The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 3, 1960 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 3, 1960
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NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 8, is the day that some of us gals look forward to all year. It's Mother's Cay, ahd it is the time when everybody is not only supposed to be nice to us, they are also expected to get all flowery in their tributes to us. On this day, we gals who have given birth to offspring* really have it made. Then, we represent the epitome of all virtues — Home and Mother, and if anybody should be so bold as to downgrade us a little, he is an out-and-out cad. ^ t _ < THE TRIBUTES ON MOTHER'S OAY, are as far as I'm concerned, just so much gravy. As any womah knows, who has had any part in watching a child grow from a ting, adorable, fed crying creature, into a reasonable facsimile of an adult, the rewards have already been reaped. If we happen to get a box of >candy, ia flower, a (Sard, or an expression of sentiment on Mothers Day, that's a bonus. • « . „ , I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW other mothers feel, but on Mother's Day, I sometimes think that I am operating'under false colors. I am still the same old ornery me, but because I have kids, I, all of a sudden, turn into some sort of an angel. Still, I am essentially the same person whose elders worried over giddiness in my youth; whose bosses chide over goofs on the job; whose husband criticises over housekeeping; whose pastor counsels about sinlull- ness; and whose offspring nag because their shirts aren t ironed right. But on Mother's Day I become wise, efficient, virtuous, and ever-loving! ' » , « ' I WOULD BE THE LAST TO FIGHT this bonanza we mothers get on our Day, but I still think, mothers are several people. FOR EXAMPLE, A MOTHER is a person who firmly believes her children present more perplexing problems than any woman has ever faced before. ^ . A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO, when others View her newborn baby, say, "Isn't he awfully red?", insists her baby is perfectly beautiful. ^ ^ A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHOSE daily dozen is not made up of sitting-up exercises, but of diapers. A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO worries because the baby next door, two months younger than her's has two teeth and when- her own baby is chopperless. ^ • A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO provides graham crackers, dry pants, formula, lullabies and rocking. A mother is also ( the person who provides quick smacks on the seat of the pants when a youngster strays outside the playpen. A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO digs up a birth certificate, goes to school to register a child for kindergarten, brags about how he can tie his own shoes and. take care of himself in the bathroom, and then eoes home to bawl her eyes out on the day classes begin. ° » * * A MOTHER IS A .PERSON WHO, although she has never before sewed a stitch, somehow manages to contrive a costume for the Third Little Bear, because her child is in the school program. * * * • A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO gets roped into being a Den Mother, a Brownie Leader, a 4-H advisor and a Bible School teacher and then ruefully acknowledges 'aftfflrcher term is over that she received more from the experience than she put into it. * * * " A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO buys Crispie Crunchies when the prize offer on the box that the,kids are after is on Crunchy Crispies. A mother is one who never buys or makes enough cookies and who habitually runs out of peanut butter. A mother is a person who insists on a child eating every last bit of his brocolli when the only vegetable he likes is green peas. A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO goes to the children's father and wangles permission for the kids to do something he absolutely forbade when they asked him first. * * * A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO avows to her daughters, that things were certainly different in her day, and that her entire wardrobe at daughter's age cost less than one sweater today. Then Mother goes without a much-needed dress herself to provide the