Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 24, 1972 · Page 2
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 2

Estherville, Iowa
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Monday, January 24, 1972
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ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, MON., JAN. 24j 1972 Page 2 Legislature Suggests Recommendation That Grou P Elects J Une Report* c c i j Officers fJL t —————— Hubbell House be Governor's Home Luncheon ° 8 8 Columnist Back from Vacation By ROBERT H. SPIEGEL Editor, Mason City Globe-Gazette DES MOINES - (IDPA) - It has been nearly 15 years since the last Hubbell lived in Terrace Hill, the Victorian mansion overlooking the capital city. But it is stiirthe queen residence. Regal. Withdrawn. Since Mrs. Grover C. Hubbell, now 88, closed the mansion in 1957, its fate has been uncertain. Now that uncertainty is about to be resolved. The Hubbell heirs bought the home from the family trust in 1971 and formally presented it to the state of Iowa. This ended 101 years in which the 20-room mansion had belonged to two families. It had been built by an early Iowa millionaire, financier B. F. Allen, for a princely $250,000 between 1865 and 1869. It was bought in 1884 by Frederick M. Hubbell, Who was to become Iowa's wealthiest man. The Hubbell heirs left the decision on use of Terrace Hill to the Iowa Legislature. A Terrace Hill Planning Commission was named by Gov. Robert D. Ray to evaluate the mansion's condition and usability and to make recommendations to the Legislature. Formal presentation of the commission's findings will reach the Legislature within a few days. But the commission already has made public its unanimous recommendation that Terrace Hill become the home of Iowa governors. The details remain, but the outline is there. The 35-member commission would leave the first floor virtually untouched, using it for state functions. The second and third floor would be for living quarters for the governor's family, offices and guest rooms. The commission has emphasized that restoration, adaption and furnishings would "enhance" the mansion's historical and architectural origins. How much would restoration cost? Chairman George Mills of Des Moines said estimates are being prepared. Until then, the commission has toured the recently restored governor's mansion in Colorado to get some idea. "It was a newer building, not nearly so handsome or with as fine a setting as Terrace Hill," said Miss, "and it cost $240,000 to restore. "Whatever the amount, the commission will make a concentrated effort to raise a good part of it privately." John Chrystal of Coon Rapids, chairman of the commission's finance committee, has recom- Exterior Gov. and Mrs. Robert D. Ray pose against the backdrop of Terrace Hill's dominant tower. The former Hubbell mansion could become the home of Iowa governors if the Iowa Legislature approves a recommendation of the Terrace Hill Planning Commission, which it appointed to evaluate the 102-year-old mansion on Grand Avenue, just west of the downtown Des Moines business district. mended three methods of raising money that won commission approval. They are: — Fund-raising occasions. — Acceptance of gifts. (Photo courtesy of Ames Tribune) — Medallions. It has been suggested, too, that proceeds from sale of the present governor's home in Des Moines (Just a few blocks west of Terrace Hill on Grand Avenue) could go toward restoring Terrace Hill. The commission also is investigating the availability of federal funds for such a historical landmark. "There is so much interest in Terrace Hill and its restoration and public use that we think there will be little trouble raising funds," Mills said. Mills, longtime political reporter for the Des Moines Register and a student of Iowa history, Personal Mention recalled the successful issuance of Iowa centennial half-dollars in 1946. The Iowa Centennial Commission charged $2.50 to Iowans and $3 to those outside Iowa for the specially minted half-dollar, enabling the Iowa Centennial Foundation to raise about $100,000 used to underwrite state scholarships, Mills noted. "Those half-dollars were worth $25 apiece the last I heard," said Mills. Some of the coins have been held for sale in 1996 and 2046. "Terrace Hill Medallions would be conducted so any Iowan can visit Terrace Hill." The WSCS of the United Methodist Church met Jan. 14. A sacrificial luncheon was served by Mary circle. During the luncheon Mrs. Richard Pearson and Mrs. Ivan Summa presented the call to prayer and self-denial program. The theme was "Open up your life." Mrs. Keith Godfrey was in charge of the business meeting. Mrs. L. P. Nelson was presented a special membership pin and a gift was sent to missions in her name. Changes in officers were announced. Mrs. Larry Winer, missionary education; Mrs. Bill Ridout, nominations committee; Mrs; Gary Russell, publicity; Ulabelle