Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 4, 1972 · Page 2
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Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, February 4, 1972
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if" - I. • • Treasured Souvenirs. . . In following the adventures of a freighter, geography classes learned a lot about exports and imports, says Wilma Gronstal, retired teacher, Estherville. Here she holds the statuette of the Hindu goddess of prosperity and the sword from a swordfish, sent to her by the captain, J. E. Wilbur. Capt. Wilbur had harpooned the swordfish, a small one of 175 pounds. The sword from its upper jaw is 40 inches long. (Daily News Photo by Dorothy Petersen) Teacher-Traveler By CAROL HIGGINS "Have you heard from the ship?" ,For a number of years, that was a familiar greeting to Wilma Gronstal teacher of geography and history for sixth and seventh grades in a Waterloo school. She had found a way to make people and places across the world real to her students through a correspondence with the crew of a freighter........... "In geography we do a lot of study on exports and imports," she explains. "I made contact with the Women's Auxiliary of the U. S. Merchant Marines. We were assigned a freighter. "We had a remarkable group of officers, especially the first mate and the purser. We wrote letters to them and sent boxes of cookies. They wrote back about the cargoes they carried. Twice they had tractors going from Waterloo to Turkey. "When they went to India, they sent us back a lot of things for the youngsters — figurines of different castes of people." The children had a game of "What's My Line?" that they played with the figurines, she explained. The captain"was careful to get pictures of schools and children playing and one showed them on a homemade ferris wheel with a man cranking it." In letters from the purser, a favorite with her classes because he was humorous, they learned of the ship's encounter with a sandstorm in the Mediterranean Sea. At another time, about 100 miles from Panama City, the ship suddenly heaved as in a big explosion. Unable to find any cause on board, the officers radioed to shore and found there had been an earthquake under the water they had passed. Miss Gronstal was able to tell her classes about Scandinavia from first hand experience after spending a summer there in 1952. She attended a study session sponsored by St. Olaf College held at the University of Oslo in Norway. Wilma, whose parents grew up near Bergen, Norway, visited her cousins there. She spoke Norwegian and says, "They could tell I learned it from people from the west side of Norway, because of my accent." She visited the farm where her mother had grown up, a long narrow strip of land along the Hardanger Fjord. Her parents came from Norway with relatives in 1883, were married in the United States and came to Estherville in October, 1884. "My oldest brother was baptized in 'the then new courthouse,' " Wilma says. Three churches held Sunday services in that courthouse, which was later torn down to make way for First Avenue North. Miss Gronstal's first teaching jobs were at rural schools in Emmet County. One year at a school at Four-Mile Lake, she walked the four miles from Estherville. "Half-mile hill was steeper then," she says, "but I don't think I was ever snowed out." Now in retirement, she still weathers the snow to deliver "Meals on Wheels." She has also helped in delivering mail at Holy Family Hospital and one day, she says, she saw a familiar name on a letter. Visiting with the patient, she found he had been one of her pupils at Four-Mile school. Personal Mention Claude Randolph in Hospital Claude Randolph of Estherville is in Redwood Falls Hospital, Room 121, zip 56283. Mrs. Randolph is in Redwood Falls with him. Also living in Redwood Falls is their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Randolph. A FORMER Estherville resident, Mrs. Jess Cox, 89, of Anaheim, Calif., died recently. She had been making her home with relatives in California for the past 10 years. MR. AND MRS. Larry Eaton and family, Altura, Minn., are here at the Lyle Hum home. They were called here because of the illness of Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Hum's mother, Mrs. Lucille Huber, who is in Holy Family Hospital. MR. AND