The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1955
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4-~Ai§<Bfl« (to.) Upper Des Mafnes Thursday, June 23, 19SS Professor G. Max Wingo of ih< School of Education at the Uni versity of Michigan has come up with a revolutionary idea. He predicts confidently, and with _ straight face, that the American school of the future is almos bound to be on a twelve month basis, in session all the year round, seven days a week! While this idea might not go over so big with the small-fry, right a1 this moment at the end of a long vacation-harassed day it sounds like Utopia at last for mothers. * • • The extended school term authorities believe, will get rid of that lag in learning always apparent when school reopens in the Fall. Some teachers say it takes the entire month of September for the kids to get back in the groove again. While I've never before heard of an extended school term so drastic as the one Prof. Wingo advocates, I have read proposals to shorten summer vacation to just one month. "The year round school," says Professor Wingo, "with much more teaching personnel and Vastly greater facilities, will not be the school as we know it now. The school will have to offer greater recreational facilities, especially during the summer." To anyone at all familiar with the problems involved in getting teachers and acquiring even half-way decent school room facilities for the present-day nine month term, Professor Wingo sounds more than a little off his rocker. And taxpayers are going to sound even more mad when they try to get the money from them for such a project. • •• « Pupils, taxpayers and school administrators aren't the only ones who might object violently to an all year school program. Just think of how the teachers would feel about such a plan. They need every minute of the three-month summer vacation to preserve their sanity. And lots of them have to spend their time off going back to school them- seleves so they can keep always If we have school all year long the out-of-town grandparents are going to kick up an awful fuss When Mother packs up the youngsters and goes home for a few weeks during the summer, is about the only time some grand parents get to see their grandchildren. And you can't very well have Brownie Day Camp Little- League Baseball, Daily Vacation Bible School, Camp Foster and fishing trips when school is on, either. * * * There are lots of things to be learned outside the classroom There are hide-outs to build, butterflies to collect and fish to be caught, TJfiere's going barefoot, exploring the woods, shooting blackbirds and going swimming, to say nothing of mowing lawns, baby sitting and selling nightcrawlers for spending money. There's also learning how to be a useful family member by doing household chores. Conceivable, you could have courses n all these subjects in this proposed super-school but it's against the general traditions of childhood established down hrough the generations. » * » Whether or not a twelve month chool term is advisable, I do <now seven days a week is much oo much school. Sunday is the day of rest and it belongs to the ord. Children get little enough eligious training on the Sabbath and you couldn't teach religion in the public schools and still have the separation of church and state so long America. cherished in Even mothers, in their more rational moments, wouldn't want school all year round. It'd be almost like turning our kids over to be raised by the government. If you just ,had the children around for the first five years of their lives, Mothers would get to feeling kind of like incubators. Bear them, and then when you get them out of diapers and off the bottle, turn them over to someone else to finish fattening them up. The years of childhood are all too short. The hectic days underfoot pass quickly. With school, clubs, various lessons and other activities the children are over-organized ahyWaVi ..' They need more time to loaf and mothers need more time to get acquainted with their offspring and just enjoy them. But say, could not we gals get a lot of housework, gadding, gossiping and cot- fee drinking in if the youngsters were in school all of the time? * * * The mail man was extra good to me this week. Early in the week he brought me a clipping from this column in which I mentioned what a hard time I'd had with a rainy wash day. It was fastened to a pamphlet advertising clothes dryers. The return address was Tom Sawyer who now lives in Des Moines and the Dryer just happens to be the one made by the company he represents. * * * Gladys Barker wrote from Cedar Rapids where she is visiting her son ,<nd daughter-in- law until she enters University Hospital. She sent me plans for making an outdoor barbecue- broiler and they sound interesting. Our family has never done much outdoor cooking, but I think we should explore the field. » »- * Florence Dehneri Dinkel, who lives on a farm near Victoria, Kansas wrote an interesting letter. I'm always especially interested in the progress of their little Rene Marie because she was born on our Mary Ann's and my birthday. She won't be two intil September but already she las, according to Florence, "1, alien head first out of her crib, once; 2, fallen into the stock tank, twice (incidentally that's 'orbidden territory); 3, cut bet 'ace on the porch railing, requir- ng several stitches; 4, run away and followed her Daddy on the ractor, twice; 5, got lost in the .vheat field, once. Her angelic :ppearance is entirely deceiving." * * * "The escapade in the-wheel field happened just last week," says Florence. "We missed her and called and called and not a peep from Rene Marie who usually THESE WOMEN! By <f Atesste serving. ChilJ, poiif over cabbage and serve. —GftACE, "Am I getting warm? I'm playing my way out of UM rough at the Sbuwnee golf course!" says, Hi, right away. I got Jn the car, went 6 miles to bring Daddy home. He finally decided she was in the wheat, as her ball was laying at the edge of the field. A neighbor came and with tractor and mower they started cutting the wheat, slowly to avoid hitting