The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 15, 1959 · Page 34
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 15, 1959
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Tidbits by Evelyn Imagine yourself a $64,000 contestant and you are asked, "What is a "Las tres lagunas nutria," or nutria for short. The answer I'll wager.vvould be "I dunno—" and away would go that nice hunk of money. Well, I never heard o£ 'em either till Ab Long sent a paper telling about them. Quote— "On a farm west of Davenport are 24 of the most unlikely animals you'd ever expect to find in an Iowa barnyard. They have teeth, face and whiskers of a •walrus, front feet with fingers like a monkey, back feet webbed like a duck, and the young sound like a bawling human baby when they cry. Young and old eat any vegetable except raw potatoes which make them deathly sick; however, bake those spuds & they thrive on them. — Nutrias are native of South American swamps and jungles but so far haven't minded cold weather. They frolic like squirrels, eat like them and carefully wash their .faces. The babies are born with a full set of teeth and nurse their mother from the top of her back. — Among other nutria oddities, the Now you Know! The answer to everyday insurance problems* By L. S. Bohannon QUESTION: Lois of my friends are adding iheft and burglary Insurance to their other cov- erages bui I would like to know if there is really any more reason to buy it now than there was twenty years ago. ANSWER: Yes, the crimes against property are steadily increasing. Also the value of properly stolen each year is steadily going up. * if you'll address your own insurance questions to this office, we'll try to give you the correct answers and there will be no charge or obligation of any kind. L S. BOHANNON 6 N. Dodge CY 4-4443 father takes care of the youngsters. Outside of feeding, the mother wants nothing to do with them. Despite their long fangs and ugly look, they're very docile. They are immune to all disease. They never get sick. The fur itself is said to be finer than mink and drapes easier than any other known fur. Breeding stock is expensive, several hundred dollars a pair, and the coats are expensive too. » * * The friends of Mr and Mrs Melvin Thompson will be interested in knowing they are grandparents again: In part Mrs Thompson wrote to me "We have moved to Omaha and are liking it better as we make friends. — We have another grandson born Dec. 27 to our daughter Nancy, Mr and Mrs Bruce Holding at Santa Fe Springs, Calif. He weighed 8 Ibs and 4 oz. and will be called Bret. They have two other children, Bruce Jr., 3, and Mark, 2. * * « Connie Jergenson wrote in her Christmas letter that she was finding serious difficulties with her cooking. The altitude make: such a difference. Mrs Lloyd Pool dropped in to see me and in some way cooking was mentioned She said it took an hour to boi! potatoes whereas^ here 20 minutes is plenty of time. Baking is different too and new recipes have to be followed. * • * Mrs Clifford Krantz and Mrs Vernon Wenger, Titonka, were here at G.S. to call on Mrs Bertha Koestler last week Sunday. Mrs Koestler is from Burt. * * * Five daughters and two sons ago I knew Tommy Moe, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Moe. I haven't seen Tommy since he was a lad at home — and it is hard to think of him as a father. He has been living at Anderson, Calif, the past years and has now come- back to Iowa to live. For the present he and the family are at the parental home. * * * I have heard Mr and Mrs James Boudewyns had a wonderful time on their trip to the Rose Bowl game at Pasadena but are happy to be home where there are fewer people. Mr and Mrs Alden McAdams spent Christmas in Des Moines with members of the family and soon thereafter, Mrs McAdams' son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Alan Banning and family left for California and the Parade and game. They will be gone three Connie's Column RECIPE FILE Keeping a box of recipe cards? Use different colored cards for different types of recipes. For example, white for meat dishes, blue for vegetables, green for pastries. After you've tried the recipe, ask your family how they liked it. Mark with little stars from your stationery store. A silver star means good; a red star, very good; a blue star, extra special! BACON TIPS When you take sliced bacon from your gas refrigerator, roll up the whole package crosswise. The slices will separate immediately. Save time when frying bacon: Crisscross the pieces in the pan and turn all at once with a pancake turner. NO SOAP? If the kiddies and Dad complain because they can't find the soap when they're in the shower, try this: Sew a small square piece of plastic inside the shower curtain to "pocket" the soap. It might hold both the washcloth and the soap ... should solve the problem of calling for you every time. FAMILY GIFT Turn on the hot water and your gas heater automatically heats more. Your supply is always one step ahead of the peak demand. You can easily see why one- half of all American families have modern gas water heaters in thoir homes. Instead of slowly heating water and then storing it, a gaa heater heats it as you G N«**« No*"* «•« Coma*. Ouwfao, N«bia«lw need it... pipin* hot as you want it! Why not make a new gas water heater a post- Holiday gift to the family? They're on display at your local gas company and gat appliance dealer, BATHROOM CATCHALL Check your attic; see if you have an old stand-up type sewing cabinet. Convert it so easily into a useful catchall and dressing table for your bathroom: Clean and sand the sewing cabinet. Cover it with a shiny coat of pastel paint. When it drys, decorate with tiny gummed stickers in fancy shapes. Deep-well sides serve as a hamper; drawers take bathroom miscellany. TREND TOWARD COMFORT Since you spend so much time in your kitchen (even entertain there over cups of coffee), it's so nice to depend on natural gas and modem gas appliances. They do your laundry jobs, dispose heat your water, sing obvious or So handy for you... quiet and so beautiful! Northern Natural Gas Company pipes gas hundreds of miles to your local gas company, who pipes it into your home for gracious modern living! weeks and will visit Mrs McAdams' brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs John Winslow at fontana. ^ ^ Dr. and Mrs Guy Clapsaddle, Burt, called on friends at G.S. one day last week and dropped in on me a short time. They left this week for a three month vacation at Mesa, Ariz. When Sandra Peterson was home from Stanford U. in California for the holidays with her parents, Mr and Mrs Wayne Peterson, she wished for a blizzard. Evidentally she is tired of the monotonous nice weather of California. Well, she didn't see the blizzard which came just after her return to California. « . * * Mary Zaugg, one of G. S. nurses and her husband Nealy and the children spent a week ago Sunday at Mallard with her parents, Mr and Mr's C. O. Ditch. When I heard Mary had suffered fractured ribs I thought of a car accident. 'Twas not that. She slipped on a throw rug (wh'at a good name for them) and fell against the foot of the bed. It will be a few weeks before she can again be on duty here. Everybody misses her. — Mrs Elizabeth Baas had as callers last week Tuesday Viola Bierstedt and her mother, Mrs Mollie Kressin, Lone Rock, Nina Wehrspann and Mr and Mrs Will Wehrspann, Ottosen. * * * From Mabel Livingston, Phoenix, Ariz., oomes this letter in part, further news from Edith and Agnes Besha whom I mentioned last week. Thank Heaven for Tidbits—it really does bring old friends together. When I showed Edith and Agnes Besha last week's issue Edith said, "Indeed I do remember Ada Peters and her mother, Mrs Theil. Her mother was so good to me as a youngster." Inquiries about Hulda, Ada's sister, Mary, Tracie and Elizabeth Holtzbauer and Valerian and Marie Lamuth were made. Hulda, Tracie and Elizabeth are deceased. They never married. Valerian Lamuth is in Milwaukee now. Marie is Mrs Louis Bode and lives at Alma, near Mason City. And of course Mary Holzbauer is Mrs Bill Barry and lives here. * * * . I had another interesting letter this one from C. A. Norwood of Tacoma, Wash. He read the letter from Doris Long Pitcher printed a few weeks ago and believes he met her at an Iowa picnic held quite a number of years ago. He says he has not missed a picnic since 1908. He is president of the group at this time. Mr Norwood goes on to say "Have seen only Mr and Mrs Harry Button and Ansel McCall (former residents here) since I got back hame from my Iowa trip. Jan. 1 came our first hard freeze and there is a couple of inches of snow on the ground. So while I am writing this the logs are crackling in the fireplace. Mr Norwood's hobby is his family geneology. He spends a lot of time working on it and has done a lot of traveling in it's interests. * * * Closer — We hope the scientists discovers Mars is not inhabit-, ed. This country can't afford to stretch foreign aid any farther. Others at G.S. who had callers are Joe Recker, visited by his wife and daughter, Mrs L. J. Nemmers, Bancroft, and another daughter, Mrs N. H. Holding, Royal. Mrs Bertha Cooper was visited by her son, Earl, and family, Mrs Emily Meyer, Titonka, called on several residents. It is she who sends letters to many here and when she called on me she mentioned some "pen pals", one as far as' Hawaii. LUVERNE NEWS Mr and Mrs L. C. Wittmeier went Sunday to Sioux City to visit his mother of Avon, S. D., ill in a hospital there. Visitors Saturday afternoon in the W. Raymond Legler homo were Dr. and Mrs Roger Olson and children of Olatha, Kan., his mother from Fort Dodge and her parents, Mr and Mrs Terry Mitchell of Renwick. Mr and Mrs John C. Zimmerman and her father, John Hefti, Sr., visited Saturday in Peterson, Minn., with the Dudley Blesies. Lone Rock Girl Engaged to Wed Wesley Air Man SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER Here's a good way to please the family on Sunday night.., and so easy on Mom! Mrs. Ellert I). Bothun, Austin, Minn., sends us her favorite recipe: Brown % cup chopped onions in 2 Tbsp. fat. Add and brown 1 Ib. ground beef. Mix in 2 Tbsp. flour, 6 Tbsp. catsup, 1 Tbsp. mustard, % tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1 cup sour cream. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes on gas range. Serve on hot crispy toast to 6 hungry people. Mr and Mrs Wilmer Wichten dahl of Lone Rock announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlene Fay, to Keith Van Hove, son of Mr and Mrs Henry Van Hove of Buffalo Center. Marlene is employed in Algona in the Dr. R. C. Dewel office. Keith works for Delta Airlines in Chicago. (UDM engraving). • Bancroft By Mrs. Lawrence Bergman Annual Meeting Is Held At Ottosen Church Otiosen — Following church services conducted by Keith Strayer of Algona, members of the Presbyterian church enjoyed a pot luck dinner. This was followed by a communion service with Rev. A. Rameriz of Pocahontas in charge. The yearly business meeting was then held with Mrs Earl Long being elected the new elder. Trustees elected were Mrs W. G. Cooper, Mrs Mike Frohling, Larry Telford, Roy Telford and Miss Naomi Struthers. 'Mrs W. G. Cooper is the pianist with Mrs Alfred Schulz, assistant. Mrs Essie Cooper is chairman of the budget committee. Mrs Albert Thorsen is Sunday school superintendent, with Ralph Richards assistant and Mrs Ralph Richards, the secretary - treasurer. Mr and Mrs Richard Menke took Alice Menke and Donna Bergman to Sioux City Monday after they spent five days here with their parents. Mr and Mrs Albert Wibbcn entertained a group of young folks at a farewell party Saturday evening honoring their son, Jim who left Monday for California. Jean Rahe, Betty Lcnsing and Joan Nurre left Sunday for Sioux City after a two week vacation with their parents. The girls are all student nurses at St. Joseph. Relatives here attending the funeral of Vincent Wessels at St. Paul Wednesday were Mr and Mrs Wm. Rustimier and family, Mr and Mrs John Menke, Mr and Mrs Richard Menke. Mr and Mrs Perry Torine attended the wedding of their granddaughter, Sharyl Torine at Swea City Dec. 28. Mr and Mrs Arnold Schiltz took her mother Mrs Kate Vaske to Hampton Monday where they met Mr and Mrs A. J. Murphy. Joseph Ringer, Dick Schiltz and Jim Schiltz left Sunday foi 1 the Ozarks where they will continue their schooling. Mr and Mrs Joseph Cogley and family and Thomas Murphy, Algona, spent Sunday with Mrs Rose Murphy. Thomas Murphy returned after several weeks visit with relatives in Illinois. Mr and Mrs Cletus Dorr entertained at a card party Sunday evening. Mr and Mrs Lau- xence Govern and Sylvester Govern. Mr and Mrs Bernard McGuire and family, John Cosgrove of Titonka were out of town guests. Maynard Jenson entertained ad coffee after an evening of bowling at Fairmont. Those enjoying the evening were Mr and Mrs Jim Preston, Mr and Mrs Tom Preston, Mr and Mrs Maynard Jenson and Duane, Dec Ann Swanson and Mr and Mrs David Earp of Mankato. Mrs Edith Busch, local vocal music instructor, with Jcnild Kluger, Dorothy Blair, David Schaeffer, Evelyn Mino, Jim Hardt and Fred Seylar will attend the- music festival and clinic at Luther College in Dccorah, Wednesday and Thursday. A week ago Friday Mr and Mrs Thursday, Jan. 15, 1959 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-3 Sam Link, Mr and Mis Irvin Link and Mr and Mrs Tom Preston and Larinda were guests of Mrs Lois Rickard of Rolfe. New Year's ex r e guests of Mr and Mrs Sam Link wore Mr and Mrs Tom Preston and Larinda and Mr and Mrs Irvin Link. Brink Shiplor spent from Monday to Wednesday at Des Moines whtM'e he went to have the cast removed from his leg. Charles Sohemmel entered the Velerians hospital for examination. Mr and Mrs Sam Link called at the Crestview rest home in Fairmont Monday to honor Mrs Link's father, Wm. Payne on his 87th birthday. Mr and Mrs Ora Simmons were guests New Years of Mr and Mrs Brink Shiplrr. Mr and Mrs George Harner, David and Jim and Mr and Mrs Darrul Bishop were Thursday guests of Rev. and Mrs S. II. Hammer. Frnd Berggrcn was taken by ambulance to Fairmont Thursday for further treatment. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU! When a car stands In Winter cold, moisture from the air can collect in the low points of the gas line—freeze it shut—stop the flow of fuel. You're stopped until a tow-truck comest Swea & Eagle By Mrs Emil Larson A/2C Gary Cooper left Monday for South . Carolina, after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr and Mrs Donald Cooper. Mike Frohling went to Iowa City Wednesday and brought his father, Henry Frohling from the hospital. The ladies belonging to the Birthday club in Ottosen celebrated Mrs Eugene Hofius' birthday Tuesday, and in order to surprise her came for a pot luck breakfast at 7:30, visiting with ler until 10. Attending were Mrs Mike Coyle, Mrs W. G. Cooper, Mrs Essie Cooper, Mrs Oliver Kinseth, Mrs Lillian Wehrspann and Mrs Jesse Van Buskirk. Mrs Albert Thorsen entertained at a coffee party Tuesday afternoon. Attending were Mrs W. G. Cooper, Mrs Essie Cooper, Mrs Jesse Van Buskirk, Mrs Eugene Hofius, Mrs Ralph Richards, Mrs Roy Telford and Mrs Joe Leitl. Pvt. Norman Speich left Friday morning for duty at Ft. Lee, Va. After a furlough with his parents, Mr and Mrs Antone Speich. Mr and Mrs J. D. Moser and family have moved to Eagle Grove. Mr and Mrs LaVerl Fohlman and children of Delavan, Minn, visited Sunday at the Harold Krantz home. Mr and Mrs Ed Godfredson and children and Mrs Nels Godfredson were New Year's guests of Mr and Mrs Cecil Godfredson. Mr and Mrs Warren DeWald and children were recent guests of Mr and Mrs W. T. Henley at Sioux Rapids. Mr and Mrs Ed Stewart and boys were New Years guests of Mr and Mrs W. J. Stewart and family, at Burt. Mr and Mrs Jim Preston entertained at dinner Sunday in honor of their children, Twila and Dallas and for Mrs Leonard Mino. The three recently had birthdays. Those present were Mr and Mrs Leonard Mino. Evelyn, Nancy and Maribel, Mrs Mabel Mino, 'Mr and Mrs Donald Mino and children and Mr and Mrs Duane Opdahl and children of Alden, Vlinn. Friday evening Mr and Mrs DOGS Emit Runft of Reinbeck owns the most widely known English Shepherd Kennels in the world. These heeling dogs are shipped everywhere. Just recently Mi .Runft received an order for a genuine English Shepherd from a lady in Puerto Rico. What Is The Largest "Farm Group" In Iowa? 117,049 Farm Families Who Regularly Sav0 Trading Stamps Are The Biggest "Farm Group" In Iowa. America' families are traditionally thrifty. The same pattern of thrift is found in Iowa. it b only natural, therefore, that the response of Iowa farm fami- jto io one of the oldest forms of thrift—the trading stamp—is so Botlceable. Today, about 127,049 farm families save them. You might almost say that these savers constitute the largest single farm group in the state. During 1957 alone, thousands of dollars worth of trading stamp merchandise went into farm households in the state, and every 2 Hconds a farm family is retooling trading stamps. This WONT happen to you with Standard Gasolines with DE-ICER. De-icer prevents gas-line freeze! Get it at NO EXTRA COST, in Gold Crown Super-Premium and Red Crown King-Size Regular—drive worry-free.1 "My advice, \ sir-get De-icer! You expect more from Standard...and you get it! STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS HOPKINS SUPER SERVICE Phone CY 4-3372 State & Jones Series 100 tandem -powered lor big loads and sleep grades! No job's too toiiglx JBpr a Chevrolet truck! There js still another direct income for farmers. During 1957 the industry purchased $3,030,000 worth of primary materials that go into the mantt* facture of merchandise for stamp redemption. No one can contemplate th*tt facts and fail to realize that both personally and economically tbt trading stamp industry it » meaningful and welcome font in the life of our state, This message is published M public information by THE SPERRY AND HUTCHINSON COMPANY, originator 63 years ago of S&H Gr«tn Series 31 fleelside-round-tho-clock delivery spec/'a/isrt About everywhere you look you'tt find Chevies like that big tandem dump, or that stake and pickup, knuckling down and knocking all the meanness out of rough jobs. Wo matter how tough the job, there's m Chevy truck cut out to cut it to size. You don't have to haul 30-ton loads out of a stone quarry before your job's considered tough. The rough ones coma in every weight class. And right there is where a whole fleet of Task-Force Chevies comes rolling in. As far back as they go, Chevrolet trucks have always been long on stamina and sfyort on down- Series 60 slake shows its stuff on off-the-road jobfl time. And now, with big tandems in the line along with every kind of model you can name . . . with the latest '59 ideas built into more might and muscle than ever before . . . you can bet a Chevy truck will whistle through any size job you've got. Your Chevrolet dealer can zero in on the exact model you need. BEST VBT OP THE SELLERS Chevrolet Task-Force 59 See your local authorized Chevrolet KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. 106 S. Hall Phone CY 4-3554 Algona, Iowa

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