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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 16, 1967
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Entered at second class mntter nt the postoffice at Algonn. Iowa (80811). Nov 1. 1D32. under Act of Congress of Mnrch 3. 1819 KTAWJSHW 1865 VOL. 101 NO. 88 EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, Nov. 15, 1951 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. YOU CAN TAKE A TRIP around the world and never leave your chair. You can get to know people quite intimately and count them as your friends even though they have been dead for centuries. You can learn how to bake a cake, build a house or raise rabbits. All these things and much, much more can be found in books. Books can be companions to the lonely, sedatives to the sleepless, relaxation for the weary and keys to the quest for knowledge. BOOKS ARE OF LITTLE VALUE unless they are used. They are just the things to use to hold your bookends apart. If Junior's chin barely clears the top of the table, put a few books on his chair to prop him up. In the interior decorating department, books always add a dash of color to a room and they are always in good taste. Who • knows, your friends may see them and be quite impressed with your apparent learning. Books can be used as weapons, literally and figuratively. Books make good doorstops, paperweights, and file folders. They can also be used for reading. * * * READING, BOOKS OR ANY OTHER TYPE, is a habit, easy to start and hard to break. It is said to be a very good habit. I know that it is one that has given me a great deal of pleasure. From reading you can gain education, entertainment and an insight into your world. You can gain religious inspiration and a knowledge of how other people have solved their problems, though it by no means guarantees that you will not make the very same mistake. If you read, you have an endless source of small-talk topics. * * * YES, READING IS A GOOD HABIT. Evenif it were not, it's much too late to cure me of it for I've been an addict of reading ever since my uncle gave me that copy of "The Bobbsey Twins," many Christmases ago. But like most habits, reading also has its drawbacks. I'm reminded of this when the children get into all sorts of trouble while I have my nose in a book and when the dusting waits while I scan through the latest Ladies Home Journal. Moderation should be used in all things, I tell myself when I awaken with morning-after reddened eyes caused by a story I just couldn't put down. * * * TO GET THE MOST OUT OF reading, one should have a plan. If there is just a small amount of time in which to read, one should be all the more careful about what one chooses. Pick one of the classics you missed reading in schooldays in preference to that "whodunit" tempting you with its lurid jacket. Read slowly and remember what you read. That's what Grace advises for the reader. However that is not what she practices. I'M THE EAGER-BEAVER type of reader myself. I dart around lapping up most of the printed words with which I come in contact from the labels on tin cans to a three-volume set of history books. I enjoy books but I read a lot fewer of them nowadays than I once did. I read fast because I can't wait to see how things turn out and if I want to remember an article I have to go through it two times. I'm a sucker for magazines of all types; we subscribe to fourteen of them and buy single copies of many more. Scoff at the women's magazines if you want to, but if you really look into the matter, you'll find that they offer lots more than recipes and how to redecorate a room. World events, People, Music, Science, Children and Household Arts - magazines are a good way to keep up with things. Many of the really good books appear first, either serially or slightly condensed, in women's magazines. * * * AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, enjoyment is the sole object of reading. Usually you gain much more than that in the process. Uplifting information and high-brow education are just fine, but if you are too conscious of these elements it takes a lot of fun out of reading. * * * A CHILD WHO EARLY TAKES UP the reading habit will seldom find himself bored with life. I remember lots of the books of my childhood with sentimental nostalgia, but I'll have to admit that the youngster of today has it all over us when it comes to fascinating reading material. Even his textbooks make reading interesting. Like most mothers, I've read to our children almost from infancy and I'm doing my best to encourage them to read for themselves, but I never fail to feel like an arch-enemy of all literature when I'm faced with some of those mother's plagues-the agent for children's books. * * * "MAY I COME IN AND TELL you about our Education Plan?" they start. "Your good friend, so-and-so, gave me your name." Probably just to get rid of him—I've done it myself. The kids may be all primed to go visiting or I may be late for a