The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1961 · Page 9
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i > KOSSUTH CQUNTY SCHOOLS, ALGONA SCHOOLS BOTH PUBLIC AND PAROCHIAL; ARE AGAIN UNDERWAY WITH A NEW SCHOOL YEAR. ' ' ', THERE ARE NEW TEACHERS^ AS WELL AS MANY RE« TURNING THAT WE HAVE GROWN TO kNOW IN THE PAST. TO ALL OF YOU, WE, THE BUSINESS FIRMS OF ALGONA, SAY "WELCOME." WE HAVE ENJOYED KNOWING AND SERVING YOU IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND WILL APPRECIATE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY IN THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR. TO THOSE WHO ARE NEW WE ISSUE A CORDIAL INVITATION TO STOP IN AND GET ACQUAINTED i a**-uw*» *v —wAv*. Our children could hot learn to read or write . . ; they could not benefit from history/,. . . the experience of mankind through the centuries. IF WE HAD NO TEACHERS . . . Our children'would not enjoy the great literature of the' world's writers .... the music of the composers . . . the art forms created by; its artists. "IF WE HAD NO TEACHERS ... . Our children would live in a world of ignorance and misunderstanding. The people of the world would exist in intellectual darkness .-. . a darkness shrouding the present ... preventing a brighter tomorrow. IF WE. HAD NO TEACHERS'. *'../ Our children would not enjoy, the thoyspnds of scientific and medical discoveries that have brought civilization to its highest point of perfection. . , IF WE HAD NO TEACHERS . . . Our children would find, learning and education a. complex, difficult thing, so difficult that many would be unable to learn the basic elements of reading, writing and arithmetic. ' • FOR ALL THAT MAN HAS ACCOMPLISHED . . In the years since the beginning of time . .. he has accomplished through the basic of knowledge provided by others. . the teachers of the past and present. SCHOOLS ARE OPEN-DRIVE WITH CARE! THE MESSAGE SPONSORED BY THE FOLLOWING CIVIC-MINDED MERCHANTS: Horn* Federal Savins* ft l^oao Aai'n. FowUr'a of Iowa Algous Impla»»nt Co. Jot Bradlty Equipment ThwmogM Co. Of Algona Bolgford Lumber Co; Strayer Standard Service Sharwin.WUUanu Painli Funk Plumbin ft Leuthold-WilUwn* (The.Hub Hood's Super Valu Canon'« for Colaf J. C. Paongy Cp. Hon»bn>ch Drup Algona Algona Theatre Co. Th» ChtlscblllM Stert Algona Gromhomei Pr Cleaoara Shilto Brownbllt Shoe Ster» Soft WK>OT of Algona Shmp'i Jowtlry Kirk't Shoe Star* Sho Waldron'i Cafo Ready-Mix Concieto 8e Lumber Wiltgro Socurity Stale Bank low* Stale Bmfc ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, - OPENING OF SCHOOL IS here again. Whe«* once I ted th .i s d . ay wltn glnd cries of joy, as our.kids grow;oQder I am not so glad to have classes begin I Suddenly. I realize ;tha)t our youngsters we 'or Hn neejUiat^hjett are more help" to me than hindrance • during 1 a surntner, f va,oa, awaiting 1 foi>'scho&T (6 at^hjett are more help" to me than hindrance • during 1 a surntner, f va,oa,tion.. TM kids, however, htave been anxiously ttegirTfar 'Several weeks now. Furnlimt Co. Algona Plumbing ft Heating Bjmtrom Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Beecher Lana Appliincf Algona Flour fc Faad Rusk Drugg-Jewalry ChrSsiensen'* Ironi Htaling tt Plumbing Plurehtag fc H»ating Hawk»y» Bowling Dau Garag* fc Body Sho Read'g Fumitm* Jack'« 0. K. Tiia S»rtic» Baiter's Davfr Faint Algona i JEWriawttoo Frederick Algona Hot«l Offia ft fkhool Sul Bmcher Bros Iroplemant Algona Produca Co. Unlveraal Mfg. Co. Perdval Moton Schulli Bros. Garaga fc Oil Station Pogt Trmifor fe Ciafcaro'i Smok» Shop North Iowa Appliance Qatar North Cwtrrt Public Strvio Co. Bomgaw 5 fc 10 CoMt-to-Coait 8tor> Ko»gulh Motor Co. Taylor Impltroent Co. Erni» Willianu — J»ho Dt«ra North Iowa Sowing Macbiat Co. Lauadty fc Dry Ctom»ri Cvllen Hardwwt '.'. . • . ...ii ,,I STILL.RECOGNIZE THE GREAT debt of gratitude we parents owe the schools and t ithp (teachers. Teachers deserve every compli- .gient .they -get. They don't g& enough of them because its only .flprjnaj for aH of us to' make a bigger noise while criticizing than \ve do when handing out bouquets. Teachers also get lots of advice .Worn all sorts of people including ithe kids, the parents, the principal, the superintendent and ithe school board. On the theory that a little more advice can't hurt them much, let's drag out (these iteh commandments for teachers devised a couple of years ago: * * * \ ' I-THOU SHALT SEEK OUT THE worthwhile qualities in each of thy pupils. Though there be 30, aM of them squirmy, wiggly, coming down with colds or forming spit-balls behind thy back, thou shalt remember itha't genious often lurks under unlikely surfaces. It may be thy privilege to awaken a future Edison, a Claire Booth Luce, or a president of General Motors. Or thou may at Jeasit have the; satisfaction of saying years hence, that none of thy pupils 'landed in jail for more than ten year'terms. . i . II-THOU SHALT KEEP A. HAPPY FACE. Though thy new shoes be killing thee, though thy boy friend and thee have just had a big blow-up, though thy rent is due and thy purse is empty, thou shalt not take it' ou't on • the kids'. Thou shalt stand up before the little monsters — and smile! ' I ; ' *! * * III-THOU SHALT HAVE THY EARS OPEN to receive the confidences of .ithy pupils and thy moulth closed lest those fascinating tidbilts revealed in Show and Tell time slip out. Though the tale of how Mamma is mad at Daddy, what Papa is going to tell his boss •when.he gets a chance or how Mamma• thinks she might be ex- pedtirag, would make devastating conversation at thy next tea party, thou shalt forget thou ever heard them. And, verily, thou shalt be blessed! above a'll teachers by ithe mothers who ore much concerned over .what Junior tells in schooQ. 