The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 6, 1966 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 6, 1966
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December 1 - I'll have to admit old age is creeping upon me for I completely forgot until a few moments ago that this is iny day for writing "Tidbits." Tve completely frittered the day away when 1 should have been typing. * * * First of all, I'll say I braved the cold wind, and Velma Hagg was even braver, to take me to the eye clinic at the hotel yesterday, She had some added weight to push around, my coat, two sweaters, a fur neck scarf, an Indian blanket, my usual cold weather lap robe and a head jscarf. No, I didn't catch cold, 'but we didn't loiter on the streets as usual - bought a few, necesitities in cozy warm stores, and with the wind at her back coming home, we sailed along at a good pace. Marg Dahl was going with us and then we decided not to go. Like a woman, we changed our minds and when I tried to phone back to her, I couldn't get her. I phoned repeatedly, but could get no reply. Others tried, too, I learned, and the fault is with her phone. She can ring out but it didn't ring in - but it won't be long till repairs will be made. * * * Beta Sigma Phi sorority has some projects in view which are of interest to both Good Samaritan Homes. Members will be calling on us from time to time and after quite a number of years of talking with Mrs. Don Sherman for news, I met her when she called a day or two ago. She has a nice dimple, an attractive thing one seldom sees but which I always admire. She also called on Dora Mitchell, who was her neighbor a number of years. * * * For heaven's sake I For years toothpicks have been spoken of only in hushed tones, the use of one in front of anyone would make Emily Post blush with shame, and while I have continued using them in private, I was amazed to see an ad picturing a holder and one in attractive glass-imitation cut glass I am sure. * * * / I was gratified the other day to hear callers from out of town say "This is one of the best nursing homes in the state," which included Good Samaritan 2. They didn't know I heard them, but I know my chest measurement would have out- Janed Jane's! * * * I could barely understand Mabel Hutzell the other day. She had a beautiful case of laryngitis. * * * A Brownie troop, I haven't been able to get the number yet, had little nut cups of candy for us on our Thanksgiving trays- a little colored turkey fastened on two sides. Thank you. We also had mats made by the women at the new home - brown art paper and decorations according to individual ideas. * * * Garry Moore can't get off the air too soon to suit me, And WHY does that darned violinist (?) appear on ANY show? Sullivan has had him several times. He says a few jokes which aren't funny, then plays a few bars of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", then does another joke, then takes up "Smoke" where he left off. I'll bet it's the only tune he can play. If he really can play, why doesn't he leave off the talky- talk and give us something worth listening to ? * * * I'll even welcome Jack Benny back, but I do hope he doesn't "H-u-ro-m-m", and if he doesn't flap his hands around like dead fish, I'll be happy, As for the Smothers brothers -1 wish some one would SMOTHER them. (Later — It turned out to be a good show), . * * * Today's Register had me almost convinced I should crochet a dog - and then my better Judgment came to my rescue and I figured I'd better use that time making some button holes smaller on a lace blouse I had given me some time ago so the garment wasn't always gaping. Why do they make the holes up and down instead of across ? There'd be no problems then. * * * Mrs. Myrtle Booue celebrated her eighty-eighth birthday Nov. 30 and I was given a piece of her cake - a delicious angel food with heaps of icing on it - a thing I like. Mrs. Boone's daughter is Mrs. Diekoff and she comes daily to see her mother. Guests were Helen and Julia McEnroe, Betty McEnroe, Rose Loper, Mrs. Dorothy Higgins and Mrs. Ed and Emma Sindelar. Thehonoree received many gifts and cards and is grateful to her friends who made her day so happy, * * * It was quite a shock yesterday to hear that Dot Smith had suffered a heart attack. She is at St. Ann, but her doctors are optimistic that she will be all right. My I our Dot, always so vivacious and so competent. It was always Dot we let plan our picnic menus and