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nlnna KAZ~NA, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1961 NUMBER 4~ ~ |lJ Christian and Baptist To Dedicate Church October 22 the and Baptist dedicate its core- d building. ago in 1891 the church building and fifty years the old Christian was dedicat- the dedication of remodeled build- step of the union ) COngregations takes June 14, 1956 the became the United The old Baptist sold to a Men- formed a in Kalona. Christian Church was sold. With from the sale buildings a new constructed in Smith, Execu- of the Iow~ will be the the 10:30 morning At this ser- eJallrc h Moderator, will lead the the signing of, Ethics for Local This Code relationship, as the minister, the one another, other church- Brotherhoods, the Dr. Loren Secretary Society of Christ- speak at the , of ,Dedication. 'Dedicatory Cov- was used when building was 1911 Will be used Twelve gifts or honor of also be dedl- afternoon ser- and open place at 4:00. of the project $50,000 of which been paid. been done en- gifts of In the building The pro- Ject involves a new roof and gutters, a dormer on the east side, which mares possible a third floor, and new sidewalk. There are enclosed entrances at the front and from the parking area to the rear. The font entrance features a trop- Ical window of a honey-comb- ed pattern, random cell in four colors. The narthex is carpeted. Wiring and light fixtures, plumbing and heat- ing are all new. Each room has been painted and redec- orated. The first floor, which form- erly made use of only a small portion of the available area, now includes a large Fellow- ship Hall, fully equipped kit- chen, four classrooms, and a furnace room. The Chancel area of the Sanctuary on the second floor is completely new with a walnut pulpit, lectern and communion table. Also found on the second floor is a new Pastor's study, parlor with built-in areas for the church library, and women's fellowship sewing supplies. There is also a choir robing room, two toilets, a classroom, and a storage room. The third floor adds four class- rooms, one of which is equip- ped with built-in crobs. There is also storage space and a children's toilet. Many of the finished details have been done by members. Rev. William McDermet has guided the church through the remodeling program. The Trustees of the church have been in charge of much of the details. Trustees during the remodeling have been Dr. D. O. Sattler and O. L, Rogers, chairmen; other members, Gerald Teets, Ferd Skola, Lawrence Bartmann, Roy Pe- witt, George Eash, Eugene Way and Don Miller. Arthur X. Christensen of Davenport was the architect. Genreal contractor was Francis L. Smith of Mr. Pleasant. Elec- trical contractor was Wilbur J. Miller of Iowa City, Plumb- ing and heating contractor was Omar Steigleder of Ka- lona. 21 STARTS SEASON starts at October 21. at midnight, 1962 and the on- with no bag limit. Raccoon by any legal season for from midnight until midnight 1962. hunting is dogs and every throughout the the lowlands ring with the The "bell" is a lonesome to the sports- many sleep- Pursuit of their Amos Me llln- ~att, Steve and by plane for Pros- The Mel- Visit an uncle, who is seri- Allen Jr. un- Monday hospital in entered In Iowa City, Underwent mere, Tuesday FIREMEN TO EARL'S D-X SERVICE STATION Kalona Firemen responded to an alarm from Earl's D-X service station at 6:46 o'clock Tuesday evening. Workmen were using a cut- ting torch on an old car in the lot near the service sta- tion when gasoline from the tank became ignited and burned the interior of the ca~ body. There was no danger to the service station. A family dinner was held Sunday in honor of Airman 3rd class and Mrs. Freddie Lee who are leaving for Castle Air Force Base in California. Those sharing the courtesy were Mr. and Mxa Dale Duwa and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Waldsclunldt and fam- ily, Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Schneider and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Duwa and fam- ily, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Krotz Janet Duwa, Dean Duwa and Donna Relghard. Mrs. Howard Woodley is a medical patient at the Uni- versity hospital, having been admitted, Friday. Keith Marner wh~ Ls at- tending Bethel College, New- ton, Kansas is suffering from a torn ligament in his ankle and was unable to play foot- ball with his team Saturday evening against Emporia State Teachers College. Means-Knerr Wedding Saturday Mrs. Jessie Means of Eldora and Mr. Virgil Knerr of Ka- lona were united in marriage, Saturday, October 14, in the home of Mrs. Means' son, George, at Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Means, justice of the peace, united the couple in marriage at 4 o'clock, with members of the immediate family attend- ing the ceremony. A wedding dinner was served at the Iris Court in Mr. Pleasant following the ceremony. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Knerr, Mr. and Mrs. George Means and daughter, Barbara, and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bell, Carmen and Jim. Mr. and Mrs. Knerr will make .their home in Kalona. PLEASANTVIEW SALE Everyone is reminded that the benefit sale for the Plea- santview Home will be held on l~vember 21. The committee in charge of the sale stated this week that persons planning to offer items for sale should contact a member of the committee soon, as the sale bill will soon be printed about November 1 and the items should be list- ed. List items to be offered with either of the following: D. G. Yoder, Omer Yoder or Ben M. Miller. The annual sale will be held at the Kalona Saies Barn. Observe Anniversray The sixty-fifth anniversary of Naomi Chapter No. 185 Ored of Eastern Star was ob- served at the regular meeting, Tuesday evening in the Ma- sonic hall. Worthy matron, Mrs. C. R. Decker, presided at the session, and among guests was the grand warder, Mrs. Ruth Sywasslnk and her hus- band of Muscatine. Announcement was made of Grand Chapter to be held in Cedar Rapids, October24, 25 and 26, and plans were also made for draping the altar and a memorial service at the regular meeting in November. The committee named for the evening was Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Beck and Mrs. Milton Ehr- enfelt Jr. During the evenings pro- gram a history of Naomi Chapter was presented and men of the Chapter present- ed a skit of a mock chapter meeting, which was most en- joyable. Refreshments were served from a tea table decorated in autumn colors and arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Clark and Mrs. Duane H. Gingerlch. Teachers of the Mid-Prairie schools will be attending the state teachers meeting in Des Moines, Thursday and Friday and there will be no school classes from Wednesday un- til Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Stoltz- fus of Premont, Texas were Tuesday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Knepp. Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Semler, Craig and Corrine, of Story City were overnight guests Saturday of Mrs. Semler's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fry. The Misses Norma Tilden and LucMe Wesp of Des Moines visited during the weekend with the formers mother, Mrs. Grace Tilden. Mrs. Tilden, who was recently hospitaUzed and has been re- cuperating at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alma Michel, was moved to her own home Sat- urday. THE LADY WHO NEVER GROWS OLD BEFORE THE AGE OF THE It sdems almost heretical to bring it up in this Age of the Handout. But there's a colossus of a statue in this country that was built without one cent being contributed by the Fed- eral government. The Statue of Liberty, "/5 years old this Fall, was fi- nanced exclusively by the people of France and the United States In particular, schoolchildren of both coun- tries poured their pennies into the p o p u 1 a r subscriptions. Neither the French nor United States governments were ask- ed to aid in the construction of the statue and the giant pedestal which bears it. The United States owes this great symbolical statue to French friendship and the personal enthusiasm of Alsa- tian sculptor Frederic A. Bar- tholdi. In 1875, it was de- cided that the French would build the statue and trans- port it here; and the Ameri- can people would finance and build the pedestal, In France, citizens of 180 cities raised $250,000. In this country, an American corn- HANDOUT mittee raised $125,000 for the pedestal, but it wasn't enough. Then a champion of the cause appeared; Joseph