Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1971 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 8, 1971
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AIN STEM BY JULIAN CHRISCHILLES "Twice Honored by State Awards" IF YOU LINED up all the coffee cups consumed by the "Dutchman's Club" which meets every morning shortly before nine o'clock at Honsbruchs, it would stretch quite a number of miles for you see this group of coffee snipers is in its 25th consecutive year and the jokes and stories that have crossed the crowded table would probably stretch farther. The club originated back in 1946 at the old James Drug Store and three of those original members are still with the group. Ted Chrischilles, Al Buchanan and Lloyd Bohannon. Two others of the charter members, John Haggard and Bill Sharp, died some 17 years ago. Another, Dr. Charles Cretzmeyer, is now a surgeon at Philadelphia. The seventh original member happens to be this writer and he left the ranks a few years ago because he doesn't drink coffee andtired cf consuming cokes at 9 a.m. Back in those early years, the club was more than just an informal morning coffee meeting ... we had months due of 50<? per member and had regular monthly stag meetings at which time gin rummy was pursued with more than a little enthusiasm. Our bank account got so large at one point, something like $90 or $100, that we decided to do some investing. In those days "penny stocks" were quite the rage and because of our limited funds, seemed to fit right into our investment plans. So each member purchased $15 worth of stock .... we recall that the late John Haggard chose the cheapest stock (they were all some kind of uranium, oil or gold stocks) and got 6,000 shares at one-quarter of a cent per share. A year or two later, five of the stocks were worthless. The sixth was something called Tar Baby and we received a rather unusual letter from the company. The Board of Directors, whoever that might have been, decided that each stockholder would be required to purchase "X" amount of shares and if he didn't, his stock would be forfeited. After much discussion, we decided to accept the forfeiture rather than pump any more money into a rather flimsy company, to say the least. The club has continued to meet, adding some new members and losing some old ones. The James Drug, now Honsbruch's, has been the meeting place for all but two years back in the late 1940*5. At that time, recalls one member, the flies became so bad, it was decided to move across the street to the Tigges Drug (now housing Saiter's Paint Store). The club moved back a couple of years later - the flies were worse at Tigges. This was in the pre-air conditioning days! The club got its name "Dutchman's club" from tho coin game used to determine the lucky fellow who pays each morning. It's the three-coin game in which the contestants attempt to guess the total number of coins in all the hands. Last one out gets to pay. The current club has kept accurate records of who has been stuck how many times the past five years. Present members, besides the three charter members, are Craig Smith, Paul Seeley, John Claude, "Doc" Williams, Jim Milder and Dean Parrott. The late Fred shilts and Dr. H. C. Allauid, who moved to Des Moines, were also longtime members! Of course the conversation far outranks the coffee in importance. "We discuss the problems of the world, sports and a variety of other things," reports one member. "But we never gossip." At least, that's what they tell their wives. - o - SOMETIMES A LITTLE item whets your appetite. . . and with tonight's big fight between Frazier and Clay coming up, this one ties in well. The second Tunney-Dempsey fight in September, 1927, was one of the greatest of all time, particularly because of the supposed "long count" which might have cost Dempsey the fight. Our informant had been browsing through Time capsule (a review of events of the year published byTimemagazine) from that year 1927 and found that an Algonan, Stephen Crowell, was one of four persons in the United States who died of a heart attack, while listening to the fight. The only Crowell we ever recalled was John Crowell who died 10 or 15 years ago. So we dug out the Algona newspaper files of 1927 and sure enough on the front page was a lengthy obituary on Stephen Crowell, who died of a heart attack here during the fifth round of the exciting fight. He was an extremely prominent Algona lawyer and justice of the peace. Although only 64, he had heart trouble for years, said the obituary, but had told only a very few persons. The article said he slumped over in his chair during the fifth round and died minutes later. Incidentally, he was one of six