The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 30, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 30, 1965
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(SEPTEMBER 30, ms! ! Published 8y The Upper Do* MolnOt • I Publishing Co., Algona, Iowa | JEAN PRIEBE I I New* Editor I i 4-Aloono do.) Upper DM Maine* Thursday, S«pt. 30, 1965 Japanese Farm Trainee Gets Hep To U.S. Living FENTON - After living on a Fenton farm for six months, Katsumi Kuio is no« able to converse quite well with his host family. The 27-year old Japanese visitor is a fuest of the John Ruger family for one year, under a Farm Bureau farm trainee program. Although he could not speak English when he arrived in Iowa on March 28, he tells, "I understand writing English", as he studied cur language in schools In Japan, and could both read and write it. Mrs. Ruger explained, "We read about the trainee program in the Farm Bureau Spokesman, and thought it would be a good Idea for us since our older son would be gone to summer school this year." The program is one whereby young Japanese men with college educations could come to the United States for one year, live with host families and learn about the American life, improve their use of the English language, and learn American farming methods. The Ruger family calls their guest Kido (pronounced Key-do), as his first name, Katsumi, seemed hard to use when he first came. He calls Mr. Ruger "the boss" and usually addresses Mrs. Ruger as "madam". He lives as a member of the family. The Rugers have a son, Phil, living at home and attending Sentral high school as a senior. Their other children are grown. Kido comes from a family of seven children, having three brothers and three sisters. His parents live in and he grew up in the city of Kyoto, population 1,300,000. His father is a government officer in public relations. Kido is a veterinarian, having studied in a university in Japan after which he practiced tor tour •years before applying for this visit to the United States. He plans to return to his practice when his year here is finished. In Japan, Kido says he works for the district government. He receives monthly about $70 in American money. Under the trainee program, he receives his room, board, and $30 a month for his work on the farm. The Rugers also pay $110 a month for insurance and expenses to the Farm Bureau. Kido will get to keep the entire $140 the last month he is here. Although Kido never lived on a farm in Japan, he visited them often as a veterinarian. Most of the farms are much smaller there, and average 5 head of dairy cattle, which contrasts sharply with the 118-head milking herd on the Ruger farm. Milking and feeding the cattle is the main business of the day at the Rugers, and Kido has learned to recognize every cow and call it by if s correct name. He enjoys driving the tractors very much, and says most tractors in Japan are of a small make, Honda. Kido flew to San Francisco, California in March with a group of 100 Japanese coming to participate in the farm trainee program in Iowa, Oregon and California. There are 13 trainees in Iowa, three of whom are Brazilians born of Japanese parents. The program is in its second year. He recently attended the Iowa State Fair in company with other trainees from Iowa, on a bus tour arranged by the Iowa Farm Bureau. They also visited testing farms of the Iowa State University at Ames, and some manufacturing plants in Des Moines. That was the first time ail summer that Kido was able to speak his native language with others. He had another chance in September when the family went to the Spencer Fair, and a trainee living at Sanborn was also there. This young man is a high school agriculture teacher is Japan. Mrs. Ruger says the main communication problem they have with Kido now is that the meaning of "yes" and "no" is sometimes vague. For instance, she may ask him if he would care for a cup of coffee, and he may answer, "Yes, J don't care for any." Kido belongs to the Shinto faith, one of the main religious in Japan. He says, as most people there are not Christian, stores are open every day and mail is delivered seven days a week. Although he says he eats much more rice at home than here, other American foods are quite familiar to him, as!>eef, chicken, pork and fish are all regular diet items in Japan. They also eat much fruit, but very seldom have desserts. Mrs. Ruger says, "Kido very definitely does not like rhubarb pie," and his reaction to this Iowa favorite has amused them very much. Rhubarb is unknown in Japan. Kido plans to be at the Ruger farm until March 1, and then he and the other trainees will tour the western United States before returning to Japan. Mr. and Mrs. Ruger both are very pleased with their guest, and with the Farm Bureau trainee program In general. They have enjoyed the past six months, and do not feel there have been any problems in having Kido in their home. Housewarming For Hansens In New Home FENTON - Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hansen were honored with a surprise housewarming party Monday evening, given by friends who brought lunch and played 500 for the evening. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Alderson, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Rusch, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Vaudt, Mr. and Mrs. Halph Weisbrod, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Newel, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Don Shaw. The Hansens were presented with a housewarming gift. - o - Mrs. Robert Johansen and children of Minneapolis spent the weekend visiting Mrs. E. J. Frank and Mr. and Mrs. Don Shaw. Mr. and Mrs. Guy DeReus of Monroe, la. visited several days recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zwlefel. The Zwiefels, DeReuses, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Zwiefel were Sunday visitors last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. La Verne Hammerstrom In Lorenz. Jerome Zwiefel, son of the Ray Zwiefels, left Tuesday for Mankato where he is a senior in Industrial arts at Mankato State college. He has recently been elected president of the Industrial Arts Club there. Mrs. Maynard Nemitr re- tured to her home in Fenton on Friday morning where she is being cared for by her husband and Mrs. Clarence Thilges. She has been ill for almost a year, and was first a patient at Iowa City and then at the Turner Nursing Home in Armstrong. Rev. and Mrs. Samih Ismir and Jody Sue of Bismarck, No. Dakota, spent the past week in the home of Mrs. Ismir 1 s parents, the Ernest Berklands. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Berkland and Tania were visitors there last Sunday, and Mr. and Mrs. David Berkland and family were Monday evening visitors. Steve Berkland, son of the Ernest Berklands, returned to Iowa State University, Ames, where he is a sophomore, and has a part-time job in the soil-testing laboratory. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stoeber visited at the Irvin Kassulke home in St. James Sunday afternoon and evening. Mrs. John Waite and Melanie attended the eighth district American Legion Auxiliary meeting at Livermore Sunday afternoon. The featured speaker was state president, Mrs. Aden Owen of Coon Rapids. The birthday 500 club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Donald Haindnger, with Mrs. Jerry Wilberg and Mrs. Leroy Jacobsen as guests. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sill and family of Fairmont were Sunday- dinner guests of the Lloyd Sundes. Mrs. Sill is Mr. Sunde's sister. Fourteen women from St. John's Ladies Aid in Fenton attended the Lutheran Women's Missionary League Rally in Lu- Verne on Wednesday. They were Mrs. Eldon Hantelman, Mrs. Clarence \Vegener, Mrs. Ida Dreyer, Mrs. Olaf Norland,Mrs. John Waite, Mrs. Ed Meyer, Mrs. Lena Luedtke, Mrs. Emil Bierstedt, Mrs. Walter Jentz, Mrs. Harold Elmers, Mrs. William Elmers, Mrs. Ervin Borchardt, Miss Lizzie Meyer and Mrs. Calvin Vaudt. Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Ida Dreyer were Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alt, Mrs. Minnie Dreyer, Mr. and Mrs. Art Krause, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Dreyer and family and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Meyer and Mrs. Annie Dau of Whittemore. Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs.Duane Dreyer and boys of Humboldt. Dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Geitzenauer were Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Gremmels, Mrs. Hilda Walker of Burbank, Calif., Mrs. Emma Dreyer, Mrs. Marie Dreyer and Mrs. Roger Baker. Mrs. Hilda Walker of Burbank, Calif, left Sunday for Des Moines after spending two months visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Emma Dreyer. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dreyer and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wolfe were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tleman in honor of TheresaTleman's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Presthus of Burt were Sunday supper guests there. Mr. and Mrs. F. Lindqulst, Miss Marian Hedin and Miss Violet Hedin of Wheaton, Minn, were weekend guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Votteler. The Lindqulsts are Mrs. Votteler's parents. Joining them for Sunday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Votteler. Thursday afternoon coffee guests of Mrs. Ernest Votteler were Mrs. E. C. Weisbrod, Mrs. Ed Priebe, Mrs. Laurnetta Miller and Mrs. E. K. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hanna of Forest City were dinner guests last Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Berkland. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lowe of Boone were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mortenson. Mollie Blanchard Sentral Bund Queen, Oct. 2 FENTON - Mollie Blanchard of Lone Rock has been chosen by the Sentral high school as Band Queen for the Algona Band Days on October 2. Picked as Queen for the Estherville Band Days on October 16 was Janet Hammerstrom, also of Lone Rock. The marching band, consisting of 77 band members and majorettes, took part Saturday in an Invitational high school band day during an Iowa State University football game. The band participated in a massed marching band number during the halftime activities. Plan Halloween Annual Party For Oct. 30 FENTON - The Fenton Town and Country Women's Club chose a committee Tuesday evening, September 21, of Mrs. JackGer- hart, Mrs. Ted Jensen and Mrs. Dale Weisbrod to make arrangements for the annual children's Halloween Party at the Fenton Community Center. The date for the party was set as Sat., Oct. 30. Mrs. Russell Eldridge presented a program on race, peace and crime, titled "Take Time to be Concerned." E2 members answered the roll call which was "An Item of Christian Concern." Mrs. Ger- Satellites Sentral high school's Satellites, unbeaten during 1965 until Titonka posted a 13-7 upset in a State Line Conference game Friday night, are shown in the above photo. The charges of Coach Jim Woltz now have a 2-1 record. Squad members are, front row, left to right, Larry Peter, Terry Brekke, Jim Bollig, Joe Priebe, Randy Bierle, Dawson Juhl, David Marlow, Terry Schmidt, Bob Bierle, Gary Elmers, Bill Duncan, Mike