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I : I • • Tuesday, December 21,1954 jHometf Annual Xmas Program Given Monday At S.C I Swea Oily—The annual dhrist- ftas, program was presented Moni Jay evening, Dec/20, in the Swea -ity gymnasium. This year's program was a vdcal concert under, the direction of vocal instructor :Mrs Bryce Johnson by the girls' chorus, mixed chorus, and grade school chorus. The mixed choi'us presented the "Folk Lore Christmas Cantata" by . Deane Shure, which told the Christmas story. The grade school' chorus sang their songs 'between the Cantata numbers, The program begdn with four numbers by the girls' • chorus.. The high ^school choruses wore the new choir robes purchased by the Music Boosters. Algona Soldier Has Rest Leave KOBE, JAPAN—Pvt. Merlin W. Mertz, whose mother, Mrs Justine Mertz, lives at 727 N. Wooster st., Algona, Iowa, recently spent a Week's leave from his unit in Korea at- Kobe, one of the largest cities in Japan. Private Mertz, a memb.ei*, of Company C in the 73d Engineer Combat Battalion, entered the Army in January 1954 and arrived overseas last July. OVER HALF Shelby county has recently passed the half-way point !n the surfacing of the county roads. The county now has more surfaced roads than unsurfaced, engineer Stanley Clay recently .announced. PENNEY'S STILL HAS PLENTY OF WONDERFUL GIFTS GIFTS FOR WOMEN ' ' ••' ' * >t* ' ' ' '".« +„ ,,>>, ,,,4, jf&mlb COTTON PUSSE PAJAMAS Large choice selection Sizes 32-40-1- Needs no ironing _ 2.98 NOVELTY - HEEL NYLONS _.__!_ 1.15 Sheer 66 Gauge, 15 Denier Black Heel* Sizes 9-l^T ___ Lovely winter shadesl A Give Her a Purse for Christmas - plus tax /£• ! WINTER COATS Warm Wool Fleeces! Chinchillas and Campus Coats. Sizes 9-1 $20 DACRON NYLON TRICOT SUPS Trimmed with 'nylon lace and permanent fl pleating. Average and tall lengths. Sizes 32-4.4 1 SPECIAL! DRESSY DRESSES 2.00 and 4.00 Large selection of Act. Jerseys and Ray. Act. COTTON HOUSE DRESSES ....'.. 2.79 New Washable Styles! Sizes 9-15, 12-20, 16'/ 2 -24'/2, 38-52 SPECIAL! ODD-LOT SHOES Women's, Children's, Men's. Also O'Shoes. Ass't. Sizes WHITE & COLORED SHIRTS Large Choice Selection. French and Barrel Cuffs. Sizes 14'/2-17 - 32-35 r Dressy Cotton Blouses 3 6x s : s7 u 1.98 MEN LEATHER BILLFOLDS 2.98 ARGYLE SLACK SOCKS Nylon Reinforced Heel and Toe! Dark and Pastel Shades — 10-13 69c COTTON FLANNEL SHIRTS - 1.98 Warm Winter Weight. Choice Colors! Sizes S. M. L. XL SUEDE LEATHER JACKETS 14.95 Rust color. Wind resistant. Ribbed wristlet end waist. Sizes 36-46 Hand Tooled! With and Without Zipper 2.98 and 3.98 STYLE! SPORT SHIRTS Rich Cottons and Gabardines! Sizes: S. M. L. XL. _'___ 2, BROADCLOTH PAJAMAS 2.98 Machine-Washable. Popular Stripe Color. Sizes A, B, C, D. MEN'S WHITE HANKIES 10 ,o, 1.00 Cotton Broadcloth Hemmed Edges _ Stretchy Nylon Sox 7 , , WM. ROGER'S SILVERWARE 52 Piece Set. 2 Lovely Patterns. Silverware Chests $4 16.95 CHERRY CHOCOLATES... 2-1,00 ASS'TD. CHOC. lib. box..... 89c 7-WAY FLOOR LAMP ~ $7 Night light in Basel Ivory and Bronze Color —*FOAM RUBBER PILLOWS Large, plump, solid Rubber. Colors: White, Blue, Pink Twin 69c WOwlE ' •>. A •« Avfo. REDUCED!! ALL DOLLS 3.98 - 4.44 - 4.98 - $5 - $7 PERCALE COLORED SHEETS 2.65 MI - 2.89 c,,,, 65c 3 LB. 100% WOOL BLANKET 9.90 Beautiful Decorator Colors! 5 Yr. Guarantee! Full Size _ PERCALE COLORED BOTTOM SHEETS, full she 2.89 OPEN EVERY NIGHT TILL 9 P. M. SHOPPING CONVENIENCE! O.E.S. Honors A Swea City State Officer Swea Cily—Mrs=R. F. Snyder was honored guest at a dinner and reception Monday night. Mrs Snyder was elected Grand Marthd at the State conventibn of the O.E.S. early this winter, and since then has been a guest at many parties over the state. The party Monday'evening was the last of the series, and was sponsored by the local OV,S. The party began with a turkey dinner served at the Methodist church social parlors by members of the W.S.C.S. During the dinner vocal numbers were presented by Murray Elmore, with Mrs Elmore accompanist. The OES sextettp presented two numbers, accompanied by Mrs Bryce