Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 12, 1971 · Page 2
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 12, 1971
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Married women 'selfish, jealous' By Abigail Van Buren t? mi by ChiUK Tribent-N. Y. Newt Synd., Int.) DEAR ABBY: Many widows and divorcees wonder why they are seldom invited to parties with mixed couples, but they are always welcome if it's a "hen party" or if some woman's husband is out of town. I can tell them why. Because most married women are selfish and jealous. They don't want a single female near their husbands. I know this because my wife is guilty of this jealousy and selfishness. My wife's younger sister became widowed six years ago. She had a 3-year-old son. She came over often with her little boy, and they were always welcome. The boy and I became great pals. About a year ago, this sister in law and her boy stopped coming over. I also noticed that my wife's whole family turned cool toward me. At a family gathering, I learned from the boy, who is now nine, that my wife had told her sister that / did not want her coming over so much. I was shocked and told my wife I was going to tell her sister that I never said any such thing. My wife said, "Go ahead. It won't do you any good. Blood is thicker than water." What is your advice? VICTIM DEAR VICTIM: Tell the sister! [Yon may find out first hand how thick blood is.] DEAR ABBY: I need some information. My father beats me for no reason at all until he leaves marks on my back. I want to know how I can take legal action against him. I would also like to know the earliest age I could join the Navy. I am a 15-year-old boy and I don't think I can live with this for three more years. Thank you. NEEDS ADVICE DEAR NEEDS: If there is a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in your area, 'get in touch with them. Also, inquire about counseling services thru the local Department of Welfare, and report your plight to them. A clergyman could help yon. So could your local police or sheriff's office. No child has to put up with physical abuse. DEAR ABBY: I am no letter writer, but the letter from the young girl with the hair growing at the end of her nose prompts me to write this. Please tell her that whatever she does, she should not pull that hair out! My husband had exactly the same problem and he foolishly pulled the hair out. It grew back again, and he kept pulling it out. The result was cancer! Believe me, the scar left by the surgery is far worse than any hair could be. The doctor said that the tissue/in the area of the nose is far more susceptible to infection and difficult to heal than tissue anywhere else, and if a hair is growing in that area, cut it off near the root, but never pull it out. MRS. H. DEAR MRS. H.:-Thank yon"tor-writing. Many other*"-"" . [including doctors] wrote to say the'sained ' r >v '&*>. DEAR ABBY: I wonder if the women who forbid their husbands to go to a nude girlie show have ever seen one themselves? I and nine other girls gave a bachelorette party f6r a girl soon to be married. Later in the evening we decided it would be fun to hit a few nude girlie shows. Believe me, the novelty soon wore off. When you've seen one, you've seen 'em all! Besides, when the customers saw 10 nicely dressed girls walk m, we got more attention than the nude girls bumping and grinding for all they were worth on the stage! After seeing one of these shows myself, I will never forbid my husband to see one. GLAD I WENT LOCALS MR. AND MRS. Marvin Heide and family of Duluth, Minn., were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fox over last weekend. Mrs. Heide is the former Margaret Fox. The Heides, Leo Foxes and Roger Foxes were guests of the Dennis Rollings of Bancroft on Saturday afternoon and dinner guests of the Ralph Hurl- burts. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fox and Lonnie of Washington, HI. will be Easter weekend guests of the Leo Foxes. MR. AND MRS. Robert Me Grath and sons Mark and Michael, of Schaumburg, 111., Miss Judy Murphy and Mary Ann D. Agosta, Omaha, Neb., were guests at the Pat Murphy home last week. MRS. ANITA Lallier, Mrs. Esther Walters, Mrs. Rita Derner and Mrs. Luella Murphy of Garrigan attended the State Conven- tion at Hotel Fort Des Moines on Friday and Saturday. They submitted a winning poster for the Iowa School Food Service Association. UNION TOWNSHIP Mothers and Daughters club met April 8 with Camilla Metzger.MarySar- chet and Dorothy Vigdal were on the menu committee. Roll call was opened with "Pointsfor Parents" and Irene Nitchals had the program, "What's Ahead for our Youth". Mary Sarchet won the closing contest. The next meeting will be at the Home Federal Community room on May 13. This will be the observance of the club's 65th anniversary. MRS. PETER Erpelding and Mrs. Lou Nitchals collected $117.50 in the Union Township Heart Fund Drive. PARENT-TEACHERS League of St. Paul's Immanuel Lutheran School at Whittemore will have a bake sale at Schumacher's TV on April 17 beginning at 2 p.m. Donuts and coffee will be served. Barbara Ann Kunkel To Wed MR. AND MRS. George B. Kunkel of Corwith announce the engagment and approaching marriage of their daughter, Barbara Ann, to Mr. Jerry Knoll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton E. Knoll, Kanawha. Miss Kunkel is employed as a beautician at the Cerro Gordo Beauty Salon in Mason City, Mr. Knoll is employed by S and K Chevrolet in Mason City and formerly served with the