dental appointment, but the salesman somehow winds up in my living room. He never mentions that he's selling books until after he has told me how bright and attractive my youngsters are. I already know that, but it's very discerning.of him to notice it while they are hitting each other over the head with the dustmop, * * * BOOK AGENTS CAN ALWAYS tell that I am a mother who is interested in more for my children than cod-liver oil and warm clothing. They ask, "Do you always know what to do for every behavior problem?" "Do you want your child to learn rapidly in school?" "Do you want them to know and appreciate good art and literature from their earliest years?" I do real well in answering those questions and the salesman is very happy that I'm so smart. Then he brings out the books. He never says so right out, but he implys that without this set, and only this particular brand, my children will be intellectual morons. * * * THE BOOKS ARE REALLY WONDERFUL- stories old and new beautifully illustrated, complete with parent's guide. I would like to have them in our home. They are inexpensive — only ten cents a day - he doesn't say for how long. It becomes apparent that he expects me to buy them so I begin hunting for a way out, just in case. "Maybe," I say waveringly, "our baby is too young to appreciate such nice books. I wouldn't want her to ruin them for the other children." "How old is she?" he counters. "Two? Just the right agel Pages 24 to 30 in volume one are for her and she'll leave the rest of them alone if she knows some of them are for her." Baby walks up and presents me with a handful of pages torn from her picture book. * * * WHEN IT COMES TO signing anything on the dotted line, I have a tendency to come out of my trance. Even with a big discount for cash, the books still cost around six dollars apiece and there are ten or twelve volumes. But you can't give such a nice salesman a flat "No," so I tell him that I'll have to ask my husband. I have had agents ask me, "Do you have to consult your husband on every* tiling you want to buy?", and that'always squashes the deal right then and there. The others have to make an extra trip back for their negative answer. * GRACe Dedicate New Portion Of Wesley School WESLEY - Dedication of the Corwith - Wesley Community School addition took place Wednesday evening, Nov. 8, in the elementary school at Wesley. Rev. Curtis Anderson gave the invocation. Mrs. Charpel Hauswirth, president of the PTA, officiated at a brief PTA meeting assisted by treasurer, Mrs. Elmer Kraus and Mrs. Arvin Larson, secretary. The Corwith Wesley band, under the direction of Richard Weed, played the national anthem and two other numbers. Richard Shellenberg, elementary principal, gave a brief talk on the life of the Wesley public school, which began in 1895. John Micklick, supt. of schools, introduced the board members. They are Lee Williams, James Mullins, Lael Root, Luke Nygaard, Mr. Fairbanks, president, and Richard Madsen, secretary. Guest speaker was Paul Skarda, of the Department of Public Instruction of Ankeny. He was supt. of the Corwith-Wesley school and the Britt public school for 11 years. The Viking Singers presented several vocal numbers. Open house was held, and cookies and coffee were served by the Parent-Teacher's Association. A portion of the Wesley school building was destroyed by a fire April 10, 1965. A large addition was then built. - o - AUXILIARY MET American Legion Auxiliary held their regular monthly meet- ' ing, Nov. 7 with 19 members in attendance. They voted to order 800 small poppies and 3 dozen large ones. They planned to hold a bake sale and serve lunches in the Legion hall Nov. 18. The Christmas party will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, with a pot-luck lunch to be served at 7 o'clock. A 50-cent gift exchange will be held. Members are asked to give 50 cents for a contribution to the Woodward Institute and a white elephant for bingo that evening. Rita Ricke and Clara Goetz are on the serving committee and Lucille Hirner and Elsie Kunkel are on the entertainment committee. The ladies voted to send a girl to Girls' State next spring. The Auxiliary has 61 paid up members, which is one over the quota. Following the business meeting and lunch, 500 was played. Mrs. Joe Goetz and Mrs. Tom Forburger were prize winners. Mrs. Dave Klein's name was drawn for door prize. Alice Hill and Beatrice Hildman were hostesses for the evening. - o - Mrs. Justine Becker accompanied her daughter, Mrs. Pat Baumann and her small daughter of Whittemore, to Iowa City Thursday morning for a medical check-up of the child. Mrs. Tillie Matz, accompanied by her daughter, Rose Marie Matz of Spencer, attended the funeral of the former's brother-in-law, Henry Matz, 69, at Duncan Nov. 8. Burial was at the Catholic cemetery at Garner. