The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1955 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 28, 1955
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According la ihe lovely sona by George Gershwin, summer T me £?, "when thejivlng is easy The fjsh are biting", says th song, "and the cotton is high.— Your Daddy's rich and your Ma i s ,Sood lookin'--So hush, little baby, don't you cry." + * * Well, George wrote mighly pretty music, but after a week or so of torrid weather, I'm in cimed to believe ; he's a little over-enthusiastic about summer. time. Living, isn't as easy in summer as it is in the'other three seasons. For the housewife there s too many things to do that require manual labor even if she doesn t have . a garden and chickens. And to further prove the words of the song wrong, this summertime the fish aren't biting worth a hoot. The' cotton is high, all right—high in price-and you have to buy a great many cotton sun suits, towels and shirts to keep up -with summer. If our "Daddy's rich"-, he's keep- i ng , s ° m ething from me and as for Ma being "good lookin' ", a shiny nose, damp Jimp hair, a mean expression and a perfectly horrid hot-weather disposition pretty well takes care of that. »•'*'.* Right now I don't like summer •very much. Maybe you gathered that. There's too much washing and ironing, too many we! spills on the floor, too many soggy towels and bathing suits and too many kids running in out with requests for suggestions on what to do next. The trouble is I'm suffering from a hangover—a root beer hangover and I'didn't drink a drop of the stuff. ' • » • We didn't have any. empty bottles with us when we were down at the grocery store so we bought the fatal beverage in the canned form. Ordinarily, root beer is a nice, wholesome refreshing drink and it doesn't get anybody into any trouble, but this time it sure raised the dickens at our house. first we had a small Wat over how m&ny cans were to go to each child. When we have goodies in the refrigerator, our kids can never wait to get at them. There is a. danger, the kids think, that they'll evaporate if they areri't consumed immediately. So the root beer wasn't very told when it was tapped and, as Jeanie confessed later, rl gave it a'good shaking 'cause I like to see the foam.", , • • ' • .*•.'*-• .'*• '••• .., 'Bill was doing Ihe serving honors. .He had three'-£lasses lined up which, after due, deliberation was presumed to be just right f6r two cans of pop..The" first incision of the can opener brought a resounding hiss, the hiss became a squish and the squish became a geyser. Bill started Tunning for the waste basket, vainly trying to slurp up the exploding liquid with his mouth. All along the way the root beer' left its trail—on the outside of the cupboard doors, all over the ceiling, all, over the tloor and all over the walls. Thy titchen, and its occupants were all covered with root beer. How can so much mess come from just one little can? *. * * I was nol in the mood for wiping up for I had just spent nost of the day scrubbing the kitchen. But what mother can clean up just when she feels like t? We wiped up • wherever we «ould see spots 'but the next morning we found out just how much root beer we missed. The ints pointed the way for us for hey were swarming on every ticky spot. I'm still finding root beer stains in the most unlikely orners of the ceiling-and there are still the curtains to wash. The Bible says, "Wine is a mocker; trong drink is raging". From low on, along with wine, whiskey nd vodka, I'm going to include anned root beer! * ' * * There are some good things bout summer — it has cooled ff ten degrees since I started •VACATION WITH US ? We invile you—and ihe odds are 70 to 30 you'll be back year atter year. Ours is the perfect location to enjoy complete relaxation in our modern housekeeping cottages among huge pines away from all traffic and hustle. World's greatest variety .fishing in 6 beautiful lakes. May we send you our complete story? ,. . SUMMERS'PINE POINT Park Rapids, Minn. (21 tf) writing this column and it's amazing how a temperature drop improves, one's outlook. Chief among