The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 19, 1957 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 19, 1957
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Oo.) Upp*f fin Molntt TttortdoT, Sept. 19, 1957 Th«t* was a Iftiitt this week from P. I. Colvig of the Lake City Graphic asking permission to reprint an article of mine which appeared in the Kitchen- Klatter magazine. It was entitled, "The Guys Who Go To Blazes", and originally was in this column. Besides flattering me, this request reminded me that I haven't talked about the firemen for a long time and that September month. is fire prevention Well, t still feel the same way about the Fire Department that I did when I wrote the original article and I am still living with the same fireman. But since the installation of the dial telephones in our town there has been some proceedure of fires. As you it vised to be change in the getting to the probably know, ._ _._ tiiat the telephone operators rang each individual firemen to tell him of the location of the Blaze. Most of the time, when the divided ring sounded on the phone in the night it was my job to catch the message while my Fireman found his pants. Invariably, I stubbed my toe in the process of answering the phone and often Pop was on his way to the station, (complete with pants) before we found out where the fire was. Nowadays, we have our own private fire alarm called a, Fyrcall and it's located on a shelf just above our bed. » * * This invention is one of the modern day electronic miracles. As with most new-fangled gadgets it isn't 100 per cent foolproof, but I do know one thing. If you can sleep through that first alarm buzz, you are un- doubtedly coming down with a case of rigor mortis! The thing blatts. After you come down from hitting the ceiling, the cop at the station yells, "Attention All Firemen!" I presume that means the fireman's wife can also listen. She is awake, anyway. I try to hear the correct address while Pop is finding his pants. If he's up to par, and doesn't get his shirt tail caught in the clothes hamper, he can make it out the door before the whistle blows. * * • The Fyrcall it a portable gadget. Theoretically, you can take it along when you go out for the evening and plug it in at the host's home so long as he live? within a two mile radius of Algona. We haven't yet tried this but it might increase our popu> larity, socially if we did. Almost everybody wants to know where the fire is, and if we had our Frycall along we could tell them even before the whistle blows. The trouble with me is thai 1 am a little bit jealous of that Fyrcall. Besides haying Father jump when the blamed thing calls in a way I have never managed to make him do, he also houses it better than ahy of our other household equipment. I've been nagging for years to get some extra shelves afound here, to get the empty windows in the french doors fixed and to have the drawer knobs replaced on our dresser. There have been very little results. But when he got that Fyrcall, Pop went down to Bud Robinson's and had him construct a special little shelf. Of natural-grained, birch wood, yet! i • • • in 30 DAYS or less, with a BUTLER steel building, Your cash register will play a profitable tune month* •ooner if you build the Butler way. One of these pre» engineered steel buildings goes up fast because all partn have been formed nod punched for a precision fit in • modern factory. Erection costs are surprisingly low! By combining wood, masonry, and plate gloss with. the regular galvanized or aluminum covering, you can easily individualize your Butler building. Clear^pan interiors are well lighted—400 percent usable! Insurance rates are low. And there's « si*e to suit your needs, Ask us where you can we * new Butler Building in use near you. It will pay you to got o\jr price before you build. We will be glad to work with your architect or you can use our complete building service. Call or write 11* ,,, today! : BUTLER: WILL CONSTRUCTION CO. | Howard (Bud) We*!, Sales Representative |05 So. 15th Phone 49321 - • Fort Dodge, Iowa There it seldom anything funny about a fire that destroys life or property, but sometimes some of the more minor alarms bring soma laughs. "Not long ago, the Algeria department raced to f. blaze, all prepared to fight a conflagration and if necessary, to