The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 14, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 14, 1966
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TELEVISION IS A GREAT CONSUMER of program themes. There are just about enough shows about the medical profession, secret agents, ranchers, monsters, and cars and horses that talk. At last the time may be ripe for my long-awaited soap opera, "The Plumbers." I think I can write it without too much drain on me. - o - IF ANY GROUP OF WORKERS could stand a better public image it is the plumbers, but for a long period of my life, to write a show about them would have been highly unethical. I was never a plumber myself, but I was married to one and to laud the trade might possibly have been considered unfair, free advertising; to reveal the secrets might have been ratting on them. Now, although I still have the same husband, he has gone over into the pipe-fitting end of the game and I can tell ALLi - o - THE SCENE FOR MY SAGA OF THE SEWER, will naturally be a plumbing shop. At first glance, this may not seem nearly as exciting as the international boudoirs used for settings on the spy shows, but let me tell you some of the things that go on in plumbing shops would give you quite a wrench I - o - I'M FIGURING ON FOUR MAIN characters for the drama. First is Pierre, the Playboy Plumber. He's called that because he's always bending an elbow or hanging around some joint. He's also the villain of the show. You know, the type of workman who always keeps running back to the shop for more tools. Everybody hisses that type. - o - THEN, THERE'S HARRY, THE HELPER. He's the quiet type and hardly ever opens his trap - except in the line of duty. And there's Willard, the Welder. He's honest but poor. He's poor because he's the owner of the shop, has to meet the payroll and thus doesn't get any time-and-a-half for overtime. - o LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, IS the heroine of our drama. She's Gussie, the office girl - the best plumber's friend there ever was. I don't know about her pipes but her stems are pretty good and being so attached to her desk at the shop you might call her a plumbing fixture. All calls, furnace and otherwise, filter through Gussie. She's long since blown her gasket for Pierre, the Playboy Plumber, and thereby threads our tale. - o - THE THEME SONG OPENS OUR show. It goes, like the old Dragnet show, "Glub da, da Glub." 10:15 a. m.: Gussie reports a call from Mrs. Jones. She has a diaper clogging the stool again. "Purely routine," says Pierre, the Playboy. "Let Harry handle it." Harry picks up his tape and departs. 10:32 a. m.: Mrs. Doe reports she is having trouble with a drip at her house. Gussie privately thinks Mrs. Doe's drip is her own fault - she married him, but the trouble really seems to be in a kitchen faucet. Pierre writes her name in his little black book and says he'll take care of it two weeks from some Thursday..'.-.'. • .. "</ , 11:06 a. m.: An emergency call comes in from Mrs. Brown. She's lost a diamond ring of sentimental value and she's sure it went down the drain in the kitchen sink. Mrs. Brown's valves are fabulous so naturally, Pierre feels this is more in his line of duty. He gallantly volunteers to be dispatched on the mission. - o - MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE SHOP Gussie is gallantly carrying on. She's carrying on between the soil-pipe rack and the ductwork metal with Harry, the Helper. - o- THE SCENE SHIFTS TO THE BROWNS. Pierre has scrubbed for the operation and Mrs. Smith is assisting him in his probe. "Wrench I" he commands. Then, "Tinsnipsl We must stop this seepage!" Various foreign substances are removed from the drain. A Chore Boy, last month's light bill, a red and white sock, and three cuds of bubble gum. The moment of truth comes. Pierre suddenly looks up. There he sees the ring on the window sill where it has been all the time. He presents it to Mrs. Brown who gives him a grateful kiss. - o IT GETS EVEN MORE DRAMATIC when the husband, Mr. Brown, comes on the scene just as Pierre is smooching Mrs. Brown. Mr. Brown completely misunderstands the situation. A big fight ensues and Willard, the Welder, gets the worst of It. No, Willard wasn't there, but, as I said before, he's the owner of the shop and he not only had to pay Pierre for his time, he had to stand the loss when Mr. Brown refused to pay the plumbing bill 1 - o LEST YOU THINK WE HAVE forgotten our heroine, Gussie, she's doing pretty well for herself. Though she would rather take the plunge with Pierre who is more glamorous, she has decided it would be more fitting to marry Harry, the Helper. Being a plumber's wife would be a real relief. She's sick and tired of being called, "a Plumber's Friend 1" - o - IN AN OLD TV MOVIE the other night, "Where the Boys Are," we were reminded that this is the season the college kids come to Florida for their annual bash. We've had college kids at our house, too - Mary