The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1957 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 3, 1957
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S-Afgono (la.) Upper De* Melnw Thursday, Jo«. 9, 195? 4 Operations, St. Benedict Man Does O.K. St. Benedict — John Arndorfrv formrrlv of St Ronodict hut r<nv in Ala»m came home Doc IP frmn the Mriry hostiital. Town Citv rifd r bin-inn li;id four opern- lions .1! otic time. t\vo hernias, an apprntlivt.imv and gall clones re- nii veil. He i« ccttina alone nice- Iv. T!K 1'ttlp pon born to Mr nnd Mrs ri.uvnro Arndm for on Dei 1 . 12 aivl who \\eighod 7 Ibs. 12 07. vas fhrislrnc'd Timothy Joseph l-iv Father Ernst at HIP St. Bone- diet Catholic church and his sponsors were Mary Janice and Wayne Arndorfcr. brother and sister of the newe imer. The rocular meeting of the St Benedict CD.A. was a Christmas party with exlchanso of gifts. Anita Detren received plate prize. Mrs Ben Dorr, cup prize. France? Cnpesius. fork prize to Mrs Chuck Col well: spoon prize, Mrs George Hobscheidt: door prize, Father Ernst and the Sisters were presented with gifts by the C.D.A. members. On the evening of Dec. 15 five couples enjoyed "500" at the home of Mr and Mrs Bob Mayer. This Christmas party was enjoyed bv Mr and Mrs Bill McGuire of West Bend: Mr and Mrs Marvin Reding of Livermore; Mr and Mrs Gerald Garman, Mr and Mrs Don Wood of Algona and Mr and Mrs Irvin Eischen of LuVerne. High prize was won by Bill McGuire. low by Mrs Marvin Reding and door prize by'Mrs^Dbn Wood. On SundaVi D<#.'" 16 Mr and Mrs John Thill had as guests Mr tind Mrs Louis Fuhnnan of Algona; Mr and Mrs Tonv Schmidt, Algona: Mr and Mrs Matt Faber, Bode: and Mr and Mrs Bob Mayer and familv of Algona. Mr and Mrs Ed Eischen became parents of a babyf'girl Dec. 14, weighing 7 Ibs. lO'iSz? whom they plan on naming Joan. The St. Benedict card club met at the home of Mrs Isadore Mayer Dec. 19 and once again Mrs Lawrence Cink received high prize. The riext party will be held at Mrs Cink's home in Algona and since she is hostess, we'll surely have a better chance this time. '' Hand Smashed In Car Door At Bancroft Bancroft , — Mary Kollasch, who had her hand smashed in the par door, is suffering much pain She is an eighth grader in St John's High School. Those attending the wedding of Shirley •' Doocv and' Richard Anderson of Ledyard Saturday were: Mr and Mrs Richard Menke, Mr and Mrs Roy McGuire, Mr and Mrs Charles McGuire, Mr and Mrs Cletus Dorr, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Bergman, Mr and Mrs Clarence McGuire' and Kenneth McGuire. Gerald Berbers, who is stationed in Lincoln, Neb., Allen Wasselman, who is stationed in San Diego, and KeVineth Lampe, who is stationed'^-in California, spent Christmas leaves with their folks. Mr and Mrs Henry Lampe and family spent Christmas in Cedar Rapids with their daughters. Walter Ditsworth returned from the Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge this week. Mr Ditsworth underwent sUtgery on his back recently. ' ' ' ' Maureen Quinn, daughter of Mr and Mrs Bill Quinn who is employed in Washington, D. C., is spending the holidays with her parents. The infant son of Mr and Mrs Robert Vaske was baptized Verne Joseph in St. John's Church. Sponsors were the grandparents, Mrs Verne Reibhoff and Otto Vaske. Mr and Mrs Ben Dorr, St. Benedict, Dennis Dorr, Osceola, Wis., and Rosalee Dorr of St. Benedict were dinner guests at the Cletus Dorr residence Sunday. Kenneth Bergman, who was injured recently in a car accident went to Fort Dodge Friday for a check up and for removal of the stitches in his mouth. Alice Long, daughter of Mr and Mrs Art > Long and who is employed in Des Moines. soent the Christmas holidays with her parents. Comm. Club Elects At Whittemore The Whittemore community a* its annual meeting la«t week elected M- C. Swim as oresident to replace Bob Fleming who had acted in that capacitv the past year in a verv creditable manner. Marion Hyink was elected vice president. Leo Morman secretary and Fred Ruhnke, treasurer. The executive committee consists of Marion Hvink, chairman, Bob Fteming. J. F. I/oner- pan, J. G. Nordseth and Gordon Jensen. A, resolution was presented and adopted, to close the stores at 9 p.m. Saturdays during the win- tfi' months. J. R, JJhjLejxHake and Martin papointed as col- for the Christina program ,«.',,. The ft*irt meeting of the club wltt b* W& Jwwsry 10 Is it possible thai the year 1956 is already drawing to a close? It was aptly named Leap Year foi all 366 