On.) Upp»c Bes Maine* Thursday, January 31, 1957 A I*air is one of the filaments that grow from the ?kin or outer covering of a mumn^al. my dictionary tells me. Hair is useful •to cushion the scalp, to keep the head warm, to fill out the loose Spaces in a hat and to wear bobby pins in. Hairs are nice to have around to split while arguing arid to describe a very fine line. And with any luck at all. I can use hair for a much-needed column subject this week. Quite a bit can be told aboui the age of life a person is in by looking at his hair. When a boy is born he frequently starts out with a perfectly bald pate. A little farther along m this- hair raising story he develops enough fuzz for his mother to twist into a Cupie curl on the top of his head. Then comes the time Father decides he doesn't want his son to look like a sissy so he oickf out a barber who seems real patient and takes the boy for his i^iiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiim We Salute A Leader lA/illis Marshall Algona, Iowa Our congratulations to Willis Marshall who was one of the top five in paid-for Business in 1956. Don K. Evans General Agent Spencer, Iowa LIFE THESE WOMEN i j- J ... s »—m. i . J »^^-»J^^^__, .. „ ._ "Don't be intrigued by the one who DIDN'T whiitlt at you. He'» my husbandl" first hair cut. This -is a strenuous occasion for everybody concerned — for the boy, for Father and most especially fof the barber. * * • You start out by talking-up to the little lad on how much fun it's going to be to get a hair cut "just like Daddy." While you wait your turn, Junior watches all the big boys in the chairs and Pop points out, "See, it doesn't hurt a bit." Sonny gets the idea that he's going to get a bunch of lather on his face like the guy in the third chair and he thinks it'll taste like whipped cream. The trip up in the elevator chair is just .fine and the buzzing noise of the clippers is pretty fascinating. But what in the world is that man doing tha makes those clicking noises? Junior turns his head and tne man tells him for heavens sake hold still. As yet there has been no whipped cream served but there seems to be crawly things on his neck. He reaches up to investigate and that man has to do some more cutting on the other side. • • • Father has been instructed by Mother that she doesn't want Her Baby to loose all his curls and that the hair should be cut in a kind of waving bang effect. The barber feels the kid will be lucky if he doesn't comfe out of the shop minus one ear. After COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC Clothes • It Replaces THe Obiolete Clothesline! NO DOWN PAYMENT 30 minutes or so of standing on his head, making ( noises both amusing and soothing, and using some manual restraint, the barber has finished but he doesn't dare charge more for a kid's hair cut than he does for a man's. And he has to throw in a candy bar for a special treat. • • • After a few months of trying to keep, the boy's hair parted and out of his eyes, Mamma gives in and let's Sonny get a butch hair cut. This, it seems to me, is the Golden Stage of male hair-do. He never has to comb it, or use goop on it, it always looks neat and it cdn be shampooed with a wash cloth. But then vanity rears its head and Junior gets a Flat Top. To the uninitiated, a Flat Top is not much different from a butch, but woe to the barber who doesn't understand that each hair must be cut to exactly the right length so that the surface of the head resembles the flight deck of an airplane carrier. At this stage, Junior's grooming routine takes hours and I'm sure that if a carpenter's level, a caliper and some calking compound were available, they'd come in real handy. SMALL MONTHLY PAYMENTS ON YOUR GAS BILL FREE Installation IN YOUR HOME $189.95 COMPLETE North Central YOUR GAS COMPANY Public Service Co. Experimenting with side burns, duck-tails, etc. comes next, they tell me, but Uncle Sam takes his turn at military service. You can have it any way you want it as long as it's a G. I. crew cut. Back in civilian life again, he resorts to a little more individual tonsorial fashion. Then crimes "the time when a fellow loticeg that his forehead is get- ing a little high and that he has' ess hair to comb and more face to wash. A guy ends up just like he started — bald, for it's a well known fact that it's hair today and gone tomorrow. » * * i , ••" Now, a baby girl sometimes stalls out in -life with hair thai can be described as pure silver. When there is enough of it, her mother, too, twists it into a Cupie curl top-knot. The hair starts growing in around her neck pretty soon, but it's usually