The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 8, 1970 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 8, 1970
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~3§f",- •ickMescher Of i Riles Friday torvl&rt tor Richard : 48,,of .Bancroft will .-.ottTrtdayrJaftutry 9. John Catholic Church at with Msgrc&nc* Helen* . be in the the Garry Funeral Horo« charge ot arrangerfents, Mr, Marcher dll . day morning, Jan. 6, 1970, at St. Ann Hospital in Algonl after 1 an illness of several months. He Joyed at Universal Co. In Algona, ill!. Ived by his wife, Richard Jr., XII' Bryan, all at home; three brothers, Ambrose of Silver Lake. Wise., Walter of Burt, Iowa, 4utd Edward of Silver Spring*! Md; and five sisters, Mrs. «ary Glsch of Bancroft, Sister* CamUlus ot Briar Cliff College! Sioux City, Mrs, Glenn McClelsh (Martha) ot Bancroft, Mr*. George Johnson (Dorothy) •of'Falls .Church, Va, and Mrs. Dean Kionlte (Helen) ot Bancroft •; '' ', ' > Richard Mescher was born July 2, 1921 at Bancroft, a' son .of Frank and Henrietta Hatten • Mescher. He graduated from St John High School, and was married to Evelyn R. Btnson at St John Church on September 30, Military services will be conducted by the MeKInnon Post of the American Legion, of which he was a member, and the Rahe- Mur ray Post oflhe V.F.W. County History Group Holding Member Drive * 1969, saw the end of the first 10 years of the Kossuth Historical Society - which began at a meeting of a handful ot people In 1959 who felt KossuUfs history and items connected with * t should be preserved. , ; , • ' A'fewitejns;— ^ red In, Council Here Reorganizes HOSPITAL NEWS -1. <&*, •,„ THE CTTY COUNCIL of Algona didn't waste much time getting the first meeting ottbe new year under Us bolt. The entire group was present for the organizational session, which got underway at the city hall at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. "' Before (lie work session began, the six council members, Mayor BUI Finn, the city clerk and city attorney agreed to sit Informally for a portrait, The results are shown here. < Pictured, reading around the table, starting with Sheridan Cdok, councilman-at-large; left foreground, are newly-elected Jolin Levy, at-large; Herb Hedlund, second ward; Mayor Finn; Clt.y Attorney Jim Andreasen; Mark McGulre, newly-elected, third ward; Dr. Kevin Nash, fourth ward;-and Stan Muckey, first ward. City Clerk Dave Smith can be seen In.the upper left area. A story on the.moetlng will bo found elsewhere In'toda/s newspaper., (UDM Newsfoto) mttwwmitT approximated their patn, too,. says Kaufmanls. T TTOjT 11 T T ? rTTTit CHRISTMAS Is now over for 'another year (although it'should last 52 weeks a year), but ran Into a, quite interesting story by John Lundqulst, Associated Press writer, datelined Minneapolis, dealing with the "Star of Bethlehem" which sort of precedes modern space exploration and might also be of interest to Periscope readers." The yarn v follows; mem-, otmore_Uian400persons • •**••• '££?fr!t!&f &£f\ ?TV7 '•» » fc «» iKt^iH :; and many former residents now *UHnglnfar"flune v areas;i- , "- Kow, the Society owns Its own ibufldlng here, with three floors well stocked with exhibits-made passible by toe loyal support of county and former wsldenls. The 'property and exhibits would have •a value In excess ot $20,000, ao- THBl-.. . r .. , ^ .mystical wooderAthat scripture tells us guided the Wise Men. Is 6^scrlbe<iw^ Intriguingnuan- ces these days by a university astroaomer. Not'only was it just a "star.": \ ttr'was two bright heavenly bodies, planets Jupiter and Saturn, that co-mingled to daule travelers looking for the 'promised Messiah.' ' -?- . ? Herman Funks, Former Algona Pair, Feted ; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Funk, retired Abjonans until moving into Heritage Home at Bancroft on May 19 this year, were ^honored on their 56th wedding anniversary on Thursday, December 18. , t ,,.K- Hosting the event at the Home, were their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Funk,of Humboldt, and their daughter "and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hansen of the Doan vicinity,Burt. They provided the beautiful wedding cake, nuts and minis for the'guests and all the residents ot the Home. '";'*" * Mrs. Florence Becker, a resident of the Home, played the organ, accompanying Mrs. •Robert Boleneus and" Mrs.'Loots ,_.,. kind" to peace • and brotherhood. '- husband, who also resides ' ' Home, will be married 56; in