The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1955 · Page 41
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Next to ChH«lmas, thinks- giving is tny favorite holiday. Because I love to cook and I like to eat, on the third Thursday of November I really live it up Traditionally we always stay home on this holiday and invite some of the family over for Thanksgiving dinner. And sometimes I gel so wrapped Up in the dinner part of this arrangement that I sort of neglect the thanks, giving. * » • There U no *ea*on why these two can't be combined very nicely—in fact that's the real reason behind the whole celebration The Pilgrim Fathers had blessings to be thankful for so they asked the Pilgrim Mothers to cook up a feast. And I like to think that the Prudences and Pricillas of Plymouth Colony said a little prayer of thankfulness as they poured the brint off the hominy such as we still do today as we thaw out the vegetables from the deep-freeze. • • • To prepare Thanksgiring dinner I must fiJl a grocery list and I find that in the process of doing so I can also add to my Thankful List. On the way to the store I pass Kossuth County's fine new court house. I must confess that I've not yet been inside the building, but just the same I'm grateful that it. and the L. S. BOHANNON I don't need Collision insurance, nol me. I never have an accident 1 So I park the car on a hill — il rolls a half block and crashes into a tree. Damage — $380. Would that bill alone have paid CoUiiRti Insurance tor about ten years? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency, Phone 103. things it stands for are there. The PilgHms came to America to find freedom and the rights that are protected and the laws that are enforced by the processes in that court house are part of the heritage handed down from them. • » * Over to Ihe fight on mf way to the store are three churches. Across town are four others. Wej have good friends who worship in all of these churches and none of them, nor anyone from the government ever questions the right to choose our own denomination. The Pilgrims were too austere for my tastes, but they had the right idea when they maintained that everyone should be able to worship as they please. The children are streaming out of school as I go to buy my Thanksgiving groceries. They are delirious at the prospect of a holiday vacation. Next Monday they'll be back at their desks engaged in absorbing a little more education. All of'the time I'm thankful that our children have good schools but I'm always a little more enthusiastic about it after I've had the youngsters around the house during vacation. At present, our children's school buildings are quite a bit less than adequate but we can ;ill do something about it when the bond issue comes up Dec. 5. Good schools are the community's responsibility and one of the community's biggests assets. I mustn't forget to put good schools on my thankful list. • # • Turkey is the main dish of our Thanksgiving dinner just as it was back in Plymouth colony. Papa Pilgrim had to go out in the woods and shoot a svild bird for the original feast. Mama Pilgrim, wailing at home, had the abundance of wild game and the magic of the blunderbuss that brought it down to be thankful for. Today, I go to the telephone and order my turkey. Papa gets into the car and goes to pick it up. The telephone — that's something I have to be; thankful for. It's a mixed blessing it is true, especially when it calls Father out in the middle of the night or when I waste thirty perfectly good .mlljutes just yakking over it, but ithiiik of the miles of walking it save.-; me and the contacts with friends it keeps for me. And the aid it can summon in major and minor emergencies. The automobile—I'm very thankful for it. I'd probably never get any farther than State street if it" were not for that invention. You just have to have cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I THESE WOMEN! Pastor's Wife Is Portland Speaker The Portland Progress club met at the home of Mrs Kenneth Bolu; on Nov. 17, with Mrs bavid Bolic and Mrs Earl Shipler assisting hostesses. The chairman reported on the recent county committee meeting which she had attended. Plans were made for the annual club Christmas party to be held soon. Guest spc-nkiT of the day was Mrs Max Goldman of Titonka. She spoke in a very interesting fashion on "Life 'Behind the Doors of a Methodist Parsonage." The meeting closed with a delightful lunch. "That's funny. At first I thought Ctuny was going to give me a date . . . then t heard a car horn blow and the said 'no'I" |ind yourself in the basement