The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 19, 1967 · Page 17
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 19, 1967
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8-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molnei Thursday, Oct. 19, 1967 mwd OR ACI EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, July 30, 1953 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. HERE IS A PURELY PERSONAL parable invented for my own chastisement, but if you can get any good from it, you are welcome to it. Once upon a time there was a nice juicy little seed of gossip. It was of the perfectly harmless variety and it was thoughtlessly sown in an idle moment. It came from a good source and there was a good-sized grain of truth in its core. At first it just lay there where it was dropped for the soil was not very fertile and for a while it looked as if it would die from lack of water and nourishment. BUT ONE DAY SOMEONE PICKED up the tiny seed and from the rumors found at a coffee party and a back fence chat, added a couple of very similar seeds and planted them alongside the original seed. This time the soil was more fertile and the seeds soon grew into a plant sending out sickly yellow shoots. If anyone had bothered to examine the plant carefully they would have found it most unattractive, but few were observant enough and the plant held a strange fascination for many people. So they fertilized it with extra details, poked at it with the tools of curiosity and watered it faithfully with probabilities so that it would not dry up and blow away. * * * BY AND BY THE YELLOW SHOOTS grew into a sturdy network of vines with new branches sprouting every day. People who had been skeptical about the vine at first took to saying, "Surely this must be a genuine Factus Trulyso because it came from such a good source. I know it can't be an ordinary Gossipa Malicious for I don't have anything to do with plants of that sort." + * * AND THE STURDY VINE KEPT SPREADING. It grew tremendously, faster than most plants, and because the garden was small, in several weeks it obscured all the other more wholesome plantings. No longer did anyone bother to try to see that the light of truth reached the plant for everyone was busy cutting off the branches and passing them from hand to hand and then grafting other branches on to suittheir fancy. Everyone was interested in this new phenomena. Soon it was discovered that the vine had cruel thorns that hurt each hand the branch passed through, diminishing the bearer and lessening the receiver alike for there was much more worthwhile gardening for each to do. But the thorns wounded most deeply several innocent victims who hadn't suspected the vine had been growing but who were, nevertheless, deeply enmeshed in its branches. "HOW SHALL I FIGHT THIS tiling that is wounding me so needlessly f\ they asked. "Shall I bring it out in the open and deny that it is true? Or shall I meekly ignore the stings and let the vine die of its own weight?" The person who planted the seed originally didn't even recognize it once it had grown to such an ugly vine. "Surely that harmless little seed 1 planted that had so much truth in it is no relation to the thing which is spreading all over town?" she said. * * * GRADUALLY PEOPLE GOT tired of the vine that once had occupied so much of their attention. Little by little the branches withered, dropped off, and were cast aside. Some other plants sprang up in another part of the garden and these were much more interesting. But some of the scars left by the thorns are deep and they will never be entirely healed. Every once in a while, to this very day, someone digs up a fragment of the old vine. It sends out a few feeble shoots but it will never again threaten to engulf the whole garden. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE so allegorical about it to know that gossip is an evil thing. I doubt if there is a person on this earth who has not been hurt by a fragment of it, no matter how trivial. I also doubt that there is a person who has not passed on a tidbit of gossip, no matter how innocently. Yet there are absolutely no people who admit to gossiping! GOSSIPS ARE THE SPIES OF LIFE. Usually they like people and are interested in their doings and most of the time they don't mean to cause any major pain. Women are more frequent gossipers than men, it seems to me, and they are frequently credited with originating all gossip. But if you hear a real bang-up scandalous, extra-gory tale, I'm willing to bet it can usually be traced to a man somewhere along thelinel Women specialize in the pointed barb, the catty remark and the "she's a fine person, but. . ." variety. Get a gal wound up and she will run somebody down. But the wholesale stories of infidelity, pauperism, caddishness and drunkeness are more at home in the stag section of the coffee counters or the beer joints. My husband annoys me no end by refusing to repeat any of them to mel * * * GOSSIP SEEMS QUITE HARMLESS, even very interesting, until you find that you are the subject of a little bit that is being passed around. Then it is cause for loud hollering. We never mind so much what our recognized enemies say about us, but when an unkind remark is made by one of our friends, it really hurts. Especially if it is based on a small portion of truth. * * * IT'S DIFFICULT TO IGNORE gossip when it is about yourself. But what we should do when we have been hurt by idle chatter is to check up on our own behavior. How many of the things we say merely to be clever can cause another person real painl I know, but I don't always practice my own preaching, that the way to stop gossip is to refuse to pass any of it along myself. * * * THE ONLY FAULT OF LIVING in a small town like Algona is that everyone knows everyone else's business and what they don't know they surmise. If we could eliminate all gossip it would be the perfect place to live. But maybe then, things wouldn't be so very interesting and it's probably too much to expect of any place this side of Heaven I GRACE Former Area Resident Aids Texas Victims Mrs. A. B. Alexander, Algona, recently received a newspaper clipping about Hurrican Beulah from her sister, Mrs. Alta Lowman, now a resident of Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the former Alta Nickerson, reared in Algona and a graduate of Algona schools, who taught school for a short time at Fenton. AUTHORIZED DEALERS CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION New Yorker 2-Door Hardtop This is the year to make your move up to the big '68 Chrysler. 15 big models to choose from. No small, scaled- down versions. And we make it easy for you to drive a '68 Chrysler. Don't settle for less than the best when you can move up to the '68 Chrysler so easily. Stop in and see for yourself. 300 4-Door Hardtop VISIT YOUR NEARBY CHRYSLER DEALER TODAY r. :I PERCIVAL MOTORS, INC,, 800 South Phillips, Algona, Iowa Together with a front page picture of Mrs. Lowman, the article describes her activities with regard to the terrible storm. To quote: "Hearing of a need in the Rio Grande Valley, Mrs. Alta Lowman collected more than 30 boxes of clothing to be distributed by the Salvation Army. The boxes were marked simply: 'Beulah.' "Remembering how it feels to be the victim of a storm, and what it is like to be without electricity, water, and many other necessities of life, a Prairian decided to do something for the victims of Hurricane Beulah. . . . "All day Saturday, Mrs. Lowman walked from house to house on her block collecting clothing and beddiiu: for the storm victims. She was up until 1 a.m. Saturday, telephoning citizens to see if they wished to contribute items to the people of South Texas. She said, 'I tried to call every house. Of course, some people were not at home, and I was unable to contact them. Then, on Saturday, I walked through our neighborhood and talked with as many people as possible." 