children and John Crowell was a brother. To Marry LuVerne Man LUVERNE - Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Michels of Austin, Minn., wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Judith Kathren, to Dale Ray Schipull, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everette Schipull of LuVerne. Miss Michels is a 1969 graduate of Osage "community High school in Osage, and a 1970 graduate of Mankato Commercial College in Mankato, Minn., witli a diploma in Junior Business Administration. She is presently employed at the Mankato Citizen's Telephone Co. Mr. Schipull is a 1967 graduate of LuVerne Community High School in LuVerne. He received his Associate of Arts degree at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason city, la., in 1969. At present Mr. Schipull is attending Mankato State College, where he will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in June of 1971. A June 26 wedding is planned at St. Augustines Catholic Church in Austin, Minn. Cars Damaged $000 damages resulted to two cars when they collided in front of the City Hall at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Grady E. Phillips was buckmi" his I960 Comet .station ".iron Hum a parkin;' stall when McAi'ee of Burt occurred. Me Afee was driving a 1968 Chevrolet. The Algona Police investigated and no charges were filed. ••^•^*"~^~ J ^-tTT^^^^^^Mi WHEN? . . , READTHE ALGONA NEWSPAPERS AND YOU'LL KNOW! Monday, March 8, 1971 Mary Droessler - Lyle Mabus Are Married At Bancroft St. John's Catholic Church at Bancroft was the setting for the Feb. 26th wedding of Mary C. Droessler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Droessler of Bancroft and Lyle R. Mabus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Mabus, Lakota. Father Victor Raemaker officiated at the double ring ceremony at seven-thirty in the evening. The bride was attended by Mrs. Roger Vaske as matron of honor and Mrs. Edward G. Droessler of Lakota was the bridesmaid. Cecil Mabus, Mason City, served his brother as best mail and the groomsman was Richard Paulson. The reception was held at the North Kossuth Golf Club following the ceremony with 175 guests attending. The bride graduated from St. John's Catholic School at Bancroft and Hamilton Business College, Mason City. Her husband is a graduate of the Lakota Consolidated School and they will live on a farm near Lakota. BEAR JANET ORIGER and ANNETTE GILBRIDE Seniors pulled through again in the competiton decorating and pep rally with enthusiasm that helped them keep the "spirit stick." GHS Group pictures for the yearbook were taken Thursday, Feb. 25 by Genelli's. GHS John Heinen was voted "Baby Bear of the Year" Tuesday, Mar. 2. Each varsity basketball player displayed his baby picture to the students to be voted on. At the pep rally, the "Baby Bear" contestants paraded in front of the student body for a last look - as it was a contest, the apparel was appropriate for it - all in diapers. GHS Girl's Search will be held Mar. 12-14 at Cherokee, and the girls that have been selected to go are: Marilyn Gengler, Mary Hah McGuire, Senior sand Debbie Studer, Laura McGuire, Juniors. GHS Mr. Thomas Millea, Vice- president of the Fort Dodge Local P-31, AFL-CIO, talked tothe Econ class, Thursday, March 4, on labor unions. GHS Father Geelan's two senior religion classes went to Woodward to tour the Woodward State Hospital School and observe the mentally and physically retarded, Wed., March 3. GHS Romance is what is happening in Sister Mary Natalie's recent English Ut. class. The students have each selected a poem from the Romantic period of literature, and expressing his interpretation of the poem through discussion, analysis, records and slides. GHS Sr. Rita Menke, a vocational worker from the Franciscan order of sisters in Milwaukee, Wise., came to the Senior religion classes Feb. 26 and 27. These two days were spent discussing religious vocations, and trying to find answers to questions such as, "Why have religious vocations dropped sharply in the last ten years'/" and "Are religious vocations t'.sw-utJal in today's world?' GHS Mrs. Benck of the Kossuth County association for the mentally retarded, came Tuesday, •Mar. 2, and talked to Senior religion students about what is being done in Kossuth County today to care for the retarded. Her talk was inspiring, and made the kids realize the beauty and happiness that comes from this sort of work. GHS Short, animated films have been playing in Garrigan's own theaters, Rooms 11 and 17. English classes have been viewing "Fid- dle-dee-dee," a film showingthe latest techniques in audio-visual production, "The Gay Shoe Clerk," a 1910 oldie, and "The Hole," and "The Hangman," two