u. S. .Army in Vietnam. An August 21 wedding is being planned. Fiancee Of Jim Muller MR. AND MRS Vern Braund of Walters, Minn., announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Renee, to Jim Muller. son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Muller of Algona. The wedding will take place at St. Theodore's Catholic Church at Albert Lea, Minn, on April 16. Cindy Kuhn Is FHA Queen 2 — Kossufh County Advance Monday, April 12, 1971 Plans June 12th Wedding MR. AND MRS. Russell Jensen, of Lone Rock announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheryl Ann to Dan Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Peters of Emmetsburg. Miss Jensen is a graduate of Sentral of Fenton and Mr. Peters graduated from Mallard High School. Both are presently attending Iowa Lakes Community College .of Emmetsburg. A June 12 wedding is being planned. TUESDAY, APRIL 13 7:30 a.m. - DEMOCRATIC Women of Kossuth County will leave for Des Moines to attend the state legislature and will have Tea with Mrs. Ray at the Governor's mansion. 1:00 p.m. - DAR annual reports luncheon. Hostesses are Ruth Cook, Haztl Lusby, Lil Sefrit and Abby Tjaden. 7:30 p.m. - REBEKAH LODGE will meet in IzaaJc Walton Leape hall for business meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pool are on the committee. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 1:15 p.m. - BEL CANTO meets with Ruth Welp, Sara Welp is co-hostess. Piano duets will be presented by Ruth Welp, Sara Welp and Leota Geigel. 2:00 p.m. - CRESCO M & D hostess is Arline Simon. Roll call is "First Thing I Look For In Spring". Marie Buscher and Flo Riebhoff are in charge of the program. 6:30 p.m. - ALGONA CDA Court 283 Mother - Daughter Banquet in St. Cecelia's Hall. 6:30 p.m. - BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Women will entertain the Soroptimist Club at dinner in the Home Federal Savings and Loan Community room. LelahHenderson, World Affairs chairman, is in charge of the program. 7:00 p.m. - RAINBOW GIRLS will meet at the Masonic Temple. Jeanne Patterson is Worthy Advisor. 7:30 p.m.-AAUW meets withElla Zumach. Ed Sindelar is guest speaker. THURSDAY, APRIL 15 2:00 p.m. - ST. THOMAS GUILD HOSTESS IS Mertie Shore. "Johnny" Ndugwa, AFS student, will be the guest speaker. VISTA Work In Southern State Prior to their marriage in June of 1970, Jane and Steve Andrle knew they wanted to go away from their home state of Iowa and help people in the world who are less fortunate. They were accepted into the Volunteers In Service to America (VISTA) and have spent since last July in the State of Georgia. Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fraser of Algona, graduated from the Algona High School in 1967 and attended the University of Iowa for three years, major ing in Art. Her husband is a native of Cedar Rapids and graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History. Following their completion of service in VISTA, they presently intend to return to the University for further study. Jane has written a resume of their work while they have been in Georgia. "We arrived in Atlanta, Ga.on July 14 last year, where we began our four weeks of VIST A training. The training there consisted of a brief history of Georgia, its customs and traditions, lectures on the processes of community organization, and discussions about various possible projects we could initiate. After two days of general orientation it was decided where each of us would go and more specific information and approaches were then discussed. After a week in Atlanta, each groups of VISTAS were sent to their project sites to continue training. We were sent to Ninth District, a project covering 16 counties in Northeast Georgia. In order to send VISTAS to an area it is necessary to have the permission from the governor of the state and an invitation and sponsor from the particular community. Our sponsor is Ninth District Opportunity which is the OEO office for the 16 counties. The NDO also sponsors the head start programs, neighborhood youth corps, and multipurpose centers in that area. After a week of training concerning the general area of the 16 counties, the people and their attitudes, we were sent to the communities where we would live for a year. Along with five other VISTAS we were sent to Stephens County which has the city of Toccoa. The county has about 18,000 people in it and Toccoa has a population of 8,000. There is a surprising amount of industry here - a large Coats and Clark plant, Toccoa Casket Co. which is one of the largest in the US, several furniture, textile, and clothing factories, and Westinghouse, where heavy equipment is made. The shopping area is much smaller than that of Algona and is filled with discount stores rather than quality stores. There is one theatre, a small library, and a swimming pool, but no bowling alley, public golf course, or other facilities for recreation. Toccoa is in the middle of the Bible Belt and there are 26 churches in the town, approximately half of them Baptist. Toccoa has six government housing projects with 1000 people in them, and plans for fifty more units in the near future. The school system is fully integrated for the first time this year and next year the Toccoa system will consolidate with the Stephens County system, a move which is causing all sorts of political controversy. As VISTAs in a community, we are supposed to live in a poverty area on a subsistance level salary, get to know the people, find out what they think