Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 16, 1970 · Page 8
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, November 16, 1970
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Mrs. James Mahan Keeps Active With Many Interests "I can't stand to sit at home and do nothing; I have to keep busy or I'll get fat," laughed Mrs. James Mahan, explaining the reason for her interest in everything from ceramics to tailoring. The Mahan home in Applewood Knolls is complemented by Dee's many handicrafts. A cherub flower stand and handsome lamps are but two of her ceramic creations adding a personal touch to their living room. "I've made just about everything ceramic that's in our home," she explained. She began taking ceramic lessons when the family lived in Ankeny. Since moving to Carrol] 16 months ago, Dee has kept up with her hobby, and added several attractive pieces to their home, including the cherub. Dee Mahan doesn't limit herself to one medium. Attractive decoupage wall plaques adorn their kitchen walls. She is refinishing an antique trunk to house lingerie. Making jewelry is another of her hobbies. She has made "all kinds of earrings, for practically nothing" by combining parts, filigree pieces and stones ordered from a jewelry supply store. Mrs. Mahan has also combined jewelry parts to make her favorite type of shoe, barefoot sandals. Tailoring is Mrs. Mahan's newest interest. "I've been sew- 8 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Mondoy, Nov. 16, 1970 THANKSGIVING CARDS HALLMARK CARDS & GIFTS Westgate Mall Carroll ing since about the seventh grade. I started doing serious sewing in high school, but this tailoring is something else," Dee commented. She's taking the tailoring course offered by the Des Moines Area Community College, and has been working on a sport coat for her husband. She's been working on the coat three weeks, and hasn't sewn up a side seam yet. "I usually make an outfit for myself in a day, and then wear it that night," she said, so tailoring is really a new experience for her. If she is really pleased with the results, she will attempt more tailoring projects. Most of Dee's sewing is done for herself and their children, Angie 5, and Jamie 4. Earlier this fall, she made a wet-look coat for Angie, and plans to start making lingerie for Christmas presents. Mrs. Mahan also knits and is "trying to crochet a table cloth." Dee Mahan is always ready to try new things, and has a list of "things to start after Christmas." Included on her list are such things as making rugs and trying her hand at designing her own patterns. She is currently involved in Newcomers Club, and will begin a six-month term as president, when the organization meets Thursday evening. Dee has great plans for Newcomers, and hopes to have an interesting program at every meeting. This Thursday will feature a program on Christmas decorations. Other programs in the planning stage are a spring style show and a program on drugs and drug abuse, a topic Dee is very concerned about. Since Dee likes all things creative, she naturally enjoys cooking. Norwegian recipes from her grandmother are special favorites. Dee likes to make both these recipes up for the holidays. Fattige Man are a light, crisp goodie. Dee says they keep well, and explained that her grandmother used to hide these in boxes under her bed so they would last through the holidays. Her other recipe is for Kringla, a heavy, anise flavored confection. Both these recipes can be frozen, Dee thinks, although she has never had either around long enough to find out. Fattige Man 3 eggs 3 tbsp. sugar 3 tbsp. cream 2 tbsp. mm or alcohol dash of salt enough flour to make dough that can be rolled very thin Combine ingredients; roll dough out very thin. Cut into diamond or other desired shape. Deep fat fry. Immediately after cooking, sprinkle with granulated sugar. Kringla 1 cup sugar 1 cup thick sour cream % cup sour milk 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. soda 2 tsp. baking powder 2 drops anise enough flour to make a stiff dough Combine ingredients and add flour to make stiff dough. Roll small pieces of dough in hand, making a small ball. Roll ball between palms of hands to make a thin roll. Shape roll into a figure-eight or pretzel shape. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Frost with powdered sugar frosting. Around The Rotunda Turner Opposed to Agency Having its Own Attorney By Harrison Webei DES MOINES — Attorney General Richard C. Turner is opposed to the proposed new state agency on environmental its own legal —Staff Photo Mrs. James Mahan, Jamie and Angie Junior Unit Makes Christmas Gifts (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — The Junior Unit of VFW Auxiliary No. 3517 met at the VFW Hall on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7. Julie Mohr and Ann Voge were welcomed as new members. Also present were leaders Susan Schilling and Elaine Damman, and Laura Joens and Virginia John- Over the Back Fence by Sharon Heisel control having counsel. In proposing to consolidate Like to create a little "house magic" before the holidays? If a complete re-decorating job is out of the question, anc just dusting off last year' Christmas decorations isn' enough to put you in a holiday entertaining frame-of-mind, tips from the recently published Better Homes and Garden book "Creative Decorating on a Budget" may be just what you need. Home decorating doesn't have to be expensive. A few dollars, strategically placed, can give a home a distinctive new look. A bright fabric panel applied