The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 29, 1967 · Page 28
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 29, 1967
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• EDITOH'S NOTE: This issue of Woman's World is a reprint 'if the column that appeared in the Thursday, June 7, 1951 issue • if the Algona Upper Des Moines. IN EVERY WOMAN'S LIFE there is at least one dress that she will always remember. Often it is her wedding gown; sometimes it is her first evening gown. A frock that is so becoming that it wins her many compliments on her appearance is seldom forgotten. Sometimes it's the dress that she pays an extravagant price for that sticks in her memory and then again it's the dress that was a real bargain. Then too, there is that dress that she can't forget merely because she couldn't wear it out and it was useful long after she grew sick and tired of it. IN THE LADIES' SHOPS, the higher the dress' price, the fancier names it is called. The little cotton numbers we wear at home are usually called "house dresses." A little higher on the scale they are "afternoon frocks" and up through "costume suits" and "ensembles." The garments we wear after sundown all seem to be called gowns - dinner gowns, evening gowns, and night gowns. MARTHA LOU ANFINSON HAS A very attractive evening gown that she made from a huge German flag her husband, Ernie, liberated in World War U. She was sure to rip off the swastika before she started sewing. WHEN YARD DRESS GOODS WERE hard to get a few years back, Mrs. Fern Hardgrove, wtio is mighty handy with a needle, made a couple of evening gowns for her daughters-in-law from waterproofed taffeta shower curtains. They were in wonderful colors and they made up beautifully. BRIDES SHOULD ALWAYS PRESERVE their wedding dresses carefully, even if they are not the type you hand clou n to your daughter to wear for her own wedding. If they are good for nothing else, they serve as an illustraton of how the styles change through the years. And who knows, some day somebody may get a good laugh out of the very dress you thought so lovely on your weddinir day. THEN, TOO, DRESSES OF OTHER decades are always in demand for costuming plays and programs. Opal Bourne borrowed Sadie Mawdsley's wedding dresi for a skit a while back and it drew a lot of interest. In spite of being of the late twenties vintage (a horrible fashion period) it was quite attractive - blue chiffon velvet with beige gorgette at the throat. IN THE SAME SKIT, KITTY OTT modeled Grace Humphrey's wedding dress of the 1930's. It was of lace, aqua colored at the time it was purchased but since dyed black. The style was not too different from those of today excepting that the skirts then were inclined to be cut on the bias. I HAVE MY WEDDING DRESS. I wore it quite frequently up to about four years ago when the drop in hemlines relegated it to the shelf. It still looks lovely to me and I mean to save it. This takes considerable rescuing from the daughter and her friends who like to take it from the box to play dress-up. ONE OF THE DRESSES I REMEMBER best was not mine, at least not at first. It belonged to my mother. It was navy- blue gorgette trimmed with gold braid and extremely beautiful, but the outstanding feature was the price of it. To this day, it is known as the Thirty Dollar Dress. DAD'S JOB KEPT HIM AWAY from home for weeks at a time and he well appreciated Mother's difficult task in being both father and mother to four active youngsters. When tie received his first big promotion, he wanted to do something very special for her. Mamma was taken to the biggest store in Waterloo and told to pick out the very finest dress, hat and shoes and, for once, she was absolutely forbidden to ask the price until the merchandise was safely home. The Thirty Dollar Dress was a result of this expedition. In spite of the unprecedented extravagance, her thrifty conscience was salved. For mamma-like, she made the Thirty Dollar Dress over for me when she had out-worn it. And 1 never failed to tell how much it cost when anyone complimented me on it. KAREN JOHNSON CAME OVER YESTERDAY to show me her Norwegian dress that she wore for the Girl Scout Fly-up program. It was loaned to her by Oslo Hjelmeland who brought it from Norway about a year and a half ago. Karen's Norwegian friend lives with her parents on a farm near LuVerne. There are other children in the family and they recently had a new baby whom they wanted to call by a real American name, so she is, Mary. * * * THE DRESS - A