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Tuesday, November 2,1954 ittomeg \ There is nothing like a boy to liven up a home. Right from-his' first birth wail to\ the day he leaves the nest to make his own way in the World a boy brings to his parents, exasperation, frustration, work, worry and expense. And he also brings a very special happiness that can be found in no other place except in the immediate vicinity of a boy. We've Had a boy at out house for exactly eleven years come next Tuesday and although we admit in' our more unprejudiced moments that he's no smarter, no dearer nor more wonderful than any other boy, he's very speciai to us.. We wouldn't trade him for a ton of uranium. . . * v . » • Boys are very difficult to un- YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD at SHARP'S With GUARANTEED DURAPOWER MAINSPRING Hear/ that Never Breaks Give the finest... an Elgin. It J the watch •veryone wants ... for beauty of styling, accuracy In time-keeping, and fame of quality I layaway now for Chriitmasl 8MCELETTE. 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He jokes with her, compliments her on her cooking and if he is alone with her he may even tolerate a little sentiment. He'll kiss hef good-night and allow her to fuss over him if he's ill. But don't try any of that sticky stuff if the fellows are around. That's for sissies or to hoot at in the non-cowboy movies. * * * Faiher sees another side of a bpy and it's strictly man-to-man business. He shakes hands with him instead of hugging him as he did when he was a baby, Football shooting, fishing, baseball and the fire department are discussed and it goes much smoothei if some wogian isn't around to cloud the issues. Dad's the number one guy to a boy and if 1 were the jealoUs type *I might envy all that hero worship that is so freely given. * • * ' The gang finds the boy with still a different personality. Gel a bunch of boys together and there's sure to be a fight! Nobody has to be mad at anybody, it's just plain animal spirits and love of rough bodily contact that sends them scuffling and wrestling. You seldom find this in little girls. « • * An eleven year old boy has many loves—his dog, his bike, his Dad, his pals and two or three cowboys in the movies plus a couple of space cadets on television. He is fascinated by wheels, arrows, rockets, wings, motors—anything with plenty of movement. Eleven year old boys, at least the one at our house, claim no interest as yet in girls. But he can blush like a -fire engine, when someone teases him about a particular little charmer. * * * Eleven year old boys are apt to have allowance trouble. The sum hasn't been computed that is elastic enough to cover all the needs for comic books, candy REGISTERED JEWELER AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY ALGONA, IOWA County Fair Has $2,290 Surplus For Year Legal financial reports are required to be published by law, and last week in the Upper Des Moines the Kossuth Fair Board published the .annual statement which included receipts and expenditures for the 1954 county fair, and a summary of operat- ing expenses and income. The fair board came up with a balance on hand of $2,290.14 and that was after $1,305 in indebtedness from previous years had been paid off. All in all, the report showed a good year and management of a pleasing calibre. The grand total receipts for the past year came to $29,308.25 total expenditures for the year, including the fair and permanent improvements, maintenance, insurance, etc. came to $27,018.11. Total receipts of the fair itself were $16,228.25 of which $11,358.- 80 was in ticket sales nt the gate and grandstand. This does not include the $7,500 in county aid which the fair receives. The total expenses of the fair itself were $21,053.91. Total open premiums of $2,274.25 were paid for the fair, and the 4-H and FFA-premiums amounted to $2,345.58. Music and attractions cost $8,356.38. A. A. Schipull is president of the fair board, L. W. Nitchals is secretary, and H. J. Bode is treasurer, and directors represent all sections of the county and should share in the credit for a successful yetir. WAICM "IHt acIN HOUR"--.A|UU HOUR .OF GREAT OKAMA ON IV bars, taffey apples, movies and items for the collections. Our boy recently told me he couldn't trust himself with money anymore. When he sees an ice- cream store, a bakery, or a candy display, the nickels just.fly. Lest his stomach get the better ot him, he asked me to keep his allowance, dole it out a little at a time and put the remainder, if 'any, in his savings. • • * * Boysxof any age are good at asking questions. When they get to be eleven they ask an awful lot ; of them that stump their parents. I kept track during a conversation with Bill the other day and in fifteen minutes the queries ranged from, "Who is Ali Kahn?" through, "When a baby cries right after birth is that original sin?", and, "How much is the national budget?", to, "Are Lucifer and Satan the same thing?" Fortunately, he has i a' good set of reference books and he can look up answers. He can also use the books to correct his' parents when they give him wrong answers. • * * At eleven, boys still have that special affinity to dirt. But when I look back a couple