her. On the third round she was found, almost % mile from the house, just sitting among the tall grain crying! Her Daddy was so upset he couldn't return to his field work and he vows there will be no more tall crops planted so close to the house." row escapes in Iowa too. The Jerry McVay's five year old, Charlotte wasn't in on the deal a while back when her little brother and sister escaped tragedy by leaping from a car just before it went over a huge embankment. However, Charlotte's life is eventful, also. She had a big, round quarter to spend at the movies. She placed it in her mouth and swallowed it. Her mother, thinking it was an awfully big piece of money for such a little throat, frantically phoned their doctor. He said it wouldn't do much harm as long as she hadn't choked on it. Charlotte thought it was an awfully big piece of money, too. Especially when it wasn't readily available for spending purposes! a little smarter than the kids. I when there are always kids Kids have been having nar Atrdeen and Tom Sampson's five year old Bryce, had an experience last week that still has them shaking. Bryce had a hold of their hired man's hand and the hired man had his hand on a truck. It was during a rain storm. Lightening struck, flashed fire all the way to the barn, shaking up both the man and the boy. Afterward it was explained to the Sampsons that it was "cold Jightning" rather than, "hot" or the outcome would have been much more tragic. Bryce, who has trouble sounding his th's, said, "Mamma, I fought my head was coming off!' We're ff Sell-a-brating" with Leadership Deals on brand new 55 "Fords! i w»'- Now going r on ! >! AD year long wove been selling new Fords at a Leadership pace. Now were "Sell-u-brating" in advance what looks like the most successful sales yeur in Ford history. \\Vre offering LMdenhip Deals on all '55 Fords-so you share the benefits. Why not hop on the Ford Bandwagon-get in 0,1 a deal ha spells savings to you-™, while your present car is worth Its top dollar-wow while you can enjoy a full summer of fun "?: " CO "-^ di "K. "wortl,-,,,«re- car '" at " Ur et "- &* Mlt MI* bora* It '$ w«r* more V-8 POWER from the V-8 leader... ihaft what y<w 9* a Ford. And Ford's Trigger-Torque "go" meant more, than trigger-quick action on take-offs. It gives you a whole inw ing of confidence and security in traffic or on the open YEARS-AHEAD LOOKS ... you M« It in wry Thunderbtr* inspired line. For, this '55 Ford is truly the styling "trend-tetter-* Perhaps you've noticed, too, you see more and more, Fordi hi front of homes where formerly only costlier cart were parked SMOOTHER GOING ... and you'll go more placed The) reason? Ford's revolutionary Ball-Joint Front Suspension Is beirt* than ever. For '55, springs are tilted back to absorb bumps from the front as well as up and down. You'll find even tb» miintli roads »em tmootherl aav*™ (TATE & JONES KENT MOTOR CO. FHQNE 434 -GREAT TV, FORD THEATRE. WHO-TV. 7:30 P.M., THURSDAY" Isn't it a wonder that any children live to grow up? • * * This week's recipe is for Cole Slaw and it was sent to me by Florence Dinkel. She says, "It's especially tasty with spring cabbage and this recipe is used at a big hotel in Kansas City with chicken dinners." H4 Ibs. shredded green cabbage 1 tablsp. salt 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup whipping cream 1/3 cup vinegar When the cabbage is shredded, place in .covered dish in ice box for several hours. Combine the remaining ingredients in the order given, 30 minutes before LEDYARDNEWS The Evangelical and Reformed Bible school -closed on Friday after a week's session and on Sunday evening the group presented a fine program. Teachers were Mrs George McKinnon, Karen Schroeder, Caroline Pedersen, Jeane Brandt, Judy Roseboro, Ann Egesdal, Marilyn Kramersmeier, Doris Goetz, Ruth Ploeger, Marian Klinksiek and DeEtta Kramersmeier. Mr and Mrs Cecil Spatcher and family of Storm Lake spent several days last week visiting at the parental Warren Lloyd home. Albert West is in the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines for treatments. Mr and Mrs Maurice Keil and family moved last week from Titonka to their farm, the former Frank Nitz farm east of town. Weekend visitors at the J.-F. Sullivan home were Mr and Mrs R. C. Nehotte of Minneapolis, Patrick Sullivan of Mankato and Mr and Mrs J. -T. Whitcorrtb and children of Morris, Minn. Herman Goetz Jr. returned home last week Wednesday from Anniston, Ala., where he had gone to visit his son, Roger and wife. Me took their cat to them arid .returned by train. Mrs Florence Yahnke attended the Yahnke reunion 'at Blue Earth on Sunday. . v ' ABS RUSCO WINDOWS GALVANIZED STEEL SELF- STORING COMBINATION gives you more convenience and comfort than any other combination window 1 RUSCO DOOR HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly to the beauty of your home I Charles Miller . RUSCO SALES Phone 741-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algona Well Drilling aftct ' Jeep-Ditching • " . Contact CLETUS F. ELBERT PHONE 1313 T403 E. tueats St. Algona, la, I Notice of Sale: All bids to purchase the Alma Nelson estate house located at 422 East Oak Street, Algona, Iowa, must be submitted by July 1st. Possession fo be given purchaser, August 1st, 1955. Address all bids to Wilfred J. Nelson, Executor, Box 366, Algona, Iowa, or contact attorneys, Shumway, Kelly and Fristedt. (24-25) WANTED! DETAS8ELERS FOR CONTRACT DETASSELING CREW DETASSELING SIGN UP NOW AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES: ALGONA—U. S. Employment Service Pioneer Plant Or See Bob King BANCROFT-Murray Elevator BURT—Anderson Hardware CYLINDER-Grish's Service FENTON—Fenton Dru0 Co. LAKOTA-Ogren's Phillips 66 LEDYARD-Jurgen's D*X LONE ROCK—Blanchard Hardware LuVERNE-LuVerne Pharmacy RODMAN-Ballenbach Store SWEA CITY-Herald Office TITONKA-Mehlan Drug Co. WESLEY-Wesley Billiard WEST BENP-Journal Office WHITTEMORE-Butch's D-X Service ^^^w ^^^^ ^^tm^^ ^^^P ^1^^ W^BIHlff flBWBHS BPB» ^BHP wPPP flHPP ^H(P wiil^fSI^^ HUMP HR|> H IHJIs^PJPP^ AtOONA CORN CO. IOWA

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