The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 12, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 12, 1966
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tiTAiltSHIB IMS ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1966 2nd Stttton IN THE SPRING, A YOUNG MAN'S fancy lightly turns to what the girls have been thinking of all winter - love. An older man's fancy is apt to turn to thoughts of fishing, and a housewife looks afound, sees the winter's accumulation of grime, and thinks of cleaning house. That can get mighty fancy, also. - o THERE ARE TWO SCHOOLS OF thought regarding housecleaning. One is the time-tested method of going all-out twice a year, turning everything upside-down and inside-out, scrubbing everything from the walls to the keyholes, and then putting the whole thing back together again. This method is hard on the back, terrible for the disposition and if husbands and kids know what is good for them, they'll stay completely out of sight until the big upheaval is over. - o - THIS METHOD HAS ITS DISADVANTAGES, it is true, but some homemakers feel they are entirely overshadowed by the wonderful, virtuous feeling that comes when the whole process is completed. To have each room from the cellar to the attic, spotlessly clean all at the same time. What a satisfaction I - o THE OTHER METHOD IS A KIND of perpetual housecleaning. You know, where you do one room at a time, or one major housecleaning job such as all the windows or all the floors. When the floors are all clean, the slipcovers look dingy against them, and when you get the slipcovers clean you just have to do something about the curtains. By the time the last room is cleaned, the first room is dirty again and you start over. You don't have the big mess you do with the all-out method, but you never really have everything clean at the same time. - o THE PERPETUAL METHOD IS A good one to follow if you also-have an outside job and can't afford a whole week to houseclean. Husbands aren't quite so disturbed when you use this method but that can be a disadvantage, too. Sometimes they come home when the little woman has been knocking herself out all day doing some job that doesn't show on the surface such as cleaning the cupboards and closets and, naturally the rest of the house stays real messy. At those time he takes one look and asks, "What in the world did you do all day f At such times, Grace recommends a quick clout on the head with the nearest heavy iron fry pan. - o ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT, a clean house takes work by sombeody. But from talking with some of my older friends, we gals don't know what labor is unless we can remember housecleaning in the "old days." - o WHEN MOTHER WAS A GIRL, they had the same grimey windows, dusty rugs and soiled curtains we do, without the de tergents, vacuum cleaners, and inexpensive dry cleaning of today. And they had those heating stoves with the stovepipes. They had to be put up during fall housecleaning and taken down (with all the accumulated soot) during spring housecleaning, plus putting stove-black on everything. I'm glad I wasn't' keeping house in those days. - o - HOUSECLEANING TIME WAS WHEN they did the parlor, I'm told. In fact, housecleaning time was one of the few times they went into the room, excepting when the preacher called or when there was a wedding or a funeral in the family. Mother has told me of taking up the carpet, hanging it on the line and giving it a good beating. (Editor's Note - Amen! The kids did it, me for one I) Then fresh straw was put under it, and the rug tacked back down for another year. Beating rugs was still acceptable when I was a child, but it wasn't too long after that everybody agreed that pounding the things was bad for the rug's backing to say nothing of blistering the rug-beater's hands. - o - THERE ARE THREE THINGS I envy the homemakers of mother's day. They are the availability of hired girls, her roomy attic, and the tacit assumption that once a woman was a horn emaker, that was a full-time job. She didn't have to go to an office and make trial balances, she didn't have to belong to the P. T. A., League of Women Voters, or the women's group of her political party. She didn't have to be a Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader, gracious hostess or champion golfer. Just so she kept her floors clean enough to eat off of and put out a good white wash very early Monday morning. But I guess no matter what generation of homemakers you belong to, you still have problems. It just ain't ever easy 1 - o - I HAD A PHONE CALL LAST night from Texas from one of my friends who used to live here, Helen Leese. Her husband, Harry, works in Minneapolis and a while back he was a bit disgusted at having to pay a traffic violation ticket for $14 in a town in Iowa. Helen asked him what the name of the town was and he said, "Algona." She told him, "For heaven's sake, that's the place Esther is always talking about." I sympathized a little, but I said he should have mentioned my name in Bill Finn's court. Then he might have had to pay a fine of only $151 - o DURING THE WEEK OF May 8 through 14, people having birthdays include Doreen