The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 21, 1976 · Page 4
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, May 21, 1976
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Teacher recalls 42 years at Madison (Editor's note-. Hukk Peterson taught at Madison School from UK fall of 1924 until her retirement in 1S66. In June, the school will close for the last time, and in preparing for the all-school open house and reunion, she jotted these reminiscinces to share with others interested in the school's earlier years.) In the fall of 1924, the Madison was a four-room school, and because of that it was necessary to have combination grades and enrollments were large much of the time. Every desk was in use so there wasn't • room for many more—hardly room for the teacher! A library had been started before I came, for which the C.L. Hiltons were responsible. It was furnished in memory of their daughter Jean, who htd attended the school at the time. Hiss Featberstone was the teaching . principal. It happened that we had lived in the same neighborhood as the Hiltons when we moved to Fergus Falls, so I had known both Jean and her brother, Bernard. In the meantime, the Hiltons had moved to St. Paul, but from time to time we were in contact, having corresponded regularly. They had furnisher! the library completely and when very few library books were received by the school, they sent some d theirs. Before a PTA was organized, I was told by Mrs. BergUind, the mothers had met in her home, across the street from the school. Later, the meetings were held in the sixth grade room! There was a two-burner electric plate in the Grade 4 coatroom and the dishes were in a cupboard in the hall - very inconvenient, but everyone was happy to be served a cup of coffee together after the program. The PTA, as well as the Mothers Club, were very active organizations. We also had a Mathers Singers group, but when other outside activities became too numerous, it wasn't possible to continue with all of them. The PTA, however, remained very active. Many parents have remarked about the sociability after the meetings, when, years ago, various games were enjoyed. Sarah Newton, a very active PTA member, coached a play, "How the Story Grew," the cast consisting of a group of mothers. It was given on the stage in the former Northwestern College, which is now the Broen Home. The mothers have often told about the fun they had doing it. There are, I believe, only two members ' missing — Mrs. Berglund and Mrs. Knute Hanson. During the months an addition was being built, there was much competition between noise and our teaching. The electric drill and the bricks falling afl around made it seem almost impossible to continue. The addition was completed in 1937, which meant two more classrooms, a kitchen, a multi-purpose room and a textbook library. The extra space meant so much to us all. I am thinking of the Victrola which we had in the downstairs hall. It had a large horn on 'it and when it played, the whole building resounded! It was used for years when children were lined up and ready to march in — in an orderly manner. Even though I had the extra duties as principal, I always felt my teaching had to be the most important — teaching the basics, and first and foremost, to teach the children to read as well as always emphasizing good citizenship. I am very much interested in keeping in contact and always happy to hear of former pupils' success in life. 1 am most grateful for having had the privilege and experience of teaching here for so many, years. This could not have been possible without the loyalty and cooperation of the school personnel and parents. Note: During my years at Madison, I think there had been at least five superintendents, five music supervisors, five physical education teachers, six janitors, more than 50 teachers. I taught 1,200 to 1,300 pupils. Auxiliary hosts state officers State Madam President Sadie Gist and State Mother Emma Codner were special guests at the Eagles Auiiliary 2339 annual banquet May 15 in Fergus Falls. The Auxiliary presented Gist and Auxiliary President Helen Stigen with gifts. Mae Phelps, Mother of the Year, received Juniors named to NHS Juniors recently initiated into the National Honor Society at Fergus Falls High School were Karen Balken, Teresa Bird, Bruce Bratton, Barbara Funk, Carrie Hefte, Sandra Holt, Anita Mann, Steve Manning, Mary Mikkelson, Kristen Owen, Stephanie Pawlyszyn, Richard Pemberlon, Nancy Stkh, Dam Tommerdahl and Lisa Wenstrom. Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Fii, Hair 21,1976 £ family/living her mother's pin. Lillian I.ill was honored for 2i'z years of perfect attendance. Sie tn at Leaf Uouilaln Church , *•) 23 2p.m. STAVANGER CHURCH PANCAKE I SAUSAGE fEEtt , KAY 23 11 a.m. lo 8 p.m. -AIIYouCanEjt- Adults $1.50 -Children under 12, $1.00 School lunch menu Monday Roast beef in gravy. Whipped potatoes Buttered peas Sandwich Pudding with . whipped topping Milk Tuesday Hot dog Mashed potatoes with melted butter Buttered green beans Orange juice Brownie Milk Wednesday Pizza burger Mashed potatoes with melted butter Vegetable sticks Tossed salad Toffee bar ' Milk Tktndty Hot hamburger sandwich Fluffy potatoes with gravy Buttered corn Fruit cup Doughnut Milk Friday 2 Sloppy Joes Potato chips Molded salad Cookie Milk Clubs & Societies Underwood AA and At Anon meet at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Sverdrup •Lutheran Church basement Chapter DU, P. E. 0., meets with Mrs. S. B. . Johnson Monday, May 24 at 1:15 p.m. Aastad Homemakers Group I meets Tuesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at the home of Martin Dahleo, Bring ideas for making crafts. Elks Ladies card party and lunch is at 1 p.m. Monday at the Elks Club. Barbershop Chorus meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday A Our Ladv o5 Victory Church. The Republican Women's Club trip to Dunvilla planned to honor Roy Dunn, former Representative from Otter Tail County, has been postponed because Dunn is on an extended tour in the East. Chapter M, P.E.O., meets for luncheon Monday, Hay M at 1 p.m. at the home of Mary Frances Ebersviller. Lake Region Hospital Discharged Thursday, Hay 20: Danielle Anderson, 1027 Jefferson Place Trevadon Asmussen, Battle Lake Brian Balgaard, Ashby Kevin Emery, Erhard Edwin J. Fossen, 1228 N. Broadway Christopher Fox, Forbes, N. D. Gladys Greenlee, 523 W. 7th Shawn Gorman, .1418 Somerset Road Ruby Koep, Route 4 Minnie LUjestrand, Broen Home Tammy Maudal, Route3 Harold Sander, 619 W. Maple Maggie Schiesser, 113 E. Bancroft Travis Washek, Underwood Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Steiner of Oakes, N.D., are parents of a boy, born May 13. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ben Birch. Births Bon.Tborsdiy, May 2* it Like Region Hospital: A boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morstad, Route 1. Church activities First Lutheran Church . circles meet as follows: Tuesday, May 25 Circle 2, Mrs. Bob Estrem, 9:30 a.m.; Circle 6, Mrs. Neal Morstad, 2 p.m.; Cirde 7, Viola Pederson, 2 p.m.; Circle 10, Mrs. Harley Kantrud, t p.m.; Circle 11, Mrs. James Wotfe, 8 p.m.; Circle 12, Mrs. Glen Mesker, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2$ (morning nursery) Circle 1, Mrs. Ralph Estrem, 9:30 a.m.; Circle 3, Barbara Page, 9:30 ajD.; Circle*, Mrs. Conrad Toso, 9:30 a.m.;' Circle 5, Pioneer Home, 9:30 a.m.; Circle 8, Mrs. Hot Swenson, 1:30 pjn,; Circle 9, Mrs. Gordon Kvern, 2 p.m.; Circle 13, Mrs. Don Thompson, 4 p.m.; Circle M, Pioneer Home, 7:30 p.m.; Circle 15, Mrs. David Berg, 8 pjn. The Zion Society tor Israel meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Bethlehem Lounge. A special musical program win be presented by Marilyn Strand and friends. Personal & Social • Barbara Ptlerjoo, Fingal, N.D., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Peterson Jr. received the National Choral Award for singing. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sha and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Safarik of Wisconsin. Bti Bin* is a patient at the University of Minnesota Hospital. His address is Masonic Hospital, West Otter Tips 'N' Tales By ANGELA BERGE 1 (West Otter Tail County Extension Agent) Nutrition program serves 25,431 Region Four Nutrition and are registered for meals at the Program Centers, under ten centers. The Nutrition Lutheran Social Service of Program has provided the Minnesota, announces 25,431 following services for the three- meals have been served to month period: Transportation, 400; Outreach Contracts, 938; Escort, 270; Information and Referral, MS; Shopping Assistance, 600; Nutrition Education, 1,013; Health and Welfare Counseling, 593; and senior citizens from January through March'at ten nutrition sites. Of these meals, 2,250 were home-delivered. The ten sites in western Minnesota and the number of meals served for three months are- Moorhead, 4,125; Detroit their spouse is eligible to participate. The cost of the meal is based upon an individual's ability