MRS. William Hoffmeyer of Minneapolis are plan- ning to spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hoffmeyer, Alpha, and with his brother and family, Mr, and Mrs. Lonnie Hoffmeyer. They plan to attend the Estherville Winter Sports Festival. Ringsted MR. AND MRS. Elmer Burkart and Mrs. Leonard Cole went to Livermore Wednesday morning to attend the funeral of their cousin, Herman Larson, 74. He had been in ill health for some time. Minister Attends Meeting POLLY'S POINTERS Unique Album Idea For Gift to New Baby By POLLY CRAMER DEAR POLLY—A different and thoughtful gift to give a new mother and baby is an album of important events that happened the day the baby was born. On the first page, paste the birth announcement. Follow this with attractively arranged newspaper clippings of the headlines of the day. If baby is a girl, include an ad from a local dress shop which will be fun for her to look at when she is grownup and can compare prices and styles. For a baby boy, include an ad for the latest automobile and some of the day's sports highlights. I really wish my own children and grandchildren had such books.—LOREEN i,/..x,-:.. Polly's Problem ii DEAR POLLY—What can be done to restore to p ! ' its original state a brick-and-stone fireplace that has p , i been painted with tan flat wall paint?—MRS. P. L. B. if DEAR POLLY—I operate a newsstand-type of paper route and have several self-service machines at various locations. My Pet Peeve is that a few people (fortunately not the majority) take two or more papers for the price of one. They think they are cheating the big newspaper that may make millions a year but they are not. They are cheating me, the lowly carrier, with pennies for profits. If I lose one Sunday paper I have to sell four to make up for it.—A. T. G. DEAR POLLY—I am answering Mary N. who wants to remove chocolate stains from her brocadelike sofa. I tried everything and finally used shampoo for oily hair. It worked like a charm. Good luck!—MRS. R. M. DEAR GIRLS—Dry cleaning fluid will usually remove chocolate stains from nonwashable fabrics such as on Mary N.'s sofa but a different procedure may be possible for Julia who wants to remove old chocolate stains from a quilt. Presuming the quilt is washable cotton and hoping it is white, she might try putting one-tablespoon household bleach in one-quart water and soak spot in this for about 15 minutes. Rinse several times to be sure bleach is all out. Do not soak the entire quilt—only the spot. If the stained part is not white but a color that might fade, try the cleaning fluid or the shampoo suggested by Mrs. R. M. —POLLY (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Pet Peeve, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write Polly in care of this newspaper. Supper Served Members The Executive Committee of the Farm Bureau Women met Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in Gruver. Members prepared a chili and oyster supper for those who were on membership drives. Mrs. Gilbert England presided over the meeting. Weas for different programs were discussed. Some new skits will be used this coming year. New road signs have been developed. Plans were made to Club Hosted by Mrs. Hanson Mrs. Dick Hanson hosted the meeting of the Lakeshore Country Club Jan. 21. Mrs. John Gosch received a heart sister gift. Mrs. Frank Klingbeil was in charge of entertainment. She directed each member to choose a length of string, and tell something interesting they had done over Christmas and New Year's, in the length of time it took to wind the string around their finger. Members attending were Mrs. James Brown, Mrs. FrankKlein- beil, Mrs. George Harvey, Mrs. John Gosch, Mrs. Kenneth Thiel, Mrs. Roy Kleen, Mrs. Wallace Brown, Mrs. James Whitehouse, Mrs. Lawrence Hanson and Mrs. Dick Hanson. The February meeting will be at the home of Mrs. George Harvey. explain and show them at future township meetings. Names of candidates for Farm Bureau scholarships are due at the Bureau office by Feb. 15. Also asked was anyone interested in having an International Student for the weekend contact the Bureau office. Spring workshop will be held at Stub's Ranch Kitchen March 21, attending will be staff from the organized townships and also suggested that a member from each un-organized township send a representative. The regular meeting date