The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 31, 1957 · Page 23
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 31, 1957
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Jane Arden, giil t apetiet in the funny papers, gets around quite a bit. She covers fascinating stories, dresses like a fashion model and solves murders and other crimes that have the police completely baffled. In my work as newspaper correspondent, 1 had an interesting story to cover the other night, too and although 1 tried hard, my resemblance to Jane Arden still is very slight. * » * My very lirst real live press conference was slated for six o'clock at the Algona Hotel before the Democratic rally where Senator William Proxmire and Congressman Merwin Goad spoke. When I took the lait batch of peanut butter cookies out of the oven I tried to think what questions Jane Arden would ask the Senator If she were covering the story. I also wondered what Jam, 1 •would do if she had kids who filled her notebook with drawings just before she went out on an assignment. * * * Pop called and said he'd be an hour late getting home from work sb if I had to be any place early I'd have to walk. I had to press my dress at the last minute and wipe up the chocolate milk that got spilled on the kitchen floor. The daughters, irritable with being cooped up all week, had to be'-sent to separate rooms until 'they could watch television withoutlsquabbling. I know now why the cartoonist who draws Jane Arden always has her romances end unhappily so she never has to do her reporting and at tne same time cope with a home and family. * * * We were real lale in getting ^9 the hotel but'it turned out just Cine because the Senator from Wisconsin was also real late. Meanwhile I had an unexpected bonus experience — a nice chat with Iowa's first lady, Mrs Herschel Loveless! Since I am a lot bolder on the typewriter than I am otherwise, I was scared stiff but I soon found out I didn't need to be. Mrs Loveless is as easy to talk with as the gal next door. She's very attractive, has a lovely complexion and a nice smile and she's prettier in real life tha: she is itt,U}Q?t of the, pictures I'vi seen of her. * • * ' We bolh had recently recovered from the flu — she came down with it at Waterloo while. accompanying the Governor on one of his official visits. She ached in her back just like I did when I had it. We both admitted we were hungry for the forthcoming supper because it had been a long time since lunch. She had one youngster, Sandra at home with the flu so I told her about Bill, Mary Ann and Jean with the same complaint. Mrs Loveless said there is lots of household help at the executive mansion but she remarked that when a child is ill he really wants Mother. And she's very thrilled about her new grandson. He's the child of their son, Allan and his wife and they live right in DOS Moines so they can see him often. -* * * Mrs Loveless has a cook now that she's the Governor's Lady, but when she lived in Ottumwa she did her own cooking. I told her how I have to stuff a rag in my oven door to keep the heat in and she said they'd also been having some trouble with the two stoves in the kitchen of the ex- culive mansion! * * * Mr and Mrs Loveless are long time friends of the Roger Phillips since the days when they all lived in Ottumwa. Mrs Loveless tried to get in touch with them Wednesday but they were in Des Moines. I volunteered to phone Mrs Phillips the ne.£ day and convey greetings. When I did so, Mrs Phillips remarked that the Lovelesses are genuinely nice people. The fact that they occupy the highest position in -the state doesn't keep them from sitting around a kitchen drinking coffee with their old friends. * * * When ihe Proxmires arrived and the press conference began I didn't say a word but I listened to Jim Wychor and Russ Waller interview him. I was busy watching the Senator's wife, Ellen who accompanied him. She's younger than I expected and very pretty. She resembles Pat Honsbruch a little, or maybe Shirley Ricklefs. She wore a three piece tweed cuit and one of those fuzzy-felt hats. It was large, beige and had a feather oh it. * * * In his speech at the Plantation, Senator Proxmire said that his wife was his campaign manager in the August election in which he gained the Senate seat formerly occupied by McCarthy. Whether or not this was literally true, I don't know but he said that he had unsuccessfully run for Governor three times but when she took over, his political career changed. I got to thinking about the great influence the right type of wife can have for a man in politics. * * * Eighteen years ago last week. an event occurred which changed the women's world quite a bit. The first nylon stockings went on sale at a store in Wilmington, Delaware. Dick Phillips, manager of the Algona Theater, called my attention to it. Coincidentally, he has a movie coming up next Sunday and Monday by the name of, "Silk Stockings." He suggested that if I wanted to run a contest he'd pop for some pretty nice prizes for it. Maybe you and I can both have some new silk stockings. * * * Do you remember you first pair of silk stockings? Or per- .haDSVflu ; aje like I am and it's. )arlM»r "or"'nylons that;"hold memories in your hosiery history. My first pair was worn on my wedding day. They'd been given to me by a local store for modeling in a style show. I was delighted by their looks, fit and the quick-drying factor and it seems to me t,hat they lasted longer than they do today. 