Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 15, 1972 · Page 2
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Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, December 15, 1972
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"I CAN GO FROM BEETHOVEN" and jump right into something else," says Dorothy Bran-ford, Estherville. To prove it, she jumps into a lively rendition of "Twelfth Street Rag." Keepi -Active wtk MUALC STORY AND PHOTO BY CAROL HIGGINS "If you don't try to do something, you are just going to be sitting dormant," observes Dorothy Brawford, Estherville widow. So she resumed duties as organist for the United .Methodist Church in November. Dorothy broke her leg in an accident nine years ago and went to stay with a daughter in Fenton. "My son came home from California—wanted to see if I was behavin'," she explains. He found an apartment in Estherville for her, convenient to the shopping center but with a long flight of stairs up to her apartment door. "I would sit down to go up the steps- go down that way too." She had taken on the task of playing the organ at the church when another accident two years ago left her with leg injuries again. She was hospitalized 13 months, and is now able to walk only with a walker. Church members offered helpv.ithtrans­ portation to services, so now, with an extension on her shoe to reach the pedals, she is back at the organ. Her love of music became evident at 3 '/2 years old, when her mother found her playing the piano by ear. Music lessons began when she was 5V2, and she later took voice and piano at Estherville Junior College and Morningside College. At home, all her family loved music, including an uncle who was a concert singer. "Evenings, we would get together and sing—my heavens: We had a ball," she remembers. While Dorothy and her late husband raised their family, she gave music lessons. In addition, she says, "I played piano and organ for ladies' this and that and the other—funerals and weddings and programs — spent my whole life doing that." At one memorable wedding, she had begun playing the preludes when the minister quietly told her to keep playing as the best man and bridegroom had not appeared. She later learned that their automobiles had collided en route to the wedding. "I always have lots of music sittin' out, I just grabbed some," she recalls. "Everybody was wondering what was the matter, and I was playing and playing. I had to do a lot of playing before we got 'em there." Then there was Strube Furniture Co. on Saturday nights. "People would come in and buy music and I would play it for them. I was always adding something to it," she laughs. "Then they would try it at home and ask why it didn't sound like that." She hasn't lost her touch with individualizing a good rhythm. While practicing in the summertime when the windows are open, she chuckles, "I stop for a minute and somebody down on the sidewalk yells, 'more, more!' " Methodist Women Hold Installation Installation of new United Methodist Women officers was held at its meeting Dec. 8. Mrs. Richard Pearson led the installation, usingthe theme "Cedars of Lebanon." Each new officer was presented a symbolic twig of cedar. They are: Mrs. Hogan Hoganson, president; Mrs. Glen Lundgren, vice-president; Mrs. Floyd Schenck, secretary; Mrs. Gary Russell, treasurer; Mrs. L. P. Nelson and Mrs. George Chipman, membership; Mrs. Ivan Summa, spiritual life; Mrs. Keith Godfrey, Christianso- cial relations; Lulu Holcomb, Mrs. Jim Roberts and Mrs. Emma Paulson, local church activities: Mrs. Orville Paulson and Mrs. Melvin Ellis, wedding committee; Mrs. John England and Mrs. Arnold Carey, funeral committee; Mrs. Jack Gould publicity; Mrs. Bob Rice, historian; Mrs. Kenneth Harding and Mrs. Leonard Anderson, parsonage committee; Mrs. Mae Jackson and Mrs. Harold Danielson, Good Samaritan Auxiliary; Mrs. Ralph Rouse and Mrs. Louis Obye, funeral dinner; Mrs. Bill Ridout, Mrs. Jim Zeigler and Mrs. Roy Rohlin, nominating committee; Mrs. Palmer Halverson, Mrs. Jerry Burrell and Mrs. Luella Smith, pianist; Mrs. August Anderson, M.Y.F. supper; Mrs. Kenneth West, project chairman. Mrs. Keith Godfrey conducted the business meeting and Mrs. Don Christensen gave a report on the bazaar. New circle membership was posted. Mrs. Al Swartz led in carol singing with Mrs. Gordon Forsyth as accompanist. Mrs. Jim Zeigler read scripture from "Reach Out" and a duet was sung by Mrs. Harold Danielson and Mrs. L. P. Nelson. The Rev. Richard Pearson showed slides of Bethlehem which he had taken on recent trips. Esther Circle was honored for the best attendance in the past year. Dessert was served by Miriam Circle. Coxes Given Housewarming Dr. and Mrs. Russell L. Cox were given a surprise housewarming part}' at their new home in Okoboji by friends who brought the refreshments. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Pierson, Dr. and Mrs. E. K. Vaubel, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Stults and Mrs. Mildred Oulman. Another group visited Dr. and Mrs. Cox on Monday. They included Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sunde, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. McAdamsand Mr. and Mrs. Russell Van Horn of Fremont, Neb. Use foil to wrap rolls or biscuits that are going into the freezer, then heat right in the foil. Skewer cubes of liver with squares of bacon and button mushrooms; brush with melted butter and broil. immimmiiimmimmimiiimiimmmiiM AILY NEWS An Independent newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estherville, Iowa. Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid- America Publishing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, Terr 11 and Graettinger, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for 3 months, $15.60 for 6 months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: $15.60 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Charles Ostheimer, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; Donald Stoffel. Production Manager. Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press Association. Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. However, they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Personal Mention Ira Currys Christinas With Son Mr. and Mrs. Ira Curry left Monday for Durham, S.C., where they will spend the Christmas holidays with their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Curry, Mike and Christ. BILL KOLLASCH, U.S. Navy serviceman, is spending the holidays at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kollasch. CLIFF STROMM of Garner will spend the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Carrie Riggs. MR. AND MRS. RALPH LONG celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary yesterday. PAUL N. PAULSON, former resident of Estherville and now of Sioux Falls, S.D., is hospitalized in Minneapolis. His address is Paul N. Paulson, c-o Veterans Hospital, Floor 5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55417. MILLER'S ReSale Burt, Iowa 50522 Shop Miller's first for Christmas items'!! Toys, decorations and clothing. We accept items to sell on Mon. and Wed. from 1 to 5 p.m. by appointment only. NO CARDS OR LETTERS please. Ph. 295-2967. STORE HOURS 10-5 Tues. thru Sat 10-9 Mon. • * W Thru December 23rd • ON . . . • BOOTS, Mens and Boys • FASHION BOOTS, Ladies and Misses • WAFFLE STOMPERS, Mens, Ladies, Children • GOLF SHOES, Mens and Ladies SNOW BOOTS AND WEATHERPROOF FOOTWEAR NOT INCLUDED. We Give and Redeem Estherville Thrift Stamps Carol Hlggiiw, Editor ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRl, DEC. 15, 1972 Page 2 Book Has Love, Birth, Death WILLIAM AND CARLEEN Wedding Bells In April for Area Couple Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Coleman, Ruthven, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carleen Cay, to William Joseph Lambert, son of Lawrence F. Lambert, rural Milford. Miss Coleman is a graduate of Ruthven Cons, school and of Iowa Lakes Community College. She is presently employed at the Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. Lambert is a graduate of Milford school, and is a student at Iowa Lakes Community College and will be graduating in March of '73 with a degree in Farm Equipment Mechanics. He is employed part time at Reinders Farm Equipment in Ruthven. The couple are planning an April 28, 1973, wedding at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. BY CAROLYN WALZ Acting Librarian FICTION If you are among those readers who like to read Faith Baldwin's books, you will want to check this one out. AMERICAN FAMILY is a novel of many characters and its emotional currents run through love, birth and death, from young romance to mature understanding. The Condit family is followed through three generations, shifting from Upper New York State to China and back to America. If you like a deeply moving and satisfying novel, you will be delighted to read this book. If you like to read a novel blending heartbreak and laughter, read LIKE THE LION'S TOOTH by Marjorie Kellogg. The whole story is centered around the world of children who are victims of their parent's savagery, and attend a school for problem children near New York City. The hero of this novel is an 11- year-old named Ben. The boy's determination makes this a dramatic story. TWO FROM GALILEE by Marjorie Holmes is the greatest love story of all. Marjorie Holmes, author of "I've Got To Talk to Somebody, God," tells the story of Mary and Joseph as it has never been told before ... a teen-age girl and a young carpenter, alone, frightened and in love, faced with a family conflict, a hostile world, an awesome responsibility. This is a compassionate, gripping novel, filled with the emotion of common humanity. NON-FICTION THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS CARD by George Buday is a new book to our Christmas section this year. This is a very interesting book telling about Christmas cards from the Victorian and Edwardian ages through the years, to the current day cards. You will be surprised tD know of all the types ADD TO THE BEAUTY OF CHRISTMAS We specialize in holiday centerpieces, custom designed for your dinner table. Greenhouse Fresh Poinsettia Plants Flowers are special to give or receive . . . especially at Christmas, when they can add so much to the spirit of the holiday. There's no lovelier decoration, no nicer way to feel festive. Let us show you. ESTHERVILLE GREENHOUSE 114 South 13th Street, Estherville, Iowa Phone 362-3591 SEVEN MORE LIBRARY DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. The library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23. Students are warned tomorrow will be the last Saturday the library will be open before Christmas. of Christmas Cards. You might also appreciate the list of artists, designers, verse writers, and publishers. One chapter that will attract your attention is "The Valentine and Its Effect on Christmas Cards." Don'tpassup reading this most informative book. CELEBRATIONS: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF AMERICAN HOLIDAYS by Robert J. Myers is just what is says. This single volume is a useful and comprehensive guide to the notable holy days and all the holidays currently celebrated in America. The book includes the origins and histories of the holidays and how they were celebrated in the past and how they are presently observed. You might find the answer to many of your questions, such as "Why do we wear new clothes at Easter?' BIOGRAPHY QUEEN VICTORIA by Cecil Woodham - Smith is a great biography with 24 pages of illustrations. This is a life story of one of the most famous queens in history. Anyone reading this book will sympathize with her hardships and appreciate her accomplishments. This is the most detailed story ever written about her life. 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