Johnson. ' • This dinner was served to Grand Officers, District Instructors, Grand Chapter representatives and the local officers and members. Following the dinner, everyone went to the school gymnasium, where an impressive presentation was given for Mrs Snyder. The Worthy Grand Matron and the Worthy Grand Patron each received a fine 'gift. Following the presentation of these three, the Grand Officers and their respective wives and husbands Were presented. Then followed the presentation of distinguished guests. An estimated 200 or more persons were in attendance for the reception and formal program which followed the presentations. The program was presented with Homer Osgood as master of ceremonies. After selections by the Swea Jets Band, a prelude was played by Gail Ann Johnson and Barbara Peterson and Janice Gabel played Stars and Stripes Forever. Other program numbers were Baton Twirl, Deann Swanson; The "B" in Our Hbart, Wicky Hayen; solo, Mrs Bryce Johnson;, dyclot bills — Sharon Johnson, Shirlie Smouse, Twila Pulver, Richard Mather, directed by Mrs O. Lindgren; high school sextette, accompanied by Mrs Bryce Johnson; dance, Bobby 'Gardnar; humorous reading, Maude Barrett; piano,duo, Mary Lou Blomster, Mary Lou Peterson, Barbara Peterson, Janice Gabel; reading, the missionary barrel, Mrs Win. Thompson; piano ac- cordian duet, Betty Clark and Jimmy Hardt; dance team, Bobby Gardner and Judy Pulver. Thoughts of a Mason's Wife, Algona WAVE To A Naval School BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR . FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS WESTERN AUTO STORE Mr and Mrs Harry Ireland Donna M. Ramus A WAVE from Algona, Donna M. Ramus, pictured above, is now taking a three-month course in teletype communication at the U. S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif., it was announced this week by her parents, Mr and Mrs.Don Ramus. Donna entered service Sept. 10, 1954, and took her basic training at Bainbridge, Md. She was home on a 14-day furlough in November. Dec, 3 she left for California where she visited several days with another Algona girl, Mrs Hendrickson, the former Gwen Baker, Mrs Baker's husband is also in the navy stationed at San Diego. The two women are 1954 graduates of Algona high school. Violet Harner; No Ko Tones, Ed Peterson, Lowell Larson, Walter Peterson and Clifford Smith; OES Sextette, Maxine. Smouse, Doris Smith, Rosella Martin, Doreen Hanson, Eleanor Hayen, Lucille Swanson; prayer, Rev S. Hammer; piano Duo, The Lord's Prayer, Barbara Peterson, and Janice Gabel. . The reception closed with » social hour. Mrs Edw. Looft, mother of Mrs Snyder, and Mrs Maude Barrett presided at the coffee urns. Bryant Pupils To Have Carol Sing On Thursday, Dec. 23, Bryant school will have a carol sing and program in the first floor hall. -The fifth-grade-chorus will sing "Sheep .on* the Hillside" .and "Christmas Gifts." A verse choir of 150 voices will read, "What Is Christmas?" Each of the grades will have a part in the music that accompanies the verse choir. The sixth grade chorus will close the program by singing "Go Tell It On The Mountain", "Rise Up> Early" and "Pray God Bless". Various rooms in the Bryant building are having special programs for parents, and all rooms are enjoying Christmas trees and exchange of gifts. CO bf CHRIS HEEBB A Mill* ol Thli, • L1IIU oi Th*it Nat Much af Anyililna. A sale without a profit is not a sale—it's a. donation. SEASON'S GREETINGS Sargent May the Peace and Happiness of the Yuletire Be Yours Today and Every Day Throughout the Coming New Yearl Sargent & Co., Algona "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even n mouse." I suppose that all of you have heard that poem in the days gone by. And now comes Ann Clark with a modern revision of that favorite Christmas note and I claim it's good, fits that "Ravings" column perfectly and here you have it as Ann Clark wrote it: "Twos der night before Christmas und all, troo der house, eferbody vas fighting, und der cat chased del' mouse. Der stockings were hung by der vindow mit