The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1954 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 3, 1954
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175 At Gas Dealers Dinner Here Pictured atfove are 175 Thsrm&gas dealers and their wive : s who and Frank McFall, Fenton, Roy Kollasdi, Maurice DeBoer-and WiU were guests at a'dinner'and program Tield Thursday 'evening,'July' 22, at the K. C; Hall-by the Rapid Thermogas Co. Guests'were trprri a 100-mile ; radius'of Algoha.vHost loF trie aiiair was J. F. Miiaii?,, mannerof -the ; local; Rapid 'Thermogas Co. Purpo'se'&f the gathering was to acquaint dealers with officials of the Rapid Thermogas- Co. of Des Moines. The company, which has 15 plants with the central office at Des Moines, recently purchased the local plant from Algona All-Gas Co. , • Dealers from this vicinity attending were: R. G. Wilson, M. E. Jones & Sons, West Bend; Nick Gengler,.Lotts Creek; Wendell Rusch liam Hrubes,' Wesley;'Mrs Mary Flaig, Lone Rock; Roy Johnson, Buffalo Center; W. D.~ Peterson, Ringsted; Roman Wilhelmi, Bancroft; O. K. Logue, Livermore; Keith Roland and Keith Nasby^Bode; J. E. Ukerial and C. - -• • * A ' .«"—.* Swanson, Whitt.em'ore. and Armon Tabb, Corwith. . • • , Thermogas • officials present . were: Charles Russell, president, Harlan Williams,, vice president; C. L. Crippen, service supervisor; Grant Haas, sales' manager; and Bob Manning, assistant service C. F. Ertnenberg, Lakota; Andrew Elbert, Rex riore; C.'R. Beed, Titonka; C. V. Schroeder, Burt; supervisor. soling work although Drusillp Dpheim and Delores Klein have been, putting in their time. Mr and Mrs Merle Hoover have a family project by contracting an nireage, but this fast cortr growing weather has made it twice a•; much work fo'r l|hyllis t( :uach some of the tall Iowa corn. Wilford Ward at the elevatoi-jj has been putting in a lot of work with corn in shipping it out and needing a lot of extra manpower 'or the job, 'with 1 Arch- Burger being one of the new helpers. If you missed Fred Jennings .'or a few days, he wasn't on Vftca- •ion, but' out helping at the Lar- .en farm with a big combining job in between rains. • ' Glenn Gabrielson took a morning off to help other board mem- >.>ers of the Wesley Methodist :hurch with a cleanup of the par- onage ba'sement. ' Mr and Mrs 'Martin Mimbach ire off op another trip because someone'61se is.on vacation this .ime. -They have gone to Minne ota to stay/at the Schrieber home md keep the -family dog company while they are gone. • Thd Roland Bode children must lave,become mixeJ up on whose urn it was at grandmas as Sman, Diane and Patrice all spent a day together at' the home, of Mr and Vlrs August • Kirschbaum. Two Sexton residents who have seen having ^uite a time staying off the "sick list .are doing their- Dest to forget their troubles as Vlrs Soren Didriksen visited at he home of Mrs Carrie Olgen and Vfrs Olsen says company is her aest medicine. Word has been received from Mary McMahoh that she complet- ;d her trip to Dallas, Texas, in jood condition but her only comment on Texas was that they had more than 100 degree weather for the past two weeks. Wis., where they visited ai the, Tuesday, August 3, 1954 AlflOtld (tfl.) Upper Pft* Herbert Dorr home. Dorr was also there. Dennis He will leave this week ior the service. They are all children of Mr and Mrs Ben Dorr. £:ru/;~«fflB This week is Woman's; World's birthday. Grace's colum'n is. five years old, so because I can't think of much else to write about, I'm going to do a little reminiscing. '• - . - '•"'"; • », * v . Every'year on,-this anniversary I te|l you'how 'Woman's World got started. ' It was; at' a dinner party when the . editor of this newspaper remarked that he'd like a little'-motfe; "Women's iriter- es't" for the U.D.M.' I 'grabbed at this i like a '.snapping, mackerel and before; he • had; ? a> .charice^.'