estherville in 1947. Mrs. Spoo was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Estherville and was baptized at the Lutheran Church at Terril June 28, 1891. She is survived by three sons, Elmer, Gruver; Henry, Upsala, Minn.; and Lester, Goldfield, Minn.; four daughters, Mrs. Truman (Dorothy) Stone, Lytton; Mrs. Francis (Lucille) Origer, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Victor (Agnes) Borlaug, Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Mrs. Leonard (Helen) Beaver, Amery, Wis.; 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Hilmer of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Mrs. Dorothy Lackman of Long Prairie, Minn.; and one brother, Earnest Meyer of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter and one grandson. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Flentgen officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Reese-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were grandsons, Jack Stone, Bryon Stone, Bradley Spoo, Gerald Spoo, Terry Origer and Dennis Origer. atures yet they are rugged and quite easy to grow. When fierce winds blow and our soil is covered by snow with our trees standing bare and lonely in our long winter season, we can dream about returning spring. We can plan on having a bigger and better garden where: full flavored, nutrituous vegetables will grow in our rich soil uncontaminated by sprays or chemicals — all for b e 11 e r health. Surely we must not forget to plant flowers whose bright colors will not only delight us but every passerby who comes our way. Like many others, the snow and bleak weather made our family dream about the Golden Land, California, where the grass was yet green and flowers still bloomed. So at long last, we packed our belongings in an old model car, drained the plumbing (we hope), shut off gas and electricity and turned the key in the doorlock. Truly, somewhat like "Innocents abroad," we trustfully set out for the long journey west, hoping the old car would not let us down. That is how we came to see the palm plants I have mentioned. We found that winter had apparently set in for the whole northern portion of the country east of the Rockies was more or less covered by a fair depth of snow to central Colorado. The highways were fairly good except for some icy spots and blowing snow which skipped across the pavement. At Wall Drug, S.D., to our dismay, big flakes of snow began to swirl down. We tried to cheer our spirits by sipping coffee in the comfortable atmosphere inside; one which breathes of the real West. Wall Drug is a 'big spread' and is advertised not only over the U. S. but worldwide. While wife Hazel and daughter Grace looked at the western oil paintings on the wall, I looked at the fascinating biography and pictures of the famous and infamous gun slingers of the Wild West. There I read about Luke Short, Wyatt Earp, old man Manton, Bat MasterscT, Doc Holiday and others who roamed the rowdy frontier towns. Most were lawmen. It was not hard to sense that violence went hand in hand with the winning of the West and that these virile men and the six shooter was the law of the land. To be con. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., DEC. 29,1971 Page 8 Keep Your Cool on Iowa Winter Roads MORRELL Livestock Producers'. "WHEN READY TO SELL, CALL MORRELL" the New Year JOHN MORRELL and EMPLOYEES CHICAGO— "Keep your cool" this winter was the advice issued today by the man who should know about keeping cool, the Secretary of the Committee on Winter Driving Hazards of the National Safety Council, Raymond Prince. Prince, whose job involves coordinating the Council's annual winter driving test project at Stevens Point, Wis., said that safe winter driving is largely a matter of "keeping cool" under trying circumstances. "Safe driving during winter weather conditions requires the same skills and precautions that are demanded at any time of the year — plus the added difficulty of coping with inadequate traction and reduced visibility," Prince pointed out. He said that few drivers realize or compensate for the extremely poor traction on ice— and snow- covered pavements until they get Into a real tight spot. "The Council's tests have shown, for example, that the braking distance on glare ice may be as much as nine or ten times the normal dry pavement distance, meaning that it can take from 150 to 200 feet to stop after applying the brakes at a speed of only 20 mph," Prince noted. "In contrast, the normal braking distance at this speed on a dry pavement is only about 17 feet." So, whenever the pavement is slippery, and especially when you think it may be but don't know for sure, Prince advised that the first thing a driver should do to "keep his cool" is to get the "feel" of the road. This can be done by trying the brakes or "gunning" the engine momentarily to see whether the wheels skid or spin. If the car has any tendency to skid or "fish-tail," then it's time to slow way down and do all maneuvering — steering, braking and accelerating — with a delicate touch. "If you do find that the payment is slippery," he continued, "then you should increase your following distance to give yourself adequate room to slow down or steer out of trouble." Other suggestions for keeping cool during adverse driving conditions were listed by Prince as follows: 1. "Pump" your brakes to slow or stop — don't jam them on. An intermittent pumping action three to five times per second keeps the wheels rolling and helps maintain steering control. 2. Have good tires with good treads. Better yet, use snow tires which provide half again as much pulling power in snow as regular tires. Studded snow tires offer still more help on icy surfaces. 3. Always carry reinforced tire chains in the trunk of your car for use during severe snow and ice conditions. They provide four to seven times as much traction on snow or ice as regular tires. 4. Keep your windshield and windows clear at all times. Replace streaking wiper blades. Be sure that your windshield washer solution contains adequate anti-freeze. Thursday For Mrs. Rites Matthes Pearl Matthes, 84, a former Estherville resident, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1971, at Clinton, Mo. She was born Feb. 20, 1887, at Joliet, HI., and was educated in the Joliet area. She was married to Frank Matthes in 1903 in Illinois. They moved to a farm in Kansas following their marriage and lived there for a short time. They then moved to a farm east of Estherville. In 1952 Mrs. Matthes moved to Clinton, Mo. She is survived by three sons, Francis of Superior, and Leonard and Wayne of Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Margaret Kincaid of Conroe, Tex.; 24 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Alta Leach of Joliet, 111. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, one grandson and a number of brothers and sisters. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Reese-Henry Funeral Chapel at Estherville with the Rev. Robert Karl Miller officiating. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Reese-Henry Funeral Home until time of service. Pallbearers will be Verle Matthiesen, Rex Anderson, Clyde Hall, Gus Knudson, Cecil Seeliger and Elvin Clabaugh. To Serve Better in You 1972! We Are Constantly Striving to Improve the Many Services Available in This Bank and Will Continue to Do So in the Coming year. Our Sincere Appreciation to All of Our Customers and friends for Making the Growth of This Bank in 1971 Possible. /t *%<ififiy TUw tyean, t& /III! EMMET COUNTY STATE BANK C+ch depositor |n*ur«d to *20DO0 FDIC "ZJV A GOOD COMMUNITY" ESTHERVILLE RINGSTED

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