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January 11, 1962

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Ehre~'iI panied ~ aether,i ent toi :embe~ ~ ests ofi '~1962 S M I" W T F S 123456 78910111213 14 1S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 - - " o ~ - o ~ 6 alnna 'FEBRUARY 1962 S M T W 1" F S .... 1 23 4 S 6 7 8 9 i0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 " " e . Wood- ii nained! e untili eft fori ltforn- i )ecem'I of thei ;re Mr,i ~r and~ a, Mr.l ~r andi .~r, Mr, i er andi '.. ElamI Ir.: ~1.00! VOLUME 71 Qua&Cities Colder Than Hell.. Hell, Mich. That Is (The following weather story appeared in the Da- venport Mornil~g Demo- crat on Tuesday, Janu- ary 9.) The Quad-Olties were cold- er that Hell Monday. Ah-ah- ah, before you accuse us of blasphemy let us hasten to explain. We mean Hell, Mich. You never heard of Hell-- Michigan, that is? Well, it's a happy little hamlet near Howell, Mich., if that's of any help to you. In line with our unswerving poUcy of going all out to get you the most com- plete weather information we placed a long distance call to Hell Monday night. The local operator figured we were up to some deviltry. She called back, coldly imper- sonal, and in icy tones de- manded, "Sir, I fie not find Hell listed. Are you sure you don't want 'Hale'?" "Hale, no," we explained. "'It's just plain Hell we're looking for. It's right near Howell." "I see," she said frigidly. "I'll see if we have an opera- tor in, or, Hell." A few minutes later the operator was back on the line. "Go ahead." she said. A deep masculine voice boomed, "Hallo. This is How- ell." "But we wanted Hell," we P~testefl. "Well, this is the sheriff's office in Howell We're tak- ing calls for:Hell. What~is It?" "Er, er,- how's: the weather! .... in Hell?" There wasn't a moment's hesitation. "It's 22 degress. The roads are covered with ice and we have six or seven inches of snow on the ground." "Thank you, sir. By the way, could you tell us how Hell got its name?" : rJ ;' Ui: P.T.A. Meeting Next Thursday Evening, Jan. 18 The JanUary meeting el th~ [elementary school Parent- i Teacher Association will be ~.held in the Jhnior High gym- nasium at 7:30 o clock, Thurs- day evening, January 18. The program of the evening will be on home and school prob- lems and the topics to be dis- cussed will be: What parents should know when a child en- ters kindergarten; As your child learns to read; and Your child's health. The program will also in- clude instrumental solos un- der the direction of Thomas Eddy. A social hour will follow the program and the committee will be Mrs. Rex Allensworth, chairman; Mrs. Eugene Hart- zler, Mrs. A1 Neuenchwan- der, Mrs. Curtis Flggins, Mrs. Ward Ehrenfelt and Mrs. Mil- ton Ehrenfelt Jr. All parents and teachers are urged to be present for the January meeting. NEW OLIVER STORE The Oliver franchise will be housed in the building on highway 22, formerly occu- pied by the Swartzendruber Implement Co. Andy Sla- baugh is the owner of the new establlshment. Andy is fa- miliar with the machinery line, having worked at the Washington County F a r m Store for the past 8 years, and devoting most of his time on the Oliver line. James Bender will be the man and bookkeeper for the new firm which will plement Co. In selling the dealership to their former employee, the Washington County F a r m Store retained the Case and New Holland' line of farm equipment. There was a long pause. See their "How in the devil would I ads this week. know?" he snapped and hung up. So is was 22 in Hell. The mercury dropped lower than that in the Qua{i-Cities, Like we said~it was colder than Hell. Observe 60th Wedding announcement NEW BARBER SHOP Nell Bender, former Kalona resident, noW living at Day- tonville opened a barber shop in Kalona last week in the Hochstetler building east of the Kalona fire station. He formerly operated a shop in Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kral ob- Riverside. served their 60th wedding an- nlversary on Monday, Janu- ary 8 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartlett near Lake. MacBrlde. Jeff B Kral and Agnes M. Stransky" were married at Shueyvlile, Iowa