The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 7, 1976 · Page 3
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, May 7, 1976
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West Otter 'N J Tales Tips Flowers that bloom in spring include too many dandelions By ANGELABERGE (WestOtter Tail County Extension Agent) Each year, many people are burned and same die in fires involving tents. Here is a typical case: Twelve-year-old Richard received a small cotton-canvas tent from bis grandfather and wanted to try it oat la Ue backyard. He fell asleep with a caidle burning. Shortly after midnight, >elgh- ktrs saw the tent ii flames. The Fire Marshall speculated that tbe caidle either tipped over or was placed too ctose to the wall of the teit. Richard's sleeping bag as well as his clothing were Ignited a«d he suffered first and second degree burns en both his arms, his neck and bis back. This illustration represents a common accident pattern in which trie tent is ignited by a flame source, and the occupant does not wake up soon enough to get out safely. The most frequently involved ignition sources are candles, fuel-fired stoves, lanterns (such as kerosene lanterns), or sparks from a campf ire. Most people simply don't realize how flammable tents are. Tests have shown that children's cotton tents will ignite and burn completely within a few minutes-and over 80 percent of all tents are cotton. Other tests have shown that the paraffin treatment used to make some tents waterproof actually increases the Sammability of the tents. Some tent manufacturers nave begun to produce flame relar- dant tents, and some states are establishing standards for tent flammability. You should purchase flame retardant tents whenever possible. However, there is no effective home method which you can use to make your tents flame retardant. In addition, you should follow these safety precautions: Be aware of the hazards o! Ignition sources: —Never use an open flame, such as a candle or a match, in or near a tent. —Build campfires several yards away from your tent—be sure the fire is downwind from the tent. -Always extinguish campfires and other flame sources before you go to sleep. Use flammable liquids carefully: —Gasoline and kerosene should never be stored in or near a tent. —Keep flammable liquids in tightly-capped safety cans — and keep them away from children. Try to buy a tent with two exits: —B« sure you can get out oneside if the other side is burning. Keep a lire extinguisher in your tent: —It may enable you to put out a fire before it consumes the tent and you. There was a time, incredible as it seems, when the dandetiwi was a cultivated plant, shown with pride at flower shows. Times have changed. Now dandelions are pests that thwart homeowners in their never-ending quest for a perfect lawn, though the flowers delight children and yield a wine that comforts elderly aunts. But in 1971, dandelions were exhibited by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and in a few years French and American horticulturists were selling choice varieties. These days, few people relish the ii«nt of the britf* yttar flowers, but many relish the taste of dandelion leaves, the National Geographic Society says. In the spring, dandelion greens make a tasty salad when blanched, chilled, and served with dressing. They also are widely used as potherbs. Gourmets advise cutting the leaves while young, since they grow bitter with age. The venturesome fry dandelion blossoms, and say they taste like fried mushrooms. Many swear by a dandelion Infusion as a spring tonic and blood purifier. Folklore does have scientific support, since dandelion greens are rich in vitamins A and B, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. The roots are useful, too. Roasted and ground, they can be made into a palatable, but bitter, brew. The inhabitants of the Mediterranean Island of Minorca once survived a famine by eating dandelion roots. Wine pressed from the flowers is pure Americana, conjuring up memories of starched spinsters and shaded parlors. In Ray Bradbury's nostalgic novel, "Dandelion Wine," bottles of the golden liquid are "summer caught and stoppered." Every spring, children all over the United States arrive home from