new sweater for her daughter. * * * A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO feels sometimes that her own teen-age days were not so long ago, then feels older than' the hills v/hen she views the huge feet of her soh, and the blossoming curves of her daughter. But once in a while, especially when she meets somebody from the old days she hasn't seen for a long time, she ffels like winkine and savins, "Hey, look who is making like a i net stripe; pne year attendance badge to Max Lsird, Jeff PIckett 6ftd TfeMfhy TaylofH KSw ; Qefte Hutchitts,. Ed- Slhdefar,. Glenn Graham and fir, J. & Harris. ' The annual pot lufck picnic will be held May 16 at 6 iJ.nx at Call State Park Good neighbors Plow SO Acres Near LuVerne LuVefne —> A good neighbor deed took, place Wednesday afternoon when neighbors and friends went to the G. M. Will farm, east of LuVerne and plowed 80 acres. Men with tractors, plows and discs were Ernest Macha, Harding Hahson, Everett Schipull Archie Thompson, Gail Wolf, Bob Barber, Don Raber, Eugene Casey, Jerry Krause, John Kiley. Clare Wingert, Edwin Marty. Curtis Morgan, Albert Hefti, Joe Norcross, Sylvester Brace, Edwin Hunt, Ray Legler and Jim Mallory. Ladies serving lunch to the men were Mrs Brace, Mrs Anna Krause, Mrs Marty, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Jerry Krause, Mrs Kiley. Mrs Barber, Mrs Schipull. The meat and bread for the lunch was courtesy of Harold Trauger of the Jack Sprat Store and fuel for tractors courtesy of K and H Oil, Corwith. Mrs Will died April 5 after a stroke. Ai Double Funeral Mr and Mrs Roy Guy, Renwick, John Guy, Algona, and Mr and Mrs.Jack Guy, LuVerne, attended double funeral services for Mr and Mrs H. E. Normandin at Colfax, Saturday. Mrs Normandin, 65, dropped dead in her yard Tuesday evening and Mr Normandin, 69, died in a Newton hospital Thursday. They are survived by two sons and two daughters. The Normandin family were early residents here W.S.C.S. Meeting The general me'eting of the W.S.C.S. was held April 27, with the general chairman, Mrs Sylvester Brace, presiding. Devotions, Mrs W. Raymond Legler lesson, Mrs William Goetsch. The election of officers foi new church year was held. Mrs Edward Hof, chairman of membership, presented life memberships to Mrs Phil C. Henderson and Mrs Ray Stone. . . Hostesses, Mrs B. E. Marling Mrs Elden Guess, Mrs G. A. Eggleston, Mrs Jess Lindebak, Mrp William Prior. \ her daughter, the Russell Mrs Kelley WOA hoapHfi St. Ann hflfcttM** '$ Weekend guestS 1 In thb ental Bert IWWflds home Mr and Mrs Robert JoHtt»9fi| Dorrance artd' Gary ThonuqNtt St Paul, Minn. The occasion was the birthday of their moth< er, Mrs Thomas, April 23. Stilts day callers in the Thom&slhbftf were Mr and Mrs Lynn A, Tcf« bey, Bonnie Dcbra and RicHafd of New Brighton, Minn. Eric Gramenz entered vet* eran'S hospital, Des Moines. Monday for medical treatment Mrs Jessie Sanford is at Cleat 1 Lake for a week's visit With her sister-in-law, Mrs Otto Satter. Mrs Harry Lichty was hbfetess Wednesday evening to the Birtri^ day Bridge club. Guest 'players were Mrs Bertie C. RamUS, Mrs Cecil Baker, Mrs Charles Hanselman, Jr. , Earl Detmering of Payola, Kan. was a recent visitor here. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Qber- helman and Shirley attended a surprise party for the Rev. and Mrs William F. 'Reddel at Dubuque Apr. 24, on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary, PIG , « A freak pig was born recently on the John Benjamin farm near Buffalo Center. The animal Was t cross of Hampshire, Durofi arid Chester white and was born with two heads, four eyes, and two snouts. The pig died a day ajter birth; 1910 was the first yea? in ftiff ftutenietlve piris and M*^™ country that automobiles wef e Unerased theif advertising 1 ifl offered to consumers "6offlpl6teljii''I nswspagefl tjy 141 per «6nt oWf equl^ed." 