The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on November 29, 1958 · Page 5
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Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, November 29, 1958
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Homemaker Can Help Santa ALL INDICATIONS are that the Christmas Ball, Dec, 22, will be erne of the biggest Social events of the year in Austin. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the ball Will be held at the Terp Ballroom. 'Patrons and patronesses pf the benefit affair include Mr. and Mrs. Leland Arneson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Asp, Mr. and Mrs. Dafold Bergeson, Dr. and Mrs. Roger Downing, Dr. and Mrs. Albert Petzek, Mr. and Mrs. William fox, Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Jewell, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hylland, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kel- tey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kimball Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Kuechen- metster, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LaTondresse, Mr, and Mrs. Waiter Lembcke, DC. and Mrs. Peter Lommcn Jr., Mr, and Mrs. Robert Lommen, Mr^ and Mrs. David McConncll, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Moen, Dr. arid Mrs. Richard Nordin. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Olstad, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Propf, Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Rayman Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Fred Requa, Drs. Doyle and Lois Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Merril Rolfson, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Seery, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shugart, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sucha, Dr. and Mrs. Morisur Tauffic, Dr. and Mrs. II. P. VnnCleve, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Aanstad, Dr. Mora Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stupka. Mrs. Gus Young is general chairman. Mrs. McConnell and Mrs. Olstad are in charge of publicity and Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Kimball are poster chairmen. * • • * AMONG THE unusual accomplishments of Robert "Fiddler" Beers is the playing of an ancient musfcal instrument known ms the dulcimer or psaltery. Considered "American's only concert fiddler," Beers will present a program.of folk music Tuesday morning for Austin Junior High School - students. Ancestor of the piano, the dulcimer does not have a keyboard, but is played by plucking strings with the fingers or by striking them, with mallets. The particular instrument owned by the Beers family is regarded as one of the finest still in existence. Known as the Mackenzie piano-harp, the instrument is one of the last of its kind, manufactured in 1890. Fiddler Beers, with his wife, Evelyne, who is a folk singer and song specialist, will offer a quaint revival of the old-fashioned song story. • » » • * CAN YOU answer these questions: How much is a dash? How do you crack a coconut easily? How do you substitute cocoa for chocolate? If you cant, the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Minnesota has a folder printed especially for you, called "Know Your Measures." It will answer almost any measuring problem from fat substitution to the number of crackers required to make a cup of crumbs. Prepared by Eleanor Loomis, extension marketing specialist at the University, it covers the measure of dry ingredients, beverages, dairy foods, eggs, flours and cereals, fats, fruits (fresh and dried), nuts, relishes, reasonings, spices, sugars and sweets. The publication folds to fit into your recipe file for easy storage and handy reference, so you see, they thought of everything. If you'd like a copy, write to the Bulletin Room, Institute of Agriculture, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 1. * * * * THE AUSTIN Garden Club hopes that other groups will join in their plan for the giving of Christmas gifts. Instead of the usual exchange of presents among members at the Christmas party Monday, members will contribute to a free-will gift for the mentally retarded. The party will begin with a 1:30 dessert luncheon at Faith EUB Church parlors. There'll be special music by Mrs. Arthur Bustad. Mrs. Loren Jordan is general chairman and Mae Wells, music chairman. * * • * IN THIS specialized age when people are more exacting about almost everything, Christmas card designers have come up with just the right message for the right person at the right time. Do you need a card for your boss, the milkman, the babysitter? Or maybe the teacher or postman? Do you have friends •who will be celebrating birthdays or anniversaries at Christmas time? You'll have no trouble finding cards for all of them. Or you may select a special greeting for your doctor, nurse or coworker and there's one that says, "Merry Christmas from our dog to yours!" The Greeting Card Assn. estimates that there are