Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 28, 1972 · Page 2
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Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, January 28, 1972
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Team work. . . They work as a team at Dolliver School. Emmett Griese and her husband, Carl, of Dolliver are both bus drivers and she works at school ground duty and occasionally helps him in his janitor chores. (Daily News Photo by Dorothy Petersen) Bus Driver BY CAROL HIGGINS Is it true that there is nothing much to do in a small town? Mrs. Carl (Emmett) Griese of Dolliver, population 95, drives a school bus, goes bowling, helps with the grandchildren, bakes and decorates an occasional wedding cake and in her spare time sews for a V.F.W. project. She took fourth place in the Powder Puff Derby of the stock car races at Jackson, Minn,, in 1970. She was driving an "old junker" belonging to her son and does not plan to compete again because they "soup up" the cars so much, it is f'tao,expensive,',' she says. .... • : . . .. .,';'/.• Emmet is secretary of the City Association of Bowling (Sherburn and Ceylon, Minn.), county president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and rehabilitation chairman of the local V.F.W. Auxiliary. Her committee is making bedroom slippers for the Des Moines Veterans Hospital and she had made 30 pairs at last count. Both Emmett and her husband, Carl, drive bus routes for Dolliver School. Emmett drives a 36-mile route morning and night and an 18-mile route at noon to take the kin­ dergarteners home— 90 miles a day. With 11 years' experience as a bus driver, she says, "1 never had any trouble with the kids. People say, 'Kids this and kids that,' but you watch grown-ups. They aren't a bit better." Her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ed Griese, who drove school buses 12 years, observes that the worst punishment the driver can give is to make the child sit up front, because the other children tease him." Asked about winter driving problems, Emmett said, "Snow I don't mind, but ice— "Once, I went down the road and a snowbank was across the road ahead," she continued. "I found out you can turn a bus around on the road." She had backed up to a clear area on the road, and then inched back and forth until she had the bus turned about face. Then there was the winter of ice and one bad day, school was let out at 2:10 p.m. "You could only go just so fast," she said. She eased the bus along, safely delivering all the youngsters and "got back at 5:30." Her 36-mile route had taken 3 hours, 20 minutes, averaging about 12 m.p.h. If engine trouble developes on the route, she would ordinarily just call for another bus, she says, but on one occasion she found the linkage on the carburetor was loose. "I borrowed a bobby pin off one of the girls and wired it together." And wedding cakes? Her set of cake decorating tools was purchased years ago at a Spencer fair. She sent away for the vivid food coloring used by the professionals and taught herself the art of forming garlands and blossoms and building a three or four-tiered wedding cake. She uses a favorite white cake recipe, simple powdered sugar icing and patience— the kind of patience required to drive a school bus route on ice. Woman Gospel Singer Dies from Heart Attack Handywoman Says: ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WKL, JAN. 28,1972 Page 2 CHICAGO (AP) - "She was a noble woman, an artist without peer," says President Nixon of Mahalia Jackson, whose handclapping Gospel songs endeared her to millions from Carnegie Hall to the capitals of Europe. The 60-year-old singer died Thursday in a suburban Chicago hospital after suffering a heart seizure. She had been a patient there since Jan. 19. In a White House statement, the President said: "America and the world, black people and all people, today mourn the passing of Mahalia Jackson. She was a noble woman, an artist without peer, a magnetic ambassador of good will for the United States in other lands, an exemplary servant of her God. "Millions of ears will miss the sound of the great rich voice 'making a joyful noise unto the Lord,' as she liked to call her work, yet her life story College Dames To Attend Fashion Show Mrs. Ken Van Der Sloot gave a report on an invitation to a fashion show when the College Dames of LL.C.C. met with Mrs. Eve Dreves Tuesday. The invitation was offered the wives of the Estherville College Faculty to join a fabric shop at Spencer in a fashion show. Details will be discussed in the next meeting. A nomination committee was appointed for next year's officers. Mrs. Van Der Sloot gave a demonstration in the art of decoupage. Mrs. Malcolm Patterson was commended for her work with the girls at the college. The College Dames' sponsor the College Women's Organization. Mrs. Leonard Pickering and Mrs. Dick Williams and their children made a visit to the County Farm at Christmas time taking with them Christmas decorations, cookies and candy. Mrs. Pickering reported their activities to the club women, sings the Gospel message of freedom, and will not cease to do so." Miss Jackson, who rose from a scrubwoman in the levee section of New Orleans to international fame, had been In ill health the past several years. She returned home from an European concert tour several months ago on doctors orders. Miss Jackson received her musical training from listening to records of blues singer Bessie Smith while growing up in a shack along the Mississippi River. At age 16, she moved to Chicago, where she sang in a Baptist choir. She began to sing solo and her career was first launched. She made her first recording