The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1957 · Page 31
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 29, 1957
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Most would cut down considerably on our talking if we had to elimirlate tired-out cliches. our favorite, I am certainly no exception and if I had to leave out from my conversation such expressions as, "Well, that's the way it goes", "Your never know" or "Nice day, isn't it?", my tonsils would get a good rest. But then there'd be all those gaps in the small talk and other people would be sure to fill them in with their own favorite, tired-out cliches. * * * Perhaps a good solution would be to do as one local man threatens to sometime when he is greeted with, "How are you?" This guy says he's going to take the question quite literally and instead of saying, "Fine", he's "going to answer, "Well, not so good. You see I've got this ache in the back of my neck, that twitch in my eyebrow, my feet are tired and I must have eaten something that disagrees with me." That should put a new twist on an old cliche, but I doubt if anyone will stick around long enough to hear all the answers. * * * Personally,! could like aimless conversation a lot better^ if once in a while people would reverse some of the old cliches and try saying some of the following: "Things are built so much better these days than they used to be." > "Money sure goes a long way these days." "I simply love gossip and I like to have it knoWn around that I start things but .1 can't tell you the latest one about so-and-so." "Oh, those men drivers!" "I just hate to cook but I simply love doing the dirty dishes." "It's not the thought behind the gift that counts; it's what it costs." "She's got a lot of virtues but at least her intentions are bad." * * • "I read the book but I didn't see the movie." "We didn't have much money in those days, but boy, were we miserable." "Come on in. The house'is all slicked up and I'm ready for unexpected company." "Funny thing about men; you can live with them or you can live without them." "A penny saved is a penny wasted." "You don't hear much in a small town but what goes on makes up for it." "Ah, the sad, worried days of our youth!" "I know all there is to know about Modern Art; I just don't know what I like." * * * "It's a man's privilege to change his mind." "We wouldn't take a nickel for any one of our kids and we'd give a million dollars for another one." "I don't care if a joke is funny as long as it's dirty." "If I had known then what 1 know now I would have ended up in the poor house." "The trouble with me is I have no sense of humor." "Kids today don't get by with near as much as we did when we were young." "Twenty dollars down and twenty back breaking payments." "He doesn't look like much but after you get to know him he's one of the dumbest clucks alive." "She's not good looking but she sure is a poor sport." "We'll never have much money, and we'll never have many friends, either." "He's practically a genius and he's so dependable, too." "I hate kittens but I just love them when they grow up to be cats -" . ,, j u "I'm from Missouri. You don't have to show me." "I may get a little careless now and then, but when tr^ chips are down I really blow up." "If you want a thing done right, ask someone else to do it." "She-has a peaches-and-cream complexion—yellow and fuzzy. "You can tell he's dishonest because he looks you right in the 6VG. 11 "I'm married and my wife is, "We are repeating this offer, because so few of our customers asked for it. We had plenty on hand so we didn't have to make an extra purchase." "You see, my wife understands me completely." » * * And,if somebody will just tell me who it is that is doing the talking when, "they say", or who it is that is wearing red because, "they aren't wearing blue this year", and who is doing the brain-work when "they'll think of next", we'll have this cliche business pretty well whipped. Well, that's the way it goes; you never *know. By the way, incidentally, I'll see you later So don't take any wooden nickies.