The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1966 · Page 2
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(to.) , 1*66 NOW COMES THE TIME to let frler^is tafce orer tte Colston for tola we* with exerpts from tteir Christmas messages. It's my favorite column o/ all the year. 1 osrUlrJ/ ?et good i&Ueage out of Christmas mail. First I read them a wnjJe of times, then 1 use them to decorate tie bouse, and tb*n I put tb«ia to work here. - o - FIRST MESSAGE OF THE SEASON came from Marie Grow — not a Christmas card, but a detailed description of the sbo-rer the Burt ladles gave for Mary Ana. A thoughtful gesture and much appreciated. Jessie Shearer Camp of Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, whom I've never met though we're corresponded for years, sent an appreciated clipplr« about Mary Aan. Mrs. just turned 90 and she gar teas, belongs to a creative w group, walks daily and her typ«-*TSUng Is a work of art. - o - WE ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO the G*rald VofcrU of Fentoa unusual greetings. This year a paper sack - saying that they were early with their sack so we could "fill it and send it back". Her parents, Fred and LeoU GeLgel had a cute card too — a green feather and the inscription "wanted to send you a partridge in a pear tree — bat he got away" Myrtle and Jens Sorensen recalled our short visit last summer -- I enjoyed it too. - o - PROUD GRANDPARENTS, ESPECIALLY tbe first time ones, are big In this year's Christmas mail. Most of them have the idea that their 1 s are as cute as ours! Isabel Gmnberg Alt wrote recalling the "Formal Party" mentioned in the column and said they were waiting for their daughter, Marilyn and her husband's first child, There was a p. s. on the outside of tbe envelope "It's a girl!" Also very recent grandparents are Bea and Floyd Holt to daughter Betty and husband's, Edward Todd Garman. Marion Corey Rekers and Everett write they have all their family in Cedar Falls for the first Christmas in many years. They have one grandson, in Carolyn's family and prospects are for Barbara to make them grandparents for the second time. - o - DARLENE FEASTER WRITES THAT they can hardly wait to see their little boy. I can't blame her for 1 have to admit she has tbe nicest grandson in the whole world! (He's ours, too) We received pictures of him yesterday -- a most chubby, adorable cherub. His mother, Kathy writes from LaCrescent Minn, that William has found his feet and spends lots of time chewing on his toes. Mid Waller had evidently seen the same pictures for she writes, "He's almost as cute as mine." Her grandchildren, also new during the year, are Tommy Zender, Brecksville, Ohio, and Melissa Waller, Algona. We received pictures of both of them, and I as their great-aunt treasure them, - o- ,GILBERT .AND MARY ELIZABETH-Kuyper, who used to-be (be Presbyterian marise 'family in Algona, wrote of a very eventful year. They live at St. James, Minn. Both John David and Helen were married since last Christmas and the Kuypers are now grandparents to Helen's Tiicia Alexander. Betty Barry Berrie writes from Dubuque that she just got used to her grandmother image (she has 8 of them) when she was selected Iowa Mother of the Yeru-. A well-deserved honor, Pm sure and I'm proud to have her among my readers. - o- MARY ANN'S ENGAGEMENT PICTURE in the UDM came to me from California sent by Minnie Long of Acampo and I appreciated having the extra copy. Mrs. Long is one of my most appreciative fans. They are doing well she writes and their only concern is her son Chester, Jr. (Jun to us) who is In command of Strategic Intelligence branch with full responsibility of all Strategic Intelligence for Gen. Westmoreland, He's been in Saigon since, July and she says, "I can only pray for his safety and all the fine boys over there." Her daughter, Trudy Clow (Gertrude Long 30 years ago, she reminds me)'said she never thought back then she'd be living on a ranch. They love it and their two story Victorian house always in need of renovating. They have 50 acres of Tokay vineyard (the area raises 95% of all Tokays in the world). Her husband Wally, is manager of Trl Valley Growers — Cock 0* The Walk or TV Brand fruit and vegetables. - o - HELEN COREY HERZOG and Ed write from Seattle that they missed a vacation this year due to Ed's