The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 10, 1955 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 10, 1955
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A shdri and lo-ihe-point business meeting is always a problem in women's clubs. We gals certainly get off on a tangent easily. Now, Grace has to plead guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a business meeting for it's many a train of thought I've derailed at club meeting. I've often wondered how the minutes would sound if the secretary wrote down a really accurate report of the meeting. If she wrote down everything that went on it might go something like the following. It's an exagerated version and it wouldn't happen m any of the clubs you and I belong to. Or would it? * * * "The President called the November meeting of the Jolly Joiners Women's Club to order", the real minutes might start. 'Fifteen members responded to roll call." In reality, Madame Chairman was fifteen minutes late, herself and when she got there she had to pound her gavel for another ten minutes in order to get the women to stop yakking long enough for her voice to be heard. * * . • When Mrs Lena Gulch's name was called on the roll, somebody reported her ill. So there was ten minutes of lively discussion, on whether or not Mrs Gulch could possibly be pregnant again. Mrs Lucy Lockett was absent also. She couldn't get a baby sitter. Naturally the club members had to talk about the unreliability of baby sitters and six ladies gave detailed accounts of their trials in that department. * » * "The minutes of the last previous meeting were read and approved", says the written report of the meeting, but it wasn't really that easy. Mrs Agatha Earp said she did not second the motion to discontinue serving mixed nuts with the lunch, as reported by the secretary. It was Lizzie Tizz. Lizzie Tizz said it tvas Annie Amber, who stoutly denied it. Mrs Amber distinctly remembered that she made the motion to donate fifty cents to the home for sick cats and that she hadn't otherwise opened her mouth all afternoon. Then Mrs Earp spoke up. She guessed she did second the motion after all. So the minutes of the previous meeting were approved as, * *^ 1 •* -" ^ JT ** ''The Treasurer "reported $7.2?P in the Social Fund; $2.18 in the Benevolent Fund and 62c in the Greeting Card Fund. Dues in the amount of $1.50 were collected" say the minutes. What actually happened was that Mrs Geo. Smith, Jr. was busy chatting to Mrs Tom Jones, Sr. and she did not hear the Treasurer's report jo she asked to have it read over. Mrs Smith, Jr. then objected to the amount hi the Greeting Card Fund. She told the group that she had had Tonsilitis for three whole days and nobody sent her a card from the Club, If they were:-that careful about who they sent cards too, said Mrs Smith, they should have lots of money left. At the word Tonsilitis, Annie Amber perked up|. Her boy, Alphonse had been having TonsilUs* too and she wondered what did Mrs Smith, Jr. do for it. Then the pros and cons of having your tonsils put when you are a child were discussed and thirty more minutes went by. Madame Chairrnan had to pound her gavel and yell for order again. * * « Then, according to the secretary's report, "The President asked if there was any unfinished business." What business there might have been is still unfinished for it was at that moment that Laura Luscious arrived wearing her new fur coat. She was late, as usual. This divided the meeting into three groups. One was crowding around Laura, stroking the skins of the coat and gushing about how beautiful it was. Another, less enthusiastic group was gathered over in the corner involved in a low-toned conversation. There was an opinion or two voiced in this gathering that if Laura's husband, Harry would pay his bills, Laura wouldn't have that coat. There was also a sneaking suspicion that Harry was playing around a bit and had bought the coat as a peace offering. , In all probability, this group concluded, the coat wasn't mink at all, merely dyed rabbit. The third group consisted of Madame Chairman, Mrs Secretary and the Treasurer. They were figuring up how much Laura Luscious owed the club in back dues. * » * "New business consisted of' a motion by Mrs Tizzie Lizz that the club ladies hold a Christmas party for the husbands. Mrs Agatha Earp seconded the motion and the motion carried", the report reads. But really, the Christmas party was discussed hardly at all. At the word, Christmas, Mrs Tom Jones, Sr, told