The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 18, 1965 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 18, 1965
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS MUST LIVE a lifp of utter frustration. They keep poing hack to the old drawing board to design a tool they think is foolproof. It is, too, until it meets up with the average housewife, who never, never, uses a tool for the job for which it was intended I - o - TAKE ONE LITTLE GADGET CALLED, I think, the Phillips screw-driver. This is an instalment with A kind of star-flanged doobitty on the end and it is supposedly usable with an identically grooved Phillips screw. You can't screw Phillips screws with an ordinary' screw-driver and you can't drive an ordinary screw with the Phillips driver. What they totally overlooked, of course, is that anything with a handle Is good for prying. You can pry open a peach crate, for example, and it works very well. The only thing is that you are not likely to be able to use it thereafter as a screw driver. This drives husbands to the brink of madness. - o - ONE THING A GIRL OUGHT TO BE thoughtful about when picking a husband is to see that she gets one who is handy about the house. I never heard of any young tiling who actually considered such things when she was falling in love, but I still say she would save herself a lot of trouble in the next 50 years if she refused to say "I Do", until she was sure he could put up extra shelves in the closets and plane off doors when they start sticking. But strangely enough most women put more stock in whether their prospective husband is a smooth dancer or whether or not bells ring when he kisses her. - o - I CONFESS THAT I PICKED MY own husband by the traditional, slovenly and heretofore mentioned method. But through plain, dumb luck, I also got a guy who is very handy around the house. That is, he is handy when I can keep him around the house long enough to fix things. Lots of times he says he'll do it later after he goes fishing. - o - I AM NOT DISCOUNTING THE advantages of having a husband who can paint walls, landscape yards, design and build furniture and all that stuff. I Just want to say, that even then a gal doesn't have it completely made. Because, If he is really a good workman, he is apt to have expensive tools to match. And he guards those tools and is Just about as Jealous to keep them In pristine condition as he is of his wife's virtue I - o - ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS COME up when a housewife is alone. She needs to drive a tack, and of course, a pair of pliers has a nice flat edge for that. A hammer is just dandy for propping open a bin lid. A chisel makes a dandy weight to hold down the top paper on a stack of newspapers. A saw Is fine for cutting a picnic ham In half. And you can't beat a hacksaw blade for cutting linoleum. - o - THE DIFFICULTY IS, THAT although your handy husband has all those gadgets, through previous, and what he considers sad, experience he doesn't want to let you at them. Some husbands put their tools on their truck and take them to work; some hide them; and some lock them in their tool chests. My husband does all three of those things. - o - THIS LEAVES ME, AND 1 suspect countless other homemakers, to resort to what I call our own Indispensable tool kit. First item on this Is a razor blade. You can do all sorts of things with a razor blade - I don't have to tell you gals about that. Most times the only razor blade available Is the one the husband Is currently shaving with, but don't let that stop you. After you get done scraping what you have to scrape, put it back In the razor and he'll never know the difference. (All of us who have ever tried it, know what a wry Joke I Just made I) - o A DIME SHOULD BE INCLUDED In every housewife's handy tool kit. You can use it for unscrewing screws, prying open cans, and making up the difference in what you have to pay the paper boy. A heavy-heeled shoe is practically indispensable when you have to drive a nail to hang a picture and a folded wad of newspaper makes a dandy door stop. - o - THERK IS PRACTICALLY NO END to what a gal can do with paper clips, toothpicks and bobby pins. You can use them for cleaning the grease from the seams in the kitchen stove or around the sinks, the grooves on switch knobs and the holes in salt shakers. Toothpicks are fine for keeping a garlic bud where you can find it in a stew. Bobby pins are handy for fixing the gizzmo on the toilet flush and if you unbend a coat hanger, you can fish out things you don't want to go down the drain. - o - ALTHOUGH NO ONE HAS USED ICE picks as such since \Vestinghouse and Frigidaire took the drip out of food preservation and the sex out of obtaining ice cubes, women still find ice picks a wonderful asset in home tool kits. They are ideal for fixing toasters, separating congealed slices of meat, punching holes in cans and hold the screen door shut. - o - HELOISE AND