The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1967 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1967
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Snttred »• Mcond claw matttr at the poitoffice at Alfona. Iowa (Mil), Nov. 1. 1032. under Act of Con(trett of Mnrch 3. 1879 ISfAtUSHtt 1l6i VOL. 101 NO, 84 laigona Upper JWomes; I NOV. 2, 1967 i SECOND SECTION j EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, November 19, 1953 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. WHEN MAMMA GETS ALL DRESSED up to go out for a special evening it takes a lot of advance preparation. In fact, it can develop into a two-day project if she wants to get the washing and ironing done, the house cleaned up and still have a little time left over for the glamourization process. The youngsters' care has to be arranged for and, if the event is a dinner the family has to have at least beans and wienies to eat while Mamma is gorging herself at the banquet. Then there's the dishes - she doesn't get out of them just because she is going out. There's a choice of two methods in this department, she can either do them before she leaves or face them on the morning after. * * * ONCE A GAL IS MARRIED and has produced a couple of offspring she should be able to get it through her head that it is no longer a matter of great importance that she be the belle of the ball. Important - why, it isn't even possible! But while there's a breath of life in our poor old bodies, it's just feminine instinct to try to look as attractive as possible on at leastacouple of occasions per year. In fact, we'd rather stay home than go to a party merely clean and neatly dressed. * * * "A WOMAN," IT HAS BEEN SATO, "is composed of a rag, a bone and a hank of hair" so the first consideration when Mamma gets ready to go out is if, "this old rag of a dress" can be perked up enough to wear just one more time. A session at the ironing board is indicated and a little mumbo- jumbo with pressing cloth and cleaning fluid. Then it's time to scout around the neighborhood for kind friends and relatives who will lend a flower, some earrings, a wrap, a bag and perhaps some of the right kind of underpinnings. If she knows, enough of the right sort of people, a gal can assemble quite a creditable outfit. YOU GET ONE BONE STRUCTURE in this life, and you're stuck with it so there is not much a person can do about that part of a woman when she gets ready to go out for a big evening. But when it comes to getting a zipper pulled up on the evening dress we start paying attention, not to the bones, but to the excess flesh that has been accumulating over them. Then the natural consequences of too many desserts and too few bending exercises become horribly apparent. Getting out the pliers, holding the breath and tugging away are the only things that can be done about it at this late date. There may not be any room left inside the dress for the food at the banquet, but at least there is the satisfaction of knowing that the husband and kiddies were given 15 minutes of rare amusement by the spectacle of Mamma trying to distribute herself sufficiently enough to get zipped in. THE "HANK OF HAIR" CAN BE a real problem, for important occasions have a way of turning up just at that disheartening time between permanent waves. If nature has been so kind as to bestow natural curl upon you, don't forget to count your lucky starsl The time and money spent in the beauty shop acquiring a crowning glory isn't to be sneezed at, either. But when you must be your own Henri of The Salon with a pack of bobby pins, a fourth cup of stale beer as waving lotion and a rat-tail comb, the results can sometimes be surprising, to say nothing of alarming. The commercials tell us our hair can be "sunshine bright" if we use the right shaihpoo but they never tell us how to get all the pin curls going in the right directions. * * * WOMAN HAS THREE STRIKES against her before she even starts getting ready to go out. First, she rarely has a paycheck of her own and the money that could be used to buy finery has a way of ending up as a deposit on Junior's new shoes. Second, she's not as young as most of the current competition and all those gay, giddy sessions with dishpan, dustmop, and diaper pail have left their marks. But the third strike against her is the one that puts her out- or keeps her from going out more often- and that is the time it takes to get ready. ON SECOND THOUGHT, it isn't so much the time it takes, it's those interruptions. Nail polish makes a good camoufalge for dishpan hands, but it takes a bit of doing to be able to get the stuff dry before some household emergency demands dunking the paws in water. And are there any little girls who do not ask for "pink" on their fingertips, too, when Mamma is manicuring? A dab of lipstick and a dash