The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 11, 1965 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 11, 1965
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i -Alaona (la.) Upp«r D«t Molno Thursday, March 11, Brings You Outstanding Carpet Values Nylon, Acrilan, Wool and Herculon Compare Our Qualities In Famous Brands ttik^asa*::::;:^^ |F R E E NYLON TEA APRONS. 1 BEAUTIFUL SHEER PASTELS, J f COLORS - PINK, MINT, | / .BLUE, YELLOW* ;M}: > ?| j WHILE THEY LASTl|, j I BRING YOUR ROOM i MEASUREMENTS IN. i CHECK THE LONGEST POINT INI LENGTH & WIDTH THROUGH I YOUR DOORWAYS FOR I CORRECT MEASUREMENTS. I | WITH YOUR MEASUREMENTS | I WE CAN GIVE YOU FREE | I ESTIMATES OF CARPETING | FOR YOUR HOME IN | ( MANY QUALITIES. | THIN MMES ppKa;-vJ i."j f<>^Vc»r. ; i PAY AS LITTLE AS $10 MONTHLY! WITH FAMOUS BIGELOW BROADLOOM 330 WaU-to-WoZl including Heavy Rubber Watfel Padding & Installation ThjnH Of it;,, beautiful, Bigelow "Bide Rib^oX" broadloom carpeting installed wall-to-wall to bring new contort antf luxury to your home for as little as SOc a day on our convenient ^enjoy-while-you-pay" plan! Never before has it been so easy fo enjqy alKthe benefits of quality broadloom from Bigelow, America's oldesfc best-jcndwn carpefc manufacturer! Our one low price includes everything ... measuring, cjittijig, and custom-fitting wall-to- wall over resilient padding to give fxtra luxury, longer wear... all done by expert craftsmen ... nothing extra to pay?! So why wait? Your credit is good... act now I 0 fl' FURNITURE and CARPETS A PERKY LITTLE MISS KNOCKED on our floor the other day Her Brownie beanie bobbed as she seriously explained that it is Girl Scout month and that she was selling Girl Scout cookies. "Do you know anything about Girl Scout cookies?, she asked. "They are really very good." I HAD TO ADMIT THAT I knew quite a hit about Girl Scout cookies. In fact, there was a time in my life when I learned more about Girl Scout cookies than I rared to know. These days I'm only a cookie customer but once I was also a leader of a troop of Brownies selling cookies, mother of a Brownie and a Girl Scout selling cookies, mother of a son with the biggest capacity for cookies I've ever seen, arbitrator of the occasional squabbles among the cookie sellers, banker of the cookie proceeds, plus warehousing several cases of cookies in my bedroom until the cookie sellers could pick them up. THERE IS LOTS MORE TO THE Girl Scouts than selling cookies but there's a time in March when it doesn't seem possible that this could be true. The cookie campaign serves to point out the merits of the organization to people who might not otherwise hear of It; it allows the girls to raise funds for their very worthy projects through their own efforts; and it involves a lot of people in Scouting who aren't official members and leaders. Not so incidentally, it provides some good eating, because the cookies are "really very good". -ID- AS I REMEMBER IT, THE COOKIE campaign started months before the actual selling date. Leaders estimated how many cases their girls could sell, reported it to the executive board in charge of cookies who ordered the product, saw to it that they were safely stored until the leaders could pick them up and the leaders in turn, stored the cookies until C Day, which was the day the Scouts started on their rounds. It was supposed to be strictly "no fair" to take orders before C Day, but there were always a few kids jumping the gun. This would lead to some complaints to the leader, who by this time was pretty busy trying to figure out where her own daughters were going to sell their cookies. - o - COME TO THINK OF IT, THE CUSTOMER - salesperson relationship would also get a little strained at our house at Girl Scout cookie time. To begin with, I'd usually contract to buy a couple boxes of cookies from each of the daughters to keep things even. But this, I'd always say, will be absolutely all. Then Big Brother would come home from school, ravenously hungry as usual, and eat quite a big percentage of the initial purchase. The salesladies too, would need quite a few cookies to keep up enough strength to go out and sell so by the second day the four boxes of cookies were usually gone. - o - NEXT, BILL WOULD DIG INTO his meager cash resources and buy a box of the chocolate mint variety and eat them all by himself before supper. At bedtime, his money would be gone, but his appetite for a snack still strong, so more cookies would be wheedled out of his sisters and they'd be charged to Mom. - o - ALWAYS THERE'D BE PERFECTLY legitimate reasons for the discrepancies between the amount of cookies gone and the amount of total cash in the Girl Scout envelopes. I did have to agree that (1) the cookies were reasonably priced. (2) I did say 1 wanted to get rid of them. (3) the cookies were really very good. (4) we still had plenty of them In the bedroom. (5) If we didn't eat them they'd keep. (6) I did want the Girl Scout cookie campaign to be a big success. But I always had the feeling that that particular week's grocery money should go for some meat and potatoes as well as for Girl Scout cookies I - o - ALL THIS TALK ABOUT COOKIES made me hungry so I just went Into the kitchen, turned up the heat under the coffee and reached for a Girl Scout chocolate mint cookie. They were all gone I I guess I'll have to re-order. That's another thing I found out about Girl Scout cookies and that's that they are so good that business takes a big upsurge at the end of the campaign because so many people like to reorder once the original cookies are gone. - o DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 7 through 13, people having birthdays include Trina Parrish, Craig Smith, Leslie and Lynn Norton, Harold Hutchins, Clara Wolcott, Bill Milder, Myrna Diekmann, Betsy Bangs, Janet Studer, Kay Ann Arend, Brigitta Whittemore, Lutz Duerr, Everett Barr, Vicky Kuhn, ElviraMonlux, Tommy Taylor, Chuck Bronson, Lila Potter, Hertha Dau, Maxine Clegg, Bill Deal, Roy McMahon, Arliss Rich, Florence Ashton, Nat Bangs, Greta Meyer, Kevin McClure, Shirley McDonald, Randall Ringsdorf, Stacy Mulso. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Anderson have a wedding anniversary. - o - 1 DON'T USUALLY PAY MUCH attention to chain letters but two I've received lately I've passed on because they were recipe chains. If nobody breaks the chains I should receive 32 recipes to share with you, and I already have a good start, including this one for Pecan Tarts from Millie Slagle of Algona. 1 cup flour 1 stick margarine 1 small package cream cheese Cut together and refrigerate for a bit. Filling: 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten 1 1/2 tbsp. butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Use small muffin tins and make crust of first mixture and put in each cup. Then add 1 tbsp. second mix in each cup. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees then 20 minutes at 310 degrees. Good with coffee! GRACE Several Ottosen Residents Move OTTOSEN — Several families in the Ottosen community have moved recently. Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Lennmg and sons have moved from the Ed Enockson farm to the Clyde Boore place south of Humboldt. Now living on the Enockson farm are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Waltman and family, formerly of Rutland. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Greene and family of West Bend have moved to Ottosen into the house of Mrs. Lillian Wehrspann. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer .tncKson moved to the Volberding farm at Humboldt. The place they vacated is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thatcher and family, formerly of Bode. Mr. and Mrs. James Klepper and family have moved to Emmetsburg where Mr. Klepper is working for the Culligan Company. He was previously employed by the Ottosen Farmers' Elevator. Maynard Kressin and family of Lone Rock will soon move to the Starin farm west of Ottosen. Mr. Kressin does not farm, but works for the elevator.

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