scale some ladders to get to it When they arrived, they found it was a power lawnmower that was burning. * * * Then, there was the case of Ihft temporary bachelor's burned bveakfast. A local man's wife was out of town and he was left to his own devices in the food department. Breakfast was supposed to be a matter of plugging in the coffee pot, depositing some bread in the toaster and letting the appliances take over while he dressed. The man was shaving this morning when he noticed a peculiar odor. The apartment was rapidly filling with smoke. He phoned in the fire alarm. The Algona Volunteer Fire Department went right to work. Through valient efforts on their part, the damage was kept to a minimum. Two slices ol toast were totally destroyed. * • * The fire alarm I got the biggest kick out of, occurred several years ago. A lady discovered a small blaze her kitchen, attempted to put it out herself and finally turned to the fire department for help. "I don't think this is going to be a very bad fire", she said on the phone, "so could you send just one fireman?" * * * I've found that several people are operating under the mistaken idea that they must pay for summoning the fire department. This is true, but only indirectly, for we pay for fire protection whether or not we ever have a fire. The trucks, the equipment and the fireman's fees are taken care of entirely by taxation. So, if some grease blazes up in your kitchen, the kids start a grass fire on the lawn or you smell smoke in your attic, don't wait, for false economy's sake, to phone in the alarm. This advice is prompted by the fact that a little flame becomes a big fire in an awful hurry. Butch Graham, son of Mr and Mrs Glenn Graham, is out for Junior High football. The boy wears glasses and his Dad was wondering how Butch was getting along without them on the football field. "Oh, that's all taken care of", said Butch. "I passed a test and I can see well enough without them." Dad inquired further into the matter. It followed that Coach Stevens stood quite a distance down the field, and Butch correctly announced that the Coach had held up three fingers. "Now, Butch", said Glenn, "Did you really see, the three fingers?" "Well, -t^'be perfectly honest I didn't", replied Butch. "I really sa^w six fingers, but I knew the coach couldn't have that many on one hand so I just divided down the middle." We are still steamed up at our house about last Friday night's victorious football game. Now that the Bulldogs have really won a game, I can say' that I knew they would do it all the time. Our garden borders on the practice field and we were down there one night just before the game picking cucumbers. Coach Shugart was giving a pep talk to the team. "Emmetsburg's Backs are tough," he said, "But you can beat them!" team demonstrated that The they agreed with him and I do believe that if I hadn't been wearing high heels I would have been ready to knock the heck out of Emmetsburg myself! Anyway, the season' promises to be interesting and it can be summed up in one phrase — "Go Bulldogs!" * * * This week I received a copy of the Duluth News Tribune. Gladys Barker sends it to me each year when they have their big Cook Book supplement. This year there were 5,500 entries. The grand prize winner of $100 went to Miss Superior, Wise. Ceil McRae of The recipe is for Chicken Loaf with Almond and Mushroom Sauce and this is how Miss McRae does it: 2 cups cooked diced chicken % cup ehkkefi Stock 3 eggs slightly beaten 2 tablsp. fine dry bread cfttfnbs 1 tablsp. butter, melted 1 tablsp. finely chopped parsley Sauce: 3 tablsp. butter V< pound mushrooms, slicfed 3 tablsp. flour 2 cups chicken stock 1 teasp. salt V4 teasp. pepper H cuft shredded almonds. Mix the first 6 ingredients together. Place in small greased loaf pan. Set in shallow pan Oi water and shake in 360 degtfec oven.for 40 minutes. Melt bul* ter, add mushrooms and saute 6 minutes, add flour and blend. Add stock ahd cook, stirring often until thick and smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Slicfe loaf and served topped with hot sauce. Serves 6 persons. —GRACE. Of SERVICE MEN Mr and Mrs O. B. Lain? have had as guest Mrs Bertha Michel of Atlantic. Mrs Michel is a former Algonan. George Yeoman went to Mason City Sunday to be with hfs wife who was taken to Mercy hospital for a medical