The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1967 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 11, 1967
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Entered as second class matter at the postofflcc at Algona, Iowa] 80811). Nov. 1, 1032, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879| I.. ESTABLISHED 1865 VOL. 101 NO. 37 \ Wgt aigona Upper Be* JWome* ^ &f& ^^ ^ ^^^ MAY 11. 1967 SECOND SECTION f mtarid \A0tUl OR ACI Former Algona Man To Latin Institute EDITOR'S NOTE - This column of Woman's World is a reprint from the Wednesday, May 10, 1950 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. - o - SUNDAY, MAY 14, IS MOTHERS DAY. For most of us mothers of young children the day will be much as any Sunday, for it is only in the magazines and our dreams that Mother sleeps late while Daddy and the children bring her breakfast in bed. I secretly think bed is a very messy place to eat breakfast, but it does sound glamorous. - o - MANY THINGS HAVE BEEN SAID about Mother and we all love her. But the time we appreciate Mother most does not come until we have children of our own. Then we can understand the things, big and little, that Mother did for us and that we, in the manner of most young people took for granted. I know now why Mother was the one to appear in her last year's clothes when the rest of the family had new outfits. And the parties that made her so much extra work but which nevertheless materialized because I got so much fun out of having company. I can also understand why she was, what seemed to me, unreasonably cross at the end of a hard day. - o - ON MOTHERS DAY WE SHOULD remember not only our own mother but also the women who have been like mothers to us. It's a day when we should pay tribute to that much maligned subject of too many corny jokes - our mother-in-law. It's her day, too. My own mother-in-law is one of my most valued friends, and I think there are more women who truly love their husband's mother than there are women who constantly feud with her. But I guess it's just the nature of women that the same little traits that might irritate us in our mothers-in-law would be completely overlooked in our own mothers. That probably works the same way with the daughters and daughters-in-law. - o - THEN THERE ARE THOSE good souls who, never having had children of their own, nevertheless have mothered a great many other people's children. They are the teachers, nurses, and young peoples' leaders who have helped many more children than they could have if they had mothered only one family of their own. AND SPECIAL MENTION SHOULD be made of the women who have acted as mothers to large families. Women like Mary Striet and the McEnroe sisters who, when death took their nieces and nephews' natural mother, stepped in and helped rear the children. They are Mothers in the finest sense of the word and they should have a special star in their crowns. But like most mothers, the high regard in which their children, now grown, hold them is probably enough reward for them. ' ' ~ " ' - o WHEN MY THREE-YEAR-OLD SAYS, as she often does, "I hope I get to be a Mommy," I sincerely agree with her. Her reason for wanting to be a mother is so that she can wear lipstick, go to grown-up parties and stay up late. For additional reasons to hers, I too hope she will grow up to be a Mommy. I can think of no finer thing for her to be. - o- MOTHERS AND COOKING ARE inseparable. The most mediocre cook can have children who think there is nothing like the food their "Mother used to make." The cookie Jar has grown to be a symbol of Mother's kitchen. At our house the cookie jar has Mickey Mouse on one side and Minnie Mouse on the other side. When I received it as a gift, our son was a toddler and I was sure he would break it before the week was out. After five years, it still stands in its place and if it is broken now it will probably be Mommy who does it. The jar often holds cookies that were bought at the store by a cookie baking session and are highly popular with the youngsters. - o IF YOU ARE LIKE GRACE, housecleaning is not a thing of the past. The more I clean, the dirtier the rest of the house looks and the more things I find to do. We finally have painted the room that has needed it so badly for the past three years. We got real gaudy with our color scheme and it lifts my spirits just to look at it. I have always been amused at the nail polish shade called "Certainly Red" and all I can say for our new wall is that It is "Certainly Green." - o IF YOU ARE WASHING walls, perhaps this tip from a reader will help you as it did me. Start at the bottom and wash upwards. If any dirty water drips, it can be more easily removed from the portion already washed than from the dirty part. I am very found of my newly acquired cellulose sponges which I have been using for everything from washing walls, shampooing the upholstery to washing the kiddies' facesl They can be boiled if you are fussy about germs. CHILDREN ARE OFTEN VERY picturesque in their speech. The Tom McGraw's four-year-old John is trying to overcome his fear of dogs. The John Deim's three-year-old Gretchen brought her new puppy over to play. John ran into the house crying the dog had bitten him. Mrs. McGraw asked, "Now, John did the puppy 'really bite you?" -John replied, "Well, maybe he didn't bite me, but he tasted of mei" GRACE and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sheppard of Algona. MRS. MAKE Colwell and Mrs. Fred Meyer went to Iowa City Saturday where Mrs. Colwell visited her son, Keith, and family and Mrs. Meyer visited her daughter, Juanita who is a sophomore at S.U.I. In the evening they attended the Tijuana Brass band concert. They returned home Sunday. Women of Congregational Fellowship met May 4 for a one o'clock luncheon. Circle 3 served. Devotions were by Sadie Mawdsley and program "This Tangled World" by Katherine Misbach. Women of the Presbyterian church held a May breakfast Thursday at 9 a.m. Program was "Women of the Bible" by