hospltallzation but they enjoyed visits from former Algonans, Ruth McMahon Carpenter and Bea and Ed Hanson. We loved the pictures of Pudge and Bonnie Millers three sons and enjoyed the newsletter from Mable and Beecher Lane. Betty Vlnson wrote from Rock Rapids. They have a third grand-child, a girl born to their daughter, Jane and husband. Jim Bishop v/rltes from Cincinnati that he, and John, Elaine and Ellen Bishop of Pittsburgh will be down here In March. - o - LOUIE AND MAX RICHARDSON, Summit, New Jersey, said they had been in Algona this summer to see Max's father, Byron who Is hale and hearty at 87. Ted and Nell Larson, wintering at nearby Clearwater write that they visited Meredith at Madison, Wise, and Teddy at LaPorte, Ind. before arriving In Florida in November, June Corey Mawdsley said they watched Gary Moore lit his TV broadcast from the Sarasota Circus Hall of Fame. Shirley Pratt writes from Pella that she, Merle and the kids will be moving soon to Iowa Falls. Helen and Curly Pratt say they are missing their grandchildren, David and Linda who spent several weeks with them recently. - o- THE CHRISTMAS MAIL IS about evenly divided between those who say they hoped to see me at the wedding in Algona and those who know I wasn't able to make it. Our future co-in-laws, Mary and Pat Rajmussen wrote from Burt, Marie Dutton, Maude Dorweiler from Algona/ snaring stories of the" showers with me Dorothy Muckey, evidently has missed some of her children's weddings too for she wrote such a sweet note, Mrs. Lorenz Gade of Whittemore Bald aha likes Jean's star cookie recipe. Nelda Finn, whose Circle is in charge of the reception wrote of their plans. Maude Dorweiler enclosed the cutest .poem she had sent with her gift. NEXT BEST THING TO BEING ABLE to be at the wedding in person is toowlog that so many people at both Burt and Algona are doing so many things to make the event memorable for Mary Ann and Pave. I know they appreciate it and I take each gift, each favor aad each kind act as a compliment to me, also, Although tbe parents of the bride have to desert her, plenty of people are helping to tie the knot smoothly. Thank you, everyone. And a sincerely Happy New year! GRACE Tradition Break Gives Postulate Visit In Wesley Sister Vicky Arodorfer, above, daughter of Mr. aod Mrs. Leonard Aradorfer of Wesley, is among a group of postolaots vbo break a 31-year-old tradition this »eek vfres she makes a three-day visit to Ler home Dec. 2&-2S. Although each year the families of young Sisters hare visited at Our Lady of Mercy Novitiate, Cedar Rapids, la., during the holidays, this is the first time that the Sisters themselves, members of the Sisters of Mercy of Cedar Rapids, have been permitted to visit their homes before their profession, following a nearly three-year novitiate training period. The decision to break the tradition, irtiich goes back to 1875, when the Congregation was established in Cedar Rapids, was initiated by the administration and met with enthusiasm from the Sisters and their families. 9 From Area At Leadership Training Meet The fourth annual Leadership Training Course of outstanding Junior and Senior High School students of the Sioux City, Iowa Diocese, will be held at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, December 29, 30 and 31. The course has been enlarged this year to accomodate 208 participants, • representing 73 communities and 24 counties of the Diocese. The program is an annual event sponsored by the Sioux City Diocesan CYO with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. E. Tolan of Humboldt, Director, assisted by the Rev. Paul Alvey of Early. It Is designed to provide three days of discussion sessions on leadership, outstanding speakers, plus recreational program. Attending from this area are the following: Algona: Susan Hall, Rose Studer, John Hamilton, Robert Nichols. West Bend: Marilyn Stetzel, Jeanette Vernla, John Mertz. Wesley: Patrica Loebig. Corwith: Jerry Plathe. THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES - Kossuth County's Pioneer Newspaper, now in its 101st year. i ni i MI -i-rrr—' Lear 1 Notice «*^> ... j Mary Ann Sigsbee Bride Here Of David Rasmussen Mary ASB Sfcsfcw, dagger of Mr. art Mr*. HirUn Sfstee, DOT of Sarssota, Ha., sa3 Snaerly ol Aifooa, became Ifct bride of Darid Rasmasssa, sou o* Mr. aad