The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1955 · Page 41
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 41

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 4, 1955
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When you say, "Mow are you?" you don't expect anybody to answer, "My temperature is 101, my pulse is rapid and I've got this pain in my back." Even if you're just about on your last legs you're supposed to answer, "I'm just fine, how are you?" for "How are you?" isn't a question, it's a greeting. * * * "How did you happen lo start •writing a column?" is probably the same sort of question as. 'How are you?" and it doesn't require a detailed answer, either but you get one if you happen to ask me. The question may be asked in the same spirit as, "How did you come to take up a life of crime?", but I can go on for as long as I can keep my victim cornered. If anyone thinks they can flatter m« by asking about my writing hobby, he is certainly right. And flattery will get you everywhere with Grace. * • * Why does an otherwise prelly normal person suddenly decide she simply has to get into print every week? Is it to keep busy? Well, with a house, a husband and three children I've always had enough to do. Is it to express yourself? Partly, I guess, although the same thing could be accomplished by keeping a diary, Taking up interrpretive dancing or painting still-life scenes. Is it the money? That check I get sure "ain't " repulsive and there's always ten or more places In spend it, but I've had some letters fiom readers I've valued almost as highly. (I said, almost). I guess it's a combination of all these things plus an urge to show off. You don't have to be cra/y to want to write a column, but it sure helps. » « « I got started on this subject of my writing hobby because this week is Woman's World's birthday. Every year when it g?ts hot weather and I'm having subject trouble I dig up this world- shaking fact and write about it. It was Aug. 4. 1949. that the first copy appeared in the Algona Upper Des Moines. published under my middle name so nobody would know "who dunnit" and makrng me a hopeless addict of the writing habit ever since. I just happen to have three copies of that first column in my files and in case you're interested, and even if you aren't, here it is. * • • "In preparing this column. I was told by the Upper Des Moines that it should contain items of interest to women only. Well, what do we girls in Algona talk about over our coffee cups, at our club meetings, and out in the back yard while we are hanging nut the wash? Isn't it mostly children, food, local affairs and our husbands? • • • The men sometimes scornfully label it chatter, yakity-yak and just plain gossip, but we girls know that we don't gossip any more than the men do when they get together. We just talk about important things—important to us, anyway. * • • Any mother knows that the bright sayings of her children are more important than what some congressman says, clear out in Washington. Sometimes the children make just as much sense. • • • When baby cuts a tooth it's just as exciting as any sports record, and if the little cherubs are really going good they can wreck almost as many things as any tornado that comes into the news. * t • When we find a new set of ideas for meal planning our interest in theni just about equals the interest in plans for world peace. • * » It seems to me that we have an abundance of both extra-cute children and extra-good cooks. Just to name a few of the latter, there's Mrs David King, Dot Siruth, Mrs C. B. Murtagh, Mrs Ted Larson, Ollie Robinault, Mrs Charles LaBarre, Mrs Anna Hanson and Mrs Hugh Post. Some with a few less years of experience are Alma Stofftl, Val Williams. June Mawdsley, Jean Miner and Lavon Lin 1 burst. And. of course, there are many, :ra-ny, more. * * * What a recipe book Algona homemakers could compile if wt- could get their knowledge down in black and white. But maybe good cooking isn't a matter of recipes. Perhaps you just have to have a knack for it. Good cooking depends so much on the appetite of the cook. It takes almost super-human effort to cook when you are not hungry or living under dietary restrictions. • » » If our husbands only knew