January. They are also former THE spectacular sight of co- mlngllng by Jupiter and Saturn was indeed evident twice earlier in the preceding months. These phenomena urged the travelers on, he notes, explaining that the Wise Men were Hebrew astrologers rather than kings with bejeweled crowns. Kaufmanls also reminds his listeners that the Christian era as dated today actually Is some 4 to 7 years behind the birth ot Christ WHILE the astronomer-scientist Is convincing as he unravels his story, be always leaves the strictly scriptural follower an alternative. As he starts his exposition he says that the Star ot Bethlehem. was either a divine star, especially chosen to announce 4he Son of God, or as he describes it. And, he points out, the nessage,,now, as then, of DEC. 22 - Admissions; Richard CoUina, LuVerne, wrgert; Clarence Malafld, Elmore, Minn., medical) Jennifer Lynn Hel* dorter, Bancroft, medical. Dismissals: Charles Bormann, Whittemore, DEC. 23-Admissions:Lucille Navolchlck, Algona, medical; Dean Taylor, Algona, accident. Dismissals: Paul Curren, Algona; Ann Penton, Algona; Edna Shlpler, Algooa; Helen Huber, Algona, DEC. 24 - Dismissals: Mrs. Amy Geering, Algona; Mrs. David Bunkofske , and baby, Burt; Jennifer Lynn Heldorfer, Bancroft. DEC. 25-Admissions: Joseph _Cogley, Algona, medical; Constance Neuroth, Burt, medical. Dismissals: Connie Darbyshlre, Algona. DEC. 26 - Admissions: Paul Mescher, Bancroft, medical; Renatta Fandel, Algooa, medical; Cynthia Long, Algona, medical; Joanne Muller, Whittemore, medical; Phillip Cox, Algona, medical; Dagmar Newel, Fenton, surgery. Dismissals: Ida Peterson, Burt. DEC. 27 - Admissions: Kevin Schrautb, Burt, medical; Loretta Greln, Algona, fracture; Lisa Moran, Algona, T&A; Ralph Fandel, Whittemore, medical. Dismissals: Frances Nabor, Algona; Phillip Cox, Algona; Mrs. Lucille Navolchlck, Algona; Richard Collins, Liverraare; Mrs. Jack Guy and baby, LuVerne. DEC. 28 — Admissions: Lewis Marshall, Algona, medlcaL Dismissals: Lisa Moran, Algona; Mrs. John Burns and baby, Algona. BIRTHS - Dec. 24 - Mr. and Mrs. John Bums, Algona, girl. . Dec, 25-Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hammer, Algona, girl, Dec. 27 - Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Blerstedt, Algona, girt. Dec. 28-Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reutzel, Burt, boy. DEC. 29 - Admissions: Mrs. Gene Tletr, Algona, medical; Mrs. James Kelley, Algona, medical; Douglas Wfldln, Algona, medical; Augusta Beltz, Algona, ;medical;:. Dismissals: Cynthia Long, .Algona; Mrs. Edwin Hammer and baby, Algooa; , Renetta school students; mosewm, here each,, spring, -the visits being part of their history assignments. 'Ex- s*V AtXr^' •. .f _,«. ii . __. _ J _«^»»A_ " . TBATS the version of wtjat happened some 1,975 years ago, according .to Karlls Kaufmanls, associated professor of astronomy at the University of Mi ajHOTClation from sota.; His lecture on the happen(and also, the many ings la the skies'over Bethlehem toihon^tt&'bWfc of CbrlstTls museum.,:,, av powilar attracttoo with audl- Former Titonka Young Man Dies In Colorado . ! William Abbas, 29,formerlyof /Titonka, died uMxpectedly Sun- ' fdayatahospltallnGreeley,Colo. *_ --•' ^ • •"*'•- f "* »"*».» Algona residents.. Those from out of town who were present Thursday-In addition to the hosts and hostesses , were Mr. and Mrs. Tom* Ellefson, Mrs; Boleneus and Mr. and Mrs. 'Ray Cunnmgham, all of Doan; Rev. Paul Hansen, pastor of the United 'Methodist' Doan Church of Titonka, Mr. and Mrs. Jess.HUl and Al Sage of Algona, •-West-Bend, :medJcal; LeoW Meyer, Whittemore, medical; fMarion McCarthy,: Algona, i medical; Charles Redemske, Al- ,gooa, medical; Mrs. Beryl Soderberg, Burt, surgical. Dismissals:'Joann Muller, Whttte- ]Nabor, Algooa, medical; Lena State F&if SecrftfoiyTo ^, Speafc, Sw/'ne Dinner Here • ; ' t ^ ¥ xt^ 1 I—A-*" *-•*•**.*!