The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1957 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 16, 1957
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Pot many of us, cooking and planning meals take a major part of our homemaking time and fixing up the dishes so that they tempt the appetites of just the four or five people in our own family demands quite a bit of ingenuity. This week 1 visited with a young woman who not only keeps up on the latest in food fashions and the newest in products for the pantry, she also prepares 16 varied dishes a day in the full view of a.n audience of women. And most of the women who watch her every move arc pretty expert in the pots and pans department themselves. * * * The young woman I'm talking about is Susan Lowe, the Home Economist who presented thfj cooking school sponsored by Rural Gravure magazine, Algona merchants and the Algoria Upper Des Moines newspaper. Although Miss Lowe was college trained for her job, after getting in on some of the backstage monue'vers in the- life of- a cooking demonstrator, I concluded that much ol the work she is called up:m to do could not be covered by anything taught in school. And it was quite comforting to find that even un expert occasionally ruiS'a cuke that won't raise properly or a pic that turns out a little odd because the cook forgot the butter. * * • ' Susan Lcwe has besn in her present job for 2 M> ycaraf " The current season's schools of which Algona's was' the last before a two months vacation, numbered 17 in this area. Miss Lowe's home is in Ladysmith, Wise, but she was no stranger to Iowa even before her present job. During the war she joined the WAVES and was stationed at Cedar Falls. She was a Yeoman on the staff of Admiral Stump and following the war, attended the University of Wisconsin to get her degree in Home Economics. Other job experiences have been teaching high school Home EC and working as a legal stenographer. Miss Lowe travels without an assistant and she packs her equipment into the back of a station wagon. I saw the car loaded, ready to go and how she managed to get the pots 'and pans, the microphones and sound equipment, the huge mirror, the varied and sundries and her personal bags and baggage in and still leave room for the driver was not only a mystery to me, it wa^ also an illustration of the old saying, "a place for everything and everything in its place." She's even better at packing than Father is when we go to Cass Lake but then he has one problem that Susan Lowe doesn't have. Father not only has to pack our vacation and fishing gear — he also has to find r place for the dog, three kids and his wife! * * * That mirror I mentioned is a real asset to a cooking school. It enables the gals in the back row to see by reflection what ths demonstrator is doing even if they can't get a glimpse of her hands. Mirrors have long been an object for •superstition and Susan Lowe has one about her's. It doesn't concern seven years bad luck for she hasn't had it that long. However, she absolutely refuses to have anything to do with unpacking the mirror because the two lone times she did so, she found it shattered. Once from a factory defect and the other time from going over a hump in the road. Incidentally, the fact that Miss Lowe has never had a flat tire in all her travel-, is a real piece of luck for the spare tire is neatly stowed away at the bottom of aU that other gear. , « » The part that the audience sees in a cooking school is the grand climax to the demonstrator's duties for she must spend at least twice as much time in preliminary preparations as she does on the stage. Early on the morning of. the show, Susan is busy forming meat balls, rolling pie crust and setting up the trays of ingredients so that when the real deal comes she can put the finishing touches "on a whole lot of dishes practically at the same time and nvike it look easy. After* working all day on the food, it is given away as prizes. So where does the Home Economist get her nourishment? In restaurants, of course! * * • Susan Lowe said that she has been fortunate in her restaurant meals and that most of them have been delicious. But, though it sounds a little unlikely to me, eating out three times a day can get tiresome. In one of the towns where she worked, a friendly cafe proprietor said she wanted to fix a really special meal for Susan Lowe. Susan said, "The nicest thing you can do for me is to fix a meal I don',t have to order. Just surprise me." However, the only time this Home Economist has ever suffered from food poisoning it was from neither her own cooking nor from eating at a so-called "Sloppy Joe's". The ailment was contracted in one of those highly touted, "travelers approved" Lift with a traveling Mouse Economist is not without its emergencies. In the spring blizzard of a month or so ago, Susan Lowe spent quite a bit of time in her station wagon in a ditch near Strawberry Point. At Fairmont, Minn, the lights went out during a demonstration. Once her assistants made a miscue on instructions and they measured out 1 '/fe cups of sugar fdr a pizza recipe that called for \ l k table- spoonsful. The mistake was discovered just in time. And once she was forced to conduct a series of three demonstrations while suffering from a case of the stomach flu. Can you imagine working with food when you feel like that? * • • There was an incident right here in Algona that at first glance looked like un emergency to Susan Lowe. She came clown to the Armory early in the