Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 22, 1957 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, July 22, 1957
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4 4 <.4 ,S Former Office Girl Sold on Rural Life— Farm Ideal Place To Rear Family Mrs. Paul Lenz Believes A former office girl who had no experience with farming until she was married, Mrs. Paul J. Lenz thinks that an Iowa farm is the Ideal place to bring up a family.' Her opinion should be of value because she and her husband, who live on the Lenz_ family farm northeast of Carroll, are the parents of nine children — six boys and three girls ranging in ages from 20 years to 20 months. About five years ago, the Lenz family was selected by one of the big farm implement companies for a picture story in the company magazine. At that time, their operations were limited almost entirely to the production of corn. Since then they have gone in for dairy farming with a new herd of Holsteins acquired in 1953. Milking Parlor A big barn has heen converted into a milking parlor and a 250- gallon stainless steel bulk tank has been installed. Whole milk is poured into the tank through a strainer Fact 'AT Fancy By GLADYS HOLLAND Car BELIEVING THAT roll-area cooks are as good as you can find anywhere, we'd like to call attention to the fact that July 31 is deadline date for the famous Bake-Off sponsored by a Minneapolis milling company. * * * FANTASTIC PRIZES .... are offered for new ideas in cookery like the Open Sesame Pie which won the grand award recently and Starlight Mint Surprise made by enclosing a candy wafer in a of cookie dough. * • • DEADLINE DATE .... is earlier this year because the Bake-Off itself has been moved up from De and siphoned directly into a tank truck of the Carroll Creamery Company. Stanchions in the milking parlor are equipped with automatic milk­ ers and thus the milk is never touched by human hands. Out of a herd of 45 Holsteins, 25 are being milked at the present time. The creamery tank comes every other day and on a typical trip will take away about 1,600 pounds of whole Grade A milk. Dairying is a comparatively new venture for the Lenz family but they have found it profitable and look forward to building up their herd. They have joined the Carroll Cooperative Dairy Herd Improvement Association of which Mr. Lenz is vice president. A practical feature of the arrangement is that the dairy work can be done almost entirely by older boys of the family. Grain for feeding must be pianted and tended, but after th* crops are in Mr. Lenz spends most of his time op- i erating a bulldozer for a construction company — a job he particularly enjoys — leaving farm operations to the boys. This summer he and the oldest son, John, have been working with the Floyd L. Barto Construction Company. Larry and Bob do most of the cultivating and Vincent helps with the i dairy. I The Lenz children in the order i of their ages arc John who will I soon be 20, Larry 19, Bob 17, Joan 115, Vincent'13, Pat 11, Rita 7, I Dorothy 6, and Leo 20 months, j John and Larry are graduates of Our Lady of Mi. Carmel High School at Mt. Carmel. Bob will be a senior in high school next year, Timet Herald, Carroll, Iowa Monday, July 11, 1957 Joan a sophomore and Vincent a freshman. The other children, with the exception of little Leo, are in the Mt. Carmel elementary school. Alt Have Jobs the family enjoys occasional steak fries and wiener roasts. Other occupants of the farm are seven ponies which provide much enjoyment for the younger children and their friends, 20 cats who have attached themselves to the dairy department, and a flock; ov ^ n of about 100 chickens. The Lenzes do not go in extensively for poultry raising but keep enough chickens to supply their netds. Mrs. Lenz freezes a good supply of chickens for emergency use along with beans, peas and corn from her garden and cherries from the fruit orchard Apples and apricots usually are canned instead of frozen because the family prefers them that way. Tomatoes, of course, are canned. Mrs. Lenz wishes some way could be J found for freezing them. Joan is a member of the Mount Merry Makers 4-H Club and currently holds the office of reporter. She was one of the blue-ribbon demonstration team at the Four- County Fair last year. Just now she is working on curtains for her club's local achievement show which will be held Tuesday. Bob and Vincent both belong to the Mt. Carmel Go-Getters 4-H Club. Vince, who is secretary- treasurer, went to 4-H camp this summer at the state camping center near Boone. Bob was vice president of the club last year. This summer he attended the state shortcourse at Iowa State College, Ames. In line with the family's new interest in dairying both of the boys have dairy heifer projects. Mrs. Lenz is the former Marguerite Meyers — known to all of her friends as Margie — daugh- 18 egg whites V« tsp. salt IV4 tsp. cream ol tartar 1 tsp. vanilla Vi tsp. almond extract Fold gradually into the egg mixture: % cup sugar Then fold in the flour-sugar mixture. Pour into a 10-inch un- greased tube pan Start in a cold with the temperature set at 350 degrees. Bake 50 minutes; then Invert the pan and let stand until cool. late chips. Drop with a teaspoon 2 inches apart on an ungreased [cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes. Pecan Sticks Vt cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup cake flour y« tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder Vz cup pecans, chopped Cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs and other • ingredients. Spread in pans ^-inch thick and bake in a 350-degree oven until firm and light brown. Let bake 5 minutes and cut in bars. Chocolate Chip Cookies % cup soft butter 2V4 cups brown sugar 3 eggs 4 cups Bisquick 12 oz. chocolate chips Nutmeats, if desired Heat the oven to 375 degrees Mix well the butter, sugar andj eggs. Stir in Bisquick and chocc- "No Bake" Chocolate Cookies Mix thoroughly. 4 cups quick oats 1 cup coconut cup nutmeats, chopped Mix in a saucepan; 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar M cup butter, Vt cup milk 4 tbs. cocoa V4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla Heat and boil for 1 minute. Add to the oatmeal mixture and drop by spoonsful on waxed paper. Meat Loal for 10 or 12 2 lbs. ground beef 2 lbs. ground pork 2 cups cracker crumbs 1 medium diced onion 1 tbs. celery, diced Vi cup catsup 4 eggs Salt and pepper Mix thoroughly and shape in a loaf about 2 inches thick. Place in! a large pan. Dot with catsup andj cover with bacon strips. B a k e i about 1 hour at 375 degrees. Chicken Salad (Joan's Blue Ribbon 4-H Recipe' Prepare marinade as follows: 3 tbs. salad oil 6 tsp. lemon juice 4 tsp. onion juice 3 ARM-CHAIR TRAVELER . . . Mrs. Paul J. Lenz and daughters Joan (In rear), Rita (left) and Dorothy (right trace the travels of Rev. Leo Lenz on a map of South America. Seated on hit mother'i lap la 20-month old Leo U. 1 tsp. salt M tsp. pepper • 1 tsp. celery seed Cube: 3 cups cooked chicken (3-lb. chicken) Let stand in the marinade for 30 minutes; then combine with: \Vt_ cups diced celery Fr. Lenz, superintendent of Kuemper High School and brother of Paul J. Lenz, left front New York on a South American cruise. His voyage la followed with interest by members of his brother 's family. (Staff Photo) hard-cooked eggs 3 sweet pickles, chopped 1 tsp. salt Moisten with Savory Spinach (Mrs. John Lenz' Recipe) Wash spinach leaves and place I in a kettle to cook with only the mayonnaise to de-! water that hangs on the leaves. sired consistency. This recipe won !c . ook ab ? u * 15 minutes. Fry small ; pieces of bacon slowly. Add 2 ta- a blue ribbon at the Four-County j blespoons of chopped onion and Fair in Coon Rapids in 1956. ' Mrs. Lenz .... See Page 7 All have their jobs to do nn the farm. Joan help& with the house-: work and the younger children b a f] [assist their mother with gardening. The yard work is done almost entirely by the boys. The Lehzes farm 300 acres of which 140 belonged originally to Mr. Lenz' father the late John cember to October. The place also ; Lenz is to be changed from the Wal-! land, dorf Astoria, New York, where Bake-Offs have been held the past eight years, to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Calif. » * * THE IDEA IS .... to offer a change of scenery for the 100 best cooks who are selected for an all- expense trip to the glamour capi The remainder is rented J tal of the world. It's also a salute \ to the West Coast which has pro- j duced four of the eight grand prize winners of preceding years. | » * * WE'RE INFORMED .... by a representative of the milling company that Carroll has never had a contestant in the Bake-Off. There have, however, been 20 contestants from the state of Iowa and four of these have been winners of special prizes. * » * LAST YEAR ... a Dallas Center woman won second prize in the Bride's Division for "Chicken a la Cheese Pie." The first year a Des Moines woman won best of class for "Crusty Rolls"; in 1952 a Storm Lake woman was awarded best of class for "Hamwiches"; and in 1952 a Mt. Vernon girl was given second prize in the junior division for "Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies." So how about Carroll in 1957? Inquire for details at your grocery^store. ! The family live? in the original [John Lenz home where Mr. Lenz. , and his three brothers Phil, Ed. land Leo grew to manhood. Phil I now lives at Breda, Ed operates a farm just south of the home- j stead, and the Rev. Leo Lenz is I superintendent of Kuemper High School in Carroll. The eight-room house has been extensively remodeled. In 1952 an old porch was removed and replaced by a concrete porch with