Mr*. A. L. P*^"VK^» of Birt, ifi a e*r«iae»7 performed Friday erasing at fee Flrrt PresfcTterLaa dards b*re. Rer. Walter F. Mori officiated. Aiteadiag 3a bride as bridesmaid was Mrs. Wm. Sfsbee, «i*ter-ia-la» erf Use bride. Tbe bridefroom's attendant »aa JLs Sparks, acnr ol DaT*aport A reception foilcved the ceranoo? la {be c&arcfe parlors. r&? bride is a graduate of Algooa High Sdtooi and has bees etspJojed iii tbe office bere of jfortb Central Puttie Secrfe* Co. Tfee brtJegrtwoj is a gradsat* of Bart High aad SlmpsCo Coifege, aad U Kfw ia military serrice, stationed at TBCSCC, Aril,, where t&e yosag coupie will lire for tbe praest. Sihrcr Wmkfif* Mr. aad Mrs. lads win eeJtbrate tteir 2Sth anrfTtrsary OB lf*v Tear** Day. Aa opal boott wfll t» Wd to tteir booor en 6at dty town 2 to 5 p. a., aad atotto 9 p. at AD Meads and rtiatrm are conSaHy iof&d to attend, Ctfldrea are Mrs. AflAoa? Colofl, Cedar tepid*; Jam**, a stadcei at Mastsfo State; tad Mike, I-ifffr, Mart, Mary LOB aad Diane at boae. TfeeJOtcbalc request DO gifts be gfrea. Lakofa Club Names Officers For New Year The Lakota Garden Club met at the borne of Mrs. Gordon Wlrtjes Tuesday for the dob's Christmas program and party. Election of officers was held •sltt the following results: president, Janice Wlrtjes; rice president, Mary Sachs; secretary- treasurer, Aileen Dorenbush; assistant secretary Is Bertha Eogelbarts; historian and librarian is Rose Christ and publicity is Vera Huettner. Christmas arrangements were made for the Lakota shut-ins and Buffalo Center Rest Home and delivered as part of the club's therapy workshop. Mrs. W. C. Vodraska showed and told of the Christmas arrangements sue made. Secret pals were revealed and gifts were exchanged. Vera and Viola Huettner recieved an orange horticultural award ribbon for their fine work. The next meeting will be Jan. 10 at the home of Lois Vodraska. Ti tonka Pastor Accepts Call To Washington y, Dec. 4, at a special meeting foUoring toe morning service, Rev. Albert Gerstmann, pastor of Good Hope Lutheran church, requested aad was granted a release in order to accept a can to be pastor of St Paul Lutheran church in Chewelah, Wash. The release was made effective Dec. 26. Che-arelah is located about 53 miles north of Spokane In a mountain valley and is a town of about 1,700 population. There is considerable farming in the valley and about two-thirds of the members are from the rural areas. The congregation is considerably smaller than what Pastor Gerstmann Is now serving. -98- Kiaety-eigbt years has been a long life for Mrs. Katie M. Lffley, Clariada, including emigration from tbe Netherlands, rearing a family of seren stepsisters aad brothers and fbea a family of seres of her ova. Mrs. Liner celebrated her 98th birthday Dec. 10. Complete Drive , The drive for funds for Retarded Children has been completed in Corwith and Magor townships. Total contributions 'amounted to $209.50 A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS CORD SETS REPLACED PROMPT SERVICE WHY TAKE CHANCES? BRING YOUR APPLIANCE IN TODAY! QUICK INEXPENSIVE SAFE REPLACEMENT PRATT ELECTRIC 104 N. Jones — Algona Phone 295-5326 FIRST NOTICE OF REGULAR ANNUAL ELECTION In DRAINAGE DISTRICT NUMBER NINE (9) Kossuth County, Iowa Public notice Is hereby given that the Fourteenth Regular Annual Election of Trustees for Drainage District Number Nine (9) of Kossuth County, Iowa, has been called to be held and conducted at the Francis Kollasch home located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4 NW 1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township Ninety-five (95N) North, Range Thirty (30W) West, of the 5th P.M., being Whittemore Township within said District, on the 21st day of January, A.D., 1967, between the hours of 1:00 o'clock and 5:00 o'clock p.m., at which election all of the owners of land assessed for benefits in said Drainage District may vote for the election of one Trustee, who is a resident landowner within Election District No. 1 (the North District), to serve for a term of three years, to succeed Francis Kollasch, whose term of office as a pre-seac Trustee of said Election District will expire on January 28, 1967. William Runchey Chairman of Boardof Trustees By order of said Board (Published Dec. 29, 1966 and Jan. 5, 1967 - (No. 98 and No. 1) In The Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines.) Do you have trouble saving money? Most people do. So here's a suggestion you may find helpful. It's called "pay yourself first" and it's very simple. First, decide how much money you want to save. Five percent of take-home pay is about average. Then, each time you get paid, "pay yourself first" by putting this five percent in a savings account with us. This is a good systematic savings plan. Home federal Sayings & Loan Assri. Mk.MHhK Ul THli SAVINGS AND LOAN FOUNDATION, INC. All Account! Fully ln»ur«d to $15,000 Save From The 15th — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 - ALGONA, IOWA 1 really mean it I look forward to working on Christmas." T?or many years Mrs. Violet Grogan of Des JL Moines has been at her switchboard on Christmas Day, even though it has meant less time spent with her family. We asked Mrs. Grogan why she makes herself so consistently available for Christmas duty. Her reply: "I find working on Christmas very pleasant; most of the calls on that day are happy calls. Having had two boys in service myself, I understand : the joy of parents talking to a son who is far away. This Christmas will be my last at the board because I'm retiring— and I'm looking forward once more to spreading happiness through holiday calls." From Mrs. Grogan and the rest of us, a joyful Christmas and a New Year of fulfillment. The men and women of Northwestern Bell WIN THE IN-LAW in family this Christmas? Here's a gift she'll t rea su re. Hunt out .a supply of family photos — Aunt Nell, Uncle Charlie, Cousin Suzie, and all the rest. Mount them in a photo album, and jot a few facts about each underneath. Include a section of "memories" too — like snaps of the suave bridegroom ^hen he was a toddler. And save some pages for a promise: you'll add other photos as time goes on. EATIN' TREES Stir 1/2 cup butter and Vfc Ib. marshmallows in top of dou- bje boiler till mallows melt. Pour over 5 cups dry ric* cereal in buttered mixing bowl; mix briskly. Pack lightly into cone-shaped, waxed paper cups. Insert a skewer in each. When completely cool, tear away cups. Roll trees in colored sugar, and stick a few tiny candies in place of ornaments. Push skewer Into large gumdrop for base. What do you have? Approximately ten edible Christmas- tree favors! HERE'S CHEER! How I wish you and I could sit in your kitchen, and gossip together over Christmas cookies! But since I can't, please accept this message Connies Column PINK PARTY DIP Hunt up one five-ounce jar of commercial shrimp cocktail at your supermarket; blend it with eight ounces of cream cheese warmed to room temperature. Beat in the juice of one lemon, and season to taste. Mound the pretty mixture in a dainty glass bowl, and pop it in the middle of a plate of snack- size crackers. Watch your guests reach for more! GLUE A GLOVE BOX ON PASSBOOK SAVINGS ANP 6-MONTH INVESTMENT CERTIFICATES All Savings Accounts insured up to $15,000 by Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp of Washington, P. C. Out of gift ideas — or maybe funds? Hunt up a box about ten inches long and 5 inches wide. Line inside with shiny adhesive-back paper. Cover outside parts with paper or fabric; velveteen scraps are prettiest of all. Glue fancy fringe around the top rim; pin lightly while it dries. Cut a dainty gloved hand from felt, and glue it on top. Cement a "jewel" from a lonesome earring on one finger. Isn't that fancy? GAS GOBBLER What gobbles its way through torn-off Christmas wraps, old ribbons, turkey-bones, tired lettuce leaves — and makes a marvelous family gift as well? The gas disposer, that's what! This special friend saves Father a million trips to the garbage can; keeps the kitchen tidy when you're whirling through company meals; smokelessly and odorlessly consumes all the trash from family living. See the neatly-styled gas disposers at your local gis company. What and ideal gift-for- the home! ' instead. Your local gas company and their pipeline supplier, Northern Natural Gas Company, join me in wishing the very merriest holiday season for you and those you love. We thank you for being customers, as well as friends — and hope we may serve you in many warm and wonderful ways in the years ahead. © Northern Natural Git Company, Omaha, Nebratta

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