of years, I am encouraged to find a vast improvement! I no longer have to nag so much to get him to bathe, his face and hands are clean at least when he starts for school and he's very good about changing his socks. He has been known to get out the iron and board and press a shirt when his favorite one is in the pile of ironing I haven't done yet! • . * • Boys are fascinating creatures. They are the men of the future dressed in blue jeans. The future is their oyster. They are going to do such wonderful things then. They're going to discover new_ cures for disease, build arnazing buildings, explore new planets, find the universal solvent, occupy the White House, hunt down criminals. They are going to paint art masterpieces, compose symphonies, make millions in business, be the funniest comedians and make the winning touchdowns.'They're going to excavate for lost civilizations and save the one we're living in at present. Big things and all in that magical time called, "when I grow up." • • • ' Many of these things will be done and some of them will be done by boys who are eleven' years old at the present time. But reality has a way of dimming most dreams and the future may find most of them working in offices, trades and farms, paying their taxes, worrying about bills and sireing grandchildren for us to brag about. They might turn out not too much different from their parents. We had such big dreams, too, remember? * * * Even if these wonderful boys of ours do turn out to be merely ordinary, decent men, that's not such a bad fate. If they can live with decency and integrity, pay their own way, do something for others and get some enjoyment out of living, we parents should feel amply rewarded for having reared a boy. But, please God, let there be a peaceful world in which to do it. * * * I'm not mad at the mailman this week for he's been bringing me some letters. One was from the Iowa Farm and Home Section of the Des Moines Register. They have accepted a short article f wrote from an earlier column and it should be published next Sunday, Nov. 7. If not then, it will be used later they promise. * * • A letter came from Betty Vin- "lux" Laundry Service Special .Special No. 1 ECONOMY BASKET for $1.69 Algona Laundry & Dry Cleaners washes in gentle "LUX" flakes and steam tumble dries a bushel basket full of laundry. The load can be any weight, but it cannot be higher than the top of the' bushel basket. A stick must be able to lay flat from top of one handle to top of the other.. .Special No. 2. A service for those who have facilities for doing their laundry but not for drying it. FOR 85c The Algona Laundry & Dry Cleaners will extract and steam tumble dry a bushel basket of wash. Shirts finished at additional cost. PHONE 267 FOR THIS SERVICE! Sta Nu * PROCESS Sia-KNu Finishing Process revitalizes fabrics by restoring textile finishing agents lost through ordinary wear to bring back the color-fresh look . . . the cashmere-soft feel . . . the wrinkle-resistant qualities you admire so much in fine new clothes! You can have all this at no extra cost when you bring your clothing to us . . , exclusive sta-KNu dealer in Algona. NOW! We Can Give You Revolutionary SWEATER FINISHING by the BIOK-RITE SWEATER PROCESS This process restors the original shape and elasticity to knit ribbing . . . • Athletic Jackets • Cardigans • Cashmeres * • Jerseys • Angoras • Knitwear. PEMAND THE DIFFERENCEI Algona Laundry & Dry Cleaners Across Street East of Courthouse Phone 267 son of Rock Rapids containing a reminder to my already tender conscience that I owe a lot of correspondence. I plead the old excuse—lack of time. I thought that when the centennial was over and the kids were in school I'd be practically a lady of leisure. It isn't working out that way. So many interesting things to do. There should be a 40 hour day. * * * 1 thoroughly enjoyed hearing from Mrs Wilbur Roeber of Whittemore. Lots of ideas there to mention in future columns. She has four children, the youngest 9' months, and it sounds like her house bears a lot of resemblance to our house. Mrs Roeber sent me this week's recipe. It's foi chocolate brownies. 2 cups sugar Vz cup vegetable shortening */z teaspt salt 2 teasp. vanilla 4 eggs 4 squares chocolate, melted l /z cup sweet milk 1 1/3 cup cake flour % cup black walnuts Cream the sugar and shortening, add salt, vanilla, eggs and chocolate. Add the milk and flour alternately, beat well. Stir in the nuts. Bake 30 min., 350 degrees.in large cake pan. Mrs Roeber warns .that you must use vegetable shortening in this recipe for lard, butter or margarine simply won't work. Soda or baking powder are not used in this recipe. When cool frost with your favorite fudge frosting. —GRACE. Haupert-lnman Nuptials Lone Rock PTA Discusses New School Site Lone Rock —The October meeting of the Lone Rock P.T.A. was held Oct. 25. Mrs Newbrough opened the meeting. Minutes of the Sept. meeting were read; Mr Blanchard announced that National Education week is Nov. 6-12 and he urged parents to visit and take an interest in the children and the work being done. Supt. Chase gave a talk on the location of the new Sentral school and building site. The meeting was then turned over to the program chairmen, Mr and Mrs