Ann and her friends, and although we're having lots of fun and lots of sunburn there hasn't been a single riot. Guess it's because they are good Kossuth county young people. - o DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 10 through 16, people having birthdays include Holly Haas, Doug Barr, Sylvia Smith, Harry Greenberg, Ken Cowan, Betty Schutter, Mark Ferris, Debra Johnson, Patrick Rooney, DotUe Greenberg, Shelley Smith, Zada Naudain, Patty Hopkins, Michael Ott, Hazel Prieskorn, Eleanor Mowers, Mary Goodman, Tommy Ricklefs, Vicky Stalzer, Jack Chrischilles, Lucille Hutchison, Susan Harmon, Diane Jorgenson, Gordle Schmidt, Scott Miller, Robert Stillman and Ella Hutchins. - o- TH1S WEEK'S RECIPE IS for a rather unusual casserole- Baked Chicken Puff. 2 cups cooked or canned chicken 1 can undilated cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup chicken broth or milk 1 cup cooked noodles 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 tbsp. diced pimento 1/2 cup chopped onions sauted in 1 tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. marjoram 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Combine all above Ingredients and pour into a2-quart casserole. Bake in 350 degree oven about 10 minutes. Topping: 4 eggs 1/3 cup grated Cheddar cheese Beat egg whites until stiff. Then with same beater, beat egg yolks; add cheese. Lightly fold yolks into whites and spread onto not chicken mixture. Bake 30 minutes longer. 6 servings. GRACE EASTER GUESTS of Mr. and Mrs, Fred Geigel were their son Bob and wife and three daughters, Kansas City, and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Voigt and James, Fenton. Because of the snow storm, the Geigels left for Kansas City sooner than planned. REV. ROBERT H. Forrester, pastor in the Methodist church here many years ago and retired In 1949, died March 31, at Boulder, Colo. He was 91 and services were held for him at Boulder and burial at Denver. He is survived by three sons and two daughters. MR. AND MRS. John Love were visited Easter by the latter's brother and isister-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Bottelson, Northwood. MR. AND MRS. August Schmidt had as Easter guests their sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Moore and families. MR. AND MRS. Eldon Moore spent Easter at Rolfe with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manly Johnson. A FAMILY dinner was held Easter at Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dutton's at Burt. In attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johannsen, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nelson, daughter Linda, and her classmate, a student from Hawaii. 8-Alflona (la.) Upp«r D« Mdlnti tnuriday, April 14, 1966 Sexton Family Has Big Week Of Activities SEXTON - The past week has had a number of unusual events for the Everett Steven family. Their son, Rick, has been transferred to New York for his final indoctrination course before being sent to Germany where he may be spending the next 2 1/2 years, courtesy of the U.S. Army. The highlight of Craig Steven's week was a visit at the court house to see his father in action as foreman of the jury on a case being tried. His parents hope he was impressed with it all in spite of the fact the jury was recessed shortly after his arrival. Mrs. Steven made good use of her special singing ability with an appearance with the County Chorus at a rural women's meeting, a solo at a W. S. C. S. breakfast meeting and joining the Methodist church choir for Good Friday and Easter services. Mrs. A. Genrich of LuVerne accompanied the Steven family to Charles City for a visit at the Robert Kless home now that they have moved Into town. Mr. and Mrs. Steven and family joined other members of the Steven family and the Gilbert Ben- schoters at the Leo Steven home for Easter dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Steven accompanied the Claude Ruarks and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shllts to Woodburn for the Eastern Star initiation of Mrs. Ruark's sister. - o - Last Sunday was the big day at the Art Hix home when a large number of relatives gathered to celebrate the confirmation of Sharon Hix at the Presbyterian church and dinner at the Hix home. It's a good thing Jack Weder- quist is the kind of fellow who remembers anniversaries, so he wasn't embarrassed by the unusual reminder they had on that day last week. Mrs. Weder- quist's bridesmaid called from New York to wish them well on their anniversary. Sexton Friendly Club met at the home ol Mrs. Elmer Phillips, but the roll call of a memorized poem was forgotten in the many tales of how did you survive without electricity for three days. There didn't seem to be too much "suffering" from the ordeal but an awful lot of frustration because of all the things that couldn't be done those three days without lights. Of course, it was worth it because of all the resulting family togetherness it enforced, in some cases, all