days leaped by in a hurry. I know very well that it is time to write 1957 but I'm not quite reconciled to it. Time is a precious and irreplaceable gift. How much of it will be allotted to any one person is an eternal mystery. How well we use that time allotted to us is influenced in part by oustide factors but quite a bit of the responsibility of how rve use our minutes, days and years is up to us. If I were to have to give nn accounting of what I've done with 1950, I know I would not be completely satisfied nor would I be without twinges of conscience at the moments and opportunities lost, but I do know that the year brought me and the ones closest to me, a full measure of living and our share of the joys and sorrows. * » • We started January of 1956 with a visit from an old friend, Jim Bishop and we tried to pack ten years of catching up into the conversation of two evenings. Jan. 3 is a kind of awkard -time to have a birthday but Jeannie had her 7th anyway, complete with party. We worried over my sister, Mid, a patient at Rochester and I planned programs for my church woman's organization. . • • • • There was an extra day in February but I can't remember what I did with it. But I do recall that this was the month I wrote the play, "You Look Ghastly, Gertie" for St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary and turned it over to the capable hands of Opal Bourne and her all-star cast. * • • In March, Pop and I went traveling. After not being away from the kids overnight in more than 18 months we parked them twice within three weeks. We had a weekend at Lincoln with Pop's sister and brother-in-law, the Beardsleys, and a visit in Des Moines with the Tom Sawyers. Sushibala Christian young student from India visited Algona and I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing her * * • April WPS a family milestone on my side of the house. "We said gopd-bye to Grandma Traeger and visited with more aunts and uncles and cousins than I've seen in a coon's age. This is a most pleasant experience, but why does it have to happen only at funerals? The other April event was a completely happy one and we gained a fine new step-father when Mom, looking pretty in a blue dress, exchanged wedding vows with Harold Hobson at the Little 'Brown .'Church a.t Nashua. The play I wrote in April was "Christian Living Family Style" for Ruth Circle. 9 * * In May, our Brownie Troop was learning promises in preparation to become Intermediate Gir] Scouts. They got the job done and up they flew. Father headed north for his annual ooening- of-the-season fishing trio and Mary Ann missed a great deal of school with a frustrating case of Pyelitis. * * * • June 7 is a red-letter day. Clem Erlander called me a couple of weeks before and said that this column was supoosed to get some Rort of an award at the National Kditorial Association Convention I didn't believe it until we had ,the word straight from Louisville Ky. that it was third place. Jeannie went to Lincoln for a week with cousin, Janie and her first anoearance on television, whilf Marv Ann and I attended Gir' Scout Dav Camp. Three of th<» hottest davs of the summer, 1 swear it. Hazel. Hortense, Amy Ethel, Zada, Edyth and the other eals and I on the First Ward Voting and Sewing Circle Society worked the Primary Election. * * * We must have had a safe an<* sane fourth of July because I don't remember it. Toward thp end of the month we packed ur most of our possessions, Father romnressed them into the car oiled in the kids, the dog and me and we header) for Cass Lake on a vacation. The Beardslev? Joined us there. It w»s a double- beqrler this year for the kid« anH T had an extra week P* Oak Grovr Point and the Wn'ler cou«=irr were the^p, too. We sure hac* f un at both places. . * * • After recovering from ihp vacation, AURUS* found mp con nine like rn^d. I wasn't goins t' Ho much of it, but vou know how it goes—somebody eives vor some cucumbers, vou fjnd a bargain on peaches, Father expre^ep a preference for home canned tomato juice nnd I ended up with 155 quarts. There was an enjoy able visit with the gals at the Congregational Bible Class and P new cousin was born—>Bob and Ru*h Riesbee's Muriel, a living doll if I've ever seen one. * * • Seojember came even if T didn't have the kid's clothes ready to go back to school. BUI entered 8th grade, Mary Ann, $th and Jean 2nd. Uncle Carl, my DadV brother and a treasured' friend, died at Lemmon, S- D- Vuanita and I started as leaders of a new Brownie Troop, 2nd grad- ?rs, nnd the Plum