The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1967 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 9, 1967
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I Entered at iecond claw matter at th* portoff ice at • AlRona. Iowa Nov. 1, IMS. under Act of Confcrett of March 3. 1879 j (80811). L-. 'EDITOR'S NOTE: from the Thursday, Des Moines. This edition of Woman's World is a reprint October 8, 1953 issue of the Algona Upper MANY A HUSBAND HAS SUGGESTED that his wife run the home with the efficient methods he uses torunhis office. The general gist of his claim is that he'd be headed for the poorhouse in a week if he ran his business the way his wife runs the home. Few men ever suggest that they stay at home and try women's work for a while, and if they were to do it, they'd be surprised at just how complicated running a home and caring for a family can be. On the other hand we gals would probably receive quite an eye opening ourselves if we tried earning a living. * * * "A HOMEMAKER SHOULD PLAN work like an executive," is a statement we gals could expect coming from a man but when it comes from a woman the thrust is more in the category of high treason to her sex. Marian Mathews, author of the "Beauty and You" column in the Des Moines Register used this statement as a headline in one of her recent articles. Miss Mathews asks, "Do you manage a home family? Do you ever think of homemaking as a business? Actually it might be considered so with you, the wife and mother, the important one on whom family welfare rests. You are the top executive but do you care for your health and energy as well as time the way a large corporation protects its top men?" * * * WELL, THE TRAITOROUS Miss Mathews may know all about creams and ungents and the correct exercise to do to arrest middle- aged spread, but I doubt if she has ever run a home full-time or if she has had the care and rearing of a couple of youngsters. In fact, she gives herself away on her eight tips on executive homemaking. She obtained them from the home department of the Tile Council of America and two of her major ultimatums on labor saving tells us to get a clay tile floor and new tile counters throughout the kitchen. And we must have a kitchen island with the stove set directly into it. Then we can begin cooking like an executive. * * * SHE SAYS WE SHOULD SCHEDULE our work and schedule our rest. She didn't mention how we were to get some rest to schedule. I already have a sort of work schedule but it's all the time getting knocked to heck by the telephone, a balky appliance or a hoard of pre-schoolers. * * * MISS MATHEWS TELLS US THAT even with children, laundry needn't be done anymore frequently than twice a week if you collect, sort and channel clothes correctly. What about those times when the bath towels are all dirty? Should you be so bold as to wash them even if you have done the laundry twice that week already? Or should you just let the family shake themselves dry. With a small supply of clothes and ah automatic washer it seems much more practical to me to wash as the clothes get dirty even if it makes four or five washdays per week. * * * THE SILLIEST SUGGESTION IS, "Don't try to do everything yourself." How can we manage that one unless we have a cleaning woman or a beautifully trained husband? If we don't do the work, who will? Miss Mathews goes on to say, "After school hours offer an ideal training period for youngsters to learn household responsibility. You owe them this training and you need the help." I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. I feel that one of the finest gifts a mother can give to her child, boy or girl, is to teach them to be useful around the house. But teaching them these traits lessens mother's load very little, at least at the stage our youngsters are in at present. It takes twice as long to get them to do something as it would to do it myself. But they are learning and someday they'll be of real help, I'm hoping. Meanwhile I'm thrilled to death at every sign of progress that indicates they may learn to live like human beings instead of like little pigs. * * * MISS MATHEWS TELLS US TO shop no oftener than twice a week. Most of us have been buying our groceries but once a week for years. She tells us to eliminate all housekeeping chores that are not essential to cleanliness, good nutrition and simple but attractive surroundings. (THURSDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY November 9 - 10 - 11 DIRECT FROM ITS ROADSHOW ENGAGEMENT! SPECIAL POPULAR PRICES SPECIAL SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY - &lgona tipper Jftomes "Devil- may-care STARTS SUNDAY AT THE ALGONA THEATRE Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney enjoy a bathtub romp in 20th Century-Fox's "Two for the Road" which opens Sunday at the Algona Theatre. The thing that bothers me is getting those bare essentials done. Miss Mathews