The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1950 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
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* singly suspect Mr. Odds and Ends of baiting Grace when ne told about Emily Kimbrough's ' ?? lcle j n t is Iast week's column Mrs. Kimbrough thinks there's too little talking and too much lecturing at women's clubs and he asks if she is right. Mrs. Kimbrough evidently belongs to different women's clubs than Grace does. The ones with which I am acquainted are the discussion or study groups and the sewing or card groups. Believe me, there is a lot more discussion going on at the sewing and card groups than there ever is at the discussion groups. I've been to a lot of club meetings and have heard very few lectures but I can t say that I ever attended a club meeting where there was too little talking. * * * However, it does seem to be that Mrs. Kimbrough does have a point. In a study group the leader gives the lesson or lecture first and then the meeting is often opened for general discussion and it many times happens that this exchange of ideas proves more valuable than the original lecture. The most interesting programs are those in which almost every member gets in her "two cents worth." It is an unhappy leader who finds her subject so uninteresting to the group that they fail to exchange viewpoints. But the sewing and card club seldom lack talking. Our husbands somehow have the idea that these meetings have as their main purpose, one thing—gossip. Well, we do like to talk about people but we always try to say something good. Maybe we are like the woman I read about who said, "I wouldn't say anything about Mary unless it was good—and oh boy, is this good!" • * • Personally, I sometimes find it hard to tell where the line lies between "my interest in people" and plain, ordinary gossip. I would hate to think that things I say would turn out to be gossip that would really hurt someone. And gossip can hurt, cruelly, especially if it is based on a little truth in the first place. Perhaps I should try to remember when I start a conservation with, "I don't like to gossip, but ..." that some of the most malicious stories ever told were prefaced with just such a remark. • * * But we were talking about women's clubs. As Miss Alvena Miller so often used to say in geometry class, "I do seem to get off on a tangent." Have you .ever noticed how many women's club presidents catch on to the old saying, "If you want something done well, ask the busiest person you know to do it."? • • * One local club group held its meeting at the home of one of its members a while back without the hostess ever showing up at all. The lady had been working downtown since early in the morning and when she returned home Jo get ready for the afternoon club meeting, the bed looked mighty inviting. So she thought she would lie down for just a few minutes. When she awoke she went downstairs .to find a note &? m * ne members saying,Thanks for the use of your home. We had our meeting. Where were you?" Part of the joke was on the club members, though, because the refreshments the hostess had carefully prepared were still waiting, untested, in the refrigerator! * * * Then there are the girls of the local Canasta Club who have worked out a good idea. The two low score winners stay after the meeting and do the dishes! I imagine it is good incentive for the hostess to have her cupboards nice and neat for the meeting. * * • Many of the churches are now participating in what they call "One Great Hour of Sharing." One of the suggestions of the project is for homemakers to serve their families a sacrifical meal once a week. That is, serve a low cost meal and figure the difference in cost from what you would ordinarily serve and contribute that money to the offering [or overseas relief. It seems to me that this is a good way to teach our children to share with those less fortunate. One of the suggested menus included potato soup so I found Golden Potato Soup for This Week's recipe. This would be good to serve during those meatless days during Lent. Tastes good, too. It calls f^r 2 tablespoons butter or drippings, 2 tablespoons flour, % cup evaporated milk, Vt cup hot water, % cup soft yellow cheese, crumbled, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 teaspoon sugar, % teaspoon salt, pepper, 1 Ms cups mashed potatoes, 1 cup boiling water. Make thick white sauce of butter, flour, milk and hot water; add cheese, peanut butter, sugar, salt, pepper. Beat in potatoes. Add boiling water; stir until smooth. Add more hot water or milk if desired. * » • Anybody can turn out good food if she has a thick steak, a juicy roast or a tender fowl with which to work. A meatless meal challenges a gal's cooking skill. Cooking should really be considered a creative art, especially when simple items are transform- ed'into