Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 23, 1964 · Page 6
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D.c. 23, 1H4 Glob«.G«z«tt«, Mason City, la. He spells Santa Claus T-e-m-p-o . If you ask Clement Schneider how Santa Claus spells his name he probably will tell you T-e-m-p-o. Tempo, (he new department 'store in Willowbrook Plaza Shopping Center, stepped into the role of Saint Nick to give • Schneider a check for $248. • Schneider didn't write a letter to the North Pole asking for the prize. He did, with •several thousand others, sign up at the November grand' opening of (he new store. The prize is supposed to constitute a month's Jiving expenses for the Schneider family. Schneider, a ham skinner at Jacob E. Decker and Sons, said he doubted that he had won anything when he received a phone call telling him of Ihc prixo. "] didn't be- lieve them. I ihought it was some kind of a gimmick." He said he wasn't convinced until he saw his name posted at the store. Schneider, who Jives at 721 N. Jefferson, 'said there is no question that he will have a "merrier" Christmas because of the check. "It is something that happens once in many lifetimes." He said his wife reacted the same as he when she heard that they really were to get the money. "She thought it was pretty great." All of the money, he said, will be put against household expenses. "It will give us a much easier month." Schneider, who has been a Decker employe two years, has two children, Karen, -I'/i, and Mark, who will be two years old Jan. 2!l.- C HRISTMAS is a time for writing cards, of course. The season also can prompt a burst, of letter writing and we are in J-eceipt ol' two notes lhal touch on different aspects of Mason City. Neither were signed as such. However, Hie issues are not controversial and they indicate of much-needed awareness of everyday things going on around us. In fad—and for a refreshing change —they're in the "pat-on-lhc-back" department. The first one came from "A * Mason City shopper:" "This Christinas, instead of complaining about the few rude clerks in our .stores, 1 want to praise the many friendly and helpful oiic.s. "1 especially noticed one young girl. She was very busy when I stopped and I watched her help the customers ahead of me. She had a friendly .smile and a genuine interest for everyone—even the boy who counted 6(5 pennies very cnrefullv 'Several of my friends have mentioned the unshakable smile ot the girl. "I'm »ure ther* »r« many others who do a good \ob of working with the pubUc even when they are fired—as most* of us are this close to Christmas. "A smile and I rue interest make a customer feel like a guest instead of a bother. I think we all should thank tho many people who help us will) our selections." ' Ditto and double-ditto for the others of us who supposedly are too busy to notice! Here's the second letter— from "a friend:" "On my return home from work al the Decker plant these past few evenings, we pass a very pretty Nativity scene, at 103 14th NIC. "Last night I saw four children standing In front of it listening to the Christmas car ols in the background. We, too, enjoy it very much and wonder If others would if they knew of it— it was written up in the paper last year. "A little reminder from you might be in order." A pleasant evening is in store for any Mason Cityan who rounds up the youngster. 1 and drives around town. Some, of the. displays are nothing .short of elegant—pointing uj the belief of friends that in tercst in outdoor lighting {despite the antics of some van dais) again is on the increase And don't forget to see the. big tree at the KGLO radio transmitter on Highway 18 west. Somebody must have go!ton di/y.y wrapping those lighls around and around — hut (hen maybe it was a disk jockey. Fine neighbor icighhor, of course, but there's fine thing we haven't mentioned. Mrs. Ferguson is 82- ycnrs-old. Forgotten man Who Is the person most frequently remembered at Christinas time? Our nowspapcrboy undoubtedly ranks high on the list and 'or good reason. But there il.so are the mailman, milkman, carry-out hoy at the supermarket and so on. However, we'll wager there is one regular caller at your house who makes his rounds through fair weather and foul