1 read recently that Mamie Eisenhower is planning to lead the field this year in wearing high- colored hosiery — reds, greens and blues. Do you have any ideas on this fashion trend? * * * Come on gals, (guys too, if you are so'included) get out your pencil and think. up a hundred words or so starting, "I'll never forget the moment when I put on my first pair of silk stockings (or nylons)", and send it in. We'll be pretty lenient about subject so long as it's about hosiery. Leave the letter at the box office when you go to sae, "Silk Stockings", or mail it to me either at the Upper Des Moines or 209 South Williams, I'm going shopping for two pairs of the lovliest sheer nylons I can find and they'll be given to the writer of the best letter. Second prize is a two weeks pass for two people to the Algona Theater and the third prize is a one week supply of tickets for two people. Its always ; the right time TO CONSULT WITH US ON AUTOMOTIVE FINANCING . . It might pay you to check with this bank on auto* financing ... with the new model* just around the corner, you'll want to know about bank financing. Drop in and ask u« about it. Safe Confidentigl Accommodating IOWA MTATH ~&ank, Algonn Member FpIC Iowa fcra* efilty hi it bffee! 1 must have it by the time the mail comes Monday morning, N9V. 4. 1 shall be waiting to hear from you. This week's recipe is for those easy peanut butter cookie? the kids and I made while they were out of school with the flu 1 cup peanut butter V* cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar or brown sugar, packed Vfe cup boiling water 2 cups biscuit mix. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Blend peanut butter, shortening sugar, water with rotary beater or spoon until smooth. Stir in bis cuit mix. Drop small teaspoons ful on lightly greased bakinj. slteet. Flatten wih bottom o glass dipped in biscuit mix o. flour or press with fork dippe in flour. Bake 8 to 10 minutes Makes about 6Vfe doz. Watcl these because they can burn ii> short order. —GRACE. NOTES OP SERVICE MEN FORT CHAFFEE. ARK.—Pvt Jerrold D. Capesius, whose wife, Carolyn, lives at 509 M> E. Elm St., Algona, Iowa, recently wa; graduated from the Army's Parts- Supply School at Fort Chaffee Ark. Capesius received instructor in the maintenance of stock records and the inspection ana identification of spare parts. The 23-year-old soldier, son of Mr and Mrs Dennis Capesius, Mallard, was graduated from Mallard high school. FORT CHAFFEE, ARK. — Pvt. James R. Kennedy, 22, son oi Mr and Mrs A. W. Kennedy, Bancroft, Iowa, was graduated Oct. 11 from the "eight-week Administration School at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Kennedy received instruction in typing, filing and Army clerical procedures. He attended the State University of Iowa. VERONA. ITALY — Specialist Third Class Donald F. Riebhoff, 20, son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Riebhoff, Route 2, Algona, la., is a member of the 570th Field Artillery Missile Battalion in Italy. Specialist Riebhoff, a message- center clerk, entered the Army in January 1956 and arrived overseas the following November. He completed basic combat training at ForLJ^onajd Wood, Mo. RiebhofMs -3^16.5^ graduate of Burt high school! Livermore Mr and Mrs Fred Pooch attended the funeral of Fred's uncle, Anton Christenson of Alden last Tuesday. Sunday evening they were guests at the wedding of Darlene Wagner and Jim Scuffham at the Lutheran church in Whittemore. Dr. and Mrs Beardsley and Mrs Forbus Stiltz drove to Iowa City Sunday to make the acquaintance of their new grandson, Brian Wesley. Mrs Beardsley stayed for a few days. Mrs Ruby Holmes plans to close her home and spend, the winter in Norfolk, Virginia with her son and his wife, Mr and Mrs Herbert Holmes. Herbert is in the navy and stationed at Norfolk. She will spend a few days with her brother and his wife, Mr and Mrs Reed White in Villa Park on the way. The Henry Strunc family of Bancroft visited at the Tom McKenna home the 20th. Mr McKenna is home from the hospital and slowly recovering from his stroke. Later they visited other friends in this vicinity. Mr