when the phone rang upstairs? ostpone a confidential call for lack of privacy ? hen you need additional phones! The whole family will enjoy having additional telephones in ihe bedroom, kitchen, basement. U saves time and steps: gives you added protection and privacy. And telephones are now available in attractive colors — cHit glamorous shades blending with any decor. It costs very little lo equip your home with additional telephones —and a call to your Telephone Business Oirice is all it lakes lo make arrangement*. JJottkwestern Bell think it's illegal to serve it without it. Mrs Pilgrim went out into the bog and picked her cranberries and they were pretty puny compared to the luscious ones we serve now at the turn of a can opener or the opening of a cellophane bag. I read some place that back in the days of the American Colonies, one year they had a terrific sandstorm. Everyone got real gloomy because they thought the cranberry crop was a goner for sure. F.ut when they scraped off the debris they found the berries were bigger and better than ever and it revolutionized people's ideas of cranberry farming. So, for cranberries— bigger and better—I am thankful. • • • When I get all the goodies together for the Thanksgiving dinner, I take them home and stash them in the refrigerator until Thursday morning. Refrigerator —that's another item for my thankful list along with such other modern miracles as automatic washers, ironers. vaccuum sweepers and central heating. People got along without them just fine for centuries but I'm glad I don't have to for in the t5me saved by them I can do all sorts of thincs like listen to the radio, watch television and write columns. We gals of today occasionally complain of "standing over a hot stove all day—working our fingers to the bone." Mr? Pilgrim shuld have had it KO good. She cooked the first Thanksgiving dinner over an open fireplace and her automatic temperature control of the oven didn't work wortn a darn' • • • Early Thanksgiving morning I Ret up to pop the turkey into the oven. I like to roast it long and slow, wrapped in a butter-dipped cheese cloth and resting in an uncovered pan. I always stew a little bit along with the roasting. Will the- bird be tender 0 Will there be enough for everyone with lots left over? Will it eome out nice and brown? The kids love Thanksgiving morping and they help with the dinner preparations. Sometimes it take? only a couple more hours to get ready than it would if they didn't help me. We Ret out the lace tablecloth, move the table to the living room and wipe the dust off the good china. Pretty soon the grandparents .arrive and there's just the gravy to make and the potatoes to mash and we can proceed with the festivities. • • • On the first Thanksgiving there were many vacant chairs in the family circle for the first year in the new world was a rugged one. Grandparents, fathers, mothers, and children died. Scarcely a family was left untouched and the gratitude at the first Thanksgiving was tempered by the sadness in the hearts. As I look around our Thanksgiving table at the children, fat and sassy, at the grandparents, active and enjoying life and at Father ln'i-Mding over tin- a'uthcring, I think how grateful I am that those nearest and dearest to me can be with us for Thanksgiving. * * » We bow our heads while one of the children takes his turn at asking the blessing. It's a short prayer; it doesn't postpone the moment of eating an instant longer than necessary. And it doesn't begin to cover all the things for which we are truly grateful. "Thank You Lord, for everything", ends the prayer we sometimes use. Wu hope that it will somehow convoy our Thanksgiving for the bounty of His blessings. * * • Wednesday evening. Nov. 30 the Eighth Graders' Dance Club begins. For the past several years now, Delia Moxley has taught social dancing to these young people at the time in their lives when they need it most. They not only learn to dance they also learn the correct tilings to do when you are a host to a party or a guest. The only charge is 15 cents per meeting to coves- expenses. Any eighth grader in Kossuth county Is invited to attend and if you are interosttd and have not yet signod up, write 01- phone Mrs Merle Moxley at Algona. Tht; classes are from 7:30 to 8:30 in the evening at Lucia Wallace gym. If you would like another cookie recipe from the recipe contest, you might try these Fruit Cdi-ktuil Cookie.-,. 'Several entrants sent this recipe, but this particular one comes from Mrs S. W. Nelson. 