and rurcly receives a lip. lie's Uie We know of one Mason Cityan who, on the last pickup day before Christmas, tapes an envelope to the top of his garbage can. It's his special way of showing appreciation for a cold, .thankless and necessary job well done. The Hiawatha Pioneer Trail, which pas»es through North owa, and changing Iowa at- itudes are bringing Iowa a bigger share of the $40 billion •ecreation-t o u r i s m industry, lowans learned at .the Sednomic Development Conference at Ames. Martin Miller EVERYBODY'S SANTA — Santa Glaus comes to the Good Samaritan Home, too, but he had to come early to #et some of his work d o n e before Christmas Eve. He has to devote that night to tak- care of his younger responsibilities". When he made his preliminary count this year he decided that the job was the biggest yet. Salvation Army hits Yu/e goo/; Con use more help Hiawatha Trail brings Iowa new tourist cash of the Iowa Development Commission told of the new tourist emphasis and other speakers elaborated on the possibilities for tourist development. The NIAD (North Iowa Area Development) area, which includes less than 6'/s per cent of :hc state's population, made up 10 per cent of the conference attendance. There were about 30 from the nine-county area of a total attendance of about 300. The possibilities of farms as vacation spots for city folk was discussed by John and Margie Holmes, Traer vacation farm operators. While vacationing women prefer to be relieved of meal planning and preparation chores, they said, men lik^e a chance to help with farm work. Another type of farm offering :o tourists was discussed by Harold Kimberly of Colo who operates a commercial campsite. Campsite operation has rewards other than in cash, he said. .And while there is risk in a tourism project, risk is nothing new to farmers, he pointed out. Conservation Commis s i o n reported on the commission's statewide, long-range development plan. It would take $100 million to implement, he said, but it would put Iowa in a strong recreational position for the future. President J. W. Maucker of State College of Iowa and Dr. Mel Everingham, 0 11 u m w a schools superintendent, urged action to fill a vocational-technical gap in the Iowa educational system. Maucker told the group that Carl Oehl of the Am ana Colon-jthe state cannot wait for com- ies told the group that the Amanas in the last season had a 40 per cent increase in number of tourists over the previous year. He credited the Hiawatha Pioneer Trail's establishment with much of the increase. plete information on vocational technical education possibilties but should move ahead with a flexible program that can be adapted to changes. Community colleges are needed that offer vocational and Also in the recreation-tourism adult retraining programs, field, Sherry Fisher of the Iowa The Salvation Army's annual ,'hrislmas appeal went over the op Wednesday, with $5,058.11 given. The goal was $5,000. Contributions continue to be a ken, since exact spending cannot be totaled until after Christ- nas, as requests for Christmas issistanee continue to come in. "No one in need is going to >e turned away, even at the last ninule," M a j. Herbert Bowc, VI a son City Corps commander, said. The Christmas appeal provides such things as holiday meals, toys for parents to give children, remembrances for shut-ins and parties for those who could not otherwise celebrate Christmas. Even if all the needs are met within the amount contributed, any money left still goes only for the same sort of charily—in family welfare work aftqr the holidays. While the goal is based on holiday needs above the regular Salvation Army work, a surplus could greatly help in the welfare portion of a badly cramped regular Salvation Army budget. The Christmas appeal donations all go to brighten the lives of unfortunate persons in this city and county, as Christmas presents from their more fortu- holiday giving still can drop their coins in the Salvation Army's street corner kettles or send donations by mail to the Salvation Army, Box 289, Mason City. The Salvation Army workers are in the thick of their job of extending t h e Christmas help for the contributors. All nursing homes, county natc neighbors. jhome