Creek Woman's Club presented me with some earrings and hanky just for road- ing some of my past columns to them. I sooke for the parents at a luncheon for the new teachers and thought it was quite a switch to have O. B. Laing ask me to talk instead of to keep quiet as he might h'we been more apt to do 20 years ago. September's play effort was, "Financing Faith" for the Presby. Woman's Organization and we were both surprised and haoov when John and Elaine Bishop came from Pittsburgh to help us celebrate ou r 16th anniversary. We had a party for Mary Ann's 10th birthday. * * * October found us gadding about again. We went to Minneapolis with Ann and Del Clop ton to see Cinerama and to a football game at Iowa City with Kitty and Dick Phillips. We stayed at Buckingham, Pop. 50 friendly folk with the Dale ROSF family. "You haven't been to town until you've been tc Buckingham." Bill became a teen-ager with his Nov. 2 birthday. After much heated political discussion, the election came and I worked on the board. As my former teacher, Ruth Messenger Stillwell said in her Christmas letter, "We still haven't recovered from the Nov. 6 debacle. We feel that America has missed having for President the greatest man to come along in a century." However, Thanksgiving found us counting our blessings—we were short on cash, long as debts but rich in health and love and things to lauph about. Novembers' play writing project was a radio script for the National Thanksgiving Day Association contest. I wonder what became of that one. * « • December is still so close it seems like one long mad rush. The play writing for the month was, "The Brownie Story" to be produced in Jan. and the Christmas .cards started arriving by the dozens. I wish I could tell you how much your.letters, cards, and pictures added to the festivities at pur house. They are still decorating our living room and I meant to quote several of them in tl^s week's column but I find I've already talked too long about myself. Christmas afternoon I succumbed to a case of that Blitzkrieg stomach flu that is making the rounds, but fortunately it was after we'd opened our presents, after we'd made some Christmas calls and after I'd thoroughly en- ioyed Grandma Sigsbee's excellent duck dinner. Lori Lynn, the doll Santa brought Jean, is so real to her that v/e've become convinced it's our grandchild. m 9 • Whatever 1956_bK>ught, Jto#9H- 1 hope 1957 will be a better year. No matter how tough times get, nor how many personal sorrows may come, I am convinced 1 that there will still be nice people around to make life brighter for us. And if this is not true, please don't anybody tell me about it Happy New Yea r ! * * * This week's recipe came from Vaunita Rentz. It's for Orange Cranberry Bread and she enioy- ed it so much when her mother- in-law fixed it for Christmas dinner that she thought you would too. 2 cups sifted flour Vi teasp. salt I'/fc teasp. baking powder % teasp soda 1 cup sugar 3 egg, beaten lightly 2 tabsp. butter MJ CUD orange juice 5 tablsp. hot water 3 /i cup nuts 1 cup chopped cranberries erated rind of 1 orange Sift dry ingredients together. Add melted butter, egg, orange juice and water to the dry ingredients. Mix only until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the nuts and cranberries and rind. Pour into a preased pan 9x5 and let stand 20 minutes Bake in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour. —GRACE. "Our Christmas tree stand leaked. The water soaked thru red crepe paper and dyed 9 red spot on our rug. Our friends accuse us of murdering Santa.. Is this kind of loss paid t>y Personal Property Insurance, but not by a Residence Fire Policy?" For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Agency, Phone 103. Graham Stores Celebrate Fiftieth Year In 1957 The Grahaift Department Stotes Co., with parent headquarters in Oltumwa, Iowa, and full-scale depariment stores in twenty-one Iowa cities, is entering its 50th year of service to Iowa communities, it has been announced by R. 6. Stewart, Oltumwa, president of the organization. the Graham Department Store in Algona is managed by Brail Wright, who has a long record of service with the company, and the most recently opened Graham store, the 21st in Clear Lake, Iowa, is managed by his son, Bob Wright, formerly of Algona. BEGAN IN 190? Just fifty years ago, in 1907, the first Graham store opened its doors In Iowa. From this modest beginning, the organisation has consistently grown and expanded to its present group of twenty- one complete