and Mrs Otto Andersen took in the football game in Ames Saturday. Friday they were guests at the Harold Jensen home. Mrs John Olson has gone to Lincoln ,Neb. to care for her grandchildren. Her daughter, Mrs Bill Smith has a new baby girl. The Bert Schwendemann family visited Sunday afternoon at the Fred Schwendemann home in Burnside. Mr and Mrs Elmer Schrieber accompanied Mr and Mi's Lawrence Schrieber of Ottosen to Ft. Dodge Sunday where they visited at the Ralph Schrieber home. Mr and Mrs Jim Elder enjoyed a visit Sunday from Mr and Mrs John Elder of Spencer. Mr and Mi's Julius Becker attended the funeral of Nick Krieps at Algona Monday. Mrs Ross Clark enjoyed a visit last week from her daughter, Mrs Gale Herbst who flew here from Salem, Ore. Mrs Clark and Mrs Gooclenough drove her to Des Moines Saturday to catch a plane for home, Mr and Mrs Dave Fisher have moved from their farm home to the late Mrs John Robbins home which they purchased. Mr and Mrs Harley Fisher who were recently married will live on the farm. It has been announced by the American Legion that they wil! again sponsor a Hallowe'en party, Oct. 31 at the Legion- building for all children of this vicinity thru the eighth grade. The evening's entertainment will inclvide a movie and treats. They are Algonan At Headquarters A former Algonan, Montie Black, Personnelman, First Class, USN, is shown above taking cafe of personal records of one of the 60 officers and men attached to the Pacific Fleet Training Group. Black, an outstanding wrestler at Algona high school prior to his graduation several years ago, enlisted in the navy following graduation. He is married to the former Mildred Terwilliger of Humboldt. (Official U. S. Navy photo - UDM Engraving) also sponsoring a "Hard Time" dance at the Livermore Ballroom later that evening. Ricky Andersen was operated on for appendicitis last Thursday. Recent dinner guests at the Fred Hintz home were Mr and Mrs Roger Morgan and son of Memphis, Tenn., and Mr and Mrs Ed Morgan and Shari of Eagle Grove. Mr and Mrs Cecil Scott who have been visiting in the parental Norman Scott home left Saturday for their new home in Denver, Colo, where Cecil will be employed. Marianne Scott who is a nurse in the hospital in Denver spent a few days at home. Gordon Scott and his family ol Storm Lake were here Saturday. Tht American Legion is again sponsoring the Boy Scouts, and all boys who have not signed up are urged to contact John Miller, scout leader ,or DeVerne Holmes, assistant leader. The senior Methodist Youth Fellowship group met at the church Thursday evening with Barbara and Ronnie Zeman as hosts. LEDYARD By Mrs D. B. Mayer W.S.C.S. Meetings The W.S.C.S. met at the church Thursday afternoon with Mrs Air tiert Looft and Mrs Martha'ttagge as hostesses. Mrs E. A. Carpenter was in charge of the program on Home Missions, assisted by Mrs Ray Wentworth, Mrs Cecil Pingel, Mrs Marie Halvorson, Mrs William Klinker and Mrs Lena Warner. It was voted to observe the Week of Prayer and Self Denial in the Circles which met as follows: Esther on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the home of Mrs N. A. Pingel; Mary, Evening Circle, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the .home of Mrs Mary Bashara, Mrs George Thompson who is Spiritual Life Chairman will have charge of the programs in both circles. Mr Albert Barnes is still in Iowa City in the University Hospital. John Steinberg is also a patient there. Mr and Mrs Leo S. Willadsen and Sandra went to Storm Lake Sunday to attend the funeral of a cousin. John Carpenter who attends •Coe College at Cedar Rapids, spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs E. A. Carpenter. Mr and Mrs James Burris and family of Bradgate spent Saturday at the home of Mrs Freda Frey. Judith Roseboro, who is in nurse training at Rochester, spent the weekend visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Clayton Roseboro. Natalie Hardt is visiting this week at the home of her fiance, PLANTATION BALLROOM WHITTEMOBE, IOWA FRIDAY, NOV. 1 JOLLY LUMBERJACKS SUNDAY, NOV. 3 BILLY REDMAN FRIDAY, NOV. 8 HARD TIME DANCE Come as you are — Prizes LYNN KERNS ORCH. SUNDAY, NOV. 10 HENRY CHARLES No Advance Booth Reservation* - Doer* Open at 9:30 Adolph Kuecker and his parents at St. James, Minrt. ..Peggy Mayer, who works for Tjook Magazine" in Des Moines, spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs D. B. Mayer. Jeane Brandt, who was called home by the death of her grandfather, remained to spend the weekend with her parents, Mi and Mrs John Brandt. : Judith Gilbertson, who teaches at Belmond, spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs B. E. Gilbertson. Mrs Luella Esser, Mr and Mrs James Esser and family of Algona were Sunday dinner guests at the J. F. Sullivan home. Mr and Mrs William