and IOOF Homes here Those wishing a part in this have been visited, with gifts and Gordon Leach, 108 S. Jefferson, has a neighbor whom he believes deserves special recognition. In his estimation Mrs. William Ferguson is a very remarkable woman. Leach is just out of the hospital after spending 10 days there for major surgery. !t snowed the other day and he was in no physical condition to clear the sidewalks himself. But before Leach could hire a boy to do the job, Mrs. Ferguson buzzed across the front walk—her shovel flying. Later she brought over her Christmas card to him. It was bli/zarding again, but she told him it seemed ridiculous to mail it to a house so close by. Then she came back again —this time with r.omc homemade soup. It's been that way many times during the 3'<i years Leach has lived in the neighborhood. When Mrs. Leach died, it was Mrs. Ferguson who took up a collection for flowers. Mrs. Ferguson, says Leach, is a widow and lives alone. She is a great bird-lover "and looks after them closely, too." This all speaks well of any Suggest fire hazard check for weekend Officials of ihe Mason City Fire Prevention Kureau \Vednes- lay warned area residents that he two approaching lhr«~e-day holiday weekends can present n definite fire hazard. They said that persons .should chock (heir homes thoroughly before leaving for a few days Appliances, Christmas I r p p lights, stoves and waler should be given special attention, they added. Fire Chief Clifford Pierce al.so cited office Christmas parties. He said lhal frequently workers will leave an office party in a hurry ami forget to check whether there arc discarded cigarettes and all equipment turned off, Ellen Nehring will observe 90th birthday IOWA FALLS—An open house at her home will honor Mrs KHeii Nehring on her 90th hirlh day, Sunday afternoon. She and her daughters, the Misses Alice and Viola Nehring, make their home together. Mrs. Nehring was born near Kldora Dec. 27, 187-1. She has made her home in Iowa Falls more than 20 years. Mrs. Nehring is active and alert. She reads several books each week and does (piile <i little sewing. She makes quilt> and enjoys working crossword pu//,les and riding in Ihe ear, Anna Nelson dies at 77 at her home Nicholas Rothamel, 83, dies Nicholas .1. Ilolhamcl, 83, retired employe of .Jacob K. Decker and Sons, died Wednesday in i Mason City hospital, lie had ived in Mason City 52 years and made his home at 'llfi 'Ird fW. Mr. Kolliamcl was born March 7, 1881, in Ilothamcl, Russia. He cnme to the United States in 1012 from TUissia and hatl lived in Mason City since thnt time. Ho was married to Rose Har genrater in JUissia in October 1908, He retired from Deckers in 1943. Surviving sire four sons, Nich olas R o t h a m e I .Jr., Austin Minn., and Pole, Alex and .John Ilothamcl, all of Mason City; and six daughters, Mrs. N. .1 (Knlhcrinc) Van llooser, Austin Minn.; Mrs. Dan (Mary) Boyle Cedar Ilapids; Mrs. Lester (Ann) Moss and Mrs. Kollanc (Hose) Sallcc, both of Ma.sor City; Mrs. Robert (Barbara; Burtis, Cedar llnpids, and Mrs Leonard (Gcruldine) Lansing Mason City, and 30 grandchil (Iron. He was preceded in deatl by his wife .Ian. 7, 19112, am by five children. Mr. Rothamel was a mcmbo of the Holy Family Calholi Church. Funeral arrangements are in complete. Visitation at the Jlo gan-Mi'Kce Colonial Chapel i from 1 p.m. Friday until Ih time of .services. Dump, garbage operations halt on two holidays Garbage delivery in Mason City will be suspended on Christmas and New Year's Dny, Donnvnn Booll, sanitation superintendent said Wednesday, He added that the city dump on 12th NE also will he closed on those days. Bocll said garbage at homes receiving normal Friday delivery will he picked up during the next collection period tho following week. He said the city has tried picking up garbage on Saturday when Christmas is Friday, hut this has not proven successful. Minnie Moor service held Committal services for Minnie Moor, 7-1, who died at her home, fi;t5 S. Polk, Monday, were held Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Robert L Stone, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiated. Mrs. Moor was born Oct. 17, 1890, in Illinois, daughter of August and Matilda Merman. She had lived in Mason City more .