in about twenty different lengths so Mamma gets put the bobby pins and starts pin-curling. This involves patience because there's usually so many things that both mother and daughter would rather be doing and baby hair is fine and very slippery. * « » The crisis in little women'* hair-dos, comes not with the first hair cut like it does with a boy's, it comes with the weekly shampoo and it continues for years and years or until the Junior Miss takes over all of her own grooming. The actual shampooing process isn't so hard it's the fact 'that before ymi fan' wash them, you have to catch them. The excuses thai the girls at our house have invented to put off shampooing for just another thirty minutes would make three or four works of fiction if we could utilize the imagination involved. And the moans, groans and tears during the sud- sing process would dNS credit to the most dramatic soap-opera actress. , * * • The Golden 3ia$« of halt styles for girls comes when Mama gives up on the home permanents and the rubber curlers and has Sister get a plain, old, Dutch bob, complete with bangs. Most straight-haired little lasses look pert and cute with this sort of haircut and all Mama has to do is keep it clean and shining; But this stage doesn't last. Pretty, soon the girl gets the idea she wants long hair again and you have to go through the straggly state until it's right for a ponytail. * * * When a young lady is in a tomboy age, braided pigtails are convenient. They stay put while in swimming, whiie riding a bike and while beating up on that mean little boy next door. Then comes teen-age and that boy next door seems a lot more glamourous than he used to, so it's back to the bobby pins. At this stage, some parents rarely see their daughters when they aren't either putting up, drying out, ,or unwinding these snaillike rolls. As adulthood sets in, as it certainly will, milady goes to the beauty shop and follows the trend of hair fashions as they come along—upsweep, shoulder length, poodle, Italian, shingle or bun at the neck. Then comes that fatal and inevitable day when she notices her first gray hair! * * » Gray hair is always premature whether it comes at age 22 or 70 and no woman is ever quite prepared for it. Your best friend or your severest critic can tell you over and over again that they simply love white hair and we gals, always agree. But we mean On somebody else, ,not us. The first white hairs that arrive are usually removed with a tweezers but you soon get to the stage when you can't pull anymore without being snatched bald- headed. So we experiment with thpse, "harmless vegetable color rinses." When the time comes when those rinses do little more than leave color on our brush and comb we go to the beauty shop for more drastic and more professional treatment. Next :omes the time when we decide :hat pepper-and-salt hair is really quite attractive and lots less expensive so we let Nature take her course. And do you know what? We are just like the men, right back where we started — with, hair that can be described as pure silver! * • * This week's recipe is , for Lemon Fluff and I am assuming that it comes from Mrs Earl Miller, sinqe her daughter, Marilyn wrote it in the recipe book the foyrth graders at Bryant gave their mothers foi; Christmas last year. 4 eggs % cup sugar, divided into two parts 1 small can crushed pineapples Vz pke. lemon Jello 30 Ritz crackers 1 tablsp. butter, melted , Separate the eggs and beat the. yolks until light add Vt cup sugar, tbe pineapple and the Jello. Put in a double boiler and cook until thick. Beat the egg whites until stiff, add the rest of the sugar and fold into the cooked mixture. Crush the crackers, add the butter to them. Line a baking dish with the crumbs- and pour the mixture over them. Reserve some of the cracker crumbs to put on the top. —GRACE. TYPING PAPER, 500 SHHBTS 8% x 11, only 98c at the UPPBB' DES MOINES Office Su ' Dept. It's not just how much you can put away at a time *. * It's keepln' at it that /* really counts! Save a little, or $avo a let, but iav« rtg» wlarly end yow'U have that noit-tgg In record time, It's the libtral return yowr laving* tarn her* that htlpi yew makt Home Federal Savings & Loan Association AIGQNA, IOWA All Accounts Infurtd Up To $10,000 Of course were We have just received confirmation of our appointment s as wholesale * distributor in 5 this area for Anheuser-Busch, Inc., brewers of the world's finest beer. \ / w > > Budweiser, KING OP BEIRS Michelob ON DRAUGHT Your favorite retailer will be happy to serve yoiu Kubrick Dist. Co. 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