department stores, all located in leading Iowa communities. Employing some 300 people, the firm has general offices and warehouses in Otiumwa, and in addition maintains buying representation in New York and Chicago fashion markets. STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT Reviewing the present and future plans of the Graham company, Mr Stewart stated: "We are proud of Graham's fifty years of service to Iowa communities. During this half century, we have fried to keep pace with the changes in store design and merchandising to make each Graham store the family shopping center of its community. The increasing number of friends who trade with us expresses evidence of their approval of our efforts. To these many friends, we say "Thank you for your continued loyalty and the inspiration this has been to us." PLANS FOR EXPANSION "We have confidence", continued Mr Stewart, "in the future of this great state of Iowa, and we plan to establish Graham Stores in other progressive communities. We will continue our policy of providing for each community the best values in quality merchadise and nationally- advertised brands at lowest possible prices. We invite our many friends, in Algona as elsewhere, to join with us in celebrating our 'Golden Jubilee' by participating in the extra special values that will be offered throughout the yea*." Errmloyees oh the staff of the Algona store, in addition to Mr Wright, as manager, are Bernard Dilley, Neva Wright, Mrs Pauline Bait. Rose Arend, Sally Eis- enfaarth, Mrs Jessie Schweppe, Mrs Florence Valentine, Mrs Edna Alt, and extras, Mrs Mary Ann Knecht, Mimi Wright, Judy PiekeU and Mrs Florence Furst. Beginning Graham's" Golden Jubilee Year '. .. with Special Values to give you more for your Shopping Dollar! Graham's is full of these and many more unadvertised bargains... our way of saying "Thanks" . . . . for fifty wonderful years! JANUARY WHITE SALE GIANT SHAG RUGS Really BIG! 27 inches wide — 50 inches long. Double loop with Latex back. Fringed ends. Pastel shades, rich deeptones — colors for any room or hall! DISH CLOTHS MULTI- STRIPE HEAVY KNIT SHEET BLANKETS Remarkable buy 1 , Fleecy cotton sheet blankets in attractive plaids . . . size 60 x 76 inches ... at this very special Graham White Sale price. "Guaranteed For Not Less Than 100 Washings' >o Much Value For Your Money ^BBt 4IP 4^ 4MMB 4HPM ABBfc ^flA FOXCROFT SHEETS ' Double Sheet BLANKETS Soft, fleecy, ultra warm . . . and double. Plaids and stripes. These measure 72 x 84 inches, provide snug wanmth for a cold winter's night's rest Rayon-Cotton BLANKETS Rich blend for looks and warmth ... in these 'slight irregulars' of a famous make of blanket. Rich pastel shades. Size 72 x 84 A AA lull inches Vt99 "Famous Name" WASH FROCKS 1.88 FITTED SHEETS "Foxcroft" Snow-white sheets, easy to clip on, no ironing, wrinkle-free, made of the finest bleached sheeting. Each sheet wrapped in poli package. DOUBLE BED SIZE 1.72 SHEETS, CASES "Foxcrof*" Guaranteed For Not Less Than 100 Washings 72 x 108 Sheet 1.59 81 x 99 Sheet - 1,59 81 x 108 Sheet 1.72 42 x 36 Cases 37c $2.98 and $3.98 Values — & All First Quality ! A Graham White Sale "bonus valuel" Dozens of these crispy - fresh cotton house frocks now at this very special low price *— re* member, you are getting $2.98 & 3.98 values. You will recognise the famous labels at first sight! SUes 12 to 20 and 14'/z to 24'/z. CANNON BATH TOWELS G-I-A-N-T 44 x 48 Inch Size Thick, thick terry towels . . . and a great big bath size that you can practically wrap yourself up in. And oh, what colors . . . and how many! These are the genuine Cannons that sell for $1.49 regularly . . . you are saving 49c on every towel you buy ! Cannon Wash Cloths, large size, thick terry . 8 for $1 FEATHER BED PILLOWS Your head 'nestles into* these pillows in gentle comfort. Curled duck feathers and 5% down T- for the best bed pillow ever, Neat' O QD multi-stripe paiterns.L. V§*»O MATTRESS PADS Graham's White Sale features a complete seltction of mattress pads — finest quality at special White Sale prices. Dbfe, Bed. -^4.49 Twin Bed .. 3.49 (Fined Contour Pads) Dble. Bed .. 4.98 Twin Bed .. 4.49 Top Quality Broadcloth SPRING PRINTS Yes, Spring Prints! And truly remarkable at 29c per yardl Interesting and colorful printed patterns on high count broadcloth — pre-shrunk .and colorfast! All a full 36 inches wide! MORE FOR YOUR SHOPPING DOLLAR IN GRAHAM'S GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR I I I I

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