Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1965 · Page 6
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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 19AS "INK in my VEINS By MARIAN INMAN i i ;. 1 alii \vHting this column on Memorial HRV. Wlien you t-ead it we will be looking forward lo Flag day. Thinking of our soldier dead and of Uic sacrifice they made for our nation my prayers and thoughts are mingled with the hope that each of us will be inspired to fulfill our patriotic resnonsibilities of good citizonshin that our honored dead mav not have made the Supreme sacrifice in vain. Flaa day, celebrated annually an June 14, is the «nnl- vemry af the d* v on which the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadftlohia, adopted the Stars *nrl Stripes as the na- tldnnl flap of the united States in 1777. Today our fUtt proudly displays 50 stars tor our 50 states, and a thoughtful mind, when it sees our nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself. y Reading a bit of history todfw in my contemplations of the day's observance I came umn this interesting information. In the beginning, national emblems were of the crudest contrivances, but were nevertheless symbols of patriotic spirit. The earliest were constructed of bits of metal, wood or stone carried on a pole or spear. The first standard of the Romans was a wisp of straw. Before the arrival of the white men in the Western Hemisohere, the North American Indians used the opened wing of an eagle as a rallying standard. Th oldest flag in existence is thought to be one of red damask, about a yard square, which bears an image of the virgin Mary. Cortez carried it in a triumphal procession after taking possession of the Aztec capital in 1519, and it is now preserved in the National Museum of Mexico City. Countries have changed or modified their flag designs from time to time, *o that few modern ones antedate our own "Old Glorv." Our flag adopted In 1777 orecedes the tricolor of France bv 12 years, the Union Jack of Great Britain by 24 years, and the standard of Italy before the Fascist regime by 28 years. "Old Glory" is truly a patriarch among its kind. What does our flae mean to us? It is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought, arid our purnose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. We may seem to take the Stars and Stripes for granted in our daily routine here at home. But there is a deep emotional response in the heart of every American traveler when he is abroad and sees Old Glory floating over the American embassy in the cities of Europe. It is ours, a bit of our own native land and I known from experience how one's heart quickens at the sight of the flag when far from home. With all of these thoughts of country and flag I want to share with you, (perhaps you read it) this item in the Sunday Register quoted from the Portland Oregonian and called, Unwanted America. "Man's imagination goes far beyond the horizon, but not very far. Witness this pithv version of the discovery of America in Samuel Eliot Morison 'The Oxford History of the American People' (Oxford). "America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else; when discovered it was not wanted; and most of the exploration for the next 50 years was done in the hope of getting through or around it." The skeptical ask: Why land on the moon? There are not many convincing answers right now. But then it took a long time, as Admiral Morison points out, to make any sense out of America. Next time I am at the library I mean to read some more of "The Oxford Historv of the American People." It should make interesting reading. (Two new books I want to read as soon as I can get them are. Penelope, She Steals for Fun, and Women, Charmers and Cranks. Among a collection of women all doers and movers, the author has sketched, saloon-smashing Carry Nation, amazing Aimee Semple McPherson, journalist Nellie Ely, exotic Isadore Duncan, financier-miser Hetty Green, sisters Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin (Victoria tried for the White House), and others. I can hardly wait to read it. I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mother-Daughter banquet at St. Joe last week. This special annual affair is sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of America parish organization. Father Schumacher gave the Invocation and the Benediction and told the group some of the hiphlights of the Consecretion of the new Bishop Greteman at Sioux City Cathedral that day. Grand Regent Carolyn Weydert made the welcome address and the Toastmistress, Mary Ann Grimm, introduced