The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1968 · Page 14
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t-AI06na (la.) Upper DM Moln*i Thursday, Jan. 11, 1968 EDITOR'S NOTE: This column of Woman's World is a reprint from the Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1954 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. A WHILE BACK ON ONE OF those youth forum programs on television, a teen-aged girl went to bat for the rights of woman. She got real steamed up about it. TV.e subject was future careers for young people and one of the young men on the panel ventured the opinion that the best career for women was that of being a wife and mother. That did it. The young lady really blew her top. One of her milder statements was, "It doesn't take any brains to be a housewife 1" - o - THIS STATEMENT IMMEDIATELY attracted my attention, for I was in the midst of cleaning up a particularly messy accident that would not have happened in the first place if I'd used the brains I was born with. The girl went on to say that with all the modern household appliances it doesn't take any time to keep house and a woman is simply wasting her potentialities by staying home instead of going out in the world to do interesting and useful things like desiging hats, trying law cases, acting on television, doctoring the sick and running for. Congress. "Woman's place is no longer in the home," she said. "It doesn't take any brains to be a housewife I" - o - AH, THE DREAM AND IDEALISM of youth! She probably believed every word she said, but I'd be willing to bet that five or six years hence this same young woman will be living in a two- bedroom bungalow or an apartment, washing dishes and diapers and loving it! Or she may still be working at her career but my money says that if she is, she will be spending a large percent of her paycheck on clothes, perfumes and fripperies with the object of trapping some man. And, for the majority of us, then follows, as the night does day, the keeping of a house and the making of a home. - o - MAYBE OUR YOUNG FRIEND will then feel that she doesn't need any brains to be a housewife. Or she may wish she had a few more of them. I know there are many times when I think a little added I.Q. would help me no end in solving problems. It isnt' so much the housekeeping that takes brains; it's the homemaking. These two are separate but overlapped jobs and the latter is much more exacting than the former. - o TO GET DOWN TO DEFINITIONS- and that's what we'll have to " do if we want to prove that we gals do, too, have brains- it seems to me that a housekeeper isonewhois chiefly concerned with keeping house. Her windows are shiny, her cooking utensils and her cupboards always in order. At her house, everything has a place and everything is in that place. She washes on Monday, irons on Tuesday, cleans on Wednesday and so on through the week. Like the postman, nothing keeps her from her appointed rounds- neither headaches or club meetings; new' books that have to be read, nor feeling of plain ordinary laziness. Her floors are so clean you could eat from them, though why anyone would want to do this as long as there are tables and plates, I don't know. A housekeeper may have machines to do much of her work, but, by golly, she's master of them and knows when and how to operate them. And how to make emergency repairs with the aid of a screw-driver, a bobby pin and a wad of chewing gum. Good housekeepers are scarce and expensive, as anyone who has tried to hire one well knows. While it may not take a Phi Beta Kappa key to be one, it requires a great amount of skill, lots of energy and some intelligence if you want to be a good one. - o - A HOMEMAKER IS A GAL of a different caliber. She has to have everything a housekeeper has plus many other talents and skills. To be a good homemaker it would be very helpful to be also a nurse, a teacher, an entertainer, a chef, a financier, a seamstress, a story teller, a glamour girl, a plumber, an electrician, a social secretary, a nutritionist, a diplomat and a judge. It would also be an aid to have four hands. - o - A HOMEMAKER HAS TO KEEP things neat enough to be able to get into the house but she also has to know just what things to let slide a bit now and then in order to have time for the children's activities or companionship with the man in her life. She has to consider not only what goes into her family's tummy but what goes Into their heads. She must see that their teeth and bones are developing properly, but she must also see that their egos are in the right place and that future mental maladjustments aren't blamed on being frustrated by their mother. - o - A HOMEMAKER'S BASE OF operations is the house in which the