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Clear Pictures — More News — largest Circulation By Russ Waller Pat McEnroe, a former Algona boy, who has been making his home In St. Paul for some years now, is the new owner of a large resort motel at Prescott, Wis., where the St. Croix river flows into the Mississippi. It is a noted marina center. The deal includes everything connected with the motel layout, which includes two restaurants, an indoor pool, lounge, sauna, and something over 100 guest quarters. Reports are that the deal Involves somewhere around $600,000 for the complete layout. * * * There is one area in Algona, where trouble is brewing. Residents report that one or more Peeping Toms are active in the neighborhood. Several families have looked up from their reading or TV watching to find a face peering in at them. One young father dashed out the door after the peeper, but was running without shoes which he had taken off after reaching home. The prowler got away. Scouts tell us that there are now a few loaded guns adjacent to the inside doors in several homes, and if the peepers continue someone is going to really get hurt. The police have been notified, but point out that until a concrete charge is filed against someone, or a positive identification made, they have no legal grounds for taking any action. * * * It seems fitting and proper, as noted in the dailies last week, that the major nations of the world have voted to ban atomic arms ON THE MOON ... a nice Christmas touch, we'd say ... now if we could only transmit this sensible- move to-THE EARTH! * * * The Algona JayCees know how to handle a situation . . . their party of last Sunday for underprivileged kids posed a problem of control, so they obtained the assistance of some younger allies, like the Future Business Leaders . of America unit from the high school, and the Hurt Girl Scouts, and one or two other youth groups, to help handle things ... and Santa Claus did the rest. * * * The joys of Christmas should be enjoyed to their utmost . .. next week the income tax blanks will arrive I * * * Our local barbers report extreme pleasure at having the young folks return from colleges and universities ... at school the long-haired look of the sheepdog is "in", but when they get home the first thing a good many parents do is send them down to the barbershops. * * * Short Notes from the News Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dahlhauser have purchased the Clarence Kemna farm, near Dolliver . . . Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoby are the new lessees of the Algona Hotel Coffee Shop . . . Ralph Schumacher of Whittemore is a believer in Santa Claus; he won the $25 savings bond given away at the Iowa State Bank ... Dale Teeter, standout high school athlete here, is a regular starter on the Drake freshman team ... It has been surprising to us, but a number of Thank you notes and letters have been received from folks now getting The North Iowa Shopper, auxiliary publication of this newspaper which goes to a perimeter area outside the normal newspaper density coverage; seems that people in a wider x area appreciate an invitation to come to Algona; maybe we've been overlooking a simple fact. * ** Those Ledyard bank burglars were pretty fussy - disdained to take any pennies - and they were fairly smart, too - they didn't waste any time in a futile attempt to open the heavy safe in the vault which contained the currency. We predict they will soon lose their freedom. * * * THOUGHT OF THE WEEK While man is on the threshold of a half-million miles round trip to the moon, one should remember that a woman traveling 65 miles on the back of a donkey made the most significant trip of all. Cfje aigona iJpper ESTABLISHED 1865 f Nov. . at Algona. low« undtr Act of Con«ress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1966 2 Section* - 16 Page* Clara Bollig Dies; Bancroft Rites Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bollig, 78, Bancroft, were to be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) in St. John's Catholic church there. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at the parish cemetery. Mrs. Bollig died Monday at Heritage Home in Bancroft.She had been in poor health for six months and had been a resident of the Heritage Home since Oct. 1. Mrs. Bollig was born Oct. 1 1888 at Danbury. She married Julius Bollig April 13, 1910 at Danbury. The couple farmed in the Seneca area, and operated a Seneca store from 1914 to 1918 before returning to farming. They retired to Bancroft in 1950. Mrs. Bollig was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, St. John's Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include five sons, Gordon and Howard, both of Bancroft, Kenneth, Donald and Eugene, all of Fenton; five daughters, Mrs. Clarence Metzger of Algona, Mrs. John Metzger of Estherville, Mrs. Henry Irmiter of Armstrong, Mrs. Cletus Mueller of Fenton, and ' Mrs. Louis Kollasch of Whittemore; a brother, Harold Smith of Butterfield, Minn., and a sister, Mrs. Mayme Shoenheer of Miller, S.D., 46 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Anna Behnke Funeral Held At Whittemore Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Behnke, 78, Roselle, fll., former well-known resident of Whittemore, were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in St. Paul's Lutheran church there, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Alfred and Hugo Meyer, Ferdinand Ostwald, Erwin Struecker, Lorenz Gade and Martin Zimmerman. Mrs. Behnke, who moved to Illinois several years ago following the death of her husband, died at Roselle during the weekend. TUESDAY BB RESULTS BOYS St. John's 70, Swea City 41 Armstrong 60, Burt 43 LuVerne 77, Meservey-Thornton 64 Hampton 52, Clear Lake 49 Webster City 70, Humboldt 52 Boone 65, Eagle Grove 49 VOL. 101 NO. 97 • Linda THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ' Russ Waller • Dennis Waller • Don Smith . R U8S Kelley .Jack Purcell • Paul Halverson • Jo Waldera • Aria Cowan Lockwood and "Grace," Evelyn, Ruth and our other correspondents MIDWEST PRINTING & LITHOGRAPHING CO. < r Harlan Stcburg Mid Waller Ray MeCarty Harlan Rouse , childhood." GIRLS Burt 58, Armstrong 47 Meservey-Thornton 53, Verne 47 (OT) •ttWAW*^ City Proposes Revision Of Parking Regulations A proposed revision of parking time limits on a number of Algona streets, adjacent to the main downtown business area, was the major business taken up by the Algona City Council, Wednesday evening, Six new ordinances were proposed, each concerning parking or traffic regulations, All will be subject to further discussion before passage, The six proposals follow: 1 - Designating Hall and South Minnesota Streets as through streets. 2 - Stop sign erection on Fair Street at the intersection of Fair and Minnesota, and also on the Swimming Pool road before entering Call State Park road, 3 - School stops to be installed at North & Dodge, Kennedy & Harriet, State & Main, and Call & Main. 4 r- Vehicles to be impounded if left parked for a continuous period of 24 or more hours upon a street. 5 - Parking prohibited on North Street from Dodge to Moore on North street from McPherson to east property line of St Cecelia Academy, except to load or unload pupils, from the hours of 8 a, m, to 4 p, m, on school days only. 6 - To prohibit parking on Thorlngton, Dodge, Moore and Harlan Streets on each side between Call and Nebraska, and on Jones between Call and Nebraska, and on Nebraska between Hall and Jones, and on State Street between Jones and Hall from 2 a. m, to 6 p, m, Also, to prohibit parking in excess of two hours between 9 a, m, and 6p, m, except Sunday and holidays on Nebraska between Thorington and Moore, and on the north side of Nebraska between Jones and the High School Annes, and on south side of Call Street between Jones aud Harlan streets. Approval was also given of Algona participation in the Neighbor, hood Youth Corps project. Transfer of $43,538.38 from the Aigoaa Municipal Utilities to the city street fund was also approved, x;> - -^ —- MicHwooa Md "Grace," Evelyn, Ruth and our other correspondents ~" 1 - ***mmmMmmmm**»w*wmm*mm*mmmm***m*»mm***mm*»mm ^^•^^^^^^"^^^ Santa At Special School There is a Santa Claus IT WAS THE YEAR 1897. Virginia O'Hanlon, a little New York girl, was beginning to feel the disillusionment'of life as her childhood'fancies and beliefs were being crushed by her playmates' scorn. With their superior knowledge of all things real and unreal they scoffed at Virginia's belief in Santa Claus. Finally Virginia wrote to the New York Sun. Her letter was as follows: Dear Editor: I am nine years old. Some of my little friends say there isn't any Santa Claus. Papa says "If you see it in the Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth is there » Santa Claus? Virginia O'Hanlon In reply, Francis P. Church wrote an editorial which has become a newspaper classic. The publishers of this newspaper feel that it never grows old, so for that reason we have once again reprinted it this Christmastime, "Virginia, your little friends are wrong. "They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They don't believe, what they can't see. They think nothing can be which Is not comprehensible for their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's are little. . I",tnts great universe of ours, man is a mere Insect, an ant In his Intellect compared with the'boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole truth and knowledge. 