The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 23, 1966 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 23, 1966
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10-Algeria, (Id.) Upper Det Moln«$ Wtdnttday, Nov. J3, 1966 THE SUMMER IS- OVER, THE harvest has been gathered against the winter's cold. Now comes the time to feast and be merry; to pause a bit and take inventory of our blessings; to offer up to our Maker, prayers of thanksgiving. - o - IDEALLY, OUR WHOLE LIVES should be lived In the spirit of gratefulness, but who among us can give back ample thanksgiving for the bounties received ? On the other hand, few of us have souls so warped that gratitude doesn't come to the surface once in a while. Our national holiday, Thanksgiving, is as good a time as any to do this. We can call the author of our blessings by many names - Lady Luck, Fate, Fortune, Circumstance - but I know Who has held me in the hollow of His hand. - o - LIFE ITSELF IS THE PRIMARY cause for thanksgiving. Science with all its talk of genes and chromosones, has never been able to explain the initial spark of life nor how to bring it back once it has departed. Why I should have been born and be living in the mid-section of the twentieth century, is a mystery to me, but even with all of its violence, sham and destruction, it is an exciting time to be alive. In the span of my lifetime, the new invention, the airplane, has grown to where we consider a walk in space, merely a routine report in the newspaper. We can hear the voices of our loved ones thousands of miles away by dialing a number (and paying the bill when it comes next month). We can be with them in person in just a couple of hours (if we can raise the price of the plane fare). Some things might have been better in the "good old days", but I doubt if I would want to give up my steam iron, my vacuum cleaner, my TV programs, my electric lights, stereo music, or indoor plumbing to go back to them. - o - NEXT TO LIFE ITSELF in our line-up of blessings comes love. One is impossible, not to mention unbearable, without the other. Love is literally what makes the world go round. Love is the essence of God's relationship to us, the joy in our contacts with our fellow humans - sweetheart, spouse, children, friends. Love takes the sting out of many a blow, makes our mistakes more forgiveable, and our future prospects more hopeful. - o - IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT WE aren't thankful enough for our heritage. The exploits of the Pilgrim fathers, coming to the New World, starting the custom of Thanksgiving, and the other patriots who lived and died for our freedom are so familiar that we take them for granted. But they are part of our national heritage. And while we are at it, how about a few kudos for our personal heritage Freud and others have led us to blame most of the kinks in our personalities to hatred of our fathers and incorrect toilet training by our mothers. How about some of the positive things we have inherited from our ancestors ? Did your grandfather carve out a homestead on the Iowa prairies ? Maybe some of his ambition is present in you. Perhaps some of your mother's cooking ability, has been passed on to you. You may very well have your Great Uncle Herkimer's big nose, but you may also have inherited his quick wit. - o - THE POET, GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, said "Glory be to God for dappled things - " For the blessing of contrast, I am grateful. For sun after a shower; dill pickles and apple pie. For smiles after tears, velvet and burlap. For morning after darkness, cool breezes and noontime sun. For reconciliations after fights, water after thirst, sunsets, chocolate, hot baths, aspirin and coffee. For the wisdom that tends to come with age, dandelions and orchids; libertines and saints, crochety people and Pollyannas. For our finned and feathered friends, for people who look on the sunny side, for the temper tantrums and tiie round-eyed look of children. - o - THANK THE LORD FOR OUR reprieves. Many times, and maybe it is most of the time, we feel we don't get nearly so much as we deserve. We work hard without pay or recognition; we obey the rules and it turns out that someone who disregards them gets all the money. But what if we always got what we deserved ? What about the times we have indulged in too much food and drink and failed to get an upset tummy ? The times we have sinned and didn't have to suffer the natural consequence of someone finding us out ? The children who turned out to be solid citizens in spite or our shortcomings as parents? The goofs on the job and the undeserved chance to rectify them ? DURING THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20 through 26, people having birthdays include Lorain Smith, Bobby Balluff, Lewis K . Ferguson, Sherri Gilmore, Chuck Schafer, Dirk Schafer, Patricia Bilsborough, Marie Lampright, Jack Dutton, Betty Stillman, Phil Ballard, Bob Martin, Gregg Buchanan, Dot Smith, Barbie Merryman, Marlanna Steele, Vivian Cowan, Sarah Logan, Mildred Miller, Helen Pratt, JoAnne Furst, Douglas Schenck, Louise Hall, Jean Bangs and Judl Nelson. Wedding anniversaries are Mr. and Mrs. Don Gant, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Hensley, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Norton, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Venteicher, Mr. and Mrs. George Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Schmidt. - o - IN CASE YOU HAVE TURKEY left over from Thanksgiving dinner, you might try This Week's recipe for Baked Turkey Salad: 3 cups diced cooked turkey 1 1/2 cups diced celery 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1 tbsp. lemon juice 3/4 to 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed potato chips Combine turkey, celery, green pepper, onion and lemon peel and juice. Toss lightly. Stir in mayonnaise. Pour into greased 1 1/2 to 2 quart casserole or individual ramekins. Top with grated cheese, then crushed potato chips. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Serves six. GRACE S.C.I. Marching Band Award To Algona Girl ST. JOE CAROL TEETER Carol Teeter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Teeter, Algona, and student at State College of Jowa, Cedar Falls, recently received the Outstanding Freshman Marching Award there recently. She Is a 1966 graduate of Algona High School and was in the band here four years prior to graduation. Garrigan Home EC Tours Made Home-Economics classes of GHS are taking tours of places concerned with economics interests. On Monday, Nov. 14, these students visited the North Iowa Appliance Center and the new kitchen appliances both major, such as refrigerators, stoves, sinks and smaller appliances such as electric blenders and toasters. These same students toured Dunn's Supermarket on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and received information about the layout of the store, compared prices and compared brands of various foodstuffs. This past week on Wednesday and Thursday students of these classes surveyed a cooking school and fashion show in Fort Dodge sponsored by KVFD radio. Some ten or fifteen dishes were prepared each of the four nights the school took place. Relatives and friends from here attended the wedding of Merlon Marie Quirk, daughter of Mrs. Mildred Quirk of New Hampton and the late Harold Quirk, and George Bormann, son of Mrs. Anna Bormann of Alta Vista and the late 'George Bormann. Marcia Reding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reding, celebrated her 9th birthday Nov. 13 with relatives and classmates helping her observe the occasion. The afternoon was spent playing games followed by supper, including the birthday cake. Classmates attending were Sandy Erpelding, Lynette Thilges, Betty Zeller, Susan nig, Janet Thilges, Karla Kellner, Marilyn Berte, Cindy Bormann, Ann Kramer, Helen Thilges, Charlene Bormann, Lori Thul and Marcia's grandfather, John B. Reding, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kramer and Karen Kohlhaas with the Reding family helped Marcia observe the birthday. Mrs. Ray Thilges entertained the Farmerette 500 club Monday with Mrs. Tony Weydert and Mrs. Eugene Thul guests. Receiving prizes were Mrs. Milford Plathe, Mrs. Clarence Bormann and Mrs.Wilford Kohlhaas. CORD SETS REPL^CFD FR0MPT SERVICE It I* r»«i|f L'Wta* M W MM? I WHY TAKE CHANCES? Bring your AppHanc* in TODAYI PRATT 104 N, Joim - Afe«na lfct-5114 Let Viking Oil get your car ready for winter First Quality 4-PLY NYLON • 7:75 x 14 Slit BUckwall • Plui Tax •nd txchana Top Battery if TO FIT FORD, CHEVROLET AND f PLYMOUTH CARS—VERY BEST AVAILABLE! 95 PLUS EXCHANGE 4-YEAR GUARANTEE VIKING OIL CO Phone $95-3^49 wvvwvwvw North M»ln Strut ALGONA, IOWA (VVWWVVVVVVWVVVVVVV'iVVVVVVVV'bV HE'LL ARRIVE IN ALGONA SANTA GLAUS DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 AT 1:15 P.M. SANTA WILL ARRIVE IN ALGONA FRIDAY AT 1:15 P.M. - HE'LL PROCEED DOWN STATE STREET ON A SHINY RED FIRE ENGINE TO HIS HOUSE ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE. SANTA SAYS: 'fl'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING ALL ' ' ' ' '' .."*'' ' "".-,, .._,. " ' ^ l • i: ••••'M t C. .'.. '. • : : ;. .„> ...... YOU KIDS AND I'LL HAVE 2500 SACKS OF CANDY TO GIVE AWAY ... AND BE SURE TO ATTEND THE FREE MOVIE AT THE ALGONA THEATRE. SHOWS START AT 1 AND 3 P.M. THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE ALGONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE MERCHANTS LISTED BELOW WHO REMIND YOU IT IS "FUN TO CHRISTMAS SHOP" IN ALGONA .. . WHERE YOU WILL FIND EVERY TYPE GIFT IMAGINEABLE. Taylor Implement Co. Funk Plumbing & Heating Hood's Super Vain Zender'g Thermogas Co. of Algona Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation J. C. Penney Co. ^^•••••••••.^••••MMMM ScJiulU Brog. Garage & Oil Station Jack's 0. K. Tire Service Kirk's Shoe Store sPJastrom Furniture Co. Graham's The Chrigchllles Store Modem Dry Cleaners Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n Swanson's Food Store Perclval Motors S & L Dept. Store Algona Implement Co. Coast-to-Coagt Store Algona Greenhouses Behr Standard Service North Central Public Service Co. Post Transfer ft Storage No. Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing & fleatlag Dan Oarage ft Body Shop Foster Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Buscher Bros. Implement Kossuth Motor Co. Read's Furniture HutzfcU Office & School Supilv SheaMeys Iowa State Bank Baiter's Davis Paint Smoke Shop Honsbruch Drag Algona Produce Co. Ernie Williams — John Deere Carson's for Color Harrison's Variety Bomgaars 5 & 10 Shilts Brownbilt Shoe Store Lalng Plumbing & Hegttag Consolidated Co- Op Creamerlet Wfltgen Jewelers Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor Ca. Lentbold-Williaou (The Hub Clothiers) Frederick Hardware ' Algona Flour it Feed Sherwin-Williams Palnta Chris tensen'i The Security State Bank Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Ludwlg's Cafe United Building Cen^r North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Soft Water of Algoma Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Drags-Jewelry

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