over 40,000 different Christmas card titles and greetings to choose from, 10 these are only a few of the 2V4 billion cards that will fly through the mails before Christmas Eve this year. Recent surveys chow that the average family sends over 100 greeting cards every 12 months and nearly 60 of these are Christmas cards. And don't forget, mail them early! By KAY SHERWOOD If you enjoy the fufi of making some of your Christmas decoration*, it's time to start thinking of what you'll do this year. New ways to pat Christmas cards on display are usually welcome. Cards don't have to be propped up along the Mantel like so many pieces of wood. One new method is to use a wall hanging of. glitter cloth with ribbon pockets, each embroider* ed with international holiday greetings. This isn't expensive or difficult to make arid it forms a sparkling frame for multicolored cards, I wanted to make one this year to dress a narrow wall space between two windows, but the dimensions can be varied to suit the space you want to fill, If you want to keep costs down, use the glitter fabric you can usually find at florists; for a hanging that will last longer without shedding its sparkle, use metallic cloth. In the sample made for us by Martha Blair, director of the Pfaff Sewing Institute, two-thirds of a yard of 36-inch-wide glitter fabric is used. This is backed by a life-size piece of pellon for firmness. Red grosgrain ribbon, two inches wide, is used for pockets to hold the cards. Cut the ribbon into lengths to fit the width of the hanging. On each length, draw or trace the holiday messages: "Merry Christmas," "Felices Pascuas" (Spanish), "Joyeux Noel" (French.) Embroider each greeting in white or silver thread. If you have an automatic sew< ing machine, satin - stitch the words. Sew each ribbon to the fabric along its lower edge, to form long, shallow pockets. Brace poc kets with two or three vertically stitched rows across each pocket. To hang, turn a small open hem at the top and insert a dowel rod. Tie a silver cord to each end. The flood of Christmas mall, small packages and cards alike, can pile up in untidy disarray on a hall table. An idea for organizing the confusion in a decorative and practical manner is the brainchild of Mary West, an inventive stylist for a large Chicago gift- wrapping manufacturer, Chicago Printed String. She takes an ordinary dish- drainer and weaves multicdored ribbons around the sides, twisting them together at the corners. The satin-toned sheen of the ribbons catches and reflects the light; the brighter the colors the better. The separations for dishes hold sorted mail upright and neat. The same thing could be done to an openwork plastic clothes basket if you need a larger con tainer for gift boxes. Miss West also suggests saving aluminum foil pans from frozen foods or mixes. Of those, she makes bright ornaments. Two shallow, oblong baking pans, for example, cut in three shapes and notched so one slides at right angles over the other or trimmed with tiny, tightly curl ed ribbon circles at each "branch" tip. The result: a shining decoration that resembles one of the polish ed Mexican tin ornaments. Some Have More Energy By ANN LANDERS Dear Ann: I am a minister. I like your column for two reasons. First, it is interesting and helpful for me to know of the variety of problems facing people today and second your advice is sensible. But I must disagree with the answer you gave the insurance ag ent who was embarrassed by the examples of undress he found in many homes. The Lord and the ag ent are unaware Ann Landers that the housewife poor you no respect for their families? It may not be indifference, but meta- )olism. Nevertheless, thank you, lumble Reader, for accentuating the positive. i Dear Ann: Our 16 - year - old daughter thinks we are too strict Because we limit her to three dates a week. She goes steady and claims she's the only one in her crowd who can't go out every night. Frankly, I don't know if we are doing right by her. Her boy friend comes over any hour of the day or night and stays as long as he pleases. When she's out with girl friends and he doesn't find* her at home he gets mad. Can this be love or shall we ignore it and laugh it off? — MUDDLED AND BEFUDDLED. Dear M and B: This is not love. It's not even a reasonable facsimile. And I see little to laugh off — it's not funny. A 16-year-old should not be devoting her time exclusively to one boy, and three dates a week is one too many. High school kids should date on Friday and Saturday nights only. No boy should be permitted to drop in whenever he feels like it and stay as long as he likes. He has developed a proprietary interest in your daughter which is unhealthy. Sit down with this girl and insist on a new set of regulations before the situation becomes muddled and befuddled beyond hope. describe has ''a plumber in the basement, a pie in the oven" and no time to dress. Ministers who make house calls rarely arrive before 2 p.m. Would you believe that we frequently find women