wonderful food by using a little ingenuity and skillful seasoning and aided by a few hearty appetites. But I am also inclined to agree with Ophelia, the kitchen cynic, when she says, "Nothing improves a wife's cooking like a visit from her mother- in-law." Valentine Party Held Ry Woman's Club At Fenton Fenton— The February meeting of the Fenton Women's club was held Tuesday the 14th at the home of Mrs. Lester Weisbrod. Mrs. V. J. Tatum was the assisting hostess. Thirteen members were present. Guests were Mrs. Henry. Tieman and Miss Luanne Darby. The members answered to roll call by their various assigned topics. Mrs. Arlo Arlo Ranney conducted a valentine making contest in place of her roll call, which is "Laugh Hits for '49-'50." Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Paul Eigler and Mrs. Fred Newel. March hostess are Mrs. J. A. Schwartz and Mrs. Ray Stoeber. The Lester Bonnstetters of Corwith brought Shirley Lockwood home from Cedar Falls, recently, and spent the afternoon with the Walter Lockwoods. Mrs. Helen Cunningham, who spent a few days at St. Ann hospital, Algona the first of last week, is now staying at the Fred Stow home a short time. Mrs. Robert Moore and Aria Mae spent an afternoon with Mrs. Moore's mother, Mrs. Cora Raney, in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Riedel spent Wednesday evening with the Walter Dakens. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wills, Algona, also spent that evening with the Dakens. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Webb and Gary, Algona, spent Sunday afternoon at thfe home of Mrs. Jessie Rash and family. Lois Polhemus, who has a position in Chicago, came recently for a few days with her father, M. E. Polhemus, who has been ill. Warren Polhemus, who had been here a few days, returned to his home at St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday. The three circle groups of the Presbyterian church met Wednesday afternoon as follows: Circle A with Mrs. Hill, Genevieve Graham had the program; Circle B with Mrs. Fred Howard, and Circle C with Mrs. W. W. Boettcher. Mrs. Ortman assisting hostess with Mrs. Ray Carlson giving the program. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, who have lived at the Harold Hobson home, have now moved into their own new home in the north part of town. Mrs. Curtis had Miss Tilly Falk of Titonka as a patient at her home. Bob Hamilton had an operation at St. Ann hospital, Algona, Wednesday, Feb. 15. He entered the hospital on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton will move to a farm closer to town March 1. Mrs. Smith Hostess Mrs. J. Wallace Scith was hostess Wednesday, February 15, in honor of Mrs. John Newel's 74th birthday. Guests were Mrs. Frank Weisbrod of Cylinder, Mrs. Gaylord Johnson, Mrs. Clarence Osborne, Mrs. Lester Weisbrod, Mrs. Maurice Weisbrod,'"' Mrs. Shelby Weisbrod, Mrs. Fred Newel, Mrs. Clayton Ditsworth, Mrs. Oliver Stoeber. The group presented her with a gift of a bouquet of spring flowers and a basket of fruit. Lunch vfas served at the close of the afternoon. Cook-Heat with All-Gas CYLINDER-BULK INSULATIONS SAVE '/£ COOKINC TIME WITH LP-GAS ROPER America's Finest Gas Range It's Automatic Simmer-Save Burners Glo-Broiler New Low Prices Various Other Ranges as Low as $89.50 A. O. Smith Automatic Water Heaters All Sizes-All Prices HUDSON GAS CHICK BROODERS 500 to 750 Chick Size Bulk Heating Installations Bulk Tank Wagon Service Widi buratn, imum best... you'n set to cook in tecoodi... you're through cooking Much tooncr. Wbtftvtr you Pn* you CM cook with IP-Git A Phone 16 Algona All-Gas Co. Algona, Iowa After Hour Service- Phone 1004J-Glenn Jones or Phone 878J-Glenn Harms Circles Meet The Joy Smith circle met at the home of Mrs. Lyle Newel, Wednesday, Feb. 15. Mrs. Rus sell Jensen was assisting hostess. Thirteen members were present and two guests, Mrs. Charles Newel and Mrs. Otto Jensen were in attendance. During the business meeting it was voted to give cash for supply woi'k and send it to the Harwood girls' school at Albuquerque, N. Mex. Roll call was a verse of joy. Devotional leader was Mrs. George Goetsch. Lesson from Women of the Scripture was given by Mrs. John Munch. Special sale was in charge of Mrs. J. A. Schwartz and Mrs. C. F. C. Laage. March 15 hostesses are Mrs. Lyle England and Mrs. Detman Neilson. Laura Bobbins Circle The Laura Robbins Circle of the W.S.C.S. met with Mrs. Frank Behne> Wednesday, Feb. 15. Ten members answered roll call. Devotions were given by Mrs. Ed Schlei. The lesson from the book, "Women of the Scripture" was given by Mrs. Dale Weisbvod. During the business meeting they made plans for the lunch which they will serve at the annual creamery meeting Saturday, Feb. 25, at the school gym. Lunch was served at the close of the afternoon. Farewell Courtesy The Ladies Aid of the Fair- vill Lutheran