for Farm Bureau Women has been changed from the first Tuesday of the month to the last Tuesday of the month. Attending were Mrs. Gilbert England, Mrs. A. B. Rosenberger, Mrs. Stanley Jensen, Mrs.' G. 0. Bonstead, Mrs. Amos Egeland, Mrs. Chester Anderson, Mrs. Donald Howard and Mrs. Kenneth Starkey. Jannsen Infant Baptized Sunday DUNNELL - Kevin Bernard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Janssen Jr. was baptized Jan. 30 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Dunnell. The Rev. Charles Haake officiated. Sponsors were MaryKocakand Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hybbert Jr. Following the service dinner was served in the church parlors to Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hybbert Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hybbert Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jorgenson Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Janssen Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Janssen, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Grippentrog, Mr. and Mrs. John Markus, all of Dunnell and Mr. and Mrs. John Kocak and family, Mrs. Ted Uden and William, Jackson, and the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Haake of Ceylon. ESTHERVILLE^ATLY NEWS L FRL, FEB. 4, 1972 Pa^e 2; Contance Kimrey, Kenneth Tow Wed Constance Marie Kimrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Kimrey of Minburn and Kenneth Tow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tow, Superior spoke their wedding vows at the United Methodist Church in Minburn Jan. 8. The Rev. James R. Pemble of Minburn officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Mona Holmstrom of Minburn was the organist. The bride wore a floor length gown of ivory silk organza over peau de sole, trimmed with pearled and crystalled peau de angelace. Her flowers were a cascade arrangement of pink roses, stephanotis and baby's breath centered with a removable white orchid corsage. The matron of honor was Mrs. Nancy Light, sister of the bride. Bridemaids were Mrs. Roney Hoffman, East Thetford,, Vt. and Mrs. Ariel Olson of Dike. They all wore pink silk blouses trimmed with self ruffles and skirts of deep purple velvet, cut straight and floor length. They carried colonial nosegays of pink coquet carnations and purple statice, tied with purple velvet streamers. The flower girl was Erlka Hoffman dressed as the other attendants. The best man was James Matre, Fairbank and his attendants were Pat Donovan, Estherville and Richard Swanson, Glidden. Ushers were Keith Tow of Fairmont, Duane Tow, Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tow Minn, and John Light and Dean Kimrey, Minburn. A reception for 245 guests followed in the church basement following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Tow took a wedding trip to the Amana Colonies in Eastern Iowa and are now at home in Manning where Mrs. Tow teaches home economics. The bride is a graduate of Iowa State University. The bridegroom is a graduate of Iowa State University with the degree in Forestry. He recently completed two years with the United States Army. He will be employed by the Soil Conservation Society, with headquarters at Ankeny. New Look for Glass Draperies (Extension News Service, Iowa State University) Along with their many advantages, fiberglas curtains and drapes have had one disadvantage: the glass fabric was available in very few textures. That has changed, according to Lois Nuehring, extension applied art specialist at Iowa State University. "Glass draperies in several textures and finishes will be introduced nationwide this year," says Miss Nuehring. Samples of the new products were introduced at the Home Furnishings Market in January. > •• • Social Hour Emmet County Democratic Central Committee will host a social hour at the Elk's Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the Winter Sports Festival Concert. There will be refreshments. Casement draperies will be offered in eight textures and many colors, saidMissNuehring. The antique satin texture will be available in two finishes. Linen- weave glass draperies are another innovation. The products will have other qualities new to glass products. "They will be super-soft and ea­ sily drapable," says Miss Nuehring. Those of the past have tended to be stiff. Glass curtains and drapes