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Garden Talk ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, DEC. 15, 1972 Page 9 Finds Almanac Interesting Reading As Winter Hits Northwest Early BY JOSEPH GABRIELSEN Graettinger, Iowa Br-r, such weather! If you don't believe it ask our modest but progressive editor of The Graettinger Times, Jim Wilson. Jim woke up earlier than usual the other morning not dreaming he was going to contribute news to his own paper. He felt chilly and he noticed the trailer stove wasn't operating normally. His wife, Lori, complained she was suffocating. He tried to phone for a repairman. About that time, the stove exploded in his face. Without any further prompting, he grabbed the phone and called the fire department. The shiny red firewagon of the Graettinger Fire Department with its red lights flashing but no sirens wailing, arrived "instan- ter," just as Jim valiantly raised a glass of water and hurled its contents accurately at the blazing spot. He put out the fire. That was not all however. To add insult to injury, his plumbing froze solid. But that also happened to another trailer. The temperature registered 15 below with a raw, north wind. That day, throughout the town and no doubt other places, service station attendants were bombarded with phone calls for help. Cars refused to start, batteries ran down and snow tires had to be put on. They wished, no doubt, that they could go fishing— but the lake was froze up. The next morning, temperatures plummeted to 20 or more below zero with about 4 inches of snow. Perhaps the weather is striving for a record. If so, the objective was obtained. For two days, the cold broke past temperature records hereabouts. Anyway you look at it, this cold weather is too early— if not unconvenient—for us poor mortals. It has begun a full month ahead of time, normally speaking. Pity the poor, tender rose bushes which haven't been covered. These cold days are the ones we regret putting off for tomorrow the things we should have done today. Man is naturally lazy— including myself. Interesting reading matter these days is the old fashioned almanac. The weather forecasts are of special interest. To tell the truth, they have just about hit the nail on the head. If you look at it, you will be cheered? by noting they still warn about continual cold masses of air coming off the deep freezer along with a few blizzards for the mid west in the days ahead. Oh, for some of those hot, hot breezes which made us miserable last summer and caused us to get so mad we put in air conditioners! I wonder— conditioner salesman, where are you now? The almanac folks base their weather predictions on past records. Some of these go back many years, and especially in the east. From a study of them, they can involve a weather pattern. Since weather comes in cycles of about 22 years with their ups and downs, they can come up with a reasonable prediction for extended forecasts. We understand the weather repeats itself every 98 years — if you'll still be around. Some believe our weather is in for a change—for the worse; Terril that our temperatures will gradually fall, get colder and change our whole environment. But let's hope they're wrong The main ones who are happy are the snowmobilers. Their day has come at long last. Some suited ones look like Martians. For those who can enjoy it, a cozy fire and good book are hard to beat. Let's read about gardening and good soil. Now who would think it took a whole column to tell about Jim's fire and the weather. And in Garden Talk at that: Richard Fudolis Visit Parents Petersburg Knutsons Return From California BY MRS. JOHN WIESKUS Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Knutson returned recently from a two- week vacation in California. They spent a week at the Sever Knutson home in Torrenceandthe Vic Spitsburg home in San Pedro, also visited other relatives. Their son Harold also spent the week at the Sever Knutson home. Harold had just returned from Vietnam. Albert Knutson, son of the Sever Knutsons, was also home from his duty in Thailand. While the Knutsons were in San Pedro, Vic Spitsburg was hospitalized with a heart attack, but he was much improved when the Knutsons left. Mr. .and Mrs. Aldon Knutson, Troy and Tamie; Dave and Jean from Wells, Minn., and Mrs. Amanda Synsetelien were dinner guests at the Alvin Knutson home. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pieper and family from Sherburn came. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Levell and Jodi were dinner guests at the George Roggow home. Mr. and Mrs. BobRinggenberg returned home from a week's trip to Texas and other southern states. Mr. and Mrs. John Wieskus and Marie were dinner guests at the Joe Wieskus home in Jackson. BY MRS. CORDELL NANCE TERRIL - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fudoli, Lisa and Tony of Chicago recently spent a few days in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burr Wright. Mrs. Margaret Berger and Bruce of Fort Dodge and Deb Lyons of Barman were guests in the Wright home to visit with the Fudoli family. Mrs. Roger Thornbacken and Janine of Emmetsburg were recent guests of Mrs. Jack Besaw and Sheila. Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson of Denver, Colo., were recent houseguests at the parental Reuben Johnson home. Mr. and Mrs. John Peitersen and son of Marshall town, and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lachelt and family of Manson spent several days at the parental Kenneth Peitersen home. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Warnke of Beardstown, 111., have been guests in the home of her mother, Mrs. Beulah Gammelgaard.Mrs. Warnke is remaining for a week's visit. The Warnkes also visited his mother in Emmetsburg. Mr. and Mrs. ,Gary Puttman of Sioux Center visited friends here Friday evening and attended the Lakots-Ringsted basketball bames. Puttmann was the boys coach here last year. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Maday and Theresa of New Ulm, Minn., visited several days at the home of the latter's mother, Mrs. Anna Kimmet. Harold V. Anderson is a patient at the Spencer Hospital, where he is confined with a broken leg. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nielsen and Timmy were dinner guests at the home of the former's mother, Mrs. Edna Nielsen. Monty Bonnicksen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bonnicksen, and Mike Dallam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Dallam of Cylinder, left Chicago, 111. Sunday, via plane for Frankfurt, Germany. They will visit places of interest in Europe. CORRECTION - The Semper Fidelis Club will sponsor a Chrir.tmas party for Senior Citizens in the community on Dec. 14, not on the 12th as previously printed. The party will be at the United Methodist Church parlors at 2 p.m. Sunday dinner guests in the Art Schmeling home incuded his brother, Walter Schmeling of Truman, Minn.; Mrs. NormaSchmel- ing and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krueger and Travis, Estherville; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shatto and sons, Spencer; and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Schmeling and family, Lake Park. Afternoon guests were Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Schmeling and family, Everly, and Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Holtz and family, Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fudoli, Lisa and Tony left after spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burr Wright. Sunday evening guests were Mrs. Ringsted Margaret Berger and Bruce of Fort Dodge and Deb Lyons of Barnam. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Krieger entertained in honor of the second birthday of their son, Kevin, and the ninth birthday of Kurt. Among guests were Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Krieger, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Olson and boys. Mrs. Carrie Jensen Celebrates 90th Fest BY MRS. AMELIA PETERSEN Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Weisbrod and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sprout and family of Charles City and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jacobson and family of Forest City hosted a 90th birthday party in honor of their grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Jensen, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg on Dec. 10. Among friends and relatives who attended were Mrs. Edith Weisbrod and Mr. and Mrs. John Wiley of Ringsted. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Lachelt and family of Manson and Mr. and Mrs. John Peitersen and family of Marshalltown were weekend guests at the Kenneth Peitersen home. Mr. and Mrs. Clare Skattebo and family and Justus Johnson attended the annual Christmas concert at Waldorf College, Forest City, on Saturday evening. Kathy Skattebo sang in the concert. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Petersen and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Petersen of Graettinger attended a reception at the Galen Saxton home, Des Moines, Sunday, honoring their daughter, Gail Lynn, and Jeffrey Lee Graham, who were married Nov. 21, at the United Methodist Church, Prairie du Chien, Wis. They are at home al Elkader. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Petersen visited Niels Petersen at the Holy Family Hospital at Estherville and Mrs. Petersen at home recently. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Howe, Mrs. Ordean Tow and Robert Petersen attended the Independent Telephone Association banquet recently at Humboldt. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Flint, Renee and Rhonda and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold W. Jensen and Jean, and Joel Pedersen went to Sioux Falls on Sunday with their house- guests, Bonnie Benson, Vicki Brown, LaDenna George and Per Wetterblad, all of Cherry Creek, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Henriksen met them at Sioux Falls Dec. 2. Superior Attend Conference By Mrs. H. D. Griffee Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Griffee and Mrs. Robert Miner accompanied Mrs. Kenneth Thomson to Terril Friday to attend the charge conference at the parsonage. Dr. Ellis Webb, district superintendent, conducted the meeting. Members were elected to the administrative board of each church and each church accepted the recommendations of the parish relations board for the minister's salary* for 1972. Church goals for 1973 were also discussed. Helen Myrick of Spirit Lake called on Mrs. Ed Nauss Monday afternoon. Supper guests at the Robert Miner home recently were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Klempa. Mrs. Herb Dean of Spirit Lake entertained her birthday group with a coffee recently. Attending were Mrs. Leonard Cother, Mrs. George Smith, Mrs. Garhardt Jensen and Mrs. I'd Nauss. Mr. Jensen and Mr. Dean also joined the group. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hoc and son of Minneapolis spent the weekend with Louie and Dona Stolp. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miner- visited Sunday at the Jim Miner home in Spencer. 01/ NICK SET tfiBIGBIJIE' $ Has Terms You Won't Believe! .' i W/l BIG BLUE Can Fit Your Christinas Budget! Now Only 988°° 1973 STAR-JET Now Only 1973 STAR-JET 338 CC24H.P. QCQ00 433CC30H.P. REGULAR 1029.00 090 REGULAR 1199.00 PRICE INCLUDES FREIGHT, DEALER PREPARATION, AND WARRANTY. MANY MODELS AVAILABLE - ALSO LARGE SELECTION OF SNOJET ACCESSORIES. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS SALE ENDS JAN. 1, 1973 WEEKDAYS 1:00-9:00 rnMTA rT Mill Hlllf C 2051 No - 7th St WEEKENDS 9:00-9:00 111111 UUIVC Phone 362-2715-Esthervil A PUBLIC MESSAGE BY THESE BUSINESS FIRMS: APPLIANCES Firestone Stores Blass Skelgas and Appliances Sears, Roebuck & Co. AUTOMOTIVE Brink Oil Co. Dean's Standard Hammond Oil Co., Inc. Jim Valen Ford, Inc. Mills Auto Electric Service Al's Auto Service Saul's Phillips 66 BAKERY Lyon's Pastry Shop BUILDING MATERIALS Estherville Concrete Products Great Plains Supply Co. Joyce Lumber Co. K & S Lumber Co. BEAUTY SALON Joan's Beauty Salon CAFES Majestic Stafford's Hamburger Shop Hotel Gardston DECORATING Anderson & Schenck Paint & Glass Hall's Wallpaper and Paint DONUT SHOPS Dixie Cream donut shop DRIVE-IN I & R Drive-In DRY GOODS-CLOTHING READY-TO-WEAR Bagan and Sons Ruth's Boutique Chris' Fashions Christensen's McCleary's J. C. Penney Co. DRY CLEANERS & LAUNDRY ESTHERVILLE STORES OPEN NIGHTS! TILL 9 P.M. Estherville Laundry P and G Cleaners ELECTRICAL Meyer Electric Co. ENTERTAINMENT Krafft Music, Inc. FABRIC SHOPS Zarling's FARM IMPLEMENTS J. D. Webb Implement B and B Implement Estherville Implement Co., Inc. Ray's Farm Equipment, Inc. FLORISTS Estherville Greenhouse FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Emmet County State Bank Estherville Federal Savings & Loan Association Iowa Trust h Savings Bank FURNITURE Holtz Furniture Jensen Stores, Furniture and Carpet HARDWARE D & B OK Hardware Gambles INSURANCE AND LOANS Lee Barnes Agency Stockdale Loans and Insurance OFFICE EQUIPMENT Typewriter Exchange PHOTOGRAPHY Dave's Photography PUBLICATIONS Estherville Daily News SHOE STORES Brown's Shoe Fit Co. Estherville Shoe Store SEWING MACHINES AND SERVICE Lakes Sewing Center DECEMBER 1972 SUN M0N TUE WED THU FRI SIT 3 4 10 11 5 6 12 13 7 14 1 8 2 9 17 2 >^i 25 18 19 20 21 15 16 22 23 26 27 28 29 30 «8» VISIT SANTA IN HIS HOUSE (In the Library Square) / SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 7 2 ' * 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.