.to 1 , retreat he had an offer of a weekly women'siColumn.iVYe.Ed proo- ably'thought I'd never get.-aro.ujiv./ to ' sending anything in, but I fooled him. » - * » .• The next issue contained .this announcement: "Woman's World, a new feature ^wilf be found on the back page* of the last section. It is locally written." The name of the'column was selected by the paper and for quite a wnile nooody was supposed to know who Grace was. This made it extremely difficult for me, for I never have been much good at keeping secrets. But it was comforting to know that if my immortal, prose fell flat on its face, at least the whole county wouldn't know who had written it. I had big dreams about my new career. , I'd be another Dorothy Thompson, an Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart or maybe a Kitchen Kilgallen. I might turn out to be a new Dorothy Dix or a Priscilla Wayne. Why, even Ednf.' Ferber started her writing career on a weekly newspaper! * • * It wasn't quite as easy as I thought it would be. In the first place, I was a little short' on time, lor there were Billy, who was 5 at the time, Mary Ann, 2 and little Jeannie, 8 months. Then for a while I didn't have a typewriter so the columns were laooriously penciled out. My handwriting is not the easiest script to read and it may have been either the editor or the linotype operator who made it possible for me to second-hand. type- purchase a writer. But Ihe biggest problem of all, and one that I am still trying to solve, is what in the world to write about each week. I found that when I tried to write like Dorothy Thompson, I wa^ fresh out of sage observations. The world events that concerned me most occurred right here in oui own house. 1 found that writing gossip items like Dorothy Kilgallen just wouldn't work in i small town for they all turned out either dull, untrue, might get me sued, or, even worse, get me snubbed in the super-market. I couldn't advise like Dorothy Dix for nobody sent me any love-lorr letters. f t The first Woman's World started with this paragraph, i wa^ told by the Upper Des Moines that this column should contain items of interest to women only. Well, what do we girls in Algona talk about over our coffee cups, at our club meetings, and out in the back yard when we are hanging out the wash? Isn't it mostly children, food, local affairs and our KusWd,?" 89 from tluU naraeraoh I took my cue ana trteC toT write about the things I know best, hoping that otto women would also find them iSsMwJ. And now, 253 column* later T tfmTf have picked up • CT , I lew men readers atow' «« ffct thatis most »» ng- to me. ••••'. * * * •Perhaps the subject of column Writing is boring to anyone who sn't inflicted with the same bu| or. a would-be columnist, but. ] always find it fascinating when [ read in other people's columns on how they go about composing their stint. Some 9f them dash them off quite readily—Dorothy Kilgallen and Eleanor Roosevelt take their notes and dictate their to . a secretary. Some writers know simply tap them 6u,tv. and send in the first draft with very little>,jqhange. : With Grace,,.even after five years, it's a long slow process. Sometimes it goes -fas ter than others but it alway takes at least two copies and usually tv/o or three hours o actual working time plus thosi blessed instances when I get < lot of it thought out in my head before I eve^n sit down to the or ice creajn. typewriter. Until the last couple of months, all my writing has been done at night when the kids are in bed, but now that the youngsters are more independent, I find I can often steal a half hour or so to write in the afternoon. * * • * Harlan Miller said in a recent article that the easiest column to write is one that is all on one subject and I agree with him implicitly. If there's a holiday to commemorate or