in 1934 and appeared in Carnegie Hall in 1950. "I was born to sing Gospel music," she once said. "I want my hands, my feet, my whole body to say all that is in me." Survivors include several brothers and sisters. In New Orleans, a family spokesman said the funeral will be held there although a time has not been set. He said New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu will be asked to permit the body to lie in state at the Municipal Auditorium. Ringsted Pedersons Visit Son In Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pedersen and Jim were called Saturday evening to go to LaCrosse, Wis., to see their son and brother, Jack, who had been hospitalized with a broken leg while sliding with friends that evening. Danny Warren and Jeanne Ohrtman had gone to Decorah for the weekend and a group of young folks had gone sliding. Danny and Jack were together on an inner tube when it hit a bump coming down the hill. Jack was thrown off and received a broken left leg between his knee and hip. He was taken to theDecorahHos- pital and transferred to LaCrosse 7™ " "M "-no- and P ut m traction there. He will Hostesses were Mrs. VanDer-^ hospitalized there for a long Sloot and Mrs. ftW «^,>flK »-J*.^ MaiT can bV sent him at Lutheran Hospital Room 210, LaCrosse, Wis., 54601. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Jensen and Jerry were in Rochester Jan. 16, to see David Jensen, 6-year- old son of the Kenneth Jensens of Fairmont, who was a patient at St. Mary's Hospital for 10 days. They also called on Harold Holte and Frank Colgrove who were patients at St. Mary's. Sunday, Jan. 23, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Polking of Omaha, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Jensen and Jerry were dinner guests at the Ray Polkings at Breda. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Petersen, Bryan and Brenda of Sioux Falls, were Saturday evening supper guests at the parental Clarence Petersen home and visited with the Jerald Petersens. Jerald will be leaving Saturday for Fort Dix, N.J., and from there will go to Germany. The Richard Petersens were overnight guests and Sunday guests at the parental Jens Egelands at Gruver. Diane and Danny Jensen of Fairmont spent the past week with their grandparents, the Irvin Jensens, while their parents were in Rochester with David. John Metzgers Honored at Party Sunday Mr. and Mrs. John Metzger Sr., Estherville, were honored at an anniversary party at the •Howard Metzger home Sunday afternoon. The occasion was their 35th wedding anniversary. Hosts and hostesses for the party were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Carole) O'Rourke, Mr. and Mrs. John Metzger Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Metzger. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Albert Metzger, Lone Rock; Clarence Metzger and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scheik, Algona; Don and Howard Bollig, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bollig, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bollig, Fenton; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bollig, Bancroft; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Irmiter, Armstrong; Mr. and Mrs. Clete Mueller, Whittemore, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kollasch, Rodman. Personal Mention Visitors Return Home William Nielsen, Gruver, accompanied his nieces, Mrs. Peter Simonsen and Mrs. Chris Dahl, Saturday to the airport at Fairmont and flew with them to Chicago where the women boarded a plane for their home in Denmark. They had been guests with relatives in this area over the holiday and for the past month. MR. AND MRS. Eldon Sabin and family will leave tomorrow for their home near Garden Grove. The Sabins bought a farm there and expect to move tomorrow. MRS. ED HARVEY, Gruver, and Mrs. Dean Clark went to Milford Wednesday to visit with the Jack Jenkins family. They brought Mrs. George Grems home. She had been helping out at the Jenkins home for a few days. MR. AND MRS. Glen Aanonson and Diane of Denver, Colo., were here to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Arnold Dalen. Mrs. Dalen was injured critically in a car accident near Little Rock recently. Her funeral was yesterday. The Aanonsons will return home Sunday. Movie tonight? A bad night to cook. THE L0CKH0RNS "THIS 15 THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN ON TIME. WHY ARE YOU SO MAP?" A great night for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Visit the Colonel -STORE HOURS:— OPEN SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11 a.m. to 10p.m. PHONE 362-5351 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA If You Can Read a Recipe You Can Change a Washer By JOY STILLEY (AP) Newsfeatures Writer NEW YORK CAP) - A handy- woman can be every bit as handy as a handyman, believes Barbara A. Curry, a do-it-her who has written a book to clue in other women on the secrets of home repairs. "If women can follow a recipe, by gosh they should be able to follow the instructions for wiring a lamp or changing a washer," says the author of "Okay, 1*11 Do ft Myself!" "World War n proved conclusively that women basically have a better manual dexterity than men," she declares. "Because over the years girls were given dolls to play with and boys hammers, women are just less sure of their ability." It is to bolster their confidence that Miss Curry has written the book, aimed strictly at amateurs. She has at one time or another peformedallthehow- tos described, some for herself and others for neighbors and friends, among whom the tale of her prowess has spread. "I'm forever trekking around the city with a toolbox, fixing