The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 5, 1967 · Page 13
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I Entered tt wcond cl«« m*««r «t th« poftof/lc« »t Al*oni. low* • j (SOS11). Nov. 1. 1M3. undtr Act ol Contrea of March 1. 1879 j ®pper JWotra* JAN. 5,1967 SECOND SECTION don smith THE joyous holiday season ended for practically everyone when income tax forms began arriving and the new Social Security schedule was announced. So, Happy New Year all you lucky employees and employers. Now, we've said before that we think Social Security is fine and we hope in 21 years the world is still here and we are able to cash in on it. The amount of payment is not large at the time of retirement, but it's a lot better than nothing. The new increase is expected to bring in another $1 billion for the trust fund - based on a 4.4 percent tax rate for both employee and employer. A certain amount of the increase will go into the special trust fund to pay for the health-care program that began July 1, The old rate was 4.2 percent from employee and employer. One suggestion - the next time you beef about how much your employer underpays you, stop and think it over a little - there's an awful lot of money he pays you that you never see. Instead of getting mad at him, use your irritation against the manufacturers and producers of goods and the various government agencies who are really sapping you out of all your money I AMONG the five Drake University football players ranked among the Missouri Valley Conference academic leaders is one Tom Waller, Algona, who recently ended a four year career as a defensive back for the Bulldogs. To be named to the list, the footballers had to have a "B" or better 'average" in grades. CENSUS taker: What is your husband's name? Mrs. Murphy: Mike. Census taker: I mean his full name. Mrs. Murphy: Well, when he's Ml, he's Jack Dempsey. RALPH Nader, self- styled auto safety crusader, is rapidly working himself into our esteem about as much as Adam Clayton Powell. Nader's criticisms of the nation's auto manufacturers have been rating a lot of inches in the daily papers for months, including appearances during investigations, etc. and his most recent blast was at Ford. He spent a lot of time attacking General Motors earlier, so the verbal outburst against Ford probably allowed the latter to get equal time. Nader, who got going on auto safety after he came upon an accident and saw someone mangled as a result, is no different than a lot of us, especially in the newspaper game. Now, we've seen a lot of ghastly things at the scenes of accidents, and we certainly are for safety, but question Mr. Nader's ideas, In the first place, autos are far safer now than they have ever been and the only way to cut the death rate on the highways is to pass a law abolishing any travel, because human error is responsible for most deaths and injuries - not the equipment being driven. Nader is too busy preaching his safety bit at the builders of the vehicles instead of the drivers - and we don't think drivers will ever change, So, drive defensively and pay attention when behind the wheel of your buggy - and forget about Nader's problems. THE U. S, economy is in serious trouble. Now, that isn't news to anyone, but we did read with interest recently what a couple of well-known national figures had to say about it during the convention of the Master Builders of Iowa. They blamed Johnson administration spending policies, called "economic liberalism" - and, listed among other things an 18 percent increase in the cost of food and rising Interest rates since Johnson took office as the reasons for our plight. Supposedly, the economic system we enjoy is not at fault, but rather the ideas that MR, AND MRS. Earl Bowman had as Christmas dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bowman, Jr., Dodge Center, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lallier, Ventura; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Radig, Lone Rock; the respective children of the families; Roger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Radig, also of Lone Rock; Mrs. Margaret Haubach, Mrs. Eliza Angle, Algona; and Mrs. Alice Mayfield, Clear Lake. Mrs. Sarah Lallier was unable to be present. BAPTISMAL RITES were held in the Methodist church Dec. 11 for the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Dahlgren, and Scott Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Cook. METHODIST W.S.C.S. will meet Jan. 5 for a one o'clock luncheon. The lesson will be "Christians and Culture.'' CONGREGATIONAL Fellowship will meet Jan. 5 for a one o'clock luncheon. Circle 1 will serve; devotions by Noma Buchanan, "How To Read The Bible." MR. AND MRS. Walter Barr entertained Dec. 27 at a belated Christmas dinner. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Barr and family, Grand Meadow, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Arch Dietrich and family, Dexter, Minn.; and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Johnson and family, Corwith. After dinner they spent a social afternoon at the Barr home. GARY ROCHLEAU, who is attending United Electronics School, Des Moines, spent the Christmas holidays with his parents, the Victor Rochleaus, and was an usher at his sister Carolyn's wedding Dec. 26. Other guests at the Victor Rochleaus were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roch- leau and family, Minneapolis; and the daughter, Carolyn, who teaches at Waterloo. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rochleau, Whittemore, and Mr. and Mrs. William Leek and Sharon were guests for supper Christmas Day. MEMBERS OF A sewing dub entertained their husbands at dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Vernell Ludwigs. Mrs. Ludwig was assisted by Mrs. Harry Haas and those present were Mr. Haas, Mr. and Mrs. William Dodds, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Raney, Mr. and Mrs. Murl Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Immerfall and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Winkel. MR. AND MRS. Ted Fisher had as Christmas guests Mrs. Eva Jorgen, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Fisher and family, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lawman, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lawman, Laurens; Mr. and Mrs. Vic Fisher, Corwith; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fisher and Mrs. Ann Hennessey and the respective families. Guests Monday were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fisher, Jr., Granada, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fisher, Garner; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fisher, Stacyville; Mr. and Mrs. Vic Fisher, Corwith; and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fisher and families. The senior Ted Fishers also had a phone call Dec. 24 from Paul Fisher, Hawthorne, Calif. BEVERLY ZUMACH, nurse at University Hospital, Minneapolis, spent Christmas at Whittemore withher parents. She called on friends at the Good Samaritan Homes. At one time she was head nurse at the Home number I. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Seely had as Christmas guests their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Seely, Scott and Brad, Baltic, S. D. Mrs. Seely is a teacher in the school system there. MR. AND MRS. Darrold Mohn of Jefferson were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Seely. JOYCE HUENHOLD spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Alwin Huenhold. She is a nurse at Presbyterian-St. Luke's, Chicago, and Intended to leave Friday, but due to the storm delayed her return a day. come out of Washington. One of the men contends aprogram of inflation has been going on for at least 30 years - and that President Johnson has "given it a shove", resulting in more inflation, not caused by the Viet Nam War, but by domestic spending. As in the case of all persons in the know, these men claim to know the problems, but they too are unable to furnish any answers - just like the rest, regardless of party affiliation. -?"HOW could you have worked for your former employer 45 years when you are only 50 years old?" "Overtime!" RAN into Chet Schoby, energetic president of the County Historical Society, the other day and he suggested it would be a good idea to make a pitch in this column for the Society trying to purchase the present Legion hall for its full-time quarters, if we liked the proposal. Now, I didn't have to be talked into the idea at all. It seems a good, sound one to me. The building is apparently in pretty good shape, was originally used as the first school here and was built 99 years ago. What more do you need in the way of historical background? HISTORICAL societies in some areas have had real good luck when it came to finding a place to set up a museum. At Charles City, for instance, a druggist gave them his store for that purpose - and at last reports, the plan was working fine. Now, here in Kossuth county, there has been no such offer of quarters, so an expenditure of about $10,000 doesn't seem to be too much, The Legion building would afford a greater opportunity for more persons to see the many, many interesting items from the past that the Society has, mainly because it is on the ground floor. And, there would be room for expansion. ONE final note on the Society. If you have not visited the present rooms above the S & L store here - do it soon, or make olans to do it in the future. We're sure you'll enjoy a tour through the past, just as we have two or three times. Many of the objects are sure to interest you - if you are interested in Kossuth. THE football coach, delected because his team was losing, looked down the bench and yelled, "All right, Jones, go in there and get ferociousl" Jones jumped up with a start and cried, "Sure, coach. What's his number?" Titonka Girl Set To Wed In February MYRNA