The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1955 · Page 48
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 48

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 28, 1955
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According lo the lovely song by George Gershwin, summer- lime is, "when the living is easy. The fish are biting", says the song, "and the cotton is high.— Your Daddy's rich and your Ma is good lookin'—So hus^, little baby, don't you cry." * * * Well, George wroie mighty pretty music, but after a week or so of torrid weather, I'm inclined to believe* he's a little over-enthusiastic about summertime. 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 n 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 keeping something from me and as for Ma being "good lookin' ". a shiny nose, damp limp hair, a moan expression and a perfectly horrid hot-weather disposition pretty well takes care of that. * « • Right now I don'i like summer very much. Maybe you gathered that. There's too much washing and ironing, too many wet 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 t root beer hangover and I didn't rlrink 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 war over how many 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 aren't consumed immediately. Si the root beer wasn't very cold when it was tapped and, as Jeanie confessed later, "I gave it a good shaking 'cause I like to see the foam." * * * Bill was doing lh« serving honors. He had three glasses lined up which, after due deliberation was presumed to be just right Jor 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 running for the waste basket, vainly trying to I 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 floor and all over the walls. Thi. 1 kitchen, and its occupants wero all covered with root beer. How can so much mess come from just one little can? * * * I was not in the mood for wiping up for I had just spent most of the day scrubbing the kitchen. But what mother ran clean up just when she feels like it? We wiped up wherever we could see spots but the next morning we found out ju<t how much root beer we missed. The ants pointed the way for us for they were swarming on every sticky spot. I'm still finding root beer stains in the most unlikely corners of the ceiling and there are still the curtains to wasii. The Bible says, "Wine is a mocker; strong drink is raging". From now on, along with wine, whj.-key and vodka, I'm going to include canned ioot beer! • • • There are some good things about .summer — it has cooled off ten degrees since I started VACATION WITH US ? We invite you—and Ihe odds are 70 lo 30 you'll be back year.afler 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. writing this column nml it's amazing how a temperature drop improves one's outlook. Chief among the good things summci 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 season also lusts 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 votary motion—round and round like the rolls on the old time player piano and there are devotees of the horizontal method which 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 (he juices, and all of the melted butter out of the cob. * * • Butler, good Iowa variety, is a must for corn-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 the corn hasn't been definitely established. The combination 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 else on the menu. * * * The officials in charge of the Russian delegation's visit to Iowa knew what they were cloinii when they fed t*ie visitors good old Iowa corn-on-cob and butter. It's entirely within the realm of possibility that when the Reels get home they'll forget all about the methods for improved crop yield they learned in Iowa. They might even fail to concentrate oh 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, i * * * Are you sure thai 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 sute the holiday wasn'4 legal and he refused to take the word of 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 i By d'Atessfo 'I have exactly enough to pay this week'* premium if you'll take this carton of pop bottle*!" the report also included information on the rest of fhem. from New Yeai.s Day through Christ- I mas. This week's recipe is for a real cooler. The kids will go for it and Jt might be a gf»xl idea for something to s'-rve at an afternoon Hen Party. It's called Orange Freeze. 