Mowers, G. W. Stillman, Philip McBride, M, E. Milder, Jerry Thuente, Ruth Thuente, Lisa Straub, George Scuffham, Patrice Lierley, Beth Freese, Marilyn Dau, Laura Palmer, Harley Troutman, Charles Harmon, Janell McGlnnls, Scott Voyles, Linda Percival, Glee Pitcher, Don Ferris, Ryan Lynch, Peggy Dutton, Dorothy Dewel, Ray Johnson, Marjorie Davis, Evelyn Bickert, Richard Mawdsley, Darline Orton and Paul McBride. Wedding anniversaries include Mr. and Mrs. Walt Hagen, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mehke, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woods. - o THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS FOR Lemon Pudding Salad: 1 can lemon pie filling (or 1 pkg.) 1 envelope Dream Whip dessert topping mix 1/2 tsp. lemon flavoring 1 can fruit cocktail, drained Other fruits, if desired Prepare the topping mix according to directions. Combine with lemon pie filling and lemon flavoring. Drain the fruit cocktail and fold into mixture. Sliced bananas, drained pineapple and marshmallows may be added. Chill well and serve in lettuce cups. Be sure the lemon pie filling is extremely thick as you need a thick consistency to give the mixture body. GRACE To Install New W5CS Officers LuVerne, May II! LUVERNE - The Woman's Society of Christian Service met at the Methodist church. Mrs. Dale Zentner, general chairman, presided, Officers elected will be Installed at the May 18 meeting. Devotions were led by Mrs. Frances Shorey, Hosts were Mrs. Lucinda Stone, Mrs. Elden Guess, Mrs. Bryan Stewart, Mrs. Chester Sill and Miss Grace Llchty. - o The monthly meeting of the Good Will Club was held April 21 in the basement rooms of the LuVerne Co-op Elevator with hostesses Miss Luella Blumer and Mrs. Alvin Weber. Mrs. Weber presided. The entertainment was in charge of Mrs. Raymond Nelson. Guests were Mrs. Woodrow Johnson, Irvington, Mrs. Theodore Johnson, Mrs. Otto Jagels, Mrs. John Pergande and Mrs. Marvin Reding. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Guy had as guests, Mrs. Margaret Anderson and children of Mason City, recently. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Larson are parents of an 8 lb., 11 oz., daughter, born April 19, at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Larson of Humboldt, formerly of LuVerne, are grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Stewart have returned from a vacation trip to Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. They visited a week in Springfield, Mo., with Mr. Stewart's sister, Mrs. R. A. Talbert and family. The fifth grade of the LuVerne Community school and their teacher, Mrs. Selvig, visited the Grotto at West Bend and Mrs. Harold Meyer drove the bus for the 27 members of the class. LeRoy Calkins celebrated his fifth birthday and guests were Mrs. Gerald Ramus, Billy, Bobby, Andrea, Lori and Lisa ; Mrs. Jerry Stille, Denise and Rodney; Mrs. Otto Lawson; and Otto and Freddie Cook of Des Moines. Mrs. Lucinda Stone, Mrs. Wm. Goetsch, Mrs. Alvin Weber, Mrs. Ralph Davidson, Mrs. Cliff Bjustrom, Mrs. Faye Lichty, and Mrs. Bryan Stewart were recent guests of the Woman's Society of Christian Service in the Renwick Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. James Mallory were recent weekend guests of friends, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Manchester, St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. MelvinKubly was honored with a housewarming in their new home when her canasta group came with refreshments and a gift of a covered candy dish. Mrs. Frank Gronbach had high score and Mrs. Kubly low. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maas went to Homestead, Iowa to attend the DELEGATE Robert Wagner, son of the Rev. and Mrs- Harold Wagner of Buckingham, has been chosen by Methodist Bishop James Thomas as one of 100 youths Carol Arndorfer To Milwaukee As Dental Asst. from the United States to be a delegate to the first World Con* ference of Methodist Youth in Bath, England and the World Methodist Conference to be held in London, England, next August. Carol Arndorfer, above, recently graduated from the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis as a Medical Dentist Assistant - Receptionist and has accepted a position in a dental office in Milwaukee, Wise. She is the daughter of Clarence Arndorfers, Algona. funeral of his uncle, Dietriech Maas, 81. His wife and four children survive. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence 0. Miller had as recent guests Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Martin of Newell. They attended the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Mr. Martin is a former superintendent of the Lu- Verne Community school. iiiiiHimiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimtiiiiiiiiHiiiiiii [PORTLAND By Mrs. Victor Fitch Mr. and Mrs. Caryl Owen and family of Winnebago, Minn., were Sunday visitor sand supper guests in the Paul Arend home. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Arend of Algona were also evening visitors. Mrs. Harold Becker, Mrs. Tom Trenary and Mrs. Bill Trenary went to Mason City Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Christensen and family of LaCrosse, Wise., were visiting relatives in Iowa over the weekend. They visited in the Billy Christensen home Saturday and were Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mrs. Elvira Christensen, Sunday as were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Christensen and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen and family. Mary Eden was a Saturday coffee guest of Mrs. Tony Jandl. Mrs. Tony Jandl received a phone call from her daughter, the George Sengbuschsof Milaca, Minn. They are getting ready for the graduation of their oldest son. The Ervin Elmers family have all been sick the past week with the flu. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson called at the James Andersen WANT A STRONG BOOT •THAT'S LIGHTWEIGHT TOO? > Wolverine boots are built lightweight and strong from the ground , up. Feature this under your foot. Tough neoprene and crepe soles with steel shanks for extra support, dry soft-stay soft leather uppers with rip-proof nylon stitching. Sound good? Try a pair. > They'll keep you light on your feet... anywhere! *port *nd flttd booti WILLIAMS home, Algona, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Batt and little daughter were Tuesday- visitors of Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy. Mr. and Mrs. Batt are stationed at a camp in Kentucky. They came for the funeral of the mother, Mrs. William Batt of Burt. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Erickson of Rodman were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy and Paul and Mrs. Robert Wood and Randy were Sunday after noon callers. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson went to Algona to attend the open house of the new model home and later visited in the home of Mrs. Effie Teeter. Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dlttmer were also Sunday visitors in the home of Mrs. Teeter. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Eckels were Saturday evening visitors in the P. W. Marlow home. The Eckels and Marlows visited Mrs. William Glfford in Burt, who has been quite 111 the past two weeks. They also visited Grandma Marlow at the rest home in Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Melster, Bill and Eugene and Mary Goetz of Osage, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Meister and Bret went to Templeton on Sunday where they attended the 49th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Bernard Meister's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Cox. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Meister and Bret and Bill Meister stopped enroute home at Callendar to visit the Dennis Cox family. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Steven went to Mason City Thursday where Mrs. Steven consulted a doctor. Mrs. Jay Steven and Mrs. Bernadine Opheim and children went to Algona Saturday and visited Mrs. Walter Steven. Mrs. Lawrence Govern Is feeling better at this writing, but Is confined to her bed at home. Recent visitors in the Govern home were her sister, Sister Sheila of Davenport and Sister Euchar- ista of Ottumwa and brother, Frank Murphy of Des Moines. Lawrence Govern and his sister, Mrs. Milton Farrow of Lakota, left for Cleveland, Ohio Monday where they will attend the funeral of their cousin, John Roddy. Mrs. Floyd Yackle and Mary visited Mrs. Lawrence Govern Monday and helped out in the Govern home. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fitch, Joan and /Mien of Renwick, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grosser and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grower and Randy of West Bend were Sunday dinner guests In the Victor Fitch home. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Andreasen Joined them for an afternoon lunch. "If your conscience won't stop you, pray for cold feet." What to do about obscene or other offensive phone calls We are very nnu-h concerni'd nbout these calls. Should you happen to receive any. the following simple guidelines provide an effective way for you to stop them: 1. Hang up— if the raller does not say anything. — at the first obscene word or improper personal question. — if the caller does not identify himself to your satisfaction. 2. Don't keep talking to the caller- what he really wants is an audience. Don't he that audience. Rememhcr, I/OH are in control of your phone. You can end any conversation simply by hnntfinK up. By following these guidelines, you can usually discourage someone from continuing to call you. If the calls do persist, call the Telephone Business Office. We want to help in investigating and apprehending these callers. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company Are truck buyers particular? <;\ir TRl-CKS We hope so! When a businessman or farmer considers buying a truck, his investment entitles him to be quite particular. We don't feel he should be limited to choose between only two or three trucks in stock. That's why we carry so many types of trucks. Truck shortage? Not here. We have a CMC to suit your needs - and at a price you can afford. Stop in and look over our long line of dependable and durable GMC trucks. And be particular , . . Joe Bradley Epuipment AUGONA.IOWA Algong

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