The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1968 · Page 19
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 21, 1968
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This column of Woman's World is a reprint from the Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1958 issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines. - o - NEXT SATURDAY WE CELEBRATE the birthday of George Washington, our first President. George was quite a boy and fully worthy, I'm convinced, of all the honor and reverence heaped upon him. Although he doesn't hold the place in the hearts of the people that Lincoln does, for he doesn't have the common touch, we have ample reason to be proud of the Father of our Country. - o - ALTHOUGH WASHINGTON HAS always been called the Father of his Country, he never was a father in the sense that your Old Man and mine are for he and his wife, Martha, had no children. She was a widow with two small youngsters when he married her and people who claim to be descended from the Washingtons, have to trace their lineage through them. - o - WASHINGTON WAS A GENTLEMAN in the finest sense of the word. He was born to the landowner class at a time when that was considered practically the only aristocracy. Yet the principles he insisted upon in setting up our government were designed to give the ordinary person far more of an even break than any previous nation. - o - WASHINGTON STARTED HIS gentlemanly habits at an early age. An old copy book, gnawed on the edge by rats, has been found. It contains over a hundred rules of good behavior which George put down painstakingly when he was but a young lad. Some of them are, and the capitalization belongs to George, as follows: "EVERY action done in Company, ought to be with some Sign of Respect, to those that are present." "KEEP your Nails clean and Short, also your Hand and Teeth Clean, yet without shewing any great Concern for them." And, "IF you Soak bread in the Sauce let it be no more than you put in your Mouth at a time and blow not your brothe at Table but Stay till Cools of it Self." - o - WASHINGTON WAS THE ONLY president who never lived in the White House. His heart was ever at his beloved plantation, Mount Vernon, so after he had launched his country he did not seek a third term but gratefully retired there. Mount Vernon, of course, has long since been restored, so that by visiting it, if s quite easy to imagine what the life of a Virginia gentleman of Washington's day was like. It also illustrates what a colonial housewife could accomplish with the aid of a few slaves. - o - IT SEEMS AS IF ANY PRESIDENT worth his salt has had to do a great deal of suffering before his name could go down in history. Washington didn't experience the same hardships that Lincoln had to put up with, but he did have that dreadful winter at Valley Forge and, historians say, a lot of trouble with his teeth. That's why he always looks like a sourpuss in his portraits. I can sympathize with Washington on this score for I have just finished some sessions at the dentist. I don't claim to be a member of that aristrocracy, but I can get dental help that George wouldn't have dreamed possible. And now at least some of the holes in my head are all filled in. - o - SOMEBODY IS ALWAYS TAKING the joy out of life. When I was a kid I found out about Santa Glaus and I survived that pretty well. I still had my faith in honesty because of the George Washington cherry tree story. "I cannot tell a lie, Father," the little boy spoke up, "I did it with my own little hatchet." I always thought it was a little stupid of the kid to admit the crime without anymore grilling than his father gave him, but I did admire the budding statesman's truthfulness. Then years later, after I was all grown up, one of my very few remaining illusions was destroyed. They discovered the story of George Washington's truthfulness about the cherry tree wasn't true at all I - o - IT IS NO WONDER THAT A LOT of things that aren't true get into our history for ever since the world began philosophers have been searching for the Good, the True and the Beautiful. Of these three, by far, the most difficult is the True. - o - ALTHOUGH TRUTH IS SAID TO be stranger than fiction, the main purpose of fiction is supposed to be to express a truth by telling something that is made up. Jesus of Nazareth was a supreme example of this for when he wanted to get a point across, he often did it with fiction. There is no record, as far as I know, that the prodigal son ever actually returned home to a forgiving father, nor that the foolish virgins really let their lamps go out when the bridegroom was at hand, but who can deny the great truths found in these stories ? - o - SOMETIMES TRUTH IS A commodity so precious that we should economize in its use. When a new mother proudly holds up a red, scrawny baby, is that the time to say, truthfully, that the child looks like a young ape ? If a friend displays one of those horrible waterfall bedroom suites, bought with money saved by months of scrimping, should you tell the truth and say you think it looks like a monstrosity ? Fortunately there is a substitute for absolute truth and that is tact. Tact enables us to pick out the kindest part of the truth and leave the rest unsaid. - o - TRUTH IS ALSO THE MOST hazardous part of gossip. When an out-and-out lie is told about us, it's easy to defend oneself by disproving it. The most treacherous gossip is that with a few grains of truth in it, however distorted, for when people hear that sort of tale-bearing, they repeat it. And they usually pass it on in the firm conviction that it is not a lie. The ninth commandment is the most difficult of all ten, if you take it literally. If you don't think so, try telling the pure, unadulterated truth for twenty-four hours. I did, and I flunked out after about a half hour. It's the little white lies, the social graces, the half-truths and the things that should be left unsaid that get me every time I - o - SO, GEORGE, REST EASY YOUR bones in your tomb at Mount Yernon. J, and a lot of other Americans, think you are just great. And even if you never chopped down the cherry tree with your little toy hatchet and confessed it to your papa, we still think you were the soul of honesty. And true it is, that you got our country off to a mighty good start I GRACE Garden Flra Fire in a garden at 1317 E. Commercial St. resulted in a call to Algoua firemen at 10:50 a. m. There was no damage. Most men will obey any law that does not interfere with their convenience. nyone can win in Swanson 's "Let's Go To - £& V/\^l9 Cash Prizes Weekly. .. NO OBLIGATIONS - GET A FREE CARD AT SWANSON'S TODAY! 