pper Be* Jltome* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered a« second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Town iooa (50511), Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 Thursday, Feb. 1, 1968 EDITOR'S NOTE: This column of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, Feb. 19, 1953 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. - o - AFTER MAMA AND DADDY, one of the first words a child learns to say is "Why?" After he begins to learn that he can get a grown-up's attention by asking this, things are never dull around the house. Parents are hard-pressed to find words simple enough to make the little one understand the answer. We know that these questions are important for it is the child's first introduction to education. Most of the time, a "why?" is a sincere request for information and other times he asks it merely to make conversation. - o - I HAVE NEVER MINDED THESE childish questions too much. If you give a youngster a little of your undivided attention you usually end up gaining more from the session than he does. But, just for the record, I have a few questions I'd like to ask the little ones myself. - o - "WHY DO company f THEY BEHAVE AT their worst just when there is Especially company who are non-parents. It does no good for the flustered Mom or Dad to explain that they don't usually act like this, the point is they are "acting like this" right now. - o - "HOW CAN THEY GET THEMSELVES so dirty in such a short time ?" Tve stopped bathing every one of our youngsters every single day and I must say I can't tell much difference in appearance from a wash cloth job and a full bath. They have grimey hands and faces most of the time either way. Our oldest one was the biggest problem in this respect. When he was a toddler he had at least one bath and twelve wash-ups per day. That's why I was a little peeved when one of our bachelor friends remarked after his usual morning visit with Little Willie, "Migosh, don't you ever clean that kid up?" A little later I talked with Mrs. A. A. Bishop on the subject and she said that there are only four times a day when a child can be expected to be clean— three mealtimes and when he goes to bed. Nowadays I am lucky if they are all clean that many times. - o - "WHY CAN'T YOU HURRY ?" is another question I'd like to ask the youngsters. The time that elapses between putting on one shoe and finding the other could add up to several hours on a weekly basis. No matter how early in the morning we rise at our house, one child or another is always in danger of being late for school. We've tried laying out books, clothes and mittens but an unforeseen emergency always sends us into an 8:45 flurry. - o - "WHO MADE ALL THAT MESS IN the living room?" is a question I do frequently ask my youngsters, though I have yet to get a completely satisfactory answer to it. It always turns out that Mary Ann left her coat in the chair, Bill's comics are on the floor and it was Jeannie who cut out those scraps of paper but nobody admits to the bath towel on the davenport, the apple cores on the table and the magazines on the rug. Therefore, though the culprit is anonymous, the cleaner-upper is known - Mama. - o - "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN SINCE school let out V is another question. Well, they stopped at Dottie's, or Jimmy's or David's house to ask their Mama if they could come over. Or they found some choice items in the trash basket in back of a store - the little scavengers. Or it was a fight (started by someone else of course). Sometimes they are late because they had to stay after school with their heads on the desk for fifteen minutes and frequently it is a new car showing with free cookies or a program at that place where they sell television sets. It's just as hard to get the kids home from school as it is to get them started in that direction. - o - "WHAT MAKES IT TAKE YOU SO long to settle down at bedtime ?" is the biggest question at our house. Bedtime should be a sweet, peaceful time with resumes of the day's events, prayers and good-night kisses - or so I always thought. Instead, around our house, it's bedlam at bedtime. We wash, we pray, we kiss, we drink water, and I go downstairs to start the dishes. A small ruckus breaks out in the upper regions. We scold, we drink some more water, we kiss, scold a little more, say good night and turn the lights out. Back to the dishes, a full-fledged battle breaks out upstairs. We attempt to arbitrate it, we end up in spankings all around. Then we kiss, we drink some water, we go to the bathroom and I go back to the dishes. The next skirmish is the one where Father takes over, sometimes with a firm word from the foot of the stairs and sometimes with a firm hand applied to the business end, I finish the dishes and if I'm very lucky that's all I hear from the little ones until I take the girls to the bathroom when I retire. OH, IT'S A GREAT LIFE, THIS RAISING a family I You can read a five-foot shelf of books on child psychology and still face new problems when that patter of little feet belongs to your own youngsters. Tonight, I'm a little beaten down, as you may have guessed, but even so Pro willing to admit that these are the best years of our lives. BUT IF ANYBODY IS GOING TO write a book on child- rear ing with definite rules for parents to follow in every occasion, I would advise him to get it to the publishers before the stork hovers over his own house. After the bundle from heaven is here those firm convictions about how children ought to be handled have a way of wobbling a bit. _ _ BANKER Ernest Miller, Fontanelle, retired last week from the board of directors of the State Savings Bank there after serving over 50 years as director of both First National Bank and State Savings bank boards. ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Liddell, Treynor, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary there last Jan. 10. Mr. Uddell grew up east of Treynor and Mrs. Uddell was from Oakland. AND THIS BUSINESS OF WEARING diapers. A child should be trained by the time he is eighteen months old. That's what the books were saying when Bill was little but they have become more broad- minded'on the subject since then. I dutifully tried to make him respond through months and months of cajoling with absolutely no success. Then two months before he was two he finally found out what it was all about, and it was dry, clean training pants from then on. With the girls, I didn't even try till they were eighteen months and the same results were accomplished without any headaches. So I have decided that when they are ready, they are ready and it does no good to hurry them. - o - IT IS NOT THAT WE DON'T ALL want to be perfect parents, it is just that it isn't possible. There are a few rules that still seem very important to me at this stage of the game. Above all, love the little rascals and let them know that you do. Feed them with as much of the proper food as you can shove into them before they get into the knick knacks. Keep them reasonably clean. Teach them about God, kindness and decency by your own example even if you have to change some of your ways. Play with them, laugh with them and enjoy them. Don't scold and yell at them anymore than you can possibly help. They are only little once and the "once" is slipping by mighty fast. GRACE t • • - _.-._•_! ; -r- T. — i--i-- - - . ' _L _--..._- - ._ _ . -i Heart Fund Workers In February Drive Named Mrs. Don Mitchell, Burt, and Mrs. Leonard Elbert, Whittemore, president and vice president respectively of the Kossuth County Heart Unit, announce the town and township chairmen for the 1968 February Heart Fund drive: TOWN Titonka - Mrs. Bea Garrett; Burt, Mrs. Ed Fredrickson; Fenton, Mrs. Gus Krause; Lone Rock, Mrs. Dennis Priebe; Bancroft, Mrs. Joe Welp; SweaCity, Mrs. Dennis Mittag; Lakota, Rev. Reiners; Ledyard, Mrs. E. A. Carpenter; Lu Verne, Mrs. Audrey Baumgartner; Wesley, Mrs. Dwight Seaburg; Whittemore, Mrs. Leonard Elbert; and Algona, Soroptomist Club, Mrs. 0. L. Nasby, president. TOWNSHIP Buffalo, Mrs. Don Budlong, Titonka; Burt, Mrs. Pat Bradley, Burt; Eagle, Mrs. James Koons, Armstrong; Fenton, Mrs. Irvin Borchardt, Fenton; Garfield, Mrs. Orville Fuchsen, West Bend; German, Mrs. Robert Bunkofske, Buffalo Center; Grant, Mrs. W. Reynolds, Swea City; Greenwood, Mrs. Alfred Borman, Lone Rock; Harrison, Mrs. Beverly Eggerth, Swea City; Hebron, Mrs. Buryl Berg, Elmore, Minn.; Irvington, Mrs. JohnDale, Irvington; Ledyard, Mrs. Vernon Smith, Lakota; Lincoln, Mrs. David Yegge, Lakota; Lotts Creek, Mrs. Will Lauck, Whittemore; and Lu Verne, Mrs. Wayne Vaudt, Lu Verne. Plum Creek, Mrs. Cecil Long, R. R., Algona; Portland, Mrs. Frank Becker, Burt; Prairie, Mrs. Dale Johnson, Corwith; Ramsey, Mrs. Merle Cushman, R. R. #1, Titonka; Riverdale, Mrs. Bernard Thilges, Bode; Seneca, Mrs. R. M. Fortney, Bancroft; Sherman, Mrs. Chester Sill, Lu Verne; Springfield, Mrs. Irvin Brandt, Ledyard; Swea, Mrs. Harold Swanson, Armstrong; Union, Mrs. Peter Erpelding, Algona; and Whittemore, Mrs. Albert Kramer, Whittemore. Area board members of the Kossuth County Heart Unit in charge of Heart activities in their respective areas are: NORTHWEST - Mrs. Robert Briggs, Swea City, and Mrs. James Koons, Swea City. NORTHEAST - Mrs. Pearle Smith, Lakota. SOUTHEAST - Mrs. Donald Bormann, R. R. #1, LuVerne. SOUTHWEST - Mrs. Leonard Elbert, Whittemore. SOUTH CENTRAL - Mrs. Frank Becker, Burt. NORTH CENTRAL - Angus Cotton, Lone Rock. CENTRAL - Mrs. Daniel Fisher, Algona, and Mrs. Richard Campney, Burt. County Heart Fund treasurer is F. L. McMahon, Iowa State Bank, Algona. Orey, Sharon Kay to Douglas Wildin 1-23-68 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 1-94-30. Rathke, Elizabeth Justine & Frank W. to Eugene Henry Zeimet 1-19-68 Undiv. int. in W1/2 SW 1/4 35-94-29. Tietz, Donald & Shirley to Helen C. Gerber 1-16-68 Lot 9 Riverview Heights Add., Algona. Von Wald, Leola & Henry H. to Beulah E. Black 1-16-68 Lot 7 Blk 8 & E. 13' Lot 8 Blk 8 Murtagh's Subdiv. of Blk 1 & OL 1, 2, & 3 Murtagh's Add., Burt. Hanson, Einer & Louise K. to Einer Hanson et ux 1-23-68 NW 1/4 21-100-28. Breese, Lewis A. & Karen to Lewis A. & Karen Breese 1-19-68 E 1/2 SE 1/4 10-98-30 & SW 1/4 & SE .L/4 NW .1/4 11-98-30 &. . E 1/2 NW 1/4 & NW 1/4 NW 1/4 14-98-30 & NE 1/4 NE 1/4 15-98-30. Real Estate! Transfers I Eich, Joseph & Theresa to Northern Natural Gas Co. 1*22-68 Beg. at a pt. 750.0 1 W. & 40.0' N. of SE corner of SE 1/4 24-98-29 see rec. Keith, Kyle P. & Clara to Helen C. Gerber M&-68 lot 9 Riverview Heights Add., Algona, PLYMOUTH'S Wirt Wm-You-Ovef Special PlymoulM Fury II Win-You-Over Fury Special includes all of the following equipment at our special reduced price: • All-vinyl interior • Vinyl roof • Fender skirts • White sidewall tires • Deluxe wheel covers • Light package (including map-courtesy, ignition with time- delay, rear door courtesy light switches and fender-mounted turn signal indicators) • Bright seat side shields • Dark argent paint in body side moldings and rear deck applique • Success is a car called Fury. Now specially equipped. Specially priced! AND THE BEAT GOES ON KEN'S AUTO SERVICE • 1107 N. 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