on January u, 1902. They farmed west of Solon until retirement in 192~ When they moved to Solon. Mr. and Mrs. Kral are the Parents of three children, Louis Kral, residing on the home farm; Mrs. Fred Bart- lett of near Lake MacBride and Mrs. C. C. Shimon of Ka- lena. They have 0 grand- children and 12 great-grand- chll~en. Mr. Kral is 84 years old and Mrs. I~al is 79. They enjoy fairly good health and are presently making their home With Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett. ACCording to Simon Slefken, it has been mighty cold around Reinbeck and the north part of the state. He sald it was so cold that it took two cottontail rabbits to push a Jack rabbit in order to get hl~ gOing .... Mr. and Mrs. Dan Boone, W.h0 formerly lived at Grace I~l'll, have moved to Kalona Ri~CCupy the property own- e~ by Marie Jackson and re- cently vacated by the Ray Reschly family, Joe Lashek was admitted to the Mercy hospital on Mon- day of this week. Mr. and Mrs. Reese Trusler left Monday to enjoy a winter vacatioR in the southwestern states. J. D. Boyd reported to Washington, Tuesday morn- ing, having been named on the Grand Jury. Mrs. Belle Davis was taken to Mercy hospital in IoWa City Tuesday evening after having fractured a hip. Mrs. Davis underwent surgery at the hos- pital Wednesday morning for repair of the fracture. Mr. and Mrs. Jake J. Miller left Tuesday for Mission, Tex- as where they will spend the balance of the wlnterlmonths. o~. Passing through the valley of weeping they make it a place of springs. --(Psalm 84:6). Begin this year anew with God. Discard old thoughta Change old habits. Release old limitations- Re.order your life. Give thanks to God for this opportunit~ to begin g.laOW. KALONA, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1962 SATURDAY IN SUBURBIA- KALONA MOTOR SOLD I LIBRARY TO w Ray Beachy and son, Ern- est, purchased the Kalona Motor Co. parts and tools this week. They will take posses- sion on Monday, January 15. See their announcement ad in i this issue of the News. IT'S COLD OUTSIDE Temperatures during Tues- day, Wednesday and Thurs- day morning were 10 below zero, A sudden warm spell pushed the thermometer up to a plus 4 at noon on Thurs- day, January 11. Above zero readings are forecast for the balance of the week. Temperatures for the week are as follows: 7 N January 5 .......... 28 27 January 6 .......... 20 22 January 7 .......... 4 24 January 8 .......... 3 9 January 9 .......... -13 -6 January 10 ......... -12 -5 January 11 ......... -10 4 SADDLE CLUB MEETING Persons interested in a sad- Idle club are invited to attend i a meeting to be held on Mon- day evening, January 15 at the town hall in the former library room. OPEN SATURDAY The Kalona public library will reopen Saturday after- noon, January 13 in the new location, formerly occupied by the Post Office according to librarian Mrs. Claude Pres- t ton. All books that were taken frdin the'iibrary before clos- ing are now due and should be returned soon as possible. Open hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m, Saturday. A letter from Mrs. Anna Gingerich, who is spending the winter with her son Mel- vin and family in Tucson, Ari- zona, stated they enjoyed din- ner with nephews at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Ging- erich and sons at Redondo Beach, California on Decem- ber 31. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton P. Glngertch and family, San Diego, Cali- fornia; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gingerlch and Kathy and Mrs. Lydia A. Gtngerich of Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Gingerich and son Paul, Tucson, Arizona; Mrs. Anna Gingertch, Kalona; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Gingerich, M~. and Mrs. Wayne E. Ginger- lch, Janice and Elaine, Mrs. Corn Raymond and Judy, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stutzman and two grandchildren, Mr. and FLOOD SAND LOT The sand lot on the south of the Junior high school building was flooded again this week for ice skating. The area ls enjoyed by numerous children who received new Ice skates for Chirstmas. Sometime during the night Tuesday inconsiderate