Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 15, 1965 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 15, 1965
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^ "INK In my VEINS" 6v MARIAN INMAN .H4l4*i*i*i-H-4-*-w-*-H-**!'*-w^^ Our family celebrates five birthdays in March. A daughter-in-law, son-in-law, daughter and two grandchildren. Also the birthdays of fwo fine young women who are like daughters 1o me. One of these served as my secretary while I was chairman of Iowa Farm Bureau women. Fricndshin is a rare and choice possession and should be treasured and in constant repair. To let friendship die awav bv negligence and silence is not wise. To do so one voluntarily throws away one of the greatest comforts of our pilgrimage on earth. "So long as we love, we serve: so lone as we are loved by others. \vo are almost indespensible; and no man is use- loss while he has a friend.'' One of mv Grandchildren, young Dennij Inman, celebrates his birthday on March 17th, the day we celebrate St. Patricks day. The date we celebrate marks not the birth but the death of St. Patrick, In 493. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, forever associated with the shamrock and the wearin' of the green was no son of Erin. He was born in Scotland in 387 A.D. Pope Celesline sent him to Ireland where he taught and preached for manv years. Many traditions have grown up about the saint, all of them colorful. One was his choice of the shamrock to explain in symbolism the Holv Trinity, the visible evidence of the three in one. Another tells how he drove the snakes from Ireland. Be this as it may, there are no snakes in Ireland. America accepted St. Patrick with open arms. During the Revolutionary War the British evacuated Boston on St. Patricks Day and the Americans enternd the town and took possession. On the occasion General Washlnqton evinced the height of tact. From headquarters in Cambridge came the password for the day, "Boston," with countersign, "St. Patrick." A story goes that in 1910 an Irish club in Chicaeo invited President Taft to be the guest of honor at St. Patrick's Day dinner. A laree piece of the "ould sod" was sent over from Ireland for the President to stand on while he made his address. It arrived in Chicago a week before the dinner was scheduled and was placed in the hands of a florist to be kept fresh until the evening of the dinner. But so manv loyal sons and daughters of Erin visited the florist and took a chunk out of the "ould sod" that on the night of March 17 there wasn't enough left for anybody to stand on, let alone President Taft who was a hefty gentleman. Only a small piece remained and this was presented to the President to take back to the White House as a souvenir of the soil he didn't stand on. Luther Burbank, "The Plant Wizard" was born in March in 1849. He was a small shy student in a one-room school tauqht by his half sister. He later attended an academy. Even as a boy he was interested in nature and mechanism. He wondered why some plants grow under water and others above ground. He made a steam whistle out of a willow stick and an old tea kettle and before he was 15 years old he mad* a steam engine for his row boat. At 15 years his father sent him to work for an Uncle in a plow factory and here he invented a way of doing his work 30 times as fast as it had been done before. After his fathers death he farmed at Groton where he raised vegetables for a local market. His study of Charles Darwin's "Animals and Plants under Domestication" helped him see that better plants could be developed through selection and new varieties created through .crossbreeding or hybridization: His first successful plant was developed through selection. He found a potato seed ball on a plant in his garden. One of the seeds developed large firm potatoes. He replanted and reaped a small harvest of firm potatoes. He sold seed to a dealer for the right to market them. He was married but had no children. But he loved them and welcomed pilgrimages of school children to his farm where he helped them see the wonders of growing things. He