Herchel Hartmen. Janice Bierstedt played a trombone solo accompanied by Mrs Wilfred Radig. Darlene Long played a clarient solo accompanied by Madonna Marlow. Roger Long showed some glide pictures of Japan and Korea that he had taken. Lunch was served by the following committees Messers Mesdames Don Houck Emil Person, Milton Marlow, W. L. Champion, Ronald Christenson, Ronald Collins, Walter Zumach, W. Dacken, Arthur Schrader, Frank Dreyer, Russell Fox, Mrs Alice Bierle and Mary Lou Wilkens. Idle Hour Club The Idle Hour club , met Thursday afternoon at the Dave Weber home, Mrs Merwin Marlow, Mrs M. O. Richard hostess. Fifteen members answered roll call. It was voted on to have card parties this winter and chairmen elected were Mesdames Alfred Schipull. Warren Thompson and Ralph Thompson. Mrs Amey Cherland had charge of the auctioning of the baking goods. Mrs Wallace McArthur was in charge of the entertainment with prizes going to Mesdames Dick O'Donnell, Alfred Schipull and Harold Nelson. Next meeting will be with Mrs Dick O'Donnell and Neva Thompson Tuesday, Nov. 16. Mr and Mrs Philip Inman. who were married Oct. 20 at St. John's Catholic church in. Bancroft, are pictured above, in a photo by Brown's Studio of Algo'na. The wedding story was carried in. last week's Algona Uppef Des Moines* -.•.,.• '• ' The bride is the former Dolores Haupert, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Haupert-of Bur't. The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs C. C. Inman of Bancroft. The bride is a graduate of St. John's school at Bancroft and has been employed at the Security State bank, Algona, for' the past five years. The groom is also a St, John's graduate, and is now engaged in farming after two years in the army. The couple will be at home on the C. C. Inman farm. ... • ' Auxiliary To Meet The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Wednesday evening at 8:00 at the Legion hall with Mrs Mary Flaig, Mrs Glenn Burt, Mrs Merwin Marlow and Mrs A. E. Lee as hostess. There will be a fancy work bazaar held this meeting. Mr and Mrs A. L. Backstrom of Monte Vista, Colo, who have been visiting the past week at the Andrew v Thompson home left Monday 'for Boone where they will visit their daughter Mr and Mrs Kenneth Thompson and baby. They brought Mrs Thompson and baby home after they were stayng in Colo. Mrs Rose Kraft entertained the birthday club in honor of Mrs Hulda Schultz' birthday. Five Hundred was played for entertainment with Mrs Jack Quinn winning high, Mrs Frank Flaig low and Mrs Mary Flaig, travel. The November general meeting of the Lone Rock P. W. Q. will be Thursday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 at the church. Hostesses are Mesdames Milton Madison, Frank Flaig, Maude Blanchard, Delmar Fischer, Clarence Kraft and Miss Neva Thompson. Mrs E. A. Lee entertained at a birthday party in honor of Michael's 6th birthday. Guests were Mrs Ronald Christenson, Jean, Nancy, Ann, Mrs A. A. Krueger Kermet, Janet and Lanny Kissner. dergarten at Fenton on Thursday. Friday evening the Blanchard family were supper guest at the Elmer Franks home at Swea City. A county council meeting for the teachers was held Wednesday at Ledyard. Teachers from Lone Rock attending were Mr Beck, Clarence Martin, Charles Staudt, Don Blanchard, Mrs A. A. Krueger and Mrs E. A. Lee. Mrs H, E. Morgan, Mrs Ralph Morgan of Algona spent Thursday evening at the W. J. Cotton home and also attended the class play. Mr and Mrs Glen Householder spent last weekend at Hackensack, Minn. Dinner guests last Sunday at the Wallace McArthur home were Mr and Mrs George Brinkman of Mason .City, Ruth Klarr, and daughter Nancy Jean. Afternoon callers were Vivian f Dutton, and Joe Kapper of Livermore. Charles Morris returned homa Monday from the St. Ann hospital after having boon a patient there several days. HOSPITALS Oct. 19—Mrs John Loebig, Wesley, maternity; Mrs Pat Montag, Algona, girl, 7 Ib. 11 oz.; Mrs M. Nelson, Algona, medical; Ralph Bolsinger, Buffalo Center, medical; Mrs Ralph Cerwinske, Al- Mrs Don Blanchard taught kin- S° na ' accident; Charles Murphy, Algona medical. Oct. 20—Mrs William Schany. West Bend, maternity; Mrs Donald Bierstedt, Algona, boy, 9 Ib. 6 oz.; Victor Burgess, Wesley, medical; Mrs Linus Vaske, Bancroft, maternity. Oct. 21—Mrs Marvin Leigh, Algona, boy, U Ib.; J. J. Wadleigh, Algona, medical; Mrs Lester Quinn, LuVerne, boy, 8 Ib. H-j oz.; Coralee Rippentrop, Lakota, surgery. Oct. 22—Diane Simpson, Lon<3 Rock, T &.A; Mrs N. F. Chapman, Algona, girl, 7 Ib. 15 oz.; Mrs Harold Goetsch, Algona, boy, 6 Ib. 2 oz.; Charles Morris, Lone Rock, medical; Michael Plernel, Algona; medical; Mrs Wilfred Loebig, Wesley, medical. Oct. 23 — Stephen Merryman, Algona, medical; Mrs Mary Kleinfehn, Whittemore, medical; Mrs Peter Hansen, Titonka, accident. Oct. 24—Mrs Robert Trenary, Corwith, girl, 8 Ib. 6 oz.; Mrs William Thilges, Bode, boy, 8 Ib. 4 oz.; Mrs Walter Sehildknecht, Algona, boy, 6 Ib. 13 oz.; Mrs Frank Reding, LuVerne, boy, 9 Ib. S¥t oz.; Byron Hauge, Algona, medical; Mrs Martin Kern, Algona, maternity; Oscar R. Johnson, Burt, medical. , Oct. 25— Eulan SchuUer, Whittemore, surgery. ERNIE WILLIAMS Your John Deer* Dealer

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