auto drivers were on the Ice with their cars. Fellows, if you do not care to skate, that is your business, however driving a car on the ring is not good sportmanship. In fact if y0a fare old enough to drive sho~ that you also have the brains to go with the privilege. Transportation Aid Warrants The Washington County Superintendent's Office has m a i 1 e d warrants totaling $30,674.00 for transportation aid to schools in Washington County. NUMBER 8 Annual KidtSpecial Discount B.B Tourney !0n Electric Fans Last Of February There will be a meeting re- garding the organization of the annual Kid Tournament IAt Snair Hardware Snair Hardware had an electric fan on display in their window this week at a special Former Resident Dies Or an Bell~er resident and business man in Kalona, died Tuesday at Mesa, Ari- zona following surgery. Mr. Bell was in his 70 s and form-i erly operated a garage here. i Ke was also associated with Boehme and Louck in a ga- rage. Funeral services are pend- ing. Mr. and Mrs. Don Stefken of Kalona are the parents of a daughter, born Tuesday, January 9, at Mercy hospital in Iowa City. The baby weigh- ed 8 pamuts, 6 ounces and has been named Sheri Lynn. Albert Rinehart underwent surgery at Mercy hospital in Iowa City on Wednesday of this week. John Benell is still confined to iiY~ home following his ac- cident last month. John is' able to be about the house on crutches. ion Monday, January 22, 1962, discount price. We have not ~at the Mid-Prairie Junior. leaned how many were sold 'High building, 7:30 p.m., in at the special price but yen- ! the study hall, at Kalona. I ture no one took advantage i This tournament is open tolof the discount with the ~youngsters in the surround- temperatures 10 to 13 degrees Tuesday ing rural school districts and]below zero on and the 5th and 6th grade young-~ Wednesday. sters in Kalona, Wellman and Their ad in this week's West Chester. Teams that are interested in participating in this event should be rep- resented by their sponsor or coach at this meeting. The basketball tournament, will be held on February 17th with final rounds on Febru- 800 REGISTER AT ary 24. ~SALE LAST SATURDAY SOCIAL SECURITY RATES INCREASED For employed people the 1962 rate is 3//8 percent for employee and employer, a to- tal increase of one-fourth of 1 percent. For self-employed people, the new rate is 4.7 per- cent, an increase of three- sixteenth of 1 percent. The maximum taxable earnings remain $4,800 during the tax i year in earnings, net income from self-employment, or a combination of both. In dollars and cents the in- crease means that an employ-i ed person earning $4,800 or more during 1962 Will pay $150 in social security tax In- stead of the $144 he paid on these earnings in 1961. With 52 weekly checks totalling $4,800, about 12 cents more will be withheld from each check. His employer's tax will also be about 12 cents more a week. A self-employed person net- ting as much as $4,800 will pay $225.50 instead Of $216 for the year. Spread over 12 months, this is about 79 cents more a month, or by the quarter, $2.83 more. ot In line with Its pOlicy setting a schedule of social security tax rates su~.flcient to meet the cost of all present and future insurance bene- fits, the Congress provlded for the increase tO finance ! four significant p r o g r a m changes effective With the 1961 amendments signed by The warrants are in the President Kennedy !ate last following amounts: i June. These changes-- Alnsworth ........ $ 3,130.32 Brighton ......... 2,848.71 Crawfordsville .... 2,781.03 Mid-Prairie ...... 10,589.19 Washington ...... 8,652.15 Ruble ............ 28.$2 Clay Twp ......... 32.31 Highland Twp ...... 28.82 Enterprise - Dutch Creek Twp ..... 36.02 1. Enable men to apply for reduced old-age insurance benefits at 62. 2. Increase by about 10 per- cent monthly benefits due 62-year-old or older widows getting benefits on the ac- counts of their husbands, de- pendent widowers and de- pendent parents. Mrs. Claude Brooks, all of Maple Grove - Eng. Long Beach, California. River Twp .. 