The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1956 · Page 33
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Most of us like to get mail. . Even if its just an advertising circular or a bill, it's better than having the postman pass us up altogether. The best kind of mail, to Grace's notion is a long newsy letter from a friend, or a business-like looking envelope containing some sort of refund. Having received very few of either of these lately, I'm making up my own mail. These are unlikely letters which I have never received nor do I ever really expect to. But I can dream, can't • « • Dear Madame: In regard to the recent bank statement on your account, we are sorry to say that we made, a slight error of $322.61. In reconciling your check stubs with our statement, you were entirely right in your figures and the mistake was entirely ours. Your account now stands at $322.61 instead of being overdrawn $325.72 as you thought. If by any chance you should some time be actually overdrawn, please do not worry about it. We may get around to notifying you about it within four or five weeks. Affectionately, The State Bank. * * * Dear Grace: Thank you .for letting us see KOSSUTH COUNTY EAT MORE PORK Is Your "Best Buy" Featured This Week At All Meat Counters In Kossuth County your article entitled, "The Care and Feeding of Husbands." Although many factors enter into our choice of manuscripts we find this one exactly suits our needs. We are enclosing our check in the amount of $500 and ask that if you have any other work in progress, you let us see it first. Cordially, The Saturday Evening Post. * * * Dear Mrs Sigsbee: This is to notify you that you have just been awarded the title of Mrs America. The deciding factor in choosing you was the tailored suit, topcoat and evening dress which you sewed yourself although we were also much impressed by the way you drive a car. The prize in the Mrs America contest is a trip around the world for the whole family, a $100,000 savings bond and a ten year contract with Parametro Pictures. We beg that you will accept this title together with the prizes. Anxiously, The Mrs America Contest Committee. * * • Dear Friend: We regret exceedingly our having to turn down your application to be First Ward Chairman for all the charity drives during the years 1956 to 1970. This job has had so many applications from eager volunteers that we were hard-pressed to choose the winner. However, you may be able to qualify as a doorbell pusher for the Cancer Drive, The Red Cross, The Children's Home Society, The March of Dimes, The Concert Association, The Home for Sick Cats or the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Angle Worms although there are many applications for these jobs also. Choosing our workers has become almost as much of a problem as the huge amount of contributions. They come in so rapidly we can hardly take them to the bank fast enough. Sincerely, Charities Incorporated. * * * Dear Mr and Mrs Sigsbee: We are not sending you our Form X-67890543 this year. After thinking it over, we decided that because you have quite a few places to put your money and because you are such nice people, you will not have to pay any income tax .this year. If you have any objections to this arrangement, please let us know at your earliest convenience. With love and kisses, The Collector of Internal Revenue. * * » Dear Subscriber: Your subscription to this magazine ran out two or three months ago, but we didn't bother to send you notice of its expiration. We thought you'd know the time was up if we didn't send you the magazine. There isn't much of interest coming up in the next few issues so you won't miss anything by not renewing but if you insist, we guess we can accept FEBRUARY SPECIAL UNBREAKABLE TUMBLERS 8 01. Tobl. Size Handsome new tryslalon plastic tumblers are guaranteed not to chip or break. Lightweight; fluted sides. Perfect for children I Use everywhere... from picnic to dinner table. For hot drinks to 180° F. For cold drinks, too, (ice will last 30% longer). GET YOURS TODAY..: OFFER GOOD WHILE SUPPLY LASTS REGULAR -M9 VALUE 59< SET OF 4 KOHLHAAS HARDWARE Ed and Pat Cullen OUR OWN HARDWARE to^. 