1 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar \k cup white sugar 3 eggs 1 cup raisins soaked in warm water' 2 cups drained fruit cocktail 1 Ms cups nut meats 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. baking powder 4 cups flour 1 tsp. each cinnamon cloves Cream sugar, shortening to- fiether . Beat the eggs and stir in. Add fruit cocktail and nut meats. Sift the soda, baking powder, flour and spices together. I Sift some of this mixture over j raisins and dredge. Combine dry ingredients with the remaining ingredients and raisins. Drop by teaspoonsful on to greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown. —GRACE. Studer Girls 4-H Hosts, Prairie Prairie Pals 4-H met Nov. 12 ' the August Studer home, with Darlcne and Deloris Studer as hostesses. New officers were installed. _ Gloi ia Wise is president, Julie Nygaard is vice president, Ruth Wise is secretary-treasurer, Del-" uris Studer is historian, Merle Ann Harig is historian and Melissa Nvgaard is photogVapher. Darlene Studer and Helen Lickteig are committee chairmen. The next meeting is Dec. 10 at the Herman Wise home. on*> voting precinct and (lie polling § lacc therefor will be at the High chool building located In Algona. Kossuth County, Icrtva, at which tlrhe and place all of th« Qualified voters of said School District are hereby notified to appear. This notice 19 given bv order of the Board of Directors of the Algona Community School District pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 296, Code of Iowa. 1954, and to a sufficient petition with the requisite signatures In accordance therewith and as ordered by il resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on the 26th day of October, 1955. Dated at Algona, Iowa, this 28th day of October, 1955. Inez Wolf Secretary, Board of Directors (Published Nov. 3, 10. 17 and 24. 1955. in The Algona, Iowa. Upper DCS Moincs) NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to I he qualified voters of the Burt Community School District, In the County of Kosffuth. State of Iowa, that a special election ha* been called and ordered to be held In and for Raid School District on the 9th day of December, 1955. whereat there will be submitted to the voters of said Burl Community School District, t<J be by them voted upon, the following proposition, towit: "Shall the Board of Directors of the Burt Community School District, in the County of Kossuth. State of town, issue bonds In an amount not to exceed $250.000.00 for the purpose of carrying out a School building program consisting of reconstructing and equipping the present school building and constructing and equipping an addition thereto in and for said School District?" The polls for said election will bo open from twelve o'clock noon until seven o'clock p.m. of slf«i said election the whole" 6ft mvmlty School district ft»» . solidated into ana will ctHif voting precinct aftd Jht, thefofor win be at tn« I - - . located in the Town Of BOgrt, Bur Township, Kossuth County, low*, at which time and place alt of this qual* if led voters of s*Id Ibhool District are, hereby notified tOiilp&ear. This notice is given By order of the Board of Director* at tnfc Burl Community School DISWCJ ^pursuant t* the provisions of CWftpter 298, Code of Iowa, 1954. and to a Sufficient petition with the requisite 'signatures in accordance therewith »nfl as ordered by a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on the 7th day of November. 1!)55. Dated at Burt. Iowa, this 7th day of November, 1955. Mrs O. H. Graham Secretary. Board of Directors 45-46-47-18 The Algona Upper pes Moine; iias the largest circulation in Kos suth county of any publication. NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to I he qualified voters of the Algona Community School District, in the County ol Kossuth. State of Iowa, that a spt'cinl election has bsen called and ordered to be held in and for said School District on the 5th day Of December. 1955. whereat there will t>« submitted to the voteis of said Algona Community School District, to be by them voted upon, the following proposition to-v.'it: "Shall the Board of Directors of the Algona Community Scheol Dis- tiiii't. in the County of Kossuth. State of Io\va. issue bonds in an .iiiHiiin*. not to exceed $544.600.00 tor tin- purpose oi carrying out a school building program consisting of erecting and equipping two el- c-men'ary school buildings, procvir- ing two school sites, erecting and equipping an addition to an existing school building and purchasing land to add to the site already tiv, neci and procuring and improving a site for an athletic field in and Jor said School District?" 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