it, sometimes they are partly at fault, too, when they complain about the daily "bill-of-fare" lacking interest. Sometimes a meal that was highly attractive at six loses quite a bit of its glamour when it has to wait for the man of the house to show up about seven. * » * And some of the women are saddled with finicky husbands who don't like this or that. Thank goodness, I'm blessed with a fellow who will eat almost anything- In fact he frequently does—all rrlixed up together to avoid throwing out leftovers. Anyway. Plea- yen please deliver me from having to cook for a strictly, "meat, potatoes and pie" man. * * * Now that I've started this column, I could use a little feminine help. Here is a good place lo exchange recipes, so send in your favorite, care of "Grace", Algona Upper Des Moine's. The doings of the small tots are worth recording, too, and club activities and news of them will be welcome. Perhaps someone has a better name for this column. It so, we'd welcome receiving suggestions." * * * Six years later, Grace is still sending out S.O.S.'s for help in writing the weekly stint. I guess subject matter is a thing thai will ever bother column writers, maybe even Dorothy Killgalen. The mail is pretty scanty right now, but you've been lots of help to me in Ihe past. Through Woman's World I've acquired lots of new friends and acquaintances and have renewed several friendships that started long ago. The letters are definitely high points and that time I received the "Master Columnist" award in" 1951 was the biggest thrill. The low points come when the typewriter fails to put down anything worth reading and when the immortal prose, adapted from the coiumn, comes back from outside editors with a rejection slip. But I've turned something in to the UDM every week for six years and that gives me a sense of satisfaction. If I can't be scintillating. ut least I can be dependable. • • • Almost every week, I've asked for recipes, but I'm not going to do it for a while. You should still send them in. but to the Algona Upper Des Moines, not to Grace. There'.- this big. new recipe contest and I'm really exerted about ;t. If I were eligible I'd certainly enter it. for the merchants wlv) are sponsoring it are going Ui r.:ve ;iway teii bucks every wi-,4: and is there anyone who couldn't i>se some of that nice, long green stuff? • • • In the past. Woman's World has carried many recipes from you good, cooks, and I can think of any number of them that could be winners, for just because you've been kind enough to send" them to Grace to publish here doesn't eliminate you from the contest. There's going to be a different category each week, as I understand it, and the first one is for Hot Weather Dishes. I thin!; the men are eligible, too. tut Di s- Martinis fur a hot weather dish might not be too acceutuble « • • " For the duration of the contest, I don't plan to use any recipes in Woman's World. Why should 1 expect you to send m? any when you could just as well be cashing in on them? However, if I can work the angles I expect to end up with lots of good food ideas. Maybe I can even write. a book about it. Instead of the best sellers' title, "I Was A Communist For the F.B.I.", I'll call it, "I Was A Columnist For the U.D.M." —GRACE. Church Group At Ledyard To Have Bake Sale Ledyard — The Rosary Society met July 13 at the Church Hall. An invitation was read to attend the. Hobby Show at the Presbyterian Church at Lakota Aug. 3. Committees were named and plans made for repairs on the kitchen and hall and also for the Bake sale on Saturday. Aug. 13. and the annual Harvest Supper on September 11. Mrs Ted Green was chairman for the following program. Group singing, accompanied by Mrs J. F. Sullivan. Duet—Bonnie and Diane Becker. Solo—LaVaun Green. Duet — by Albert and Larry Becker. Poem—by Roger Becker. Father John E. Coady. originally of Bancroft and now from St. Augustine Seminary at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, gave a tali: and showed films on Foreign Missions. He is a brother of Mrs Mel borne Haag. A delicious lunch was served by Mrs Alfred Busch. Chairman Mrs Elmer Kollasch. Mrs John Miller. Mrs Harold Koppen and Mrs Donald Kollasch. The next meeting will be. August 10. Beverly Bashara has been nl