The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1954 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 5, 1954
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Most of us hpmemakers would think we were sitting on Cloud 6 of Seventh Heaven if we had a full time maid to do the housework and help with the children Especially if this maid would' work for a salary of less than 20 -dollars per month. Such was the situation with Norma Payne Reynolds who with her husband, Capt. Jesse Reynolds and their three youngsters have just returned from a three year's stay in Germany. But, says Norma, the picture isn't quite so rosy as ; it's painted. She is willingly trading her maid service for her automatic washing machine which she left,behind here in the States., »• *. « . • When ihe Reynoldses first arrived in Germany, the United States government was furnishing free mSid service. Norma enjoyed this boon for exactly two' weeks when the practice was discontinued! Then the housewives scouted around for private help. But this was not because they ' wanted to be ladies of leisure for they found that keeping house without servants was a great deal harder in Germany than it is in the States. ' : 4 * * .First, there were no washing machines and doing the laundry in the bathtub for a family which includes children can keep one pair of hands busy for a good part of the day. Then the apartments where the Reynoldses lived always seemed to have whole walls /of huge windows that look lots of polishing. The floors were not the easily-wiped-up linoleum or quickly-vacuumed carpets we are accustomed to, —they were unfinished wood and they had to be waxed over and over again. And there were no baby sitters to call in while Mama went gad" ding or .-while she ran over to jhe commissary 15 miles away do the shopping. Water had to Se boiled or chemically treated before drinking ,and all fruits and vegetables had to .be soak/ed 30 minutes if they were to be eaten raw. So the full time maid, was the best solution all around. » », * ' ' Zwiebruecken, where ihe Rey- noldses lived for the past year and a half is'a city of about 30,000, • but to look at it one would think it was no bigger than Algona, Jesse said. This is because five to eight families live in the same house and there. ,are--f ewer buildings *in proportion to the population. It is not one of the big U.S. army centers so the Reynoldses found it easy to-get outside of just the • American group of frie.nds. , they' shopped in German stores and "grew to know and like many of the German people. * • * * i ' Shopping in ihe German stores was more of a relaxed social event than we find in Our sjuper markets here. In Germany, the door is opened for you and you are cordially greeted with handshakes from, the proprietors. There are inquiries about your health and some talk .of the weather and such before anybody even pretends you are there to buy your groceries. There's i>» self-service grabbing from the shelves—each -item is carefully selected by the clerk for youi especial approval. Each-customer is'made to feel like royalty, Norma said, this treatment is not reserved, for the. Americans. The German customers get 'it, too. There's a small gift of a sweet or a toy for the children at .the close- of the transaction and the door is again opened for you and you are ushered out with good wishes, gratitude for the patronage and more-handshaking *.'•.*[-*' German storekeepers axe pretty well accustomed to Americans wanting their wrappings furnished by the store, Norma said, but a familiar piece of equipment among the natives is a long leather case called, a salami sack. This can contain anything from salami and bread for a worker's lunch, parcels and packages from a shopping tour, to important papers needed by a businessman. Norma said she got to carrying a string bag when she went shopping. She brought It home with her and plans to use it if lowans won't; think it's too odd a custom. i •. * * * • The Reynoldses children have thrived on their overseas experience for they are a healthy- looking, attractive trio. Barbara is almost seven'and has attended army schools irT Germany. At present, she is in first grade at Lucia Wallace School until the family can find living quarters at. Fort Dodge" where Captr Reynolds is' to be stationed. Andy is four and .friendly; I He resembles his'Dad but he has his mother's dark eyes. "Seven month old, Jerry is a little darling. He js. affectionately called,.': "the little Kraut" for 'he was born in Germany and his birth certificate registered at the American Con- THESE WOMEN! "1* that all I get for steering you away from '•:•.. yesterday'* hash?" RALPH W. LINDHORST DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR REELECTION AS SHERIFFi • Overseas Veteran of World War II • Lifelong Resident qf Kossuth County • E-conomlsal end Iffiden) Administration In Office t inrollroentar Several Law enforcement Schools Ypur Vote and Support In The 0|0y. 2 Eltctlon Will It Appreciated sulate in. Frankfurt. ; ' * ' * The Reynolds look three lours of other European countries during then-stay. The first of these started as Garmisch, the Olympic City, then to Austria, through the Brenner 1'ass to Italy. There they Venice, Florence and The highlight of this trip visited Rome. was having breakfast in the Vati> can City. They attended Mass at St. Peter's and afterward talked with an Italian priest who had once had a parish in Philadelphia, He wanted to brush up on his English so he invited Norma and Jesse to'a small room where they served hot. chocolate, rolls and ham — the typical continental oreakfast. 