check-up. Mrs A. D. Lehman was visited a few days this week by her. daughter, Mrs Don West of Des Moines. , , David C. Walker drove to Dubuque Sunday to register Monday for his third year at Loras College. He is the son of Mrs Clara Walker, county recorder. Mr and Mrs Clinton Lighter spent Sunday at Spencer with Mr and Mrs Clarence Ellis, brother and sister-in-law of Mrs Lighter. Mr and Mrs George Kohl had as guests over the weekend their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Bob Harrington and family of Des Moines. Mr and Mrs Gene Hood and daughter Mary Jean spent the weekend at Des Moines with Mrs Hood's brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs C. W. Conner. Mr and Mrs John Grotte were visited last week by Mr and Mrs Alfred Iverson, Mr and Mrs Everett Iverson of Storm Lake and Mr and Mrs Dick Carlson of Newel. Mr and Mrs Charles Kuchynka were recently visited by their son-in-law, Leroy Mathison ofi Los Angeles, who was enroute to Chicago, 111., on business. Mr and Mrs Alden McAdams weye visited last, week Sunday hy^the letter's son aqd .daughter- in-law, "IVTr arid Mrs Aden Ban-- ning of Des Moines. Mr and Mrs Charles LaBarre had Dr. and Mrs A. W. Amunson, Mr and Mrs Russell Cook and Mr and Mrs Ed Wolcptt as dinner guests at the Okobojis Sunday. Mr and Mrs Floyd Holt spent the weekend at Des Moines and were guests of Mr and Mrs Lyle Rodd, former residents here when Mr Rodd was secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Arlene Kramer, who is taking nurses' training at the Marshalltown hospital school of nursing. —First Lt. Sverre H. Ham met, 23, whose parents live in Swea City, recently Was graduated from the military medical ofientalioti course at the Army Medical Service School, JPort Sam Houston, Tex. The course, designed for newly commissioned officers, stressed medical service in combat, With emphasis on dental field training. Lieutenant Hammer 5s a 195? graduate of the State University of ,Ibwa Dental College and a member of Delta Sigma Delta fraternity. FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. —Army Pvt. James W. Sloter, 22, whose wife, Marsha, lives in Luverne, Iowa, is scheduled to complete eight weeks of basic combat training Sept. 21 under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The son of Mr and Mrs William Sloter, Corwith, he is a 1953 graduate of Corwith High School. Sloter was employed by the Majon Motor Company in Britt before entering the Army. FORT CHAFFEE, ARK. — Army Pvt. William L. Wood, son of Mr and Mrs Leo Wood. Whittemore, Iowa, is scheduled to graduate Sept. 13 from the eight- week Administration School at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Wood received instruction in typing, filing and Army clerical procedures. He was a farmer in civilian life. Labor Day guests at ih» P. W. Hansen home were her son-in- law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Andrew Miller and two children, Carol and Wayne, of Cedar Rapids. A picnic dinner was enjoyed at West Bend with the following relatives present: Arnold Danielsen and family of Algona, Martin Zimmerman and family, Whittemore, Mr and Mrs Harold Fitch and childfStl,' Joait 8ftd Allen of Renwick. has returned there after spend^^f P TfJr g "* ° r '° ir,cr Q t,,,n ,>,»ouc wanntinn «ritv, ™ guests from Sunday till ing a two vacation with , her parents, Mr. and Mrs Raymond Kramer. Mr and Mrs Herman Lindaman had as guests last week the letter's brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Horace Drayton oi Stoughton, Wls. They also visited a brother, and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs William Drayton. Marcia Long, daughter of Mr and Mrs K. D. Long who taught art in the schools at Cedar Rapids the past few years has received a promotion and is now teaching at Joliet, 111., in the high school and junior college. Marilyn Seller returned to Cedar Falls last week to begin her sophomore year at I.S.T.C. Nancy Kan«f, Connie Drone, Virginia Simmons, Henry Seiler and Denny Hildman were Marilyn's dinner guests at the home of her parents, the Julius Seilers of f- St. Benedict, before ' she left. Mrs Kaiherine McMurray is F. S. NORTON & SON Phone CY 4-3846 ALGONA It's pretty hard to keep Hugo under control, now that it looks like the Milwaukee Braves will be in the World series, but the rest of the boys are on