Poppe \vere called to Nevada on Friday by the death of Mrs Poppe's mother. Mr and Mrs George Thompson, Ledyard, and the Misses Isabel and Janet Mason of LuVerne drove to Wisconsin and Minnesota on a recent trip. Rev. and Mrs Victor Vriesen and two children visited at the home of Rev. Vriesen's parents, Rev. and Mrs O. J. Vriesen at Hamburg, Minn., and Mrs Vrie- sen's father, Dr. E. A. Fossum fct ' Young America, Minn., on Thursday 'and Friday of last week. The 4th and 5th grade pupils and their teachers, Mrs Fennema and Mrs Lovstad went to Mason City last Wednesday where they yisjted the Sugar Beet Company the Iowa State Brand Creay.,Edward Knoner drove the Mi&bus:-' Tice Brack came home from the Park Hospital in Mason City last Wednesday, where he had undergone major surgery the week before. Mrs Tony Kollasch Jr. ant! baby boy are homo this past week from the hospital in Estherville. William Wiemer went to Des Moines Thursday evening alter his mother, Mrs Gertrude Wiemer who had been there since Sunday visiting at the home of her brother and wife, the John Till- moneys. Mrs Marie Hal^orson and Marvel went to Waterloo on Friday and from there they accompanied Dr. and Mrs Paul Wilson and boys to Wisconsin for the weekend. Dennis Knoner who attends Bethel College in Minneapolis ^spent the weekend visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Edward Knoner. Diane Grunhovt, daughter ol Mr and Mrs Harold Grunhovt, has been out of school this past week convalescing from a tonsil operation at the Estherville Hospital. Mrs George Thompson visited Mrs Fred Schroeder at her home in Lakota on Wednesday. Mrs Schroeder Is just home from Buffalo Center where she has been since being injured in an accident nearly a month ago. On last Tuesday evening Mrs V. A. Barrett of Lakota and Mrs D. B. Mayer attended an Eastern Star meeting at Swea City. St. Joe Steer In Big Meat Show Nick Erpelding, son of Mr and Mrs A. H. Erpelding of St. Joe took part in the 1957 Meat Animal Show at Waterloo, Oct. 18. Nick showed his heavy weight Hereford steer to 27th place in a class of 47 steers. There were over 1000 entries from eleven states at this year's steer, swine and lamb show. The show is recognized as one of the top livestock shows in the mid- west. The grand champion steer was a medium weight Angus exhibited by Charles Woods, Jr. of Spencer. Thursday, Ottobtr 31, 1957 Atgena (let.) UpfW Algona Youth Wins AIB Honor Merlin M. Schumacher, Algona, has been named Personality of the Week at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, according to Keith Fenton, school president. Schumacher will receive special recognition from the faculty and student body of the school during the week. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Louis Schumacher, R. R. 2, Algona, and a graduate of St. Cecelia Academy. Schumacher is taking courses in salesmanship, accounting and business manage" ment at A.I.B. Union Aletheans Union Alethean girls 4-H club met October 26 at the home o! Janet and Madona Erpelding. New members are Lois Hunt, Sharon Wilrett, Penny Dodds, Lorna Walker and Janet Erpelding. Modona Erpelding gave 6 demonstration and Susan Nitchals gave a talk. Mode by KRAFT fcam the ofli md sfttf MIRACLE WHIP end tpetial fickle relishes Miracle. <M* Spread FRL. NOV. 1st KENNY HOFER SAT., NOV. 2nd BOB WHITE — ORGAN AND ORCHESTRA COMING THE GOLDEN VOICED EDDY HOWARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA iM^ of Health We Are Here To Serve Your Health Needs Absolute accuracy is of the most vital Importance in Prescription compounding. Accuracy ip our constant guide. Then, too, we stock the newest and freshest Pharmaceuticals at all times, as we do all health needs. May we serve you? - THUENTE PHARMACY Phone CY 4-2528 OUR BUSINESS IS PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH On City ATION UNLESS YOU WANT TO HELP PAY THE HEAVY EXPENSE IF THE MEASURE IS APPROVED ON NOVEMBER 5 • By Annexing The Farm Ground Which Lays Below Algeria's Present City Sanitary Sewe/ Line It Will Be Necessary To Install Lift Stations Which Will Cost Many Thousands of Dollars; also a new storm sewer will be needed at an additional high sum of money, • THE CITIZENS OF ALGONA WILL BE TAXED THEIR SHARE OF DEVELOPING THIS GROUND SO IT CAN BE SOLD AT A PROFIT BY INDIVIDUALS. • ANNEXING THE GROUND WILL REDUCE TAXES ON THE FARM GROUND TO BE ANNEXED AS THIS WILL THEN BE PUT IN CITY AGRICULTURAL LAND, • THE PRESENT TAX ON CRESCO TWP, IS 54.27 AND IF IT IS PUT IN THE CITY THE MILL AGE RATE WOULD FALL TO 44.63. ' WE BELIE VEIN TAKING BETTER CARE OF WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN ALGONA jrm iHff ^^^"^^^ nHPBRHIw 'w^^Mp'^^WW ^^^Kf ^BP ^^^pw|^^ ON ANNEXATION THIRD WARD CITIZENS COMMITTEE I! ' .:•„ • '•'. 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