'Afterwards, they learned that His Holiness, The Pope, was also celebrating Mass at St, Peter's that morning, but in' another 'chapel from the one they attended. They continued on to. visit the leaning tower of Piza saw Genoa, Milan and Lake Coma, land. They also visited Switzer- They visiied some of ihe cemeteries in Holland where rest of the bodies of the American boys who lost- their lives in World War II. These are well-kept and the . graves are marked with crosses made of .the beautiful white marble native to Italy. They paused in-remembrance at the graves of John Lee Stephens of Algona <and Paul Garman of Wesley. . * * * The .second irjp wa$ f to ', Paris and they report'this city'is all that we have always heard about it. They took the standard tours .of museums, cathedrals and art galleries, watched the sidewalk artists and spent an evening at ,the Moulin Rouge. Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg were on the itinerary of the third trip. Holland is flat, beautiful ana very, very, clean, Norma reported. • '•..*. '• Tnere was much that the Rey- noldses admired in the German people for they have made a remarkable recovery from the effects of the war. They are industrious, home-loving and very fond of children. They love sports and- walking is a favorite pastime. They have tiny automobiles which they drive at alarming speeds. The requisitioned houses in which the first servicemen after the war lived, have been given back to the German people for the most part. The U.S. t'or- 'ces now live in barracks, houses and apartments built by the Germans out of their own funds. These are rented to our government and were not built with out tax money, ,as' some hero havt, believed. * * * Germany is a beautiful country, said Norma. It's so green and picturesque. The cities are quite up-to-date and there are many luxury items in the shops. The villages are much the same as they have beep for centuries. The whole experience is one that she would not t/ade, but the big-, gest thrill of all is coming home. The trip to New York was by plane, but the Reynoldses picked up a new car to drive from there to Algona. It was on this trip that they received a new appreciation of what America means to them. .They'd been away long enough to see our country with a fresh viewpoint. It might refresh- all of our patriotism if we- coula do the same thing. Europe offers much in history, beauty arid old world enchantment but after all) there's no place like home. : '* * •' There were several letters this week and all of them gave me a lift. Florence Dehnert DinkeJ wrote from Victoria, Kansas saying she regretted missing the Centennial. She enjoyed reading the special edition, however. She sent a snapshot of her little Rene Marie who was a year old on Sept. 25. There was a letter from my uncle, Carl Pratt of Haynes. N. D., written 'by Mrs Floyd Foss who looks after him. She said she had finally finished reading the Centennial edition to him and that they both got a lot out of it. She also reads this paper to him every week and she is certainly deserving of an extra star in her crown for all of her kindnesses. • * * . * ,, Marion Corey Rekers of Cedar Falls wrote of some of the adventures of their three-year-old, Dicky. One of them was an impromptu white paint job on their car. Dicky reminds of a little Willey who once acted the same way around our house. All the devilment means that they are normal bright, inquisitive boys, they always tell us, but it's hard to realize that when they've just ruined a major piece of household equipment. ' #..*.* Stu McFadden' presented us with a bushel of tomatoes. I was busy as a beaver canning them up lot a day or two but I'm very grateful to him for we were real short fn the tomato department. Now that they are in. jars my canning record for the year finally hit 103 quarts. A little short of most years but it's lots more than I thought I'd have. • • * ' Margaret and Bill Durant were at our house Sunday and they brought me a most delightful gilt from their sister, Carrfe. Miss Carrie is not only an avid gardener she is also an artist, and a work of art was what this gift was. There was the green foliage of carrots framing a picture arrangement of 'several v varieties of squash, a pumpkin, and both red and green peppers. Though I hated to "disturb it, I am putting the vegetables' to their plebian uses—we are eating them. We've cooked some of the squash, Bill has made a jack-o-lantern from the pumpkin and tomorrow I'm going to add the peppers to some green tomatoes and make relish. I'm combining two recipes for the latter and if it turns out well, it'll be next week's recipe. This week the column is already too long so I'll close without a