Pulitzer, owner of the New York World, popularized a campaign for funds. School children were ap- pealed to,--and they contri- buted their bit. Benefit the- atrical performance, sporting events, entertainments and balls were sponsored. The campaign raised $100,000 from 120,000 individuals. On Saturday, October 28, 1886, the torch held high in the right hand of the Statue of Liberty was lighted. In his dedicatory address, Presi- dent Grover Cleveland said: "We will not forget that Liberty h~s here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected." We promise we won't for- get where Liberty Is. We will not forget, either, that pat- riotism has to be bigger than government; and as freedom- loving men and women, we must keep a close watch on government--lest it buy away our liberty with our own money! Miller Wins Door Prize During the past week the Farmers Savings Bank ob- served the first anniversary of the occupancy of the new building. Refreshments were served daily in the lobby with registration for a door prize which was to be awarded Sat- urday, October 14. Eddie J. Miller was the re- cipient of the 45-piece dinner ware set awarded as a climax to the week long observance of the first anniversary. Mr. andMrs. Charles Eglin and Richard of Lombarti visit- ed in the home of Mrs. Ther- esa Eglin over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Olin Snalr of Burlington, and their twin daughters, Sara and Sandra, freshman students at the .State University of Iowa, were weekend guests of Mr. Snair's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Beck. Kathy Pleper is attending Iowa Commercial College at Iowa City. WEEKS TEMPERATURES 7 N October 13 .......... 52 60 October 14 .......... 38 54 October 1.5 .......... 40 70 October 16 .......... 48 76 October 17 .......... 54 76 October 18 .......... 48 58 October 19 .......... 38 46 Youth Bitten By Bat Carl Bender, a Junior high student from Wellman, was bitten by a bat dqring lunch hour, Monday, As the Junior high students were having their lunch recess a~ntunber of them were outside, and the bat was apparently hidden in leaves, and as it was annoyed, retaliated by biting the Bend- er youth. An instructor, who was nearby, killed' the bat and it was sent to the State University of Iowa for tests of rabies. The first test was neg- ative, but the second in the series was positive, so it will necessitate Bender taking the series of rabies shots. Mrs. W. R. White and daughter, Edith, r e t u r n e d Wednesday evening f r o m Chappel, Nebraska after visit- ing the past week in the home of their son and brother Walter White. While there, Mrs. White also seen her first great grandchild, the 9 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry White of Riverside, Cal- ifornia. David J. Dayton is now serving in the U. S. Air Force. His address is: A3 David J. Dayton; AFSN 1780 8101; Flight 1451, Box 1526; Dack- land (AIEB), Texas. Byron Batterson has gone to Tulsa, Oklahoma, ~ he is vislt~ng his brother, Robert Batterson. ! [Two Tickets Filed. For Town Election Nomination papers for two sets of candidates are on file with Kalona Town Clerk, H. V. Beck, for the coming elec- tion on November 7. The office of Mayor, five councilmen, and treasurer is to be filled. Nominated to succeed them- selves are: O. C. Steigleder for mayor, For councilmen: Joe Allen, Tom Russell, Ger- ald Teets, Reese Trusler and John Yoder. V. D. Hochstetler for treasurer. The second ticket filed in- cludes Charles Jirsa for may- or. For councilmen: J. D. Boyd, Ora Keiser, Ernest Ropp, Dr. D. G: Sattler and Lloyd Strickler. No .candidate for treasurer. Laurence R. Luedtke Drowns October 6 Laurence R. Luedtke, 27, resident of Minang, near Chi- cago died in Washburn Coun- ty, October 6, 1961 following a drowning accident which happened on Hatnville lake in Chicago. Luedtke was born July 9, 1934 at Drumand, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Luedtke. He attended elementary school and was graduated from the Drumand high school class of 1953. He enter- ed the armed forces on Feb- ruary 1, 1953 having enlisted for 6 years and served two years in Japan. On December 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to Rosalie Bender. They resided for a time in Iowa and moved to Hayward and C~bel. During the past year they made their home at Mlnang where he was caretaker for the Lake and W o o d s Sportsman private club on Hainville lake. Survivors include his wid- ow, Rosalie 22, one son, Dean Ronald 3, one daughter, Jaca- lyre Marie, 10 months, his parents and twin brother. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery at Hay- ward. GOOSE-DUCK SEASON Goose Season: October 7- December 5, 1961, both dates inclusive. Shooting allowed from sunrise to sunset, Cen- tral Standard Time. Bag and possession l~mlt 5. Not more than two of the limit may be Canada geese or subspecies, or white-fronted geese. Duck Season: October 21- November 19, both dates In- clusive. Entire state open. Shooting is allowed each day from sunrise to sunset except opening day when the shoot- ing hours will be from 12:00 noon to sunset, Central Standard Time. The daily bag limit Is 2 and the posssession limit is 4 ducks, J Mrs. Irvin Grout under- went surgery at the Mercy hospital on Saturday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Oran Miller are the parents of a son weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, born at the Washington hos- pital October 1V. I| Is your Father'8 good plc~ure to give YOU the king- (Luke 12:82). God use,, us, His children, to do Hi8 a~od werlm. Let um ba good receivers and open era. mind and heart to God sad His a~m& Let tm be geod .~ for receivlneN well al good channel8 of blessing. Additional $42 6 For Street Work The allocation of the road use tax fund in 1960 meant $5,310.24 to Kalona. In 1969" it is estimated Kalona W21~ receive from the state $9~596 which means an increase :of $4,285.76, Effective January 1, 196fl, cities and towns In Iowa ~i have an additional $5,300,~ for their roads and streets, it is estimated by the IoWa Good Roads Association. Tiffs represents an increase of over 55% in road use taxes to cit- ies and towns over the previ- ous allocation. The lncres~e results from the allocation of 13% of road use taxes by the last session of the legislature: The town council made good use of the funds received this year having widened ~nd curbed six blocks of streets in the~ business district. Plans to continue curbing of streets in Kalona next year, accord- ing to plans which must be submitted to the Iowa High- way Commission each year for the coming years work. The road use tax fund is made up of money from the state gasoline tax, motor ve- hicle registration fees, the use tax on vehicles and 10% of the sales tax which covers sales of motor vehicle acces- sories. The road use tax fund is allocated to three ~overnm4tmtal jur4,sdictlons. The sta~ highway sys~m, the county road system, and cities ~ tatar. Centennial Observance A Centennial observance of the beginnings of rellglous work in the Sharon communi- ty will be held Sunday, Octob- er 22, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sharon Evangelical United Brethren Church. Dr. San- ford C. Yoder of Goshen, In- diana, former resident, will be the guest speaker ~t the 10:30 a~. Worship Service, and the 2:00 centennial ob- servance. Following a basket dinner at noon, a service ~~g at 2:00 p.m. will beJield, Thls service will consist of sing- ing of old hymns, with the Men's Chorus of the Fahwiew Mennonite Church to help us; a panel of elderly folk of the community to highlight ~e life of 100 years ago; a brief history of the community and a summary and e~~ presented by Dr. Yoder. ~ar Yoder will serve as mode~tor of the panel. Mr. J. T. W~n- born has served as chairman of the centennial committee. An exhibit of old plt0tos, Bibles, hymnals, and other books will be displayed, Light refreshments will be served following the after- noon observance. All are wel- come to the day's activities. PETIT JURORS SELECTED The following from this part of the county have been selected to serve on the ~tlt jury for the November term of District court. A total o~ 75 names were posted this week. Area prospective Jurors in- clude: Erlls Brennema~ Vic- tor Mallchky Jr, Glen Msth- es, C. J. MeKenzle, Claude Preston, Dwane Shalla, ~01 Strlckler, Floyd Walker. Chris Helmuth underwent surgery at the Washington hospital Tuesday morning of this week. Mrs. Kathryn Oskolkoff re- turned to her home in after taking care of daughter and Mrs.