- One lady of my acquaintance has had to change her wardrobe around lately because of an expected visit from the stork. She went V> the store, chose some material with a nice colored design* on it and proceeded to sew a maternity dress. Abou half-way along In the piojec LONE ROCK By Mrs Clarence Kraft she discovered that the design on the material was not mere abstract figures but realistic pictures. And they were most appropriate for a maternity garment for they portrayed little setting hens on nests I * ' * * Who is Olive Reid? Margaret Durant and I were wondering about this recently. Several times in Harlan Miller's column in the Des Moines Register there's been some verse signed by Olive Reid of Algona. All the Mrs Reids we know have first names other than Olive so it must be a pen name. Come on, Olive, 'fess up!" Or if anybody else knows her identity, please squeal on her. * * * Father and I had a gay, mad evening last night and today we are feeling a little the worse for wear. We didn't go out on the town, we stayed home and canned tomato juice. FatheY likes home canned tomato juice Setter than any other kind and this being true, I hold some sort of leverage on him. If he likes the stuff so well, he can help me can it. So Stu McFadden fixed him up with a bushel basketful. It is surprising how much faster the process goes when there are four hands working and if you don't have to stop half way through and prepare a meal. Besides, I always show off a little, when somebody is watching me and I work twice as hard to prove what a powerhouse I can be. * * * » Our own garden has produced ample tomatoes for the table and enough cucumbers for several quarts of dill pickles. It's an amazing thing about cucumbers; you can go over the same territory six times and there will still be several that hide long enough to grow too big for pickles/ I know what to do with them, though, which brings us to this week's recipe. It's for Cucumber Relish and it came to me from Mrs Margaret Fraser of Cylinder: 4 quarts cucumbers (grind and measure after they have been put through chopper) 2 large onions 1 tablsp mustard seed j 1 cup sugar 2 cups vinegar % cup salt 1 tablsp celery seed 1 teasp. ground mustard Put onions and unpeeled cucumbers through food chopper. Add salt and let stand over- nigh't. Drain. Add vinegar, sugar and spices. Boil ten minutes. Seal in sterilized jars. This is good used in sandwich filling, on hot dogs and as a spread on meat loaf. —GRACE. TREE An apple tree that was blown over and presumed dead, recently was producing apple blossoms on Frank Strover's property in Grinnell. Mr and.Mrs Donald Blanchard and family, Mr and Mrs Elmer Frank and family of Swea City returned home Sunday evening after a two week vacation out west. They went as far as Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr and Mrs Frederick Schultz and Dawn visited over the weekend at Marshall, Minn, with Mrs Dora Schultz. Mrs Kenneth Kackson entertained Friday evening in honor of the birthday of Mrs Jesse Blanchard Jr. Guests were Mrs A. A. Krueger, Mrs .E. A. Lee, Mrs Merton Larson, Mrs Harlan Blanchard, Mrs Milton Madison, Mrs W. G. Flaig, Mrs Clarance Kraft. Mr and Mrs Claude Whitehill 'of Algona and their daughter Sally of California called Monday evening on Mrs Maude Blanchard. Mrs Clarence Kraft entertain-; ed the following ladies for coffee Wednesday morning: Mesdames W. G. Flaig, 'Merton Larson, Jesse Blanchard, Milton Madison, E. A. Lee, Harlan Blanchard, A. A. Krueger. Mr and Mrs Gerald Angus were hosts to the Ricker-Angus reunion Sunday at: their home. Guests included Mr and Mrs Art Cruikshank, Mr and Mrs John McNeil and sons, • Roger Grefe; Joe and Will.Ricker all of Algona, Mr and Mrs Harold Angus and family, Mr and Mrs Delmar, Angus and family of Burt, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Dittmer and girls, Lone Rock, Mr and Mrs Duane Christenson and daughter, Shirley of Cedar Rapids and Bob Angus. Mrs Letha Webb and sons, Mrs" Maude Bilsborough and Ilia of Algona, Mr and Mrs Frank Richards and girls were Sunday guests at the M. O. Richards home. In the evening Mr and Mrs M. O. Richards called in Titonka at the Maurice Bilsborough home. Mr and Mrs Ronald Christenson and family, Belgrade, Minn., spent Sunday and Monday at the E. A. Lee home and visiting other friends. Will Christenson was also a dinner guest there. Mr and Mrs Claude Berray of Waterloo called Saturday afternoon on Mrs Maude Blanchard. Mr and Mrs Harold Angus and Grace and her husband visited there Friday evening. Mr and Mrs Gordon Blanchard and family spent Friday afternoon there. Sandra Rich of Algona was honored at a miscellaneous shower Monday evening at the Lone Rock Presbyterian church. Hostesses were Mesdames George B. Long, E. A. Lee, James Long, Lawrence Dittmer, Harlan Blanchard, A. A. Krueger, Maude Blanchard, Jesse Blanchard, Don Houck, Lyle Marlow, Joe Cul- bretson, Glenn Householder, W. J. Cotton, Leo Ramus, Edw. Blanchard, Merton Larson, 1 Fred Dransfeldt, Ed Ohm, Louie Bern- inghouse, Woodrow Pettit, Mary Flaig, Ruth Krueger, Lawrence Newbrough, Jack Quinn, Eldon Marlow, Dennis Priebe, Mrs Alfred Schadendorf and Mrs Leon Marlow. Mr and Mrs A. D. Newbrough, Mr and Mrs Edw. Blanchard, Kim and Pat met the Delbert Blanchard family at Ledger State Park in Boone Sunday for a picnic. Mr and Mrs Clinton Rath and family called Tuesday evening at the Junior Hurlburt home. Wednesday afternoon Mrs Victor Dreyer and Vickie and Mrs How- THESE WOMEN! 