The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 29, 1966 · Page 20
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1966
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The Fenton Reporter &3i-:*: ; : : :*::^ '• VlV '' lV-v> ' : * : ' : ^* : <*w^ Ex-Fenton Lady Rites Sept. 23 Fenton Girl Tells About Government In Finland Dear Friends: To understand a people one must have a buta knowledge of their form of government. Finland became an independent nation in 1917, after having been part of the Kingdom of Sweden until 1809 and then a grand Duchy of Russia. A sovereign republic, it has the familiar three branch government: president, Par- Ifament, and independent courts of justice. The current President of Finland is Urho Kekkonen, a member of the Center Party (formerly called the Agrarian Party) which garners many rural votes. Mr. Kekkonen' s term expires in 1968. Finnish Presidents are elected by a special body of 300 specifically elected by the nation to choose the President and called an Electoral College. Parliament is a single chamber of 200, elected by proportional representation. Finland was the first country in Europe to give the vote to women (1906) - and now all over 21 can vote. Parliament is headed by a 15 member Cabinet and Prime Minister. Governments have either been coalition or minority governments ever since independence due to the existence of many political parties (presently 7). Currently the three leading parties are the Social Democrats ( similar to England's Labour Party and is the party of the Finnish .Prime Minister), the Center Party, and the Communist Party. This new spring government marks the first entry of Communists into the Cabinet since 1.948, but due to the summer races there is as of yet no real basis on which to judge the direction of its policy. Perhaps one of the most Interesting features of the Finnish government is the extensive social welfare program. The State will loan money to individuals and groups for building houses in residential areas at the low rate of 1-3% interest. The great majority of hospitals "are owned* by> the State and / or cummunes (the term for a rural area, much 'like our counties) and patients are required to pay only 15 to 20% of the expenses. Persons Injured at work get free medical care including artificial limbs, etc. and a daily allowance of 60-80% normal wages. A general Health Insurance Act covering every person in Finland becomes effective this January, to be financed by the insured, the employers, and the State; Medicines, can, of course, be purchased only from State authorized pharmacies. Compulsory old age and disability insurance to cover almost the entire population has been In force since 1939. At the age of 65 (In certain cases 60) all Finns receive a rather small pension which is supplemented in nearly 3/4 of the cases by State and commune grants. Finland has some interesting policies in regard to the famUy. In addition to the equivalent of our ADC and welfare for poor families, every mother is paid 50 Finn marks ($12.50) in cash and in kind at the birth of each child. And most interesting, all Finnish children under 16 are paid an allowance in cash by the State. Paid every 3 months, the sum per year varies from about $60.00 for the first child to nearly $80.00 for the third and every following child. These are partly financed from employer contributions (3% of the total wages paid) and partly by the State. ' As one might guess from the sheer guantity of services provided, taxation - both direct and Indirect - is sizeable.. One of the most important indirect taxei is a purchase tax amounting to 10% of the consumer goods' selling price. While I have no current information, I know that in 1961 welfare expenses accounted for 11.6% of the,net national income and surely it has gone up since then. Thus the State has entered many areas in an attempt to "ensure that families and individuals shall have a reasonable standard of living and enjoy the benefits of social security." ("Facts about Finland", 1964). While some of the programs may seem broad indeed, one must recognize that each state as each individual must set its own pattern in a free world. And this is the Finnish way..'."; Your IFYE in Finland, Trudy Kay Huskamp FENTON - Funeral services were held last Friday at the Evangelical Lutheran church in Windom for Mrs. Frances Dorothy Kipfer, formerly of Fenton. Mrs. Kipfer, 71, died at Bethel Nursing home in Mountain Lake Sept. 21. She was born April 9, 1895. Survivors are her husband, Simon, two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Capesius, Whittemore and Mrs. Delores Schulte, Windom,. Minn.; six sons, Marion, Marlon, Vernon, Herschel, Rodger and Gary, all of Bingham Lake. A sister, Mrs. Arthur Berger, Independence, la., and a brother, George Dischler, Gillet Grove, la., also survive. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kalr of Newel, la., spent Friday visiting the W. Laage family. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bellinger and family of Lone Rock were Friday evening guests at the Eulan Schullers, Titonka. The occasion was Mr, Schuller's birthday. The 500 Birthday Club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Larry Gade. Guests of the group were Mrs. Wm. Bruhn and Mrs. Roger Radig of Lone Rock. High prize was won by Mrs. Larry Ramus and low went to Mrs. Norman Bellinger. September birthdays included Mrs. Stan Berkland and Mrs. Norman Bellinger. The group will meet In October at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Krause. Baptismal services were held Sunday at St. John's Lutheran church for Jeffrey Hunter Spicer, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. Rex Spicer. Sponsors for the baby were Rev. and Mrs. Neal MacLachlan of Emmetsburg. Members of the Fenton Methodist church WSCS turkey supper committee met Monday evening to discuss plans for the annual supper. The committee Includes Mrs. Merle Volgt, Mrs. Wilfred Laabs, Mrs. Clarence Osborn, Mrs. Dale Weisbrod, Mrs. Jack Gerhart, Mrs. Clarence Arbc- gast, Mrs. Wendel Rusch, Mrs. Dale Volgt and Mrs. Derwood Volgt. Ladies of the St. Luke's Lutheran church at Fairville will hold Good Neighbors Join Up To Help After Tragedy THOMAS FUNERAL CHAML Ixportonctd Imbalnwi and fentral Directors M|f«Mi 14 Ifcur Ambulant* ttrvlM Puntral May B* Rtftrrod To Us With ConflcUnc* FINTON SS9-27W WNOITID lto-100* •44-1001 •64.1970 SENECA - Neighbors and friends of the Clarence Menz family took over the harvesting of a twelve acre hay plot and on Wednesday all congregated and put the 300 bales of. hay in the barn, Chris Dahl, William Dorsey and Everett Witham moved in early in the week and mowed the hay. Elmer Witham ran the crimper and Everett Witham did the raking, Wednesday afternoon Wayne Lynch, Fred Johannesen and Claude Johnson came with their balers, Robert Fortney brought a tractor and a hay rack, Raymond Bergum, Elmer Witham and Verle Smith came with tractors and Robert Binzen, Delmar Fischer and Hans Jensen moved bales. At 3:30 p. m.. the hay was safely stored in the barn at the SHOP in your HOME COMMUNITY Busintu A Professional Directory FRIENDLY FENTON INVITES YOU FENTON PRODUCE - Lloyd Sundo Goldon Sun Fttds GERALD VOIGT INSURANCE Ponton, Iowa HANTELMAN BUILDING SERVICE For Building • Romodoling P HO NI 119-2211 Ftnton, Iowa Dr. E, W. Ruskt MNTIST Offic* Phon« SS9.224S Rotidonct SS9-2153 Ponton, Iowa FENTON DRUG R.C.A. Pooler T*V Salti ft $»rvlc« Phont 119*2711 Menz farmstead and a hearty lunch was awaiting the men. Preparing and serving the lunch were Mrs. Everett Witham, Mrs. Raymond Bergum, Mrs. Elmer Witham and Mrs. Fred Johannesen. Mrs. Raymond Gardner also furnished some food, The baling bee was planned to assist the Menz family, whose son, Roger, was killed in an ammunitions accident at New Brighton, Minn. The Menz family are deeply appreciative to their neighbors for this kindly assistance with the farm work. Mrs. Larry Menz and twin sons remained at the Menz home following the funeral of Roger Menz, and returned to their home at Swisher, la. on Sunday afternoon. Loren Menz, who is a student at Iowa State University, Ames, took them as far as Ames where ,they were met by Larry Menz. Susan Stoeber Bride Sept. 16 FENTON'- The marriage of Susan Kathleen Stoeber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Oliver Stoeber of Marshalltown and former Fenton residents, to Ronald Jay Tow of Marshalltown, was solemnized on Sept, 16 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, la. Attending the ceremony and reception were Mr, and Mrs. Ray Stoeber and Mr, and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber of Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richards and Mrs, W. E. Stoeber of Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Gladys Smith and boys of Webster City, la, * * * NEW SENTRAL SATELLITE Mr. and Mrs. Clarence ThUges (custodian at the Fenton school) announce the arrival of Jerry Duane, Thursday, Sept. 8. Jerry has a brother Alan. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Laabs are the grandparents of a a lb,, 9 1/2 oz, girl born Thursday evening to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Laabs of Armstrong. Sunday guests of the J. A, Schwartzs was Mrs. Karl Schwartz of Rockwell City. their annual fall cleaning of the church Oct. 13. Ladies on the list are from Mrs. Howard Bruhn to Mrs. Gerald Langerman, inclusive. The executive board of the Algona zone Walther League will meet at St. Luke's Lutheran church at Fairville Oct. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p. m. to make final plans lor the fall rally. The rally will be held Oct. 30 at the Lutheran school in Whittemore. Fairville Leaguers will be hosts at the rally. Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stoeber were Mr. and Mrs. Arrid Dennis of White Bear Lake, Minn., Mrs. Kenneth Dennis, St. Paul, Mrs. Catherine Hartung of Ceylon, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Kassulke and family of St. James, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richards, Mesa, Ariz., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richards and family, Spencer, Mr. and Mrs, Lyle Bassett, Milford, and Mr, and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber, Fenton. On Monday Mrs. Kenneth Dennis accompanied the Earl Richards to their home in Mesa, Ariz. She will then join her husband, Kenneth, now stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, Ariz. Sunday School promotion day will be observed next Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran church at Fairville. A short program will be conducted during church services. Classes for this fall at St. Luke's will Include seven teachers, two assistants and 49 students. There Is also Bible class for the students who have been confirmed. Voters at St. Luke's Lutheran church of Fairville will meet for their quarterly voters meeting on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4 at 8:00 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Borchardt left Sunday for an extended vacation In California. While there they will visit Mrs. Borchardt's sister and husband, the Ed McAdams at Redlands, Calif., and with other friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson and Steve left this week for a two-week vacation In Texas. Their furniture store will be closed during this time. SELECT QUEENS The Sentral band elected Cheryl Berkland, Fenton to represent them at the Kossuth Festival to be held Oct. 1 Vickie Elmers, Fenton, to represent the band at the Esthervllle Festival and Mary Lou Larson was elected to go to Mason City in the spring as Band Queen. - o ANNUAL STAFF Sentral has elected its annual staff. Mary Lou Larson is editor, Teresa Volgt, asst. editor, Ervin Root, photographer, Jill Blanchard & Dale Eldridge, business managers. Helpers are Renee Douglas, Mary Mlenke, Rita Luedtke, Jennifer Struecker, Maryls Wichtendahl, Diane Vaudt, Delana Votteler, Nancy Krumwlede and Janell Newbrough. - o Mrs. Colleen Mar low was surprised on her birthday Sept. 21 with a party given by Mrs. Bob Marlow and Mrs. Dennis Prlebe. Guests were Mesdames Bud Miller, Curtis Olson, Arlo Hanson, LeRoy Bras, Fritz Newbrough, Bob Hutchinson, Jess Blanchard, Kenny Schmidt, Clarence Kraft, and A. A. Krueger. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Newbrough, Sherry and Larry went to Sigourney to visit Mrs. New- CrytUI Cl«ar Shatterproof Plaitic ^For-Windows, Doors, Porches Breezeways Cut With Shears Tack Over Screens Genuine FLEX-0-GLASS is the only plastic window material that carries a 2 year guarantee.The name FLEX-0-GLASS is printed on the edge (or your protection. Thurtday, $opt. 29, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper Otft MelrtM-9 brough's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schmidt last weekend. DRUGSTORES... by GERALD THUENTE Women of middle age won't admit it — and men won't act it. One girl's complaint: "There are three kinds of men — the rich, the handsome — and the majority." A SPANKING: An heir conditioner. • * * Most mischievous youngsters soon learn that loft soap Is the best thing to apply when they get a dirty look. "I'M NOT PREJUDICED AGAINST THEM" GENERAL CUSTER ONCE SAID OF THE INDIANS - "I JUST HATE THEM." Ride the Wide-Track winning streak! From the same drawing board that gave you Grand Prix, GTO and Overhead Cam Six now come the newest Pontiacs since the invention of Wide-Track! You're looking at the most beautiful Pontiacs ever to ride on Wide-Track. The incomparable GTO returns with a 335-hp 400 cubic inch engine under a magnificently refined new skin. Or you can order the 255-hp version or the fabulous new 360-hp Quadra-Power 400. And for the first time, you can order your GTO with our famous three-speed Turbo Hydra-Malic. The Le Mans and Tempests come back better than ever. Bright new interiors. Bold new colors. A 165-hp Overhead Cam Six is standard. Or you can specify a 215-hp version, a 250-hp regular gas V-8 or its 285-hp premium gas cousin. Or step into the neatest grand touring car this side of the Atlantic with our OHC 6 Sprint package. Our big Pontiacs are new from the famous split grille to.the slickest innovation of the year —disappearing windshield wipers! They're less subject to freezing. And only Pontiac has them. Also new: a Grand Prix convertible! There are new 400 and 428 cubic inch V-8s. New safety features such as front seat belt retractors, a four-way traffic hazard flasher, folding front seat back latches and General Motors' new energy absorbing steering column. Of course, all Pontiacs come with the road- hugging security of Wide-Track. Wide-Track Pontiac/67 SCHULTZ BROS. SOUTH PHILLIPS AIGONA Ptndac Moloi Division

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