The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1960 · Page 9
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July 5, 1960 tB3je iHgotta tipper Beg JttotneS Ellen Stewart Of Hurt Will Receive Degree VI In ti C? 4 jt •»•»«*.. rn i -11 _ _ « i ',.., . _ . . . . " July 5, 1960 Ellcn Stewart of Burl will re-ceive her certificate of training ENROLL NOW YOUNG SCHOOL OF BEAUTY 310 W. 4th — Waterloo New Classes now Forming State Approved Accredil School • State Approved Accredited School Newest and Finest Equipment • Mrs. D. A. Young, Director of Teaching Staff (High School Seniors — Enroll Now) ft» told mr It was a new dress ... but I think she just had it dry cleaned Algona Cleaners and Launderers Phone CY 4-3265 East Across From Courthouse , Algona FREE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY from the school of medical technology, the State University of Iowa, during a convocation ceremony at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, July 8, al 2:30 p.m. Miss Stewart will then accept a position as medical technologist in the same hospital. Miss Stewart is a 1956 graduate of Burl high school. Dr. Norman Nelson, dean of the College of Medicine al the University, will present the certificates to graduates. The graduates have spent the past 12 months as interns al the Vel- erans Hospital. You'll never be popular if you spend all your time taking advantage of your right of free .speech. • Bancroft By Mrs. Lawrence Bergman A'. A. Droesslcr and Bill, Geo. Mc-rron family, the Jim Oliver family and the John Droesslers' attended a family picnic at the Ralph Banswnth home at Rodman. A family reunion was held at the F. X. Wilhelmi home recently. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Lampe, Cedar Rapids, spent the weekend here. Mr. and Mrs. Glen McClcish entertained a large group of relatives at a picnic dinner at their home Sunday in honor of Father's Day and their sister, Dorothy and family visiting here from Ohio. PLANNING TO PAINT HOUSE OR FARM BUILDINGS? DAVIS GUARANTEED PAINTS WILL SAVE YOU MONEY New Custom colors available in all exterior finishes including the new quick drying, peel resistant Latex exterior paint. Choose from over fO,000 colors. Well experienced painter available. For free estimate of either materials, labor or both without obligation call or Write Reding's Davis Paint Phone CY 4-4253 Algona, Iowa Corwith Girl To Wed PENNEYlS ALWAYS FIRST QUAllTY t -- i ^:.*s;;t. it's like money in your purse. YOUR PENNEY CHARGE CARD! Mr and Mrs Leo P. Elbert of Corwith, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter. Carol Ann, shown here, to John D. Drummond, son of Mrs F. B. Drummond and the late Frank B. Drummond of Eau Claire, Wise. Miss Elbert was graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in 1959. She has been employed by the Waterloo public schools, Waterloo. Mr Drummond attended Marquette University and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He has also taken graduate work from Northwestern University. He is now associated with WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois. A September 3 wedding is being planned. (UDM Engraving). Banns of marriage were published Sunday, June 19, for the first lime in St. John's Catholic Church for Donald Doocy and Deanna Ditsworth. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Nick Doocy and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ditsworlh. LEDYARD NEWS Shower Honoree On Tuesday evening a miscellaneous shower was held at the Methodist church honoring Janice Wentworth. Mrs. Virgil Gelhaus was in charge of the guest book. '•Mrs. -Glen Burrow was in charge of the program, which consisled of the highlights of Janice's life, with Rosalyn Bashara as the narrator, and with the trio, Linda Pingel, Ann Carpenter and Roberta Wenlworlh singing appropriate songs. Mrs. Ray Wenlworth gave a reading, Mrs. Eld.on Goche sang a solo accompanied by Belly Herzog; reading, Mrs. Glen''Burrow. A conbesl was enjoyed by all. and Ihen Ihe bride':'was assisled in opening her many gifls by her Iwo sislers Joann and Roberta, and Mrs. Byron Hoffman. Lunch was served. Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson celebrated her 83nd birthday June 21. In the afternoon and again in the evening friends came to help 'her celebrate. Sh<? received many letters and gifts. - Shop without cosh* whenever you want, Pay your bill within 80 days after .your billing date WITHOUT PAYING A SINGLE CENT OVER PENNEY'S LOW CASH PRICES. CHARGE IT Or tako moro ffmo to pay. You DocMof Extend your payment* over months with small service, charge AT PENNEY'S I "UNPAID BALANCE ONLY. , rOf IMOJOC ptf fwM§M III AOJMO Buy with NO dawn pajrtMDt Easy Monthly payments Small service charge, Mil ftok •*•* «vi OPEN YOUR PENNEY CHARGE ACCOUNT JULY 5th FAMOUS DIAMONDS OF HISTORY ^^^" » ^r- ^e^ fear OF rie South This 128 carat pure white diamond was discovered in 1853 by a slave woman of Bagagem, Brazil. Valued at $125,000, the Star Of The South was passed to Amsterdam, Holland, where it was eventually cut. It was one of the great diamond finds in Brazil. Two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 30 carats each were once sold to an Indian prince for a total of $400,000. Diamonds are the world's most valued' single com- mondity. To Pledge Your Eternal Devotion A fine Diamond, whatever its price, is one of the world's most precious possessions. It b treasured throughout a* lifetime as a symbol of love and devo* tion. 'Second best' will not do. You can come to ue as your jeweler with full knowledge that your Diamond purchase here will be exactly and precisely as represent* cd. Our good name and integrity gp with ev«ff, Diamond sokL SHARP'S JEWELRY Registered Jeweler — AmericaivCem Society ALGONA, IOWA a diamond is forever BACK IN APRIL OF 1955, there were some Associated Press predicting what life in 1060 might be like barring atomic war. The prospects looked so rosy to me that I filed the articles away with the thought that even if the predictions didn't come true, at least some week in 19(iO when I was beating my brains oi.|t for something to write about, I'd have a column subject. That time is now. "IN 1960. YOUR'S WILL BE A PUSHBUTTON world — if you an afford it, and more people will be able to afford it. You'll be healthier, live longer, play more. "Will you be happier"?, the article said. It sounds like science fiction, but they were the product of a major economy study by J. Frederic Dewhurst and Associates and it took five years to compile it. I am a little dissappointed in the way most of these 1955 predictions have turned out. but it's wonder enough that I haven't lost the articles in the five years since they \vBte written, ^v* * * * v •.' HERE'S THE SURVEY'S IDEA OF HOW AN average American family might live in 1960: "Joe has had a tough day at the office, although he's working only 36 V 2 hours a week compared to the 40 hour average in 1955. He's had a 3 per cent salary increase, too. and his family income is now at $6,200 a year." We're a fairly average American family of 1960, and we still have lough days, too" but even the 40 hour week of 1955 seems like goofing off. * * * "JOE COMES HOME AND SWITCHES on tinted lights to help his mood. Feeling tired he sits in front of a fluorescent light that generates vitamins in his body". Our L960 Father comes home, too He switches on the lights, only to find out the three-way bulb has burned out again and his mood isn'l helped one bit. He gets a short beer to try to generate some vitamins in his body and he starts to sit down in fronl of Ihe TV until I remind him to wash the grease off, which he got from repairing a furnace. * * * THE FURNACES IN THE PREDICTIONS ARE quite different, too. The articles say of them, "It's a cold day, but Joe's home is comfortably warmed by a heat pump which sucks in air from the outside, compresses it to warm it and circulates it through the house —no fuel, no flames, no flues, no fire hazards. If it were summer, he'd just flick a switch and reverse the operation, cooling the house delightfully." I I* * * "THE FICTIONAL 1960 JOE is Jate for dinner, but it doesn't matter. His Wife simply takes a steak out of the odor and germ-killing refrigerator and pops it into a range thai cooks wilh high-frequency radio waves. In 10 seconds it's done." In 1960 at our house Father is sometimes late for dinner, but it does matter. I grumble a bit, and open a can of beans. My refrigerator is hardly a 1960 model but it was purchased since 1955. However it sometimes has an odor from the cat-fish bait the boys store there and I suspect it is far from germ-proof. The last time we had steak, I didn't cook it electronically. Bui I was extremely, grateful for thai powdered tenderizer thai enabled us lo cook bargain meat on the barbecue and still be able to cut it. . * * * "CONCENTRATED FOODS, PREPARED BY LOW pressure evaporation haye brought about a revolulion in Ihe markeling of liquids such as milk", goes Ihe predicted 1960. "In fact, milk bills have dropped way down and fruits and vegetables thai have preserved their flavor on Ihe pantry shelf are prevalent. A cathode ray has done the trick, reducing the need for freezing, canning, and