The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 4, 1974 · Page 3
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Saturday, May 4, 1974
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Mini' operating near capacity SENIOR CITIZENS' BUS - 'Mini 1 bus driver Dean Owen gets last-minute information from operator-manager Don Owen before beginning his daily route from the Otter Cab location. The bus began operation last September with 300 riders the first month. It reached a peak of 1939 riders during February. AFTERNOON«CK-UP — Mrs. E. H. Weinrich of 1410 S. Oak (center) and Mrs. Ida Pederson of Riverview Heights are about to board the bus at the 2:30 Berkley Hotel stop after shopping downtown. Mrs. Weinrich notes she uses the bus to shop twice weekly and appreciates the savings in transportation.. Her fare amounts to 25 cents a ride on the Mini-bus as compared to $1.25 by taxi. ByJUNEBARNUM Women's Editor Since last September, senior citizens in Fergus Falls have had their own private bus, "Mini" — thanks to a generous federal grant, monies from the City of Fergus Falls through revenue sharing, and donations from interested citizens and organizations. More and more senior citizens are finding the bus a convenient form of getting to church meetings, to keep doctors' appointments, to go shopping, or to pay bills. "Mini" had 300 riders the first month it was in operation, 1,939 riders in February, 1,780 in March, and 1,744 in April. To date it has been driven over 11,000 miles. Virginia Portmann, program coordinater for senior citizen activities at the YMCA, explained that some seniors who stored their cars over winter, are driving themselves now that the weather is more mild. Others, she said, like to walk when weather is agreeable. "We anticipated this gradual decline in riders through the spring and summer months," she said, "but from Monday through Friday during the winter, the bus is used to near capacity. Very few have used the bus on Saturdays." Under'the new schedule, now in effect, there will be no more Saturday service. From Monday through Friday, the • bus is available, on call, to persons living on the south side of town on Tuesdays and Fridays, and to those on the north side on Thursdays and Fridays. It is 'important to call the YMCA, 6-6842, between 8:459:15 a.m. for a morning route, and between 11-11:30 a.m. for rides in the afternoon. This way the driver can plan hisschedule accordingly. Anyone wishing to participate in the noon lunch program at the YMCA should call between 9:15-10:30 a.m. Anyone 60 years of age or older may ride the bus, and the same age group can participate in the lunch program. There is no charge for riding the bus to and from the YMCA for any planned group activity. ."On Call" charges are 25 cents a ride and riders may purchase a book of tickets (10 for $2 50) from the YMCA or from the driver. Mrs. Porlrnann suggested that relatives might wish to purchase a book as a gift to a senior citizen. Minibus driver Dean Owen noted the new schedule is ' proving inuch more efficient and satisfactory. "Before, some of the riders had to walk several blocks to a designated stop. Now they are picked up and returned right to their doers." Owen advised few problems had been encountered with the service. "I think most of the problems we have had arose due to misunderstanding about telephoning in advance for rides. You see, I pick up my first list from the YMCA at 10:35 a.m. each day, and those on the list lave assurance of being picked up as advised. We do have radio dispatch in the bus, but it presents a problem .of timing to work in those' who have called in late. . "Also, some riders do. not understand that I cannot stop the bus on Lincoln Avenue for pickups except at the bus stops provided at Andrews & Meister Drug-and at the Barklcy Hotel. I may, however,pick • up passengers in any parking lot or at grocery stores." Since "Mini" arrived on the scene, activity for senior citizens at the "Y" expanded greatly. Many participate in the quilting bees, the whist, bingo and bowling sessions, but the most popular gatherings are the Happy Hour programs on Mondays, the Film Festivals on Wednesdays, and the daily noon hot lunch program. Ask anyone over 60 about the bus and the general reply is enthusiastic. Now if the city fathers can come up with a similar idea in transportation for the rest of us, we will have the local answer to the ever. rising gas prices, and can reduce energy and pollution problems as well! Clubs & Societies Lionelles will meet Monday at 8 p.m. at the Public Library. Election of' : officers. Ruth Skramstad will 'talk on her experiences as'an AFS student to Australia. Heart 0' Lakes Camera Club will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the 'Hiawatha Room of the Public Library. Phil Moe is host, and Jim Raines will present Show & Tell. Slide presentation: Better Travel Pictures. Bring salon slides. Category open. Tots and Teens and in B-Tweens Fergus Falls (Mi.) Journal Saturday, May 4,1974 5 ENGAGED By CAROLYN 01.SON, Librarian Films based on award-winning books Robert Kadnitz, the producer of such book-to-film successes as Sounder and Island of the Blue Dolphins, has completed tire film version of Where the Lilies Bloom, a 1969 Newbery Honor Book by Bill and Vera. Cleaver.^ Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of .North Carolina, the story opens with 14-year-old Mary Call pondering the Luther family's uncertain future. Her tenant farmer father is dying from "worms in the chest" which home remedies can't cure and she alone must shoulder the responsibility of keeping the family together. Faithful to her father's instructions, she buries him on Old Joshua Mountain and keeps his death a secret (quite a feat considering the meddlesome Mrs. Connell) to prevent interfering neighbors from' whisking them off to the county charity home. Penniless, but fiercely proud and independent, the four Luthers manage to support themselves by the half- forgotten art of wildcrafting, gathering and selling the medicinal herbs which abound in Appalachia. Mary Call's desperate, resourceful and sometimes funny attempts to preserve the family's dignity and unity provide the reader with a moving and distinctive account of Appalachian life. Although the story is set in contemporary times, modern technology has bypassed the I.uthets. Their manner of living reflects the self-sufficiency of the pioneer era. Fascination mountain lore is scattered throughout the book. Herbal remedies cure sprained ankles and bee stings, clothes are washed in pots of boiling .water and mountain food consists of dishes like liver mush and cranberry beans. According to reviews the film version of Where the Lilies Bloom has been well-received. The movie was filmed entirely on location and the musical score features country bluegrass music. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler, the 1968 Newbery award winner, has also been adapted for the cinema. In this story Claudia methodically plans to escape from her suburban home and, with her brother Jamie, moves into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Adventure comes Claudia's" way and a mystery concerning a beautiful statue is solved before Claudia returns home. RONDASALVEVOLD and RICHARD JOHNSON Mr. and Mrs. Archie Salvevold of Clitherall announce the engagement of their daughter Ronda Kay to Richard Allen Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson of Dalton. A May 25 wedding is being planned. Miss Salvevold is a graduate of Battle Uke High School. Her fiance is a graduate of AshBy High School FOSTER GRANDPARENTS arrive at the YMCA for a special meeting. This same group rides regularly to and from the State Hospital where the ladies serve as foster grandparents to young children. (Journal photos by June Bam urn) THE SLIMMING STRETCH By Mary Sue Miller Have you ever watched a pussycat stretch? Every muscle gets a workout, unhurried and pleasureful. And the feline grace that follows — the soundless, undulating glide. Stretching comes highly recommended to us humans. It makes no promise about an undulating glide. But increased muscle control and limber movement, a slimmer and firmer figure, are yours in the stretching. Is that for you? Well then, here's what you do: a) Stand nrect on tiptoe, arms ai s'"ics. Now slowly stretch arms and head toward the ceiling. Raise arms forward and up. Continue to reach upward —, farther and farther — for 10 slow counts. Lower arms sideways and lower heels to floor. Repeat entire routine 5 times. b) Lie, back down, on floor with legs together and arms at sides. Stretch down with the left heel as you raise right arm to floor far overhead, and stretch. Hold position for 10 counls. Return to starting position and stretch with right heel and left arm. Alternating sides repeat 6 times. c) Turn on stomach, arms overhead on floor and legs together. Arch the body by stretching arms and legs upward, as far as possible. Five tries is plenty. d) Still on floor, sit tailor-fashion. Keep back erec and hands in lap. Leading with your chin, roll heac from shoulder to shoulder for 1 minute. Work to increase the length of roll by gentry and slowly stretching neck. The routines are relaxing — very — and a plus you didn't expect. Designers slash prices on expensive dresses NEW YORK (AP) - The snme inflation that is forcing middle-income Americans to switch from steak to casseroles is causing upper-crust consumers to cut back on the luxuries of life—those $3,000 evening dresses, for example. That's why designer George Haltey, who showed his fall collection on Monday, slashed prices drastically, cutting them by 90 per cent at the wholesale level. Halley's prices used to start at $800-wholesale: Posh clothes with four-figure price tags that drew widespread publicity. The expensive dresses just weren't selling well in recent years, said a Halley spokesman. "Women are not spending that kind of money for clothes —no matter how much they have," the spokesman said. Wholesale prices for the new Halley collection start at $70 and go up to $300. That means retail prices of from $150 to $600. The designer managed to keep the expensive look that characterized his more costly clothes. A parade of models, led by actress Alexis Smith, displayed a series of dresses and pants with a soft, swing)' look. There were lots of autumn colors—rust, dark green and maroon—for day and plenty of sequins for evening. Hemlines hovered either at the knee or several inches above the ankle. Halley isn't the only designer cutting prices. Several other Seventh Avenue fashion houses have pared their more expensive lines, eliminating some completely, to concentrate on the lower-priced, belter-selling models. It is accomplished basically by cutting back in the fabric, by using less expensive materials, said the Halley spokesman. Edward Parnes, who took over as president of the organization five months ago, said it's simply a matter of making the dresses more commercial, using mass-manufacturing techniques rather than individual, custom workmanship. VEAL, CALF OR BEEF? The correct term, which consumers sometimes find confusing, is based upon the age of the dairy or beef animal from which the meat comes. Age also has a distinct influence on taste and tenderness characteristics of the meat, and its price. Veal is meat from milk-fed animals less than three months old, while calf is from animals past the veal stage, but younger than beef. Beef, which accounts for the really big volume, is the meat from animals usually marketed at I 1 * to 2 years old. North American Benefit Association 'Review 51 will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the Security State Bank community room. Duplicate bridge will be played Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Open to all- bridge players. Dane Prairie 4-H Club meets Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the school house. Lake Region Hospital Discharged May 3: Arlen Christiansen, . Pelican Rapids Renna Dyrness, 1000 N. Broadway Carl Dumke, Route 4 I-udvig Erickson, Garfield Mrs. Harriet Helmeke, New York Mills Mrs. Ellen H. Malm, Warren Erwin Thorness, 716 W. Maple Senior Citizens lunch menu May 6-10 Monday Spaghetti dinner French applesauce Spinach with German dressing Russian cole slaw Tuesday Sliced pork tenderloin Tater tots Asparagus cuts Fresh fruit Wednesday Fried chicken Mashed potatoes Mixed vegetables Muffins Banana ereme fruit cup Thursday Hamburger steak & gravy Au gratin potatoes Green beans Ice cream with pineapple sauce Friday Spanish rice Peas Peach half 3 bean salad GIRI^S EXPLORER PaST . HOLDS FAMILY NIGHT Girls Explorer Post 300, which is sponsored by the women of the Federated Church, held a family night recently. District scout executive Pat Hilley explained the Explorer program and Barbara Bopp, institutional representative, presented awards. A rose was presented to advisor Cathy Stortroen and to each of the post's committee women — Jane Onken, Gladys CarlSon and Vonnie Vitenheimer. Art Stortroen and Gustave Onken showed slides of the post's past activities. The girls will host a council canoe trip in the near future and also plan to participate in a canoe derby and a spring camporee. Lf 11 SI HUM'S DAY ('Mis And IWER WHY At c C em 6 tjfl , f Drud Co. Free Gift Wrapping and Wrap-to-Mail! DRIVE-IN FERGUS FALLS FERGUS FRIGHT HUE TONIGHT & SUNDAY 3 T MAY COUPON SPECIAL i '•1.25 HAIRCUT M.50 SHAMPOO & SET .25 COLOR RINSE S3.00 VALUE ONLY $050 One Week — Tuesday, May? thru Saturday,May 11 Services given by students. RITTER'S FERGUS FALLS BEAUTY SCHOOL 125 East Lincoln Phone 736-7078 Evening7:3549:30 ' Adults $1.25- Children Under 14 —Sflc Inc. Tax 1 WEEK STARTING TONIGHT I.JUL Cards of Thanks CARD GFTHANKS Thank you fo all v/ho v/orked and conlrib'^Jed lowards the Under v/ood Junior and Senior Prom. IT was greaNy appreciated Jr. Class I JEWELRY^ W TALK ;•£>'" TIKE \ (USE 1,00k AT Y01R 1)1 \MOMI! With our illuminated microscope you can magnify it !0, 30 and 60 times. Also, it is a good practice to have the prongs checked so that you don't lose the diamond. Bring your diamond in today, we will check and clean it absolutely Free. Open Thursdays Until 9 p.m. Close Saturdays at 12 noon (Yes. we still huv nld enld i BILLY JACK \\IIU1 ar Welander. Gemolonist and Jim Wcjander^ Graduate Geologist to serve you. 11! East Lincoln 43 Years Experience STARTS WEDNESDAY! ONE WEEK ONLY! FERGUS FERGUS FALLS. MINN. SHOW TIMF.S: Week Nights at 7:00 and 9:00 SUNDAYS at 1:00-3:00-5:00-7-.00 and 9:00 p.m. p.m.,

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