films giving important messages for our times. Ends Wednesday 7:00 & 9:00 Little Fauss and Bis Halsy are not your fathers heroes. PABAMOUNt PiCtUKS (WSfl-jK AOtCftT flftHOffHU MDFOAD POllARD UTTU mm* Ano tua NAISV AN ALURT S. RUDDY MODUCTION I* [mahMoviiim IFUAMIIUNIKIIIK R Starts Thursday *^ Ctnlwry f DJ Congressman Culver Backs Rep. Dan Bray Get ALL The •fh " Con e ressman ^n c. Culver, D-Iowa, criticized the White House Thursday for pressuring the Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, William Harbor, into issuing a threat to Rep. Daniel Bray during President Nixon's visit to Des Moines last week. Bray, 24, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Dan Bray of Algona. * Culver said in a letter to a presidential assistant, Clark McGregor, that Bray "was informed by the speaker of the Iowa House that if he should rise ... to ask a question of the President, he would be bodily ejected." Harbor was quoted as saying he was pressured by an advance man for the President, Michael Duvall. However, Harbor denies that he was pressured by Duvall. - SECURITY DESPITE DENIED RUMOR Although Bray denied rumors he planned to question Nixon about American troops in Laos, Culver said, "There were three uniformed patrolmen and a plain clothes security officer stationed near his desk throughout the President's appearance." Culver said he recognizes the need for strict security precautions on a presidential trip. But "in this instance there is evidence of sloppiness if not calculated embarrassment to Mr Bray unrelated to any understandable standards of protective security " Culver asked MacGregor: "From what source did Duvall hear the rumor of Rep Bray's intended action? ' "What guidance is given to White House advance men regarding the respect for individual rights of citizens and the proper disposition of vague rumors about them?" - NO MAC GREGOR REPLY MacGregor, a former U.S. representative from Minnesota who recently lost a senatorial election against Hubert Humphrey in that state, made no immediate reply. MacGregor is officially titled Counsel to the President on Congressional Affairs. Bray, a Democrat, has introduced a bill in the state legislature asking for the withdrawal of troops from Laos. Rep. William J. Scherle, R-iowa, defended the security tactics: "As a former member of the Iowa Legislature, I highly compliment the Speaker of the House for his decision to uphold the dignity of the Iowa Legislature. I was pleased to note that the dignity of the office of the President was preserved." • of Kossuth County and Adjoining Towns - Complete twice-a-week news and advertising coverage in Iowa's top twin weeklies - The ADVANCE (Mondays) and the UPPER DES MOINES (Thursdays). The best in reporting, columns, pictures and advertising by leading Kossuth. County firms. This Coupon Good For NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY 39 WEEKS Of Kossuth County Advance & Algona Upper Des Molnet - REG. $4.50 VALUE SPECIAL Jl OFFER make checks payable to Algona Pub. Co., Box 535, Algona, la. 50511 Name ADDRESS Cars Collide Autos driven by Janet Hemmen and James W. Stock, both of whom live in the Country Club addition area, collided last Saturday about 8:45 p.m. as they were coming in opposite directions on the Country Club road. The Stock car slid into the Hemmen machine. For CREATIVE ADVERTISING see the ALGONA NEWSPAPERS, Bob Ludwig Is "Coffee Day" Chairman Here Bob Ludwig of Ludwig»s Cafe, Algona, has been appointed official chairman for Kossuth County to coordinate planning for "Coffee Day", Friday or Saturday March 26 or 27. He will be assisted by Mrs. Tom Sampson of Algona. Participating restaurants will spark this community activity by serving "Coffee on the House", on these days. Patrons will be invited to "drink a cup". Restaurant operators will not accept payment for the coffee, provided a donation is made in a special container provided for funds to help Iowa's mentally retarded children. EARLY-IN-THE-WEEK - Grocery Specials - PRICES GOOD THRU WED.. MARCH 10 Redeem Your Wig Bucks! SCAND1A DINNERWARE This Week's Feature Item: TUES., MARCH 9, Noon - 5:30 p.m. VFW Building - Algona There's still time to save bucks for these .beautiful, quality wigs ! SAUCER only With $3 Order Des Moines BLEACH Gai Snack Crackers CHIPPOS Hunt's TOMATOES No. 2 $ Cans ELMTREE -~~2 KHowwSS Bread Dough Loaves DOLE Crushed, Chunk, Tidbit PINEAPPLE In Natural Juices No. 2 Cans Grade A Whole FRYERS MRS. GRIMES Chili Style BEANS 10 300 Size Can Jeno's Cheese Pizza 39 Nissen's AA FREEZER QUARTERS FRONTS.... 49c »' SIDES 55c HINDS 69c wrapped & freezer ready! I. Box Hood's Super Valu ALGONA IOWA

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