circle C. Devotions, Mrs. An- drew Crawford, music by Mrs. Don Hemmingsen and Circle B served. The First Baptist Women's Fellowship met Thursday. There was installation of officers, with Mrs. Mack Carlson, wife of the pastor, in charge. Sarah Unit of the First Lutheran church met Wednesday. A dessert luncheon was served. Wednesday evening, L. C.W. met in the evening and Lutheran women from Swea City Ringsted and Bancroft were guests. The speaker was Rev. Howard Alsbors of Japan. He is a missionary. WSCS officers of the responsibility group of the Methodist church met at West Bend May 2 from 1:15 till 3:30 o'clock. The WSCS executive board was to meet at 12:15 May 4. Mrs. Don Nelson is president. At one o'clock, the general meeting and luncheon meeting was held. There was installation of officers and pledge service by Mrs. Chester Schoby. Chairman and co-chairman were Mrs. Orville Gardner and Mrs. Stanley Muckey. Lutheran Women's Missionary League Rally of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod was held for the Algona Circuit at St. Paul's in Whittemore starting at 9:30 Monday. Rev. Wittkopf, a former Burt pastor, was the morning speaker and Mrs. Al Sump of Clarinda District West President of the LWMLwas the afternoon speaker. Attending from Algona were Mrs. Wm. Dau Sr., Mrs. A. L. Willrett, Mrs Elsie Bast, Mrs. Lucille Frink, Mrs. G. A. Wittkopf, Mrs. John Schulz, Mrs. James Hinton, Mrs. Terry McGuire, Mrs. John Hopkins, Mrs. Jerry Leaneagh, Mrs. Gerald Klatt, Mrs. Wilbert Ruhnke, Mrs. Lyle Raney, Mrs. Evert Broesder, Mrs. Harold Peter, Mrs. Kenneth Hackbarth, Mrs. H. F. Mueller, Mrs. Ed Hackbarth, Mrs. Ray Funk, Mrs. Howard Lowman and Rev. W. H. Friedrich. On May 7, the Algona Zone of the Lutheran Laymen's League held a Rally-Banquet at the St. Paul's Lutheran School gym in Whittemore. The_ speaker was the Rev. R. F. Jenkins of Omaha on the topic, "Problems Facing the Negro in America". Rev. Jenkins had a part in making the documentary film "A. Time for Burning" by the Lutheran Film Associates. "Kossulh County's Favorite Newspaper" THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL Fenton, Iowa Experienced Embalmeri and Funeral Directors Reliable 24 Hour Ambulance Service Funeral May Be Referred To Us With Confidence Phones FENTON 889-2796 RINGSTED 866-1006 866-1001 866-1970 JOHN DUFFY John Duffy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Duffy, Algona, was one of 30 selected for the only Latin Institute in the United States, to be held in Minneapolis from June 18 to July 1. He then attends the N.E.A. Convention July 1-8. John teaches Latin in Larkin Public High, Elgin, El. He is married to the former Anne O'Brien of Algona, and they have four children. PIONEER DINNER The Pioneer Co. gave the annual dinner April 28 at Des Moines for men who have been with the company for 20 years. From the Algona area those in attendance with their wives were Mr. and Mrs. Perry Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Semon, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Valentine, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Hedlund, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Jergenson, Mr. and Mrs. Ranney Leek, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schoby, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardgrove and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Diekoff. — o — FIRST COMMUNION Martha, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Nash, received her first holy communion April 30. Her grandmother, Mrs. Marion Joselyn, came from Fort Dodge for the rites. - o - HOSTS FRIENDS Mrs. Tillle Steinman entertained a group of friends Tuesday evening. In attendance were her daughters, Mrs. Willard Salisbury, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Don Hungate and Julie, Jessie Sarchet, Mrs. M. H. McEnroe, Mrs. Lydia Wetzel, Mrs. Elda Groen, Mrs. Melvin Langfitt, nee Patricia Groen, Mrs. John Slevin, Mrs. Medelia Walker, Mrs. Lois Groen (Richard), Mrs. Pearl Phillips and Mrs. Elsie Hudson. The time was spent socially. CLUB MEETING The Plum Creek Women's Club met April 26 and hostesses were Doris Keith, Florence Bleich, Florence Kain and Leola Gardner. Roll call was "Something I learned from a child." May baskets were given to residents of the Kossuth County farm and to the children in the school for the retarded. Elfreda Clark showed slides concerning cancer and gave a talk. Five dollars was donated to the cancer fund. HAS BIRTHDAY Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fisher had as guests April 30, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Wren, brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. Fisher. In honor of the birthday of Mrs. Wren, other guests were Mrs. EvaJor- gen and the Willie Fisher children, Christy, Mike and Willie Jr., Sioux City, and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fisher and family joined the group in the afternoon. INTO FRATERNITY Mrs. John Gisch spent last weekend at Ames caring for her grandson Dominic while the parents attended the rites at which Ijer son-in-law John Wide was ad- mltted to the Alpha Kappa Delta fraternity, a National Honor Society. Mrs. Wide is a nurse at Mary Greeley hospital. A Mother — Daughter banquet was fteld Sunday evening at Swea City. Mrs. John Gisch was guest of . her daughter Mrs. Dennis Guer- 4ft. BEL CANTO The Bel Canto spring concert and Guest Day was held May 10 at the Algona Country Club. In addition to musical numbers by club members, instrumental groups from the high school furnished a part of the entertainment. - o- CONFIRMATION Jody Terwilliger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Terwilliger, Ottosen, was confirmed Sunday among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Arlan McPherson. FIRST COMMUNION Sunday evening, April 30, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schumacher held a dinner in honor of daughter Sharon's first holy communion. 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