The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 11, 1957 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 11, 1957
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»-Alff<WMs (la.) Upp»r D« Melf»w , April It, \nf This is Ihe lime of year when the end-of-winter doldrums set in. Gardeners are frustrated because the weather keeps them from tlit'ir digging, housewives are despondent because all this mud being dragged in keeps them from their spring cleaning and the kids, bored with winter activities, give in to their more delinquent instincts. If ever a person is apt to get the blues, this is the time he will get them. * » * A reader told me recently lhal once in a while she finds something in this column that cheers her up and makes her feel better. Now, words like these are very complimentary and they go straight to my head. So, this week Woman's World is dedicated to the proposition that although things are tough all over, they could be worse. And Grace is appointing herself as a committee of one with the responsibility of making you feel better. * * » Does your house look dirty to you? Are there cobwebs in the corners, grime on the windows and do your slip-cover need washing? I thought so and if you think your house needs a good spring cleaning you should come around and see mine. When you feel despondent over accumulated clutter, rolling up your sleeves and starting to dig is the wrong way to meet the situation. You should scurry around and find someone who is a worse housekeeper than you are. Then you can sit around and gloat! Even I can do this for I know at leas; two people who were worse housekeepers than I am. The Collyer brothers. * * * Are you sick and tired of wash- Ing and ironing? Well, just consider this fact. In some parts of the world, Lower Slobovia, for example, there are primitive peoples who do their laundry by taking it down to the river and pounding the clothes clean on the rocks. When they get them wrung out, they hang them on the bushes to dry. And Lower Slobovia is amply populated by huge flocks of birds who make a regular habit of flying over the bushesl Now you don't feel so bad about washing and ironing those 17 shirts with your automatic equipment, do you? * • • Are you plagued by a pimple on your chin or a pesky cold sore on your lip just when you want to look especially nice for the Charity Ball? You have my sympathy, but think of how much worse it could be. I read about a guy once who had Leprosy First his right ear fell off and then the bottom of his nose. Next he lost two fingers and a thumb- and the last time I heard about him he was dripping spare parts all over the countryside. Your cold sore doesn't hurt you so very much now, does it? * . * * Do your youngsters ever get you down and do you sometimes think that maybe you have too many children? Recently I read about a couple in Cedar Rapids who were rearing a family of 14 kids, all unpremeditated, in a four room house. Last year the mother heaved a big sigh of relief. The youngest of the fourteen was finally in kindergarten and she had the house to herself for at least part of the day. Then she had child number fifteen because she found it was too quiet around there, •>' • • Have you bad a fight with your Old Man and have you resolved to not speak to him until you are blamed good and ready? II you can hold out for more than 24 hours, power to you, but i just want to bring up the case of one married couple I heard about They had a fight three days before their first wedding anniversary and for 49 yeers they lived in the same house without ever again speaKing one word to e#ch other. The huU>and seemed to thrive on the arrangement but you should have seen that poor, stubborn, frustrated wife. She was a mess! Although a house Without talk is some men's idea of heaven, it is sure heck for a woman- So why don't you cheer up and speak to your husband. You can at least ask him to pass the butter, » * • He you think you we too busy? Does the telephone ring just when ypu have climbed into the bathtub and were you supposed to be to four separate meetings at Jhe same time last Thursday? Qoipg there was a one-armed peper hanger and the pattern his client chose had both stripes and * floral design to be matched. Just as he got the stuff all goop«4 up ready to hang a fly lit on hi* none, m was even busier than, you or I are. On the other haM. maybe your trouble is that you are bored and don't have enough to do. In that case, think of now much more*slowly the ' wauM pass if you had the Year Jtchl * t « m«U tana bring you have an swful time outgo with income? There's not much 1 can say to cheer you up on this score excepting to point out that there are sure lots of people with the same trouble. However, it might help if you were to take a squint at this year's national budget. The figures there are so astronomical that the total of our light, gas, mortgage, grocery, telephone and miscellaneous bills look like mere specks in comparison. * * • You, too, can be Just like Pollyanna and find something to be glad about in every situation. It's all in taking the right attitude. Now that I have you all cheered up and looking on the bright side, I hope you can take over from here. I'm sick and tired of trying to be so gol-darned sweet all the time. * * • Last week on Jack Shelley's WHO radio program there was a story that took my fancy, but I can't remember the name of either the columnist or the paper from which it was quoted. Anyway, there was this small town merchant named Bill Brown who went to the city on a buying trip. He had the merchandise shipped home and he himself stayed on in the city for a while. His wife was at the store when the shipment was delivered. She took one look at the large, oblong crate, screamed and fainted dead away. When she came to, they found the reason for her hysteria. She pointed to the letters on the side of the coffin-shaped box It read, "Bill inside." * * * This story reminded me of at least three times when there were similar mix-ups in th« names