Cedar Rapids where she visited at the George Homsey home. Mrs J. McDonald and daughter Mrs Milton Jorgenson, spent several days in Des Moines visiting at the D. J. McDonald home and Dr J. R. McNerney. Francis returned home with them. Mr and Mrs Charles Bashara and Rosalyn'Vind Thomas and Mr and Mrs Edward Mungi-r and son of Elmore enjoyed a picnic a! Bud Lake near Fairmont recently. Mrs Leonard Mino and daughter Nancy, have left for California to visit her daughter Mildred, who is a nurse there. Mrs Ida Darnell and her brother. Fred Trouth. returned recently from a month's vacation trip. They went first to Cambridge. Minn., where they visited at the Frank Trouth home. From there they went to Midland. South Dakota and while there attended the funeral of John Shce- ley. They then went to Billings. Mont, where they visited a niece and family, then to Colorado.' Mrs Fred Wheeler from Long Beach, Cal. and Mrs John Wecde- man from Des Moines -tnd Mr and Mrs Ed Wolcott of Al.-?ona called at the Gertrude \Vi'' home last week and then attended the Band Concert. The t'.vo ladies are Mrs Wheeler's d;Hi;.',h- ti. rs. and former Ledyard residents. Mr and Mrs Virgil Loucks -ind Mrs Violet Miller were ui Des Moines vi.-iting Mr Albeit West at the Veterans Hospital. Mrs Florence Yahnkc went to Graettingcr last week to visit Mrs Ed Yahnke. Mrs Lawrence Mavne of Long CONVERT YOUR GRAINS TO SOLID MEATY GAINS "As Much As $9.00 Savings Per lOOLbs. Gain" MINERAL MEAL Corn savings now pay off more than ever! And you can get first class RESULTS with your hogs on Sargent Min- ral Meal. Results on corn savings are greatest with proper supplementing. Tests prove that you can save up to 6 bushels of corn per 100 pounds gain, compared to ordinary corn feeding. That cuts normal corn costs in half. If corn is $1.50, you can save up to $9 cash per 100 pounds of gains. On a 200 pound hog, that adds up to $18. Sargent Minral Meal gets such big corn savings RESULTS, because it has the genuine pork building ingredients. Blends these into a great money-saving hog supplement. Sargent Minral Meal has vitamins, proteins and minrals plus extra factors. On Minral Meal, hogs just naturally make a healthy, profitable finish. 4 Big Meat-Building Supplements All In One Bag - All At ©ne Uw Price On Sale Also At Algona Flour it Feed Co. Sargent & Co "Makers of Famous Sargent Feeds" THESE WOMEN! have n chock up. Donald Looft, wiio has been on a European trip for the Government, has been visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Edward Looft and look.'his wife ,and two daughters who have been visiting here home with him. Mr and Mrs Gordon Le Warne of Mason City were recent visitors at the George Hagge home. Lern Loucks of Wisconsin has been visiting his brother und family, the Virgil Loucks. Mr and Mrs Leo WLlladscn and Sandra and Mrs Willadsen's mother from Inwood left last week for Rockford, Illinois to visit relatives for a week . Mrs D. B. Mayer returned recently from a week's visit at the home of her daughter and family the George Gonias. "Daddy, may I borrow five dollars? I'll pay it b»ck to you when I get married!" Bench, Calif, has been visiting at the Ervin Klinkriek and Kelley home?. Mr and Mrs Leo R. Anderson and Donnie <>f Tucson. Ariz, were here hi.-', week visiting friend:-:. Mr ;m:l Mrs Irvini: Valvick are the parents of ;i baby buy born July 18 at the Blue Earth hospital. They have one other son. Mrs Moulton has returned from a week's visit with her sister, Mrs Butlerfield, at Swea City. She and her daughter, Mrs Jerry Warner, of Bancroft, then left for Iowa City where Mrs Moulton will Thrill Day Feature At State Fair An international stunt men's contest, in which top daredevils of Europe will vie with America's best-known stunt drivers, was announced in Des Moines today in plans for the 1955 "thrill day" at the Iowa State Fair. This year's thrill day will be Thursday, Sept. 1, fair officials announced. It will feature a program of twenty-five stunt contests, lasting more than two hours. Among, the highlight* will be: Driving a stock sedan up an elevated toke-off ramp and hurtling it 80 feet through the air into several cars parked on the thimday, Augusf 4, 1955 Algeria (I*.) 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