The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1966 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 27, 1966
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6-Alflona (la.) Upptr DM Molnw Thundery, Oetobftr 27, 1966 k \totU HALLOWEEN IS THE TIME when all self-respecting spooks, both amateur and professional, are required to do some haunting. We may not be on spooking terms all year long, but on Halloween we have to materialize or turn in our haunting license. You can see this is a very busy season for us, and as if I didn't have enough to Jo, Grace sometimes asks me to take over her column for the week. My name is Witch Hazel and naturally, or rather super-naturally, I am a ghost writer. - o - UNACCUSTOMED AS I AM TO public spooking, I am accepting the challenge. 1 may make a specter of myself, but I shall do It in sprite of everything. As duly-elected head of the Amalgamated Society of Witches, Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins, I welcome the chance to explain our organization to the public, so many people Just can't phantom Itl - o - OUR UNION HAS MEMBERS FROM ghost to ghost. We mat- erialise most anywhere and it doesn't necessarily have to be a graveyard or a haunted house. Some of our smaller groups are merely skeleton organizations that meet in family closets. We have a very spirited theme song entitled, "I Ain't Got No Body." - o ALTHOUGH OUR MEMBERS CAN be trained to be first class spooks at any age in life or death, we find it better to rear our own little monsters. Each family has its own house to haunt with Its own mummy taking care of them. It would make your blood run cold In a most satisfactory manner to see the little banshees gathered around the floating table, goblin, their Ghost Toasties and Shredded Sheets. For supper, of course, they eat hollow wienie sandwitches. - o - IT'S NOT EASY TO BE A MEMBER of the spirit world. It is a process filled with rigor - rigor mortis, that is. Our biggest problem is that the general public doesn't scare as readily as they once did. The papers are filled with enough horrible events in the real world so that people don't worry much about things that aren't here yet. - o- WHO IS GOING TO THINK a ghost you can see through, very mysterious when every hour of the day lots more Interesting things materialize on your television screen? Bounced off Tele- star half-way around the world yetl However, we are in the' process of televising an apparition of our own to combat TV. We think we can call It, "The Grapes of Wraith". - o OUR BANSHEE DEPARTMENT COMPLAINS that they are getting unfair competition from modern singing groups. They say most of these singers wail lots more horribly than our Banshees can. The gals in our Witches' Department say they have a hard time finding brooms to ride. Everybody, nowadays, uses vacuum sweepers. - o WE ARE CONSIDERING HOLDING a world-wide convention of the Amalgamated Society of Witches, Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins. Or perhaps we should call it an out-of-this-world wide convention, We are having a bad time finding a place to hold it, most places being such good live towns. We looked into the possibilities of having it in one of those ghost towns of the old west but we found most of those places are haunted already by tourists. Even the cemeteries are so fitted up with air-conditioned crypts and sleeping parlors that most self-respecting ghosts can't tell there is anybody dead there. We do have an application In for a town that would fit our needs in name only. It's BaraBOOl, Wisconsin. - o- ' WELL, I HAVE TO BE swooping off now. I hope Grace won't mind the way I spooked her typewriter this week. Come to think of It, Grace looks kind of spooky herself sometimes. Perhaps she should apply for her haunting license! - o BEFORE I GO, I MUST mention a few nice people who have birthdays during the week of October 23 through 29. Not a spook among them! There's Bill Sefrit, Paul Owens, Cecile Ann Norton, Robert Dransfeldt, Mary R. Muckey, Wanda Anderson, Mike Heiderscheidt, Miudne Merryman, Pearl Potter, Ted Herbst, Harvey Steven, Kimberly Hensley, Kay Kunn, Jim Scuffham, Howard Stephenson, Dawn Hoeckel, Willard Zeigler, Joel Button, Bill Kraft, Jr., Susan Kelley, Lloyd Wellendorf, Dr. C. M. O'Connor, Lark Whittemore, Charlene LaBarre, Margaret Ann Phillips, Julia Furst, Mary Kay Wlnkel, Bill Colwell, Diane Peterson and Carol Hagg. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Parsons and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Dau have wedding anniversaries. - o THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS for Witches' Tarts. They are much too delicate for trick-and-treat bags but they are good for parties: 12 tart shells made of pastry Organge Fluff Filling 1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp. cornstarch 3/4 cup Florida orange juice 2 large egg yolks, slightly beaten 1 tbsp. butter 2 egg whites 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar 1/4 cup sugar Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Gradually stir in orange juice. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boll one minute. Remove from heat. Beat at least half of hot mixture into egg yolks. Then beat this into remaining hot mixture. Return to heat and boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Continue stirring until smooth. Blend in butter. Make meringue by beating egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy; gradually beat in sugar. Fold meringue into orange mixture. Cool. Fill baked tart shells. Halloween Cutouts — Melt two squares (2 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate bits Into one tsp. butter over low heat, stirring until combined, Spread on waxed paper to 1/8 thickness. Chill in refrigerator until set. 'Make cutouts with small Halloween cookie cutter. Invert, peel off waxed paper. Transfer cutouts to tarts, using spatula. WITC H HAZEL Mrs. Nina Wiggins., 100, and four generations of her family, all ol Story City, celebrated her birthday earlier this month. Mrs. Wiggins was born on the lam near Story City which her father homesteaded as a Civil War veteran. Nine-year-old Jerry '1'tiomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thomas, Montezuma, brought home two of his biggest fish he's caught yet. One channel catfish weighed five pounds and another three pounds, Mrs. Bergum Heads Blakjer Church Group SENECA - The Blakjer Lutheran church women elected new officers Thursday afternoon at the church parlors. Hostesses were Mrs. Elmer Krause and Bertha Olsen. Mrs. Ocley Cherland had charge of the devotions. Bible study was presented by Mrs. Jerry Wilberg. New officers elected Included Mrs. Raymond Bergum, president; Mrs. Henry Looft, vice president; Mrs. Fred Johannesen, secretary; Mrs. Henry Wilberg, treasurer; Mrs. Edna Johannesen, secretary of stewardship; and Mrs. David Looft, secretary of education. Mrs. Ted Jensen was elected as radio chairman. Plans were made to have Mr. and Mrs. Herb Myers, former missionaries to Ecuador, as guest speakers for the Thank- offering Program which will be held Nov. 17. Families and friends will be welcome. - o Mr. and Mrs. Al Nordahl of Rockford, HI., and Dr. and Mrs. Donald Baldwin, Des Molnes, were weekend guests at the Cecil Baldwins. Mrs. Nordahl is Cecil Baldwin's sister. Mrs. Martha Kennedy was hostess to the Jolly Jokers Club at Armstrong last Thursday afternoon. Members Included Mrs. Lyle England, Mrs. Cecil Baldwin, Mrs. Ted Jensen, Mrs. Nina Kracht, Mrs. Jerry Jentz, Mrs. Roy Klein and Mrs. Otis England, Rlngsted. Mr. and Mrs. August Nelson recently visited their daughter and family, Mrs. Betty Moll at St. Charles, la. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown of Mason City, and Mrs. Nellie Thorson, Ringsted, were last Thursday dinner guests of the August Nelsons. The Browns will be leaving Mason City In a few weeks for their winter home In Arizona. Mrs. Carl W. Nielsen entertained at a coffee recently as a courtesy for hostesses at the bridal shower honoring their daughter. Those who were able to attend the coffee were Mrs. Eugene Petersen, Mrs. Robt. p. Petersen and children, Mrs. Chris Larsen, Mrs. Dick Larsen and son, Mrs. Donald Hoein, Mrs. Stanley Jensen, Mrs.Duane Hovick, Mrs. Lyle England, Mrs. Olaf Oftedahl, Mrs. Fred Johannesen, Mrs. Alfred Petersen, Mrs. Henry Looft and Mrs. Marvin Cordeman. Mrs. Bruce Hill and children of Webster City were weekend visitors Senfral Choir To Be On T-V FENTON - The Sentral High School choir, under the direction of Kenley Zwiefel, has received and accepted an invitation to appear in the series of Christmas music programs presented every year by KEYC-TV at Mankato. The Sentral group will appear on television on Dec. 23 at 3:30 p. m. THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL NnHn, tow* Exptritnctd Imbalmtw and Puhtrai Directors R«|labU 34 Hour AmbulaitM l«rvlc« Funeral May B* Referred To Us With Confidtnc* PhonM FINTON 119-27*6 RINOSTID 864-1006 166-1001 166-1970 Plan An Ahmni Benefit Game FENTON - The Fenton Town and Country woman's club met last Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Ted Jensen with Mrs. Jack Gerhart acting as co- hostess. The group voted to hold another alumni basketball game in the near future to raise some money. Plans were completed for the annual Halloween party and details can be found elsewhere in today's news. A film was shown of the origination of the Grand Federation of women's clubs. Mrs. Eugene Huskamp and Mrs. Weisbrod also told of the local club's history from its beginning until the present time. 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And right now, a new gas dryer is a bargain to buy as well. Shop where you see the Great Autumn Sale displays. Gas makes the big difference. (Costs less, too.) NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. 10 EAST STATE STRUT - AIGOHA mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmi I I

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