The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 13, 1966 · Page 2
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2-Al0erm (Iti.) Upp»f Off MeinM thursdoy, Janoory 13, 1966 RECENTLY, OUR DAUGHTER, JEAN'S high school English class was assigned to write a character sketch. Usually, I worry along with Jean about what to write for an assignment - a habit 1 picked up from trying to find a column subject each week. But this time when I suggested the character she write about be Gidgit, our dog, Jean acted very smug. "I already have it written," she said. But she would let me read only the first sentence. It was, "My Mother is a nut!" NOW THIS IS AS GOOD a way I'll never find out just how much had a mother like that, I'd get mine by she's a nut to torture me as any I know, to feel insulted since the instructor doesn't return themes. However, Jean got a good grade on it and when it was read in class somebody said, "I wish I like that 1" (Or maybe it was, " - if I had a mother - "). But revenge can be sweet and I'm about to writing a column on Jean and hereby state that also, just like her mother. Besides, it's Jean's 17th birthday. - o - MANY TIMES IN THE YEARS since Jean was born she has chided me for arranging matters so that her birthday comes so near the holidays. Not only is she usually gypped out of gifts she might otherwise get, we don't usually celebrate it much, unless it's a week or so later as it will be this year. I tell her it isn't my fault and that I certainly didn't plan it that way. - We hadn't expected her until the middle of March. When she showed up, Jan. 3, weighing in at 3 Ibs., 13 oz., she caused quite a bit of consternation. - o - JEANIE WAS WHISKED INTO an incubator shortly after her first squall (a lusty and angry one that sounded like music to my ears) and I didn't see her until there was more hope that she would survive. Nowadays when Jean mourns the gaining of a couple of pounds and goes on a diet (which she needs like a hole in the head), I think about the days when each ounce she added was a major triumph. Her weight fell alarmingly and for a while it wasn't advisable that she even be put on the scales. When I left the hospital, the reading was again up to 3 Ibs., 1 oz. Every morning I'd phone the hospital and record her weight in a diary I have. There are five days when it reads 3 Ibs., 4 ozs., no more, no less, and reading it still fills me with terror. - o - WE PROUDLY BORE OUR PRECIOUS bundle home when she was three weeks old and her weight a whopping four pounds. Her brother and sister, then 5 and 2, didn't get to see her up close because we didn't want them to give her any spare germs. She gained about an ounce a day and although we had to feed her very frequently, she grew fat and pink and completely adorable. But somehow she picked up a cold, and on the very day she was supposed to have been born, she was back in the hospital with bronchial pneumonia. This time it was really rough. - o - I'M SURE I'VE TOLD YOU all this before. What 1 started out to do was to write ..spme sort of a..character sketch of Jean and I haven't gotten beyond getting her here in the first place. But it still seems like-a miracle to me and the bonus miracle is that she seems to get nicer as the years go by. But how do I write about it ? It's always more difficult to describe somebody really near and dear to you than it is to make fun of something. - o - I COULD SAY JEAN IS beautiful, and I'd be partly right. She has nice, naturally curly hair which she insists on straightening out with rollers, pretty hands and lovely eyes. She fumes at having to wear glasses. She's meticulous in her personal grooming and is endlessly involved in self-improvement projects for both her appearance and her character. - o - I COULD SAY SHE IS MY FAVORITE child, but I have three favorite children, each of them special In their own way. Jeanie is merely the favorite child we have at home right now. I could say she is precious to me, but almost all daughters are precious to'their mothers. - o - I COULD SAY SHE MAKES friends easily and it would be an understatement. Men, women, old people, teen-agers, rich folks and poor, babies, little kids, and bratty little boys - Jeanie finds something to like in all of them. Her brother once said you- could set Jeanie down any place on earth and inside of ten minutes she'd be friends with everybody there. People tend to tell Jean their troubles because she listens to them. She also worries about other people's problems and gets quite upset when others don't get a fair shake. However, when Jeanie decides something is right for either herself or her family, nobody is quite as -good at putting on the pressure until she gets it as she is. - o - I COULD SAY SHE IS SMART, but she works harder for every good grade she gets, and sometimes even harder when she gets a poor grade. She's good at the snappy comeback, at baking cookies, talking endlessly on the telephone, sleeping late in the morning, and at messing up Uie bathroom. In some ways she's a typical teen-ager and she readily admits she's having a ball at this particular time of her life. She's not particularly eager to grow up. Still, it seems to her parents that she's remarkably sensible - a lot more so than I was at her age, - o - I SOMETIMES THINK THAT IF I couldn't have Jeanie for a daughter I'd like to have her for a friend, for at this point in my life there is nobody with whom I can let my hair down and act real silly as I can