church had a farewell party Monday, Feb. 13, in the church basement for Mrs. Richard Hengel, who is moving March 1 to Minnesota. Husbands of the Aid members were guests. The evening was spent playing "500" at ten tables. H. R Pettit and Rev. A. F. Render won high prizes, and George Siems and Mrs. Render won low score prize. Draw prize was won by Ervin Gremniels. Mrs. Carl Beck and Mrs. Herbert Schlickelaman had charge of the program. Mrs. Ernest Votteler gave a humorous reading and presented the guests of honor with a farewell gift from the group. This was followed by a valentine exchange and a pot luck lunch. Lillian Kelly Circle The Lillian Kelly circle met Thursday, Feb. 16. with -Mrs. Fred Newel. The afternoon began with a dessert luncheon. Twelve members answered roll of "Our Favorite Hymn." Devotions were given by Mrs. Earl Lufkin. Mrs. Jack Tieman gave the lesson from the book, "Women of the Scripture." Mrs. Art Voigt had charge of the special feature which was a piano solo led by Mrs. Jack Tieman. The March meeting will meet with Mrs. Jack Tieman. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFall and John Menz visited with /Mrs. John Menz recently in the Holy Family hospital at Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Priebo returned to their home Thursday Feb. 16, from their vacation in Florida. The study group of the W.S. C.S. met Monday afternoon with Mrs. Carrie Voigt. Mrs. Lester Weisbrod led the study of the book, "Mission at the Grass Root." Six members were present. It will meet Monday afternoon with Mrs. John Theesfield. Mrs. Lester Weisbrod entertained at a social afternoon, Friday. The guests were Mesdames Forrest Flowers and Marilyn, Dale Weisbrod, Charles Weisbrod, Marold Schlei, Roland Watson, Lyle Bassett and Timmie, Ervin Krouse and Ronald, Paul Cornelius, Fred Mortensen and Byron, Jack Tiemen, Bill Hantelman, Carrie Voigt, and Wendell Rusch. A delicious lunch was served at the close of the afternoon. Rev. and Mrs. Robert Smith and family of Marathon were Friday evening dinner guests in the Rev. Flowers home. Tuesday, February 28, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines-3 SENECA NEWS Attend Last Rites Friends and relntives from a distance who came to attend the last funeral rites for Mrs. Gottlieb Krncht included Mrs. J. W. Campbell of Decatur, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob England, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Meyer, Mrs. Bena Helvig, Mr. Louie Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Hnrley Helvig,'Mr. and Mrs. John England, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben England, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer and MrT and Mrs. Verle Hunt, all of Iowa Falls; Mr. Fred Heins, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Heins, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heins, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berghofer and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Black, all of Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Norman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heins, and Mr. and Mrs. Krene Klink and Dall, all of Riceville; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mohler of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Sam DeBoer of Grand Meadow, Minn.; Mr. Lester Muesigmann of Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. Harry England of Alden; Mrs. Tipton Tennant of Ft. Dodge, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heins! of Swca City. Seneca Aid Met Mrs. Millen Jensen was hostess and Mrs. George Jensen of Ringsted co-hostess to the Seneca Ladies Aid recently at the former's home. The president of the group, Mrs. Odey Cherland, had charge of the meeting, which opened with the singing of the theme song, "Open my Eyes." Mrs. Henry Looft then conducted the Bible study based on John II with the entire group participating. Mrs. Kenneth Halyerson read an article on Christian Nature and Mrs. Otto R. Jensen reported on the boxes of clothing recently sent to Madagascar. She also read an appeal for layettes, which are needed for babies in our fields in foreign land GILLINGHAM ELECTRIC AND RADIO i moved to 310 E. State St. Bob Gillingham Jim Burda Phone 1151 Algona, Iowa IF MOVING OR STORING YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS—contact BRADY TRANSFER & STORAGE COMPANY FORT DODGE, IOWA Agents, Allied Van Lines, Inc., in your locality. Excellent equipment, competent and courteous service. Phone or write for estimate on any moving problem. MODERN'S )RY CLEANING SERVICES TO RATE WITH YOUR DATE I If she thinks you're a wonderful guy. chances are your good appearance helped your rating. Blue jeans are fine for knocking around, but for date time depend on us to keep your clothes cleaned and pressed properly. 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