about her, never-fail recipe •tor fruit cake and the other mem- TBers had to tak'e it dovht" Mrs Sarah Stirpot said she had a better recipe for Christmas Fruit cake only it was made with brandy. There was a little buzzing among some of the members. Seems they thought alcoholic beverages have no place in cooking. Christmas reminded Bertha Banniger about the cute thing her daughter said abou NEW! A party in a package! Elsie-molds of Borderfs ice cream, and sherbet package of 4— at most dealers So easy...just pop out to serve • 4 gay individual molds of Borden's luscious velvety ice cream, topped with glistening fruit sherbet! t Delicious conversation-pieces for any sort of party. And imagine how youngsters will love them any time I • Inexpensive, yet so very festive. Be first in your crow4 to serve brand-new Elsie-molds 1 Only your Borden deafer has new Elsie-molds! Sanla Glaus, Annie Amber told of what her boy did on Halloween and like an atomic chain reaction there Were forty-seven tales about offspring. Plus three reports about how mad Mrs( Arthur Arrhitridge, an absent club member, is always getting at her husband. * * * "There being iio further business, the meeting adjourned", says the report. Don't you believe it. There was more business conducted after the meeting was closed than there was during the official session. The club vote'd on flowers for Mrs Abernathy,. decided on committees and place for the Christmas party and switched the next regular meeting to Mrs Jones' hduse because Annie Amber was going to have company. Light refreshments followed— Chicken Salad, Hot Rolls, Jam and Marmalade, Pickles and Olives, Pumpkin Pie, Whipped Cream, Coffee and assorted mints and nuts. The rest of the time was spent in social conversation. The whole club meeting only took six hours and forty minutes! « ' * * At pur house this week we are enjoying two gifts from generous readers. The first is a jar oi Amber Jam from Mrs Jim Butler of Whittemore and it is really delicious. Mrs Butler won the recipe contest with this jam a while back and it was the firsl chance we had to sample it. • * * The other gift was both practical and beautiful. Carrie Durant made up a box of vegetables from her garden and brought them down to us. There were beets, carrots, squash, pumpkin, radishes and a much appreciated pot of growing parsley. Miss Durant is an artist as well as a gardener and they were arranged so beautifully we hated to break up the picture to eat the vegetables. • * * Prom last week's recipe contest I have a wonderful collection of cookie recipes. There have been several phone calls from readers who said they would like to see lots more of the cookie recipes in print because the holiday season is coming up. So here's a couple of them that nearly won in the contest. The recipe for Princess • Gems THESE WOMEN! "Weeks and weeks of conniving to get him interested in me — and then, I lose my interest in HIM I" / mixture. Add nuts and rifron last. Chill. If the dough is allowed to ripen for several days bef<<re rolling out, the flavor and texture are somewhat improved. Roll out about '4 inch thick and cut the size of a playing card. Bake at about 350 degrees. Ice with colored icing or sugar glaze. To make sugar glaze dilute a little powdered sugar with just enough water to make it the consistency of cream. Cover the top of the cookies. Let ripen several weeks. —GRACE. comes from Mrs Frank Sterling of Algona. 1 cup shortening l k cup butter 2 tsp. powdered ammonium carbonate 2 cups sugar 2% cups sifted all-purpose floui 1 cup shredded coconut Cream together the shortening and butter, add the ammonium carbonate and sugar gradually, creaming well. Add flour a little at a time, then coconut. Use more coconut if you like. Form into small balls about % inch in diameter, between hands Place on cookie sheet; 1 inch apart and bake in 325 degree oven for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Be careful lest they get too brown. Roll in confectioners sugar while warm. Yield 9 dozen. This ammonium carbonate turned up in another recipe in the contest. You buy it at a drug store—about 25c worth will make several batches and if it's in lumps pound it to powder. Mrs Sterling warns against breathing the fumes from the powder. .,, • • « . • This holiday cookie, Braunes Lebkuchen comes from Mrs R. H. Borchardt of Fenton. 