Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 15, 1971 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 15, 1971
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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1971 - ALGONA, IOWA " Vietnam Easter Calls Are Set For April 10 FREE TELEPHONE calls will again be given at Easter to area servicemen who are stationed in Vietnam. This is the second year the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Algona have sponsored this fine personal gift to the men and their families. Pictured above as they were working on details of the program are, standing left to right, Danny Menke, Legion Commander; Duane E. Dewel, who will emcee April 10; John Goodman of the V.F.W.; and Roger Wilson, chairman, is seated. Due to the apparent decrease of local military personnel in Vietnam at the present time, a total of seven names have been submitted to Chairman Roger Wilson, and each is to receive a free call. Last year there were more than 30 names on the list with a drawing held for ten free calls, but a total of 15 calls were finally made. Those who will talk with their families are Pfc. Greg G. Betts, son of the Ray Betts, Whittemore; Pfc. Gary G. Bar r, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Barr, Algona; Pfc. William Christenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christenson, Algona; Sgt. Steven Kollasch, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. (Jiggs) Kollasch, Bode; A 1/c Paul C. Thoreson, son of Mr. and Mrs.' Cecil Thoreson, Swea City; Pfc. Raymond Dreyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dreyer, Fenton; and Sgt. Danny T. Foster whose wife is a physical education and science teacher at the Garrigan High School. WITH THE 14-hour difference in time between Vietnam and Algona, the boys will place their calls at approximately eight o 1 clock on Easter morning and they will be receive din the auditorium at the Middle School about 6p.m. Saturday, April 10. Duane E. Dewel will emcee the program at the school and the public is invited and urged to attend. The first minute or so of the call will be heard publicly and from then it will be a private conversation between the young man and his family. After all of the calls have been completed, there will be a coffee for the families and friends at the V.F.W. hall. CONSIDERABLE nation-wide publicity followed the first "Easter Calls" program last year and a letter was received here from President and Mrs. Nixon as well as many others who were aware of the personal service. Newspaper clippings were sent from all over the United States, telling of the concern of,this small town for its men in Vietnam. Two overseas military publications, The Observer and Stars and Stripes, carried pictures and stories of the men talking to their families, but the most gratifying of all was a letter received by the two sponsoring organizations from a Marine Sergeant, Frank j. Schemmel, who had a short time earlier talked to his family here from Vietnam. He wrote - "After talking to my family this morning, I stopped to realize who made this possible and for what reasons. I know how I felt on the phone and I wondered how the other persons felt. To me, it gave a calm, satisfied feeling because I realized that no matter how. many mob protestors and demonstrations were going on in our country, someone cared enough to ease a lonely GI's mind by putting him where he rightly belongs - with his loved ones. "When I was on the phone, all the death and destruction of war was gone completely from my mind. I wasn't wondering who would die next; I didn't worry about in-coming rockets but lived in a world of peace and serenity knowing that I was at least in the minds and hearts of the people back in the "World", as home is known here in Vietnam, it does an awful lot to a person's morale." Collection Rudy Hartwig of postville who is retiring as service station manager has been collecting objects he has removed from flat tires since 1947. The items range in size from a small phonograph needle to a farm rake tine ten inches long, Rep. Priebe Enjoys Victory Over S. Lake DES MOINES - Storm Lake Representative Dennis L. Freeman was in mourning Tuesday morning following Algona's 7463 win over the Storm Lake basketball team. A black cloth was draped over his microphone when he arrived for the morning's work in the House chambers. A visiting delegation from the Algona League of Women Voters chapter witnessed symbolic mourning over the Tornadoes' failure to secure a fourth consecutive state tournament berth. They reported that Algona Representative Berl Priebe saw to it that his secretary brought a black cloth to work that day. Doan-PCreek Bowlers Vied In State Meet DOAN-PLUM CREEK - Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Eulan Schuller, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Budlong, Mr. and Mrs. Art Limberg, Mr. and Mrs. Phil jaren Sr. and Mr. Tom McKinney traveled to Cedar Rapids last weekend where the men competed in the State ABC Bowling Tournament. Singles and doubles competition took place at Jubilee Lanes where Mr. Hoover and Mr. Jaren placed in the singles events. Mr. McKinney and Mr. Limberg placed in the doubles. At May City Lanes where the team events were bowled, the men also placed in competition. - o Wednesday dinner guests in the Robbie Kain home were Mr. and Mrs. Joe LoebachofWhittemore. In the afternoon, Ed Kain, Ed Hildman and Mrs. Emma Hoepner were callers. Sunday afternoon visitors in the Kain home were Mrs. Martha Drager and Eugene. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gardner went to Sioux Falls, S. D., for the weekend to visit Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gardner andScotty. While there they enjoyed celebrating the birthdays of Eugene and his wife Char. Area Farm Bureau membership drive workers attending the Victory Dinner at Charlies Supper club Tuesday night were Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Christensen, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nygaard, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Nygaard, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skow, Eugene Drager, Stanley Gardner and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pommer. The following area residents enjoyed a trip to the legislature in Des Moines Wednesday: Mrs. Ronald Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nygaard, Mrs. William Paetz, Mrs. Art Benschoter and Mr. Stanley Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hansen, \. Flexnit's Fashion Plus Panty Girdle. Attractively styled for extra smooth shape- making control with heavenly comfort in lightweight, machine washable Lycra pow- ernet. Plus...the exclusive Adjust-A-Thigh insert and lace adorned polyfoam cuffs work together to hold up stockings or pantyhose comfortably, securely, without bind. Today...be spoiled, give yourself this everything garment— Flexnit's Fashion Plus; short leg panty girdle with full control for only $10.00. Also available in average leg full control, $11.00 CHRISCHILLES Cheri and Debbie went to Iowa Lakes Community College atEs- therville Sunday to visit Michael Hansen. They also visited Mrs. Hansen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Funk at Bancroft. Kim and Jerry Martinek attended the 4-H Winter camp held at Madrid last weekend. Jerry served as a counselor and Kim represented Kossuth county in her capacity as county 4-H president. There were forty 4-H'ers from Kossuth county in attendance. Mrs. Pat Gilbride and Annette were visited last week by Dwlght Gilbride who was home from his studies at Iowa State University for quarter break. County Meeting WESLEY - A joint meeting of the Kossuth County Legion and Auxiliary will be held March 18 at 8p.m. at Ledyard. Compromise On Kindergarten Request, Burt HURT - The Burt Board of Education Monday night accepted the resignation of Fred A. Hilton as the school's guidance counselor an<i industrial arts instructor. Mr. Hilton tendered his resignation because of a state ruling of retirement at the age of 65. The Board voted to re-hire Mr. Hilton for another year at this year's salary plus the $100 base pay raise, pending approval from the state Board of Education. In other action, the Board again heard the requests of parents present to return to full-day kindergarten sessions. After discussion and consideration, the Board, in a compromise agreement, voted to hold one-half day sessions the first semester of the 1971-72 school year and all-day sessions the second semester. Also present at Monday night's meeting were other parents and school patrons airing their complaints and opinions concerning the Elementary Phys. Ed. program. After hearing the views of those present, the Board after consideration and discussion, decided to further study the situation and called for a special meeting to be held at 7:30 Wednesday night to hear Mr. Schnack's versions of the complaints, etc. In the meantime Supt. Harry Haven will check further and study the details. Miss Brown, English instruc- tor, has also asked to attend the meeting and review with the Board the English program at the school. Also to be discussed at Wed- nesday night's meeting will be the proposed contract with the architect for the addition being considered, as well as the general insurance program at the school. ATTENTION: FARMERS who have pop corn acreage available for an early guaranteed cash crop . . . The contract price Ihii year for you ii higher. You will be provided high yielding hybrid seed and planter plates. You can use your regular farm equipment for planting cultivating, and harvesting. If you grow Pop Corn for us, you will gel paid promptly II you are interested, we'd like to talk with you — no obligations. AMERICAN POP CORN COMPANY WILLIAM G. ERDMAN - AGENT CORWITH, IOWA 50430 PHONE (515) 583-2114 (11A, 11U, 12A, 12U) I an accent of Color puts the bloom on spring Everything's coming up color for spring. We're budding with coats, pantsuits and costumes set to a favorite color background ... color. Come see our selection. Color it everywhere at the Chris- chilles store . . . And the selection will astound you. NEVER, no never, has there been such a great selection. Hundred of pant suits .. . over a thousand dresses . . .cute wearable coats to tease you. And the sportswear depart- me^t is bulging with pants, skirts, tops ... . STOP TODAY AND TREAT YOURSELF TO THE GREATEST SELECTION EVER ... "Serving Kossuth County For 101 Years"

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