wrought-iron pillars. Last year the ter of Mrs. Mary Meyers of Carroll. She has one sister and two brothers, none of whom is living in Carroll at the present time. She attended St. Joseph elementary school and was graduated from Carroll High School, afterwards taking commercial work at St Angela Academy. For two years she was employed in the telephone office, later taking an office job with Bryce Henning at the Buick agency where she w#rk ed until her marriage on February 19, 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Lenz made their first home on the family farm but moved sometime later to Auburn where Mr. Lenz was associ ated with the Wernimont com pany until they returned to the farm in 1943. An alert woman of young ap pearance, Mrs. Lenz is thoroughly sold on the rural way of life. She dining room was converted into a; keeps in touch with town activi- spacious new kitchen with birch i ties and this summer has been cupboards and Formica counter tops; the former kitchen was transformed into a utility room i-with deep freeze and laundry equipment; and a partition was removed from between two front busy chauffeuring her two young est daughters to swimming class es at the American Legion Swimming Pool. The younger boys go swimming, too, but usually ride with their older brothers after rooms to make one large living working hours, room about 16 by 32 feet in dimen- This past month, the family has sions. followed with interest the course Brick Barbecue of Rev. Leo Lenz' progress on The spacious lawn was plowed j South American cruise. Fr. Lenz and reseeded this spring and, with'; i s a frequent visitor in his broth the help of good rains, is now a \ e r's home and a favorite member broad and beautiful expanse of 0 f the family. He left from Car green. Evergreen and shade trees roll June 20 and sailed on the SS set out years ago by Mr. Lenz' Brazil from New York June 27 father have grown to impressive when last heard from he was in size, providing protection against Montevideo and expected to be in snow in winter and sun in summer time. This year a brick barbecue was built in the backyard AUEWAY S TORE I ( OVOMICM I <><>!> I > I I Ullll 1 ION Price* Effective Monday • Tuesday • Wednetday WATERMELON Lb. 4c Hunt's Apricots $1.00 No. aVa Cant MA BROWN Strawberry Preserves 4 .1& 89c Peaches and Apricots for Conning Sliced Bacon A Good Bacon at a Low Price Lb. 49c Summer Sausage Sliced or One Piece Lb. 49c Buenos Aires the following day i He is due back in New York where! a bout August 4 and home later in the month. The Lenz children can hardly wait to see him and hear a report of his trip. Raising a husky family has meant a great deal of meal prep aration for mother, although she denies that she is anything but plain, ordinary cook. In summer the family consumes from three to five gallons of Ice cream per week — purchased from the creamery. Butter is also bought commercially, but milk from the dairy herd Is used in desserts and beverages. Homemade malted milk Is a favorite. Mrs. Lenz and Joan make quantities of cookies, which are In great demand among the children, and Mrs. Lenz bakes a good many angel food cakes. "Birthdays call for angel foods," she said, "and we have a lot of birthdays." Below is her angel food recipe along with several of her cookies and other favorites. Angel Food Cake Sift together four times and set aside: 1V« cups cake flour Vi cup sugar Beat with a sturdy beater until soft peaks form: $80 for Your Old Refrigerator! When You Suy Thlt Value Leader of the S7 Prlftldalm • Dial Defrost • Aluminum Shelves • Big Frttaer Capacity • Quikubt Ice Trays MoNM -satfrg BWof the WEEK/ Let this familiar symbol be your guide to fine foods at low prices ... every day of the week, all year longl Shop Safeway and savel You'll love its fresh, clean fragrance. Pepsodent; eoatainfl IrUum. 2 targe Cakes ^sW JsT Tube "i Jkr Dial Soap Tooth Paste Prell Shampoo v ? $ 1.00 Wildroot Cream-Oil Relieves drynes*, ••moves loose dandruff 4 -oz. Bottle 65c Lusfre-Creme Shampoo 1.72-oz. Jar 57« —wttk LmoUn, *Ne*er Dries ... It BecmHfies.' /^Wonderful Gifts FREE! m SAIIWAY rmsmst -—Just by saving Safeway f s pink cask register tapes* Percale White Sheets and Pillow Cases 81' x 108* Sheet 4 Envs. Twrhi-Siit Fitted Sheet ... .4 Envs. Full Size Fitted Sheet .... .4 fort, laby Crib Fitted Sheet ... .2 invs. ?2'xl08 u Twin*sbeSheet4fim. 2, 42* x H" WHow Cam 2 Envs. r ^ Redeem you* tapes for yow FREE GIFTS right keve mt Safeway! WATERMELON Texas - Sweet fir Juicy - 23-lb. Avg. 89c Each APRICOTS Utah U.S. No. 1 i-Bu. SUGAR Fine Granulated Beet 10 Lbs. 95c PRESERVES Empress Pure Strawberry 3 2 Jan' $100 Hoar wnrap *• uwrt wtMtmm Price* effective thru Saturday, July 37, In Carroll 1 M f I Ufl. Tl' ff '•i'tljlj [ I I H v ,.i! ,4 ,„ |,„ n,lrf. h^JM U iffi |!!# Jn

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