The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 38
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 38

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1955
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ft-At§««a (fa.) Upper 6es Main** thursdoy, June 23, 1955 Professor G. Max Wingo of Ihe School of Education at the University of Michigan has come up with a revolutionary idea. Hi> predicts confidently.' and with a straight face, that'the American school of the future is almost bound to be on a twelve month basis, in session all the year round, seven days n week! While this idea might not go over so big with the small-fry, right at 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 sny 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-clay 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, laxpayers 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 a little smarter than the kids. 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 grandparents get to soe 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. There's going bare- fool, exploring the woods, shooting blackbirds and going swimming, to say nothing tif mowing lawns, baby sitting and selling nigh tc r a w 1 e r s for spending money. There's ;>lso learning how to be a useful family member by doing household chores. Conceivable, you could have courses in all these subjects in this proposed super-school but it's against the general traditions of childhood e s t a b 1 i s h e d down through the generations. ...* - * * Whether or not a twelve month school term is advisable, I do know seven days a week is much too much school. Sunday is the day of rest and it-belongs to the Lord. Children get little enough religious training on the Sabbath and you couldn't leach religion in the public schools and still have the separation of church and stale so long cherished in America. * * * 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 when there are always kids unrlerfont pass quickly. With schno), clubs, various lessons and other activities the children are over-organized anyway. They iH-ed more time to loaf and mothers need more time to gel acquainted wilh their offspring and just enjoy them. But say, could not we gals get a lot of housework, gadding, gossiping and coffee drinking in if the youngsters were in school all of the time? • » * The mail man was extra good to nn.' this week. Early in the week he brought me a clipping from this column in which 1 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 wroie 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 Dehnerl 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 until September but already she has, according to Florence, "L fallen head first out of her crib, once: 2, fallen inlo the stock tank, twice (incidentally that's forbidden territory); 3, cut hei face on the porch railing, requiring several stitches; 4, run away and followed her Daddy on the tractor, twice; 5, got lost in the wheat field, once. Her angelic appearance is entirely deceiving." * * * "The escapade in the wheat field happened just last week," says Florence. "We missed her and called and called and not a peep from Rene Marie who usually says, Hi. right away. I got in 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 hilling her. On the third round she was found, almost Va mile from the house, just sitting among the tall grain crying! Her Daddy was so upset -tie couldn't return to his field work and he vows there will be no more tall crops planted so close to the house." * * • Kids have been having nar- [THESE WOMEN! serving, bnge ;md Chill, serve. pour over cab—GRACE. "Am I getting warm? I'm playing my way out of UM rough at the Sbawnec goll course!" 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! • • • Afrdeen 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 lightning" 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!" Get ozaf-tinLe We're "Sell-a-brating" with Leadership Deals on brand new 55 Fordsf Now going-on AD year Jong we've been selling new Fords at a Leadership pace. Now we're "Sell-a-brating" in advance what looks like the most successful sales year in Fold history. \\Vre offering Leadership Deals on all '55 Fords-so you share the Ijenelits. Why not hop on the Ford Bandwagon—get in on a deal that spells savings to you—nou; while your present car is worth its top dollar— now while you can enjoy a lull summer of fun in America's trend-setting, "CO"-lcading, "worth-more" car —the brilliant '55 Ford. Come in at ymir earliest-come get out "be*i"t V-8 POWER from the V-B leader . . . fhafi wfiot yw t* h a Ford. And Ford': Trigger-Torque "go" meant more than |u4 trigger-quick action on take-offs. It gives you a whole new ' ing of confidence and security in traffic or on Ihe op*4 YEARS-AHEAD LOOKS . . . you tee it In every ThunderWreV Inspired line. For, this '55 Ford is truly the styling "Irend-etMef.* Perhaps you've noticed, too, you see more and more Fofdt hi front of homes where formerly only costlier car) were Stilt mn bccwf* It') worth mere FORD SMOOTHER GOING ... and you'll go more placed Th* reason? Ford's revolutionary Ball-Joint Front Suspension It better than ever. For '55, springs are tilted back to absorb bump* from the front as well as up and down. You'll find even tfoe roads seem smoother! 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 tasly with spring cabbage and this recipe is used at a big hotel in Kansas City with chicken dinners." Ha 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 LEDYARD NEWS The Evangelical and v Reformed Bible school 'closed tin Friday after a week's session and on Sunday evening the group presented a fine program. Teachers were Mrs George McKinnon, Karen Schroecler, Caroline Peel- ersen, Jeane Brandt. Judy Roseboro. Ann Egesdal, Marilyn Krnmersmeier, Doris Goetz, Ruth Ploogor, Marian Klinksiek and DoEttci 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. Whitcomb and children of Morris, Minn. Herman Goetz Jr. returned homo tast week Wednesday from Anniston, Ala., where he •had gone to visit his son, Roger 'and wife. He took their car to them and returned by train. Mrs Florence Yahnkc attended the Yahnke reunion at Blue Earth on Sunday. WANT ADS BftlNG RUSCO WINDOWS GALVANIZED STEEL SELF- STORING COMBINATION gives you more convenience and comfort than any olher combination window ! RUSCO DOOR HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greai- ly to the, beauty of your home ! Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algona Well Drilling and Jeep-Ditching Contact CLETUS F. ELBERT PHONE 1313 1403 E. Lucats St. Algeria, la. 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 to 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) JTATI t JONES KENT MOTOR CO. PHONI 434 -GHEAT TV, FORD THEATRE, WHO-TV, 7:30 P.M., THURSDAY' WANT DETASSELERS 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 Drug 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 WIST BENP-Journal Office WHITTEMORE-Butch's D-X Service PIONEER HI-BRED ALGONA CORN CO IOWA

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