to your walls can brighten an son. otherwise dull color scheme, The girls made gifts for their j an d add that needed spark to mothers, to be presented at the junior family Christmas party on Sunday evening, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Program for that party was discussed and practiced briefly. Joan Haiss was awarded the door prize. Lunch was served by Tanya and Deanna Joens. Mr. and Mrs. James Wingrove and children of Council Bluffs were Saturday overnight guests your home. The same fabric that is applied to walls, can also be used for upholstered furniture, draperies or beadspreads for a coordinated effect. The editors of "Creative Decorating" suggest that even inex- of Mrs. Anna Wingrove. Mrs. Rowedder and Mrs. Amanda Brockman of Arcadia, left Nov. 10 for Tempe, Ariz., to spend the winter months. pensive checked materials gingham, such as patterned Where in the cotton or a mattress ticking stripe can give a decorative effect. Fabric can be attached with liquid adhesive, double- faced, pressure sensitive tape or staples. Special fabric wall coverings with adhesive backing are also available. Contrary to popular belief, finding the right accessory doesn't always require expensive visits to gift boutiques, art galleries and antique stores. The place to begin looking for accessories is in your own home. Don't over-look hobby and make-it-yourself items. * * * Do the approaching holidays mean cranberries on your dining room table in some shape or form? A new use for this native American fruit is Cranberry spice Nut Bread. They're a welcome treat for breakfast, and a festive complement for entertainng. You might want to serve individual loaves with your Thanksgiving Day turkey. Cranberry Spice Nut Bread % cup sugar % cup milk 1 egg, beaten */4 tsp. salt V4 tsp. ginger % tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. lemon extract 3 cups biscuit mix 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped % cup chopped walnuts Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, milk and egg. Add salt, ginger, cinnamon, emon extract and biscuit mix; >eat vigorously for 30 seconds. ?old in cranberries and nuts. Spoon into a well-greased 9 X X 3-inch loaf pan. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees, 'or 60 to 65 minutes, or until loaf is browned. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly before slicing. To make individual loaves: Fill greased and floured individual loaf pans (about 4X2- nches) with batter, filling about % full. Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, for 35 minutes, or intil loaves are browned. Serve hot or cooled. ithe air and water pollution control commissions, as well as other allied agencies, the legislative committee on environmental preservation is also suggesting that the new agency have its own attorney. This brought an immediate response from Turner who strongly opposes any state agency having its own legal staff. The question, however, keeps bobbing up periodically; the highway commission raised the issue last. Assistant ..Attorney ..General Cliff Peterson appeared Friday before the legislative committee on environmental preservation to speak on Turner's behalf; Turner was ill with the flu. "It's our feeling," Peterson told the committee, "that it's in the best interests of the state to have central legal counsel from the attorney general's office/' Turner, Peterson said, recognizes the environmental picture as an area of growing concerr and is recommending that the number of assistants from his office assigned to this area be increased from two to five. Rep. Murray Lawson, R-Ma son City, told Peterson that the committee's decision, which is tentative, to allow the new agency on environmental control to have its own legal staff was not a "quickie" decision. "Polluion is something that is highly visible to the public and action is equally as visible," Lawson observed. "I know that the attorney general's staff is highly overworked but the public's patience is being exhausted," Lawson added. Lawson was referring to a report fihat the attorney general's office had taken no action on a commission request made in September to take the city of Council Bluffs into court for open burning of refuse. He noted that Council Bluffs, and other cities, had 15 to 16 months to arrange for sanitary landfill or some other way of disposing of their refuse. Peterson replied that he didn't wantt to get into the specifics of the case but implied thtalt there 701 Ashworth Road? It's in West Des Moines — and you should go there if you are interested in Brick. Why? It's the only place where a complete display of hundreds of colors, textures, and sizes of brick is right at your fingertips. Can-Tex Industries at 101 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines. That's all you need to remember when it comes to Brick. (515) 279-9721 or come to 101 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines • just 4 blocks South of J-235 off the 63rd Street Exit. Meaning of 'Celebrity' Has Changed By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Pavement Plato: "I have noticed through the years that you often write about celebrities, but some of them seem to me pretty much like oddballs, as much out of the stream of ordinary life as a walrus in a revolving door. Just what is a celebrity and what does it take to become one?" "Sincerely, "Puzzled Reader." ! " Dear Puzzled: Your question is not easily answered, but it does reflect the confusion of a confused time. One would think that, ideally, a celebrity