recipe. —GRACE Mr and Mrs Lawrence Gisch entertained Mr and Mrs A. J. Biegger of Winfred, S. D. at dinner Friday. ' OttosenNews Sunday evening supper guests at. the Fahye Qress home were Misses? Anna Fehr and Ida Fehr of West Bend. Mr and Mrs Donald Usher and daughters and Mrs Helen Rasmusen were guests at the Torrf Olson home at Bode Sunday 1 afternoon to help Mrs Olson cele- 1 brate her birthddy. Mr and Mrs'Albert Helle visited Mr Helle's father at Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge Sunday afternoon. Friday afternoon Mr and Mrs Percy Watnem and son Allan \risited Mr Watnerri's mother Mrs Amelia Watnem at the Balrrtar Rest Home, Estherville. Friday evening visitors at the Watneni home were Mrs M, Mitsven and Alton and Kathy Guggisberg of Bode, Mr and Mrs L. Dippel, Belt mond were weekend visitors at the Watnem home. Mrs O. Lee and Terry helped Mr and Mb Willis King move to Story City on Saturday. Sunday the Oliver Lee family visited at the Merle Halsrud home at Bradgate. Mr and Mrs Knut Oppedahl and family enjoyed a picnic dinner with Mr and''Mrs Frank Jolliffe of Humboldt at Bricknell park in Humboldt Saturday. Marilyn Larson of Forest City spent the weekend at the parental Donald Larson home. The young lady attends Waldorf college there. Mr and Mrs Clyde Gingerich and family of West Bend were Sunday evening visitors at the Allan Wehrspann home. Well-Drilling i Tuesday, October 5, 1954 Algoria (la.) Upper Dos Molnei—5 Mr and Mrs Harold Kropf ana family of Rockwell City were weekend visitors at the parental Sam Kropf home. Mr and Mrs Hub Nellis and family or vyesi Bend were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Kropf home and Sunday evening ropf Mr find Mrs Kropf visited at the Marvin Kropf home at Bode. Lakota Soldier Going To Hawaii 25TH DIV., KOREA—Pvt. Paul O. Englebarts, son of Mr and Mrs Otto Englebarts, Lakota, Iowa,' is a member of the 25th Infantry Division, which is now being transferred from Korea to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 25th "Tropic Lightning" combat in Korea than any other American Unit, arrived on the peninsula m July 1950, Shortly after the Communist invasion. Englebarts, an assistant squad leader in Company G. of the 35th Regiment, entered the Army in November 1953 and arrived in Korea last May. Townsendites Met Sept. 28th Algona Townsend club met at the Wilbur Holdren residence, Sept. 28, a'rtd enjoyed a business meeting and social evening. Mrs Holdren gave a report on the district meeting held here Sept. 26. The regular meeting will be at the Arnold Lallicr home, Tuesday evening, Oct. 12. Nominations for club officers Division, which has seen more will be made at that time. and Jeep-Ditching Contact Cletus F. Elbert PHONE 1313 • - • »' i „>,,„„, .... ,. ..' . ,• • • 1403 E. Locust St., Algona, la. RUSS & KY'S FIX-IT SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT Bring Your Mower (POWER- OR HAND) IN AT END OF SEASON i Let Us Sharpen It Overhaul & Tune Engine and Clean It Up And We Will Store It FREE OF CHARGE Until You Want It Next Spring After a season of culling, your mower (power or hand) probably needs some tuning up — at least a sharpening. 'Fetch it now to Russ & Ky's Fix-it Shop, where we'll put it in the, best of shape during our slack lime, and more than thai — we'll STORE IT FOR YOU ALL WINTER FREE OF CHARGE 1 Your mower will be all ready to go then at the first call of Spring in 19551 Russ &.Kay's Fix-it Shop On Diagonal St. Next To J & L Motors Large Stock of REPLACEMENT PARTS On Hand Prompt Service Service Motors Available For Emergency U§« PRATT ElEGRICCO. in Algflns, 10, We're out to break a record in October! Tfc« luxuriant RCMDAUSrf Riviera, cuifpm built by fluid, sells for lk» lowtfi prfc«-ptr-poun4 in Iht fmt-tar Mtt a mighty good chance that J. October 1954 will be the biggest October in Buick history. Ip fact, we know it will-if we can f\eep Buick sales rolling as they've been roll* ing thus far this year. This is the car that has romped ahead of competition—climbed up into the circle of America's three top sales leaders, It's the car that has been winning cus» tomers because it has the power, the ride, the room, and the styling that make it the buy of the year, So we're in the mood to talk turkey, if you v are'm the market, Come in today , car - and a deal - too good to rais& THIS IS THE 3-WAY BONUS WE OFFER IN BUICK TODAY 1. Tomorrow's Styling True year-ahead beauty with long, low glamor lines, keynoled by that spectacular new panoramic windshield that most other cars won't have till 19£5 or later, ~-7 MlfOM liU? 4TAM m »«'«- 2. Higher Resale Value in the years to come From ihe far-in-advance styling that will keep your Buick new and modern-looking well into the future, as other cars catch up. 3. Bigger Allowance from our volume business For the huge sales success that has moved Buick into the circle of the "Big 3" means we can offer you a higher trade-in on your present car. Come in and see for yourself that we can make you a better deal. tetter tfan ovwJ WHEN MIK! AUTOMOBILES ABE bUHI IUICK WILL BUILD THEM 105 N. Hall BUICK Algona, Iowa

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