care, Pa vor dem for veeks und dey needed der air. Der shildren ver sitting around on der floor television vere vatching, for yust vun hour more. Pa in his undershirt sat in der chair, Ma by der kitchen vas pinning her hair. Ven out on der lawn dere came such a noise and Pa said "Py golly, it must be der boys." Avay to der door he flew like a streak, he hadn't been out for more dan a veek. Ma's yell from der kitchen could vake oop der dead "If you go out tonite, giffs a loomp on der head." But Pa by der door couldn't belief his eyes for der vas'old Santy Claus out from der skies. "Come in Santy Claus, television is gout; Ma make some coffee and'plenty of foot." Der shildren skittered fasl <iOp der stairs. Dey yumped into bed.wittout saying der prayers. Santy came in und sat down mit a sigh, he vas all tuckered out, do you vunder why? His burtdle of toys he pool downon der floor tvas der first house tonite he come in by der door. He vas a fat feller, his eyes vere so blue, dey tvinkled and sparkled ven he looked at you. His clothes vere all dirty, yours vould be too if you climbed oop und down der chimney flue. "Come Santy Claus, der coffee is hot und a nice big struedel Mamma has got." So to der kitchen vent Santy ifhd Pa to eat oop der foot set out by der Ma. Old Santy said "I'm full, now I must vork" so he pool out der presents und turned mit a yerk, und,scratching der end of his big red nose, und gifing a nod,, out der front door he goes. But 'Pa heard him yell before he got set "Happy Christmas • to you,- und I'll make it yet, I'll get to see Scrooge on my T-V set." —o— There you have it, the sweet and dear Christmas jungle which we all know arid love and repeat, but it is set out in the latest and most modern style of repeating thoughts of Christinas and in verse. Congratulations, Ann Clark. I had been seriously giving thought to revising the jingle along the lines which you accomplished. However, I give .you credit because your timing and rythm of word and lines are dandy, so to speak, and I am suro that the ultra modern reader will get a big kick out of the jingle revision. —o— I was asked the other day as to what the membership in the Amalgamated Association of Coffee Gulpers had reached and as I book the name and address of each member as a card is issued I took time out one evening and checked the two big record books 1 have and foui.d there were 17,036 names and addresses listed since I started the gulping stunt in 1044. And, also I found there are members in 33 states. In Iowa there are members in 244 towns, in California 20 towns, Minnesota 19 towns, Nevada 12 towns, New York 10 towns, Wisconsin 10 towns, etc. There are 399 towns, in the 33 states which can brag upon having coffee gulper members. Just shows, too, that people sure love thei^- Java in Oregon, in California, in Maine and in Florida, so to speak. Tis now again the time of year Wh,en uppermost is Chtistmas cheer And everyone is happy, gay, As now approaches Christmas day. And Christmas buying, too, is prone, In fact it is the topmost tune That faces us both day and night, The gifts we pick, will they be right? We must remember mother dear Who never overlooked one year To bring to home of gift and joy For,most beloved girl and boy. But this one thing I fathom not. Why is it that with pan and pot On Christmas day a mother finds No rest for her as food she minds. A holiday for you and I As we enjoy her meal, her pie, We spend the day enjoying rest, A day we find that's at its best. But mother needs must see to it That fam'ly misses not one bit, So daily life, as through the year, No holiday for her is near. In many instances we see Of company for family So many more of mouths to feed, Is mother given helpful heed? Her day is one of added toil, O'er stove she stands to bake and boil A Christinas dinner, sure it's fine, But much of work and time combine. I'm sure in favor of a change That would bring mother within range Of Christmas and all holidays As now her family has ways. And Merry Christmas A man has to have courage not to pretend he has it.