THE OTHER HOUSEHOLD hint gals have made fortunes out of what we gals find around the house to use when we don't have access to our husband's tool kits. Let them keep their precious folding rulers, planes and pliers. As long as we gals have our ingenuity, who needs them ? - o - DURING THE WEEK OF NOV. 14 through 20, people we'd like to wish happy birthday include Bob McCullough, Dixie Keith, Lynn Thuente, Steve Ostrum, Helen Ferris, Mary Lou Ruhnke, Carol Nagel, John Schutter, Jr., Cynthia Wellendorf, Jim Miller, Steve Bloom, Kris Meyer, Rexann Voyles, Art Ashton, Mike Moulton, Richard Diamond, Henrietta Boekelman, Marjorle Pickford, Richard Deal, Marion Ferris, Bill Bourne, Shari Sheakley, Lorain Smith, Bobby Balluff, Lewis Ferguson, Sherri Gilmore, Chuck Schafer, Dirk Schafer, and Patricia Bilsborough. Wedding anniversaries include Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Langfltt, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Colwell, Mr. and Mrs. Webster Orton and Mr. and Mrs. David Merryman. - o - THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS FOR Strawberry Cake. 1 box white cake mix 1 pkg. strawberry Jell-o 1 cup salad oil 4 whole eggs 1 cup frozen strawberries, drained or Z packages to make 1 cup of drained berries Put mix in mixer bowl. Add dry Jell-o. Add salad oil, the eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed. Add berries. Turn into 3, 9-inch layer pans which have been greased and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes. Frost with: 1 box powdered sugar 3/4 stick margarine or butter 1/2 cup strawberry Juice GRACE Former Eagle Twp. Girl Is Shower Honoree SWEA-EAGLE - Judy Pavlk, Fairmont, was honored at a miscellaneous shower Nov. 2 at the Clinton Mart home. Guests played bingo for a social hour. Hostesses were Mrs. Mart and Mmes. Leo Guerdet, Harold Carr, Jack Reece, Clarence Weis, Francis Sullivanj Ed Fitzgerald and Elvin Godfredson. Miss Pavlk will be married to Thomas Sullivan of Granada Nov. 20 at Fairmont. Miss Pavik and her family, the Al Pavlks, are former residents of Eagle township. - o - The Walter Petersons were What's new in tiger country? What did you have In mind? Sunday callers at the Francis Torine home. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carr were Friday evening callers at the home of their daughter and family, the Orville Budachs. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carr, Mr. and Mrs. George Carr, Estherville, and Mrs. John Krebsbach were Sunday dinner guests at the T. J. Palmer home at Algona. Last Sunday at the Ole Johanson home for Ms birthday were the Everett Johansons and family, the Jerry Wegners, Mrs. Vern R. Johnson, Becky and Debby, Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kosloske and Mr. Henry Schnitz- meier, all of Fairmont. Weekend guests at the Glenn Clark home were daughters, Maxlne of LeMars, Betty of Grundy Center, Marlene Belthius, also of Grundy Center, and Marlene's sister, the Mike Chilsons of Minneapolis. Sunday, additional guests were the Bill Clarks, William Bargers, Miss Belthius' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Belthius, and her grandmother, Mrs. Ann Belthius, all of Waterloo. This reunion is an annual affair. The Darrel Bishops were Sunday dinner guests at the home of her parents, the S. Hammers, Gilmore City. Mr. and Mrs. William Gies, Sr. were Friday evening guests at the home of their son and family, the William Gies, Jr. at Truman, Minn, for the 1st birthday of their grandson, Todd. Other guests were grandparents, the Willis Coles, Sr., East Chain, and aunt and uncle, the Norman Cegelskes and daughter, Janet, Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helvig and Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, all of Iowa Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schmidt, Lone Rock, were Sunday dinner guests of the Francis Sullivans. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wheeler, (Mary Papenfuhs) are now residents of Armstrong. Mrs. NelsGodfredson and Mrs. Mervin Johnson attended a shower for Mrs. David Hanklns and baby Dawn Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Hankln's sister, Mrs. Roger Fox, Algona. The children of the Mervin Johnsons were overnight guests Saturday at the home of grandparents, the Cecil Godfredsons, Humboldt. Mr. and Mrs. Truman Johnson were Sunday guests at the Lester Johnson home at Algona. Tuesday evening at the Tom Preston home were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Barber and Mr. and Mrs, Adolph Quastad, Armstrong. The Barbers are selling their home in Armstrong and plan to spend the summers in Brainerd, Minn, and winters in California. The Duane Jensens were Sunday callers at the Tom Preston home. Stacy Albers was an overnight guest of her friend, Lorinda Preston. The Ralph Walkers and Dorl and Mrs. Reta Alderdyce and Sheri were weekend guests of Janet Walker at Marion. Janet is a teacher there. The Eugene Rlppentrops