75.65 [Snake Hollow "- "Eng. River Twp 24 81 JOHN R. SIIEBEK, [ ....... RIVERSIDE, DIES h I T ere were 806 school dis- [tricks in Iowa eligible for : John R. Shebek, 54~ retired transportation' aid. The to- Riverside postmaster, died tal of the claims was 3. Raised the minimum old- age benefit payable to a 65- year-old or older retired worker or to a sole survivor of a deceased worker from $33 to $40 a month, with corres- ponding increases for depend- ent and other survivors of workers due less than $40 a month in unreduced benefits under old law. 4. Reduced the amount of work needed to qualify for benefits, allowing many work- ers, dependents and survivors who were not eligible under~ previous work r~uirement provisions to get benefits. County Firemens Association To Meet Kalona will be l~ost to the Washington County Flremens 6,384,534.84 for the 1960-61 school year. The appropria- tion was $4,000,000 and the pro rata percentage of pay- ments 62.6513927. Mrs. era Kelser was admit- ted to the Mercy hospital on Wednesday as a medical pa- ttent. all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Schnoebelen and Miss Zelda Shebek, and two broth- ers, Bert and Walter Shebek all of Riverside. Assoclatlon on Monday even- Funeral services will be aV Ing, january 15. Election el 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's officers will be held during Wednesday at th'e family tome. He had been ill for a mmber of months with a neart condition. i Mr. Shebek retired as post- i master here in April, 1959, af- ter having been postmaster since May 10, 1944. He began as a postal clerk in February, 1931, and was appointed act- ing postmaster in June, 1943. He was born October 23, 1907, near Riverside, the son of John A. and Elizabeth Schnoebelen Shebek. He mar- mied Dorothy Thomann June 19, 1944, in St. Mary's church here. He was a graduate of St. Mary's high school and was a member of the church. church with burial in St. vin- cent's cemetery. --Pr~ Citizen Surviving include the wid- ow; a son, John J., and two daughters, Beth and Janice,: News suggests comfortable night rest and come to think of it a new mattress and hi- bernation for the rest of the winter might not be such a bad idea. Registration at the last an- i nual January clearance sale at the E. J. Hesselchwerdt store last Saturday wan slightly over 800. During the day Chub Baln and his buddie of the Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. used 87~ pounds of flour to make pancakes for the crowd. 15 gallon of maple flavored syrup was also used, Door prize winners for the day were Dennis Shetler, Mrs. Joseph E. Hershberger, Ell S. Yoder, Sam Neyedley, P. M. Swartz~ber. Mrs. Glen Fisher .... The sale will continue un- til Saturday, January 20. DEPOSITS OF NEARLY THREE MILLION In a condensed statement published this week by the i Farmers Savings bank total deposit~ are shown as $2,827~75.43 which Is a con- siderable Increase over the statement of last June. Firemen Called Tuesday Kalona firemen w e r e called Tuesday evening about 5 o'clock to the Nettle ~chrock home on west D Ave- nue where a chimney was thought to be burning out. The temperature wa~ 8 be- low zero at the time of the call, Firemen found that the stove pipe was burning ou~ and removed the pipes be- fore fire started in the chim- ney, 3,196 KEY STRIPS RECEIVED BY AUXILIARY The Kalona American Le- gion Auxiliary received word that they had a total of 3,19~ coffee strips turned in toward their credit In the Christmas toy campaign. On Tuesday afternoon the ladies of the Auxiliary met at the Alva Nlffenegger home and following their meeting completed a quilt which was sent to Olenwood. Israel Schtll~ was'.taken to an Iowa City hospital Wednes- day evening as a medical pa- tient. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Siefken. of Relnbeck a.wlv~l ~ K~lona today to spend the next week with their son an ~ughter. in-law, Mr, Mrs; Stefken. they Will help new granddaughter. Mary Kupka is a medical patient at the Mercy hospital, being admitted on Wednes- day. Pete Boone is confined to his home most of the time since undergoing surgery last the bus~ness meeting and a month. He is able to go to film on the Chicago school the barber shop each day but fire will be shown, is not able to work.