The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 6, 1959 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 6, 1959
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^ **-~ ifa, '/" v A " ' ^ j^, Aft ^fc August 6,1959 Loaded Wagon Runs Over SweaCityan Ronald'Olson,'18, was injured Thursday when a w&gon full of baled straw ran oVer his chest and the fight side of his head at August 6,1959 the farm of his wife's parents, Mr and Mrs Walter R. Srnfth.'at Swea City. Olson was standing on the tongue of the wagon between the tractor and* the load when he slipped and fell under the wheels. He was taken to ah Esthervilld hospital in a state of shock and suffered several broken ribs and chest and head bruises. Olson is employed on the Smith farm for the surraner, He plans to attend college at. Springs, S. D. this fan. AUGUST taP HBii ^IH H m^k HHT COVERED CAKE PAN with see-thru high domed cover Make Plans For Livestock Show The Kossuth County 4-H fnrm project leaders met Tuesday evening for a stcnk fry and lo make ilans for the Junior Livestock show scheduled nt. the Kossuth Tnir, Aug. 18'21. The fair this year will offer club members 4 an opportunity to show the projects .hey hove carried for the year and to compete for showmanship, hcrdsmanship and judging honor. 1 ;. Robert Johnson, County Extension Associate and Dean Barnes, county extension director, explained the plans for the county demonstration contest and Skilled Tractor Driving Contesl. Leaders attending and helping plan the coming 4-H activities were — Harold Carr, Walww* Hawcott. Albert Johnson," Glenn Clark,* Lloyd Thorson, Burdette Hoeppner, Ray Becker, John, Mosbnch, Gerald Soderberff, Ray Bergum, Dick Jontz, Jiamea Schnde. Maurice B i 1 s b 6 trough, Bill Dodds. Barney Thilg-ss,, Ed Kain, Everett Johanson, \ Lyle England, Eugene Drnger, Cecil Thoreson, Robert SchuliV Ben Anliker. Clarence Diers. Readies Pigs For Fair Two Intoxicated Two Spencer men, Rounds and Walter Wl Battels, each paid $25 and costs in Mnyatj C. C. Shierk'a court last weak following hearings on charges 6f intoxication. The men were arrested by locnl police officers. CAR One and one-half year old Joey Brcmcr of Moville escaped uninjured recently when a Caf passed over his abdomen. • prefects frostfngs; efc. from contact • adds to capacity of pan • doublet at serving fray NOW ONLY Save 80>i! Aluminum pan wfth map-on cover. Size: V4%»XlO r x2%V " Ideal for bake 'n take cake*, hot dishes, picnic foods. Regularly $1.59 OFFER GOOD WHILE SUPPLY LASTS ALGONA OUR OWN HARD WARE STORE PLANT/WITH THE MAN AT YOUR OUR OWN STORE Don't Throw Your Money Around! Now's the time to begin building that small savings account into a solid "security pool" that someday will pay for your new home or' automobile, an education for your children, a secure old age for yourself - or any of your other dreams that a steadily-growing savings account can help come true! Pictured above is Dttrwin Leek of iho Plum Creek 4-H club with his litter of 10 nuirkot pigs looking over his prospects for the Kossuth County Fair. Hi' plans to show throe pigs in the market litter class'of the itr. show August 18. Darwin's litter shows the results of excellent care and inun- aKi-menl, according to Robert C. Johnson, county extension assistant. Dnrwin and Jerry Rancy earmarked the pins when born. The litter was born Feb. 17 and the piRs look like, they will avera^o over 200 Ibs. each. (UDM UDM Classifieds Pay Dividends Now Paying Per Annum — Compounded Semi-Annually , Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n. Since 1917, Algona, Iowa t MOTOR -REPAIRS •LAKOTA Mrs. Sophie Ellsworth Large Stock of REPLACEMENT PARTS On Hand Prompt Service At All Times Service Motors Available For Emergency Use PRATT ELECTRIC CO. Phone CY 4-4326 Algona, la . . . Its Price will sav tl Yes"to your heart! s •/ Not only does a Cadillac cost no more than many models of other makes—but it often costs less when you consider the many important features included in its basic price. And just as a Cadillac is unrivaled in its original value^-so it has no peer in value retained over the years. In light of these extraordinary facts, we invite you to visit your Cadillac dealer to learn how that Cadillac in your heart can become a Cadillac in your life, VISIT TOUR IQGAl AUTHORIZES CADllLAG •i R Nil WILLIAMS PONT I AC-CADI LL AC STATI 5T, AIQONA, IOWA Wednesday, Mrs Vincent Mil- cr attended a Pink and Blue shower at the Burton Miller iome honoring Mrs Ed Miller. 