Sharon Reding who gave a fine piano rendition. The tribute to Mothers was given by Colleen Reding and her Mother, Edna Reding, gave the response. The table decorations and favors were beautiful, the food was delicious and the company very special and this included the good Sisters. I en.ioyed doing my part and had such a good visit and wonderful time, something • to store in memory treasure house and think about when 1 need cheering. And so another week of our lives has passed and God willing we'll visit together next week via this column. FISH — Proof that big game fish are caught in the vicinity of Armstrong is a 6Vj-pound walleye caught recently by Frank "Bud" Pape at Tuttle Lake. He was fishing in the lake at the mouth of the river with a "lead-head". He did not have a landing net, so he had some difficulty landing the fish. WATER WITCHER — Max Quandt, 84, who lives on a farm near Denison is probably the only living water witcher in Carwford county. During his 54 years as a water witcher he has been paid from $2.50 to $15 for locating wells. COMPLETE PRINTING SERVICE AT THE ADVANCE Golf Lessons AT THi HILLSIDE GOLF CLUB WESLEY, IOWA PRIVATE OR GROUP Contact Val Ruffo, Pro., for appointment! Green Fees — $1.50 weekdays §2.00 Sat., Sun., & Holidays Memberships — $48.00 Family $36.00 Single Telseon* Wetliy 3951 New officers of Auxiliary take over at Burt Burt — The Legion ftnd Auxiliary met at the Legion hall. Hostesses were Ruth Clapsaddlc and Inez Graham. A report on the sale of poppies was given and a report on the county meeting at Algona. Plans were made to send food to Knoxville for the picnic June 14 at the Veterans hospital. Members discussed the proper display of the flag. The Auxiliary will serve the 6:30 dinner for the Lions Club guest night June 21 and will serve lunch for the annual elevator meeting July 9. Officers elected for the new year arc: president, Gcncvieve Graham; vice, Elva Boettcher; sec., Thccla Christensen; treas., Luella McWhorter; chaplain, Cclia Scott; Sgt., Leona Lacy; historian, Gladys Hawcolt; exec, board, Beth Miller; Celia Scott, Grace Trcnary. SHOWER IS GIVEN A shower was held Saturday m the Burt Presbyterian church for Sherry Bernau Eden. Corsages were presented by Mrs. Beulah Dundas. Mrs. Evelyn Vfawdsley had devotions. Becky Brandow played two piano so- os. Mary and Norma Harms sang accompanied by Nancy Becker. All guests took part in a skit. Mrs. Robert Soan and Mrs. Roger Boyken assisted with gifts. Mrs. Harvey Larson poured. Sandra Ortman was re- jistrar. The Harold Beckers and Tom Trenarys returned Wednesday rom Indiana where they visited •datives and attended the races at Indianapolis. ?p/4 and Mrs. Lloyd Broesder are visiting in the East with relatives in New York and will attend the World's Fair. M. L. Dutton is a patient at Mercy hospital, Mason City, since last Thursday for medical treatments, room 348. Memorials for Mrs. Anna Marlow, Mrs. Tliea Schneider, Mrs. Florence Schiehtl, Homer Tienan, Todd Stacy Zwiefel, Mrs. Sara Ollom, A. G. Volentine were dedicated May 30 at Burt Methodist church. A new memorial book repository was placed in the sanctuary. Past Matrons club will .meet, June 10 at Clear Lake. The program is by Ruby Hinckley and Gladys Hawcott. U & I Circle will meet June 8 at the Cunningham Tea Room with Frances Dittmer hostess. Plans will be made for the July tea for all former members. The Good Will truck will be in Burt June 9 Leave material at the garage at J. L. MiHef's, There was good attendance at Fellowship pot luck suppgf June 2 at the Methodist chufclt sponsored by Inez and Mildred Circles. Devotions were by jfe. thcr Hilton; reading by Roberta Ackcrman; piano solo, Joyce Spry; reading, Mary Jean An* drews; solo, Linda Chipmirt; skit by S. S. class, narrator June Barslow. The Rev. Davies fanv ily was given a gift. ' Rev. Wm. Scheer of St. J&hh's Lutheran church Will attertd International Missouri Synod con- vcntion in Detroit, Mich., next week. The Robert Sarchets went'td Ohio June 3 for several weeks with their sons. In Fairborn they will visit the Allen Sar» diets for their daughter Kay's graduation June 7, and they will also visit the David Sarchets, Dayton, Ohio. Myrtle Schwietert, Des Moines, came to Burt June 1 to visit relatives. Thursday Myrtle and Lorena Roark, Helen Schwietert and Jane Barslou went to Dolli- vcr to visit another sister, Mrs. Melvln Hunt. The Floyd Koepkes left June 1 to visit in Baltimore, Md., at Wesley Bcrnhard's. The Donald Mitchells are vacationing at their summer home in Canada. The W. B. Officers, Pleasant- villc, were weekend guests at Jim Christensen's. They