R1PPENTROP Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rlppen- trop announce the engagement of their daughter, Myrna Rae, to Gregory Thilges, son of Mr, and Mrs. Laurence Thilges of Algona. Miss Rippentrop is a graduate of Titonka High School and Tobin Business College of Fort Dodge and has been employed by Avco Finance Co. of Fort Dodge. Mr. Thilges is a graduate of Gar rigan High School and is engaged in farming. A February 4 wedding is being planned. CENTENARIAN Waverly's Mrs. Ellen SeUnsky marked her 100th birthday there on Dec. 14. Mrs. Selinsky has lived around Waverly 96 years and began subscribing to the Waverly newspapers in 1890. Algona Girl To Wed Californian mr. and Mrs. Donald McCarthy, Algona, announce the engagement of their daughter, Eileen Frances, to Eugene Lester Hovelsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hovelsen of Pasadena, Calif. Miss McCarthy is a 1962 graduate of Garrigan high school. A summer wedding is planned. Tifonka Pastor Moving West Gets Farewell TITONKA - Rev. A. J. Gerstmann, pastor of Good Hope Lutheran church, who will become minister of St. Paul Lutheran church in Chewelah, Washington, delivered a farewell sermon in the Titonka church on Dec. 25th He moved on Dec. 27th. A farewell fellowship was held for the Gerstmanns and women of the church arranged the program and served refreshments; and the congregation presented a farewell gift to the family. Rev. John Jacklin of St. John Lutheran church in Woden, will conduct services at Good Hope Lutheran during the vacany, with church services at 8:30 a.m. and church School at 9:30 a.m. - o - 4-H YULE PARTY The Buffalo Boosters 4-H club held their annual Christmas party at the Good Hope Lutheran church. The group went caroling to the shut-ins, exchanged gifts, enjoyed games and contests and a lunch served by the leaders and girls. - o - The Titonka Woman's Club held its annual Christmas party at the home of R. L. Krautz. The lei- son was presented by Hazel Budlong with readings and song, and Lois Brandt showed and explained some Christmas symbols in correlation with the lesson. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Budlong are spending the winter inSt. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings spent several days over Christmas with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Wasson of Wellman. Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Ibsen and Jill of Des Moines spent the Christmas weekend at the parental John B. Isebrand home. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hansen observed their 49th wedding anniversary with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ray J. Hansen and Mrs. Rodney Hansen of Clear Lake as guests for supper, Monday. Evening callers were: the Bradford, Ross and Ho Buf- fingtons. Another son, Forrest, of Greely, Colo., sent greetings by a long distance call. Iris Michaelson, student at Mankato is at the parental Don Michaelson home for the holidays Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Reibsamen are happy grandparents, a daughter, Christy Esther, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Reibsamen, of Buffalo Center on Dec. 13. Among college students home for the holidays are: Kathy Eden, Iowa State College, Ames, and Phyllis Sachau, Ruth Beed, Jeannie Gingrich and Philip Jaren all of State College of Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Andrews spent Christmas Day at the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Surson, New Richland, Minn. Roger Akkerman, who has been stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., has been at home on a fourteen day furlough over Christmas. The Valley Farmerettes 4-H Club held their Christmas party with their mothers and new members as guests. Each girl presented her mother with an appreciation Christmas gift. The members held a gift exchange. Lunch consisted of a variety of Christmas foods, brought by the girls, and a receipe exchange was held of the foods served. Grade Heifner, Des Moines, spent a few days over Christmas at the parental L. C. Heifner home. Mrs. Wm. Hamilton will be the Den 3, Cub Scout, assistant, to serve in place of Mrs. A. F. Gerstmann. ATTENTION All Farmers JOU ARE INVITED TO KLEIN'S ANNUAL APPRECIATJO DAY SATURDAY, JAN. 7 - 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE ALL OUR PAST, PRESENT. & FUTURE CUSTOMERS TO THIS BIG EVENT! THIS IS AN EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY—SO (RING THE KIDS Free Coffee & Ham Sandwiches FREE POP FOR THE KIDS STOP IN FOR YOUR FREE GIFT SPECIAL PREMIUM BONUS FOR BOOKING YOUR SPRING FEED FOR LIVESTOCK & POULTRY TO BE DELIVERED AS YOU NEED IT. STOP & SELECT FROM THESE & MANY, MANY MORE VALUABLE PREMIUMS: Electric Power Saw — Clock Radio Electric Teflon Fry Pan — Wrench Sets Steam or Dry Iron — Many Others WAYNE FEEDS KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY WAYNE FEEDS 216 WEST STATE ALGONA

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