FESTIVAL COSTUME - consists of a black, pleated skirt of fine wool and a white cotton jlouse with exquisite hand-done embroidery. There's a short, :'itte<1, wool jacket with a removable insert in the front, embroiderd in hand-work beading design. There is also a beautiful beaded belt. The apron, a part of the costume, is bordered with some kind of drawn-work in an intricate design. Karen was supposed to be a Danish girl in the program so she left off the felt-appliq.ied cap and substituted a white paper one because the costume of the two countries are similar. A LOT OF US ARE STARTING THE SUMMER seisou with more dresses than we usually do. Those sun-back dresses, so popuh.r In hot weather, didn't get much wear last year. For once, tl.e cover-up jackets that come with them received eoual wear with the dresses. THOSE LITTLE PUFFED SLEEVED, ruffle trimmed dresses that little girls wear, are pretty to look at but they add up to lots of ironing for Mamma. I could hardly wait to have a little girl to dress, but I'm finding that two daughters keep me at the ironing board a great deal of time even though they wear blue-jeans or play-suits most of the time. The ironing time is only a little shorter than it takes them to soil the dresses. I guess it's time for my annual campaign to get Daddy to buy me an ironer. * * * WE STILL HAVE FISH LEFT FROM Daddy's fishing trip. Maybe this time, with lots of material to practice on, I'll learn to cook them well. Beulah Richardson gave me a good tip over the back fence while we were hanging our washings. She uses biscuit mix to roll the fish in before frying in place of the usual 6-Afgona, (la.) Upp«r D« Moin«s Thursday, Jun« 2$, 1067 flour or cracker-meal. I tried it 01: both bull-heads and pike and was pleased with the nice brown coating it gives. BETTY STILLMAN PHONED TO TELL me the answer to the whereabouts of the Schmeil twins - whom I asked about in a recent column. Ruth, who stayed with the Stillmans in high school days, is now at Cedarborough, W'is., and is married to a railway mail clerk. Her parents make their home with her. Mr. Schmeil was for many years, the teacher at Lotts Creek school. Esther Schmeil became a nu r se after school days and is now married to a doctor and living in Idaho. I mentioned Gertrude Nelson in the same column and her mother, Mrs. Alma Nelson phoned to tell me that she lives in a suburb of Chicago and that her husband is in the U. S. customs service. They have two children. SCHOOL'S OUT, THE KIDS ARE LOOSE, and bedlam is reigning full-time in the neighborhood. Taking the optimistic view, it could be worse. Everybody around here was promoted to the next grade in spite of the fears of failure. Even those who received nothing but plusses worried all the way to the school house when they got the report cards. And, after all, it's only ninety-two days until school reopens! GRACE Patricia Haupert, Burt Bride Of Gerald McGutre Might Let Bids On Library At LuVerne Soon LUVERNE - The LuVerne Library building committee met at the City Hall Monday evening for a three hour session, with 16 members present. Mr. Griffith, architect from Fort Dodge, met with the group to help them iron out some of the items that have held up the building. If all goes well, and plans are accepted, bids will be accepted on the building in a couple of weeks. No bids can be opened before July 14, the earliest date. A representative of a furniture company was present and showed his samples and explained their structure and needs. Types of wood were looked at and samples of carpeting shown. - o - The Kubly family reunion was held Sunday in the LuVerne town hall with a pot luck dinner. Guests were from Des Moines, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Renwick, Randall and LuVerne. Mrs. Delores Detmering was a guest. Mrs. Detmering, Osawatomie, Kan., visited Mrs. Henry Kubly Saturday and Sunday. Friday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll were Mrs. Edith Wells, Clinton; Mrs. Rosa Eden, West Liberty; and Margaret Carlson, Titonka. Saturday evening guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll were their son Dennis and family, Eagle Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll attended the Johnson family reunion in the Alden Park Sunday. Mrs. Ralph Stoll and her house guests, Mrs. Edith Wells, Mrs. Rosa Eden and Mrs. Margaret Carlson, visited friends in and around Titonka Monday. Mrs. Harry Naff ziger and Mrs. Catherine Wagener helped the Richard Lann family move from Dakota City, Nebr. to Luverne, Minn, last week. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wagener and son Greg, Deer Creek, visited in the Harry Naffziger home Saturday and Sunday. They came to take Mrs. Catherine Wagener back to Peoria. The E.U.B.S. school and church met at Call State Park Sunday for services and a pot luck dinner. They played games in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kubly, Western Springs, 111., are parents of a baby girl. Randy Elbert, Harlan, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marty. Friendly Neighbor Club met with Mrs. Marvin Meyers, with eight members and three visitors Mrs. Elmer Kubly, Mrs. Melvin Kubly and Mrs. Ronnie Hefty present. Mary Ann Kiley had the surprise and Mrs. Edwin Marty had the lesson in the/': absence of Peggy Kiley. / enhoff Corp. in Algona. The bridegroom is a graduate of Titonka High School and served three years in the Navy. He is presently employed at Rollie's Food Center in Titonka. Following a week's wedding trip in the west, the couple is now at home in Titonka. Report Good Brood Stock, Iowa Pheasants DES MOLNES, IOWA-Results of spring pheasant surveys show little change from the 1966 counts, i. e., a good supply of brood stock. A few more hens were sighted this year on the road-side counts made by State Conservation Officers, Unit Game Managers and Biologists. It is hoped that land retired under the Federal Farm Program and roadsides will be left undisturbed until after July 4th to allow hatching of initial nesting attempts. Secure nesting cover is very limited in most of Iowa's pheasant range, which makes these areas just that much more valuable. The hatching peak will be reached about the last week in June, a bit later than usual. Though the surveys this spring show a good level of brood stock in the state, the cold and recently wet weather has not been favorable for an optimum hatch of young pheasants. Experience of previous years indicates, that hatching success is poorer In cool and/or wet springs than in warmer, dryer ones. May and June are the key- months for determining how good the production will be from the brood stock present. Surveys to measure this production to compare it with previous years will be made in July and August prior to the time the hunting seasons for this fall are set. I LuVERNE 1 Mrs. C. W. Bjustrom i Missionary Guild met in the home of Mrs. Harry Christiansen at Humboldt Wednesday with a pot luck dinner. Mrs. Christiansen is a former member. Guests were Mrs. Evelyn Marty, Randy Elbert, and Mrs. Chris Peterson. Mr. and Mrs. Judean Welthea and family of Randall visited in the Edwin Marty home and attended the Kubly reunion Sunday. Borazon, a material invented in 1957, is the only known substance hard enough to scratch a diamond. Patricia Ann Haupert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Haupert of Burt, and Gerald B. McGuire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McGuire of Bancroft, were united in marriage Saturday, June 10, at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft, in a 10 a. m. double ring ceremony, performed by Rev. Father Francis Higgins. Her personal attendant was her aunt, Mrs. Walter Haupert of Algona. The bride's attendants were her sisters, Marjorie, maid of honor, and Darlene, bridesmaid. Donald Haupert of Mankato, Minn., brother of the bride, was the best man and Phil Heldorfer, Bancroft, was groomsman. Ushers were Robert Doocy, Minneapolis, and Kenneth Bergman, Bancroft. Following the ceremony, a re- ception fo£ 175 guests was held 7inthe : c1iurch'halir Mrs. Loretta Vaske, godmother of the bride and Mrs. Cletus Dorr, aunt of the groom, cut and served the wedding cake. Waitress were Lynn Menke, Shirley Menke, Jan Menke, Arliss Dorr, Pam Henderson and Arlene Heldorfer. Mrs. Eugene Fitzgerald, Armstrong, was dining room hostess. Judy Mescher, Ft. Dodge, and Mrs.Dale Scharn, Lytton, served punch. Gifts were opened and displayed by Eileen Vaske and Mrs. Kenny Heldorfer. Theresa Thilges of Algona had charge of the guest book. The bride is a graduate of St. John's High School and is employed as a bookkeeper at Weid- THURSDAY & FRIDAY DOUBLE TICKETS! OIL U'VI'ANY S 1OOO AND SWEEPSTAKES DX, WAGNER D-X SERVICE 304 N. Jon.i Algona 295-9111 NEWS BEAT REPORT LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH LEADING CITIZENS OF THE AREA . . . GIVING ENLIGHTING VIEWS AND FACTS OF THE MAJOR TOPICS AND EVENTS OF THE DAY. TUESDAYS AT 4:05 KLGA *** 1600 KG ENDS JULY 4TH! 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