still clad in pajamas and bathrobes at this late hour? And these women have no pie in the oven. Their pie is in the bakery window down the street and the husband must pay 65 cents for it «n his way home. This problem has serious overtones. Has the modern woman lost respect for her home? Does she no longer care how she appears to her family? I have women in my church who teach school and work in offices. They fix breakfast for a husband whose work day begins at 8 a.m They drive their children to school. Long before 9 a.m they are dressed, the morning dishes •re washed and the house is in order for the family's return. So you see, it can be done. — A HUMBLE READER. Of course it can be done. But not all women have the energy to get zinging at dawn. Three cheers for those who can do it. But is it fair to label those who cannot M women who have .been going on for t long tim* tod ,he $2 bets really mount up Please tell me what to do with out getting her mad at me. — ALSO RAN. In a situation like this, someon is bound to be mad. The way i stands, it's you. Simply tell he your're through playing booky an explain that you can't stand he losses and yours, too. Are you tempted to smoke because the crowd does? If so, sen for ANN LANDERS' new bookie "Teenage Smoking," enclosin with your request 10 cents in coin and a large, self-addressed, stamped envelope. (Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of THE HERALD enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope.) AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAlD Saturday, Nov. 29, 1958 NEWS FOR WOMEN GIFT IDEAS — Mary West, gift-tie stylist, weaves ribbqn around a dish drainer to make a Christmas mail catch-aJI. Also shown are other ribbon-foil- gift wrap treatments. MARJORIE BYAM Marjorie Byam, Bernard C. Nelson Will Wed Dec. 27 Mr. arid Mrs. Perry L. Byam, Algona, Iowa, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marjorie, to Bernard C. Nelson. He is the son of Bernard Nelson, Blooming Prairie. The wedding will take place Dec. 27, at St. Augustine Church. Cub Scout Program for Mothers Club Three new members were initiated into Pack 118, Dexter Cub Scouts, as pack members conducted the Mother's Club program Wednesday. A -history of the pack was given. Those welcomed were Terry Grunwalt, Raymond Madison and Marvin Branstad. Kenneth and Ronald Vermilyea were in charge of initiation. Steps of Cub Scouting were outlined by the pack members and awards were presented to Robert Branstad, Kenneth and Ronald Vermilyea, Robert Newman, Roger Stephenson, Daniel Hahn and Russell Thalen. Mrs. Franklin Stephenson is den mother. ' Miss Lore Darrell [Married in Germany •- Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Lor* Hlrt, Furth, Germany, and 8p4 4 ttftr. rell L. Heydt, ion of Mr. end Mrs. Verl Heydt, Sargeant. The wedding took place tyov. 12, at Furth. Sp-4 Reydt has reenlisted in the service for three years with two year* to be spent in Germany. PERSONAL NOTES Weekend guest at the .Vies Martinson home, Grand Meadow, are Mr. and Mrs. James 'Cowan and children, St. Paul. Miss Audrey Kay Carlson was honored at a bridal shower Monday at the home of Mrs. Paul Irvin, 611 N. Third. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook and family, London, were dinner guests Thursday of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fann and family, rural Austin. Dinner guests Thursday at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Swanson were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Swanson and family, London, Mr. and Mrs. David Irvin and family, Rose Creek. VERY APPROPRIATE — What could be more appropriate at Christmas time than these decorated butter ring- cakes? Fill them with miniature ice cream or sherbet balls and you have a delicious dessert. RECIPE ROUNDUP HANDMADE — This home-sewn wall hanging for Christmas cards has red ribbon pockets embroidered with holiday greetings in three languages. You can vary dimensions of the hanging to suit requirements. * COMING EVENTS MONDAY YWCA BOARD of directors will meet in the afternoon at the YWCA. JACK ARMSTRONG WRC 23 LOVELESS ABROAD DES MOINES (fl — Gov. and Mrs. Herschel C. Loveless left by will meet for a 12:30 luncheon and election of officers at the VFW Hall. REBEKAH LODGE will meet in the evening at the IOOF Hall. TRAVEL CLUB will meet at the YWCA in the evening. TOPS CLUB 2 win meet to the evening with Mrs. Everett Lee, '02 W. Winona. WORLD WAR I Barracks and Auxiliary will meet for a 6:30 potluck supper at' the VFW Hall. TELEPHONE WIVES Club will meet in the evening at the community room of Sterling State Bank. • TUESDAY ART AND Travel Club will meet for a 1:30 dessert luncheon and Christmas party at the YWCA. NORTHEAST WINDOM Project Club will meet for a 12:30 luncheon at the home of Mrs. Awald Fenske, Rose Creek. GIA to B of LE will meet at the home of Mrs. Sylvia Haseltine, 913 E. Water, for a 1 o'clock potluck luncheon and exchange oi gifts. NEVELN PTA will meet in the evening at the school. WOMEN OF