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loWQ , 1879 1865 j/OL. 101 NO. 68 EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Tuesday, March 11, 1952 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. THERE WAS AN ARTICLE IN LAST Sunday's Des Moines Register magazine section entitled, "You Can Make Your Child A Genius," by Howard Van Smith. When I saw it, I thought "Now here is something I can use," because the article promised'that using the Sidis method of education, only an average child can be made into a genius. There would be some work involved, the article promised but it also said it would be fairly simple. That being true, and with three extra- bright children such as we have at our house, I reasoned, it should be duck soup to rear three little geniuses. Of course, the extra- bright diagnosis is the result of some highly-prejudiced thinking. But after a few days reflection, and a couple of hen-party discussions of the article, I'm about ready to change my mind. YOU REALLY SHOULD BEGIN the method the day the child is born, but if he already has a head start on you, before you read the article, there's still hope that you can make junior at least a part- time genius. Just follow these eight rules- it says they are simple. EVEN THE FIRST PRINCIPLE, "Avoid punishment - it is the first cause of fear" has me flunking the course already. You see, I've always had the idea that a child had to be punished once in a while for his own good, but I guess I've been all wrong. All those well-placed pats on the southern exposure, the times they were sent to their rooms for misbehaving, not only caused fear, it also damaged their I.Q.I But if parents are wrong by using punishment, so is Mother Nature and the laws of the United States of America. They also seem to use punishment as a natural consequence of misbehaving and, I figure, genius or not, the children might as well get used to the idea while they are little. - o - "TRY NOT TO SAY 'DON'T'. Instead, explain why what you say is so." If parents really stop to consider, we do not have to say don't nearly so much, but there are so many situations in family life when a shouted, "don't" brings the quickest results. We don't have time for all the explanation it takes to reason out the "why" of the whole thing. "AWAKEN CURIOSITY -IT IS THE key to learning." Now there's a point I do agree with. But I didn't know there were children whose curiosity was sleeping. Always thought they were born asking questions. - o - "NEVER FAIL TO ANSWER AND never put off your children's questions." The very next time Mary Ann asks, as she did the other day, "How come cows can't lay eggs/', I'll know it is my duty as a conscientious mother to answer her in full. And I know now that I should have gotten right out of the bathtub and looked up "soap" in the encyclopedia when Jean asked me about the suds I was using. To my shame, I told her we bought soap at the grocery store I - o - "NEVER FORCE YOUR CHILD TO LEARN," the rules say. Looking back on my own childhood I remember that poetry and those Bible passages I learned. While it wasn't exactly force that did it, it took a lot of persuasion to get me to memorize them. And now that I understand the passages better, I'm everlastingly grateful that I learned them. I only wish someone had used a little "force" when it came to learning the multiplication tables and the simple addition But, of course, I didn't turn out to be a genius. - o - "IMPLANT IDEAS AT BEDTIME, just before sleep. Suggestions made then will make a solid impression." I do that every night The suggestion I implant is, "For gosh sakes, kids, go to sleep!" Sometimes I have to make quite a solid impression with the palm of my hand, or at least horrible threats of what will happen if they don't follow my "suggestion." - o - "NEVER LIE TO YOUR CHILD OR USE EVASIONS." I try to avoid telling the youngsters any real "whoppers" but it simply gets too Involved if I tell them the whole truth about everything I think, say, do, orhavedone. And if Pm going to give up "evasions" what* s going to happen to that lovely someday we are always telling about when so many nice tilings will happen that have to be put off for now? - o - "REFRAIN FROM SHOWING HIM OFF," is the last rule. Well, if Pm going to develop any real geniuses, am I going to go to all that trouble and still be denied the privilege of bragging to high heaven about them? I boast quite a bit about the kids right now and they still fall quite a bit short of being geniuses. - o - THE ARTICLE TAKES A HYPOTHETICAL Johnny and applies the Sidis method to him. The parents are average and so is their son. They work 24 hours a day at making Johnny a genius and you or I can do it too. The tools used are love, understanding of him that helps avoid .? ea - r and a willingness to help him develop his reason. This, it seems to me, is the verysame method all parents strivefor with ' varying success, even if the thought of developing a genius never enters their minds. - o - AT AGE TWO, JOHNNY'S WORDS become more distinct My kids were talking very plainly then. But it says, he mav start reading during this year, but don't let it worry you if he doesn't. Thaf s nice to know, because Pve