was more of a practical grower than a scientist. Much valuable data he gained through his experiments were jost and those that remain have never been properly evaluated and catalouged. He died in 1926. On Sunday I saw the Walt Disney picture, Those Calloways, and I hope you go to; see it when you .can. It's a family kind of picture and you come away with a good taste in your mouth. The beauties of nature, the sounds of wild geese mingled with the story of a family,and a community peopled with all the varieties of human nature. With other faces most of these are all about us. Last evening Phil's four children spent the evening with me while Phil and Deloris were at the Farm School banquet. We viewed television, ate ice cream which they brought and Thomas served to us and just before the eight-thirty bed time we sat and talked about school and things. I can still feel the comfort of Carol's little body as she rocked with me and their little voices telling me about a mural that they are making in school which if good enough would go to the fair this year. Today the sun is shining and Ross's three little ones will spend the afternoon with me so the day will be extra , special. As I write I wish we could see each other and share our days happenings but we'll content ourselves with your letters and through this column. Thought for the Week. "We can't all be topnotchers, but we can all climb a little higher than we are and thus relieve the congestion at the foot of the ladder." $50 - $100 $200 - $300 $400 - $500 $600 - $800 $1000 Up To $5000 Prepare NOW 'or the coming months! •) Repair Your Home •) Consolidate Your Debt* • Winter Needs • Buy A Better Car 9 Pay Taxes 9 Any Purpose Payments extended in event of unemployment or sickness. Borrow from one of Iowa's Oldest Co. We understand your problems. Let us help you NOW—serving l9Vi faithfully line* 1999. AMERICAN ACCiPTANCf CQBP. 112 NP- Moore Phone: 295-3507 Down with a rebound ALGONA'S DALE TEETER comes down with an important rebound in the second half of the Algona-Garrigan game Saturday night, won by the Uiilldogs 40-40 No. 53 in black is Joe Ringsdorf, a lad that covered Teeter like a glove until fouling out midway in the fourth quarter. No. 40 in white at left is Al Piiebe while No. 14 at right is .Steve Hardy. Dick Bleich is shown below Teeter at right, while Chuck Becker's head can be seen just in back of Ringsdorf. Exclusive Advance photo by Mike Stillrru>n. . 6—ALGONA (i***) ADVANCE MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1965 Mrs. Harry L. Maw: A son was born March 5th to the Richard Clarks, Campbell, Calif., 8 lb., and named Kevin Christopher . • , ., . Friday guests of .Mrs Frances Moldenhauer, and Mrs Hanna Smith, were the Clifford Moldeii- hauers, Judy Kearney, Bob Clark, Mrs Marie Moldenhauer,' and Clinton, William Moldenhauer, Mrs Gertrude ,Th,ornbury and Alma Heise, for birthdays ^,of Clifford and Clinton Moldenhauer, .. . : .:..."•;; ...-. , ; .•:.. ••, .Thursday guests at .Earl Gjer- sted's were the Harfy' Maws and Mrs John Daniel, for birthdays of Mrs Maw and Earl Gjersted. Linda Erdman returned to college at Ames after a few days with her parents, .the William Erdmans, betw.een quarters. The Wayne Flemings. Mason City, were Sunday visitors at Harry Flemings. The Gerald Gearys. Ft. Dodge, Visited Saturday at Elwood Geary's. Bruce McCullo.ugh .and ..Jerry Ranger, Fort Dodge, scent the weekend with the Oral McCulloughs. Cindy Bilbrey. employed in Ft Dodge, spent .-the weekend; with her parents, the Earl Gjersteds. The Elwood Gearys visited on. Sunday with her father, ,'Ed-Sch\ oenwetter, Garner.' ' : The John Hobscheidts returned Saturday after three months in California. Last week they, visited:his .father.atPlattsmouth, • Neb. " • ••• •'• •'•• The John Mullins visited Sun- dav at Coe Savre's, Blairsburg, and at Leonard Mullin's. Missionary Fellowship of the Grace Baptist church will meet Friday with Mrs Fay Garner. The Vernon Grays attended the wedding of her nephew David Sleper and Elaine Folkerts at Titonka Friday. Pamela Geary had as guests for her fourth birthday