1 "The response was wonderful," said Mrs. Lowman. "It seems that everybody wanted to help these stricken people." Mrs. Lowman did not know to which town the collection went. She was told by the Salvation Army to mark the boxes simply "Beulah." She feels sure,.however, that wherever it went, the recipients deeply appreciated the arrival of the collection. In October, 19G2, Mrs. Lowman was living in Portland, Oregon, when the Columbus Day storm or typhoon hit that city. She remembers the effects of that experience very well. Although she did not suffer personal damage, she was without water and electricity for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander plan to leave in about two weeks to visit Mrs. Lowman in Texas. Real Estate Transfers Schilmoeller, Ray B. & Gertrude M. to Charles J. & Jennie Wagner et ux 8-24-67 Lot 5 exc. the 50* thereof of subdiv. of pts. of the SE 1/4 SE 1/4 36-96-29 & the SWP SW 1/4' see rec. 31-96-28. Weeks, Winifred McHose sgl. to Nevada Nat'l Bk., Nevada, la. In Trust 8-25-67 SW 1/4 398-30. Wibben, Harm & Martha to Harm M. Wibben et ux 8-23-67 N 1/2 NE 1/4 32-98-27 Zwiefel, Lawrence J. & Martha I. to Morris E. & Sandra L. Holm 8-23-67 S 88' lot 10 blk 14 & S 88' of W 1/2 Lot 11 blk!4; O.P..S.C. Martin, Leon E. & Dorothy A. to Robert P. & Mary E. Lippencott 9-6-67 Lots 7 & 8 Blk 262 exc. that pt. of lot 7 desc. as W 20» of Lot 7 exc. N 8 1/4' of W Zff Call's Add., Algona. Acker man, Muriel, sgl. to Melvin M. & Donna L. Haase 9-1967 Buell's 2nd Add. lots 7 & 8 blk 5; Hurt. Allen, Ida May, Wdw. to John B. Mertz, Jr. 9-15-67 A tract of land in sublet 17, 19 & 20 of plat of Sublets 17 to 27 inc. in NW 1/4 desc. as see rec. 18-94-30. Bradley, Francis James & Mary to Patrick Bradley 9-18-67 Undiv. int NE 1/4 & N 1/2 NW 1/4 29-99-28 and all that pt. of SW 1/4 lying S. of D. ditch 20-99-28. Clegg, William L. & Maxine L. to Kossutli Mutual Ins. Assn. 9-18-67 Lot 8 blk 224 Hi E 9.64' Lot 7 blk 224 Call's Add., Algona. Doyle, Kathryn J., Sgl. et al to Arthur J. Doyle 9-18-67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 14-98-29 & Lots 8, 9 & 10 of John A. Winkel's Subdiv. of S 1/3 of S 1/2 SW 1/4 13-98-29. Doyle, Raymond John & Priscilla et al to Arthur J. Doyle 9-18-67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 14-9829 & lots 8, 9 & 10 of John A. Winkel's Subdiv. of S 1/3 of 5 1/2 SW 1/4 13-98-29. Doyle, Thomas E. & Kathleen •to Arthur J. Doyle 9-18-67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 14-98-29 & lots 8, 9 & 10 of John A. Winkel's subdiv of S 1/3 of S 1/2 SW 1/4 14-98-29. Doyle, Wm. J., sgl., Robert E., Sgl., Charles P., sgl. James M. & Florence to Arthur J. Doyle 9-18-67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 14-98-29 & Lots 8, 9 & 10 of John A. Winkel's subdiv of S 1/3 of S 1/2 SW 1/4 13-98-29. Ellis, Junior H. & Elaine J. to St. Conservation Comm. 9-13-67 A portion of N 1/2 SE 1/4 desc. as see^rec. 10-100-30. Kammer, Margaret Jane & Stanley to Patrick Bradley 9-1867 Undiv. int. in NE 1/4 30-9928 & N 1/2 NW 1/4 29-99-28 & All that pt. of SW 1/4 lying S. of ditch 20-99-28. Klein, David L. & Laura A. to Robert N. Becker 9-15-67 Way 6 Barrett's College Add., lots 11 & 12 blk 5; Wesley. Klein, David L. & Laura A. to Robert N. Becker 9-15-67 Way & Barrett's College Add. lots 13 & 14 blk 5; Wesley. Lynch, Harriet A., Wdw. (nee Harriet A. Haggard) to Robert L. Cramer 9-15-67 Lot 1 of Pine Grove Add. to Algona sub], to easements of rec. Martin, Leon E. & Dorothy A. to Jos. J. & Mary C. Straub 9-15-67 E 18' of lot 2 blk 263 Call's Add. Algona & pt. of alley through blk 263 Call's Add. Algona which lies immediately S. of E. 18' of lot 2 blk 263 Call's Add., Algona. Miller, Marilyn & Homer to Arthur J. Doyle 9-18-67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 14-98-29 & lots 8, 9 and 10 of John A. Winkel's Sub- div, of S 1/3 of S 1/2 SW 1/4 13-98-29. Sweet, Elizabeth A. 4 David to Arthur J. Doyle 9-18-67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 14-98-29 & lots 8, 9 & 10 of John A. Winkel's Subdiv of S 1/3 of SE 1/2 SW 1/4 1398-29. Whitlow, Archie & Caroline to Junior H. Ellis 9-13-67 A portion of NE 1/4 SE 1/4 desc. as rec. Paulson, Edwin Marion & Grace E. to Evangelical Free Church of America 10-3-67 The S 1/2 of Blk 31 O. P. of Wes- 10-3-67 Lots 23 & 24 BIX b ley . 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