1/cru/i. ktJrut <>/ Sto^ui your check. The price is $3.00 for one year, 2 years for $6.00. You don't save a blamed thing over newstand prices and we don't want to put your name on now and bill you later. We'd just as soon have you subscribe for one year instead of five for our bookkeeping department doesn't need to be saved any work. We love to make new address stencils. I The Ladies Housekeeping Companion. P. S.: We don't have any book of tested recipes to offer as a special inducement to subscribe. Who do you think we are, anyway? Santa Claus? * * * Deaf Parents: Would you like your child to receive better grades at school? Would you like him to have the priceless advantage of a whole new world at his finger tips? You cannot do this by purchasing our twenty volume set of the Juvenile World of Knowledge. If your kid is stupid to begin with he can read our books for the rest of his life and still be a slob. It'll only get his parents into hock for $198.99, $50.99 of which is hidden carrying charge. It figures out to 22c per day for eighteen months so think how much the kid could do with that money if he's interested in betting on the horses. Anyway, he can go down to the Public Librarv and read the very same books for free. Yours advisedly, World of Knowledge Publishing Co. • • • . 1 did receive some real mail this week and it was most welcome. Father and I had a letter from Jim Bishop in St. Louis and Mrs Gladys Barker sent such a good "gab fest by mail," from Cedar Rapids. There were her usual good recipes and food ideas plus some interesting facts on the history of the use of mustard and vanilla. (Not together, of course.) February is Eat More Pork month in Kossuth county so I'm going to try to go along with the project with a recipe for each week's specialty. This week its ham, with special prices on the 10-12 Ib. size at your retailers. Ham is wonderful eating, but if you buy one that large, the average family is sure to have leftovers — a desirable situation with ham. So here's a couple of ideas, both received during the recipe contest. The first is for Ham Casserole and it came from Mrs Donna Lichty of Elmhurt, 111. 1 1 /2 cups noodles 2 tablsp. butter 2 tablsp. flour 1 cup milk 1 cup cut up American cheese 1 tsp. salt 2 tablsp. catsup 1 tablsp. horseradish 2 cups cut up ham 1 cup cookeoT peas 1 tablsp. butter Cook the noodles, make white sauce of the 2 tablsp. butter, flour and milk. Add noodles to white sauce, add other ingredients and mix. Pour in baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for l k hour in 350 degree oven. * * • The other recipe is for a good. hearty chowder just fine for cold weather. It uses the bone and the last scraps of ham. It comes from Mrs Edna Teeter of Algona. Ham shank or picnic bone 1 chopped onion 1 stalk celery 1 l i quart cold water 1 quart diced potatoes 3 tablsp. chopped parsley 3 tablsp. flour 3 tablsp. butter Salt and pepper 1 quart milk Place ham bone, onion, celery and water in kettle. Cover and bring slowly to a boil. Simmer for about 1 hour. Remove bone, trim on" meat, dice and add to stock. Add potatoes and half the parsley. Boil slowly until potatoes are tender. Make the white sauce out of the flour, butter, salt, pepper and milk add it to the stock and add additional seasoning to taste. Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve with toasted croutons. —GRACE Whittemore News Mr and Mrs Herman Zumach, Mrs Adelia Meyer and Mrs Aurelia Leininger, and Mr and Mrs Otto Ruhnke of here, Mr and Mrs Arthur. Rusch of Lotts Creek and Mr and Mrs Glover Lent?, of Sac City were Thursday evening dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs William A. Rusch in Fort Dodge. Mr and Mrs Ellsworth Heidenwith and son Lyle, took the lat- tcr's grandmother, Mrs Elsie Barkley, to her home in Aurelia, after spending a week here and in West Bend. Mr and Mrs Herbert Potratz and Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith, were entertained at pinochle at the home of Mr and Mrs Ernie Meyer Wednesday evening. Mr and Mrs J. J. Paterson of Des Moines and Donald Thill of Charles City spent the weekend with their parents, Mr and Mrs Mike Thill. Mr and Mrs Paul Schraut and family of Bancroft were Sunday afternoon visitors with the latter's mother, Mrs Mary OrigtV' here. Melyin Thill returned to his home in Richmond, Va., last week Friday after visiting here with Maxine Meyer Is 4-H Hostess The regular January meeting of the Lone Rock Lively Rockets 4-H club was held at the home of Maxine Meyer on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Plans were made for the approaching recreational meeting in Burt. Janice Elsbecker gave a talk on Drawer Dividers and Maxine Meyer spoke on Correct Hair Care. A demonstration on Making a Portfolio was given by Nancy Fischer,- after which each member made her own portfolio. Algona 4-H Club Has Meeting The January meeting of the Algona 4-H was held at the home of Jack Frideres on Jan. 5. A demonstration was given by Donald Froehlich on "How To Tie A Necktie." The meeting was then adjourned and lunch was served. Guests were the Dads and games were played. his parents. Mr and Mrs