got two daughters, ages 3 and 5 and neither one can read worth a darnl - o- THE MORE I READ ABOUT JOHNNY, the more convinced I am that I don't want my children to become geniuses, even if they could. The world, the educational system, and most friendship circles are more geared to the normal individual. If I have my choice I'd want them to become just reasonably happy, decent, moral people. And having a genius would create an awful problem when it came to choosing a mate. Do you suppose they'd be able to find anyone smart enough for them? I know one thing, I'm simply not up to being the I WONDER WHAT THE SIDIS SYSTEM would say about the time we parents give to Boy and Girl Scouts, the churches, Red Cross, Cancer Society and the hundred and one very necessary contributions we feel we must make to our community. Can you do those things and still raise a batch of geniuses? GRACE OGfje &lsona dipper LuVerne Man Weds, Sept. \, At Boone LU VERNE-Mrs. Bert DeNio and Mrs. Duren Watts attended a pre-nuptial miscellaneous shower at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at Boone Sunday in honor of Miss Florine Weigel, bride-elect of Collyn De- Nio. There were 48 guests in attendance. The decorating theme was carried out in the bride-elect's chosen colors of blue and white. Miss Jeannette and Jeanine Weigel. twin sisters of the bride-elect, had charge of entertainment. The mothers of Miss Weigel and Mr. DeNio were presented blue mum corsages, with the bride-elect wearing a white carnation corsage. Mr. DeNio and Miss Weigel will be married at a 10 a.m. nuptial "High mass Monday, September «• at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Boone. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Marty attended the State Fair in Des Moines Saturday and Sunday. DeEtta Lee Stoll, 7-month- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stoll of Eagle Grove, was a guest in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll, Friday and Saturday while her parents attended the State Fair. Her grandparents took her home Sunday. Army Private William L, Miller, 20, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrance 0. Miller, and wife, Phyllis, live in Lu Verne, .completed a cooking course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., August 18. During the course, he was trained in cake and pastry baking, meat cutting, and learned to prepare and serve food in Army mess hall's and in the field. .Sunday afternoon gue'sts in ffie home of'Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stoll of Eagle Grove were Dennis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll of Lu Verne, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCoy and two children of Des Moines. Mrs. McCoy will be remembered in Lu- Verne as the former Eleanor Peterson, teacher in the Lu- Verne school system several years ago. Mr. McCoy is a teacher in the Des Moines school. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll attended a dinner in Alden Sunday in honor of Mrs. Stoll's brothers and sisters. All were present but three. Sponsors for the event were Mrs. Fay Freese of Alden at whose home the dinner was held, and Mrs. James Walker of Algona. Mrs. Patricia Harper and six children of Grundy Center were Thursday guests in the home of Mrs. Harper's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardcopf. Mrs. Harper will enter the University of Northern Iowa on September 5 with mathematics as her major. Mrs. Barbara Templin and sons who have been visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardcopf drove their daughter and grandsons as far as Owatonna, Minn., where they visited in the home of their son and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardcopf Jr. and family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardcopf Jr. accompanied Mrs. Templin and sons on to Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gronbach of Lu Verne and Mrs. Freda Stuessy of Algona attended the wedding of Robert Rlchael and Cheryl Schlenger at Marcus, Iowa, Sunday. Mrs. Rlchael n Iowa, Sunday. Mr. Richael 'n is the son of Mr, and Mrs. Robert Richael of Long Beach, Calif Miss Schlenger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Schlenger of Marcus. The groom Is in the service and is stationed at Sioux City, Iowa. His mother is the niece of Mr. Gronbach and Mrs. Stuessy, and the daughter of Mrs. Amelia Hoffman of Livermpre. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Holmes were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. Holmes brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Holm and family of Rockwell, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensen of Muskogee, Okla., were visitors in the home of Mrs Christensen's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Holmes for several days last week. Sunday guests in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Eggelston were her daughters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Henry of Eagle Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nygaard of Wesley. Mrs. Myrtle Eggelston of Lu- Verne, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nygaard of Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chambers of Corwith, and Mrs. Betty West of Lynwood, Calif., attended the State Fair in Des Moines and saw the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show Tuesday. Thursday guests of Mrs. Myrtle Eggelston were her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ada Reasoner of Albany, Ore., and her daughter, Mrs. Delbert Lang of Cylinder, Iowa. Mrs. Robert Chambers of Corwith was a Friday morning guest in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Eggelston. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schneider of Lu Verne and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Garrison of Humboldt attended the Mercury Automobile Show in Minneapolis Friday. Mr. and Mrs, Herman Dettman of Elgin, m., visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al- SEPT. 7.1967 SECOND SECTION WALT DISNEY'S NEWEST AT THE ALGONA THEATRE: ^ The Gnome-Mobile." Incolor by TechnicoloT LTompHv Ire ln J/°PP lns " Uds ' Ma «hew GarbeVand SenXr£ a^d Ed'C co-stars Richard Deacon and Sean McClory and features Cam! Sebring. bert Schneider for several days last week. Guests in the Albert Schneider home have been their daughters and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford (Jeanette) Reed, of West Covina, Calif., and Mr! and Mrs, Jon (Janellej Gardner of Northridge. Calif. The Gardners left Thursday for their home, while the Reed family, who is spending some time at the lakes, will return to spend a few days in the parental Albert Schneider home before departing for California. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Richardson of Slater were also guests in the Schneider home last week. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Koester have had as guests in their home Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mueller and family of Cedar Rapids and Mr. *? Ft Dod Delmar Blankenhagen Mrs. Audrey Baumgarther and daughter, Vlcki, have returned home after spending a week visiting their daughters and sisters in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Chi°i tt8 »' ,, m< JP Grand'Raplds, they visited Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Hedberg and family. Fly. ln S .from Grand Rapids, they visited in Chicago with the Miss Linda and Miss Cindy Rugg, Wile to Chicago, they attended the "Sound of Music" and also visited the EPOS there, TEACHER Jack Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivyl E. Collins, Perry, has accepted another teaching Job in Africa. Jack had had teaching assignments in Saudi Arabia and took three around-the-world trips before accepting his new post He was In Perry this month visiting his family before going to Kinshasa, formerly Leopoldville, Congo. Birthday dinner for Mrs. Thompson Sunday, Aug. 27 •LU VERNE-Mrs. Mabel Thompson was honored at a pre- birthday dinner and family gath- •ering a t the city hall Sunday. Attending were her children, grandchildren, and their families and other relatives and friends, Clarence Thompson of Seattle, Wash.; Miss Doris Thompson of Valley, Wis. ; Mr. and Mrs. Eunice Parsons of Waterloo, la.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson and family of Rutland; Mrs. Florence Burgardt of Curlew; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wolfe and family of Ft. Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Mer}e .Thompson of Columbus, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thompson of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hinton of Ft. Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Vote -of Cowrie; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson of Lake Mills; Mr. and Mrs. MlloBlanshan of Forest City; Mr. and Mrs. Everling and children of Tltonka: Mrs. Marylin Claas of Watertown, Wis,| Mr. and Mrs. Fess of Albert Lea, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Anderson of Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Olson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Anderson of Ottumwa; Mr. and Mrs. Lyell Dillon of Mason City; Mrs, Percy Lommer of Britt; Mrs. Etta Darg of Rockwell; Mrs. Edith Peterson of Albert Lea, Minn,; and Mrs. Beulah Arnold of Lake Mills. . Mrs. Mabel Thompson and her son. Clarence Thompson of Seattle, Wash., were guests in the Ralph Anderson home In Britt. While in Britt, they also attended Hobo Day. St. Joe Girl Off On Trip To Europe ST. JOE - JoAnn Erpelding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding, left Au-j. 31 from Des Moines for New York City where she was met by a friend, Linda Birkner from Washington, D.C. From New York, they Journeyed to London by Pan American Jet •where they Joined a caravan tour for 22 days of sightseeing in Europe. While in Europe the countries to be visited are England, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Monoco and France. In France, JoAnn and Linda will leave the group andgotoLourdes and then rejoin the group in Paris. Departure for home will be Sept, 21. JoAnn is employed In the Western Securities Co., Des Moines. C.D.A. SCHEDULE C.D.A. will begin its 18th year of activities this fall. First business meeting of the new season will be Thursday evening, Sept. 14. Guest Night for neighboring courts will be held Sept. 27 at 8 o'clock with officers in charge of arrangements. ALGONA