was one who had done a deed of merit to ameliorate the fate of mankind and thereby had won its respect, affection and adulation. Such a man would be the one who first discovered the value of the wheel, the one who first learned by implanted seed the principals of agriculture and made man a pauser rather than a hunting wayfarer, or the one who firsit plotted the best pathway from the stack of canned dogfood in a supermarket to the express exit. Alas, these are among the begotten but forgotten heroes. They deserved celebrity but never enjoyed it. Time sometimes overlooks the best of human servants. The dictionary is not a certain key to what a celebrity is. But it does offer some evidence of how the word has declined in stateli- hood. My copy of the Merriam Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary says a celebrity is "a celebrated person," and, I among oilier definitions, says today's FUNNY AHUM Ttiwx to Diane Rhodes Goldsboro, N.C • Today's FUNNY will pay $1.00 for • each original "funny" used. Send gags • to: Today's FUNNY, 1200 West TbM ' St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113. that to celebrate is "to demonstrate satisfaction in by festivities or other deviations from routine." This widens the doors: It rattier nullifies the difference between celebrity and mere notoriousness. The former gap between the two is increasingly lessened. We tend, more and mere, to 'admire, or at least be interested in, not only those who have dene truly great things but anyone who has greatly deviated from the routine. A celebrity, I would say, today is anyone who has caught the public attention. This, alas again, tends to put Jack the Ripper on somewhat the same level as Jonas Salk, who concocted a lifesaving serum against infantile paralysis, or one who undergoes an operation in Denmark and comes back to proclaim a sex change. It is the deviation from the routine, plus the winning of attention, that makes a celebrity. However, the social importance of what you do isn't bhe most important factor if you want to become a celebrity. 4-H Club News Activities of Carroll Area Boys, Girts Clubs The regular meeting of the Carroll Jollyettes 4-H Club was held at the Carroll County Court House meeting room Nov. 9. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by Mary K. Reicks. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge were led by the hostesses, Vickie and Kristie Schuler. Roll call was answered by 28 members. Three visitors and two leaders were present. The talk given by Roxanne Ferden was "Practice Table Courtesy". Installation of new officers and new members was conducted. A short synopsis of the recent training school was given by the leaders. Additional new members are Ruth, Jean and Gail Oswald and Michele Darveau. The meeting was adjourned before refreshments were served by the hostesses and their mother. was insufficient evidence to file a suit when the commission made the initial request and further investigation was needed He said he hoped to confer with Turner shortly to determine Whether or not to proceed in filing a suit. He also mentioned this would be the air pollution commission's first test case since it came into being in 1967. The case in point, Peterson said, re-emphasizes his views that fche attorney general's office should make the ultimate decision on whether or not the state should bring legal action. But Rep. Michael T. Blouin, D-Dubuque, wondered if the attorney wouldn't be more responsive "to an employer who pays his salary." It was also noted in the dialogue between committee members and Peterson 'that two agencies, Employment Security and the Commerce Commission presently have their own lawyers. "There's something to be gained by having technical people with tenure," remarked Rep. Andrew Varley, R-Stuart. The committee did not resolve the matter. Instead, t decided to have Sen. Leigh Curran, R-Mason City, who is in charge of the sub-committee drafting the bill to combine the air and water pollution commissions, visit in some detail with Turner. After an hour-long committee discussion, Sen. Charles Laverty, R-Indianola, who is chairman, observed, "we're not as far apart as it first appeared." The crux of the matter is providing continuity in office on legal matters 240 A. Farm For Sale LOCATED IN THE DUNLAP AREA About 125 acres crop land—balance in pasture. A good unit for a cow-calf operation. VERN W. HOWE —Realtor Dunlop, Iowa Phone 643-5322 PUBLIC AUCTION Two Carroll County Farms Thursday, November 19 1:30 P.M. Sole to be held on the premises, 2 miles south, 1 mile west and j mile south of Dedham, Iowa FIRST TRACT: Improved 160 Acres SW/4, Section 32, 82-34, Newton Township, Carroll County. This land is in a high state of cultivation and well fenced wth pressure water system. 4-bedroom, insulated, modern home, other buildings, machine shed, corn crib, barn, hog house, chicken house, cattle shed, all in good repairs. SECOND TRACT Improved 120 Acres West Ni/ 2 of SE'/4, NE>/ 4 , SW/4 Sec. 31, 82-34, Newton Township, Carroll County. Located just across the road from tract No. 1. This farm also is in high state of cultivation and includes an older home, good barn, corn crib, chicken house, garage. All the land well tiled. Possession: March 1, 1971 TERMS: 20% down day of sale. Balance March 1,1971 at which time abstract and deed will be delivered. For further information contact Cliff McCarville or Harold Wieland. John Werner, Sr. ESTATE Wieland and McCarville Aucts. Wilbur Werner, Clerk

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