'Tes, Virginia, there Is a Santa Claus. "He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound, and give you life In its highest beauty and joy. Alasl How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then; no romance to. make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment except In sense and sight.. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. "Not believe In Santa Claus?' You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Sonta Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody s&es Santa Claus but ,„,„ . ... that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things WUley ' Flre Cnlef Ralph Elbert and Jim utt *»ring In the world are those that neither children nor men can see. •' ust before they boarded their big red sleighs Photo) "Did you ever see fairies dancing oh the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody con conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. "You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there's a veil covering the unseen world which not. the strongest man nor the united strength of all the strongest men that lived could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push the supernal beauty and glory beyond It. Is it real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. "No Santa Clausl Thank God, he lives and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, ten times ten thousand from now, he will continue to make glad the hearts of MKMMM Santa Claus and five of his helpers pulled away from the fire station here about 1 p. m. Tuesday (Just a few days early) and headed for the school for retarded, located in the northeast portion of the city where they visited 11 students and their teacher, Mrs. Clyde Dudley. Good 01' St. Nick is shown above Hanked, left to right, by Don Peterson, Harry Barton, Kink Willey, Fire Chief Ralph Elbert and Jim Utt for the trip. All are members of the Algona fire department. Upon arrival at the school, Santa talked with the students and distributed gifts, candy and fruit to each. Members of the fire department, who made a similar trip a year ago, donated money for purchase of the gifts for the children. The act was undoubtedly one of the most heart-warming during the Yule season here. (UDM Polaroid A Single Family Left For Emma Gremmels 1966 Xmas 'Adoption' Funeral Held Train & Horse Figure in Two Car Accidents A Lakota livestock buyer and trucker, Charles A. Schiefel- bien, 38, escaped injury when the truck he was driving collided with the engine of a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific freight train at 6:55 p. m. Monday at a railroad crossing in Lakota. The train was stopped, with a portion of the engine in the intersection of the tracks and a gravel road. The truck was headed south and the train was headed west at the time. The right front of the truck struck the left front of the engine, resulting in an estimated $200 damage to the truck and $35 damage to the train, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Engineer of the train was Richard Lyman, while George Hackett was conductor and Craig Hornby, brakeman, all from Estherville. A truck driven by Derrill L. Smith, 46, Des Moines, struck and killed a 3-year old horse owned by Oliver Carlson, Algona, 1 1/2 miles south of Algona on highway 169 at 1:15 a. m. Tuesday. Value of the horse was placed at $80, while damage to the truck was estimated at $100 by city police who investigated. 'Chrismon' Tree Is Unusual Church Feature "A Chrismon Tree is the principal feature of the Christmas decorations of the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka this year. The world "Chrismon" is derived from the first syllables of Christ and monogram, and thus Chrismons are symbols of Christ. Constructed of Styrofoam,gold mesch, sequins, synthetic pearls, • and gold glass beads, Chrismons are fashioned from basic symbols used by Christians since Bible times. These include the cross, fish, triangle, circle, star, Greek letters and many others. White and gold are the only colors used, symbolic of the purity of the Lord and of His majesty. No other decorations appear on the tree, except for minature clear lights. Corwith Man Charged With OMVI, Algona A Corwith man, Robert G. Bedford, who was arrested by highway patrol Dec. 18, was charged with OMVI in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. Bond in the matter was set at $350. Two minors from Emmetsburg, Paul L. Brown and Eugene N. Martini, were charged with possession of beer as minors and fined $50 each and Martini was also fined $10 for failing to yield the right-of-way. Perry D. Raidg, Lone Rock, was fined $25 'for disorderly conduct; and Charlene M. Long, Ft. Dodge, $15, speeding, in other mayor's court cases. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Licenses To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Melvin L. Langfitt and Patricia E. Groen, Dec. 15; Norlin W. Boyd and Janet N. Mitchell, Dec. 16; Donald R. Winchester and Rachel A. Carlson, Dec. 17; and Martin J. Kern and Eleanor I. Nash, Dec. 20. All but one of the 43 families available for "adoption" this Christmas had been taken as of Wednesday morning, Marvel Immerfall, Kossuth Relief Office manager reported. 21 - Family with four children, three girls and one boy, ages 4 to 13. Anyone desiring to adopt the one remaining family, No. 21 on ' the above list, may do so by call- Ing Mrs, Immerfall at the Relief Office, 295-2897. For those who have made a Christmas adoption, the Yule Season should be just a little bit brighter. Security State Holds Annual Officer Election At the annual meeting of stockholders of the Security State Bank of Algona, held Wednesday of last week, all directors were re-elected, and officers for the coming year were named. Directors are B. A, Frankl, Albert Schipull, Lawrence 0. MUler, E. J. Lindebak, H. E. Long, Dale Auld and C. W. Conn. C. W. Conn was re-elected as president, and vice presidents named weia H. E. Long, E. J. Lindebak, W, J. Nugent and Dean Schlapia. Fred Diekmann, Jr. is cashier, and Mildred Bormann, Yerlain Johnson and Maurine Shaw are assistant cashiers. Swea Cityan Dies Funeral services were pending, Wednesday, at the Barnes funeral Home in Swea City, for Roy Heins, 53, who died Tuesday at Holy Family hospital in Estherville. Lakofa Church Presents Special Xmas Festival LAKOTA - An "All Nations Christmas Festival" is being celebrated at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Lakota on Thursday evening Dec. 29, at 7:30 p. m. This unique Christmastide event is being presented by the members of St. Paul's Lutheran church and it is hoped that all the people of the community of Lakota come to enjoy the unusual evening with them. The evening will begin with a program depicting the Christmas traditions, costumes, songs and Scriptures from these eight countries - India, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Greece, Japan and England. Following the program, booths will be opened, serving various holiday foods from these eight countries and decorated for the purpose. Home On Furlough Pat Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crawford, and Brian Rike, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rike, are home from military service in the army for a holiday furlough. Movie Guests Twenty residents of the county home were guests at a movie at the Algona Theater Saturday. The event was accomplished through the efforts of the theater, Finn's Bakery and the Courtesy Cab Co. Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Gremmels, 79, former Fenton resident who died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Sunday night, were held at 2 p, m. Wednesday in St Luke's Lutheran church at Cylinder, with Rev. C. L. Bliss officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Carl Beck, Clarence Arbogast, Delond Votteler, Lloyd and Gilbert Bleckwenn and David Berkland. Mrs. Gremmels was born in Fayette county, Iowa, Sept. 20, 1887, the daughter of John and Augusta Hantelman Langerman and married Julius Gremmels Feb. 18, 1909, They farmed near Fenton prior to retirement to Fenton in 1939, then moved to Graettinger in 1946, Following Mr, Gremmel's death in 1951, Mrs. Gremmels moved to Cedar Rapids to live with her daughter, Florence, Survivors include her daughter, Florence (Mrs. Paul Crummer), Cedar Rapids; a son, Erwin, Fenton; three brothers, Henry, Fenton, Fred, Swea Citv, and John, Rouleau, Saskatchewan, Canada- Win* Cajl Mrs, Tillie Steinman, Algona, was recently named winner of a Hi Mom call, sponsored by CWA local 7106 here. Sp/4 Willie Steinman, Mrs, Steinman's son who is now in Vietnam, can call his mother collect at a time that is, convenient to him without charge. Chrismons were first made In 1957 In a church in Virginia, and since have spread to every continent on the globe. The unusual, white and gold Christian symbol* decorated a tree in the Texas Lutheran Church when President Lyndon Johnson and Germany's Chancellor Erhard worshipped there. The women of Good Hope Lv». theran church have found much spiritual satisfaction In preparing the Chrismons and invite others to share in the message this tree brings to the viewer. It is one positive way of putting 'Christ back tatp Christmas', A bulletin explaining the sumbols will be available!? anyone wishing to see the. faree during the Christmas season. Raise $61.65 Lone Rock reports ratlin* $6i,65 for the county Red Cro§» Mrs. Henry 8<*roederwi»cMr* man, assisted by Gael oiion, Neva Thompson, LuciJie and Mrs, Hold Party Algona A.O.K 4-H their annual ehrisL, w .._..„ Peo, I? rt the trigS JB% Hnefaccae ..,«-_ •*<»"*«*».* Heimer and Mrs,"Hagg,'