my friends' things," says Miss Curry, who has a co-op apartment in Manhattan and "what they quaintly call a rustic house" in New Jersey, both of which she has completely redone. She has always been good with tools, she recalls. "We had an old house in North Canton, Ohio, and my mother kept it held together, since my father wasn't handy at all. I picked up the tricks from her. As a kid I was always into some project, trying to build something." Her first major failure came at the age of 6 when she and a neighbor boy made a boat out of an orange crate and dragged it to the creek, where it proceeded to sink. They hadn't sealed between the slats. She's gotten more adept in the intervening years but still admits to an occasional mishap. "Fear of failure is what makes some people afraid to try. What if it doesn't work? So what!" she says in her breezy manner. "If something doesn't go exactly as it's supposed to, instead of panicking, sit down and figure out why it isn't right and how to recoup." Is there really such a thing as being "all thumbs?" "Well, there might be," she concedes, "but I Wofneiu don't think it has anything to do with sex. It's just people. You really get into more disasters with men because they think they should be able to tackle it — a bit of male ego, I guess." Though she admits there are a few jobs that require physical strength, she insists that women are up to doing most of them if they go at it the right way. She does, however, suggest a few precautions in maintenance work. "Use reasonable good sense," she advises. "If you work on a lamp, unplug it. And wear rubber-soled sneakers, not only for sure-footedness on ladders or on slippery floors, but also to keep you from getting extra little shocks along the way. "And never keep on when you're tired. People are always saying not to stop in the middle of painting, but it won't be that noticeable. If you get an offer of a good dinner and drinks, for heavens sake stop and take it." Miss Curry has worked as a photographer, artist, writer for advertising agencies and is now a free-lance writer. She really got into the business of taking apart, putting together, replacing, installing, painting and papering, building and fixing things up when she came to New York after college and got an apartment. "I discovered superintendents weren't all that bright, or willing, or there," she remembers. "You waited and waited and when they finally did get there they didn't do the job right. That was about the time I decided I'd rather do it myself. I bought an electric drill and started to build bookcases." She believes in buying good tools and recommends a few basic ones such as a hammer (don't get a little light one"); medium Phillips and short and long straight screwdrivers; a saw ("not a great big hefty one"); a utility or matte knife; pliers, wire cutters and a good old- fashioned ice pick. "As you get into things you'll suddenly think you'd like to have more tools," she adds. "If you're a good cook and you decide to become a gourmet cook you'll jump up in the things you buy. When you get interested in building you'll want extra tools to make it easier." , There's one readily available tool Miss Curry has never used, though. "I've never fixed anything with a hairpin," she laughs.. Mit ion Pam Jones LL.C.C. We still have winter Country Set Styles in stock and on sale. Pam, is modeling a pant suit in brown crushed velvet with beige brocade. It can be worn for the sporty or dress - up occasion. Be watching for our exciting new spring styles in Country Set to be arriving soon. On the balcony at McCleary's. SIZES 7-15 WcCL eary. & N ESTHERVILLE J Educational TV Jan. 31 Thru Feb. 6 On Channel 3, Community TV Cable 4:00 4:30 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 MONDAY, JAN. 31 Misterogers' Neighborhood Sesame Street The Electric Company Charlie's Pad Shrine to Music PBS Special of the Week Bookbeat How Do Your Children Grow? USD Profile Hathayoga Masterpiece Theatre TUESDAY, FEB. 1 4:00 Misterogers' Neighborhood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 What Next? 6:30 The Busy Knitter 7:00 Masquerade 7:30 The Advocates 8:30 Black Journal 9:00 CEN Showcase 9:30 CEN Showcase 10:00 Hathayoga 10:30 Hollywood Television Theater WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 Insight 6:30 Mosaic 7:00 The French Chef 7:30 This Week 8:00 The Great American Dream Machine 9:00 Extension Weekly 9:30 Panorama 10:00 Hathayoga 10:30 Firing Line THURSDAY, FEB. 3 4:00 Misterogers' Neighborhood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 Skiing 6:30 Joyce Chen Cooks 7:00 Coyote 5th Quarter 7:30 Washington Week In Review 8:00 Hollywood Television Theater 9:00 World Press 9:45 David Littlejohn - Critic- At-Large 10:00 Hathayoga 10:30 Civilisation FRIDAY, FEB. 4 4:00 Misteroger's Neighborhood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 House and Home 1972 6:30 USD Report 7:00 What Next? 7:30 Georgetown Forum 8:00 Boston Pops 9:00 Sewing Skills — Tailoring 9:30 Cinema Classics SATURDAY, FEB. 5 7:00 Masquerade 7:30 Thirty Minutes With .. . 8:00 Elliot Norton Reviews 8:30 Golden Voyage 9:00 PBS Special SUNDAY, FEB. 6 3:30 Speaking Freely 4:30 World Press 5:15 David Littlejohn - Critic -At-Large 5:30 Silent Heritage 6:00 Civilisation 7:00 Firing Line 8:00 Masterpiece Theatre 9:00 PBS Performance 10:00 Hathayoga SERVICE Is Our Specialty Color— Black and White •AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA* \ Dial 362-4704 VAAA%W>AAAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAI BREY'S 18 North 7th Street RADIO AND TV SERVICE If You've Got The Plans We've Got The Funds! 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