1 • : .• •* * • * IV-THOU SHALT DEVELOP A DISCERNING EYE worthy of a physician. Thou must be able to spot rashes onitummies and dispatch students to the school nurse with speed enough to keep the resit of the class from an epidemic of Measles. Thou must make up thy mind if an,.upset tummy is feigned to get out of la, spelling iest and with speed ehoUgh to prevent mopping up jobs on the classroom floor. Thou must inspect for dirty ears, Varied vermin of the scalp, extreme fatigue from watching the late TV' movie, impenitigo and hoof land moulth disease. Thou must distribute Kleenex for runny noses, rubber bands for loose pony tails, sympathy for bruised shins, referee service ,for .fights .aiiid band-aid/ifdr'cut fingers..-i «> „,,.. V-THOU.SHALT LEARN THE WNE ART of double-talk for parent conferences. ThouglQLbe ,true thalt a kid is plain stupid' it js not seeming to tell his mother this. Thau can always toll! back' on such terms as lack of reading-readiness (doesn't like Dick, Jlane or Spot) non-conformity to Ms peer group (bites the dther kids) resentment of authority (bites the teacher), or failure ,to plan Ms time schedule efficiently (frequently fails .to make dlt to the bathroom). . , : * * * VI-THOU SHALT TAKE A FIRM STAND on this matter of Homework. Verily, Homework is fraught with tribulations. Though thy .assignments be meager, there shall always be the complaint from the small fry — "Our teacher is rough — too much Homework!" I hough thy assignment be mountainous, thy supervisor may say, Assign more Homework". Though ithy grades be far higher than ny pupils deserve, thou shalt hear' complaints from the parents,Teacher is picking on Junior. After I did iall his homework, too." And tniju, the teacher has Homework, too. Correcting aJll those papers from the Homework. * • • VII-THOU SHALT GIVE THOUGHT TO THY raiment. Tho* halt dress pretty enough to appeal to thy students sense of th« ovely. Thou shalt dress plain enough so that the fathers of thy pupils do not consider thee whistle-bait and bring down the wraitlj iu v PUP'ls mothers upon thee. Thou shall dress demurely enough p .that the most conservative member of the school board shall con- Jder thy contract renewable next June. * * • , VIII.THOU SHA LT KEEP ONE STEP AHEAD of thy pupils. ruly, in this day of television, the public library, and the encourag- ng of the inquiring mind, this is a problem. Thou must use up thy iches, stored during the winter to attend school in the summer. Thou must get thy degree. Though thou hiast all the wisddm of Solomon amed through ages in the classroom, the pearl above price is yet he B. A. or Master's degree. * * * IX-THOU MUST LEARN TO subordinate thy taste for luxuries o the size of thy paycheck, Verily, I say unto you, such riches as a ecent winter coat, fine carriages, graces on thy own offsprings' molars and steak every third Wednesday appear as a molehill to the mountain compared to the privilege of training young minds. It the way seems rough, consider that there are truly harder ways of making a living. But wouldtrt thou really like selling refrigerators to the Eskdmos m Alaska? iw«" ViT" MU ST REALIZE THAT THOUGH thy problems be 'legion, the parents of ithy student have perplexities of their own. The path they tread is not so different from thine own. Their paths are shadowed lalso by bank overdrafts, lengthening hours of labor, maowty to see real signs of progress, and criticism of boss or customer. But at the end of 'the way beams the same bright goail-more teachers and parents, doctors and housewives, plumbers and scientists, statesmen and stenographers, all living together decently in the best possible world we can make it! * * * NT BY THE METHODIST parsonage .the other saw the Coughenours having a game of badminton with minister and his wife, the Myron Browers. It look- viiir'thin*'n, Were u g fu "v but wit h a11 that clergy involved, don't you thing the game should be cailled, "Goodminton"? THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS FOR A* GOOD sweet pickle. 2 gallons cucumbers, Soak in brine strong enough to float an egg for 5 days. Pour off cover with boiling water and let stand 24 hours. Next cover with £^dL«±lTT Wl ; icl l M ablsp ' ? lum ~ to ever y g^l. of ^ter™ a s een dissolved. Let stand overnight. Next day, cover again with boiling water and let .get cold. Make a syrup of 9 cups brown sugar and enough vinegar to cover the cukes. Heat the syrup and pour on pickles. Repeat the next day and seal in jars. — GRACE. Ix-SweoCify Couple Injured A former Swea City couple, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McCoy, Decatur, were injured seriously Saturday in a highway crash near Keyser, W. Va. while on a vacation trip. Complete details o| the mishap have not been learned, but the McCoy car was totally demolished. Mr. McCoy was rushed to a Baltimore, Md. hospital with severe head injuries. He remained in critical condition this week. Mrs. McCoy, a daughter of the Emil Larsons, Swea City, will be a patient in a Keyser hospital for several weeks. Both of her legs are in casts. Their children, Kay and David, suffered minor injuries and were wleased following treatment at Keyser. Relatives who went to Baltimore and Keyser included Mr. «xd Mrs. Francis tjQwell Larson and Leon all of Swe« City.

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