of Truman, Minn, were Sunday evening guests at the Everett Rlppentrop home. Mr. and Mrs. Marlyn Paul and family visited at the home of Mrs. Albert Paul at Iowa Falls Sunday. Mrs. Paul had moved her household effects to that city Saturday and Sandy stayed overnight with her grandmother. Friends gathered Monday for a coffee party at the home of Mrs. Albert Paul for a farewell before her move to Iowa Falls. Guests included Mmes. Darrel Newlin, Wlschmeyer, Mae Lester, Glen Mino, Melvin Meyer, Charles Hantelman, Lawrence Hantelman, Dennis Mettag, Louis Gaedtke and Ed Berggren. g° TNT HUNGUP THIS WINTER Don't wait until it's too late to make some really low-cost storm windows. Do it NOW with Warp's EASY-ON Storm Window Kits. Each kit contains a sheet of clear plastic 36"x72". 18 ft. of fiber molding and 35 nails. Ready to tack up ... a complete storm window. EASY- ON ... America's most popular window kit ... is only 390 at vour local dealer. This is our luxury tiger. This Is our economy tiger. There are 38 more tigers in between-all Wide-Tracks, all Pontiacs/'66. Do you want a no-apologies luxury car? A 360-hp sports car with a back seat? A long- wheelbase tamily car that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? A sleek town car? An economy car with a 6 you'll swear is an 8 until you count cylinders? Come to tiger country. You name it, we've got it. As usual. EVERYTHING'S NEW IN TIGER COUNTRY. YOUR PONTIAC Special safety note: All 1966 Pontiacs include iront and rear seat belts, dual- speed windshield wipers, windshield washers, outside rear view mirror, padded dash and sun visors, and backup lights for better visibility when backing up at night. Be sure to use them. DEALERS-A GOOD PLACE TO BUY UStD CARS. TOO SCHULTZ BROS. South Phillips • Algona, Iowa QMfier wfible da/a v/itKan Don't keep the folks waiting for your Thanksgiving greetings— make your call early in the day and the happiness it brings will last all day long! Remember, Long Distance is the next best thing to being there. .^•^ Northwestern Bell NfiW Selling; 29 Are Licensed .2! 6-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molne* Thursday, Nov. 1«, rr ' • • Mercury - O. P. Hertzke, Lakota. Local Girl* In Show Tweny-nine new vehicles were registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt during a recent week. Owners are: Chevrolet - M. P. Heun, Algona, pickup; L. E. Wilhelmi, Bancroft, pickup; Palmer Cassem, Swea City; M. S. Arend, Algona; Mrs. Florence Manthei, Swea City; John W. Schulz, Algona; W. R. Garman, Algona; John Jr. or E. H. Verbrugge, Swea City. Ford - Edward Meyer, Fenton; V. E. or Rosa Anderson, Ledyard; R. H. Tietz, Burt, pickup; Maurice or Elizabeth Kollasch, Swea City; John Kohlhaas, Algona; Universal Mfg. Co., Algona. Honda - James D. Sires, Algona. Christy - Whittemore Feeds. IHC - Algona Imp. Co. Plymouth - R. W. Lavrenz, Burt; ThelmaorDurwoodBurtis, LuVerne; C. M. Kollasch, Whittemore. OLDS - H. H. Meyer, Whittemore ; B. L. Banwart, West Bend; Nellie or John Becker, LuVerne. Buick - A. F. Schultz, Algona; 0. V. Boehm, Lakota; Loreta or Francis Lichliter, Bancroft. Cadillac - Fredolf or Lurena Soderberg, Burt. Rambler - Anton or Margaret Weydert, Bode. _ Misses Margaret Bierstedt and Shirley Ohnemus will model in the Hamilton College fall fashion show, "Career Fashions," Fri- day evening, Nov. 19, 8:00, at the Hotel Hanford at Mason City. Fashions featured will include those suitable for the businesswoman around the clock. Margaret and Shirley are completing the first quarter of Hamilton College's Poise, Charm, and Personality class, required of all women graduates. fop BETTE "sssr Can At Your Favorite Food Store or Super Market Anderton-Ericluon Dairy Co. STRONG Make Communities But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man." — Luke 21:36 How often in life we are tempted. We see some little, not-so-wrong thing we can do to win the race or the game, to get the job, or to make an extra dollar or two on a business deal. It looks so easy, most-times, and if conscience turns us aside from this little thing, we chide ourselves for being weak and fearful. Yet, courage lies in faith, in doing the right thing, even if it is costly ... in fact, even if it is unpopular. It takes courage to stand in the middle of desire and want and listen to the voice of truth and conscience. ••ad your BIBLE daily and OO TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES; HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutzell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algonq, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 — Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tool* FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguspn GMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS, ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care, of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169

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