„_._ „, v , „_ .• ..than 50 years and was Ihe widow Anna M. Nelson, n. rclirc-d| f c , D „ nployc of Jacob K. Pecker ,.._..;..:„ _ , employ and Sons, died Wednesday a| her home, 8(M S. President. She had been employed by (he plant until 10, r iO. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Pat- lerson-Jamcs Funeral Home is in charge. Read Want Ads for Profit!-423-4270 Surviving arc two brothers, Gus Herman, Anoka, Minn., and William Herman, Minneapolis, REFRESH WITH BEER CHRISTMAS CHEEK COOKIES — Among the regular contributors of merchandise and edibles to the Christmas Cheer Fund is Mrs. Eva Stewart, 126 5th NK. A double amputee, Mrs. Stewart cannot work outside her home, but she insists on doing her part in assisting the needy during the holiday season. For more than'10 years now she has made and sacked 10 large bags of cookies which are distributed by Family Service, Inc. and a nephew, Clarence Herman, Minneapolis. The llogan- McKce Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Lauren Holland dies; Rites set at Forest City FOREST CITY Holland, fit, died at his home here Tuesday evening. He was born Jan. ir>, 1903, in Grant Township, west of Forest City, to Knudt and Mary Studlin Holland. He is survived by a brother, Alvin, Forest City; four .sisters. »• ?., <!-_»»— n*i II " II 11 1 Air.t. Kin • 1,111,,,., ; ;":c iio!!r.r.n and Mrs. F.sther Hanna, all of Forest City; Mrs. liulh Neve, Mnson City. Fune-r.il services will be Saturday al 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church here. Burial will be in tho Linden Lutheran Cemetery nr-ar Tiioivipson. O'.-or. F;: neral Home is in charge. SUPERVISOR Joe Kuharich, now coach of; Die Philadelphia Kagles, wasj supervisor of National Football League officials last year. Sen. Elthon stilt listed "satisfactory State Sen. Leo F.lthon, 66, Fcr tile, remains in satisfactory con dilion at Park Hospital recover infi from a heart attack. He suffered the attack & his home jDec. 17. Elthon served as Iowa governor for 53 days in 1954 Lauren I. when Gov. William S. Beardslcy programs for the residents. Carious groups took part in one r another of six Christmas par- ies held by the Salvation Army. Toys were being given Tues- ay and Wednesday to selected! •arents who can put them under. Christmas trees for youngsters, daj. Bowc said toy supplies were running short for tiny tots, nd it appeared more might ave to be purchased. These ift toys for the most part are lew toys, so that even children i those having a hard time financially this year receive good aresents. \ A mass of grocery orders al- eady has been sent out to assure Christmas dinners for those who otherwise could have no pecial meal. Although requests 'or that sort of assistance were asked early, grocery help is one :ype of assistance for which ate requests were still coming n. A variety of other needs are being met as usual. Clothing, medicine, fuel, a Christmas tree — whatever need prevents a' :amily from observing Christmas—is supplied when need is shown. The Salvation Arm y, of course, cheeks with other agencies which supply Christmas needs, so that community help Returns slow in TB drive Donations for the 1964 Christmas Seal Campaign Wednesday were described as "very, very slow" by officials of the Cerro Gordo County Tuberculosis and Health Assn. The drive, which started in mid-November, has a goal of $10,362. Through this week, about $7,500 had been collected in the county. Association officials said they are unable to explain why the returns from the Christmas Seal letters are slower this year than in the past. They said fewer letters have been returned than in the past, but individual contributions have been higher. The initial mailing in Cerro jordo County included more nan 14,000 letters. Earlier this month, 5,250 reminder < letters were mailed and a second mail- ng of about 4,000 reminder let- :ers is planned soon. The actual drive will continue hrough Feb. 28 and association officials still are hopeful of reaching the goal sooner. Con- :ributions can be sent either to :he group's office, 1450 N. Federal, or Post Office Box 780. Proceeds from the seal sale campaign will be used to finance the fight against tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases. In this county, association officials report that about eighl new cases of tuberculosis are found each year. In some years, officials add, the number is a's high as 16. Robert Okerstrom is the gen eral sales drive manager, while Neil -Peterson is in charge in Mason City and Elgin Morris in Clear Lake. EARNS EAGLE AWARD— Danny Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Erickson, 430 1st NE, Tuesday was awarded the Eagle Badge, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. He re- Maucker said, in addition to tra- d i t i o n a 1 academic offerings. Federal, state and local support of the program are needed, lie said. Everingham said that the Iowa Legislature will have new recommendations on which to act in the field of vocational education. While there is agreement on need for vocational training, he pointed out, so far there has not been agreement on how to establish a statewide program. Dr. James Hilton, Iowa State University president who welcomed the group, pointed out the continuing importance of agriculture in the state's economy. Although . farm employes decrease, production agriculture continues to grow, he said. And much of the state's non-farm employment is involved in servicing or processing agricultural products. Gpv. Harold Hughes was among the other speakers and expressed his interest in giving i U.11JY 11J U\J J kJV,V-«ULlll(^. A At At 111- -11 — — ceived the award at a court ea , d , ersh . 1 P Particularly in the of honor at Trinity Lutheran Church. Danny, a student at John Adams Junior High School, is a member of Troop 14, sponsored by the Trinity Lutheran Brotherhood. He presented to his mother a miniature Eagle pin at the same ceremony, at which six other Eagle Scouts were present. His father is scoutmaster for the troop. TO CALIFORNIA SHEFFIELD — Miss Louise Tuecke and Miss Lydia Ubben have left for a trip to Califor- is spread where needed a n d n j a where they will visit rela- vvithout duplication. ives. Sorry! We were wrong The First Congregational Church's service of carols and candles on Christmas eve will be at 4:30 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. as previously announced. Files second tax lien against Poodle Club The U.S. Internal Revenue has filed a second tax lien against Poodle Club, Inc., 116 N. Federal. The federal government claims the establishment owes $1,760.91. The assessment date was Nov. 6. The- government says the amount is for taxes inclusive of 1964. In August, the Internal Revenue filed a $568.94 fields of tourism and education. Among North lowans attending were: Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Vandermyde, St. Ansgar; Clark Mechem, Thompson; Lyle Peterson, Northwood; Art Strand, Forest City; Lawrence Woodley, Rowan; Leslie CJassick, Belmond; Paul Henderson, Garner; C. S. Whitney, Garner; Delbert Floy, Swaledale; Mrs. Olga Wolcott, Rockwell; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Clapsaddle, Keith Barker, M. R. Lackore, I r w i n Christiansen, Spencer Williams, Russell Clarke, and Martin Poe, all of Mason City; Victor Groh, Thornton; several others from Hancock County; Kay Connelly and Dean Johnson, both of Allison, and others from Butler County. First Methodist Church 119 South Georgia 7:30 Christmas Eve Communion Service u a youu.ifx lien against the club. ^&^0»^&&W«^ s s » was killed in a car accident. WE REPAIR ToisUrs, coffeemakcrs, mix- •rs, h«ir dryers, «tc. Shears sharpened. BODELL'S REPAIR !M Sltlh finer J.F.. r,M-7!VM Christmas Gift Idea IT'S TOUCH-TONE ORDER TODAY! Just Call The Telephone Business Office 423-9900 CHRISTMAS at BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH Between 4th and 5th Streets On North Delaware Thurs., Doc. 24. 7 P.M. The Christmas Eve Worship For Young And Old "O Come Let Us Adore Him" Fri., Dec. 25, 10 AJ4. "The Festival Of The Nativity" Pastor Frederick C. Him, Principal Of Martin Luther High School, New York City, Will Deliver Tt» ChriMmts Message. Sunday, December 27 Regular Hours oj Worship Pastor's Sermon: "W« Your'. A Chrisrm., With Chri»» In If?" C. A. Hinz, Pastor m f^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S

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