The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1950 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1950
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Although February is the shortest month in the year, it is a month long on birthdays. Lots of famous people were born in this month and so were lots of nice people around Algona. *. * * The almanac says of persons born in February, "Pisces rules this period. The Pisces born are usually kind, hospitable, friendly Ito others. These traits make them the best of companions. They usually have children, sometimes several. Both men and women born under this sign have sensitive make-upo; they often become artists, musicians and dancers." The birthstone is the Ameythyst and the flower, the violet. » » 4 The first day of February is the birthday of Jean Beamish and of Merle Pratt, now of Iowa City. The Boy Scouts of America celebrate the eighth as their anniversary, and Mrs. Walter Geilenfeld claims the same day as her birthday. * « • The Lyle Rodds son, Lonny. is seven on Feb. 11. This is the birthday of Thomas A. Edison. Who can tell, maybe Lonny will also be a great inventor. Guard against Trace Mineral Deficiencies JccJ MORTON'S TRACE MINERALIZED SALT Salt with Cobalt, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine North Central Iowa Paint And Feed Co. 606 Diagonal St. Farm Safety-J r r i . •'" V for February ':$ "THE ROOF'S ON FIRE' •11 WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN AT YOUR PLACE? Sparks on weathered «hingle» cause hundredt of dwelling fiies every year Help »top such a loss on your farm by lhe*e five siniule precaution*: Keep chlmn.yi r.polr.d. . . . Mok. tur. brickt »r« talid and real (unction* ••'•• ImlBll ipark arr.ilors if •re eld. Put flr«-r«ii>lant thief lef M •** roafu ProvMe »t»l« o*eBl*«* fer lire lighting. If yw. •«•»•«« K»«»W« ard</ bov« y«yr roet «" Utp»«t*d by on e*f«*t. The twelfth of February is a great day for birthdays for it was then that Abraham Lincoln was born. Also John L. Lewis. Would any of you care to send him a nice birthday greeting? On the other hand, it is also Dick Post's birthday. Dick say» that several years ago, the late Jimmy Neville used to treat a group of boys to a steak dinner on Feb. 12 for it was Mr. Neville's birthday. The guests all had birthdays on that day, too. They were Don Akre, Dick Post, and the elder set of Spencer twins, Bill and Bob. * * * I hope Mrs. Edna Shilis is not superstitious for her birthday is Feb. 13. It undoubtedly has fallen on Friday the thirteenth, too. * * * Susan B. Anthony, that great champion of women's rights, was born on Feb. 15. Al Lichter shares his birthday on the 15th with his young nephew, Ray, son of the Magnus Lichters of Burt. The Carl Morck's grandson, Jimmy Greer, also celebrates this day. » » » About the time a child has his third birthday he starts really enjoying birthday parties with presents, cake, ice 'cream and little guests. These affairs, while a little rugged for all the participating mothers, are memorable occasions. Everybody wants to help open the packages, a big share of the refreshments land on the floor, a few tears are shed and carefully coached manners sometimes are forgotten, but a grand time is always had by all. This year it's the third birthday for the Dick Cowan's, Cindy on the ninth; the Jerry Hardgroves', Chuckie on the twelfth; and the Tom Sampson's, Marcia, on the fourteenth. « * * Tom Waller was born five years ago on the eighteenth. This pleased his great-grandmother, Mrs. Lawrence Traeger of West Union, because it was also her 75th birthday. (Editor's Note; Thanks for the reminder). * • < Mrs. Walter Klamp celebrates her birthday on the 25th of this month, but I can't seem to find out which birthday it is. She's too young to start bragging about her venerable years and too old to tell her age. Anyway, I am willing to wager that she looks ten years younger tnan her actual age. The poet, Henry W. Longfellow, was born on the 27th and so was Dorthca Moulton. Betty Vinson missed being a leap-year baby by only a few hours when she was born on the 28th. While she has a birthday every year instead A every four, she also missed out on all the gifts the merchants were giving the leap-year baby the year she was born. 1 * * • Happy Birthday to all the Feb- •uary people. I know I have miss;d a lot of people, out it was not ntentional. I don't have access 0 very many birthday books. I would like to send out an SOS for material in writing this column. During this cold weather I don't j?et out much and it gets increasingly hard to find little stories, recipes and such to write about. So it you are getting tired of reading about what happens to the" girls in my bridge club, their husbands and families, do me a favor' and tell me about some other people. * » < ThU Week's recipe is for an un usual spice cake. Although the traditional birthday cake is a white one, I can't see any reason why you can't use a spice cake if you choose. This recipe comes from Mrs. Walter Geilenfeld and it can be frosted or eaten plain. 1 have not forgotten the eggs or milk because the recipe doesn't call for either. Mrs. Clara Pratt devised an excellent date topping to be added to this cake before baking, and I'll tell you about that, too. The cake takes 1 cup raisjns, 2 cups sugar, 3 ,4 cup lard, 2 cups water, 2 teasp. cinnamon, 1 teasp. nutmeg, '/» teasp. cloves and >A teasp. salt. Boil these ingredients together for 5 minutes. Be sure tb cool this mixture to room temperature and then add 3 cups flour (measure before sifting), 1 teasp. baking owder. Bake in a 350 degree ovun forty to fifty minutes. Mrs. Pratt's date topping takes Ms cup sugar, Vz cup dates, 2/3 cup boiling water and 1 tablespoon Dutter. Boil this until thick and spread on the cake batter before baking. — GRACE week Tuesday evening. "500" was played at six tables and lunch served. The Drones will move soon to Minnesota, where they have purchased a farm. "500" Party Host Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rasmussen entertained at a 5«3" card party last week, Wednesday evening. Prizes were won by Mrs. Clifford Waltman, Mrs. Earl Shinier, Anthony Jandl, and Ernest Meyers. There were six tables in play. Mrs. W. J. Stewart spent several days last week with her parents at West Bend. Her father, John Primising, was <}uite ill. He is now improving. Mrs. Ray McWhorter went to Rochester last week Monday to go through the clinic. Ray took her in his "Cessna" plane and made the trip in a short time. The Portland Progress club meeting for February will be given jointly with the March meeting on March 16, \vith the February hostesses in charge. The place will be announced later. Malcom Lund Honored Malcolm Lund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lund of Algona, was awarded a Leader's degree in a recent ceremony for the Future Business Leaders of America. Malcolm, a freshman at Iowa State Teachers college, is a business education major and a member of the FBLA. 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A very interesting report on a Chicago convention held recently was given by Mrs. Harry Felter. The group sang "Happy Birtb- day" to Joe Tanke, who was 79 years young that day. Part of the group played bingo. There were ten tables of "500" in play. Prizes went to Mrs. Claud Sigsbee, Mrs. Clifford Young and Mrs. Anthony Jandl, and to Cluud Sigsbtie, Charley Scott, and Anthony Jandl. Farewell For Drones A neighborhood iurewt-11 party was given lor Wayne Drone's last PICTURED, left to right, are staffmembers of the MAINLINER, Ready to serve you FREE COFFEE All day WED., FEB. 15th TESS NORTON LIZ SKIILING ELEANOR STEINMAN THELMA MAHARAS , TOMMY HILDMAN ORLA and VERN (Mr. and Mrs. Burns) : - 'X SERVING FREE COFFEE ALL DAY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 this is our way of showing appreciation for your patronage-and at the same time it's an invitation to get acquainted in the NEW MAINLINER

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