'In 166?i makers of I the'pfevioua yei^ x ~>-\ 4>^,< YOUR BES PROTECTION AGAINST HAIL LOSS through your iaeAl ,"FMH r> For extra safety, extra service, artd fast settlement of claims, Insure your crop Income with Farmers Mutual Hail, Your local agent is backed up by 30 full-time fleldmen ahd, 100 adjusters. Fire and lightning protection on crops in the field at no extra coSt, Ask yoU'f agent or Write today, Bohannon Insurance Service 6 Mo. Dodge • Algona * CY4-4443 ' 2323 Grand DeHtoineJ, town *T vi IN. OUR 208 Edst Sfdfe SK R and STHfcO;«pRD$ T™T ~j~&?, JV We Cordially Invite You T6 Drop Iff DRESEN'S MUSIC SHOP feels like winking and saying, mother!" Honored At Shower Sharol Wittmeier was the honored guest Apr. 23, when the senior girls of LuVerne high school gathered at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs L. C. Wittmeier for a personal pre-nuptia! shower with Linda Kubly hostess. Each guest received a pink cellophane bag of rice, with blue hearts attached, revealing the date of the marriage of Sharol to James Hefti. Guest was Jim's mother, Mrs Edwin Hefti. A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO STEWS because her daughter doesn't liavc a date for the prom and who prods her son into asking a girl foi 1 the event, but when neither happens say, philosophically, "Well, lots of the most popular girls in high school are duds afterward.", or "His father never did get around to dating girls until he met me." She remembers the times of the formats, the corsages and the moonlight, but the memory of the waiting for the phone to ring for a special occasion also creeps in. * * * A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO stands proudly by when her child receives a diploma. Her very life blood, along with the child's father's, goes into any degree, and the successes the offspring attain afterward are like stars in the crown of a parent. But a mother id also a person who stands by when her child gets a verdict from a judge. And the grass can long grow over the graves of a child, before it is stopped being watered by the tears of a parent. * * » A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO knows she is especially privileged because she, by nature, or by legal paper, became the guardian of the most precious commodity in the world—a young life. w * * A MOTHER IS A PERSON WHO often gets down on her knees— both to scrub the kitchen floor and to ask for guidance in her job. And frequently the kneeling is in gratitude to our Maker for the supreme good "fortune of bearing the title of, "Mother". * » * ONE OF THE MOST FOND memories of all of us from our childhood is Mother's Cooking. Even if she did burn the beans once in a while, the way Mother cooked things is likely to come up even after we are middle-aged. If we are going to be cynical about it, a lot of Mother's cooking derived a lot of charm from the fact that we had young appetites in those days. But let's not feel that way about it. Especially about Marian Balluff's recipe for Old Time Apple Pie. 5 to 7 apples Hi to 1 cup sugar 2 T flour J ,s tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon J /4 tsp. nutmeg 2 T butter Make a two-crust shell for the pie. Combine above ingredients in it. Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees and bake about 40 minutes in all. —GRACE. Paul Northrop was a medical patient in the Fort Dodge Lutheran hospital, Saturday to Wednesday the past week. Mrs Kate Barton returned Thursday from a three week visit with her son Neal Barton family, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., and daughter, Dwight Hardgrovr? family, Fort Dodge. Mrs Harold Hanson was in Algona assisting in the home of Beautiful loday* * tomorrow* 'v always.* r* V_ „ » 11 Cub Scouts Receive Awards Here Apr. 26 Pack 70 mt-l Apr. <!0. Pens two and 13 gave the flag ceremony and ikJtj wtre pru^ented by all dens on the Great Lakes. Awards were presented to l! Cub Seouts by Virgil Hohlf Cub Scoutmaster, during the evening. Wolf badges went to Dean and David Lowman; Silve Arrow to Bradley Farnhan Dean Teeter, John Evans, Davi Bilyeu, David Rjley & Mark Sny der; Lion badge to Dean Teetei 1 gold & - bilvtr an'owi and dtn *, f in your wedding portrait by Isaacson Studio 124 N. Moore Algona Set the day, ,. for your Portrait now! Come in or phone for TROP'ARTIC offers you what no motor oil ever could before 'New Trop-Artic*brings to the aid of your motor a new lubricating formula that cleans, protects, and preserves smooth performance" under the most ^severe engine tests for automobile oil. - The secret of Trop-Artic's exceptional performance is a revolutionary super-cleaning element called PDA^ made only by Phillips Petroleum Com-' pany. 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