6y d'Alesslo "She just said her first word — 'gunmie'l" ard Krause visited tnere. Sunflay afternoon MrsvAlfred Kramers- meier and sons; of L'edyard : visited. ;/. Mr and Mrs, D. J. Ryan and family of Orange, Texas, are Visiting this week in Algona at the A. L. Jackman residence. Sunday a dinner was held in their hbn'or at the Jackman; home. ; •' • . Patty Person and Phyilis O'Donnell are home .on a two week vacation; from' school 'at Mankato. They will return Sept. 4. , ' Mr and Mrs Emil Person visited Sunday afternoon in Fenton at the Floyd Duncan home. Mr and Mrs W. M. Rotterman of Elmore,/Minn, called Sunday afternoon at the Owen Berhow residence. ' • ••'•:. Mr and Mrs A. F. Krueger, Mr and Mrs T. Welch, £airmont, Minn., Mr and Mrs C{ias. Morris were Sunday afternoon visitors at the P. M. Christenson home. Mr and Mrs Louie B,erninghaus and family were Sunday evening guests in Fenton'at the. Arch Mather home. ;» Cynthia Kueck, daughter of Mr and Mrs Melvin Kueck of Des Moines, spent the week here at the home of her grandparents, Henry Kuecks. Mr and Mrs Art Person and family attended the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs R. H. Davis at Buffalo Center last Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Erich Seegebarth entertained the following nt a pot luck supper Sunday evening at their home: Mr and Mrs Lawrence Zwiefcl, Svvca City, Mr and Mrs Glenn Sabin, Judy and Jane of Algona and Gail Rich, Mrs Clara Marlow, Burt, Mr and Mte Robert Hanna and family, Mr and Mrs W. O. Dreyer, Mr and Mrs Victor Dreyer and Vickie. Mr and Mrs Frank Flaig and Mrs Rose Kraft called Sunday afternoon in Fairmont, Minn, at the Ted Krueger residence. Mr and Mrs Delmnr Fischer visited Sunday evening at the Roger Jensen home. Mr and Mrs Roger Jensen and family returned home last Tuesday after a vacation in Minn, and Wisconsin. Mr and Mrs Clarence Kraft and family called Sunday evening at the- Agnes Goetsch home in Fenton. Mrs Frank Flaig, Mrs Ruth Krueger and Mrs Roger Jensen entertained a week ago last Tuesday afternoon at the Jensen home in honor of Mrs Art Sprank from Wentzville, Mo. Thursday, August 29. 1957 Algona (!a.) Upper Oe» Motn**-3 5 New Faculty Members, Tyke Titonka,— The Titonka Conso 1'i da ted school opened on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with five new teachers assigned. They are Verla Toppin, Betty Schwartz, Arl^ne Jansen, Janice Hobbs and Donald Kerker. Other teachers who have returned are Yvonne Olson, Mrs Cleb' Nelson, Deloris Strocbel, Mrs 1 Betty'Gartner, Betty Taylor, Gladys Holland, Mrs Novelln Endlong. Mrs Doris Sathoff, Russell Schaub, Gladys Sleichter, Jack Easton, Harold Rood, Sylvan Thiesse, principal, Mrs Margaret Govern, Mrs Betty Brandt, Lylc Opheim, Harley Lehman and Phillip Faaborg. Superintendent is W. P. Truesdell, and school is Elaine Sonnenberg secretary Ricks. Custodians are Edward Harms and Donald Dallmunn. Cooks are Mrs Lorn Stockwell, Mrs Eilert Boyken, Mrs Helen Krominga and Mrs Alfred Boelkes, the same as last year. Bus Drivers are Wilbur Sex- Ion, foreman, Robert Lang, Richard Iscbrand, Ted Dunmire, Will Gerard, Earl Stott, Tom Loats and Miss Greta Smidt. MILK A milk truck driven by William Halstead of Coggon smashed through a hay wagon and rolled over recently when the driver swerved his vehicle to avoid striking a farm tractor. 85 milk cans were destroyed or damaged in addition to the loss of 10,000 gallons of milk. It is more important to love than to be loved. Open a Savings Account With Any Amount Start the entire family off to a happy future by saving here. We have special accounts for.children. All savings , are protected up to $10,000, and earn interest! Home Federal Savings & Loan Association Originally Organized 1917 All Deposits Insured To $10,000 ALGONA, IOWA SPEAKING: Housework? When you can't afford a staff of five servants and it takes a fairy godmother to finisji your housework, forget magic wands and turn to the modern miracle electricity. It does the work of a whole staff of servants for only a few pennies a day — a lower cost today than ever before. Algona Municipal Utilities Phone CY 4-2333 If stoeet soft drinks / fat&eyou tkirsty... , THE SBUIRT COMPANY switch to *m never an after-thirst • • What a difference! Unlike syrupy soft drinks, Squirt really quenches your thirst. Squirt is refreshing, not filling. You'll like its clean, fresh flavor of pure fruit and the tangy aparkle that makes Squirt the perfect mixer. Buy Squirt in the thrifty 6-pack Tartan Carton. CRYSTAL SPRINGS BOTTLING WORKS, ESTHERVILLE, IOWA

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