The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1957 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 17, 1957
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ate quue a lew „„.«- entes m opinion about that day called tomorrow. Some philosophers advise that we should never worry about it, ior tomorrow never cornes. And we are told that we should never put off until tomorrow what we can ao tociay. StUl other sages agree that we shouldn't worry about tomorrow bul just do our best today for tomorrow will lake care ot itself. 1 suppose that all attitudes are true in part, but ] have found that tomorrow dot> b indeed come, only by the time n gets here it's really today and wt do have to fret about that. * * * If you want lo get inlo something complicated, just try to explain to a four year old child what, "tomorrow" means. We went through this at our house with each of our three children. When they were told that something especially nice was going to happen, "tomorrow" each one invariably awoke on the appointed day with the question, "Is This Tomorrow?" and had to be tola that it was, "today." When Bill was little he finally got it through his head. He said, "1 know what tomorrow is. It's two days after yesterday." » * • When you want lo put off a chore, tomorrow comes in real handy. In fact putting off things until that day is so prevalent it has become sort of an universal vice. There is an Alcoholic Anonymous, a Divorcees Anonymous and perhaps even a mutual aid society for drug addicts. I v think there should be an organization for putter-offers called . •• be willing to sign myself up as L charter member. * * * Procrastinalors A n o n y m o u:s should have some sort of hookup with the dental societies Joi is there anything that is easier to put olf than going to the dentist? There should be a field work'u m every dentist's office so tha; when we procrastinators feel the urge to put off the appointment ior our six-months' chuck-up, In could see to it that we don't Jut uur vice get the best of us. * * • There is also some work to bf done by an anti-procrastination society in the realm of lettei wriling. Can you honestly say that you have writlen all youi Christmas thank-you notes now that January is half over? Have you fulfilled all those hastily scrawled promises on your Christmas cards that vowed you'd write more after the holidays? And how about the bills to the light and the gas companies? There's a penalty involved if we procrastinate on those » » • Putting off the mending is one of the best job of procrastination I do. It's true that a stitch in time saves nine, but most of the time I'd rather take the nine if 1 just don't have to get out the needle right now. Safety pins were invented by a procrastma- tor, I maintain, and so was that iron-on mending tape. Cleaning the cupboards is an easy job to put off, so's the ironing and 1 find that rewaxing the floors will always wait until tomorrow. Renewing subscriptions is easy to THESE WOMEN I fhttrtdery, January tf, 195? Algeria (la.) Upp«f D«* Moines- 5 "With the compliments of the male member* of the cast, Missl" Timely ft Topics WE'RE USING MORE AND HOTTER WATER TODAY Today, you are using more and hotter water than folks 30 years ego would have thought possible. It takes plenty of hot water for baths, showers, shaves, shampoos, dishwashing, laundry and all the other uses in today's homes. DO YOU KNOW THAT on the average you turn on your hot water tap 140 times a day ? Since the war, millions of homos have acquired automatic appliances which use more and hotter water. Housewives, for instance, are finding they use hotter water and more of it than with the old type washing machine. Also, a recent survey disclosed that more than 59 per cent of today's homemakers are va^hing 2, 3 and sometimes 4 times a week. Evidently, many ladies are finding it's easier to do the laundry several times a week with the "automatic" than to save it all up for a one-day task. Research has also turned up many ideas about hot water temperatures, too. For example, an automatic gas water heater is usually set at 140 degrees for general house tasks. But some types of laundering, it was found, require 160 degrees hot water to get clothes as clean and fresh as they should be. That's REALLY hot water. Other laundry done at home may be washed in 140 degrees to get a cleaner, whiter wash. Yes, today we want plenty of hot water. It even takes fcur gallons, on the average, for Baby's bath. That's why an Automatic Gas Water Heater is so important to the average home. It heats water faster, and then KEEPS IT HOT. That's because Gas is such a quick-heating fuel. You also find that gas water heaters are so economical to operate. Also, be sure you have the right size gas water heater for your home. That insures you an ample hot water supply at all times. Local gas appliance dealers or plumbing contractors will be glad to give