Satur- day, ' Julie Mitchell, Dee Ahfij Ffedifi, Pamela Wagner, Janice ttankitt and Lori Fjetland. the ftfchatd febbehs moved the last week to a farm near Osage. The Style Show sponsored by the Cofwith Girl Scouts has been postponed to March 29. The George Guenthers were Sunday guests at Don Karlovec's. The Gary Studers moved last week to the farm they purchased vacated by the Tom Meyers. H. O. M. E. club met Wednesday at Mrs Larry Fjetland's. Tissue covers were made as the project. The Vern Rafdols and Mrs Arnold Gray of Titonka visited on Sunday at Vernon Gray's. The Myron Crams and George Gray visited Thursday at Elwood Geary's, The James Zweifels visited on Sunday with Lottie and Janette Mason at LuVerne. Sunday guests at Robert DeGroote's were the William Welters, Carroll, R. C. Welters, and Tom Welters for the birthday of Mrs R. C. Welter. The Charles Browns. Mason City, Harold Browns and Mrs Vi ola Brown visited Sunday at Warren Lenz's. The Jesse Brandts. Prescott, soent.the weekend with her mother, Mrs Mayne Severns. and attended the funeral of Steve Palmer, Renwick. Monday. The Dale Yeomans were Sunday guests of her parents, the Lou Hoovers, Burt. Mrs John Artzer family and Mrs Allen Croquist familv, Fort Dodge, soent the weekend at Albert Fish's. The Robert Krafts. Renwick, and Dale Yeomans visited Saturday at Jim Tindall's Jr. The Forrest Fetts, LuVerne. were Sunday guests at Albert Fish's. The Art Krafts, Renwick, and Mrs Wilma Swensen, Mason City, visited Sunday at Charles Hamm's. William Wood spent the week with his daughter, Mrs Ray Gill, Iowa City. Sam Nail returned to Grand Forks, N. D., where he will be stationed with the aif force* af"] tef a 30 day leave with his fgm* ly. Harold Brown will be manager of an elevatbf near Port Dodge and will move the last of the month. His mother Mrs Viola Brown has purchased his home and will move there, The Dale Yeoffiahs Visited at Robert Hoover's, Britt, Sunday. Mrs Emma Oxley was a Sunday guest at William Erdman's. Mrs Richard Kiffner, of Britt, visited Monday at William Erdman's. The Charles Browns, of Mason City, Warren Lenses and' Mrs Viola Brown Were Sunday guests at'Harbld Brown's. The Lloyd PletchefS,/ Karia- wha f were Saturday guests .at William Erdmah's. The William Welters, Caffol, spent the weekend at & C. Weiter's. The C. B. Meyers and Herman Halversons, Thompson, left on Monday for two weeks in Texas and New Mexico. BARBER — Joe RegUr, 82, still is on the job each Saturday on Keosauqua's Main Street. He began bartering at the turn of the century and owned his own shop there until he sold it in 1951. ,«»»»•»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»**» Join the fun this Sunday on the Sunday Swing Club EVERY SUNDAY ON KLGA FROM 3:05 — 4:30 P.M. Uncle Mike Spins The Platters With CONTESTS AND PRIZES TOP TUNES OF THE WEEK REQUESTS AND DEDICATIONS Swing Along On The Swing Club This Sunday ° n KLGA radio ; 5000 Watts — ALGONA — 1600 Corn- We will be most happy to fill your gas and motor oil needs — Direct-to-Farm Delivery. ',• Mid-Continent Oil gal. 65c In 30-gallon Drums * * * Viking H. D. Oil gal. 85c In 30-flallon Drums All gasoline and fuel oil of the highest quality and Delivered Direct to is fro* the Creat Lakes Pipeline at Clear Lake! 4-M L I- »- N H * H* » ! i I 1-H-H-M CALL 5-3749 •H I "1 »M-H-HH^H-H-im -M 111 N-N-H-H 1> li-H-H-H-H- Viking Oil Co. ROY 8T0FFEL, Owner "Wt 9>v« King Korn § Gold Bond St*mpt" V.F.W. HALL ALGONA, IOWA, e a.m. -WO p.m. , March 18 FREE LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT NOON Get That Extra $20.00 per Acre Every Farmer is cordially invited to attend. The program includes movies, talks and illustrated slides, Weed control, insect control hybrid seeds and many other farmer-interest subjects will be discussed, A question and answer period will conclude the afternoon program. Narrow Row Planting will be discussed. Modern power and tillage production methods will be presented by representatives of Allis-Chalmers, CO-SPONSORED BY Allis-Chalmers and L/fide Implement Co. SWiA CITY, IOWA

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