to pay. The nutrition staff is assisted by 325 volunteers who contributed 20,459 hours of in-kind 1 services for a three-month period. Bridal sbocer for Cherl Kort and Chuck Slier- brooke Siili), Mat 31 2 p.B. to S p.m. at the Veruoo Wlgdahl home, R. 1, Rothsay, Minn. Everyone Welcome Alexandria, 3,991; Frazee, 1,071; BrecXenridge, 1,650; Elbow Lake, 2064; Kensington, 1,593; andGlenwood, 1,687. A total of 4,259 senior citizens Home canning precautions in an article in the May issue of "Good Housekeeping" magazine are misleading and could cause undue alarm about the safety of home canned tomato products, say two University of Minnesota specialists. The article relates the case history of a child who contracted botulism poisoning from home canned tomato juice. The authors urge that all tomato products be processed in a pressure earner to bring food to temperatures needed to prevent the risk of botulism food poisoning, which usually is associated with low acid, improperly home canned foods. Isabel Wolf, extension food and nutrition specialist, and Edrmnd A. Zottola, extension food microbiplogist, say that U.S. Depart- Spn j r\r ment of Agriculture recommendations and research done at the vd 11WI University indicate this isn't necessary. Tomatoes, even new •. • / yellow and organge varieties with a sweet taste, are sufficiently . CITIZ 6 fl S acid to prevent the risk of botulism food poisoning. The boiling water bath canning method is adequate for tomatoes, fruit and piddes, the specialists say. Although the article Names pale yellow-orange tomatoes used in tomato juice for the child's poisoning, the specialists say this probably was not the cause of the incident. More likely the tomato juice was made from overripe tomatoes, which are less acid. They recommend using firm, ripe, or better yet, slightly underripe tomatoes for canning. They suggest home gardeners grow tomato varieties recommended Jor Minnesota by the USDA. These include Cheyenne, Fireball and Heinz 1350. Tests indicate these varieties are sufficiently acid to permit canning by the boiling water bath. Although safe to can, the specialists do not recommend yellow and orange varieties because they lack the characteristic tomato flavor after canning. The magazine article also is deceiving in its statement that all commercial canners routinely process all foods, both high and tow acid, under pressure. This is false, the specialists say. Recent University of Minnesota research on canning indicates that fruits and tomatoes can be processed at 15 pounds pressure and then the burner is turned off. When the pressure returns to 0 pounds, the petcock or pressure regulator can be removed. After 10 minutes, the earner lid is removed and the jars are taken out to cool. The specialists point out, however, that this pressure method of canning tomatoes and fruit is merely a speedier way of bringing the products to the temperature produced in a boiling water bath. If you are still uneasy about the acidity level of your tomato products, the specialists say that you can add one teaspoon of five percent vinegar to each pint of canned food. The vinegar will not change the tomato taste significantly, but they stress that the addition isn't necessary if firm, ripe tomatoes are processed carefully in the boiling water bath. Contact the Extension Office with your borne food preseravtion questions this summer. These free publications are available upon request. No. 100 Home Canning Fruits and Vegetables. No. 156 Freezing Fruits and Vegetables. Recreation, 1,708. The Nutrition __ , .,._, Program cooperates with Lakes, 3,334; New York Mills, community agencies lo help 2216- Fergus Falls, 3.500; provide some of these services. - The purpose of the meals program is to provide one hot meal per day to senior citizens DRIVE-M THEATRE Starts at Dusk Adultsjl.5* CilHren Under 12 Free and to provide social services mentioned. Anyone 60 years of age and DffiTYMMY CMZY LMflY menu (For week ofMayZVZJ) Monday Swiss steak Oven-browned potatoes Broccoli-cheese sauce Fruit cup Tuesday Pork chops . Potatoes - gravy Buttered corn Apple rings Ice cream Wednesday Chicken casserole Cranberry-orange salad Coleslaw Lemon pie squares Thursday Beef stew Mashed potatoes Fruit salad Green beans Prune whip Friday Fish steaks. tartar sauce Tater tots Garden salad-dressing Cranberry cup Bread pudding (AUMITBOFWIDA.OENCV) Camp Fire Girls who want to participate in the July 3 Parade in Fergus Falls must sign up at the Camp Fire office before June 3. Get forms from your