have always been known for their excellent resistance to sunlight fading and to fire, according to the specialist. They're also durable, don't stretch, sag, or wrinkle. Machine washability is another plus, although the machine must be thoroughly rinsed afterward. THE L0CKH0RNS "I HOPE THIS IS ONE OF HIS BAD DAYS. I WOULDN'T LIKE TO SPOIL A GOOp ONF." Educational TV Feb. 7 Thru Feb. 13 On Channel 3, Community TV Cable The Rev. Jerome Egel attended the Pastoral Conference "Listening " at Grandview College of Des Moines, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Gary Twait, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Twait of Fenton, and 1971 graduate of Ringsted High School, was listed on the Dean's List at Wartburg College at Decorah, as one of three hundred sixty-one students named to the Fall term Dean's list. Lloyd Nelsen and Eugene Petersen drove to Rochester Friday and brought back Martin Petersen to his home. Mr. Petersen recently had knee surgery at the Methodist Hospital. He will be at his home in a cast until March 7th when he will return to have the cast removed and a couple weeks of theraphy. Kim is helping his grandmother with the nursing chores. He would enjoy visitors. All Winter. Merchandise Must DRASTIC PRICE CUTS . . . good selection • Blouses • Sweaters pec/a/ Group of IpOlYBTER SLACKS 7S] NORTHWEST IOWA'S NEWEST INDIES SMART SHOPPK 1604 HILL AVENUE SPIRIT LAKE PHONE 336-4U0 OPEN .MON. NITES TIL 9;00 w»Pfflnf3oouoeapDoceooQeoli MONDAY, FEB. 7 3:30 NETCHE Course "Philosophy of Science" 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 Charlie's Pad "CartoonIn­ novations" 6:15 Gutentag 6:30 4-H Photo Fun Club "Conservation Week" 7:00 PBS Special of the Week "Hollywood Television Theater's TJ.S.A.' " 9:30 USD Report 10:00 The French Chef 10:30 Masterpiece Theatre: The Six Wives of Henry VIII TUESDAY, FEB. 8 3:30 NETCHE Course "Philosophy of Science" 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood Sesame Street The Electric Company Auto Mechanics "Wheel Alignment and Balance" Mosaic Acting: A Study of Life "Antigone" Black Journal "Is It Too Late?" Western Civilization: Majesty and Madness "The Middle Ages: A Wanderer's Guide to Life and Letters" 9:30 All About Welfare "Occupant, USA" 10:00 Insight "Bird on the Mast" WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9 3:30 Western Civilization: Majesty and Madness 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 Saving and Spending 6:30 The Circle 7:00 A Public Affair-Election '72 7:30 This Week 8:00 The Great American Dream Machine 9:00 Extension Weekly 9:30 Panorama 10:00 Bookbeat "Skate" 10:30 Firing Line THURSDAY, FEB. 10 3:30 NETCHE Course "Philosophy of Science" 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 The Busy Knitter "Last Patterns" 6:30 Joyce Chen Cooks "Fish, Chinese Style" 7:00 Coyote 5th Quarter 7:30 NET Playhouse Biography "Abraham Lincoln" 9:00 World Press 9:45 Critic At Large "Alexander Solzhenitsyn" FRIDAY, FEB. 11 3:30 The French Chef "Tripe a la Mode" 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 House and Home 1972 6:30 USD Report 7:00 South Dakota Public Affairs 7:30 Georgetown Forum 8:00 Wall Street Week 8:30 Washington Week In Review 9:00 Bookshelf "The Night Country" 9:30 Film Odyssey "The Seven Samurai" SATURDAY, FEB. 12 6:00 Black Journal 7:30 Basketball. Live from South Dakota State University, USD vs. SDSU. 9:30 David Susskind Show "Unwed mothers who Want Their Pabies Back" 3: 4 5; 5: 6 6: 7: 8 9; 10 SUNDAY, FEB. 13 30 Speaking Freely 30 World Press 15 Critic At Large 30 Travelogue 00 Zoom :30 The French Chef "Orange Bavarian Cream" 00 Firing Line 00 Masterpiece Theatre: Elizabeth R"The Lion's Cub" 45 Critic At Large 00 Western Civilization: Majesty and Madness SERVICE Is Our Specialty Color- Black and White BREY'S 18 North 7th Street RADIO AND TV SERVICE If You've Got The Plans We've Got The Funds! If it's money you need to fix up a room ... add a bath .. . build a patio ... or whatever you plan for your home, we've got it for you. A low-cost loan, repayable in convenient installments geared to your income, can turn your plan into reality. INSTALLMENT LOAN DEPT. IOWA TRUST SAYINGS BANK •Your Friendly, Family Bank* Each depositor insured to (20000 FD1€ HOUAl DlfOlIt INSUKANCf CORPORATION

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