the gdod things summer brings is corn-on-the*cob. Now corn on the Handle is found in most of, the Forty-Eight but Iowa, being the corn state, should have first bragging rights on the delicacy. This year the corn is early and I, for one, hope the s'eason also lasts late. * * * There are several methods of eating roasting ears. All of them are delightfully messy excepting one and that's cutting the Kernels from the cob. Nobody does this excepting real fussy souls or people with • denture trouble. Corn can be consumed with a rotary mbtipnv—round and round like th« rolls on the old time player piano and there are devotees A>f the horizontal method whion involves the same kind of manuevering as playing the harmonica/ It is possible to combine both methods in a kind of a zig-zag motion but the eating should ' always end with a kind of a refined slurp to get all the juices, and all of the melted butter out of the cob. •'.••• » ' * * Butter, good Iowa variety, is a must for porn-on-the-cob. You can place a generous amount On your plate and roll the ear in it or you can butter each mouthful as you go along. Whether we eat the corn to get the flavor of the butter or eat,the butter to get the flavor of Jhe corn hasn't been definitely established. The com- 'bination is'a little 'hard on the calorie quota of diet watchers, but it is true that if you have corn for supper,, you don't need much «lse on the menu. :.''•'.» * The officials in charge of the Russian delegation's visit to Iowa knew what they were doing when they fed the visitors good old Iowa corn-on-cob and butter. It's entirely within the realm of possibility that when the Reds get home they'll forget all about the methods for improved crop yield they learned in lowa.-They might even fail to concentrate on what machinery to use to enable the collective farmers to raise more food for communist soldiers. After that meal of corn-on-the- cob, they just might simmer down and use all their agricultural know-how trying to duplicate Iowa roasting ears. Then every year from the middle of July to the last of August we can stop worrying about world peace. The guys in the Kremlin will be so busy chewing and buttering they won't have time to plot any mischief. * * * Are you sure that the Fourth of July is a legal holiday? Two local painters were so 'convinced that it is that they wagered ten bucks on it. The fellow that was betting against-them was equally sure the holiday wasn't legal and he refused to take the word ol any old dictionary or encyclopedia so they consulted a local attorney. The lawyer drew up a two page report on it, all information direct from the code books. The Fourth of July is a legal holiday, and just in case anyone gets to wondering which of our other holidays are legal THESE WOMEN! ' '— •"" —.!••——«.Ji— -—.—..—. -.-—. " " 11 .mimim- i .. — •. (fc...•••>• |,i , „ "1 have exactly enough to'pay thi* week Y premium if you'll take this carton of pop bottles I" ; Everything it takes to fee "TOPS" the report also included information on the rest of them, from New Years pay through Christmas. • • « This week's 'recipe is for a real cooler! The kids will go for it and it might be a good idea for something to serve at an after,noon Hen Party. It's called Orange Freeze. 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk 1 cup sugar . % teasp. salt 1 tablsp. grated orange rind•• % 'cup orange juice 2 tablsp. lemon juice 1 medium orange , , 2 large bottle orange soda 8 maraschino cherries 4 sprigs mint Mix milk, sugar, salt together Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in orange rind' and juice, and lemon juice. Pour into a deep refrigerator tray. Freeze until a hard mush. Remove to chilled bowl and beat until smooth and light but not melted. Return to,, tray and freeze until firm. When ready to-serve, wash "orange and cut into four slices. Fill 4 tall glasses, % full with orange soda. Add an orange slice and t.wo .cherries to each glass. Use an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon and add a generous ball or several tablespoons orange sherbet to each glass. Top with mint sprig