Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 29, 1972 · Page 4
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, December 29, 1972
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Indian Ceremony Held in Town of 'Christmas 9 ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FBI, DEC. 29. 1972 Page 4 Former June Taylor Dancer Weds Son of Local Couple Receiving Line In trie receiving iLie were ir*e bribe's mother, Mrs. Ecfca Canada, Mrs. S&ily Oeiest -cne-uroe friend and ar honors-d design, bridegroom in Seminole wedding jacket, and his parents, Mrs. Daie Kanse! and Mr. Hansel of Estherville. guesu the bride sr. whirs sarin with a traic of quiised Seminole Ringsted Alfred Petersens Host Family Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Petersen held a pre-Christmas dinner on Saturday for their family; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Petersen and family of Graettinger, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petersen and son of Mason City, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Graham and Julie, Mr. and Mrs. Don Riker, Scott and Jill of Decorah and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Graham of Elkader. The Graham families went to Burt on Christmas day to visit at the parental 0. H.Graham home. Mrs. Enoch Rasmusser: of Lohrville, Lloyd Rasmus sen of Cedar Rapids and Lt. Paul Rasmus sen of El Cajon, Calif., asd Mrs. Clarence Petersen were Tuesda;. moniing coffee guests of Mrs. Herman Madsec. The Ras- mussens were en route to Minneapolis to visit more relatives. The Rev. and Mrs. Jerome Egel and sons visited tHH week at the home of his mother, Mrs. Marie Esei at Stockton. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Christen- sen spent the Christmas holidays at the home of their daughter and family, the Robert Scotts, of Ankeny. Mrs. Herman Madsen and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Petersen were Saturday dinner guests of Mrs. Clara Caswell at Estherville. Mrs. Madsen and the Peter- sens spent Christmas eve with the Niels Petersens in Estherville. Christmas holiday guests at the William A. Ped^rsen home were Mr. - IT- -J d Mrs. Donald Broost and family of Fond Du Lac, Wis., .'.!>. and Mrs. Kenneth Pedersen and family of Cow­ rie, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pedersen and family of Jackson, Mina., Ronald Pedersen of Ames and Dennis. The group visited their mothers and grandmothers, Mrs. Marie Pedersen and Mrs. Millie Neet, at the Good Samaritan Center on Christmas day. Theresa and Patty Ped.-rsen of Cowrie are at the borne of their grandparents, the William A. Pedersens, this week while their little brother, Michael, has surgery at c &e Boone hospitaL • Christmas daj guests of Mrs. Irene Petersen were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Petersen and family of Nonhrup, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Donald Petersen and family of Manly and Mr. and Mrs. Ron- aid Poizin of rural Armstrong. Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Oisen of Estherville were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobson and family of Vinton, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Beaver and family of Yucaipa, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Everett Zitterich and famiy of Terri), Mr. and Mrs. Howard Preston and family of Swea City, Mr. and Mrs. David Olsen and baby of Superior and Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Olsen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Rannie Nielsen am* family of Bloomington, Minn., were Christmas day dinner guests of Mrs. Esther Nielsen. Afternoon coffee guests were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jorgensen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Milford Cole and family. Callers on Leland Luers who recently returned from the hospital were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bussa, Mrs. Russell Dominy, Mrs. Derald Mueller and Holly, Esther Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Petersen. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Poizin, Steve and Susan and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Poizin were guests Sunday at the Art Thram home at Sanborn and the parental Robert Fiskand C. F. Poizin homes at Jeffers, Minn. Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Flint and family were Mr. and Mrs. Nels Flint of Aikin, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Berkland of Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Julis Hansen. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Flint and family of Yucaipa, Calif., were recent visitors at the Gaylord Olsen home. By CAROL HIGGINS Christmas visitors in Estherville are newlyweds, Lynn Hansel and his bride, the former Millie Canada, part Seminole Indian. Lynn is the son of Mrs. Dale Hansel of Estherville and the late Doug Reynolds. They have a kind of Christmas story of their own, having been married Dec. 9 at Fort Christmas Baptist Church in the town of Christmas, Fla. Their wedding was a meaningful blend of Seminole with Baptist tradition. The bridal couple represented two cultures, that of the white * Caucasian and the Seminole Indian, an unconquered tribe officially still at war with the United States government "I either conquered one or was conquered by one," grj~s the bridegroom. HIS BRIDE IS a former June Taylor dancer, having performed with the Jackie Gleason show for five years in Miami. The daughter of Mrs. Edna Canada of Titusville, Fla., and the late Arch Canada, Millie carries the Seminole blood from