you this information as to proper size and capacity. Over and above the size of the tank is the "BTU" input. BTU means British Thermal Unit and is a method of measuring heat. BTU input for a water heater is the amount of heat necessary to heat the water quickly. Your gas utility company or appliance dealer can explain to you the IMPORTANCE of having enough controlled heat for your automatic gas water heater. Whether for water-heating, house-heating or cooking, you can be sure Gas provides you with QUICK ,,, :( heat, completely automatic, at LOWEST COST. For additional information, visit your appliance dealer, or plumbing contractor, or Telephone 1412. put-off as I've ruefully observed when I failed to receive an issue of a favorite magazine or newspaper and the payment of dues can be procrastinated until you are in danger of being kicked out of the club. * * * Now thai the Upper Des Moines has gone over to the Thursday date of publication for 1957, I'm finding column writing a fertile field for procrastination. I was not very busy this week and I could have written Woman's World on any of those three afternoons when I took a nap. Or it could have been tapped out on Thursday evening as I did all of the year of 1956 but I watched televsion instead. So, as a penalty for procrastinating, here I am on Sunday afternoon when I should be observing the day of rest, frantically composing a column on procrastination so that I can turn it in on Monday morning without putting it off any longer * * < Radio and television commercials have gone over to the side of the procrastinators, it seems to me. There are special tooth paste.s that can be used "if you can'l brush after every meal." I'tr waiting for somebody to be shown in those ads who says, "I don'i need Florochlorylldent because I can brush any old time I want lo!" And those soaps and deodorants that keep you more than, "half safe" if yo"u skip a bath This philosophy is dangerous lo the male half of the population because although the commercials mean that you might skip a daily bath now and then, the ^uys set to thinking if they use the deodorant they can skip that bath they used to take every three weeks! Kind words and thoughtful deeds alro can be put off, sometimes until it is too late. I blush for shame at the times my hear! has gone out in sympathy to someone and I failed to express it with so little as a word. Or the limes I have admired a job we] 1 done, and didn't s:iy so. the- thanks I eruld have uttered and the occasion-; when I could have with very little trouble to myself, cheered uo somebody wher they needed it. The events of the past week have emphasized again that our stay on this planet is- indeed temporary an.l that lifr is tor, short to put off our bettei impulses. And living is far for full of opportunities for worthwhile deeds to leave room for the Quick Meals! MACARONI-AND-CHFESE (tome c<xW w7wuuite4 w jt(, KB AST iv K M r i CRATED (pr that through- and-lhiougb riteest flavor Kraft Dinner is a timesaver and a menu-maker! Stock up today — it costs only pennies. So handy for school lunches, emergency meals. And good catin' always! petty and mean thoughts and actions which even we veteran procrastinators don't put off. * » * I'm not much of a person to hang mottos on the wall because 1 can't drive a nail straight to hang those Home Sweet Homt pictures. Besides, the available space at our house :s pretty well taken up with scotch tape hung samples of the kids' art work But when I do get around to hanging a motto, it'll say in big red letters, "Do It Now!" I need that reminder and I am going to try to follow it. « * * There used to be a time that vyhen a young lady went out, her lingerie included but one bias-cut slip, but these days the teen-ager? have gone in for petticoals ana the more the merrier. When Linda Smith was dressing for thai concert the high schoolers pro- sented just before Christmas, she remarked to her mother, Mary Corrine that her formal fitlea pretty tighl around Ihe waist. "1 must have gained weight", said Linda, "this dress didn't fit me this way last year." Mary Corrine was r.ppropriately sympathetic toward her daughter, bu'. when the girl got into the cai to go with the family to the concert, her grandmother, Dol, way amazed at the huge pile of ne and tulle Linda had to arrange so they wouldn't get rumpled. "Just how many petticoats do yoi have on, anyway?", asked Dot. The reply was, "Nine!" No wonder Linda has trouble with hex 1 waistline. * * * There was a letter this week from mv faithful correspondent. Gladys Barker of Cedar Rapids Mrs Barker spent the holidays at 'he hospital where she was a patient for three weeks with Bout No. 7 of pneumonia. Her doctor has ordered her to live in Arizona but the condition of h'?r elderly mcther and the serious illness of a brother has prevented her from going so fi:r. Mrs Barker has certainly hud her share of accidents, illness and trouble in her immediate family recently and T hope that things will be looking up for her soon. « * • Mrs Barker says, "I guess I just plain like cranberries" and she sent me several ideas for using them. Oiv.' of their was to add '/2 to 1 cup of cranberries to inv favorite mince meat pie recipe and another was a recipe for cranberry doughnuts. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds good to me so us this week's recipe. '/i- c-up chopped fresh cranberries '-i CUD sug.'.r 2 tablsp. flour 3 cups sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder .1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt '/•> tsp. ol each cinnamon nutmeg maeo !'s teasp. cloves 2 eggs 3 tablsp. melted shortening • v i cup sugar 2/3 cun button':'!'/-;. Mix the cranberries, first 't cup sugar, and 2 tablsp. flou. together and set aside. Sifl tr-i 1 otl.or dry ingredients, be'U tv^s well and be:it in melted shortening and sugar. Beat until creamy ;md thick. Stir in buttermilk Arid Hour mixture- and mix unti smooth. Stir in cranberry mixture. Set in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Use a floured board or cloth and roll doug' about 'j inch thick. Cut w:V floured cutter. Fry in hot fat about 370 decrees until an even golden brown. Turn only once. Drair Calculators Gives SPLIT-SECOND Reading of 1 — Withholding Tax, and 2 - New 2V2% F.I.C.A. 100% Accurate — lifetime Vinyl! at the UPPER DES MOINES PUBL. CO. Office Supply Dept. • ' 37 At Meeting Of Sweii-Harrison 4-H On Jan. 7 Swea Ciiv — Feed budgets were figured and estimated at the Swea - Harrison 4-H club meeting held Jan. 7 al the Community Hall with Lois McGregor. Billy Johnson and Treva Peterson :n charge. The roll call was answered by 38 members. During ihc business meeting bills and record books were His cussed. The program was led by Ronnie Linde. Dee Ann Swansoii spoke. Giendon Peterson gave a demonstration followed by Larry Cl&ussen giving a demonstration. After the meeting lunch was served by Mrs Peterson, Mrs' Johnson and Mrs McGregor. Mr and Mrs Arvid Peterson of Minneapolis visited Jan. 7 at the noine ot Roal Haulson and Martha Knutsen. Mrs Peterson is the daughter of Mr Roalson and a niece of Mrs Knutsen. Recent guests of Mrs George E. Butterfield were her son Clyde and family of Cannon FaJls, Minn. A son was born Monday, Jan. 7, lo Mr and Mrs Gerald Greischar, Fairmont, at the Fiui'mont hospital. The baby is the second child of the Greischars, both boys. Both Mr and Mrs Greischar taught in the Swea City school for several- years. Mr Greischar is now teaching junior high in Fairmont. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, a daughter, Deborah Kay, was born to Sgt. and Mrs Bernard Burnett at the Marine Base hospital in Camp Pendelton, Calif. Mr and Mrs Bill Burnett are the paternal grandparents. Harry Tish flew to Des Moines Sunday to bring home his wife, who had been caring for her mother, Mrs Stella Thompson who had been ill. Swea Township Homemakers met Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Mrs Art E. Anderson in Swea City. The lesson on bread making was given by Mrs Rudy Peterson and Mrs Emil Larson. Ralph Mortensen, son of Mr and Mrs Adolph Mortensen, left Dec. 10 for U. S. Army service and is now stationed at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. Ralph has been employed in Minneapolis. Mrs Caroline Kittlcson has left to spend an indefinite period at the home of her son and family, the Rev. and Mrs Clifton Kittelson at Home wood, III. Mr and Mrs Art Collins are spending a vacation in Texas and Florida, where ths-y will visit a niece of Mrs Collins. Rev. and Mrs Everett Benl loft Friday to visit at the parental homes, the Phonso Beals al Colchester, 111. and Mr and Mrs Rex Koontz at Milton, Iowa. They plan to return home Friday, Jan. 18. Records Hold Up Some Tax Pmts. County Treasurer Rosella Voigt says that the tax rolls for Algona and several other taxing units have been completed and figures prepared for payment. Howevei due to the fact that many of the tax precinct lists have not as yet been turned over to her, not al! tax records are in shape for pay ment at this time. Where requests by mail have been received for tax totals, postcards are being mailed to taxpayers informing them that the tax totals will be forwarded a.-soon as possible. Stolen Car Found A car owned by Peter Becker, Bode, was stolen at Fort Dodge recently and then found Thursday morning in Cedar Rapids. Get Out Of The Ordinary it Get Into An Olds I A n«w world of pleasure a waits you In Old) for '571 DiiHncHye (ow-lersl ttyllng— a down* to-eorth rid* wltfi pries to mafeh. H'l oil your* —com* In now! You'll be pleasantly surprised! — YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME AT — DAU'S GARAGE, 125 South Dodge St. Phone IBS on paper towels. These can be dipped inlo powdered or granulated sugar. 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