and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. —GRACE. STANDARD GASOLINES balanced for top power, economy, and all 'round performance and raised to the Highest Octane levels in our history High octane is mighty important—and Standard's new gasolines, WHITB CROWN and RED CROWN, have been raised to fulfill the anti-knock requirements of modern high compression cars—and older cars, too. But important as octane is, good gasolines need something more .,. they must be balanced to give you controlled t volatility—the right gasoline for the right season; prevent vapor lock in hot summer weather; and give you all 'round smooth, efficient, economical performance, Try a fqnfefu/ of one of these clean-burning, efficient gasoline* today and prove to yourself that there is a difference in gasolines. *™™»*W*w™»"™m • • ' WWWI«p^fl«f|in» You exgecf more from (STANDARD) and gej \\\ STANDARD Oil PRODUCTS HOPKINS SUPER SERVICE State Church Honor To Good Hope Pastor Rev. Paul Hansen, Good Hope Methodist Church pastor, will be ordained an elder in the church by Bishop Francis G. Ensley, Des Moines, during special ceremonies, this Sunday, July 31, at 2:30 p.m. All friends, and neighbors of The Good Hope Church are welcome to attend the service. There will be a reception following the service. Rev. Hansen, who has been minister of the Good Hope church 'or two years, completed his work toward ordaination in June of this year. It included four years at Morningside College, Sioux City, and three years of seminary studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. His ordination was approved at the annual Methodist Church Conference in Fort Dodge, June 17-22. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT Remember To Get Your CARNATION Cottage Cheese THIS WEEK-END t t » At Your Grocer's By Mrs. Knut Oppedahl Mrs Conrad Johnson is fbre- man for a crew of 16,girls who started tietassling this past week. In the group are Charlene Benson, Wanda Jacobson, L^las Worster, Mrs McNurlin, J a n j c e Vinaas, Nancy Cooper, Ann Kemna, Elsie Ryg, Priscilla Holt and Martha Usher. Mrs Alfred Schultz entertained a group of Lone Rock ladies Wednesday evening in her home honoring Mrs Merlon Larson on her birthday. The group included Mrs L. V. Johnson, Mrs A. A. Krueger, Mrs E. A. Lee, Mrs R. W. Christenson, Mrs J. M. Blanchard, Jr., Mrs Erich Seegebarth, Mrs Jim Larson, Mrs Art Priebe, Mrs Clarence Krnft, Mrs Clnrence Martin and Mrs Roger Jensen and Mrs Chester Alme, the latter of Ottosen. Mrs Sylvan Jacobson and Mr and Mrs Sam.ThorsIand and Mrs IngfSbord .Swensert, the- latter throb of Bdde, attended a miscellaneous sho\ver honoring lola Jacdbsoh dt the 'Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka Friday after- nooftr- • Mr and Mrs .Kenneth, McLuen and daughter Mary r Ann. joined their son' prid daughter-fti'la^, Mr land Mrs! Jamtes McL'ien of Dubuque'arid others for a picnic dinner, at,'Backbone State J'ark at Strawberry >Point Sunday. Mr and Mrs Hollis Cooper and family joined, group for a picnic dinner, Sunday/in Call State Park in Algona to h6nor Mrs Cooper's parents, Mr and Mrs Alfred Jensen of Rodman on their birthdays. • , Mr and Mrs Donald Larson'and Marilyn, Mr and Mrs Conrad Johnsbn, and family 'and Mr and Mrs Ralph Jacobson and 'family attended the Larson reunion at Humboldt Sunday. Dr. and Mrs Ernest Lorenc arrived Monday for a 1 two week's visit at the home of Mrs Lorenc's mother, Mrs W. •£. Hundertmark. Dr. Lorenc has .been taking his internship .this past year at Portsmouth and Norfolk, Va., and is now enroute to Hastings, Neb. Mr and Mrs George Warrior of. Iowa Falls called at the Ralph Richards home Friday and again on Sunday. Mr and Mrs Norman Helleseth and boys of West Bend called at the Merle Holt home Friday evening. . . ' Mr and Mrs Roy Jacobson visited at the Floyd O'Brien home in Fort Dodge Sunday'. . Mrs S, Lenning and Miss Peter Helvik of Dakota City.. visited over the weekend at the DeVere Newton home. 