of the people at our house. We have a Bill here, too, you know. Once when we were plotting to get a 'present for Daddy we decided that since Bill had enjoyed a wallet he had received for Christmas, a bill fold would be just the thing for Daddy. "But", said Mary Ann, "shouldn't we call it a Daddyfold?" * * * When our Jean was a baby, I bought her older sister, Mary Ann her first pair of denim pants. I took them upstairs to put them on after the little girl's nap. I met with,, considerable resistance. "But, honey", I reasoned, "these are jeans." To which our reluct- i ant daughter howled, "I'm a big girl. I don't want to wear nothing that belongs to the baby!" * » * And there are tho«* statement! from the insurance company thai arrive here every three months If you can't dig up the payment right when it's due they give you a 30 day grace period. Just before this latter is due they send out another notice. It reads in big letters, "DANGER! GRACE IS EXPIRING!" To which this Grace always has the" unholy im- pluse of adding in equally big letters, "YOU ARE TELLING ME?" • * * There was a letter this week from Alice Zeigler Gaines. At Pine Lawn, Mo., where they live, the flowers are out and the lawn has received at least one mowing. Alice and her husband, Art, a former pro baseball player, are all excited about their lew project. It's a summer base- jail camp for boys aged, 9 to 17 years. The literature they sent sounds fascinating and if you have a young Bob Feller in your family, I'd be glad to pass it on to you. This week's recipe is for a Frozen Apricot Salad. Vi cup apricot juice '/4 cup orange juice 2 tablsp. lemon juice a few grains of salt 2 eggs 1 cup whipping cream 1 '/4 cups canned, diced apricot:. % cup sugar Combine juices and salt and heat over hot water. Beat egg yolks till very light. Add sugar. Add to juices, stirring constantly. Cook over hot water ttfl thick and smooth. Cool. Fold in stiffy beaten egg whites, stiffly beaten cream and apricots. Pour into trays and freeze. —GRACE. FRONTS AND REARS L. S, BOHANNON "A wheelbarrow that fell from a cement contractor's truck caused an auto collision that killed a woman and injured several others. Is Contractors Liability insurance available to .cover lawsuits and damages for just such accidents?" For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency. Phone CY4- 4443. IflY ALANAP-TBEATED SOYBEAN FIELD GAVE 5 BUSHELS MORE PER ACRE THAN THE UNTREATED FIELD" says soybean grower* Note clean, weed-free rows at right, thanks to AlANAP-3. Untreated area at left is weed-choked. No wonder that soybean growers in the Middle West arc pleased with Alanap®*3 weed killer. In many test sections, a wide, variety of seeds and grasses appeared in the untreated areas•*• emphatic proof of Alanap-3's range of control. One grower said be saved, two cultivations and one rotary hoeing in the Alanap- treated section. In the untreated section, weed seed raised thf moisture content, thereby delaying harvesting. Alanap-3 kills weeds as they begin to sprout and before they •merge. It is so effective a pre-cmergence herbicide for soybean crops that it allows you to increase your yield by 3 or 4 busheli per acre, by knocking out weed competition. You can plant your crops earlier and harvest earlier. Equipment stays cleaner, there it no chance of dockage. Weedy fields become usable. Alanap-3 is harmless to humans and animals, non-volatile, easy to apply, low cost per acre. Jt gives superior weed control on cucumbers, cantaloupe*, watermelons, squash and asparaguj. Order Alonop-9 from your tecnl supplier today. Write, wire •r pheiw vi if vneble t« tamte Immedlite teurcc »f svpply, United States Rubber Naueatuck Chemical Division NaMgatucki Connecticut if V^tO, F6j(|Wi, AtMltl, ijfoW^ jjMilMMii iSZ YOU NAME YOUR SIZE - WE CAN FURNISH IT IN THIS CARLOAD SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! SPECIAL SPECIAL ense TO THE HUGE (22,000 TIRES DAILY) EFACT IN DES MOINES, IOWA TO ALL PURCHASERS OF REAR TRACTOR TIRES - AND THEIR WIVES YOUR TRIP CAN BE TAKEN LATER DURING SUMMER WORK LULL « The Des Moines tire manufacturing plant was constructed by Firestone to produce special-purpose military tires. Ground was broken in October, 1944 — and the first lire was produced in April, 1945, although the war ended in September, 1945, Firestone continued to operate the plant. Since 1948, a succession of expansion programs has more than quadrupled the size of this very modern tire producing plant to provide employment for more than 4,000 men and women. • Headquarters for the staff of the Western Sales Division of the Company, which directs Firestone sales operations over a nine state area, also is located in Des Moines. Facts & Figures About This Plant Employment , 4,000 Approximate Annual Payment for Wages, Salaries, Employee Benefits and other items for Employees ., $12,800,000 Value of other Services amd Materials Purchased Annually in Des Moines $2,500,000 Ground Broken for Original Plant — ' October, 1944 First Tire Produced April, 1945 Passenger Tire Daily Production 22,000 Floor Space in Original Tire Plant 243,000 Square Feet Area after Expansions (1955) 1,255,357 Square Feet Total tires produced from 1946 to 1956 _ 20,000,000 SEE HOW TRACTOR TIRES ARE BUILT I I MAIL THIS Or Call Us Phone CY 4-2421 BRADLEY BROS. Algona, Iowa Dear Sirs: Will you please call at my farm on (Day) to make a Free Inspection of my present Tractor Tires, and to give me your Special Trade-in Allowance for them during this Carload Sale, Directions to my farm „ Name — Address _. Phone No. RED-HOT SALE SPECIALS! Price Exch, plus tax 9 x 38 4-Ply Firestone Tires 9 x 36 4-Ply Firestone Rears 11 x 40 4-Ply Firestone Rears FREE FIRESTQNE TRIP Included On NEW TIRE PURCHASES Or Firestone NEW TREADS (WE FURNISH YOU IOANER TIRES) ^^^^^^^^^^^"^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^••••••••••••••(•(•••••••••i BRADLEY BROS. South of Algona Hotel FIRESTONE TIRE HEADQUARTERS South of Algona Hotel

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