family lives but her sphere as homemaker is far greater than that. It includes active participation in school, church and civic affairs for anything that influences the life of the family is part of the home. Voting in an election, serving at the cookie booth at the church bazaar, riding herd on a Cub Scout Den, consulting the teacher about Junior's arithmetic, helping Daddy out with his monthly statements or reading current events in an effort to keep up on things may all sound like extra-curricular activities, but anything that tends to make life better is homemaking. Even a homemaker's hobbies and pastimes are a part of her job to the degree that they make her a more interesting and attractive person to live with. - o WELL, GIRLS, IT'S PARTLY OUR fault if young women look down their noses a bit on homemaking ^s the perfect career. We do it too often ourselves. When asked our occupations we say, "just a housewife", implying that we'd be much more proud if we could answer, "ribbon clerk" or "lady wrestler." And we are also responsible in part for a situation we loudly deplore when we have to go the hospital to have a baby or want to get away for a short vacation and that's the shortage of hired household help. We do it not so much by our stinginess with wages or time off but by our attitude that any job for women is be preferred to paid housework. . o - IN BEAUTY, HOUSEWORK IS A darned good job. It pays especially well when you consider that board and room are usually included and that there is less outlay for clothing than an uptown Job, And it's wonderful training for the job that most usually turns out to be a woman's life work - homemaking. It seems rather illogical that we are perfectly willing to spend from two to four years and then get married and start an entirely new life of making a home. A few years as an apprentice homemaker in somebody else's house could be the equivalent ofaB.A. degree in preparation lor most any other career. Or it could serve like in a doctor's education, a period of internship after formal training. - o HOWEVER, I'M THE LAST ONE to maintain that college education le wasted on women. The more knowledge you can acquire, the better homemaker you can be if you put that learning to use. And college is a fine place to meet your future husband. We can't all go to college but most of us need to know how to run a home. THE NATION NEEDS GOOD HOMES- the home is the backbone of our country - juvenile delinquency stems directly from poor homes- the Big Three of American life, home, school and church we hear these statements constantly. We believe these things and they are true so by this time we should be convinced that our job is important and that it can be classed as a top career. Maybe if there were ads in the help wanted section like there are for other jobs, we'd be more impressed. - o - IF THERE WERE SUCH ADS they'd read something like this: Wanted- Homemakers- or, no, that isn't strong enough; Needed- Real Homemakers; board, room and clothing furnished. Advancement limited only by the amount of heart you put into the work. Long hours, low cash salary. Applicant must be able to hear both major and minor frustrations. Rewards unlimited. Qualified person is guaranteed the love and affection of her employers and the satisfaction that her influence may be passed d^ATi through untold generations. GRACE Ex-Whittemore Man Is Wed Dec. 30 At Dickens WHITTEMORE - The wedding of Sharyl Lynch and David Potratz was solemnized Dec. 30, in in the Dickens Methodist Church, with Rev. Madson officiating at • the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Galbraith of Spencer and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz, Whittemore. Eldon Kanago, organist, accompanied soloist Bonnie Potratz, cousin of the bridegroom, who sang. The bride wore a pink gown with shoulder-length veil and carried a colonial bouquet of red roses. Nicky Galbraith served the bride as maid of honor. Tammy Lynch was flower girl. Bradley Lynch was the ring bearer and carried the rings on a pink satin pillow. David Cox attended the groom as best man. Ushers were Richard Potratz, brother of the groom, and Stanley Galbraith, brother of the bride. Approximately 100 relatives and friends gathered at the church parlors where a reception was held for the couple. Upon their return from a wedding trip to Minneapolis, they will reside in Spencer where Mrs. Potratz is teaching the third grade at Fairview Elementary School in Spencer. Mr. Potratz has been sports director at K.I.C.D., Spencer. Mrs. David Cox was in charge of the guest book. Dining room, host was Kevin Galbraith. Mrs. Martin Potratz cut the cake, Mrs. Wilmer Wichtendahl poured, Elsie Galbraith was in charge of the punch bowl, and