'Mr and Mrs Roy Enockson were Friday evening visitors at the home of- their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs LoWell Shelgren at Gilmore City. Mrs Essie Cooper and granddaughter Pamela Cooper, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hollis Cooper, left Friday for a week's, visit at the Ralph Cooper home at Sutherland. Mr and. Mrs Earl Long and daughter Marilyn, were' Thursday evening dinner guests at the riome of Mr and Mrs Herbert Lange at Sutherland, Sunday Thursday, July n, 1953 Algontt (la.) Upper DM Mofn«-3 Marilyn Long accompanisd Mr and Mrs Lange when they took their son Donald, to Des Moines to return to duty in. the Canal Zone. < Mollie Blanehard, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jesse Blanehard, Jr. of Lone Rock visited Wednesday till Sunday at the Chester Alme home. ' Nancy Hellickson of Marshall- tdwn is spending this Week on a vacation at the parental, Howard He'lHckson home, A week ago Mr and Mrs Mervel Kee' and son Keith, of Fort Dodge were Sunday dinner guests nt the H. D. Bensojn home. In the afternoon all were visitors at the Kelvin Henley home at West Bend. Mrs Ivan Schneider of West Bend called at the Alfred Schultz home Wednesday evening. 'Mr arid Mrs Harold Fronbadt of Whittemore visited at the Fahey Gress home Sunday evening- . Mr and Mrs Ed Kemna aijd family visited Sunday afternoon at the John Kemna home at Bancroft. , Rev.' and Mrs Leo Wehrspann and Cynthia of Audubon visited at the parental, W. H. Wehrrfpanh home, Tuesday. Cynthia stayed with her grandparents while her parents attended a conference at Minneapolis. Mrs Antone Waechter visited her parents, Mr and Mrs Peter Dahlhauser at Whittemore Sun- dny afternoon., Mrs Anne Leist is home for a few days. She has been helping with household duties at " the Harry Day home in Humboldt. Mrs Day is a daughter of Mrs Leist. • Mr and Mrs Don Pittman and family of Humboldt were Sunday evening supper guests at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Albert Bergum. EGG SHELL Little year old Betty Jane Houk, of Floris, has learned about egg-shells. Her parents observed she was having difficulty in breathing and physicians located a piece of egg-shell in the infant's throai After its removal, the infant is doing better. Floris is in Davis county. PETE'S SUPPER CLUB SPECIAL TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY CHICKEN DINNER ALL THE CHICKEN YOU CAN EAT FOR $ 1.50 SERVING 5 TO 9 P.M. 30* No wonder this Hardtop is the HiT OF THE YEAR / 4-DOOR HANDY oc&on / Lhis one you'll just have to see. It's a beauty. It's a brand-new kind of car. It's a Buick Riviera with four doors. And to top it »H r it's a SPECIAL —the lowest-priced of all Buick Series. .Know what that means? It means you can have the newest hit in hardtops —the most advanced new body design yet—and y*u can have it in the price range of America's •mailer cars. It means you can have a steel-roofed car with the long, low, sweeping sportiness of a convertible —with no center posts in the side window areas —and with two separate doors to the rear. And ybu can have all this hardtop beauty with sedan comfort and convenience at the easy-to- take modest extra cost of a 4-door model over a 2-door model. But If you think that's all—listen; This gleaming grace of automobile is a Buick through and through —a '55 Buick, from the hottest-selling line of Buicks in all history, Thrill-of the is Buick All 9UIU.IVICK Will OUIID THEM So here you have the soft, firm steadiness o! Buick's all-coil-spring ride and torque-tube stability. Here you have Buick brawn, Buick solidity, Buick handling ease, Buick styling and visibility and interior luxury. And here you have the lift and life of vigorous new V8 power of record might—and coupled to the spectacular performance of Buick's Variable Pitch Dynaflow.* Why wait a day longer—when you can come in right now and try the first true hardtop with the extra comfort, room and convenience of a full- sized 4-door sedan? Drop in tomorrow, first thing—for a look at the price, and an idea of the whopping-big trade-in deal our huge sales volume permits us to make. * Variable Pilch Dyiiaflow is the only Dynaftow Buick builjt today, h is sUnJarJ on ROADMASTER, optional at moiltit txlr« (ost on otbir Seriei. <«<.« BRANDT BUICK Wgona, Iowa

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