Clabaugh, MYF Suppers. Mrs. Don Christensen led the group in the candlelight pledge service. Mrs. Kenneth Harding accompanied the group singing on the piano during the service. Four Circles Elect Officers, Study Bible The four circles groups of Immanuel Lutheran Church met Jan. 19 and chose their circle leaders for the coming year. The Ruth Circle met at 9 a.m. at the church with Mrs. Louis Burch as hostess. Mrs. William Recher was lesson leader on "Thou Shall Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain, Eight members were present, Officers for this year are Mrs. Berdette Thiesen as circle leader; Mrs. Kent Thomsenas secretary-treasurer. Lois Circle met at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Edward Ahrens Jr. Mrs. James Kirk Jr. presented the lesson. Mrs. Frank Klingbeil was temporary circle leader. Lois Circle will host the February Guild. Plans were made. Eleven members were present. The Namoi Circle met at 2 p.m. at the church with Mrs. Gerald Hanson as hostess. Mrs. Loyal Smith was lesson leader. Their lesson was "Tale-Bearer Among People." The Mary Esther Circle met *rat 7:30 at the Church with Carol Cooklin as hostess and Mrs. Irene Osborne as lesson leader, "On God Uniter Jesus Christ." Circle officers are Mrs. Robert Gammels as circle leader and Mrs. Lester Thompson, secretary and Mrs. Robert Klein as treasurer. Thirteen members were present. All circles will donate cookies to the Day Care Center during the month of January. All the circles talked about their duties for the month of February. The four circles meet every third Wednesday of the month. By JUNE STEINBORN Extension Home Economist Emmet and Dickinson Counties Real nice to get back with you after my "guest columnist" last week. It was a lot of un and I hope you enjoyed hearing from the "better half" (as someone once labeled THEM???). Paul's been pacing the floor JUNE STEINBORN we have three new the first of the year: TO THE Future" "Drugs— People— Drugs" "Fashion Speaks Out" For further information, call your Extension office. ones since colors, flowers and textures and . they still do the job they were intended for. Using these new, colorful shades can add an exciting new look to the entire room decoration. ever since, he has a ' waiting to hear if 'fan club of one." HAVE YOU TRIED our packaged programs for your club meetings? These are excellent programs prepared by the specialists at Ames. They are ready to go — Thirty minutes of authentic subject matter, complete with leader's outline, tapes, scripts, slides and other illustrative materials. They cover a wide variety of subjects so you will surely find one that appeals to your group. I am happy to inform you NOW YOU CAN LEARN TO sew by watching your TV. "Sew Smart" is a sewing course being offered by the University of Minnesota on KEYC- TV Mankato beginning Feb. 1 at 3:45 p.m. on KAUS Austin on Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m. This will be a 13-week series of half- hour programs. There is no cost for this course, but if you would like to enroll, you will receive a kit with a study guide. Write to the County Extension office at 2423 Albion Ave., Fairmont, Minn. 56031 or Lakefield, Minn. 56150, Another TV sewing course will be offered by our Ames specialists on KCAU Sioux City (Channel 9) starting Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. No signup is required. Now, ladies, we'll have a real, legitimate excuse to sit and watch TV during the day. GRANDMOTHER USED plain window shades to keep out the sun. The modern homemaker finds the plain old window shades replaced by exciting stripes, Gloria Chapter OES ^Installs 1972 Officers Reception for Newlyweds Jan. 30 Out-of-Town Students Attend Church Service DOLLIVER — Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Lilland, Dolliver welcome friends and relatives to a reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Gene Williams (Janet Lilland). The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Palestine Lutheran Church near Dolliver. The newlyweds were united in marriage Dec. 11 at Longmont, Colo. TERRIL- Gloria Chapter OES of Terril met at the Masonic Temple Jan. 8, for installation of 1972 officers. The 1971 Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron, Mr. and Mrs. David Brant, gave their words of thank you to the chapter and officers for the year 1971. Installing Officer was Mrs. Viola Duncan; Installing Mar- Recent Bride Honored at Shower TERRIL — A community bridal shower honored Mrs. Rick Stellmach, a recent bride, at the United Methodist Church, Jan. 18. Corsages were presented to the honored guest, Mrs. Bernard Stellmach, and Lori Stellmach. Decorations were carried out in the bridal colors of red and white with a poinsettia centerpiece flanked by red candles on the serving table. Mrs. Dale Upward gave sev- e r a 1 appropriate readings. Guests wrote "advice to a new bride" and several items were read by the honored guest. Hostesses were Mrs. Wayne Glover, Mrs. Russel Clark, Mrs. Marvin Hildreth, Mrs. Don Torre son, Mrs. Dale Upward, Mrs. Pete Pedersen, Mrs. Delrnar Christensen, Mrs. Albert McBain, Mrs. Milo Myers, Mrs. Earl Bueltel, Mrs. Bill Bockman, Mrs. Leonard Smith, Mrs. Ed Crumlett, Mrs. Don Erickson, Mrs. Shaffer, Mrs. Bob Strube, Mrs. Clarence Blunt, Mrs. Chuck Willison, Mrs. Elwood Cushman, Mrs. Stanley Nelson, Mrs. Roger Smith, Mrs. William Hughes, Mrs. Olive Endicott and Mrs. Raymond Rouse. Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Al Mrs. Irene Mrs. Arnold Hall brought 12 Butterfield High School students to attend church services at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Sunday. They also toured the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and had dinner at the Villager before returning home. MR. AND MRS. John Isebrand Jr. went to Fairmont to visit with friends Sunday afternoon. MRS. LOIS OLSON of Story City is spending the week with Mr, and Mrs. A. B. Roscnberger. MRS. BEN NUTTING returned home Sunday evening after spending the week in the home of her daughter and family, Mrs. Allan Johnson, Minneapolis. MRS. VIRGIL BLACK returned this weekend from Denver, Colo. She was visiting with her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. G. P. Ray, Kimberly and Bradley. Hugh Black, Minneapolis, visited with his mother at Estherville over the weekend. MR. AND MRS. Eike Sampson returned home Friday evening from Sheffield where they were guests for a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hanson. LONNIE AND Johnnie Jenkins of Milford spent the weekend at the home of their grandmother, Mrs. George Grems and Janice and Bret. Mrs. Hubbell The last member of the Hubbell family to live in Terrace Hill was Mrs. Grover C. Hubbell, now 88. She closed the mansion in 1957, shortly after her husband's death. The stained glass window at the head of the grand staircase was installed by Frederick M. Hubbell in 1884. Mrs. Hubbell returned recently for this portrait for use in Transmission, a publication of Northern Natural Gas Co. THE L0CKH0RNS MARRIAGE C0W5EUR "LOOSEN YOUR GRIP NOW ANP THEN, MRS. J-OCKHORN, TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO APOLOGIZE." Christensen's WINTER CLEARANCE Continues In All Deportments With Reductions Up To Of /o OFF AND MORE Christensen's Of Estherville NOW I KNOW for sure Christmas is really past. At our house we're down to the carmels and jelly centers of all our Christmas boxes of chocolates. Oh woe—and a whole year to wait for more! shall, Mrs. Peggy Glover; Installing Chaplain, Mrs. Beryl Coleman; and Installing Organist, Mrs. Violet Neville of Armstrong. The Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron for 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Will, were escorted to the East by their sons, Rodney and Trent, and were presented a corsage and boutenniere. "Memories" was played as the jewels of office were presented to the Brants. New officers installed were: Worthy Matron, Sally Will; Worthy Patron, Darwin Will; Associate Matron, KathySchmeling; Secretary, Ethel Eckley; Treasurer, Berdina Smitley; Conductress, Pearl Wilcox; Associate Conductress, AlyceDingeljChap- ;ain, Hazel Blum; Marshall, Betty Brant; Organist, Mar jorie Pedersen; Ruth, Opal Smith; Esther, Ruth Ann Clark; Warder, Esther Blum; and Sentinel, Kenneth Dingel. A skit "Fly Your Kite" was presented by the new officers to honor the new Worthy Matron and Patron, Hostesses were Dick Olson, Mr. Krautzkampf and Reno. Terril Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jackson are parents of a daughter born Monday, Jan. 3, at the Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. The baby weighed eight pounds and has been named Jennifer Lynn. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Don Bennington, all of Terril. Great-grandparents include Mrs. Theresa Pedersen of Terril, Mrs. Hattie Gripp of St. Charles and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jackson of Brownsville, Texas. MRS. H. De WALL Mrs. DeWall Given Party An open house birthday party for Mrs. H. DeWall on her 78th birthday was given in her honor at the Gardston Hotel Blue room by her only daughter, Mrs. Gerald Love, Thursday afternoon. Approximately 50 friends and relatives attended. Mrs. DeWall has been a resident of the Gardston Hotel for the past two years. Her granddaughters, Mrs. Paul Love served the cake and Mrs. Gene Fahlenkamp poured coffee. Her other granddaughter, Mrs. John Love was unable to attend. Mrs. DeWall has three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Terri, Bret and Scott Love. Professional Directory Dr. D. E. Devall VETERINARIAN 16 North 7th Street | Phone 362-2171 Dr. Paul G. Largeni DENTIST W. 314 Central Ave. Phone 362-4464 Dr. S. B. Rose OPTOMETRIST GAARDE BUILDING 7 South 7th Street Phone 362-5868 4

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