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one son and 11 grandchildren. Adolph Girres attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Henry Matz, at Duncan. Mrs. Justine Becker and Mrs. Al Lickteig spent several days last weekinDubuque. Mrs. Becker visited her son Mark and family and Mrs. Lickteig visited their daughter, Sister Catherine Lickteig, at Mt. St. Francis Academy. George Hirner had major surgery in Mercy hospital, Mason City, Nov. 6. Mrs. Mildred Arndorfer entertained her contract bridge club Thursday evening. Mrs. Pauline Pfeffer and Mrs. Jeannine Ackerson were guests and the latter won high score prize. Mrs. Marilyn Weiland entertained a group of women at a party Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martinek attended the funeral of Henry Matz, 69, Wednesday morning at Duncan. POTATO A 3 lb., 1 oz. potatoe was grown in the garden of Mrs. Clyde Webb, Primghar, tins season. *K was one of a harvest of extra-sized spuds. Joe CDA Receives Four New Members ST. JOE -C.D.A. held reception of new members and a business meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8 with Mrs. Marvin Reding, grand regent, presiding. One re-instatement and four new candidates were received. They were Mrs. Albert Becker, Mrs. Clarence A. Smith, Mrs. Roger Thul, Mrs. Vernon Dailey and Mrs. George Studer. A pot-luck dinner preceeded the reception with the new candidates, Sisters of St. Francis, district deputy, Mrs. George Montag and her companion, Mrs. Cletus Chicoine, West Bend, and members of the court attending. Local officers, assisted by district deputy, Mrs. Montag, conducted the reception. The business meeting followed, with Christmas gifts and charities plans made. The annual Christmas party will be held at the Dec. 13 meeting, with a 6:30 pot-luck dinner- proceeding the meeting and party. A one dollar gift exchange will be held. The court will adopt a needy family. A bake sale and breakfast will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, with proceeds to be divided by the court and the Bishop's Charities. In charge will be Lucille nig, Mrs. Leonard McGuire, Mrs. Frank Hilbert, Mrs. Dennis Holmes, Mrs. Herbert Kayser, Mrs. Francis Erpelding, Mrs. Mark Thilges, Mrs. Milford Plathe, Mrs. E. J. Gales, Mrs. Irene Bormann, Mrs. Adeline Wagner, Mrs. Sylvester Wagner, Mrs. Alfred Reding and Mrs. John Hilbert. A C.D.A. workshop will be held Sunday at Wesley, with members of St. Joseph's court invited to attend. - o - SHOWER HONORS Ruth Ann Kellner was given a pre-nuptial shower Sunday in St. Joseph's hall with relatives and friends attending. Assisting Miss Kellner at the gift table were her sisters, Marilyn and Cyrilla Kellner. The afternoon was spent playing 500 with Mildred Bormann and Mrs. Jim Bormann receiving prizes. Mrs. Peter Bormann received the door prize. Miss Kellner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Kellner, will be the bride of Carroll Primrose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Primrose of Shellsburg, Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kohlhaas accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dick Girres, West Bend, to St. John's Prep Seminary, Collegeville, Minn., for Parents Day. Mrs. Ed McGuire and Mrs. JULIE ANDREWS STARS IN One-Fourth Of Nation's JAMES MICHENER'S 'HAWAII' Harvest Is For Export Julie Andrews stars In Mlchner's epic "Hawaii." which arrives at the Algona Theatre on Wednesday for the first time here at continuous performances after a record road show engagement. Film is being released by United Artists, a Transnmerica Company. Luke McGuire, Burt, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Dubuque with their sister-in-law, Sister M. Adeline, at Holy Family Hall. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. McGuire left Thursday for South Dakota for a visit with Mr. McGuire's sisters and other relatives. Howard Kohlhaas spent the weekend in Centerville with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ringsdorf. Mrs. Tony Becker returned to Mercy Hospital, Fort Dodge, Sunday after being home from the hospital since Friday after a 28-day stay. Michael Ringsdorf, 10-month- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ringsdorf, Centerville, is spending this week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas, St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Ringsdorf, Burt. Following the Centerville-Mason ^City football game Saturday even- 'ing at Mason City, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ringsdorf will be spending the weekend with relatives here and at Burt. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Andrelinas, Medicine Lake, Mont., visited relatives and friends here and attended the funeral at Clear Lake for an uncle of Mrs. An- drelinas, Peter Weydert, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wagner and Barbara entertained in their home Sunday evening at a barbecue chicken supper for the Wagner family as a bon voyage for Mr. and Mrs. Nick Reding, Algona, who left Tuesday via plane for Phoenix, Ariz, to attend the wedding of a grand- A FREE TURKEY . . . WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH PURCHASER OF A MAJOR GAS APPLIANCE AT OUR STORE FROM NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS. DON'T WAIT - BUY NOW AND RECEIVE THIS BONUS AND ENJOY GOOD EATING AS WELL AS GREAT PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR NEW GAS APPLIANCE. See Jim Buscher or Rog Hoover at NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. PHONE 295-2484 ALGONA daughter, Jolene Reding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Reding, to Steven Johnson of Los Angeles, Nov. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wagner took Mr. and Mrs. Reding to Sioux Falls. CENTENARIAN Ringgold county's only centenarian, Elmer Schlapia, was honored on his 100th birthday in Liberty township where he makes his home with his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larson, on October 29. INVINCIBLE METAL FURNITURE franchised dealer — Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Much more acreage would have to lie held nut of production if we were not competing successfully for export markets, Edwin A. Jaenke, Associate Administrator, ASCS, U. S. Department of Agriculture, told a farm conference recently. The success of our program in briimins; surplus stocks of grain down to the levels needed for reserve is due in no small measure to the growing export market, he declared. Exports of farm products during the 1907 fiscal year, at an estimated record $6.8 billion, were nearly double the $3.8 billion dollar yearly average exjwrt during the 1905-59 period. More important, commercial sales for dollars of $5.4 billion were more than double dollar sales in the late fifties. Exports have made the single greatest contribution to the elimination of the surplus of feed grains and wheat and enabled us to expand production of so\beans to the level of a major income crop. In addition to their importance to the U.S. agricultural economy, the rising level of dollar sales has made an important contribution toward easing our balance-of- payments gap. Wheat exports are running nearly 70 percent higher than they were a decade ago. Feed grains have almost doubled. And soybeans are nearly triple the movement in the 1958-59 period. About one-fourth of the nation's harvested acreage produces for the foreign market. This compares witli only about 9 percent 12 years earlier. Commenting on exports in relation to our acreages of some crops, the ASCS official pointed out that wheat exports in the 1966 crop year just ended took the production of 26 million acres. Thus, if we had no exports in the 1966-67 marketing year, the wheat acreage allotment would have been cut in half. The harvestings from 23 million acres would have supplied the wheat needed for our domestic andexportuse. The impact of such a cutback on our wheat industry would be intolerable. For feed grains, 14 million acres were accounted for by exports during the 1966 crop year. This was about 15 percent of the 97.8 million acres of feed grains harvested. In 1966, almost one-third of the soyliean acreage provided the supplies needed to fill exports. Cut this and you would return soybean acreage to the level of the late fifties. UPPER DES MOINES WANT ADS WILL SELL ANYTHING! fs B &TTT nmnnni oin * • 3 movie i clock !t8BPP 8 Q 8 QUO Q Q Q ALGONA THEATRE WEDNESDAY thru FRIDAY One Complete Showing Only. Complete Program begins8p.m. "Hawaii"-8:05 p. m. SATURDAY -Matinee at 2p. m. Complete Program begins8p.m. "Hawaii"-8:05 p. m. SUNDAY - Complete Program begins: 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:009:00 p. m. "The Film Flam Man" - 1:15 - 3:10 - 5:10 7:10-9:10 p. m. MONDAY and TUESDAY Complete Program begins 7:00 — 9:00 p. m. "The Flim Flam Man"-7:10-9:10 p. m. WEDNESDAY-Country Music Night. Complete Program begins 7:10 p. m. "Hootenanny Hoot"7:15 p. m. "Your Cheating Heart" - 9 p. m. "Tennessee Beat" - 10:40 p. m. SUNDAY - MONDAY - TUESDAY Nov. 19 - 20 - 21 WEDNESDAY ONLY Nov. 22nd COUNTRY MUSIC NIGHT 3 Big Features Hootenanny Hoot YOUR CHEATING HEART Tennessee Beat Shows Start a1 7 p.m. Each show only shown once. 3 shows for the price of one. Continuous Shows from 1 p.m. on Sunday 2 Complete Shows each Evening Mon. & Tues. Admission: Adults $1.25 -Children 50c Admission Adults $1.25 - Children 50c You Can't Beat THEATRE-COLOR! • • • • DIRECT FROM ITS ROADSHOW ENGAGEMENT! SPECIAL POPULAR PRICES SPECIAL SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES WED. - THURS. - FRI. - SAT., NOV. 15 - 18 ONE COMPLETE SHOWING EACH EVENING AT 8 P M. MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. Adults - Evenings $1.50 - Sat. Matinee $1.25 - Children (Anytime) 75c No passes honored on this engegement. THERE IS NO COLOR LIKE THEATRE-COLOR! 'Beautiful,fierce Vision of Paradise lliiv on the c ^creen! JUUE ANDREWS MAX VON SYDOW RICHARD HARRIS "HAWAII" I ,;,! '.'...-ELMER BERNSTEIN li \,;i;; '•'i •". ll'l CANAViS'ON COLOR by DcluMg -.•of. nr 1. *l V U«t *-.M»U;l UN UNIHO *HTIMi WR-UHDi Algona Theatre

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