'Last weekend visitors at the parental L. A, Meyer am\ Thomas Thompson homes were Mr and .Mrs Roger Thompson ind family of Stockton, Minn. Mr and Mrs John Roelfsema were Thursday evening callers at the Milton Trasmar home ut Slmore. Jtidy Jutting, daughter of Mr and Mrs Herman Jutting spent last week visiling at the homo of Mr and Mra Carl Janssen a Wellsburg. V'isRors this pasl week at the John Roelfsema home were Ihei. grandchildren Skip, Scott anc Douglas Kollasch of 'Buffal Center. Dr. and Mrs H. H. Murray drove to Fort Dodge Friday eve ning where they met their dau ghter and family, the Dr. John Lundquists of Denison. Mr and Mrs Fred Schroedc were hosts or Mr and francos Sehrocder. They observed Mrs Blome's and Miss Sch- •oeder's birthdays. In the afternoon Mr and Mrs Harvey Reid of Algona joined the group. Former Lakolans Mr and Mrs Elton Head and Mr and Mrs Alder Blad of Jcssup arrived here Saturday evening. Mrs Vernon Burl and two sons returned lo their home al Ring- sled Sunday after spending several days at the home of her sister and family, the John Ukenas. Mr arid Mrs Wayne Hanson and family of Blue Earth were Sunday afternoon callers al the home of Mrs Ida Rippentrop. Sunday afternoon, Mr and Mrs J. A. Doren'bush attended the Smith family reunion held at Buffalo Center. Mr and Mrs Harold Olthoff and Pally were Sunday callers at the Ray Becker home. Mr and Mrs C. F. Ennerrberg left Saturday for Northfield, Minn, where Ihey were overnight guests at the Dennis (Murray home. Dr. and Mrs H. fi. Murray loft Friday afternoon for Toluca, 111. where they will visit their daughter and family, Dr. and Mrs Robert Farner. Mr and Mrs Paul Heilzke, Mr and Mrs Maynard Hertzke, Donna and Lynn, Mr and Mrs Charles Hertzke and family and Mr and Mrs Olio Her.tzke and family attended a family reunion held at Decorah Sunday. Mr and Mrs H. R. Johnson met their daughter, Mardys of Mason City al Garner on Sunday and all'proceeded to Belmond wherii they were met by their other daughter and husband, the Arnold Slattums of Ames. They enjoyed a picnic dinner together. The regular meeting of the Lakola Lads 4-H Club was held at the home of Marian Burl July 0. Vice president David Winter ailed the meeting to order. The Lakota Luckies 4-H clu'b net Tuesday night at Ihe home of Marsha Krominga. Plans for Achievement Day August 14. were discussed. Linda Clayiton gave a talk and Margarel Powers ind Carmen Cook gave demonstrations. Mrs Cook, Mrs Rip- jentrop and Mrs Krominga were .he visiting mothers. Janice arid Sharon Thompson accompanied the Howard Thompsons of Bancroft to Lake Mills Sunday where they attended a reunion of Mrs Thompson's family. The Aggressive Lads 4-H club met Monday night at the Burdette Hoeppner home with Linda Hoeppner as hostess. Bob John' son helped the boys make plans for the Kossuth County Fair. The Bauman boys gave a talk on boys 4^ camp at C3w Lake. Alter the business meeting was served. HONEST TO GOODNESS CELEBRITIES always get themselves interviewed when they pass some sort of milestone in their lives. Newspaper reporters come nroiind with pencil poised for action; Edward H. Murrow questions them over TV and radio stations tape their comments on recordings. I have a milestone of my own this week. Woman's World is ten years old on August 4, but not n single reporter has called for an appointment to interview me. Don Smith. UDM news editor, is completely ignoring trgs earthshaking anniversary even though he's worrying over what to put on the front pgue and even my family is going about their business jusl as if there wasn't a thing unusual about the day. So, I guess'I'll have to do it myself wilh my second annual Grace-to-Grace interview. •* * * THE FIRST QUESTION I ALWAYS ASK IS. "How did you happen to start writing a column?" The answer is, I caught the editor of the Upper Des Moines in a weak moment after a family dinnr-r down al Curley and Helen Pratt's. and after twisting his arm u bit he promised to' take a look al something if I sent it to the iffice. Next question: "But wasn't that a little risky on his part? How did he know you could produce anything fit to print?" Answer: He didn't, but he was all mellow and full of Helen's roast beef. Besides he's my brother-in-law and I had more members of my family on hand as witnesses than he did. THEN I'LL SAY TO ME. "Just how many columns have you written?" 1 will answer, thai leaving out the years there were Christmas vacations while the two local papers changed days and the 2 times the column was crowded out, it is 513! I hope my inquisitor will be properly amazed but she will probably say, "And suppose each one of these were little gems of polished prose?" I hull get a little huffy at Ihis, because this interview is supposed to uiff me up, not remind me of the limes I've goofed or when the olumn was just plain dull. Bui 1 will say in my own defense, that aeh column was the very best I could do at the lime. After all, en years is a long while to be fresh. * * * MY INTERVIEWER WILL THEN ASK. "Which of your col- imns do you consider the poorest?" I shall tell my questioner that his is no "way to conduct an interview. I know blamed well which >f them were lousy, bul il doesn't do me any good to point them Hit. What Grace should be asking Grace is "Which columns are your favorites?" From the standpoint of reader comment, quotes on radio and newspapers and the kick I myself got out of writing Ihem, I would probably pick, "The 12 Slagcs of Human Develop- nenl," wrillen aboul 1953; "Ilching lo Confess," a 1956 column aboul a childhood malady; Ihe one on lomatoes of 1958; Ihe 4th of July column of 1955; the Christinas column of 1957 about the Bethlehem Bugle; the column aboul men wrillen in 1953; and "How to Get Along Wilh Your Old Lady," and the one on Zsa Zsa Gabor both among the entries for winning the nalional columnist award in 1956. If my interviewer Ihen says, "Bul what have you done lately?", I shall thumb my nose al her. * * * THEN I'LL SAY TO ME. "Whal's wilh this Grace business? I. thought your baptized