The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1950 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1950
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--—... 15, a faftiiliar a statement by husbands who have a just dug down deep for Uncl Sam's share is, "We just have t< cut down on our expenses." Ev ery wife knows that it is then up to her to cut a few corners in the household items. We weren't hi very Hard at our house due to our medical expenses for our 194! baby. We have always maintained that she would still be a bargain • • *_ j «««.»* oviA* fc/c a u=ti t;au if we had had to pay many times the amount it cost to save her, but it is nice to know that she was responsible for a big fat tax deduction. Benjamin Franklin wrote, "Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." That is our department, girls. Keeping watch over the little expenses. We all have our pet economies. Some of us save mortey by a knack with the needle, and how I wish 1 had more skill along that line. However, we are blesdsd with a grandmother who can take an old beaten up coat or dress and make really nice clothes for the children. The only trouble is that she has so many grandchildren. * • * Lavonne Post makes beautiful clothes for her son and daughter, professionally tailored clothes for herself and she even runs up good looking sport shirts for her husband. She finishes a garment in about the same time it takes me to figure out the directions on the pattern. * * * There is an old saying that woman can throw away more with a spoon than a man can bring in with a shovel. The kitchen is a good place to practice economy. You can save enough to splurge on steak occasionally ii you watch the leftovers. The home economists at Iowa State college prefer to call them plan- overs. The idea is to take the leftover food and disguise it so „-., but I try to stay undei wu ? ec ? amou nt for groceries. What ls your pet economy? I would appreciate hearing from you whether it is sewing, saving food, getting extra wear from clothing, leftover recipes or whatnot. Wnile we are on the subject, i think I had better turn off thai, lamp that is now burning in our unoccupied living room. \ * - • \ the man of the house doesn'1 suspect that you have just cleaned out the refrigerator. At our house that works with varying results. Sometimes I hit upon something really good and sometimes the man of the house eats it in kind of a stunned silence. •' • * The bread box taxes my imagination in planning so that bread may not be wgsted. There an* always a few slices left from each Joaf that get too hard to serve. My grandmother taught me that ~ •*, o*«••«*«•"».«»'-» bau&in me uiui Liijitj wiicii vnc en it> iSjSrsjn Jo, burn bread-and wifhu have to wear boots, all the hunger in the world, T snowpants isn't too far off think she is right. I roll the bread for crumbs, make bread pudding and stuffing, but I always have a big sack of dry bread left over. Any ideas on the subject would be welcome. • * * It is possible to save a great ieal by careful shopping, It helps a great deal to read the ads in this paper before you start. (I couldn't resist that plug for the U.D.M.). Some homemakers say that budgeting is a good way to keep down household expenses LOST IT, A former Denison resident, Ceil DeWitt, now of Omaha, waited Or months for his insurance dividend check to arrive. Finally it :ame. He cashed the check and a ifct» UUWIA j*uuai.-iii>tu i-A|jvii9t^A. few minutes later, lost his bill- Does it work? We don't live by fold with $200 in it. Week's Recipe: This week's recipe is our laiest alternate for the usual Monday Meat Pie using Sunday's leftover roast. The six-year-old calls them roW-ups. Take 1 cup biscuit mix, add a scant half cup of milk and roll into an oblong about V 4 inch thick. Grind 1 cup or so of leftover roast beef, pork or smoked nam. Moisten with leftover gravy or milk and spread on the biscuit dough, roll up and slice. Bake in a 400 degree oven about 20 minutes. This can be served plain >r with a sauce of mushroom or .omato soup. If I am using ham for the meat, I spread the.dough with prepared mustard and serve with a sauce of creamed peas. A ittle onion ground with the beef goes well. With roast pork leftovers, the family usually prefers hem made into Chow Mein. * * * Your letters give me a great aeal of pleasure. This week I re- eivea one from Mrs. Wade Ball if Algona about the box elder >ug problem. She says cutting lown the box elder trees is not a olution. She says, "We do not lave a box elder tree on the form, but we have bugs by the hundreds, over the curtains, in the light fixtures, over the floor and everywhere. I know of a party who paid out $20 to have a tree cut down—the answer, still bugs." Come to think of it, I don t think we have a box elder tree in the neighborhood either, but we still have bugs also. The oiner day 1 was watcm'ng what I thought was a box elder bug at the library, but June Mawdsley Fred Dau, 86, Rites March 15 At Whittemore . Whittemore — Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Fred Dau, 86, with a short service at the home of his d f "ghter, Mrs. John Ruhnke. and at 2:00 p. m. at the Lutheran jnurch m Fenton. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Fenton beside his wife. Rev. W. H. Fried- nek officiated. Mr. Dau passed away at the lome of his daughter, Monday, er, onay, March 13. after a lingering ill- . ness. He was born April 11. 