something in the news that strikes my fancy, things ;o quite smoothly. A series of iisconnected stories aren't bad either if you have enough of them jut those nights when you sit Jo'wn to the typewriter without a single idea, well, that's just plain murder! • * • . I have "never gotten around to ceeping a day-to-day family record. When there's some question about how old our youngest was when she took her first steps, all I have to do is look it up in the column for all important events such as this are recorded there. Our vacations are down in black and white too—the trip to thi Black Hills, the Okoboji sessions, the southern winter vacation, the two Cass Lake vacations and the wonderful train ride to Sheldon The kids' birthdays have been celebrated with columns and theii Mamma's impressions of them a 3, C, 8 or 10 are down there for them to read when they get older if they are interested. * * * The column to date that has drawn the most reader comment is still the one about Men written in April of 1951 with last September's Kinsey column a close second. Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandma's, Christmas and Valentine Day articles have been usod every year and now I'm looking for new ways to say the same old thing..' Some readers nave said they prefer it when I write a serious column but personally, 1 get the most kick out of writing when I'm trying to be funny. Column writing is an interesting hobby. It's hard work sometimes, meeting the deadline every week and trying to' something to say, but it sure is fun. It has gained me some new frienoX renewed some old acquaintances and made me some spending money to boot. Anoi just about the nicest thing about the hobby is the mail it brings from readers. t * * . The mail has been a bit scan ty of late, but I'm just conceited enough to blame it on the hot y/eather and the summer vaca- - tions,- Just the sajne I could use few lines from you readers and I'm just about fresh out of jood, things for the This Week's lecipe department. >**•', Peaches are here and they are good. I haven't canned any as yet but we are eating them fresh and baked into pies. About the Dest peach pie recipe I • have is one that was used last year in !he column. If you have another, send it to me, until then its Peach Praline Pie: 1 unbaked pie ctust 4 cups sliced, peeled peaches % cup-granulated sugar ; 2 'tablsps minute, tapioca 1 teasp. lemon' juice % cup sifted flour Vi cup brown sugar, firmly packed , * . % cup chopped pecans '/4 cup butter Combine peaches, sugar, tapioc; and lemon juice in a large bowl and let stand 15 rninutes.. Make your pie crust and fit into a 9 inch tin. Combine flour, brown sugar and pecans in a small bowl cut in butter "with fork or mix with , fingers until crumbly Sprinkle one third of pecan mix ture over bottom of ;pie shell cover with the peach mixture sprinkle remaining pecan mixturt over the peaches. Bake in 45C degree oven, 10 min. Reduce hea to 350 degrees and bake 20 min longer or until peaches are tende and topping is golden. This i good plain or with' whipped crean —GRACE Wilbur Holdrens Townsend Hosts The Algona Townsend Club met Tuesday, July 27 at the Wil- Dur Holdren residence. A discussion of the "March of Quarters" .and "Letters to Businessmen" was held. Mrs A. M. Anderson, district chairman, announced tentative plans for a district meeting in Algona, Sept. 26, had been made. The next auxiliary meeting will be held Tuesday, August 3 at the Anderson home, 301 West State street, and the next regular meeting will be Tuesday, August 10, at the home of Arnold Lallier. ADVERTISING in the Algont tipper Des Moines reacnes more families in Kossuth county than any other publication. Friendly Club Of Sexton Has New Officers By The Village Gossip Sexton—A'-busy meeting of. the Friendly Club waS'held at the home of Mrs Merle Hoover. Pictures