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He is employed at Behr's Standard Station in Algona. When a tall young man walked in the other evening and said, "I'll bet you don't know me, but I'll bet you are Evelyn Cady." He won on both counts. He was Joe Holtzbauer, Jr., Des Moines, and had been at Good Samaritan Home 2 seeing his aunt, Mrs. Mary Barry. Mary was a Holtzbauor, and Joe, Jr.'s mother was a Barry (Rose) so they are doubly- related. Rose and Joe will be well-remembered former Al- gonans, but both have been deceased for some time. Mayme Barry Smith is also Joe, Jr.'s aunt, and lives in Des Moines, too. She is a widow of the late C. B. Moore Smith, brother of Kate, from whom I took violin lessons years ago. * * * Gail Towne informed me he was well acquainted with my cousin Earl Colburn of Clear Lake, who died a few months ago. He and Earl were learning the plumbing trade back in 1909 with the Pa- leger company. Earl was chubby and went by the name oi "Fat." Not only was he fat, Gail said, but he was also very strong and when bath tubs had to be installed, many are the times he would load the 350 pounds of utility on his back, carry it up a flight of stairs, and preferred doing the job alone. Earl missed his calling. He should have joined the circus! * * * In the same book I read about an Elijah Lovejoy, who I'll wager is also on my tree - Ebenezer Cady married Prudence Palmer. They had a daughter Prudence who married a Daniel Lovejoy. It is highly possible that Elijah was their son. At any rate, Elijah became a printer and put out material which conflicted with ideas of a good many persons who finally set fire to his home and then shot him. Afterward they had to admit he was a fine man with ideas compatible as time went on. We think we are living in strenuous times now, but differences of opinion have always existed apparently, and there was bloodshed then even as now over national as well as local issues. * * * I arn writing this on Valentine's Day and our trays this noon were so attractive. Delicious scalloped chicken, asparagus, cinnamon pear, ice cream with strawberries, and favors of heart- shaped candy containers filled with candy hearts. The bottoms were of red cardboard, then a little white nut cup of candy and nuts, and a heart lid of red to match the bottom and made to open up with a tape "hinge" and a wee pink blossom and pink ribbon to decorate the lid. These were from the Titonka Junior Auxiliary, Mrs. Art Boyken, chairman. Thank you. I also had a Valentine from little Pam Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hansen. She is a little honey, and so is her sister, who was with her. * * * Henry Hart well, a resident here, observed his eightieth birthday yesterday and I had a piece of his delicious cake. He is such a honey - never fails to say "Thank you" when he receives his tray and the other day he was moving his wheel chair around a little. It is a special type of chair, with very small wheels with brakes and a tray that the patient isn't able to remove. I said, "Your car isn't much good is it." He said, "No" and I asked him what he'd take for it. He said, "What would you give?' I said, • • by Evelyn mms "Oli, about 50 cents." He laughed and his blue eyes twinkled and he replied, "I don't think that is quite enough." When he first came here lie was helpful, raking leaves, clearing the walks of snow, helping in the rose garden, and one knows he has been an ambitious man. * * * We also had favors from Mrs. John Kissner—Moose Lodge Cha- dice club. These were nut cups, too, which will probably be on our supper trays and it is too early for me to describe them. Thank you and your group. A nice long letter from Marg Dahl, who is vacationing in Germany with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Estel Laidley (Paul's widow), makes me wish I were there too at Frankfort, Germany. She does not plan to be home till mid- April and is going on a four-day tour of Amsterdam, Brussels, through Holland and to an American military cemetery in Hamm, Germany, and also to Luxembourg. They will visit the cemetery where 5,000 American soldiers are buried, among them Gen. George Pattori, Jr. They will also go to Berlin and Paris. +. * * Francie Zeigler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Zeigler, is employed in the Dickinson law offices in Des Moines. Remember when L. J. was our congressman and remember the son Call, what a tall lad he was? All Al- gonans together! Francie has had her engagement announced. It was only day before yesterday she was a little girl. I first knew her father when he was employed by the late N. C. Rice at the theatre and Dorothy sold tickets. Leonard, her nephew, belongs to the officer's club and he and the women will have dinner and dance and they will see Roger Miller, an entertainer, and Marg became familiar with many when she operated her record shop. What a wonderful trip she is having arid I arn anxious for her to get home and give me detailed accounts. A Valentine party sponsored by the Republican Women of Kossuth county is being held at Good Samaritan 2 this afternoon. In fact, it is in progress right now. The piano music is being relayed up here and there are some of my favorites being played. We were served assorted cookies, coffee, and punch, and decorations were paper lace doilies, heart-shaped with red nut cups of candy. Very pretty. The cupg the women of the Moose Lodge. Mrs. L. L. Riter was pianist. Mrs. Kyle Keith and I didn't catch the name of the other woman in charge of the tea table. * * * Lois Groen's little ten-month- old granddaughter was here just now. I mentioned she had begun walking at five months. Now at ten she is doing a bang-up job. She is so sweet. * * * What's for dinner? Photog» rapher, "Cheesecake"; Traffic officer, "Jam"; Author, "Cereal"; Mathematician, "Pi"; and Weatherman, "Chili." * * * This week's wedding aiuitvw- saries, Feb. 21, Charles Hinken and Clyde Uoyd, and Feb. 28, the Perry Collins.

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