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tntered «i ttcond claw matter .it the portofflce at A1gonn, Iowa (M611). Nov. 1. 1938. under Act of Confrew of Mnrch 3. 1879 IStAftUSHtD 1163 VOL 101 NO. 82 St. Joe Girl Finds Many Familiar Names Overseas European Tour Right At Home >' In Luxemborg ST. JOE - JoAnn Erpelding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding, St. Joe, has just returned from an eleven-country tour of Europe. She met a Washington, D. C. friend, Linda Blrkner at Kennedy International Airport in New York. From there they flew TWA to London where they were met by their guide. The group met in an English pub the first night. While there JoAnn discovered that one of the Boston ladies on the tour was the mother of a Des Moines friend of hers I London was very impressive with a visit to all major points of interest, many beautiful parks and gardens, and one night was spent at the London Palladium seeing a stage show. From London it was a flight to Amsterdam and a ride through the streets by boat. They visited the Delft kiln and watched the process used to make the hand painted china. Then to beautiful Rotterdam — almost a new city because it was almost completely destroyed by the war. As hard as you try it is impossible to find a dirty window- only sparkling ones. All Europe has flowers, flowers and more flowers. This was also the first place that they saw many people travel by bicycle as they do in almost all the European countries. They also visited the Rijks museum, home of Rembrandt's masterpieces. At Brussels they were at the site of the 1958 World's Fair. Germany, Austria and Switzerland have no way of being described other than truly beautiful, she said. The mountains and lakes are magnificent. While in Germany they stopped at Triberg, the cuckoo clock captial of the world. By ship they went down the Rhine River to the Lorelei Rock, seeing many castles along the way. At Heidelberg they toured a castle made famous by the musical, "The Student Prince", and went to many U. S. Army bases. Luxemborg gave JoAnn the impression of being right at home when she looked into the phone book and saw such names as Erpelding, Frideres, Becker, Bormann, Thilges, Altman, etc. In Switzerland they stayed at Lake Lucerne, went to a local dinner party and had cheese fondue as the first course. After the dinner they were entertained by local people dressed in native costumes, while they yodeled, danced and played their instruments. Leaving Switzerland they went through the Alps to the tiny principality of Liechtenstein, bounded on the east by the Rhine River and on the west by the towering Alps. From there they went to Austria by way of the breathtaking, beautiful Austrian Tyrol, and over the Arlberg Pass. They then crossed the Italian border and found many large famous cities waiting. The first was indeed fascinating - Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, a showplace of art and history. Upon arrival they had to leave the bus and go by boat to the city. One of the most fabulous sights there was St. Mark's Square. A ride by gondola climaxed the evening. Next to Florence, still recovering from the recent flood. They were in one of the churches that was being repaired. The repairmen found remains of another church under this one when they were working in the basement, so now are excavating. They saw many of Michelangelo's masterpieces while there. While at Rome the group was only several blocks from Vatican City, so were there many times. Some of the things they saw were St. Peter's, the Vatican Library, Sistine Chapel, catacombs, Fountain of Trevi, made famous by the movie "Three Coins in a Fountain, the Colosseum, and many fountains and statues. At Pisa they saw the Leaning Tower and then to the seaport of LaSpezia. This was the first time she had ever had a seaport complete with huge vessels right outside a window. While in Genoa they saw the house of Christopher Columbus. They stopped at Monaco and saw the palace of Princess Grace and then went to the gambling on the, nv" ",T nfo Carlo. While on ft! SMS!!*™ they stayed at Nice and had the sparkling Mediterranean only blocks from the hotel. From Nice bytraintoLourdes, France, arriving at night and the candlelight procession was on. The next morning they went to the grotto and at first were unable to get into the main church because there were so many people there. No matter how much you have heard about Lourdes you can never imagine what it is like until you have been there and seen all the sick people on beds, in wheelchairs, walking, etc. It took over 2 1/2 hours in the afternoon for the procession of the sick who were then blessed by the clergy. Another train trip took them to Paris, where they had a delightful boat trip along the River Seine. They finished the tour with a dinner and nightclub show. JoAnn said it was really hard to say goodbye to new friends as she prepared to return to the U. S. A. Social Club At Portland Has Dinner Out PORTLAND - The Portland Social Club dined out Saturday evening at the Cunningham Cafe at Burt. Club members attending were Hazel Larson, Alleda Harms, Shirley Lovstad, Elizabeth Kennedy, Jessie Miller, Elvira Christensen, Effie Teeter and Josephine Arend. The next meeting will be Nov. 9 in the home of Josephine Arend. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mitchell arrived Friday at the Edmund Larson home and were Friday wink \lkU OR AC! further. On the enclosed subscription card it asks, "How old are you. If you are married - and under 28 years of age - we will give you a fourteen-month subscription to Today's Woman for only $2.00. EDITOR'S NOTE: This column of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, Sept. 24, 1953, issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. - o - THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PLACE much emphasis upon staying young. Millions of dollars are spent each year for cosmetics, girdles, hair preparations and fashion designs to keep up the illusion that we are all twenty-year-olds long after we've more than doubled that age. There are books, forums, political groups especially for young people as if youth were a race apart and as if they thought and acted completely different from older adults. A person may have the mellowness of outlook, the advantage of experience and the wit and charm that comes only after we've lived several decades and have it all discounted several percent because he does not have a youthful appearance. Sometimes it is said, and rather disparagingly,"Well, anyway he has a youthful spirit." As if that were second-best to looking young! - o - NOW THE CHINESE LOOK UPON it in a different manner. The accent is on maturity rather than youth. At least thaf s the way it is in the Pearl Buck novels and in most of the other stories Pve read about that country. Elder Sister is not a catty remark, in China thaf s a term of respect and admiration. If s the grandmother whose wishes and comfort is most respected, not the teenagers. If television has come to China probably Ching Chang Lo and his family watch "Life Begins at Eighty" in preference to "Captain Video." - o - IN AMERICA, PEOPLE HAVE no respect for age unless if s bottled. Women are particularly sensitive to the passing of birthdays. It has been said the seven ages of women are: infancy, childhood, adolescence, junior miss, young woman, young woman and young woman. - o - THERE ARE WOMEN WHO NEVER reveal their true age until it appears in their obituary. Even then they would protest violently if they were able. All their life the year of their birth remains a deep secret, somehow shameful as if it were on a par with stealing quarters out of the church offering plate. A notable exception to this is the woman who says she doesn't mind a bit telling her age, but her exact weight- never I - o - THAT BIRTHDAY I'VE GOT COMING up has me conscious of age right now. Just why this particular anniversary should bother me so much, I don't know. The only alternative to growing older is dying and that doesn't appeal to me at all. Life's too much fun and if s even more fun than when I was really young. Joseph Addison wrote, "The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for." Upon checking I find I have all that and more so why should I kick because a very full page is being turned over on my yearly calendar? - o THERE ARE STILL SOME YEARS to live before I reach 40 when, traditionally life begins. When I arrive at that birthday I plan to stay there quite a while since so many people who say they are "frankly forty" are very nearly their fiftieth birthday. Just the same I notice when I look at the young-married set of which Tve long considered myself a member, I find that most of them are ten or twelve years short of my age. - o- THE MAGAZINES HAVE CONTRIBUTED to this inferiority complex among us gals who are over thirty. Too many of them are blatantly edited for the young woman, Redbook used to be for anyone who cared to pick it up and read it but the last copy I bought said repeatedly "For the Young Marrieds", and "For the Modern Homemaker in her Twenties". "Today's Woman" goes one step - o - AGE IS A LOT IN THE POINT of view. Jeannie was looking at last week's copy of the UDM. "Look at the pictures of the kindergarten kids," she said to her pal, Cheryl Egli. "Those are the older kids." Cheryl is not yet three so I suppose to her Jeannie seems ancient though she's not quite five. - o - WHEN IT COMES RIGHT DOWN to it, I suppose I am getting middle aged - no longer real young and not yet, I swear, old. But for me, middle age is still ten years older than I am. I have a few wrinkles, it is true, but they don't show if the light is soft enough and Pm not going to get all in a tizzy over a few grey hairs in my bangs. If they start turning blue, green or a passionate pink, then it'll be plenty of time to get alarmed 1 Grey hair is really only an excess of grey matter oozing through the skull, though I never believed it until I started getting some myself. - o - ONE OF THE NICEST AGES TO be, I think, is seven. That is what Mary Ann will be the same day I have my birthday. Maybe you are bored with my talking about how our eldest daughter was born on my birthday, but Pm not. It will always seem like a special miracle thought up for my benefit and the day she was born was one of the happiest in my life. But it has taken away the limelight from my own birthday - I haven't really celebrated one since but I always get one year older anyway. - o - WHEN YOU ARE SEVEN you are pretty well established in school. Mary Ann is in second grade and she feels superior to the kids in kindergarten and first grade. She's just become a Brownie Scout and some of her fondest hopes center around getting the full uniform - if she doesn't have to sacrifice a pair of roller skates or a doll with a pony tail to get it. - o - SHE LIKES TO WRESTLE WITH her brother and she can make him holler, sometimes. She plays school with