with Jean. In short, My Daughter is a nut ! And that may be what I like best about her, - o - DURING THE WEEK OF JAN. 9 through 15, people having birthdays include Pat Nugent, Gordon Schenck, Vicki Ann Diekman, Linda Martin, Wayne Taylor, Peg Naylor, C. R. LaBarre, Nancy Kolp, Dick Burt, Howard Stillman, Janet Hinken, Gary McDonald, Ricky Ringsdorf, Bernice Rising, Diane Nitchals, Borghild Robinson, Julie Winkel, Valeria Nelson, Edward B. Wolf, jr., Elmer Sonksen, Robert Ernst, Zelma Johnson, Craig Mawdsley, and Judy Venteicher. A wedding anniversary is that of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Ross. - o - THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS Jeanie's latest baking effort- Caramel Pecan Rolls, 1/4 cup warm water 1 pkg. dry yeast J/4 cup lukewarm milk 2 tbsp. sugar 3/4 tsp, salt 2 tbsp. shortening Soak yeast in warm water 3 minutes. Pour milk over sugar and salt in bowl. Beat in shortening, egg, 1/2 cup flour and yeast. Cover with wax paper and let rise in warm place for 15 minutes. Mix together 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp. water, and spread evenly over the bottom of an 8-inch pan. Arrange 1/3 cup pecans on top of sugar mixture. Stir remaining flour into roll dough. Turn out onto lightly floured board. Roll into a 9xl2-inch oblong. Spread with soft butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Roll dough lengthwise, jelly-roll fashion and seal the edges. Cut into 12, 1-inch rolls. Arrange rolls cut side down in prepared pan, leaving space between each. Cover and let rise 20 minutes. Bake in 400 degree oven 18 to 20 minutes. Invert onto plate. Let stand 5 minutes before removing pan. GRACE Ottosen Church Women Have New Officers OTTOSEN - The American Lutheran church women met Wednesday with Mrs. Charles Welter as hostess. Mrs. Earl Olson, secretary and Mrs. Carroll Olson, treasurer, gave yearly reports. Rev. Robert J. LeMont installed the new officers, Mrs. Louis Jacobson, president, Mrs. Carroll Olson, vice president, Mrs, Melvin Ellingson, secretary, Mrs. Chester Alme treasurer, Mrs. Richard Kinseth, secretary of education, and Mrs. Percy Watnem, secretary of stewardship. It was decided to spend $10 for library books again this year. Mrs. Roy Enockson was in charge of Scope renewals. Mrs. Richard Kinseth introduced the lessons, "Established in the Faith," for the coming year. The yearly church meeting will be Jan. 20. Committee to serve lunch will be Mrs. Ivan Evenson, Margaret Holt, Mrs.' Percy Wat- nem, Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl, Mrs. Dean Loos and Mrs. Carroll Olson. The committee chosen to help buy memorials are Mrs. Leo Tofteberg, Mrs. Antone Speich, Mrs. Donald Usher, Mrs. Loren Daniel and Mrs. Roy Enockson. - o - Mrs. Essie Coooer entertained at a Samba party Monday. Guests were Mrs. Mike Coyle, Mrs. W. G. Cooper, Mrs. Selma Nelson, Mrs. Eugene Hofius and Mrs. Roy Telford. . Mr. and Mrs. Loren Larson of Irvington were Tuesday visitors at the Roy Telford's. City, Roberta Wentworth, Fairmont and Mike Koons, who was on leave from sen-ice, were supper guests at the Harold Wentworth home following the Christmas Eve program at the Methodist church. Mrs. Edna Kollasch, mother of Mrs. Mildred Ternes, suffered a stroke and was taken by ambulance to St. Ann hospital in Algona on Wednesday afternoon. Her daughter, Sr,, M. Denise, who teaches at Clalr, Iowa stayed with her, she is improving at this time. Mrs. Kollasch is 85. Mrs. Edith Busch and Bob were here for Christmas with the Busch families. They returned to Nevada Sunday and Bob and Terry French, also of Nevada, and Mr. and Mrs Neal Hoyt and Kendra of Renwick were here to attend Homecoming at the school Tuesday. The Hoyts returned home the following day and on Saturday Mrs. Wilma Mackinnon took the boys to Renwick where Bob's mother met them. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schroeder and boys and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gade and family of Whittemore visited Mrs. Martha Schroeder and Barbara Sunday. BANCROFT I By Mrs. Lawrence Bergman I LEDYARD ( uiiiiiiiiiiiuyiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Weringa and Deann were at her mother's Mrs. Grace Johnson following the Christmas Eve program at the E. and R. church. Christmas Day they and the Jay Davises of Algona were at the parental Herman Weringa home. Mr. andMrs.DelbertSchealler and girls of Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Blair and girls of Swea The four children of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McGuire left for college after spending the holidays with their parents. Mrs. Jolin McGuire, Mark and Shirley spent several days with her parents at Thompson. Airman 2/c Kenneth Nurrehas arrived at an air force base in Turkey. He is the son of Mrs. Margaret Nurre, Bancroft. Mary Guide suffered a stroke at her home Tuesday and_was . found lying on the floor by some neighbors. She is being cared. for by relatives at her home. Airman and Mrs. Pat Sheridan and daughters, Amarillo, Tex., and Tom Sheridan, Eau Claire, Wise., came to spend New Years with their parents, the PhilSheri- dans. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Sheridan and daughters are leaving soon for an air force base in Turkey. Mrs. Sheridan and daughters will remain here for a month with the Sheridans and Paul Simmons. She will join her husband Lakota Woman Named Head Of College Course -Friends in the LaJcota area will be interested to know Mrs. Janice K. Buchanan has been appointed director of the Po-A'er- reading program at Alverson- Draughan Business College in St. Charlotte, North Carolina. Mrs. Buchanan, a graduate of the University of Louisville has had special training of Power- reading. She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Amelia Koppen and a niece of Mrs. P. C. Geilenfeldt of Lakota. She and her husband, Dr. Jerry Brooks Buchanan, a surgeon at the Charlotte Memorial hospital, live in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Koppen, formerly of LaJcota, now living in Charleston, South Carolina, Paul and Gary Geilenfeldt left Monday to resume their studies at Mankato State College after spending the holidays at the home of their parents, Dr. and Mrs. P. C. Geilenfeldt. Will Honor Bancroft Pair Wed 25 Years A reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Diers of Bancroft on their 25th wedding anniversary will be held Jan. 16 in St. John's church hall, from 2-5 p. m. Hosts will be their children, Mrs. Clifford Curtis, Donald, Duane, Marie, Gerald, Patricia and Bonnie. All relatives and friends are invited. No special invitations are being sent. Held Dinner The Automotive Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce held a dinner Monday evening at Charlie's Club, with wives of the members as guests. Replacing Wes Schultz as president is William Dau, Junior. Escapes Injury Raymond Dreyer Jr., 18, of Fenton, escaped injury last Thursday evening when the car he was driving slid on a patch of ice and into a utility pole 'In .Estherville. The car was ;„badly.damaged, however. „ . ,. M-DClub frnion Twp, Mothers and Daughters Club will meet with Ada Hofius here Jan. 13, with Marguerite Gardner and Julia Taylor assisting hostesses. The program will include a book review by Doretta Plumb and hot line line news by Bernadette Reilly. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" J 3/4 cup to 2 cups sifted flour Comfort, where you want It .. w/th electric heat You can have it cool in your recreation room ... 80 degrees for just-right temperature for the bath ... 72 degrees for your living room. Electric heat offers you the ultimate in comfort . . . convenience anywhere in your home .. . with the right temperature for your activity. Ask your electrical contractor for full facts about modern electric home heating ... the best way to heat your home. Algona Municipal Utilities Hi••••••••••!••••• p fisii •••MtiMMMMfMl WINNER John Lounsberry, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Lounsberry of Zearing, has won the seven state area age division in Ford's Punt-Pass-Kick contest. He next goes to Los Angeles to compete against six other winners in the v.'estern Divisio^,. The contest *.vill bp nationally televised on Dec. 18 during the Colts-Rams professional football game. -70th- Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Hawes of Logan celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a family gathering Nov. 28. Among those attending were 16 people from California. Mr. Hawes is 92 and his wife 85. * + * SEALS A Christmas Seal collection belonging to Mrs. Ella Williams of Woodward was recently displayed in an Ogden shop window. In the 24 inch by 30 inch framework can be found ever)' Christmas seal made, with the first one dated 1907. The collection is very valuable as many of the seals are now irreplaceable. The stamps are placed in a design depicting the original style of the Christmas seal cross. " PRINTING TttAt PULtS and doe« Justice to your basinet*, fairly priced. Upper Des Molnes Telephone Excise Tax to be reduced January 1,1966 You get all the savings Beginning January 1, your telephone bill will reflect a welcome reduction in the Federal Excise Tax. For most telephone services, local and long distance, the tax will drop from the present 10 r ; to 3 r ;. Each succeeding January for three years, there will be an additional l r r cut until the tax is completely eliminated at the start of ]969. This tax has always been paid by you, the telephone customer. Now that it is being reduced, you get the full savings. We're happy about it, too. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company STRONG Make Strong Communities "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" — Psalm 133:1 All Christians may never kneel in the same church, but there is an open road to Christian unity. It is through Christian charity. If each of us . would practice what we believe, and what we preach, past hatreds and misunderstandings would melt away. Nations could come together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding. The tensions between neighbors in a community would fade away and there would be a unity of heart and mind and purpose. Jesus reminded that "with God all things are possible". Believe in and live Christian charity and you will discover how good and pleasant the world can be. 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 - Algona, lowg 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 Q. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, !nc, Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 16? ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC 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 c 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B, WIBBiN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Ipwa SHUTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169

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