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk ] cup sugar \'s teasp. salt 1 tablsp. grated orange rind '£ cup orange juice 2 tablsp. lemon juice 1 medium orange 2 huge 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, 3 i full with orange soda. Add an orange slice and two 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. •OTTOSEN By Mrs. Knut Oppedahl Mrs Conrad Johnson is foreman for a crew of 16 girls who started detassling this past week. In the group are Charlene Benson, Wanda Jacobson, Lilas Worster. Mrs McNurlin, Janice 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. Chnstenson, Mrs J. M. Blanchard. Jr.. Mrs Erich Seegebarth, Mrs Jim Larson. Mrs Art Priebe, Mrs Clarence Kraft, Mrs Clnronep Martin and Mrs Roger Jensen and Mrs Chester Alme. the latter of Ottosen. Mrs Sylvan Jacobson and Mr and Mrs Sam Thorsland and Mrs Ingebord - Sw.ensen, the latter thrt-e of 3ode. attended'a miscellaneous, yhower honoring lola Jadobson at the Hope Lutheran Church in Tilonka Friday after- nortn. Mr and Mrs Kenneth McLuen and daughter Mary Ann. joined thrfr son and dajMghter-in-law, Mr and. Mrs Jarh4s' McLuen tit Dubugue and others for a picnic dinner at Backbone State Park at Strawberry Point Sunday. Mr'and Mrs Hpllis Cooper and family joined a family group for a picnic dinner, Sunday, in Call State Park in Algona to honor" 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 Johnson, 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 two week's visit at the home of Mrs Lorenc's mother, Mrs W. E. 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 Helleselh 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 EnocksorY 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 Copper 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 home of Mr and Mrs Herbert Lange at Sutherland. Sunday Thursday, July 28, t«S Algdfia (lo.) Upper 0** Marilyn Long accompanied Mr and M/s Lange when they took their son Donald, to Des Moines to return to duty in the Canal Zone. Mollie Blanchard, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jesse Blanchard. Jr. of Lone Rock visited Wednesday till Sunday at the Chester Almo home. Nancy Hellickson of Marshalltown is spending this week on a vacation at the parental, Howard Hellickson home. A week ago Mr and Mrs Mervel Kee and son Keith, of Fort Dodge were Sunday dinner guests at the H. D. Benson home. In the afternoon alJ 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 and Mrs Harold Fronbach of Whittemore visited at the Fahey Gress home Sunday evening. Mr and Mrs Ed Kemna ar^d 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. Wehrspann home, Tuesday. Cynthia stayed with her grandparents while hep parents attended a conference at Minneapolis. Mrs Antone Waechter visited her parents, Mr and Mrs Peter Dahlhauser at Whittemore Sunday 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 Pitlman 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 throal 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* Everything it takes ,o be "TOPS" Church Honor To Good Hope Pastor Rev. Paul Hansen, Good Hope Methodist Chuich pastor, will b (l ordained nn elder in the church by Bishop Francis G. Ensley. Dc> M oines. during special cere- No wonder this Hardtop is the HIT OF THE YEAR / monies 2:30 p. All The Sund July 31, a; 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, WHITK 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 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 tankful of one of these c/ean-bum/ng/ efficient gasotiaet today 0*d prove to yourself that there is a difference in gasolines. i lends and neighbors of .'d Hope Church are we!come to attend the service. There will be a reception following the service. Rev. Hansen. who has beer, minister of the Good Hope church for two years, completed his war!; toward ordaination in June <A this year. It included four years at Morningside College. Si.aix City, and three years of seminary studies at Duke University. Durham, North Carolina. His urri:- nation was approved at the annual Methodist Church Conference in Fort Dodge, June 17-2:.! ITJS 4-DOOR HANDY IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT You expect more from I and get it! STANDARD OH PRODUCTS HOPKINS SUPER SERVICE Phon«132 State* Jone* Remember To Get Your CARNATION Cottage Cheese THIS WEEK-END ttt At Your Grocer's Lhis one you'll just have to see. It's a beauty. It's a brand-new kind of car. It's • Buick Riviera with four doors. And to top it all —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 you can have it in the price range of America's smaller cars. It means you can have a steel-roofed car with the long, low, sweeping spprtiness of a convertible —with no center posts in the side window areas —and with two separate doors to the rear. And you 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 tb.rpugo and through —a '55 Buick, frorarthe hottest-selling line of Buicks in all history. Thrill of the p Buick All HW? |V»CK Will IUILD THIM So here you have the soft, firm steadiness of 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.* \Vhywait 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 :o make. • Viirijble Pilch D)»aftou' ii the only Dynaftow Buick builtll todt>y. It is stjnjjrj on ROADMAfTER, optional at modist txlr* cost on otbtr Stria. »*.».« BRANDT BUICK Wgona, Iowa .j -^r *

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