1 2/3 cups honey 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup' butter 1 egg l ti tsp. salt 1/3 cup water 4 cups cake flour 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cloves 2/3 cup chopped nuts 1/3 cup chopped citron Boil sugar, honey and butter together for five minutes. Cool. Beat eggs and add to water. Mix and sift the flour, soda, salt and spices. Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the liquid ingredients to the honey Amy Fisher Of Titpnka Wed To Spirit Lake Man Tiionka — Good Hope Lutheran church was the setting Saturday evening, Oct. 15, for the beautiful autumn wedding of Amy Fisher, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Fisher and John Boehm, son of Mr Jack Boehm of Spirit Lake. The processional aisle through which the bridal party passed to the altar was lighted by cathedral candles on tall standards. Maurice Sathoff and Reginald Schutjer served as altar boys, and lighted the candles. Rev. B. H. Schwerin performed the double ring cetc- mony in the presence of. 350 guests. : Entering the church with her father, who gave her in marriage, the bride appeared in an exquisitely designed gown of imported hand clipped chantilly lace and nylon tulle over bridal satin, fashioned with a fitted bosque bodice, buttoned snugly down the back to a lowered waistline with tiny buttons. The sweetheart neckline was fashioned with intricate handclipped lace medal- ions appliqued on the sheer tulle. Slender fitted sleeves came to a point of the hands. The very billowing skirt of lace of tulle and satin, was worn of hoops and crimalin's, cascading back into a full circular cathedral length .train. The tiered overskirt of lace swept into wide points in front and back. Completing her bridal costume was a fingertip veil of silk illusion net, cascading from a tiered lace shell hall. The veil was the same veil worn by the bride's mother 27 years ago. The Thursday, Nov. 10, 1955 Algunb (fo.) Upper Des Molnes-3 bridr's only jewelry was a gold cross, ;i gift'of the groom. She- carried a white orchid (.rimmed with stophanatis on a while bible. Serving as maid of honor was Miss Joan Johnson, friend of the brido. The bridesmaids wore Mrs Donald Dallman, Mrs Don Faris, Mrs Joseph Kith and Mrs Bob Davis. Just preceding the bride to the altar was Mary Fisher, cousin of the bride who was thu flower girl. Cecil Welhousen, cousin of the groom was ringbearer. Preceding the ceremony Harris Sonnenbtirg sang "Jesus Lend Thee," accompanied by Miss Janet Paxton, Mason City, who played the traditional wcylding music. During the ceremony Mr Sonnenburg also sang while the couple knelt at the altar. Ushers were James Schnieder, Mankato, Minn., and Ronald Krouse, Des Moines. Serving the groom as bestman was Russel Fisher, brother of the bride. Groomsman included II e r m a n Welhousen, cousjn of the groom, Harold Bode, Verlyn Tjarks, 1 and Harold Hoick, friends of the groom. Pink and white predominated at the reception held in the church parlors. Centering the bridal table was a four tiered wedding cake crowned with a small wreath of white mums. Rev. B. H. Schwerin served as master of ceremonies during the reception at which Miss Alje Larson, roomatc of the bride, sang. Miss Sylvia Van Hove had charge of the guest book. Misses Carol Carlson, Sharon Eden and Mrs Wilbur Welhousen assisted with the gifts. Serving the wedding table were Mrs LeRoy Phelps and Mrs Paul Krominga. Mrs Eleanor North and Mrs P. H. Bjorkquist poured while Mrs Everett Sleper and Mrs Paul Kahlstorf served the wedding cake. Waitresses were Misses Caroline Van Hove, Beverly Steckcr, Diane Hoover and Muriel Schutjer. The women serving in the kitchen were Mrs Lester Callies, Mrs Sylvan Hanna, Mrs Loren Hans, Mrs Dan Wubbcn, Mrs George Jesse and Mrs Geo Alke. After the wedding trip to the Black Hills the couple will be at home cast of Titonka. Mr Boehm will continue his work at the Farmers Elevator Co. and Mrs Boehm at the Standard Oil Co, of Mason City. Both arc graduates of the Titonka high school. Co-Op Buys Oil Firm, Whittemore Whittemore — At a special meeting of the Whittemore Co- Oporative Elevator Company held by stockholders, Oct. 11, members voted to purchase Mike's Service Company. The Co-Op will take possession Nov. 1. The late Mike Bosch started in Fcnton with the Rural Service Co. and for the past two years he became the sole owner of his own bulk tanks and handled Phillips 06 products. Due to the death of her husband, Mrs Besch felt that she was unable to continue the firm. The Elevator Company expects to put on two trucks to expand and handle business through the elevator office. 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