taken of the centennial parade by members were shown and two guests Were present, Marie Gfieders, now visiting with her brother Bill Goeders, and Susan Bode who came with her grandmother, Mrs August Kirschbaum. - Club officers for the new year were elected with Mrs Wilford Ward, president; Mrs M. Hoover, vice president; and .Mrs Leo Kirschbaum, secretary. Since the officers are to plan the program for the next year before the next meeting with Drusie Nobje, 'any members who wish to-drop out or any Sexton residents who would like to join, are asked to notify Mrs Ward of their intentions. There should be a big turnout for next months meeting as dues are to be paid then. Services were held for William Wise at the McCullough chapel with burial at Britt. He lived in Houston, Texas where he operated a small store for 28 years. Most of his surviving family live in this area and he never married. Brothers and sisters .here are Herman and Mack Wise, Nell Opheim, Medith Burger and Drusie Noble of Sexton, Strother Wise, Mason, City; Dorothy Steven, Mapelton, Minn, and Dovie Stratlon of Montrose. This is still a good place for family reunions with a 'large- group of the Mergen family meeting at the hqmc of ; Mr and Mrs Leo Kirschbaun. Her niece, Jean Reding of St. Joe stayed for a few days to help prepare for th*c celebration. i A number of local ladies attended a pink and blue shower at the home of Mrs Harry Ditsworth ir Algona, given for her daughter Mrs Don P-rew, Sexton.- The youngsters aren't the onl> ones getting in on the corn detas Lcstfimers Back Or: Visit With Bancroft Folks Bancroft — Mr and Mrs V. J. Lattimer and family of Pensacola, Fla. came Monday for a week or ten day visit with relatives and friends. Mr and' Mrs Lattimer were former Bancroft residents Mr and Mrs. Thomas'Lensing, Ames, spent from Friday until Monday at the Menke and Lensing homes. Mr and Mrs Fred Kadow are the parents Of a daughter born Monday at Holy Family hospital Estherville. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Gist, are the parents of a daughte' Judy Lynn born Tuesday at the C. J. Stauder home. ; Rev and Mrs August Post ana family are on a two week vaca tion from the Baptist Church They left Monday morning fo thp Twin Cities. . Mr and Mr? Cletus Dorr an Arliss,' Mr and Mrs Ben Dorr, S 'Benedict!,, : ,Mjss Roselie jp«j,i Mason City drove to Osceola, Titonka Club Ladies Picnic At Albert Lea Titonka — Tuesday, July 27, members of the 500 Club drove to Ibert Lea and hod n picnic at he Edith Adamson home. Mrs damson was a former member f the club and it has been a ustom to RO there for a day eacl- ummer. The day WHS spent ir laying 500.and swimming. Those n attendance were Mesdames George Sachau, Raymond Barlett, Wm. Ricltlefs, Elmer Peter^ on, Ollie Bruns, Minnie Oester- eicher, Loren Hans and Amos rominga. Mrs Everett Rippentrop ac- bmpanied Kensy Korte to Min- eapolis Saturday afternoon ancJ pent Saturday and Sunday with ler daughter Collene. They re- urned home Sunday evening. Jim Eaton of Grinnel was a Wednesday guest at thq home jf Mr and Mrs Jack 'Easton. Mi- Eaton was a buddy of Jack's .vhile they 1 were in service. Mr and Mrs George Sachau nd Phyllis and Mr and Mrs Waler Haack and family enjoyed a picnic at Mankato Sunday., Mrs Bernold Opheim of Bode and two grandson of Witchia, Can., were Wednesday visitors it-the home of her son and fam- ly Mr and Mrs Lyle Opheim. Miss Carol Ann Swan was 11 years old Thursday, July 29 and the occasion was spent by having birthday cake and all the trimmings. Those present in the evening •were Mr and Mrs Julius Teshch of Mason. City, Mr and Mrs Virgil Miller, Mr and Mrs George Sachau , : and Phyllis Mrs June Miller, Kathy and Thelnia, Elmer Weigend, John Sachau and Miss Louise Sachau. Mr and Mrs Walter Haack and family drove to Fenton, Friday evening, to visit Mr Haack's sister, Mrs