make out the grocery list of foods to take on our camping trips. She has always been such a pretty girl and grew older so gracefully still pretty and gay. My love and best wishes, Dot, and a very speedy recovery. * * + It's too bad we don't have any gamesters around here except I who am rusty, Earl Rich loves cards, is good at them, too - and even would play checkers. I am no good at checkers but some evening when I am not busy, I'll see how poor or how good I am, Earl is most helpful here - likes to be busy and saves the girls many steps. + * * The latest thing in animal toys is "Moonsters" I think they are called. One of the women here showed me one she had bought for her grandchild's Christmas and I saw one in a store yesterday being groomed. I suppose half the fun is in combing the hair. Well, I still go for dolls. For heaven's sake, don't get the idea I WANT one - all I mean is that they still attract me, and I am reminded of my very lovely "Dorothy Opal" and her older blonde sister Helen. Why 1 chose those names I don't remember. What DO I want for Christmas ? Well, a catalogue sent me recently had some diamonds priced at close to $3,000. Anyone want to have Santa put that in my stocking ? * * * I can vouch for this of a few years ago - "the shots I got of penicillin were not in the spots where I was ill." * * * Oh, if they could see I "Some women grow old gracefully others wear stretch pants." 2 Swea City Girls Honored At Showers SWEA-EAGLE-Mrs. EdDolf, (Carol Eggerth) was honored by twenty-eight college and high school girl friends, recently, at the Methodist church at Swea City, with a post-nuptial shower. A short program was held with Judy Davidson as mistress of ceremonies. Devotions were given by Candy Elliott, and a reading was given by Betty Hanson. Two songs were presented by Pat Gulnn, Candy Molly Hazelhoff, by Mrs. V. E. Elliott and accompanied Hazelhoff. Hostesses were Pat Gulnn, Judy Davidson and Molly Hazelhoff. Lunch was served by the hostesses. Catharine Fedderson was also an honored guest at a pre- In cooperation with No. Iowa Sewing Machine Co., home of Grundig Stereos, Diamond's giving away — absolutely free a '429 STEREO AM-FM RADIO & STEREO MULTIPLEX Just stop in at Diamond's and look at this beauty, then be sure to register for it. No purchase is necessary and you need not be present at the drawing (Dec. 23) to win this musical masterpiece. DIAMOND'S REGISTER FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM THE Iowa State Bank ALGONA, IOWA $25 SAVINGS BOND WILL BE GIVEN AWAY DEC. 10 DEC. 17 DEC. 24 Registration Start* Dec. 5th. Drawing will be held Friday Evening of each week. Winner* will be announced on the 12:15 News, Saturday, Doc. 10, 17*24. REGISTER AS OFTEN AS YOU WISH AT THE OWA STATE BANK Al.OONA,IOWA nuptial shower recently at the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist church. Mrs. Gregor Deim was mistress of ceremonies. A program was presented by Mrs. Earl Kvamsdale; Mrs. Gifford Smith; Mrs. Gregor Deim; Mrs. Ronald Stenzel; Mrs. V. E. Hazelhoff; Mrs. Harold Jones; Mrs. Arnold Anderson; and Colleen Elliott. Jane Johnson and Nancy Charlson helped with gifts, and Connie and Bonnie Pech assisted Cathy in opening her many lovely gifts. Mrs. James Johnson presided at the coffee service. Hostesses were Mesdames Robert Mortensen, Norine Dan- lelson, Amery Charlson, Harriet Patterson, Paul Weichmann, Edwin Berggren, Warren Thompson, William Pech, Gregor Deim, Earl Kvamsdale, Ronald Stenzel, Gifford Smith, Kenneth Kollasch, William Beck, Earl Berg, Arnold Anderson, Harvey L. Larson, Lamont Johnson, W. L. Reynolds, Marvin Simonsmeier and Harold Jones. - o - At the Everett Johansons on Thanksgiving Day were his parents, the Ole Johansons, her mother and brother, Mrs. Anna Peterson and John, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wegner and family, Fairmont. At the Kenneth Brones home on Thanksgiving, were Danny Anderson, Waverly.Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson, Jennifer and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William Tobin. Paulette Kracht came from Central College at Pella to spend the holiday at the home of her parents, the Art Krachts. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thoreson, Paul, and Petrea Thoreson, attended the National Livestock show at Chicago, Tuesday to Sunday. They showed five head of cattle. Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Rlppen- trop are now at home in the Richard O'Green house in Eagle township. The Rippentrops were married Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Fairmont. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hagen, Fairmont, and he is the son of the Everett Rippentrops, Swea City. She will continue working at Lakevlew Methodist Home at Fairmont. He has been employed by Kenneth and Andrew Brones for the past several years. Thanksgiving Day guests at the Warren Brones home were Mr. and Mrs. Buhman, Carroll and Duane, Emmons, Minn., another son, Larry Buhman, Mankato, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brones and Jay W. Brones. Need Christmas Gifts, l-City Hospitals Santa's helpers at the University of Iowa Hospitals have begun receiving gifts from lowans for patients who will be hospitalized during Christmas. Hospital officials hope the early gifts that have been received are an indication that every adult and child in the hospitals will have a gift on Christmas Eve. Gifts are still urgently needed, hospital officials say. Suggested gifts Include stationery and stamp*, shawls, books, toys, games, scarves, hose, fancy handwork, leather kits, billfolds, knitting materials, gloves and toilet articles. Gifts may be addressed to Christmas Committee, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240. CHRlSim TREES! TuMday, D*«. 6, 1966 Algetic (la.) Uppif Oil OUR CHRISTMAS TREES ARE NOW IN STOCK!! [CHOOSE PROM Scotch Pine I While Pino I Douglas Fir "ALOONA'S FINEST" — ALL SIZES & PRICES — Sjogren Grocery ALGONA W.WA:.K;:*V..:#::^^^ Ruth McEnroe Places Fifth In Wool Contest Garrlgan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 Tuesday, December 6,1968 Choruses Plan Concerts Sparkle and excitement of the coming holiday will be expressed in song at the annual Garrigan Christmas Concert, Dec. 18, at 8 p. m. Sister Mary Dominica, PBVM, will direct the Varsity, Freshmen, Boys' and Girls' Choruses in a variety of Christmas songs. The band plans to organize a brass ensemble to perform with carols under the direction of Mr. Norbert Rezac. To add to the reality of the evening the Nativity scene will be enacted by several chorus members. Among the many carols they will sing are "Gloria," "Silver Bells,' "Joy To the World," "0 Bambino" and "Snow, Beautiful Snow." An earlier performance on KVFD-TV will feature eighty of the chorus members from 1:302 p, m., Dec. 11. Team Debates in Aid Journalists Meet Press ;s will be the goal of eight GHS debaters as they Journey to Emmetsburg, Dec. 10, for an Invitational Tournament, sponsored by Emmetsburg Catholic and Public High Schools. ' -zt*' Sister Mary Ignatius, PBVM, who will be a judge at the tournament, will accompany the debaters and their advispr, Mr. Beanie Cooper. These students will be divided into two teams and will debate the topic, Resolved: That the foreign aid program of the United States should be limited to nonmilitary assistance. Bits 'n Pieces Winning fifth place out of the thirty-four senior contestants In I the district wool contest held at Mason City, Nov. 18, Ruth Mc- I Enroe stated, "I was never more surprised la my entire life I" The two-piece, paisley-green suit was judged on ito construction I and also on the manner in which it was modeled. The fifth out of ten prizes consisted of a skirt's length of wool material which, states Ruth, "is brown and green, with some orange mixed into the plaid print," When asked why she had entered the contest, Ruth said, "I had heard a lot about it before and had always wanted to enter, but didn't. So when Sister Lawrence Marie mentioned it to me, I decided to enter." Ruth also stated that she had competed for the fun of it and because she had wanted to find out what these contest*, were like. Sister Lawrence Marie, her clothing instructor added, "In taking fifth place in the wool contest, Ruth »has shown her competency in sewing and poise in modeling. ; Ruth has used several new constructions in making her suit which, no doubt, helped her to place." •eoeeeeeee Who's prouder - winner, Ruth McEnroe, or Instructor, Stater Lawrence Marie, PBVM? Ruth's two-piece suit placed fifth in. the district Wool Contest at Mason City recently. Films, Tour, Reception Vary Agenda •M Watching Paul Halverson operating the linotype machine at The Algona Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. are GHS journalists Kathy Reilly, Diane Arndorfer, Margia Froehlich, Jim Bristow, Mary Bonnstetter and their advisor, Sister Mary Maun, OSF. The journalism