The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1967 · Page 36
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 36

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 20, 1967
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Enttred a« «ccond cla*s matter at the postofficc at Algona. Iowa I8091H. Nov. 1. 1032. under Act of Con&reM! of March 3. 1879 «TAftUSHK> 186S VOL. 101 NO. 55 J EDITOR'S NOTE: This column of Woman's World is a reprint of the Thursday, April 12, 1951 issue of the Upper Des Moines. REAMS OF COPY HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT what is wrong with women. The American wife has also come in for her share of criticism. Personally, I'm a little tired of reading of the multitudes of faults and shortcomings that writers (chiefly male) say belong only to women. They assume that women think and act, first of all as women, not as individuals, and this assumption leads into the habit of thinking that they're all pretty much alike. Well, they're not. There are just as many kinds of women- good and bad; clever and dumb; sloppy and neat; .saintly and vicious- as there are kinds of men. * * * THIS OUTBURST WAS KINDLED BY Harlan Miller's column last week in which he compared, unfavorably, the American wife with the women of any other country. Mr. Miller issued his challenging statements by hiding behind quotations from a magazine article, "American Women Are Lousy Wives," by Helen Lawrenson. He tried to redeem himself a little by adding in a footnote, that Helen may be a man. That may well be. One thing I am certain of, Helen has never been an average American man. I don't know a thing about all the virtues she attributes to the European and other wives, but I think I do know a little about the virtues and shortcomings of the wives in Algona, Iowa, U. S. A. * * * "THE CHIEF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN American wives and wives in other lands is that they exist for their husbands while American wives take it for granted that their husbands should exist for them." Not my sentiments, but the author's. "American women expect and demand that their husbands coddle them." Furthermore, American wives, "are the boss of the household, can't improvise simple meals, expect their husbands to do a large share of the housework, contradict or interrupt their husbands and don't know how to make themselves alluring to men." * * * I GUESS THE WIVES AROUND ALGONA haven't been operating on the truly American Code For Wives. That is, the one Miss (or Mr.) Lawrenson has set up "for us. The Wives I know serve the meals at the times when the husband comes home for them. And most of these meals are pretty good even if some of them do come out of cans and packaged mixes. They keep up on current affairs just so they can discuss them with their husbands, though it is true that they argue and contradict a bit because our husbands would think it pretty dull conversation if we merely echoed the opinions of our "lords and masters." * * * AND WHO GOES TO BED, AND STAYS THERE, when he is ill? Certainly few husbands coddle their wives to the point that they tell her to go to bed for a few days just because she happens to be running a temperature of 104 degrees. You very seldom hear of a man having Walking Pneumonia. His is always of the reclining variety. -.-... * * * IT DOES ANYONE GOOD TO TAKE A LITTLE vacation from routine once in a while. Even a weekend trip helps. Well, the house and the children get a gal pretty worn down, too, and it's a wonderful idea to get away from them. But what wife hasn't heard her one and only say several times, "Good-bye dear. This little trip will do me good. Too bad you couldn't get someone to stay with the children." * * * THE HUSBANDS DOING A LARGE SHARE OF the housework is a laugh. True, I do know of three or four wonderful husbands who can be counted on to empty the trash, buy a few groceries, wash the walls during the spring cleaning and give Mamma a hand with the dishes when things are a little rushed. There's a rumor that some of the girls are forming a committee to erect a monument honoring these gentlemen, to be located on the south side of the courthouse square. * * * •» WOMEN ARE THE DURABLE SEX We have to be because so much is expected of us. We are supposed to serve meals that rival Oscar of the Waldorf s on a budget of $23.97 per week. We should have a home that welcomes guests of all ages at any hour of the day or night and still keep it a haven of refreshing quiet for the man who has worked hard all day. A wife must work like a stevedore keeping her house in order and still eat like a bird so that she may keep her figure down to a size 12 dress. She must be a conscientious mother with lots of time for her children, but she must leave them entirely free to express their own individuality. We must consider the house as a true home, but we must keep the wear and tear from showing on that expensive living room furniture. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO PUT ON SOME lipstick and curl our hair when Papa comes home from work while he sits around the living room, snoring in his chair, his shoes cast on the floor, looking alluring with a three days' growth of whiskers. When we finally persuade him into taking us out for an evening, we are expected to look fresh as a daisy in spite of being up half the night before with a restless baby. What's more we are supposed to look as smart in that $6.95 dress we picked up at the bargain sale as that nineteen-year-old blonde across the room does in her $85.00 suit, * * * WOMEN ARE THE TRADITIONAL guardians of culture and religion. We are expected to read all the latest books, listen to good music and instill a love of it in our children, see to it that the kids get to Sunday School, teach them the fundamentals of our faith at home and represent the family at church. It also comes in real handy to know which teams play in the World Series and who is likely to go to the Rose Bowl. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE MORE time than the men, for the Red Cross collection drives, the Community Chest and the Civic Music Association. We can't ignore the qualifications of all the candidates at the elections and just which bills passed in the state legislature, either. We must find out what is going on in the United Nations and keep track of the missing buttons on father's favorite shirt. We must decide whether or not the city was justified in buying that new engine and still figure out ways of cutting down our own family's consumption of electricity. I TALKED WITH MARY CORRINE SMITH several weeks ago, and she must have had a hard day, too, because she said she was convinced that it's a man's world. It is, but in spite of spouting off, I'm glad I'm not a man! I was never consulted on the subject, but Pm satisfied with having been born into the feminine sex. We have all tlie best of it when it comes to wearing colorful clothing, crying unashamedly when our feelings are touched, changing our minds without endless justification and in the beautiful relationship that exists only between mothers and tiny babies. Besides, what »g'ainnr I movie clock LJLSLILOJLiLOJLAJULSUU LS3 SUNDAY andTUESDAY-Com- plete Program begins: 9:13p.m. "Fortune Cookie" - 9:30 p. m. "Fistful Of Dollars"-11:45p.m. MONDAY - Complete Program begins: 9:15 p. m. "Fistful Of Dollars" - 9:30 p. m. "Fortune ni S ht - Swea CIt y Cookie"-11:15 p. m. earne( ? ™ ns ™ ' t ., „ .. to gain the win. Jeff Newlin 13-7 Victory was the winning pitcher and Don Johnson was tagged with the loss. Swea City High's baseball team Johnson collected two doubles at defeated Hlngsted 13-7 Thursday the plate. Clint Eastwood's only interest in a violent border town '« it* money, until Marianne Koch becomes an issue. Scene is from "A Fistful of Dollars," opening in Technicolor Sunday at the Starlite Drive-In Theatre, through United Artists release. The film, which advance reports say will trigger a whole new style of adventure, was directed by Sergio Leone. , man ever experiences the wonderful relief that comes with getting out of a tight girdle? * * * AS AGNES ROGERS' BOOK PUTS IT, "Women Are Here To Stay." So are men, and I love them in spite of their shortcomings- one man in particular. But I would appreciate it if they would drop one phrase- "Isn't that just like a woman?" GRACE ALGONA THEATRE THURSDAY thru SATURDAY MATINEE ALL THREE DAYS STARTING AT 1:30. Complete Program begins: 1:30 and 7:30 p. ITU "Shaggy Dog"- 1:30 and 7:30 p. m. "Absent Minded Professor - 3:30 and 9:30 p. m. ONE COMPLETE SHOWING EACH EVENING. SUNDAY - Complete Program begins: 1:00 - 3:03 - 5:15 7:10 - 9:13 p. m. "Caprice"1:30 - 3:35 - 5:30 - 7:40 9:30 p. m. MONDAY thru WEDNESDAY Complete Program begins : 7:009:05 p. m. "Caprice" - 7:309:25 p. m. STARLITE DRIVE-IN WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY Complete Program begins: 9:15 p. m. "Reluctant Astronaut"9:30 p. m. "Texas Across The River"-11:30 p. m. THURSDAY and SATURDAY- Complete Program begins: 9:15 p. m. "Texas Across The River" - 9:30 p. m. "Reluctant Astronaut" - 11:30 p. m. SATURDAY MID-NITE SHOW Only - "My Blood Runs Cold" 1:10 a. m. WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY JULY 19-20-21 -22 A-l FAMILY - ENTERTAINMENT ./ 1.7.1 :! 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