Robert Campbell and daughter Barbara of Chicago. They are visiting 'at the Mrs Anna Haack home.' Mi's Anna Haack is the mother of Walter and Mrt Campbell. On Sunday they all had a picnic dinner at/ Ingham Lake, Mrs Everett Bissel, Dnrrell ana Judy of Redo'ndo Beach, Cajif. were here the 'past two weekt visiting Mrs Bissel's father, Jaj Budlong and wife, and they also visited at the Bob and Jay Budlong homes. Mrs Bissel and children came by train and Mr Bissel flew to Detroit last week and drove a new car to Ohio where he visited his parents and on Friday evening she arrived in Titonka. They all left together on Monday .for their home at Redondo Beach. Mrs Clara Tegtmeyer and son Arthur of Britt and Mrs Katie Rode were Sunday , evening guests of Mr and Mrs Forest Rode and family. Wayne Hagen and Everett Rippentrop were fishing at L-.' Seuer, Minn. Saturday. They came home with a lot of catfish, the largest one weighing 13 Ibs which was caught by Mr Rippentrop. Marilyn Peterson of Minnea- polis spent the wekend with her parents Mr and Mrs Wm. Peterson. ..*.-' Miss Mtsy Korte, is the, new waitress at the DeWall Cafe in Titonka tfnd Miss Myrth Ackerman 1 works in !a cafe at Buffalo Center. Mr and Mrs, Milton Wetzel and son of St. James, Minn., were weekend guests of Mr ahd Mrs Loren Hans. SlWBl • Expert operator* will be on the job promptly after you call. • Quickly Roior • Klceni clogged tewen Or drains without needless digging, • Leave no muii for you to clean up after they leave. ONE YEAR GUARANTEE COWAN'S ROTO-ROOTER SERVICE Serving Kossuth County Phone Collect 101, - Algona IOWA'S WONDER SHOWPLACl The ©URIF CLEAR LAKE , IOWA Fri. August 6th , Maleks Accordian Band Sat. August 7th Henry Charles and orchestra Sun. August 8ih A Great New Name THE COMMANDERS Featuring EDDIE GRADY Don't Miss this Great New Dance Band Wed. August 11 Teen-Age Dance Henry Charles MARTIN COUNTY'S GREATER-THAN-EVER FREE GATE FAIR At Fairmont AUGUST 5, 6, 7, 8 f THURSDAY, AUGUST Sth Entering and placing of all exhibits will take place during the day. CARNIVAL NIGHT. The evening will be a big Midway Night with the first shpwing of the William T. Collins State Fair Midway rides and shows. The William T. Collins Shows also plays the Nebraska State Fair and the Cedar Rapids All-Iowa fair this year. FRIDAY, AUGUST, 6th H Judging of exhibits will take place during the, day . with a free grandstand .to vjew a 4-H. tractor rodeo in the afternoon. ' . , • * Friday evening the AUT SWENSON THRILLCADE will present their thrilling show. ' • The Aut Swenson Thrillcade- shows at eight stale fairs, including the Minnesota and Iowa state fairs. *. • • SATURDAY, AUGUST 7,th Saturday afternoon,there will be a HORSE PARADE AND SADDLE CLUB COMPETITION for $945.00 for sad- , die clubs from a 100-mile area in front of the grandstand. Admission only SOc to Horse Show. ' Saturday evening the AUT SWENSON THRILLCADE will again present their thrilling show. ' . SUNDAY, AUGUST Sth Afternoon and evening. See Gene Holler's thrillinq OSTRICH RACES, CAMEL RACING and a WILD ANIMAL DERBY. More than $100,000 worth of animals will be featured In the 1954 'Animal Varieties to be seen Sunday afternoon and, evening. , August 8th. - : ' Grandstand admission to professional shows Adults $1.00 plus lOc tax. Children under 12, SOc 1 The gate is always' 1 ' FREE! Bring the family every day! CUSTOM GRADING TREE REMOVAL, ROCKS BURIED, SURFACE DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS AND DITCH BANKS LEVELED, TILE DITCH FILLING PHONE 221 E. A. [Bud] LEE LONE ROCK 31 T 32 This HOTPOINT disposall Special Prices! NEW HOTPOINT With the Purchase of Any HOTPOINT Auto. Electric Dishwasher Upright Freezer e Holds 368 Lbs. of'Frozen Foods • Reg. $429.95 value $299.95 SEE IT TODAY! Saves So Much Time Costs So Little!! 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