class toured the shop December 2. Technical Drawing Course Builds Graphic Communication Abilities Did you ever wonder exactly what technical drawing is? According to Sister Mary Iva, OSF, it is a "means of visual communication which is applied to the industrial aspect of our society." Tfljriy-four sophomores, juniors and seniors are learning the basic processes and operations of drafting as they acquire skill in the use of line, in developing views of objects and in dimensioning. Their manual abilities are tested as they develop related projects which involve soldering and working the lathe, Have you ever thought about how your heart works or if there is life on other planets? Is there a relationship between cancer and smoking? What is photosynthesis ? These questions are answered and explained in films obtained for the biology classes from the National Heart Association, The Bell Telephone Company,' The National Cancer Society, Prudential Life Insurance Company, U. S. Steel, and other large industries that are interested in teaching students through films. Water Plant Tour Tracing the process of water from the time it leaves the well until it enters the reservoir was the central observation of the period six chemistry students and Sister Mary Imelda, PBVM, on Nov. 22. With the permission of the water plant superintendent, Mr. T. James Palmer, the students made a tour of the plant as an outside activity corresponding with a class experiment on the purification of the water. Deadlines "What work!" dolefully slips from the lips of senior English students as they experience the traditionally required assignment of upperclassmen .., term papers 1 As the overcrowded library testified, the deadline for the first draft was Friday, Dec. 2. Assigned to write approximately ten typewritten pages on the subject of their choice, the students of Sister Mary Ignatius,' PBVM, are covering a wide, variety of fields including "Air Pollution," "Birth Control," "Witchcraft," "Teenage Marriage" and "Jazz." Garrlgan's interest in math received an impetus on Nov. 21 Graph Reveals Honor Students' Courses when Professor Ellen Oliver, associate professor of the West- mar College Math Department, lectured to the students of the Math Club and answered questions relative to college courses. Alumni Return Band alumni slipped back into old grooves as they borrowed instruments, exercised embouchures and blared out with the school song in the band room, Nov. 23, after the first concert performance of the year. The concert, preceding the reception, was dedicated to the band alumni. A member of Garrigan's first band, PauJ Eisele *6Q, was, present and other years up to'66 were represented, totaling approximately twenty persons. Honor Bond Applying for the North Central- Iowa Band Masters Association honor band are Sandy Elbert, trombone; Sue Nelson, cornet; Kathy Plathe and Steve Walker, clarinet; and Dave Waldschmidt, tuba. The purpose of this band is to enable good musicians in the area bands to participate •with other students who have the same ability. The honor band will meet Jan, 14 at Clear Lake and will be an all-day affair with organizing Auditions for chair placings, practice and an evening concert. Each school associated with NCIBA may have six application* and from these, approximately 260 members will be selected, I Editor's Note: Last issue's editorial, "is the Honor Roll Fair ?' brought the following reaction. What do YOU think about it? The above graph trace.s the courses of all' students on the gold and silver nonor rolls,. It should be noted that religion and English are required subjects for all grades and aesthetics is required for freshmen, biology for sophomores, American history f£r juniors and American government for seniors. The* graph reflects the wide range of elective courses among, the honor roll students. This range is so broad that the grades of every teacher in the school are involved in this breakdown of the honor rou. Noteworthy is the fact that 82 per cent of the honor roll students carry at least one major activity (band, chorus, sport,) in addition to their classes. ;*****»* M*M» THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa 50511, Editorial, Board; Kathy Bouo>» wyns, Ruth Cassel, Jean Kathy Platbe. Reporters; Jim Briitow, DearftfTTMUi Qfttrlck, M*ry Ann Eischen, Sandy Egbert, Ftichsen, Ron GUbrWe, Koolhaas, Khoa4a SchuUer, rranher; s Sister M. Maun,

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