visited the Bob Harveys at Swea City also. Donald Reimers has purchased the Borden's milk route from Larry Holding. The Holdings plan to attend summer school at Mankato State but will move back to Burt in the fall. Guests Memorial Sunday at Cletus Zwiefnl's were Mrs. Myrtle Zwiefel ?nd Patsy, the Merrill Zwiefels, Gary Zwiefels, Brian Zwiefels, Jake Smiths, Clarence Menzes and Anna Mae, Seneca, the Cecil Householders. Ronald Householders, Junior Thilges and Mrs. Mable Reimers, Des Moines. Guests at Melvin Ricks' Were Mrs. Myrtle Zwiefel and Patsy, Mrs. Mable Reimers and the Richard Websters, Des Moines. Mrs, Mable Reimers and the Richard Websters, Des. Moines, spent the Memorial weekend with relatives in Burt and Titonka. Guests Memorial Sunday at Carl Reynold's were the Herman Bussies, Fairmont, August Rosenthauls, Fairmont, the Werner Strueckers, Algona, the S. L. Robinsons, Bancroft, the Wal- Jace~ G.oddens, Osage, and Mrs, Geo. Ackert, St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. George Ackert, St. Paul, spent several days at her brother Carl Reynold's. She also visited in Britt at Lyle Shipler's for graduation of her grandson Kenneth Shipler at Crystal Lake high school. Jay Hoppus graduated May A NOTE TO THE LOVELY NEW BRIDES YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR HUSBAND - AND LET US LOOK AFTER YOUR DRY CLEANING FOR HIM . . , quality dry cleaning of suits, sport coats, slack* »nd sweaters, FOR THE HOME • • • drapes, curtains, slipcovers cleaned beautifully to make your home sparkle. FOR HER . . . cleaning of dresses, suit*, etc. WALLY HILL, OWNER ELK CLEANERS 5-3447 ALGONA 30 at. Luther college, ttecorah. He majored in Biology. He plans lo join the aif foree in August. Lulu Rittgsdorf will leave Fri' day to visit her daughter Clira, Mrs. Albert Shannon, at San Jose, Calif. She goes by jet plane, leaves Omaha at 5 a.m. and reaches San Francisco ai 8 p.m. where they will meet her. She plans to stay a month. Mrs. Amelia Polhemus, who has been staying with her, Will spend that time at Mrs. Gertrude Ackerman's. Corwith Mrs. Harry L. Maw The Charles Mortimors had guests for the graduation of Merlin. The Jim Hankins ST., Albuquerque, New Mexico., are visiting their daughters, Mrs. Charles Quebe and Mrs. John Adams Jr., and attended the wedding of their grandson, Jerry Quebe and Mary Darby. Tori and Laurie Daniel, children of the James Daniels, Algona, spent the weekend with their grandparents, the John Daniels Sr. Monday gUests were the John Daniels Jr. and Jackie Fox, Britt, and Mrs. Paul Houston, Colorado. The Maurice Devines had guests Tuesday for the graduation of their daughter Kathy. The Terry Longs attended the graduation of her nephew Den- nis Thompson at Kanawha. Cynthia" Long, Mason City, spent the weekend with her parents, the Terry Longs. the Robert Barracks, Clear Lake, were Memorial Day guests of the Richard Youngwirths. The Russell Riggles, Denver, Colo., came Wednesday to visit his brother, the Charles Riggles. Mrs. Paul Houston accompanied I them and is visiting the John Daniels Sr. The Richard Gearys, Horse* heads, N. Y., spent Thursday with the Elwood Gearys. Mrs. Lafe Oxley Sr. returned Friday from Park hospital, Mason City, following surgery. The Leslie Browers, Gamer, visited Friday at Harry Maw's. The Gail Slacks and Fred Van Peltan, Des Moines, wefe guests Friday and Saturday at Harry Maw's. Teri remained until Tuesday, while her parents, and Mr. Van Peltan went to Indianapolis to the races. The Roger Simmons family, Brigham, Utah, visited her aunt and uncle, the Ernest Bonnstet- ters. Mrs. Simmons is the former Jackie Cashner. Mrs. Wendal Schutjer, Titonka, Mrs. Mary Rockwood and Mrs. .Mag Bleich, Wesley, were Tuesday guests at Harry Foley's for Lester's graduation. The Elmer Krauses had guests for the graduation of Evelyn. The William Woods spent the weekend at his brother Richard Wood's at Stuart. The Russell Riggles, Denver, Colo., Charles Riggles, Mrs. Ethel Beer and Mrs. Gail Skelley were guests Friday at John Oxleys. The A. ,t. Schillings, . Hampton, attended biasalaur- eate Sunday and were guests at Chris Sehute's. ' , t , The Chris SchulzeS had guests for the gfadUatioti of R§fldela. ... against hail loss. You can't afford to lose your crop income. Be sure and insure with Farmers Mutual Hail. You get extra service and safety with America's largest hail company. Over -130 trained fieldmen assure prompt settlement of claims. Fire and lightning protection on crops in the field at no extra Cost. Call your Farmers Mutual Hair agent soon! L. S. 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