Mike Thill. Mr antl Mrs Louis Wc-hrspan are spending a two months vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they have spent their winters for the past four years. Mr and Mrs Hugo Gade of Algona and Mrs Mathilda Meyer were entertained at cards Wednesday evening at the home of Mr and Mrs William Meyer. Mrs Dorothy Rosendahl and daughter Kay, were Thursday evening dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Martin (Kelly) Vanderlan. Mrs Gene Everts and Helen Jones of Boone, were weekend visitors at the home of Mr and Mrs Ralph Bauer. Ernil Biersled, accompanied by Mr and Mrs William Roeber, Mrs Mathilda Meyer, Mrs Dora Faulstich and Mrs William Meyer Sr., of here visited with Mrs Biersted Monday. She is a patient in the Naeve hospital in Albert Lea, Minn. The women are sisters. Jack Geelan, student at Loras college in Dubuque, arrived home Thursday to spend the weekend here with his parents, Mr and Mrs J. B. Geelan. Mr and Mrs Hugo Meyer and Mr and Mrs Erwin Siems took in the auto show at Des Moines, Monday of la.st week. Mr and Mrr. Thomas Dunphy. Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwilh, and Mrs Dorothy Rosendahl were entertained at pinochle at the home of Mrs Mathilda Meyer Monday evening of last week. Sunday evening dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Molvin Heinrich, were Mr and Mrs Gus Frink of Cylinder, and Mr and Mrs Lloyd Wilson and daughter Nancy and son Gary of Estherville. Mr and Mrs Earl Rudnick and family of Cylinder were Saturday evening visitors with Mr and Mrs Marian Balgemann east of Whittemore. Carl Dougelowsky returned to his home to Fort Dodge Sunday, after spending a week here with his son-in-law and daughter, Miami Mrs Ralph Bauer. Mr and Mrs Norman Schultz nncl daughter Debra, Mr and Mrs Charles Schultz and their mother Mrs Ruth Schultz visited at the home of Mr and Mrs Erwin Kuecker in Ames Sunday, Mrs Ruth Schultz and Mr Kuecker are brother and sister. Mr and Mrs Edwin Licb and family of Lotts Creek and Mr and Mrs Henry Lauck visited with Mr and Mrs Herman Behnke Thursday. The occasion was the birthday of Susan Behnke. Mr and Mrs Harold Zimmer- Tuesday, January 3t, 1956 Algona (la.) Upper DM Moln«4-l man and sons Mickey and Allen and Mrs Aurelia Leininger and son Harlan, visited Sunday with Mr and Mrs Harold Coltypll in 'Spirit Lake. Townsend Club Met Algona Townsend club met at the A. M. Anderson home Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, for their post-New Year's party. Roll call was answered by giving resolutions. Mrs Fern Willey read a New Year's poem and Mrs Anderson gave a reading titled "Thr- Two Roads." A gift received from Gladys Young of Flint, Mich., was sold by lucky number and Mrs Freda Willey was the recipient. Mrs Holdren conducted the mystery quiz with Mrs WilJey's 'name drawn and she missed the answer so has to furnish the next gift. Plans were made for the Valentine party at the home of Gusta Muckey on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. .& The hunting party was won by Mrs Holdren when she found the most topsy turvy things in the room. Following the business session all enjoyed the parlor games. UDM Want Ads Pay Dividends ICE 12-year old Elaine Higgins fell through the ice while skating' at Lake View recently. But it could have been worse, the hole wjefe she fell through was just big enough to let her into the watet up to her armpits. She was pulled out immediately. ASK FOR GENUINE MARIGOLD Whitehouse CHERRY ICE CREAM at HOOD'S Super Valu BUY NOW AT BIG SAVINGS! Irvington News Mr and Mrs Harry Sabin and daughter, Mrs George McVay, spent several days the past week at Iowa City with Mrs Rome Robison. She had to have further surgery on her broken hip. Stanley Norris has rented a 240 acre farm near Glandale, Minn. and wilJ move there March 1. Ed Kain has rented the Henry Kcheppmann farm which will be vacated by R. Miller March 1. Mrs Dorothy Schulz is spending a few weeks with her father, Rome Robison, while her mother is at Iowa City hospital. L OUR WAREHOUSE IS LOADED WITH... WE BOUGHT TIRES BY THE TRUCKLOAD AND WE'RE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO OUR CUSTOMERS. WE. HAVE m TIRES NOW AND YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN TERMS... 30 DAYS • UP TO ONE YEAR • HARVEST TERMS ONLY 10% DOWN FIRESTONE TIRE§ AND BRADLEY BROS. Will Be Co-Sponsors of the Big UDM Farm & Home Stage Show - Coming On March 2nd It'll Be FREE — On The Stage Of The Algona Theatre WATCH FOR NEXT WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENT RR ttlftT 'IPV^ 1 Phone 714 YOUR FIRESTONE TIRE DEALER Algona, lowq

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