school clutching in sticky, green-stained hands a drooping bouquet of dandelions for mother. The dandelion's scientific name is Taraxacum officinate, and its popular name is a corruption of the French dent- de-lion, or lion's tooth, named because the jagged leaves' supposedly resemble lions' teeth. The herb is known by many other names, ranging from the terse epithets of gardeners to blowball, cankerwort, doon- head-clock, fortune-teller, horse gowans, and Irish daisy. The hardy plant has adapted itself to many climates in North America, Europe, central Asia, and the Arctic. It immigrated to America from Europe soon after the first colonists landed, arriving perhaps in the earthen ballast then carried by many ships. As it often reproduces by parthenogenesis, the dandelion need not rely on the vagaries of wind or bees for pollination. Reviewing the life cycle of the dandelion, one botanist ominously concludes that the "terrifyingly efficient" herb ENGAGED stands a good chance of inheriting the earth. Grassgrowers agree. Fergus Fails IMn.) Journal Fri., May 7,1976 r family/living School lunch menu ERWIN aid SOPHIE LARSEN Larsons wed for 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Larsen celebrated their 50th anniversary Sunday, May 2 at the Unitarian Church in Underwood. Erwin Larsen and Sophie Jensen were married Feb. 27, 1926 in Underwood. Their attendants were Amielia Larsen and Ca/1 Larsen. They have resided in the Underwood community all their lives. They are the parents of two children, Rodney, of Underwood, and Marilyn (Mrs. HaroW Boese) of Fergus Falls. The Larsens have three grandchildren. Friends and relatives attended the open house from Appleton, Audubon, Detroit Lakes, Bloomington, Krazee, Richfield, Rochester and the Underwood area. Household Hints Always allow a cake to cool completely before frosting. Brush the loose crumbs from the sides. Place the first layer on a flat plate, top side down, and spread with frosting. Place the second layer top-side up. Spread' frosting on the sides with upward strokes. Then frost the top, making swirls with spatula or spoon. To keep the plate clean while frosting, place strips of wax paper under the edge of the cake. RANDI ud DENNIS HOCKEKT Torgerson, Hockert say vows at Ash by Rar.di Beth Torgerson and Dennis Elmer Hockert were united in marriage April 54 at a double ring ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church of rural Ashby. Pastor Aage Carlson and Father James Thoennes officiated. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Torgerson of Ashby and Mr. and Mrs. George Hockert Sr. of Alexandria. The bride wore an ivory floor-length gown with chapel train trimmed in lace and pearls. Her elbow-length veil was held in place by a Juliet cap, also trimmed in matching lace, pearls and satin. She carrieda cascadebouquetof white caUalilies, white and blue roses, stephanotis, baby's breath and ivy. She also wore a diamond n ecklace with matching earrings, a gift of the groom. The bride's sister, Mrs. Caro'.ee Hokanson, Anoka, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Debbie Odens of Detroit Lakes and the bride's niece, Kristin Paulson of Brainerd. They wore matching floor-length light blue dresses and carried colonial bouquets of while, yellow and blue daisies, multi-colored carnations and baby's breath. John Hockert, Eden Prairie, the groom's brother, was his best man. Nocbert Korkowski and William Byrne, both of Millerville, were groomsmen. Thomas Bitzan of Onamia, nephew of the groom, and Timothy Risbrait of Dalton, cousin of the bride, served as ushers. Music was by Dick Risbmdl, organist, and Eileen Erickson, .soloist. A reception for 150 guests was held in the church parlor following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Paulson of Brainerd, sister and brother-in-law of the bride, were host and hostess. The couple is now at home near Brandon, where the groom is engaged in fanning. Senior citizens' menu I For week of May 1M4) Monday Fried chicken Potatoes and gravy Coleslaw Rice Pudding Tuesday Beef casserole Cheese slice Lime-pineapple gelatin Ice cream with strawberry topping Wednesday Veal or beefsteak Sweet potatoes Green beans Pineapple upside-down cake Thursday Pork cutlets Potatoes and gravy Buttered corn Apple sauce cup Prune whip Friday — no dinner Week May 11-14 Mcnday Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes it gravy Cabbage slaw Sauce Milk Tuesday Hot dog French fries Pork 4 beans Fruit cup Sweet roll Milk Wednesday Chili & crackers Fresh fruit Sandwich Cranapple crisp, whipped topping Milk Thursday Meatball and gravy Whipped potatoes Buttered corn Cranberries Sandwich Frosted cake Milk Friday 2 Barbecues Potato chips Orange juice Plato Jello, whipped topping Milk PAULINE SETHRE and REV. GARY NOKLEBERG . Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sethre, formerly of Carlisle and now of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Roald Nokleberg, Duluth, formerly of Ashby, announce the engagement of their children, Pauline Sethre and Rev. Gary Nokleberg. Both are graduates of Concordia College, Moorhead. Sethre is teaching first grade at Karlstad. Rev. N'okleberg, a graduate of Luther Theological Seminary, is associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Ada. The wedding is planned for June 26 at Ada. People and Places Church activities Fireside meets time. Executive Board meets Tuesday at 11 a.m. Baha'i every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 419 W. Lakeside Drive. First Lutheran Church women meet for Love Days, Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 from 9 ajn.-to 3 p.m. A "second- chance" sale of items left from the Bicentennial Fair will be held at the same The Lake Region Crusade prayer group in the Wee Town area will be at Stavanger Lutheran Church Tuesday mon Jigs, 9:30 for Bible study and 10:45 for the radio broadcast. MOWS im \\m And mm m\ At Stew 6 Em , Of Pmrt fo t Free Gift Wrapping and Wrap-to-Mail! NEW SPRING FLOWERS by o4rt Carved 'erfidia by ArtCarved. Stylized floral design in a dramatic antique finish. The fashionable look of today. FroTi our complete ArtCarved collection. Cor.e in soon and our irained personnel will hel| you select a matched sel. Lake Region Hospital Discharged Thursday, May Arnold Aanestad, Battle Lake James Bond, 1123 N. Broadway- Irene Erickson, 1226 Foothill Court Edwin Fossen, 1226 N. Broadway- Karen Hansel and baby boy, Dalton Troy Hanson, Dent Tammy Haugen, Elbow Lake John Helm, 618 Highland Richard J. Johnson, 216 E. Cecil Geneva Mollerud, 2520 Lakeview Christine Noetzelman, Parkers Prairie Sandra Pearson and baby girl, 1039 W. Linden William Peterson, 715 W. Charming Anita Roers, Gariield FERGUS Evening7:JO-}:30 Adults $ 1.50 Inc. Tax 1 WEEK STARTING TONIGHT k . Sunday Matinees at2:«er Births ROXANN and GARY LOSER Cards of Thanks CARDOFTHANKS A s'tfcere tnank YOU to ail my refafives &nd Iriervds lor their cards, flowers and visits fo me while \ was in Lake Res'oo Hospital. Afso. thanks to Docroy Syverson, all the nurses «nd ifafl an Th'Td floor for the wonderful ewe I received. Special thanks ro *>*stof s Johnson- Hoehne. rWilwre and HfrrmmsTe for ttie^r visits and prayers. May God Wess each of you for YOUT kindness to me. Mrs. Christina Bystol. CAMOOFTHANKS We wiift fo than* everyone wtx> remembered us on our GoWen Wedding wtjfi cards and gifts and comm9 f& h^e maVs it such a memorable day. B'«s you a>], Erwin & Sophie Larsen. Miller, Loser exchange vows Roxann Joy Miller and Gary Allen Loser were married Saturday, April 24 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Henning. ParentsofthecoupteareMr.andMrs. Warren Mille r and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Loser, all of Henning. The Rev. Darrell Vetter officiated at the candlelight double ring ceremony. Music was by organist Dianrce Trosdahl and Renita Pesola, soloist, who accompanied herself on the guitar The bride wore a floor-length gown of white jersey knit with V- neck and long puffed sleeves trimmed in pearl alacon lace and featuring a chapel length train. Her fingertip veil was edged in lace and held"with a Juliet cap. She carried a colonial bouquet of sweetheart roses and baby's breath and wore a diamond pendant necklace, a gift from the groom. Kathy K«*i was matron of honor and Cindy Shaw, the groom's sister, was bridesmaid. They wore floor-length gowns of mint green with high necklines, long fitted sleeves and white lace trim. They carried colonial bouquets of