Christian name was Esther." Answer: It is, Grace is my middle name and my molher gol it from her friend who took care of her after I was born. By putting the name on a poor innocent baby, she didn'l have lo pay the friend quite so much as a hired girl. It's a good thing she called me after her friend's first 1 h'er last,...though. It, was Dickens, •;•- «r • * « • NEXT ITEM MY INTERVIEWER WILL probe into is, "I suppose lhat after ten years of writing you are both rich and famous just as you planned you would be back in August of 1949. I will have to admit thai I am indeed rich — I gol paid lasl Friday and I still have $10 left in my billfold! And I am famous loo, in a way that is very gratifying to me. WITH SOME CONCEIT, (You have lo have it to be a columnist), I can report lhal since shilling lo wrile,. I> have had lelters from people I've never met. They lei I me aboul their families and their problems. One of my favorites is the lady who asked me if I could find her a nice widower lo marry, but most of Ihem have been about troubles I am very well acquainted with. They have made me see my own troubles'in a better light and made me realize that everyone'has problems. I have acquired friendships with people I've known casually for years, but who didn't know I existed until I started writing a'column. I've been guest al gatherings and treated royally and I've had complimentary phone calls that brightened my whole day even though I had to scrub the kicthen floor. I've heard from high school friends through the column, after losing con- tad wilh Ihem for years, and while I am in a bragging mood, I might jusl as well gloal over the fact that people from teenagers to oc- tegarians, men and women, college educaled people and persons who didn't gel through the 8th grade, have lold me they read my stuff! And Ihe nicest thing lhal any of Ihem have told me is, "You tell about things lhal happen thai arc jusl Ihe way Ihings do at our house." * * » AT THIS POINT, MY QUESTIONER will think that I am feeling a little too bin for my britches, so she'll say, "And your hus-? band — I suppose he is one of your most avid readers?" I shall reply that he is a tolal abstainer. He claims he doesn't have to read the stuff because he lives wilh it. He has to pin his shirt together while I shun sewing buttons to sit at the typewriter, and he has to eat quick meals from a can while I tell people how lo cook wilh my recipes. Then my interviewer will ask aboul our kids. ' * * * AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, IF YOU read Woman's World regularly, al our house we have Ihree of Ihe most wonderful;kids . in Ihe world. They are jusl as nice, even, as your kids, and at times, just as exasperating! I shamelessly use them for column material bul they seldom catch me if I lie about Ihem in the column for they don't read il. In fact, when Mary Ann's 7th grade literature class was studying local aulhors, Ihe leacher asked how many read Woman's World. Several youngsters, bless their hearts, raised their hands, bul Mary Ann wasn'l one of Ihem. She was asked about this and she said, "Well, I did read one of them. Mamma wrole it especially for me, so she made me read il!" MY QUESTIONER WILL PROBABLY ASK next, "What is the hardest parl of wriling a column? Is il getting subject ideas?" I will tell her thai she sure said a moulhful there. After, the men in the while coals come lo gel me, which I am expecting any moment, I shall still be frothing at the mouth and screaming, "What'am I going to write aboul Ihis week?" I gel real good ideas sometimes when I waken in Ihe night, but they look terrible the next morning Somelimes I think of stuff while vacuuming the living room, and if I would keep Ihe house cleaner,, the column would be better. Once in a while a column subject is suggested to me and they are always welcome, even though they have to be mulled over a bit to appear much later in a sometimes different form. ' * ; * * * AFTER TEN YEARS, I AM convinced that writing is a great deal of fun, but it still is hard work. It's not as one of my friends said after I received a check from some free-lance work, "like finding il in the streets." I would hate to try to support a family on the proceeds of wriling, bul it can make you wealthy. Wealthy.m the sense of Ihe friendships one acquires, the habit of taking nqtice of the everyday things around you and the opportunity of expressing how one feels about the people,, the ideas and the places one loves best of all. ;.,' •. THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS one that has appeared several time! before but last week Frances Weise asked to have U again. It's fop Kosher Dills and it came from Wava Woodworth originally,, just finished my 32nd quart this year and the cucumbers in, 9W garden are just beginning. • ' • ' 12 cups water '' ^ ' 1 cup, pickling salt ' V-. 1 cup water Dill and garlic cloves. Scrub cucumbers, place in sterilized jays. , garlic cloves and several dill heads and stems to each 'the brine to a 'toil, pour on the .cucumbers and seal, , T about 6 quarts, depending" how tightly you are abte to,; cucumbers. I make f so me 'of these m slices and they are, hamburgers, '5r:-Stft*' ,, „* 7*^<>_

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