her mother's side, and has maintained a close relationship with the tribe. "During Christmastime or whenever I felt like it," she explains, "I would go out to the reservation and we would hold dances." The price of admission would be a wrapped toy, marked for a boy or girl and with the age, and these toys would then be distributed to the day care centers. FOR THEIR WEDDING, Millie and Lynn asked the Seminole chief, Billy Osceola, an ordained Baptist minister, to officiate. Millie's cousin, Josephine Youngblood, sewed her wedding gown and train, using the meaningful Seminole designs in red, blue, green and yellow. The pattern is formed of hundreds of tiny diamond-shaped patches. The bride points out one which means love. Lynn's wedding jacket, also the traditional Seminole dress, was in intricate designs quilted and stitched together in two days by the chief's wife, Sally Osceola. The wedding march was from "Lohengrin," and Millie's four bridesmaid sisters, and Lynn's attendants, wore conventional wedding attire. His brother, Barry of Estherville, served as best man. bread, which is fried, the bride explains. THE WEDDING CAKE was a tall creation with iced decorations in autumn colors, designed by the bridal pair, and baked for them by a friend. In one corner of the reception hall, a collection of souvenir beads and dolls, handcraft of the tribe, was displayed. Millie had invited them to bring souvenirs to sell, explaining "The Sem- inoles are such a poor people." NOW SPENDING the holidays at the home of Lynn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hansel, Millie is also getting acquainted with other relatives who were unable to attend the wedding. These include Lynn's grandmother, Mrs. Frances Reynolds, his grandfather, Irving Ellerston, and Mike Reynolds and Mrs. Vernon Goecke. They will return to Titusville, Fla., this weekend where Lynn is city planner for Titusville and the county of Brevard. He is a 1970 graduate of Iowa State University, where he received a B.S. in regional planning. Lynn explains that they will also go back to visit at the reservation. "We have been invited back as guests of the tribe. They are an extremely proud people," he says. "We anticipate maintaining close contact with them— to help them." Wedding at Fort Christmas In the Fort Christmas Baptist Church, Lynn Hansel and Millie Canada are united in marriage in a ceremony formed of a blend of Seminole Indian and Baptist tradition. Chief Osceola in ceremonial jacket pronounces the words. At far left is Barry Hansel, then the bridal couple in wedding clothes of Seminole pattern, then two of the bride's sisters, Ann Banks and Bernice Turner. Shoe-mates Finally Meet After Exchanging 18-Years AS THE BRIDAL COUPLE joined hands, Chief Osceola began the ceremony, in soft, slow English and then Creek, his voice growing resonant as he intoned the Baptist ritual in ringing Indian syllables. He changed to English again in pronouncing the benediction. For the reception following the ceremony, the Seminole friends had brought their cooking utensils, even the traditional swamp cabbage and cooked the wedding feast on ground fires. They served pork and beef with swamp cabbage and pumpkin DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Two women who have been exchanging shoes for 18 years met for the first time here this week. Mrs. Jeanne Sallman of Indianola and Mrs. Bonnie Bober of Rapid City, S.D. became acquainted through the mail as teenagers through a service organization called the National Odd Shoe Exchange—or NOSE to its more than 10,000 members. Because of a birth defect, Mrs. Sallman has feet of different sizes. Mrs. Bober, who once suffered polio, has the same problem. Mrs. Sallman wears a size 6 on her left foot and a size 4 on her right. Mrs. Bober wears a size 6 on her right and a 4 on her left. "It's so hard to find odd sized pairs of shoes in a regular shoe store," said Mrs. Bober. "It just drives the clerks crazy and you usually have to buy two matching pairs." Mrs. Sallman called the organization that got the two together "a godsend." The parents of the two learned about NOSE in the early 1950s and wrote to the organization's headquarters at Santa Monica, Calif. NOSE matched the girls by their foot sizes and notified the parents. During their years of correspondence a warm friendship has grown between Mrs. Sallman and Mrs. Bober. When Mrs. Bober came to Des Moines to visit her mother, one of her first thoughts was to telephone Mrs. Sallman and arrange a meeting. Because their tastes in shoe styles are similar, they said they have never exchanged shoes that the other person did not like. In the past, they exchanged an average of two to three pairs a year but now only about one pair a year. SGT. STRIPES ... FOREVER by Bill Howrillo THE BORN LOSER by Art Sonsom ICCW SMOKE, S'SPARE ME A 0BUK OR&MtflE... BOTIGOrTnlS 8AD HABIT-1 UKET06AT.' I WANT &O0£ OLD <&ADVS TO SEg WHAT HAPPENS •£> A MAN UJHO DDKNT Pf?lMk,OR.GAMBLE.' CARNIVAL by Dick Turner SIDE GLANCES by Gill Fox WINTHROP by Dick Cavalli "She's learned to write her name .. ." . . now she wants a checkbook!" (2-2.9 e i»n h KU. w. TX. t^, uj. »„. 'I don't know WHO she is, but i know a blonde voice when I hear c ie!" I'M NOTCSOING TO BLPr'ANV AV3CE JOKE BOOK©... I'M GOING TO WRITE AAV OWN JOK&BOOK. I'M GOING TO PUT IN ALL Of= THE ASOST HILARIOUS JOKE© I'VE TOLP OVER THE VE^RS. WHOfe SdNG TO BiJV A BOOK WITH NO (?V3E© IN IT? THE BADGE GUYS IT'S THE PROSECUTION'S WORP ASAINST THAT OF THE MIGHT CLUB OWNER. by Bowen & Schworz

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