morning, found the doors that she vowed had been locked, wide open. A police car was parked out in front and what's more there was a peculiar smoky odor in the building. Susan rounded up a cop and inquired about what was going on. "Why, we've just haci a little shooting", he replied. Miss Lowe was alarmed to say the least, but only until the policeman added, "We had a session of target practice. Our shooting gallery is in the Armory." If ycu should happen to see the TV movies put out by the National Sport's Association, you may find Susan Lowe in them; She was photographed in a, series about the Flambeau river — once when her boat was sinking while going over the falls and once when her paddle broke in midstream. She was amazed to learn several months later that the camera had been on her in both predicaments and that the incidents had been incorporated into the movie. * * • Many people commented on the attractivness of the dishes Susan Lowe cooked at the school here but without exception all of them could be duplicated right in our own kitchens. "Cooking is easy", said Susan, "especially if you have a free hand with three ingredients — cream, eggs and butter." She may be influenced by the fact that her home is in the dairyland of Wisconsin but I certainly agree with her. And I might add, that having a butcher who cooperates with you in choosing'meat helps quite a bit also. * * * There was a letter this week from John McDowell, former popular high school ' principal here. He is now in the Madison, Wisconsin schools. The Mc- Dowells send 1 greetings to their many friends here. The son Allan has just completed his duty with the air force and is back at the University of Wisconsin. The daughter, Margaret is a freshman at Wisconsin State College at Whitewater and in January her parents announced her engagement to Thomas W. Guamnitz, son of the dean of Commerce at the University. No definite wedding plans have been made. Marvel, Mrs McDowell, enclosed Margaret's picture and she's a pretty young lady. It's hard to believe that those kids are so grown up. * * * This week's recipe is ffcm the rooking school. It's for Honey Nut Cake and if you attended on Saturday you have it in your folder. It's almost a new inven- L. S. BOHANNON Other sportsmen with whom I fish, hunt, or play golf, tell me they wouldn't be without Personal Liability Insurance because of the risk of injuring Eomeone. Does a sportsman pay the same premium of .only S8 per year for $10,000 protection ? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannnn Insurance Agency. Rhone CY4- 4443. SPRAY LESS and PAY LESS for effective fly control in dairy barns tion to me because I've been using package mixes so much lately I've all but forgotten you can make a cake by starting with separate ingredients. This one's almost as easy as a package mix. 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour % cup sugar 3 tsp. (1 tablsp.) baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1/3 cup peanut butter a ,4 cup milk 3 eggs Sift dry ingredients together into bowl. Mix in brown sugar. Add spry, peanut butter and milk. Beat for 2 min. at medium speed in mixer, if by hand, 150 strokes. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes more. Pour into well greased 9x13 inch oblong pan. Bake at 350 degrees, 30-45 min. (This usually takes the full 45 min.) Cool. Honey Frosting l h cup honey 2 egg whites Vz cup ground salted peaunts Combine honey and fi g g whites. Beat • at high speed in mixer until consistency to spread. (Susan Lowe said that it may seem to you that the stuff is never going to whip up but it will do so all at once). Spread on top of cake. Sprinkle ground salted peanuts on top. Brown under broiler foi* 4 to 5 minutes. —GRACE. The ballet, "The Swan," was made famous by Anna Pavlova, Thursday, May 16, 195? Algona (la.) Upper Of* Moin*«-3 NOTES OF SERVICE MEN 2D Armored Di»., Germany — Pvt. Charles F. McNertney, son of Mr and Mrs Patrick H. McNertney, Bancroft, Iowa, recently arrived in Germany and is now a member of the 2d Armored Division. Assigned to the division's 12th infantry Battalion, McNertney entered the Army in November 1956 and was last stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He attended Creightofi University and the State University ot Iowa. PORT SILL, OKLA. — Pvt Merle D. Lockwood ,son of Mr and Mrs M. D. LockWood, Swea City. Iowa, is receiving advanced training with the 597th Armored Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill, Okla. He entered the Army last January and completed basic training at Fort Bliss, Tex. Lockwood attended Lone Rock High School. 24TH t>IV., KOREA — Pvt. Verlyn J. Tjarks, son of Mr and Mrs John Tjarks, Titonka, recently arrived in Korea and is now a member of the 24th Infantry Division. Tjarks, a driver in the Provisional Battalion's headquarters of the division's 19th Regiment, entered the Army in October 1956 and received basic training at Fort Carson, Colo. The 22-year-old soldier was graduated from Titonka high school in 1952. Tea For Mothers The annual Mothers' Tea and the May meeting of the Greenwood Girls was held at the home of Mary and Kathleen Kollasch. A "Better Grooming Contest" took place with Rachel Menke and Mary Joe Vaske chosen to attend the contest at Algona. The judges were Mrs Maurice Bernhard and Mrs Ralph Kahler. Georgia Heledorfer and Karen Wilhelmi recited the Country Girl's Creed. After the meeting, a delicious lunch was served by Mrs Koll a sen. 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