tells us not to try entertaining guests on days when we have big chores such as marketing or the laundry. If we do that, we probably will never have any company. But at least we'll be running our house like an executive. * * * THE TROUBLE WITH TRYING TO RUN our homes like an executive is that we aren't executives and a house simply can't be a home if if s run like an office. In the first place, we homemakers weren't hired because of our executive ability. We took on this job of keeping house as a direct result of some guy telling us we had beautllul blue eyes, a well-stacked figure or that we shook a mean foot on the dance floor. It may have been mentioned In the arrangements for signing the contract that the party of the first part didn't consider the next fifty years or so worthwhile unless the party of the second part was by his side, but I can't remember a single stipulation that the rose-covered cottage be equipped with a time clock. * * HOWEVER, THERE ARE OBLIGATIONS written into the marriage contract. We promise to love, honor and, in some cases, obey — and written in between the lines of that section is a binding promise to make as decent a home for the guy as strength, money and talents permit. The promise to love includes caring for the children resulting from the fulfillment of the contract and an obligation to provide a cheerful and loving atmosphere for them. If one can also be efficient in providing this, so much the better, but if an executive is what is wanted, why not turn the home into a factory? * * * THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS of efficiency. One woman may place great emphasis on cleanliness and not be quite as good at cooking. Another may think reading to or romping with her children is lots more important than washing the living room curtains. One homemaker may cook and can foods, and be very good at it while she can't do a thing at the sewing machine. Her neighbor may make everything for the family but their shoes and socks while the mere thought of baking anything more complicated than a dish of scalloped potatoes sends her into a tizzy. Who is to say which of these homemakers is most efficient. And there are a few gifted souls who seem to be equally talented in the kitchen, at the sewing machine, with the floor mop and as companions to their off spring I * * * JUST THINK OF HOW MUCH better homemakers have it than do executives. An executive may have paper work at home, but he has weekends to rest and a couple of weeks vacation per year with pay. Our homework is never done, our weekends are even busier than our weeks and there are no paid vacations in homemaking. But if we want to, we can sneak a little nap in the afternoon or have a cup of coffee with the girls and nobody yells at us. We may not have a secretary and a corps of underlings to carry out our orders, but when we get the house all cleaned up or an especially nice meal cooked up we can take special pride in it because it came about by our own efforts. * * * THERE IS NO SALARY CONNECTED with a homemaker's job, but we collect our pay just the same. It comes in the form of a sticky kiss from a child, a hug from a husband, or a remark made by a visitor, saying, "Gee, we always have fun at your house." GRACE K.&H. Salisbury And Wm. Erdman WESLEY - The 37th annual meeting of the K & H Co-operative Oil Company was held in the Wesley school auditorium Oct. 24 with a large attendance of members and guests. Vice President C. F. Callies and Secretary Clifford Carlson presided. Manager Edward L. Johnson reported sales of $1,424,527.43 and savings of $194,419.08. Howard Salisbury, Burt, and William G. Erdman, Kanawha, were re-elected to the board of directors for three year terms. Over 135 new stock holders were added to the list of members during the year. Speaking briefly were William Demro, Sales Manager of the Co-operative Service Company of Waterloo and Milton Ponsar, Member Relations Director of the Co-operative Service Company of Waterloo. Guests introduced were: Vernon,Floy, manager, and Andy Anderson, assistant manager of Farmer's Co-operative Gas and Oil Company of Mason City; Clayton Garner, manager of Farm Service Co-operative, Charles City; O. L. Skattum, manager of Members Mutual Oil Company of Waterloo; Rudy Bader, former president of Iowa Institute of Co-operation, LaPorte City; and Elmer Olson, manager of Farmer's Co-operative Oil Company of Forest City. Entertainment was provided by the Gate Sisters of Independence, Missouri, performers with the Grand 01' Op'ry. Door prizes were awarded to: E. C. Behnkendorf, Bancroft; ALGONA THEATRE SUNDAY - MONDAY - TUESDAY November 12- 13 - 14 CONTINUOUS SHOWS FROM 1 P.M. ON SUNDAY MONDAY & TUESDAY - COMPLETE SHOWINGS. ONE COMPLETE SHOWING STARTING AT 8 P.M. 2 COMPLETE SHOWINGS. FEATURE STARTS AT 7 AND 9:40. MATINEE AT 2:00 2 COMPLETE SHOWINGS. FEATURE STARTS AT 7 AND 9:40. **' ?0ih C enlury Fo» piescnli