<'$«' c * vp|PVr we» Pffeiflwe*"! • WO irithj ^fMdJ Boftnann, Uref- more; Uartrn fed, 9m City; Wctftftl|i fflson, Armttrottfj Lowell Ondetbakke, Elmdt*} and Gerald ftdtfton, Ledyard. •peaktt, Also on Qw ptotiam i« 8r, MAfy EHw, sr, Uw- nmce lltfte, Father Donald Relckn, St. Mary Mildred and Sr, Mary Car la. Algona Lady's Trip Is Delayed; Bomb Threat KENNETH FULK Kenneth Fulk, secretary of the Iowa State Fair, will be guest speaker at the annual Kossuth County Swine banquet at Gar- rlgan High School Jan. 14 at 7 p. m. Fulk, a former Page county Extension director, served as secretary to the Page county fair and later became secretary of the American Shorthorn Association. He comes with a wealth of experience in the livestock field. Prior to becoming secretary of the Iowa State Fair, he served In a position with the Iowa Agricultural Marketingdlvision. Fulk Is currently a' director of the Midwest Fair Association and on the livestock committee of the International Association of Fairs. Windsor loins wfll again bead the menu. Along with a fine meal, an outstanding program Is being planned to complete the 'evening. The Vigortone quartet which appeared two years ago at the banquet, will again supply the • entertainment. January also marks the kickoff of the membership drive for the Pork Producers Association. The goal for this year is "to reach a membership of over 500 members. This would double the present enrollment Memberships can be obtained from anyone of the 16 directors or the county Extension office. • The directors to contact are Paul Bernhard, Bancroft; Root •jGertwt/v i Curry, LuVerne; Clalr Reding, Ottosen; Dick Kuecker, Algona; Raymond Carlson. .Wesley; John Scuffham, Alic* Condon, Algom resident now vacationing in California, .was aboard an airline flight that was delayed in leaving Omaha for LOB Angeles over the holidays because of a bomb threat. In a letter to friends here, the retired Algona High school art Instructor described her short ordeal and anxiety over the threatened sabotage. , She was on a United Jet scheduled to leave Omaha at 11:55 a.m. on Dec. 19. When authorities received the threat, the plane taxied for several minutes and then palled back Into the terminal area. All passengers were herded into a warehouse,, where belongings were searched and mechanics re-checked the aircraft The delay took 2 1/2 hours. ~ . Miss Condon said the authorities suspected a crank call, but conducted the search as a necessary proceedure. When the Investigation was finished, the-flight boarded again- evenutaUy reaching Los Angeles International Airport 'at 6 pjn. Miss Condon's sister was then called in Pasadena and the latter picked her up at a Los Angeles hotel. The entire trip from Ft Dodge to Pasadena took from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - quite a day. After catching «p on her rest and reporting the day's events to her relatives, Miss Condon was able to enjoy the California temperatures' and simshlne, which she'll be doing for several weeks. CCD Workshop "The Spirit Is ,A Movirf " wfll be the theme for, St Cecelia's CCD workshop Jan. 10. The workshop, is for all CCD teachers and agste'W* from Al- and .dismissal is planned for 3 p. m. Father Thomas Nash, Pocahontas, wfll be the principle Mrs, Emma Shlmerda, 99, of Oxford Junction, was told recently by her doctor that she 'would- live another 100 years? She knows 100 phone numbers by memory and likes to visit with friends, telephone operators and radio talk-show MC*s. ord of Thanks Bxraxaax* CARD OF THAKKS We wish to express oar deep appreciation to our relatives and frisnds tor their cards and gifts and many kind dMds Unit helped make ow golden wedding anniversary such a memorable day. Thanks to yon afl. Earl andKat* Swpoard. (10) CARD OF THANKS Many thanks to personnel at St. Ann and tor all remember- ancts while I was In St. Ann. Frank Smith Whlttsmor* (IV) . CARD OF THAKKS We wish to thank R*v. Walter Otto, relatives, friends, and neighbors for th* many kind and , thoughtful expressions of sympathy daring our time of bereavement. Ortwin Tietz, th« families of WUlis Woodirlck, Algona,' and Leonard and Htnry Woodwlck, Rake, Iowa. (l*tJ) /'' CARD OF THANKS , \& ;; We wish to express our deep apprelcation to oar friends sad relatives for their cards, and gifts mod Use many kind deeds that helped max* our Golden Wedding., Anniversary -such, "a, memorable day,,one not to be forgotten. Thanks to you afl. L*Boy;and Susan Crtpser. CARD OF THANKS j«ry lie*47**«-34a7| Mort^. Battery 3/U>'ACB£APOi£u Francisco, cal. w MOT : %DEC. 31 - Admissions; Ada Long, Lone Rock, medical; Chas. Stettel, West Bend,' medical. Dismissals: Mrs. Loretta Greln, Algona; Mrs. Gary Mergen and >Jb£by, Algona;, Lewis Marshall, *l — Dismissals; ;Mrs. Reutzel and baby,,Burt; William Norland and baby, Algonaj Mrs. Lynn Blerstedt, Sid' fbaby, v Algona; Charles , West Bend; JAN, 2 - .Admissions: .Ada ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-m*^—mm—i~-m Keep Him •"'I -,'d 3 ^ «- "• k. ,~ —.^» . * i *>.^ _*a»**iE*5; ^•W—rr'e^iJ

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