Jackson, Nick Mueller and Ross Johnson. Second row, left to right, Dennis Berkland, Kenny Marlow, Bob Krause, Rodney Schmidt, Gary Rath, Tom Ullensvang, Tim Berkland, Jim Ruhnke, Lenny Hassel, Bill Hassel, Ronnie Brekke, Bob Ruhnke, Roger Hansen, Jim Geitzenauer and Owen Kerber. Back row, left to right, Coach Woltz, Linn Laage, Lee Preston, Danny Kern, Perry Elmers, Allan Marlow, Ronnie Dacken, Duane DeSart, John Luedtke, Mark Geitzenauer, Ricky Shaw, Alan Luedtke, Mike Lee, Jerry Nerem and Assistant Coach Lou Paulsen. Managers Gene Hartman and Marlin Berkland and player Craig Borchardt were not present when the photo was snapped. (UDM Polaroid Photo) aid Cody became a new member of the group. Towels ordered from the Iowa Commission for the Blind were received and distributed to the members. The president announced the district meeting of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs will be held at Estherville on Oct. 13. Mrs. Lyle Newel and Mrs. Gene Huskamp were hostess and co-hostess. Mrs. Morris Mitchell and Mrs. Albert Mitchell attended Guest Day at the ALCW meeting in Primghar on Thursday. The speaker was Mrs. Gaylen Gilbertson, home on furlough from the mission field in Japan. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mitchell were Sunday dinner guests of the Morris Mitchells. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stoeber and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber attended the fall area meeting for the Iowa Retail Hardware Association Monday evening, held in the Methodist church in Mason City. New Church Schedule FENTON - Sunday School and morning worship services at St. John's Lutheran church, Fenton, will begin a half-hour later on Oct. 3 and throughout the winter. Church will start at 10 a. m. and Sunday School at 8:45. A Farewell This marks the final news from Mrs. Jean Priebe, whose husband, Donald, has taken a position with the State Conservation Service. Mrs. Priebe Make this your, LOVELIEST AUTUMN, FOR TRUE LOVELINESS ... Let Our Expert Operators Give You That Lift Which Comes Only With Good Styling. Permanent* Hair Color Hair Trims Hair Styling Damaged Hair Treatments LAEL'S BEAUTY SHOP Phone 99 — Fenton, Iowa SHOP in your HOME COMMUNITY Ftnton Business & Professional Directory FRIENDLY FENTON INVITES YOU THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL Fenton, Iowa Experienced Embalmers end Funeral Directors Reliable 24 Hour Ambulance Service Funeral May Be Referred To Us With Confidence Phone* HNTON 29 RINOSTEO 21001 21006 20216 »•>••>•»+••«>»»»•*>•• FENTON PRODUCE - Lloyd Sunde . Golden Sun Feeds GERALD VOIGT INSURANCE Fenton, Iowa HANTELMAN BUILDING SERVICE For Building • R«modeling PHONi 125 or 17 Fertton, Iowa Dr. E. W. Ruske PfNTIST Office Phone 79 Residence 2$ Fenfon, Iowa FENTON DRUG R.C.A, Dealer T-V Sale* i Sen/fee Phone 13 or 136 LLOYD M. BERKLAND licensed Reel E«ate Broktr end Form Loan* and Auction Service Phone 233 Ftnton, Iowa has done a fine job for the Fenton Reporter, and we wish her, her husband and their family the best of everything in whatever new location Don is assigned. Mrs. Norman Boll- Inge r will take over duties as Fenton reporter for the Fenton news pages starting with next week. -100- Tom Haley, native of Davenport and formerly of Shelby, celebrated his 100th birthday this September. He was honored by his family, friends and the community at Herman, Minn, which was sponsored by the Masonic Lodge there. The bold new challenge from cjwERPiCKijt> New Idea challenges any other Cornpicker to pick as clean, as fast, as plug-free as the new Superpickers ... in any stand of corn. That's the challenge. Want the facts to back it up? Stop in. Right now we're trading big on Superpickers — pull type and mounted. • Big Capacity! • Non-Stop Picking! • Pick'n husk, pick'n shell, pick'n grind... switch from one to another in minutes! SUPERPICKER! On display at WEISBROD IMPLEMENT Fenton, Iowa Yop CM be SURE of fitting this alHmportwrt fertilizer applicatiON dom. K yei **t mtt *priftf« ywi can't be sure. Remember Sprint 1965? Wet weather right MR to •bating time kept many farmer* from making a pre-plant fertilizer appNcattM. This •tart crop* were deprived df "full-feed"... profits were less than what they MM! have been. Now you can't predict the weather, but yon can be sure yew crops get tad-feed by plowing fertilizer down in the fall. u the spring, time is at a premium. There's never enough of it This is why if s good farm management to put down that pro-plant fertilizer in the fall. It'll stay there 'til spring. And you've gained some more time for spring activities. Almost without exception, your soil is firmer in the fall. Wheel compaction of soil Is less ... compaction that does occur is offset through the winter action of freezing-thawing. Fall plowdown of fertilizer (especially nitrogen) sp/" J < up decay of organic matter, such as stubble. Decaying releases the plant's nutr.wflt content for use by spring crops... also improves soil tilth. Fertilizer plowed down in the fall is ready, is waiting to release all of its growing power to seed planted in the warm spring soil. FENTON Co-Op Elevator Fenton, Iowa All Family Banking Come one . . . com* «Ii . . . Dad, Mom, Brother, SUter, too, to the bank that's ready to serve all the vay. Loans for what you need, easy Chocking Account for Mom's household bills, Saving for that day when Junior will be off to college, or when Sit decides to marry the man in he» life , . , That's complete banking service . . , It's easy . . . it's convenient . . . and it's the quickest way I FIRST TRUST ^A SAVINGS BANK ARMSTRONG J

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