AIJIIIIKY »iu it THEY MAKE SOMETHING WONDERFUL OUTOFBEINGALIVE! \uti:iM dogfights in the skies... _ r devil- may-care' love affairs on the ground!" BIG THEATRE COLOR ~\vif York Timrt 'Wild and exciting with fighting biplanes! ^Absorbing!" ZOthttNIURW I presents' Admission - Adults $1.2§ - Children 50c STANLEY DONEN S TWOFOR THE ROAD] music- HENRY MANCINI-Panavision'- Color by DeLuxe "Ttj \ Admission — Adults $1.25 — Children 50c STARTS WEDNESDAY NOV. 15th 4 Pays Only THE MIRISCH CORPORATION PRESENTS .' JAMES A MICHENER'S PANAVISION' COLOR by Deluxe COMING NOV. 23r< DAVID LEAN'S FILM ,. »«,i«UIKNMS IHM IOK/m\\<.0 Henry Stroebel, Burt; Mrs. Viola Studer, Wesley; Bahne Bahnson, Burt; Phillip Arndorfer, Algona; Nick Arndorfer, Algona; Gerritt DeWaard, Wesley; Mrs. Elmer Doughan, Wesley; Mrs. Art Plathe, Corwith; Collette Kockler, Bancroft; Rollie Heard, Wesley; Ben Krebs, Corwith; Mrs. Nick Weber, Wesley; Joseph Johnson, Swea City; Clare Dearchs, Algona; Frank Bleich, Wesley; William Wiskus, Bancroft; and Harm Huisinpia, Titonka. Lunch was served by the Corwith-Wesley Band Motiiers. oooj'o b~O~iTo~B~Y"inni5 B V movie ; clock ALGONA THEATRE THURSDAY - One Complete Showing. Complete program lie- gins 8 p. m. "The Blue Max" 8:10 p. m. FRIDAY - Complete program begins 6:45 - 9:40 p. m. "The Blue Max" - 7:00 - 9:45 p. m. SATURDAY - Complete program begins: 2:00- 6:45-9:40- p. m. "The Blue Max"-2:107:00-9:45 p. m. SUNDAY - Complete program begins: 1:00 - 3:05 - 5:05 7:00 - 9:05 p. m. "Two For The Road" - 1:10 - 3:10- 5:05 7:10-9:15 p. m. MONDAY and TUESDAY Complete program begins: 7:009:05 p. m. "Two For The Road" 7:10-9:15 p. m. WEDNESDAY - One Complete Showing starting at 8 p. m. OTTOSEN By Mn. Donald Usher Mrs. Chris Anderson has been a medical patient at Lutheran hospital since last Monday. She expects to have surgery soon. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Tofteberg visited her Sunday. The Presbyterian church observed Layman's Sunday. Taking part were Keith Strayer of Algona, Mrs. AllwrtThorsen, Ralph Richards, Mrs. H. D. Benson, Naomi Struthers and Steve F roll- ling. Mrs. H. D. Benson, postmaster, and Mrs. Kathleen Laii- ning, postmaster at Rutland, attended the district postmaster meeting at Hampton Thursday. Mrs. Essie Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cooler and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Gary Cooper home at Ft. Dodge to help their son, Jeff, celebrate his third birthday. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Mike House and family of Ft. Dodge and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Krug of West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coyle spent last weekend at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wier and family at Aitkin, Minn. Jackie Jacobson, daughter of the Ralph Jacobsons, celebrated her 15th birthday Tuesday. Evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wehrspann and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jacobson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Johnson and sons. Thursday, Jackie's brother, Paul, celebrated his 8th birthday. Even- ing guests were Mr. and Mrs. James Jacobson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wehrspann and family, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Johnson and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Larson. Friday night Scott Johnson and Michael Jacobson were overnight guests of Paul Jacobson. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hofius entertained at a card party Tuesday night. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Percy Watnem, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wehrspann, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lee and Mr.and Mrs. Ed Kemna. Mrs. Watnem had high score for women and Mrs. Bauer, low. Clarence Bauer had high for men and Raymond Wehrspann, low. Mr. and Mrs. Watnem had travel. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl and Ronald and Mrs. Irving Globstad took Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Oppedahl and baby Renee Ann to the airport at Omaha Sunday. They flew back to California where he has l>een in the service. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rouse of Schuyler, Nebr. and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tliacker and family of Gilmore City were Sunday guests at the Arthur Petersen home. Mrs. Rouse is a sister of Mrs. Helen Tliacker. Mrs. Olianna Vinaas spent the weekend at the T. N. Rogness home at Thor. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford visited Mrs. Caroline Telford at the rest home at Rolfe Sunday and were supper guests at the Ed Von Bank home. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Halsrud, Jim, Gary and Judy were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Laura Halsrud at Kropfs at Bode. 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