Moose academy o friendship will meet for a 7:30 dinner at the Riviera. EAGLES AUXILIARY will mee in the evening for a Christmas party and gift exchange at the FOE Hall. RNA WILL meet in the evening with Mrs. Ray Rogers, 709 N Seventh. GRACE BAPTIST Missionary Group Four will meet in the eve ning at the church parlors. WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S MISSIONARY clr commercial airliner Friday for a two-week visit in Israel, Italy, France and England. It is the first trip abroad for the Lovelesses. Dear Ann: My sister • in - law reads the scratch sheets like mad and loves to bet, but she doesn't care to go to the track. She knows my husband and I go often no she's always asking me to place a few $2 bets for her. Her horses never come in and she never pays me back. This has NOTICE Austin United Funds headquarters at 108 West Water have been closed now that the 19&8 campaign is completed. Anyone wishing to pay pledges please see Morris Anderson, First National Bank. Adv. 2T ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^BUHBW MONARCH Gas Range Mrs. Joseph Gosha, 403 8. Main, was hostess to the Police. Auxiliary Tuesday night. A Christmas potluck supper will be held Dec. 16, at the home of Mrc. Foord Minnick, 2308 Sheldon. Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Monnahan, Austin Rt. 3, were Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Monnahan, Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Monnahan, Austin, and E. J. Monnahan and family, Everly, Iowa. Thanksgiving dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bahls were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lorenzen, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Lorenzen and family, London, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fitzgerald and daughters, Albert Lea. Thanksgiving Day guests at the Franklin Stephenson home, Dexter, were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Evenson, Gary and Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. Even Evenson, Austin. Mr. and Mrs. Wendall Newman and family were supper guests. Fill Small Cake-Wreaths With Ice Cream for Holidays ling, Austin Rt. 1, in the after- oon. ESTHER CIRCLE, Mrs. Elmer lorby, 209 S. St. Paul, in the afternoon. NAOMI CIRCLE, Mrs. James Imith, 807 W. Winona, in the vening. OAKLAND BAPTIST Ladies Aid will hold a Christmas meeting with Mrs. Myron Fawver, Austin Rt. 4, in the afternoon. MC INTYRE WRC 27 will meet or a noon potluck luncheon and election of officers at the KC Hall. BISHOP GILBERT Unit will meet in the afternoon with Mrs. Gus Marmesh, Austin Acres. BISHOP BRENT Unit will meet n the evening with Mrs. Robert Paton, 802 Euclid. PHILOMATHIAN CLUB will meet in the afternoon at the Phil- omathian Library. GOLDEN AGE Club will meet m the afternoon at the Moose Home. THURSDAY CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S Fellowship groups, Sterling Christian Church, will meet as follows: GROUP 1, Mrs. Marion' Sash, in the afternoon. GROUP 2, Mrs. K. W. Ingebritson, 705 Rochford, in the evening. GROUP 3, Mrs. John Crist, 1610 Sun Valley, in the evening. ROYAL NEIGHBORS of London will hold a Christmas party and election of officers in the afternoon at the home of Mrs. Thomas Lorenzen. ST. OLAF Missionary Guild will meet hi the afternoon at the church parlors. RED CEDAR Chapter, DAR, will meet at the home of Mrs. M. E. Cook, 608 N. High, for a 1:30 dessert luncheon. HOLY CROSS Lutheran Ladies Aid will hold a Christmas party in the evening at the church parlors. MODERN MATRONS will meet for a 6:30 Christmas dinner at the YWCA. WOMEN. OF Moose library committee will meet in the evening with Mrs. A. Willert, 2306 Ellis. NEWCOMERS CLUB will meet for a 7:30 dessert at the community room, Sterling State Bank. ST. AUGUSTINE Rosary Society will meet in the evening at the church dining hall. BISHOP ROWE Unit will meet in the evening at the guild hall of Christ Episcopal Church. MOWER COUNTY Pomona Grange will meet in the evening at Frankford Hall for a Christmas party. ST. OLAF Lutheran Circle 29 will meet for a 6:30 supper with Miss Myrtle Sellie, 210 S. Kenwood. SATURDAY WOMEN OF Moose homemaking committee will meet for a 7:30 dinner and Christmas party at King's Wood Hotel.. Mr. and Mrs. William Copp and Reta, London, were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lukes, Austin. Other guests were Mrs. Libbie Lukes and Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cox and family, rural Austin, and Mr. and Mrs. John VanHouse, Austin. Miss Ramona Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stevens, 602 W. Winona, returned to San Francisco, where she is employed at the Wells Fargo Bank. Miss Stevens spent two weeks vacationing at home and visited friends in Minneapolis and Maicon, Iowa. Dinner guests of Mrs. Alfred Christopherson, 706 Medary, on Thanksgiving Day, were her children, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Austin, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Christopherson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Voorhees, Mr. and Mr*. Carroll Stephenson, and 18 grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cafourek, London, had as guests Thanksgiving Day, Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Richardson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Cafourek and family, Austin. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sen- ievens and Marcla, Hammond, Wis., arrived Friday for the week- By NANCY NAHNSEN . You probably don't know anyone who doesn't like cake a la mode so for the holiday season, serve Ice Cream 'n' Cake Wreaths. The wreathi are really dainty cakes, baked in tiny ring molds. The recipe is an excellent one. Cover them with butter frosting and decorate to suit your fancy using tinted coconut, chopped pistachio nuts and colored sugar. Just before serving, fill the centers with miniature ice cream or sherbet balls, scooped from the carton with a melon ball cutter. Ice Cream Wreaths Cake: 1 cup plus 2 tbi. sifted cake flour IVi tsp. baking powder % tsp. salt V4 cup (% stick) butter Vi cup plus 2 tbs. sugar % tsp. vanilla % cup milk 2 egg whites (beaten stiff) Sift dry ingredients together. Cream butter; add sugar gradually, mixing well. Mix in vanilla and then add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk, Folc in egg whites. Fill each butterec and lightly floured individual salad ring mold about % full of batter. Bake in a 350-degree preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn cakes out from molds immediately and cool on cake racks. Frost cakes just as soon as they are cool. Butter Frosting: % cup butter 1 Mb, pkg. confectioners sugar sifted % tsp. salt 1 tbs. milk or cream 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg Cream butter until smooth. Adc H of the confectioners sugar to the butter. Cream thoroughly un til well-blended. Add salt, milk or cream and vanilla. Blend. Add unbeaten egg and beat until smooth. Add remaining % of con* ectioners sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. The more the icating the lighter and smoother he frosting. If frosting is desired a little thinner, more milk of" ream may be added. - 4 Tint half of the frosting pal« green and leave the remainder!! creamy white. Spread the caka rings generously with frosting to ook like wreaths, making a rather lagged surface with your spatula: Decorate the green wreaths witli red or. green colored coconut, red] or green colored sugar or chop* ped pistachio nuts. • Cut green and red cherries may >« used for poinsettias and holly .eaves. Silver shot may also be used to resemble Christmas ornaments. The white cake rings may be sprinkled with shredded white coconut which when filled with vanilla ice cream balls, will look like snowballs. '• Miniature Ice Cream Balls: '• 2 pts. ice cream or sherbet ^ 1 melon ball cutter Line empty ice cube trays with aluminum foil and place in th» freezer to chill. Remove a tray and 1 pt. ice cream from freezer^ Scoop tiny balls of ice cream with the melon ball cutter and lay l5 the tray. Return to the freezer to allow balls to become firm be» fore serving. • :'* At serving time, fill cake rings with desired color of ice cream} balls. Vanilla, strawberry, pepper-" mint and pistachio ice cream and lime, raspberry and strawberry, sherbet an suggested. ; ;; BOYS CLUB MEETS OTRANTO, low* — The Otranto Boys 4-H dub met at'.. l.hf school Monday with David Row* as host. end. Christmas Shopping? Buy her • Fur of lotting toouty, value, durability and warmth. Leek ever our scarfs, stoles, jacket* and cacti. Prices Are Reasanable at AUSTIN FUR SHOPPPE JOHN TRCEF, Furrier 112 E. Water HI 3-293 J (jlamorou&l gloriousl FURS! SHOP NOW! boxed nylon buy 1 holiday special 3 pr. nylons kitten $ '4 5.95 voluel cles, Church of Christ, will meet as follows: MARTHA CIRCLE, Mrs. Earl Campbell, 1910 Deneen, in the afternoon. RUTH CIRCLE, Mrs. Ben Ster- 32-lnch Sin MONDAY ONLY With Trwto "Axe" Johnson Hardware 111 I. Mill • Hfi-3250 $189.00 SAVE with THOMSEN Quality Cleaning Ladies Shorties 95c (No Jackets or Car Coat* Included) FREE Pick Up & Delivery on Orders of $1 or More. You get Thomson Quality at Reduced Prices. Thomson Gleaners HE 3-6755 . Hwy. 218 $. CHRISTMAS LIGHTING FOR YOUR EVERY NEED LIGHTS TRIM G ORDON T .FirrTii INC W* Haw A'Complete Selection of Fixtures for UM With Inside Store Decorations * Home * Store * Outdoors • Schools • Churches • Lodges ACCENTUATE YOUR YULE TRIM INSIDE fr OUTSIDE. Best Selection In Town! Complete »tock of Floodlight* - Colored light* — on* or a thousand — SoJirarts end Strands. You get what you want the way yotf went it. At prices that fit your pun*. 10$ f. Oakland AUSTIN, MINNESOTA'S CHRISTMAS LIGHTING HEADQUARTERS An extra special holiday gift Idea thrte pair of sheerest, seamiest nylons In a very pretty gift box And a 2,95 tttten with real fur, a 5.95 value for ju*t $4 -i Downtown Austin Stetef Qpea Monday end Friday, Eveningi HU t a. «-

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