1864, in Germany. He came to this country with his parents when a small child, and for a few years they resided in Illinois, coming to Iowa they homesteaded % of a mile northwest of Fenton where he grew to manhood. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Immanuel Lutheran church in Lotts Creek, by the Rev. E. H Scheips, in March 1880. On November 21, 1890, he was 'U marria e e to Mary Ram' who P assed away in July, , who knows a great deal about nature study, said it was a different bug entirely. We were interrupted before I could ask her what it was, but maybe the ones have noticed around here are not box elder bugs, either. • • • The first robin of spring as far as I am concerned, was pointed out to me today by Robert Percival while he was playing in the yard with our son. Maybe the time when the child'ren won't mittens and . — far off. Best of all, they will be able to spend a great deal of time out-of-doors, measles permitting. One robin doesn't make a spring, but it does make a person take n more >ptimistic viewpoint. — GRACE After the death of his wife. Mr. Dau lived for a few years in Fenton, later he lived with his daughters who survive to mourn his T u "• and tar <?-' Amanda, Mrs. John Ruhnke, Whittemore; Dora, M n s- Henrian Dreyer, Fenton; and .2' M , rs ' Adol P h Pert! of Ringsted. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchil- Tu n- ,r° ne sister - Minne, Mrs. John Helgens, preceded him in death. Pallbearers were Everett Drever, Ernest Mueller, F. W. Jentz Arthur Krause, Arthur Luedtke, and William Eimers. After 18 Years Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keene and family returned home from Oakland, Cal., Wednesday, where •£ »5 ent ri he six weeks visiting with Mrs. Keene's parents. While in California, Joe looked up his brother, Clifton Keene, whom he had not seen for 18 years. Baptismal Dinner Roger Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyer, was baptized by Rev. P. G. Weinhold last week Sunday. Sponsors were Mrs. time: Ruhnke and Robert Dreyer Jr. Dinner guests for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dreyer Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dreyer Jr., and son, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anliker and daughter, of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ruhnke and daughter, and Mrs. Mathilda Meyer. Lotts Cretk Lassies The Lotts Creek Lassies 4-H club held its meeting Saturday, March 11, at the home of Emmogene Ostwalt, .who .was also hostess. • - • Eight members answered roll call. Bernadette Fandel gave a talk, and another talk on picture framing was given by the leader. Following the business meeting, a delicious lunch was served. The next meeting will be held at the home of Joan Bisenius, April 5. 37th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary, Sunday, with a 1 o'clock dinner. Dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ollom of Burt, Harold and.Rosella Voigt, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Lorehz Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Espe and family. Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer, Mrs. Ruth Schultz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seely and family. Out Of Hospital Friends of Pat Carper will be § leased to learn that he will be ack on his farm in three weeks. Mr. Carper was released from the hospital in Omaha, three weeks ago and at present is staying with his father in Syracuse, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fuchsen. who visited with him over the weekend, stated that he is in a very much improved condition. He was hospitalized 'in Algons and Omaha, for 111 days following a shot gun accident last fall that necessitated the amputation of his leg. Ralp Nichols, accompanied by Joe Schumacher, drove to Minneapolis, last week where they went to get repair for the steam boiler in the Tri-County Drying plant. Mike Thill moved his household to the William Dietrick home Thursday. Mrs. Grace Mueller moved into her home vacated by the Thill's, Friday. Clete Mueller moved into the apartment vacated by his mother. Bert Shellmeyer moved from the Wallace Simpson farm into an apartment last week. The immediate families of Mr and Mrs. William Meyer, Sr gathered at their home last week Friday evening to celebrate the 71st birthday of their father. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer, Jr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer and son, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Behnke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Meyer of Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb and family, of Lotts Creek, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Meyer and family of Rodman. Cards were played, and lunch was served. Mrs. George Meyer received word that her brother-in-law, Nick Lpoft of Armstrong, but now visiting with his children in Spokane, Wash., suffered a stroke last week. He is unable to use his limbs on his left side and unable to talk. In a deal made Monday, Ellsworth Heidenwith sold his house and lots on Highlawn Addition to Dean Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer will move into their new home in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Behnke left Wednesday morning by automobile for Decatur, 111., where they will spend several weeks with their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. James Waller and family. Mrs. Ellsworth Heidenwith spent from Monday until Wednesday at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Elsie Bartley, in Gilmore City. Mrs. Bartley ha been ill and needed someone to stay with her. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Swanson drove to Mason City, Thursday where they took their son, Leo to the Park hospital for a check up. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Mergen and son, James and Joseph, the latte two of Algona, and Mr. and Mrs George Gengler, attended the funeral of Steven Mergen in Bloomington, Wis., last Saturday The latter was a brother of Nick Mergen. Mr. jnd Mrs. Arthur Potratz of Cedar Falls spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Potratz, here, arid with Mrs. Mitchell in Algona, mother of Mrs. Potratz. A friendly host 'to travelers... wherever you go, refresh at the familiar red cooler // either tew.,, both mtan thi lartu tfuiif. ^ tOTUEP VHDH AUIHOIinr OrTH|*60C4-COl4 COMfANr I* MINERAL SPRINGS BQTTIING CQMPANY-HUMBQIQT, IOWA 0 ISM. TM Cew-GjU Orville Holdren Named Director * Union Dist. No. 7 Four Corners — At the school election Tuesday of last week at Union District No. 7, Orville Holdren was elected director. Harley Troutman has been director the past several years. Joan Alexander and Shirley Holdren took part in the piano recital at the Presbyterian church ln Algona last Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan helped their son, Verl, and family move last Saturday to the Mrs Nettie Rich home in Algona. The Verl Harlans had been living in the house bought by the John Sabins. .Mrs Everett Witham helped Mrs. Wallace Simpson paper, Friday. Pupils and Teacher Mary Fraser of Union District No. 7 school had a birthday party for Walter Smith at the school house Friday afternoon. The Fred Plumbs moved to their new home, at the Bud Nelson farm in the Good Hope neighborhood last Wednesday. Mr. Plumb, who has been renting the Win. Drayton farm the past three vears, recently purchased the Nelson farm. Mr. and Mrs. Drayton, who have lived in Algona the past several years, moved back to their farm the same day. Mr. and Mrs. John Rich and Mr. and Mrs. George Rich, Joan and Gail, were Sunday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Light at Bricelyn, Minn. Thci Lights were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Other guests included the Howard Vande Grifts and Howard's mother of Albert Lea, and the Donald Nelsons, also of Albert Lea. Mrs. Light is a twin sister of John Rich, and a daughter of Mrs. Nettie Rich, Algona. , Mr. and Mrs. Gleri Cowing, son Merlin, Bancroft, the Leo Platts and William Lamuths, Algona, were Sunday dinner guests at the Edward Riches. Mr. and Mrs. John Sabm and June moved last Saturday to the Fenton, moved to the Sabin farm. Tuatdoy, March 21, 1950 home they recently purchased in Algona. The Sabins' son, Leo, who has farmed the past two years on the Louis Lowman farm hear Alflono UpfW fot Mohw-5 26 YEARS At Brooklyn, rural route carrier Lloyd Wells retired recently after 26 years of service as a mail carrier. •for aching backs PHONE 229 I With a SURGE PARLOR STALL You Milk STANDING UP. > You Avoid STOOPING and SQUATTING. \ You take a lot of BACK ACHES out of Your dairy chores. lull! undw OKI or mor» of the following paltnti, 3,477.033, Dti. 137,590. «.. 2},368 and R«. 22,637. Find out about the Surge System NOW... how it raves time, labor and building cost, lessens the danger of kicking cows... make! milking more sanitary. PHONE,CALL OR WRITE * . * * * *^Lmde Implement Co. ^* Swea City, Iowa YOUR SUROE SERVICE'DEALER SEE BACK PAGE OF FARM & HOME ROTO SECTION FOR SPECIAL "SURGE" ANNOUNCEMENT NOW ITS BLOSSOM OUT Lou've seen it happen with the family down the street, the friends across town, the folks you went to school with. They started out, as most folks do, with a car of modest size—and still more modest price. Maybe they moved themselves up a bit, step by step, to the top- bracket models in that particular price range. Ihen they discovered something. It doesn't cost much more—sometimes no more-to really blossom out in a Buick. It's not such a long stretch to take command of a great-hearted valve- imhead straight-eight —to move into the room and restfulness and steady going of a Buick-to cloak yourself in styling that's today's height of highway fashions. You can know the good, satisfying feel of a Buick wheel in your hand -you can have the gentleness of soft coil springs on all four wheels -you can revel in the handiness of cars that are big in room and big in repute, yet traflic-sized and easy to park and put away. Maybe-who knows till you inquire?-you can manage the magic silkiness of Dynaflow Drive* in all its 1°5() perfection —of a certainty you'll find the model that's twin to your heart's desire among the many choices Buick gives you for 1950. So why not make this your year to blossom out in a Buick, as so many have before you? Why not *Sta*<itrJ c« Hti.lUM,\STEH. optional al ,n ra Ml an HUPtlt ai,J SftCIA L iW./j. fi/na la HINRY J. TAYLOR, ABC N.l*ofl. ,»,,, Man. find out the dollars-and-cents story of Buick — it even includes some very happy figures on gas economy — from your own Buick dealer? See him now, will you -and help yourself to some real fun this season! 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