The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1966
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WHEN WE RETURNED HOME FROM our vacation, there was »h* rfii.*"? 11 * f ° r me from Mrs> Hubert MarMng telling us of SV^m Mar S aret Durant. I had been looking forward to a visit vrtth Miss Durant when I got to Algona, but her funeral fc J*T g Just as we arrlved - Mrs. Marking wrote that sne had begun typing Margaret's poetry in 1940, and in the past ten years since coming back to Algona had resumed doing it. I will certainly miss it," she said, "as well as Margaret." - o - MY ACQUAINTANCE WITH MARGARET DURANT'S work began in. Ruth Messenger's high school English class. Shortly after that, we got our overshoes mixed at the beauty parlor and it was then that I made her acquaintance personally, There was quite a difference in our age group, marital status and specific interests, but I always thought we still had a lot in common and I enjoyed the friendship. - o WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT Miss Durant's passing during our Algona visit, several people mentioned that they were surprised that she was as old as she was. 1 have to confess that 1 hadn't really thought much about it for I always considered her sort of ageless. She could remember much about Algona's pioneer days but there was an imaginative, fresh, fey quality about her that is usually associated with children with a lot of widsom that comes with age. - o - MISS DURANT DID SOME club and church programs forme and in 1954 when we needed just the right poem to open the Centennial Revue, we drafted Margaret Durant to write it. We hadn't consulted much about the contents of the script that followed or what was wanted for the prologue, but at our first interview, Margaret came up with her poem starting, "Far down the echoing corridors of time - " and it was just right. "I can change it here and there," Margaret said. "If there is anything I'm good at it is tinkering with poetry." She didn't need to; it was perfect as it was. - o- MISS DURANT WAS ALWAYS UNFAILINGLY courteous. When we lived in Algona she frequently called me with a comment about the column or a news item and she never failed to preface her remarks with, "Is it convenient for you to talk right now?" After we moved away, many were the times when my day was brightened by her notes of encouragement, many of them saying, "We still miss you in Algona." I've saved them all, together with her Christmas booklets and other poems, but with my horribly inefficient filing system, I can't lay my hands on all of them right now. - o- HONORSI CAME TO MARGARET DURANT during her lifetime, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if much of her work would live MafS ^' ? e Was pbet Laureate of Iowa ' President of the National Poetry League, organizer of the ChappareU Poets and her work sold widely even in this day of scant recompensation T r -r,u 1 ? 1Usei My favorite Margaret Durant poem is "Christ in The Dime Store," a very non-trite expression of the Christmas message, but perhaps this poem at this time best sums up Margaret Durant's philosophy. It's called, "When No One Shall Recall." I feel free to use it, for Margaret so often said or wrote to me ,«ri e u loved to have people ^ uote her work, so long as they credited her-a sentiment I share completely. - o - r "WHEN NO ONE SHALL RECALL" When no one shall recall the songs I made to hold against forgetfulness of golden afternoon, I shall not long repine j For mine was echoed song, A wistful, age-old rune that beauty we would fain possess be not a poignant debt to life unpaid; For silver-shod arpeggios sweet have played on other questing And stress of yearning been attune to rhythms strong and fine; So twine the mystic thong of life and love, its boon; I count it all my own redress when no one shall recall the sontrs I made. & Margaret Durant - o - UI-M!^^* ^^ ^^K OF August 21 through 27, people having birthdays include Greg Duncan, Mary Lou Nitchals, Mark Nitchals, Pat Montag, Gary Green, Joan Leaneagh, Barbara Mulso, Misty Lloyd, John Reid, J. I. Merryman, Edward Sindelar, Chris Conn, Verna Wellendorf, Pat Wetzel Jordan, Barry Watkins, Jo Ellen Milder, Rex Taylor, Jean Shey, Roscoe Mawdsley, Richard Olsen Jo Ann Thuente, Larry Teeter, Sara Snyder, Mary Corrine Smith Kristy Elmore, Kathy Bay, Dorothy Muckey, John Snyder, Terry Struecker, Rose Scanlan, Nelda Finn and August Schmidt. Wedding anniversaries include Mr. and Mrs. Art Ashton, Mr. Qtlrf Rflt»e» TlJjil.. n.*L.«_J_l »• « _ «. __ * Mr. and - o - I FOUND THIS WEEK'S RECIPE in some recipes for low fat and low cholesterol, but it is so good you can use it even if you don't give a darn about either factor. It's for Sweet and Sour Meat Loaf, 1 Ib. ground round beef 1 medium onion, minced 12 saltine crackers, crushed Generous dash of pepper 1/2 tsp, salt 1 — 8 oz. can tomato sauce 2 egg whites 2 tbsp. vinegar 1/4 tsp. dry mustard 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2/3 cup water. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9-inch pie plate or baking dish, thoroughly mix together beef, minced onion, crushed crackers pepper, salt., 1/2 cup tomato sauce and egg whites. Form a round loaf. Mix together remaining tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard and brown sugar; pour over meat loaf, pour water around edge of loaf Bake one hour. Cut into serving slices and serve with sauce from pan. __._ GRACE 10 St. John's ar^r^S! Students Will JS iSS&XSgZ tie • .i _. Kayser. Visit Notre Dame Ten St. John High students, Accompanied by Sister Miry Vincent, OSF, will attend the Catholic Students Mission Crusade at the Uiiversity of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana from August 25-28. They are; Richard Un- ' derkofler, Erwin Quinn, John .„.- to toe Natural mwimtw of History, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. Sister M;vry Rosaire, OSF, is the moderator of the St. John High CSMC and has planned this trip, jpper 29e* ESTABLISHED 186S ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1966 VOL. 101 NO. 65 'Greenhorn' Resort Owners Like If JIM AND MARY SCHNEIDER Algona Couple Near End Of A First Year What's it like to become owners of a major resort on one of Minnesota's finest chain of lakes, without any previous experience, and after spending over 20 years running a super market meat department in Iowa ? Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schneider and son Bob can't answer that question in one sentence, but they have a pretty good idea now. They are ending their first season as owners of Schneider's Modern Bungalows on Cross Lake, Minn., a resort with 14 rental units, a lodge : and a recreation room. For 20 years preceding last fall, Jim was head of the meat department at Hood's Super Valu in Algona, and before that was employed by Safeway Stores in California, and also the Armour Packing-Co. He is a native of Bancroft; his wife is from Algona. After summer trips into northern Minnesota, the Sch- neiders got the urge to branch out into a new field of endeavor, and after some preliminary inspections, finally completed purchase of their present property. But it was all new to them. And they haven't found It so difficult, chiefly because of the fact that their clientele are such friendly, cooperative folks, and their neighbors are the same. And their son Bob takes to the resort like a duck takes to water. Fortunately, the resort itself was a well established and has full .occupancy all the 1966 season, with reservations made for most of the 1967 season as well. Most of the vacationers stay for two or more weeks, which reduces the weekend turnover and subsequent readying of bungalows for the next set of visitors. In the summer the Schneiders move out of their winterized home, and rent it, living in quarters in the Lodge. From that point they supervise cottage cleaning and linen changing, maintenance of a string of boa.ts and motors, including, a speedboat runabout, and keep their guests supplied with the necessities that go along with summer living on a lake. It wasn't long before a Cross Lake market found out about Jim's butchering experience, and per- fall favorite... lor stadium warmer Sluir IH><> What to wear when thr> cold weather com?-, ... our toawy warm wool »radmm coat, srvl?d with flair. Livrly blanket pUid with hood and np from. Comhinatmn nf prrrn, red, burgundy or brou-n and gold. Small, medium or Ur C r. SHEAKLEYS suaded him to do a little part- time work In their meat department. This he does on five mornings, without Interfering with the resort work schedule. Their guests come from a wide area, mostly middle west, but they had one registration from Hawaii. A number of Kossuth county folks have also spent a week or more with the Schneiders, Bob Schneider, former Gar- rlgan athlete, has a continual following of younger guests. He sort of supervises the boys and girls In games and boating, and makes good use of the blacktopped tennis court, ping pong tables, bathing beach and recreation room In keeping the youngsters active - but out of BOB SCHNEIDER the hair of their parents, who thus have a little more leisure time to themselves. The resort Is rated one of the top three in the area, covering some 10 acres, with a wooded, grassy park, and breathing space between each individual bungalow. The Schneiders arenearlngthe end of their first year of operation, and while acknowledging that they still have to find out many things about resort operation, have found It a good life. And they added that their first Minnesota winter wasn't too bad at all. 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