Mrs. Oscar Kalsrud opened the gifts. - o Edward Youngwirth was released from St. Ann Hospital Thursday and is now in the Good Samaritan Rest Home, Algona. Andrea Kollasch, daughter o^ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kollasch, had her tonsils removed Dec. 27 at Palo Alto Memorial Hospital, Emmetsburg. Louis Greinert- entered Park Hospital, Maspn City, Thursday where he underwent a hernia operation. NEW.. . biggest feedmaker built! Gehl leads again. Big, new 115-bu. Mix-All combines "biggest-of-all" capacity plus Gehl's commercial-quality grind and mix ability. One demonstration will prove the 115MX can help you manage more livestock. Here's why: • Exclusive hay feeder smoothly feeds bale slices to the mill, • 115-bu. mixing tank, plus new 21-in. mill increase feedmaking capacity 40%. • 66 thin cutting hammers — more per sq. ft. of screen area than other mills. • Grinds high-moisture corn and delivers directly to the silo. • 10-foot, high pivot (46") auger unloads feed where you need it. These and many other features put the giant 115MX way ahead of competition. More farmers — 30,000 of them — own Mix-Alls than any other make. ^JJI WH__ Make us Prove it with 9 Demonstration! JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Wesley Couple Wed Dec. 30 At Mason City WESLEY - Caecilia Pfeffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pfeffer, and Ronald Weiland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Weiland, were married Dec. 30 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mason City, by Father McGuire. The bride was attended by her sister, Linda Pfeffer, and the groom's sister, Mrs. Larry Olson. The groom's attendants were Wendall Pfeffer and Joe Pfeffer. The bride had been employed at the Eastlawn Memorial office, Algona. The groom is at Massey-Ferguson in Mason City, .vhere they are living. - o - George Goetz, Raymond Otis and Vollina Redenius have been called for petit jury duty for January in Hancock county. Mrs. Elmer Doughan and Mrs. Herman Bode attended a meeting of the Jolly Dozen Club Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Sue Wright, Britt. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blain and sons were Dec. 24-25 guests of his mother, Mrs. Ida Funnemark and his sister and family, the Clarence Lilleskovs, Zumbrota, Minn. Mrs. Funnemark had been released from the hospital Dec. 27 following nine weeks of hospitalizalioa in Rochester and Zumbrota. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blain took their son Jim back to Ames last week where he is a student at the university. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Studer entertained their evening 500 club New Year's Eve. Mrs. Elmer Doughan and her sister, Mrs. Len Arndorfer, won high and low score prizes. Len Arndorfer and Elmer Doughan won low score prizes. Mrs. Hazel Studer won travel prize. Mrs. Clara Erdman was a guest. Christmas dinner guests in the Herman Studer home were Mr. and Mrs. GeorgeGlawe,Corwith; Mrs. Elda Clark, Britt; and Mrs. Hazel Studer. Mr. and Mrs. George Seaberg and Lisa Seaberg were New Year's Day dinner guests in the Robert Van Hove home, Buffalo Center. Mrs. Marie Doughan entertained her contract bridge club Thursday evening. Mrs. Felice Hilbert was a guest. Mrs. Minnie Bleich won high score prize. Mrs. Viola Studer will have the next party. Mr. and Mrs. David Seaberg, Siri and Kristin of Burlington were Dec. 24-28 guests in the parental George Seaberg home. Present also at a family dinner party Dec. 24 were Mr. and Mrs. Philip Seaberg, Madison, Wise.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Hove and Ricky, Buffalo Center; and the Dwight Seaberg family. DRESS Curtis L. DeWulf, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence De- Wulf of Manchester was garbed in a 52-year old dress for his baptism recently. The white, heavily embroidered baptismal dress was first purchased by his great-grandmother and has been passed back and forth among relatives with Curtis the third generation to wear it. MOM. TUES. WED. THURS. FRI. SAT. SUN. 7 a.m 5p.m. | 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. & Weekends Midnight 7 a.m. 'Maximum rates lor a 3-minute, station-to-station interstate call, plus tax, anywhere in the continental U.S. except Alaska. "The 65C-or-less rate only applit from midnight to 7 a.m. to station-to-station calls dialed directly and to station calls where Direct Dialing service is not available. Clip this new phone rate schedule and keep it handy. And be sure to remember the special savings on out-of-state calls between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. every night — and all day Saturday and Sunday. 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