ENDS THURSDAY SEPT. 7TH Last Time Tonight Starring FRIDAY thru WEDNESDAY — SEPT. 8-13TH 2 SHOWS EACH EVENING FRI. - SAT. - MON. - TUES. - WED. MATINEE SATURDAY AFTERNOON - 1:30 CONTINUOUS SHOWS FROM 1 P.M. ON SUNDAY A hilariously tall tale about some very little people! WALT DISNEY Stuffing WALTER THOSE "MMY POPPINS" KIDS MATTHEW KAREN BRENNAN- LOWELL OK-Anfe. Jim ELLIS'KADISON • . JAMES" ALGAR • & STEVENSON WALT I»IS<NE Y The legend of the CHILDREN UNDER 12 - SOc ADULTS - $1.00 SOON - "LUV" C.D.A. officers for the year are Mrs. Marvin Reding, grand regent; Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas, vice regent; Mrs. Maurice Reding, prophetess; Mrs. E. M. Gales, lecturer; Mrs. Herbert Kayser, monitor; Mrs. Harold Reding, financial secretary; Mrs. Mark Thilges, treasurer; Mrs. Donald Reding, historian; Mrs. Sylvester Wagner, sentinel; Mrs. Adeline Wagner, organist. Trustees of the court are Mrs. N. J. Weydert, Mrs. M. T. McGuire, Mrs. Peter Reding, Mrs. Irene Bormann, Mrs. Orville Wagner and Mrs. PaulErpelding. Special events will include the reception of new members, Nov. 8; breakfast and bake sales, Nov. 19 and April 21; the Christmas party, Dec. 13; Guest Night for husbands and guests; Card parties, March 17 and April 7; Father-Daughter Banquet. Committee in charge of lunch and social hour for the September monthly meeting will be Mrs. George Wagner, Mrs. Ray Berte, Mrs. Wm. McGuire, Mrs. John Capesius, Mrs. Robert Altman and Mrs. Francis Erpelding. - o - Mrs. John Weydert and Mrs. Nick Reding of Algona were guests Thursday of the R-Nu 500 club at the home of Mrs. Adeline Wagner. Receiving prizes were Mrs. Sylvester Wagner, Mrs. Nick Reding and Mrs. N.J. Wey' dert. The club meets at the home of Mrs. N.J. Weydert Sept. 28. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bormann returned home from St. Paul, Minn, where they spent four days in the home of their daughter and son- in-law Mr. and Mrs. George Ham and son. They also attended the Minn. State Fair. Mr. and Mrs. K.L. Kohlhaas and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas returned home Wednesday evening from a week's visit and trip to western states. AtDrum- mond, Montana, they were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lane and family, and at Rapid City, So. Dak., Leona and John Bornong, and at Dell Rapids, So. Dak., with Mr. and Mrs. Jack LeBrune and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth LeBrune and family. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding and Peter returned home Sunday evening after several days in Minnesota in the home of Mr ssd Mrs. Mike Stoffel and family, Willmarj Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Becker and family, Watkins; and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Erpelding and family, St. Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding spent several days recently In Des Moines with their daughter, JoAnn, and with friends. KC's met Sept. 6 in the club rooms with E.M. Gales, Grand Knight, presiding, following the 8 o'clock rosary. Committee in charge of lunch was Kenneth G. Bormann, Bob Klrsch, Mark Thilges, John Wagner arid David McGuire. The Emmetsburg Assembly of the Fourth Degree KC's will sponsor a dinner and dance here in St. Joseph's School hall. The dinner program will be in honor of departed Sir Knight Charles Plathe; in whose memory a Chalice will be presented to his family. This will be Sept. 10 with c.D.A. preparing and serving the dinner. Only 4th degree members and their partners are invited. OFFICE SUPPLIES - Business forms, office furniture, filing equipment and supplies, at The Upper DCS Moines Pub. Co., Algona, across from new Munlci- pal parking lot. move clock ALGONA THEATRE THURSDAY - Complete program begins: 7:00 & 9:05 "Georgy Girl" - 7:20 & 9:20 FRIDAY thru WEDNESDAY Complete program begins: 7:00 &8:30 "Legend Of Boy Eagle" 8:30 "Gnome Mobile" - 7-05 & 9:25 SATURDAY Matinee -1:30 SUNDAY - Complete program begins: 1:15 - 3:35 - 6:00 -8:25 "Legend Of Boy Eagle"-1:15 3:35 - 6:00 - 8:25 "Gnome Mobile" - 2:00 - 4:30 - 6:50 9:20 STARLITE DRIVE-IN THURSDAY & SATURDAY Complete program begins: 8:00 "Return of the Seven" - 8:05 "Russians Are Coming"-10:00 SATURDAY MTD-NITE SHOW ONLY - "Bunny Lake is Missing" -12:00 FRIDAY & SUNDAY - Complete program begins: 8:00 "Russians Are Coming" - 8:05 "Return of the Seven" - 10-15 STARLITE DRIVE-IN THEATRE CLOSES FOR THE SEASON SEE YOU NEXT YEAR. THURSDAY thru SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7 thru 10th II'G FEATURES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT iflUNTED bythelaw...HATED by the lawless! PRODUCTIONS, IN ISSDCUIiON WllN C 8 HmSS* Sftlh SEVEN , again.. MAGNIFICENT M again! Brynner in "Return „ of tie Seven" obert jRz/r JULIAN MATEOS «! T ' VIRDILIinEXEII!A ' CL «AKINSJLTSAWS • MAN CHRISTOPHER mwao Btii'-wnii i«'.'S.'i<• f.Hi'tumn|COLORbyDiLmJPANAVISION*UNIIEDARilSTS AND irs /i PLOT! .to make the world tie laughin THE MIRISCH CORPORATION p TO flUSSIMS ARE COMING UHE HUSSIAHS ARE COMING COLOR By DflU« PJUUVISIOr UNITED ARTISTS SATURDAY MID-NITE SHOW ONLY SUNDAY NITE WILL BE THE LAST NITE OF THE SEASON SEE YOU NEXT SPRING

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