they need, and teach them how to get it. We have access to information about federal programs, state programs and should be in touch with all of the local officials, knowing what help they can provide. By the end of a year, the VISTA should leave behind a group of poor people who know the processes involved in developing a program. These people should be able to determine their problem, for instance day care, research all possible ways of funding a day care center, and carry out the program when it reaches the community. Other projects VISTAs often work on are buying clubs, craft co-ops, credit unions, self help housing and legal air service. Here in Stephens county we have been teaching sewing classes, high school equivalency classes, and have been working on a credit union, a mini-bus service for the poor community, and a day care. center. The classes rank more as a service to the people. The political structure makes it much harder to get a concrete facility established, however. It seems to be very difficult to please everyone in the power structure every program steps on someone's toes. All of our long term projects rely on being funded by sources outside the community. There are many things that have been rewarding to us, getting to know an area, a different type of people, learning about various functions of state and local government, and learning what exactly one person can do to help his community. We have also become familiar with the oppression caused by poverty, to know a fifth grade boy who doesn't know the alphabet. We have seen segregation in action, from the side of those predjudiced against. But we are also seeing a changing ' attitude - people working side by side to make things better. CINDY KUHN was crowned the Algona High School FHA Queen by her mother, Mrs. Bill Kuhn, jr., during the program at the Mom's potluck dinner in the High School Commons. Shown left to right is Mrs. Tjode Mickelson, Home Economics instructor; Jean Miner, Cindy and Mrs. Kuhn and Deb Bulten. The 25th Anniversary of the Future Homemakers of America (FHA) was observed during National FHA Week, March 29 April 3. The national theme for the week was "FHA Cares'". In observance of the national week, the Algona High School Chapter held a Mom's potluck dinner and program in the high school commons. Highlight of the evening was the Coronation of the FHA Queen, Cincy Kuhn. Candidates for the honor were Cindy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kuhn, Jr.; Deb Bulten, daughter of the Eppo Bultens and Jean Miner, daughter of Mrs. Jean Miner. Chapter mothers for the coming year were also announced. They will be Mrs. AltonRochleau, Mrs. Walter Morz and Mrs. Bill .Kuhn, Jr. The new FHA officers were introduced: Sheryl Knecht, president; Sherri Gilmore, vice president; Holly Haas, secretary; Kristi Rochleau, treasurer; Sally Haase, public relations; Marlene Mueller, projects; Mary Morz, parliamentarian; Cindy Kuhn, recreation; Deb Bulten, historian and Liz Anderson, music. Also, in celebration of FHA Week, the Algona Chapter held Red and White Days on Tuesday and Thursday. On these days, the members wore the colors' 'of the organization with red standing'for strength and white for sincerely': The home economics education program in the high school is the foundation on which our FHA prpgram is built. The organization is part of the home economic program and provides an opportunity for students to plan and direct activities beyond the classroom. Mrs. Tjode 'Mickelson is the Home EC instructor. mm ...feminine touch! IT HAS SPRUNG! ... and this late in the season it just doesn't dare to offer anymore of that white fluff. Amazing how a few days of bright blue skies and warmer temperatures can give one such a fresh outlook. And me, I'm the one who likes the snow and cold, too- but enough is enough. The sight of the pink tips of the rhubarb. peeking through is really great, and it's time to light up the charcoal and barbecue a hamburger. I stopped twice today to admire. the beauty of crocus in bloom, bright yellow, lavender and white blossoms leading the Easter Parade. ANOTHER BEST of the season is to see the neighbors once again. Makes you realize it really has been a long winter. Even in the days of modern "these and those", neighborly communication is nil after the door is closed at the first sign of cold weather. The small town warmth glows especially when you step out in the morning sun and immediately hear that friendly Good Morning, then take a "once around the yard" to see if anything new has popped up ... The sweet fragrance of the laundry when it is first brought in and the sheer delight at seeing the first robin as though they would fail to appear. Yes, it's here, that glorious Spring - and I'm glad. I LIKE this thought by John Burroughs - "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think ... All the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and wonder of the world." 4 TO GO MATCHED LUGGAGE SET •Pullman 'Weekender 'Vanity Case •Tote Bag 22 Outsanding feature*. On Display and In Stock. ALGONA, IOWA INVITED TC JS CELEBRATE TUES.-WED APRIL 13-1 OFF ON ALL SUNDAES BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR A MEAL OR SNACK WFBF OPEN 10,30 A.M. UNTIL 10 P.M. ... WE INVITE YOU TO TRY OUR NEW FRIED CHICKEN BASKET OR SELECT FROM OUR COMPLETE MENU. THERE'S PLENTY OF PARKING OR SEATS INSIDE FOR YOUR COMFORT. ATS COLWELL'S 502 S, PHILLIPS ST. 295-5180 ALGONA, IOWA

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