deck to fill a farmer's order for a Norton Hog Feeder or a builMo-order cattle feeder, or any other portable farm building. A Norton Hog Feeder would be a mighty good investment with some of that extra hog money. ; Jf yew're planning to do some insulating prior to real cold weather, remember we have it here at Nortoni, The wool or ban types, You can save fuel, g et more warmth, and you can easily put it in your- iejf, Also, when you come, to put on storm window a nd door covering, we have it, Just tack it on. If you look around your piece, you may find a little repairing to do, Get the dimension or rough lumber you need at F, S, Norton & Son, • V i • , ' Doing some painting? We're cleaning out some good paint downstairs, atHAtfPWCE, look into this if you need paint. The red trucks haul coal in town or country - if you're in need of cod, we have it, '< * ' •' .' . -•'• **\ -rt,, Yours for service F, S, NORTON & SON Blue Ribbon for Riverdde 4-H Patsy O'Brien and Joan Reding, both members of the Riverdale Rustlers girl's 4-H club, representing Kossuth County, returned from the Clay County •Fair with a blue ribbon rating on their demonstration "Matching Made Easy." The girls, presented their demonstration Tuesday afternoon in the 4-H girl's exhibit hall at Spencer. During their demonstration, easy ways were shown of Working with both balanced and unbalanced plaids. Simple jackets were developed from plaid materials as •fche girls showed how to lay, cut and mark •plaids. Mrs Ralph Reding, Mrs Hubert .O'Brien, both mothers of the Ijirls, accompanied the team, as well as Mrs J. M. Patterson, past leader and Mary K. Staudt. county extension home economist. being visited by a nephew and wife of her late husband, Mr .and Mrs Oran Jasperson of Glendale, Calif. Sunday the visitors and Mrs McMurray spent Sunday at Clear Lake with Oran's brothers-in-law and sisters, Mr and Mrs Victor Young and Mr Mrs Ralph Hofer. Mr' and Mrs Clark Orion had nesday the latter's aunt, Mrs Howard Kemp, of Menlo Park hear San Francisco, Calif., and friend, Mrs William Schleusser of Oakland, Calif. The women have been traveling via greyhound bus the past seven weeks and were met in Des Moines Sunday by the Orton family. .. Mr and Mrs Wilder Rockwood and twin daughters of LuVerne, Mr and Mrs Richard Sorensen of Ringsted, Mr and Mrs Robert Carney, Mrs Mary Lytle and Jeri, of Algona were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs Mellvin Christensen, who recently purchased the house from Mr and Mrs Chuck Simmons. Mr and Mrs Burton Arrowood entertained at dinner Sunday, a farewell -for the son Allen Selich- now who is leaving for Denver, tp make his home with an.aunt, Mrs R. D. Kennedy and will attend college there. Guests were the grandfather Fred Selichnow, Mrs Kennedy, Darold Fisher and Gregory Arrowood. Mrs ^ennedy has been visiting here for a time. Mr and Mrs Roy Bjustrom have had as guests Mrs Matt Palmer, her daughter, Mrs Ver- pon Kramlic and Marian of Ellensburg. Wash., Fred Biustrom, son of Mrs Palmer of Moscow, Ida., and James Bjustrom of St. Paul, Minn. Mrs Palmer is a cousin of Mr Biustrom. James was not able to stay as long as the others and has returned to St. Paul. Mrs Walter Lorenz, former resident here who will be well remembered, came last week from Fort • Lauderdale, Fla., to visit relatives and friends and to transact some business. She was house guest of Mr and Mrs Don Hutchison a few days and then spent the time with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Robert Reilly. She went from here to Minneapolis, Minn., to visit relatives. CUyion kammers came home Wednesday from Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, and is convalescing from surgery. Guests during the past week have been Mrs Lammers 1 uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs John Miller of Britton, S. D., and her sister, Mrs William Hanning and daughter, Mrs Robert Burns of Sumner, the latter two being qyeisnifht guests, the others feting here from Sunday UW Wednesday. BURNED Dennis Youngwlrtti, of fttaf Cofwith, received secoftd deflfe* fourris recently Wheh he felt ItttO a tub of hot lard during ing, Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Finds Healing Substsnct Thai Dow Both* Relieve* Pain-Shrinks Hwnorthotdi (*•» t«*. 9. V. 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