of mascara may not be what proper four and seven year olds are wearing this year, but it's what they want as long as Mamma is applying it. A SOAK IN A WARM TUB can be very relaxing, if my memory of the "good old days" serves me right but that must have been before there was so much juvenile bathroom traffic at our house. Nowadays, there's no lack of helpers for the daughters think it is great sport to scrub Mamma's back. At least there's not too much trouble they can get into in a room 8' x 4' and what mischief they do find can either be wiped up or dried off. But I do draw the line at their bringing in the neighbor's kids to help! THEN THERE'S THE doorbell, the telephone, Uie supper for the family and the fights that always break out. As the Herculean struggle ends there's the delightful moment when you pause for admiration from your dearest friends and severest critics - Uie family. Usually, they come through in great shape with the compliments, even though it's such a change from the workaday Mamma. And some little voice is sure to pipe up saying, "Gee, Mamma, why don't you get cleaned up more often?" * * * THIS GLAMOUR BUSINESS IS being overemphasized nowadays, it seems to me, and if anybody thinks this is sour grapes on my part, you are partly right. There's a morning TV program called Glamour Girl that has me almost sick and tired of the word, glamour. Although I don't purposely watch the program, it comes on right after Ding Dong School and before I get around to turning off Uie set. The candidates appear, tell why they want to be glamourized and the winning one is given The 24-Hour Treatment by courtesy of the sponsor. The general pitch of the program, as I get it, is that the problem of straying husbands, hostile in-laws, poverty in youth, catching a man, larger tips for waitresses and lack of affection from your offspring can all be cleared up if only somebody will glamourize von. ONE WLNNING CANDIDATE ON the program was a sweet little old lady who was about to celebrate her Golden Wedding and it seemed to me that she looked much better before they gave her the fancy hair-do, the heavy make-up and the gorgeous evening gown. Before, she had nice white hair, comfortable looking lumps in her figure and the etchings of years in her complexion. I'm sure her grandchildren thought her much less approachable after the glam- ourization. When the M.C. gushingly asked her husband what he thought of his "new bride" he didn't get the usual expression of awe and amazement from the old gentleman. He said, "Well, I have been thinking she looks pretty nice for fifty years, so I guess she looks alright now, too." GLAMOUR IS FINE IN ITS place and we could all stand a touch of it now and then. But a pair of false eyelashes never will take the place of a sympathetic heart nor will an evening gown serve the purposes of a cotton house dress and a decent printed silk. Glamour may brighten tilings up for a while, but it will cure very few of the world's ills. GRACE SOCIETY ENGAGED TO WED Rev. and Mrs. Myron Brower of Sioux City announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Jo, and Carl Bosteels, son of Mrs. Al Payton, Elmhurst, HI. Miss Brower and her fiance, students at the University of Dulmque, are planning a summer wedding. Rev. Brower was pastor of the Algona Presbyterian Church until accepting the Sioux City appointment. - o BIRTHDAY CLUB Mrs. Don Nelson was hostess to her birthday club Friday. You ore invited Friday, Nov. 3, to attend the OF IN ALGONA Ready To Wear For Young Juniors And Ladies Doors open at 9 a.m. — for a parade of exciting fashions from the finest designers in the U.S.A To The Ladies Of The Algona Shopping Community... We are happy to invite you to our Grand Opening and hope that you can come. We have tried very hard to make our new store as pleasant, convenient, modern and colorful as we possibly could. We want you to always feel free to come in and see the newest and most exciting styles of the season and to know that the fashions you want and need will be those that we will want to have here for you, We must apologize for not having ail the items which we have ordered, but they'll be here soon and everything will be brand new. Ora end Ed Andersen Come in and register for $5OO.OO in free gift certificates with values from $1.00 to $50.00. Register anytime from 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Winners will be notified and names will be published here. Only ladies 16 and over may register and only once, please. OPENING DOOR SPECIALS! • All Cloth Dress Coats, fur trimmed and untrimmed . , . . Va OFF i All Car Coats & All Weather Coats: $5,00 off on coats from $25 to $40 $10,00 off on coats from $41 to $60 Sweat Shirts with colorful imprints, regularly $3.00, SPECIAL AT $2.22

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