preserving." Well, our milk bill still gives me the screaming jeebies and I'm sorling out and washing jars so lhal I will be ready lo can lomaloes and other fruits when the season comes. I also rely heavily on frozen foods. "RUGS, HEAVY DRAPES, OVERSTUFFED furniture have given way lo simpler slreamlined furnishings". This prediction has come Irue at our house. Our wool rug wore out in 1957 and we replaced it with a -grass one, the heavy drapes are white tie backs, very airy because of the shreds in them, and our furniture is no longer over-stuffed because the padding has leaked out of it. * * * THE FICTION WIFE IS, "feeling particularly elated because the girls^at the bridge club gave her mink coat a real looking over. She didn't tell Ihem il was chemically Irealed sheepskin lhal looked, felt and lasled like real fur". My girl friends gave my winler coat such a looking over thai I broke down and bought a new one. I didn't tell them it wasn't real fur, either, I was satisfied to explain it was real cloth and thai I gol a good buy on il al a sale. The girls didn'l particularly admire the arlimicial fur coal one of Ihe olher girls had either. * * ; + "AFTER DINNER, THEY DECIDED lo invile friends in for Ihree dimensional color movies. The simple, small allachment that converls bolh camera and projector was a real bargain, they think", goes the predictions. After dinner if we decide to invite friends over to watch the fights on black and white television, we feel we are lucky, if the set is working good enough to see it. "IF YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO SHOW OFF", Bill comes back in the fictional report, "let me tell you about my new car. It prevents collisions electronically. Just turns Ihe wheel or slops Ihe car automatically if you are about to have an accident And il has electronic sleering for bad weather." We look at almost any 1960 newspaper. "Seven people killed in auto accident", the headlines scream. Some of them were riding in 1960 cars, beautifully slyled and marvelously engineered so that they are able to travelup lo 130 miles per hour. * * » "WE'RE GOING OVER TO THE HOSPITAL tomorrow, Joe explains, "Mary will have her gall stones pulverized by one of those new ultrasonic machines". Miraculous strides have been made in medicine say the prediclions, and I will have to admit thai Ihere have been. Bui, I hardly Ihink Ihe prediction that wonder drugs have becom* as cheap as aspirin is true and heart disease and cancer are still taking many victims. *' "JOE COULD GO OUT, BUT HE wants to watch his wife start up the new gadget that replaced her washing machine./It vibrates the dirt out of clothes by sound waves." I have a waskmig machine that vibrates, too, it doesn't take all the dirt out, bivr it sure sends out the sound waves. It's a wonder of 1960—a wonder it has lasted, this long ! SOME OF THE THINGS predicted in 1955 mobile, bus and airplanes have replaced train since they took off the last passenger train to still a major hobby and in spite of TV, at least tion continues to read books for pleasure. Mi come commonplace and ordorless fertilizers Also, still taking a bite out of consumers' bud cohol, in spite of all the advanced thinking on * * * hijfvc come true. Auto- ravel in these parts Igona: gardening is fifth of the popula- ;et turkeys have be- ve been developed. ,et is lobacco and al- hal it does lo health. THE NEW WORLD OF 1960 isn't quite as bl-ave as the 1955 predictors led us to believe and I'm a little dissarfointed. But the perfection of gadgets, though they make life smoother, is no guarantee for happiness, and it never has been. The clue in; the predictions for which to be grateful is, "barring atomic war", »nd that has not yet overtaken us. If I can say as much in 1970 and sim still alive to do go, I shall be sufficiently grateful even if I never get the predicted test-tube jacket of pink mink or emerald ermine, * * * IF THINGS GO RIGHT, I predict that by the time you read this we shall be in Minnesota on our v first family vacation since 1957, However, arrangements have been most complicated and first we ore going and then we aren't, so we won't know until we get there. If we do, I'm going to make some of htese pancakes. They are very fluffy and at home we used to call them popovers, but of course they aren't, 4 eggs \ 1V4 cups milk 1 teasp. s&lt 1V< cups flour ' Separate eggs, Beat whites •until stiff, Set aside. Heat yolka of eggs until cream, add milk and mix well. Stir salt with flour, add to' egg yolks and fold in stiffly beaten whites. Bake on ft hot griddle.

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