leaders. Registrations are being accepted for Day Camp. Parents are encouraged to return registrations before June 3. After June 3, they must be mailed. The Camp Fire office will be dosed fromJune4until July 6. Cards of Thanks Babed cakes may be stored, uhfrosted, in the freezer for three months. Be sure they are well-sealed in plastic, wrap. Thaw uncovered about two hours al room temperature. CARD Of THANKS we wish :o express our heartfelt lhanXs 10 ftlitivK and friends for ail the kindness shown d-jr'mg me illness and passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmolher. Special thanks to Pastor Husiad far his visits and comforiirtg wcrds, to Bob and Elaine Olson for their warm help and fine services, to the organist and to ttit Ladies Aid of the FirM Lutheran CJvurch. May God's Hessings be.with all of you. ThefamilyofClaraYeii be ploying and demonstrating the Coon Organ at the LAKE REGION REHABILITATION INDUSTRIES! OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 21 We'll be happy to show you how simple and easy ft is to play. Stop by, our people will answer your questions. iHiuMMmnmMWMMMMiumiuniuuiBMMiMgmm^ By Abigail Van Buren Give elderly room with a view 123 EAST LINCOLN FERGUS FALLS Room 333, Minneapolis, MN. Mr. aid Mrs. Alvta R Miller will attend graduation exercises for their daughter, Brooke, at SL Olaf College Sunday, May 23. Another daughter, Jaqueline Miller Berge, a St. Olaf graduate, will receive her Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ma; 29. = DEAR ABBY: I just returned from having visited an elderly friend in a nursing home, and it was so depressing to see all those old people sitting in their rooms just staring at the bare walls I could have cried. • The windows are so high they couldn't look out unless they stood up, and most old people cannot stand for very long— if they can stand at all! Abby, why can't they build the windows in those homes low enough for people to look out of while sitting in their chairs? To see the leaves turn colors, the flowers blooming, the seasons changing, the people and automobiles pass, or • even an occasional bird or squirrd would mean so much to them. It couldn't help but reduce their feeling of isolation and loneliness. I hope you care enough lo print this. SOMEONE WHO CARES DEAR SOMEONE: I ore, too. Thank yo« for t DEAR ABBY: I see so many letters in your column from wives worrying about the "other woman." The smart wife doesn't have to worry. She looks al it this way: • The male animal is an automobile with the key always in the ignition. Just because another woman comes along and wants to steal him-even for a joyride-she is no more entitled to keep him than the thief who steals an automobile. The smart wife doesn't panic. She faces the matter forthrightly and takes positive action. After all, the key is in the ignition for HER use, loo. She should run the motor unlil her Don Juan is completely out of gas, and let the other woman wonder what happened when her lover registers "empty." " SECURE IN LONG ISLAND DEAR SECURE: tn defense of the m«k animal, 1 consider yoar metaphor a prime example of "reverse sexism." Bat I'm sure the males won't object. DEAR ABBY: About the "NERVOUS WRECK" whose husband taught their 15-year-old son to mistreat his mother: The poor woman said. "Our preacher is very young and says he's had no training in marriage counseling, so he can't help me. Besides, he won't even talk to people who do not tithe, and my husband is one of them. First, what' kind of lily-livered nincompoop can that preacher be? Ask him how he would have dealt with the Samaritan woman at the well of Sychar (John 4. N.T.)! The Savior this pastor claims to serve broke Jewish tradition by daring even to speak to the woman: I wonder if she "Ulhed"? 1 further wonder at the attitude this hypocrite would take toward the woman taken in adultery (John 8:1-111 or th« widow who cast a mite into the treasury of the temple (Mark 12:41-44)7 That smart alecV needs to be "shepherding" a flock like I need a hole in my head, and you can see from this letterhead that L am a preacher. Let's call a spade a spade. That hypocrite pastor should be brought to his knees. Thanks, kid! R.B.INL.A. Everyone has a problem. What's yours? For a penoatl reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700. LA, C«KI. 90069. Enflose stamped, self-addrrsstd envelope, ple«M. A Concert r FFCC BAND • AND FRIENDS SATURDAY, MAY ZZ, 730 P M FFCC THEATER • no admission cnarqe

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