her younger sister and has taught her most of the songs she learned in kindergarten and first grade. She's had the same boy friend for the past nine months and she's still naive enough to discuss their wedding plans in the bosom of her family. She likes clothes, but not so much as she did a year or so ago. Now she prefers slacks or jeans so she can play on the jungle gym at school. - o - ON OCCASION, HER TABLE manners are atrocious but she can surprise us by being a regular little lady. Sometimes she cleans up her room better than I can do it, but most of the time it looks like pigs had moved in. She is hardly ever ill in spite of being too skinny to my notion, but when she is a bit under the weather she's the best patient I ever contacted. Most of the difficulties we have with Mary Ann can be traced to her being overtired. She's at her sweetest when she's serious about one thing or another. - o - MARY ANN LIKES TOADS, dogs, birds, television, sewing for her doll, cooking, her Dad, comic books, dandelions, her grandparents and babies, not necessarily in that order. She wears out expensive shoes at an alarming rate; she asks questions about God and Life and Death that have both her Daddy and me stumped for answers. Neither of us can imagine how we ever existed before she was born, just seven years ago! - o - AT OUR HOUSE, WE'RE TRYING out a new allowance - reward for good behavior scheme. Each child has an envelope with a weekly sum of money in it- a quite generous sum that must cover shows, Sunday School, Scouts and squandering money. The catch to it is that there is also a system of fines - 5? for failure to obey, 1$ for leaving drawers open, a nicke). for a messy room and 3? for failing to settle down at bedtime after warning, etc. This is deducted from next Saturday's pay. We're finding that a pain in the pocketbook is a much better incentive to being good than a pat on the spanking area. We did hit one snag, though, when the girls took most of their money to the show and instead of bringing the change home, they blew it on pop, candy and ice cream. That, too, will be part of the learning process since there will be no money forthcoming until next Saturday. GRACE supper guests. Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. Larson are brother and sister. The Mitchells were overnight guests in the Quinten Bjustrom home. A pot-luck dinner was held Sunday in the Quinten Bjustrom home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mitchell. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lindhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Arrie Dittmer and Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson. Duane Dittmer and Valerie were afternoon guests. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson and John were evening guests. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were Sunday overnight guests in the Edmund Larson home, returning home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Olson of Michigan and their family were Friday dinner guests in the P. W. Marlow home. Mrs. A. L. Rasmussen and Aunt Marie Grover of Algona went to Clear Lake last week to visit Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Graham and family. Mr. Graham returned home to his family in September after serving four years in the Navy and is now working at Clear Lake. Mrs. Graham is the former Sue Rasmussen, daughter of the A, L. Rasmussens. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson and John came from Aiikeny Wednesday for the funeral of Clarence Christensen. Sister Juli and Sister Lucina of Bancroft were Sunday afternoon visitors in the Donald Weber home. Mrs. Weber took them to the Lawrence Govern and Vincent Govern home where they spent the remainder of the afternoon visiting. Mr. and Mrs. David Weber of Lone Rock recently purchased the Jake Smith farm in Portland. Their son, who is at homo and has been farming with his father, will move and operate the farm the coming year. Mrs. Martha Haase and Bernice, Leona Haase and Evelyn attended a baby shower Friday at the Clarence Menz home, Seneca, for Mr. and Mrs. William Pettiecord of Seneca and the seven-month old baby boy they recently adopted. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and Ramona were Sunday dinner and supper guests in the David Smith home at Ft. Dodge in honor of the christening of their baby daughter, Teresa Ann. A brother and sister of Mrs. Smith were sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch and Jmh were Sunday supper guests in the Richard Grosser home at West Bend. "We ask God to provide for us, and when He does we COM- g r.itul.ite ourselves upon our success." Board Meeting Algona Bit & Spur Club held a board of directors meeting Oct. 19 at the home of James McEnroe. Winter activities planned are a tobogganing party, box social and a card party, the dates to be set at the November meeting. Members of the board are James McEnroe, president; Eppo Bulten, vice president; Carol /Mien, secretary-treasurer ; Ruth McEnroe and Kathy Wibben, directors; and Vicki Siemer, reporter. A need for more adult members was discussed. Anyone interested, with or without a horse, may join. Contact Carol Allen or any member of the board. NEED A TYPEWRITER FOR SCHOOL? YOU GET THE BEST DEAL AT THE UPPER DESMOLNES PUB. CO apWCWl i iMFMHflHMMl R-< Touched with Luxury churtii 1 it tti These fur trimmed coats meet all your fashion requirements beautifully. 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