gathered around the gas stove in the kitchen. Since news of the storm was quite widespread, we don't expect Mary McMahon to be coming back, from Dallas for another month. The April meeting of the club will be at the home of Mrs. Nell Opheim with the revealing of secret sisters, John Stratton and Mrs. Clarence Huff accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stratton of Thornton to Mallard to attend the funeral of Mr. Stratton's brother- in-law, Ben Prochaska, Mr. Prochaska was killed In a freak tractor accident on the street at Mallard while helping to move a building. Mrs. Nell Opheim spent Easter with her brother's family, the Strother Wises at Mason City, but didn't have to worry about driving in the snow storm as she accompanied the Clair Hoveys who spent the day at the Garnet Pickard home there. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Zaugg of Algona also had dinner at the Pickards and arrived later to tell the family that it was snowing here when they left and moving that way. The Sexton store remodeling is still confined to getting the house part in shape to live in, but the work would surely go a little faster without so many bystanders to engage the workers in conversation. Word received from former residents, the Bob Kelleys, this week told of the death of Mrs. Kelley's mother at Jolley March 26 after a long illness. The Kelleys are planning on comWn- ing their vacation with a business trip Bob is going to make to California in June, but haven't decided as yet if they could take five kids in a car for 30 days or not, Here's hoping they find time to stop on their way through from Wisconsin. Titonkan Namtd Walter Baade, Titonka, has been hired by North Central Public Service as their Titonka representative. Construction of the new natural gas system in Titonka is expected to start about May 1. Both girls attend Morningside College, Sioux City, also Mr. and Mrs. Glen teeter, Burt, Mr. and Mrs, Wayne Schichtl, Marshalltown, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schichtl, Brltt. MR. AND MRS. Luther Fairbanks Jr., have been visited by the former's brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. JackRaedy, Saginaw, Mich. They spent Easter at the Fairbanks, ST., farm and were accompanied by Marie Grover. MR. AND MRS. J. J. Atherton had as Easter guests their sons and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Atherton, Carpenters* ville, Hi., and Brian, Buena Vista College. MR. AND MRS. W. C. Irelan returned last Wednesday from Riverside, Calif, where they visited their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Middleton and family. DELPHIAN MEETING The Delphian club will meet April 19 with Mrs. Matthew Streit. The foreign exhange student Sauna Svedman of Stockholm, Sweden will give a talk on her native home. BRIDGE CLUB Mrs. E. B. Carlson is entertaining her bridge club Thursday evening. CARDS AT COOKS Mrs. Russell Cook entertained her bridge club Wednesday afternoon. THURSDAY CARDS Mrs. fed Chrischilles will be hostess to her bridge club Thursday evening. COUPLE CLUB Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gilmore are entertaining their couple club Friday at the Eagle Relays at Saturday evening. Eagle Relays Algona high school's track team will take off the wraps this Eagle Grove. Coach Don Camenisch and his team, made up mostly of underclassmen, have been holding regular workouts, but have not competed in a meet yet. 2 HOMES Owners Say Sal)! 1 — 3 bedroom, 1501 E. McGregor on two lots. Owner moving. Immediate possession. Living room carpeted. Large dining room, '/a bath. Up — 3 bedrooms and bath. Good basement. Double garage attached. New, low, low price $9,900 2 — 3 bedroom 1 story, 612 E. Chubb. Extra clean, economical to own Close to schools BARGAIN PRICE Herbst Real Estate JOEL M. HERBST & TED S. HERBST Real Estate Brokers (over Penney's) . 295-3733 NOTICE WE ARE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS FOfe ALLCAR BEARINGS, FAN BELTS, OIL FILTERS, IGNITION PARTS, ETC. SEE OR CALL US TODAY FOR EXCEPTIONAL PRICES ON THESE ITEMS. Ken's Auto Service PLYMOUTH-VALIANT SALES AND SERVICE "AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REBUILDERS" 1023 NO. MAIN ALGONAl fI r;i h«11 n s SPR[t>() FASHION aEAKANCE Out They Go 100 Early Spring DRESSES Values To $10.00 ... NOW '5.00 Values To $12 00 ... NOW '9.00 Valu« To $16.00 ... NOW 11.00 A SELECT GROUP OF LADIES HATS REDUCED NOW IN STOCK A Complete Range of Sizes, Styles and Colors of WRANGLER JEANS SAVE 20% SPRING COATS all better coats reduced for quick clearance 20*24*28 Values to 35,00 GIRLS' FASHIONS DRESSES Select group of early 20% • Petites • Misses • Juniors Half Sizes Reduced spring dresses reduced Values To $8,00 COATS Save 25% Entire Stock Childrens Coats - Wools - Plaids , Reduced 25% OFF Values To $14.00 Off SHOE SALE DARK COLORS IN FLATS HIGH HEELS FOR LADIES, CHILDREN SHOES REDUCED ALSO Now Priced 2.22 to '4.50

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