carnations, roses, daisies and baby's breath in pastel shades of pink, green and yellow. The bride's personal attendant was Sylvia Sanbom. Duane looser, the groom's brother, was his best man. Jeff Miller, the bride's brother, was groomsman. David Shaw and Dale Koski were ushers. Following the ceremony, a reception for 85 guests was given by the bride's parents in the church parlors. After a trip to northern Minnesota, the newlywpds are at home at Uaf Lake. Open houses mark Nursing Home Week Nursing Home Week, May 915, will be celebrated at the Broen Memorial Home and the Pioneer Home in Fergus Falls. The Broen Home will host an open house Sunday, May 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. At the Pioneer Home, open house will be Wednesday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. In addition, the Pioneer 100 Club, a group whkh helps defray costs, will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16. The theme of this year's Xursing Home Week is "The '76ers, Ageless American Spirit." MARRIAGE LICENSES Michael Lee Jahnke, 25, Parkers Prairie, and Debra Lou Cigelske, 19, Parkers Prairie. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lill, Bloomington, Ind., are the parents of a baby girl, Kristin Kay, bom May 5. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Merl Johannes and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lill, all of Fergus Falls. Jerett,701llnionAve.S.,are parents of a boy, Jason Eugene, born May 4 at Dakota Hospital in Fargo. R, Thomas and Bar bara J. Born Thursday, May ( at Lake Region Hespftal: To Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kopischke, 1017 N. Union, a girl. Clubs & Societies Otter Tail Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in the Hiawatha Room of the Public Library. Potluck supper is at 7 p.m. Ronald Wienholt of Littlei Sauk will give a Bicentennial talk on "America's First Rockhounds" and also show some film The French 4-H will not hold its monthly meeting. Instead, there will be a community picnic polluck dinner on Memorial Day at the Tom Briese home. Tryouts for Henning Field Day will take place at the time. Lake Region Area Chapter 1207 NARFE meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in the basement of the public library. There will be a business meeting and lunch. Open to all retired federal employees. PF.O Chapter DU win meet with Mrs. Ralph S. Johnson, 1026 Jefferson PI., Monday, May 10, at 1:15 p.m. Elks ladies card party and lunch is at 1 p.m. Monday at the Elks Club. Veterans of World War I and Auxiliary meet Tuesday at the VFW club room at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 pjn. Barbershop Chorus meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Church. Underwood AA and Al- Aflon meet at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Sverdrup Lutheran Church basement. The Otter-G»Camping Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday. For information on the club, call K674. DRIVE-IN THEATRE Starts At Dusk Adults »1.5C Inc. Tax Children Under 14-Free 2 TRULY GREAT PICTURES TONIGHT-SATURDAY-SUNDAY BUTCH & THE KID ARE BACK! Jus! (ex the fun of rt 1 MUM. NEWMAN ROBERT KKORD KATHARINE ROSS. "BUTCH CASHDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID" BUBT BEYNOLDS "WWAND THE OKIE DANCEKINGS" PG. Personal & Social Curtis Horn, son of Dr. and Mrs. U Y. Horn, 2834 Lakeview Drive, has been informed that he is one of ten recipients of a Century Fund Scholarship at the University o! Minnesota. This merit scholarship is made available by Dean Frank Sorauf of the College of Liberal Arts. Mr. and Mry Al Stettta and son Steve, formerly of Fergus Falls, have moved to Battle Lake, where they have purchased the Twins Supermarket. Setten was manager of the Western Station Store in Fergus Falls the past six years. TO OUR • 'COOKING-MOTHER'S DAY j SUNDAY, MAY 9th SERVING HOME COOKING MENU: • Roast Tom Turkey with Dressing • Baked Virginia Cured Him • Home Fried Chicken Also Serving Off The Ala Carte Menu We Will Be Open This Sunday Only, Mother's Day from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. THE NORMANDY CAFE Lof raine Mahler, CXvner Phone 736 < 55 5 IM East Lincoln —Fergus Falls

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