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The summer vacation is drawing to a close and Monday the schools are opening. I haven't got all the hems on the school dresses taken Up or let down, I haven't yet bought the new blue jeans find additional supplies of socks and underwear, nor arc we stocked up on pencils and notebooks. Just the same. I'm plenty ready [or school to open. * » * Toward ihe end of summer the kids get restless. The projects that fascinated them so much last June no longer hold much charm. They fight more, help about the house less and just generally get mlu Mamma's hair. Until you are a parent yourself, it's difficult to realize how you can lov-_- your youngsters so much and still have times when you could gladly knock their heads together. * * * So, dear teachers, here arc our little darlings and you air very welcome to them. We hnpe you can sift some learning mt.i their litlle skulls and that you can keep your sanity in the pro'-c.v-;. They are all quite remai kaljle youngsters and we hope you will find your association with th'.'m interesting. We hope that together, the teachers and the parents, we can develop a wn<iK> new crop of worthwhile citizens. Bui if all this can't be accompli-; lied right off the bat. we !;-,<>• tin is meanwhile will t><~ < xlreir.c ly grateful to you for taking ;h'- small fry off our hands. • • « In all fairness to ihe young- Mers. it iMi't entirely then' f.iult that the closing weeks .if school vacation are not all sweetness and light. Mothers are human, too, and we are very apt to get just plain crabby when the thermometer hovers around ninety, the laundry hamper keeps overflowing and when, the canning season is in Mull swing. And when some kid spills chocolate milk ail over the kitchen floor just after it has bc.'en carefully scrubbed, it's pretty hard for Mamma to be sweetly reasonable. * • • The other day it was brought to me quite forcibly how awful I sound when I'm nagging at the youngsters. My sister and I wen sitting in the kitchen trying to get a little gossiping done lie- lore starting supper. My youngsters were all three milling around, scuffling and rudely interrupting. Finally I blew my tup, cha^eti them from the kitchen and I shouted at them in a voice which was neither soft nor gentle. Three year oid. Jackie, who had been sitting in a chair, good as gold, rolled his eyes, looked at his mother and summed up the whole fracas in just one word—"Wow!" « » * One Algona couple found a way of renewmg their youth this summer. When one of their sons, a Boy Scout, went on a camping trip the parents took a tent and a couple i-f e-its and set them up across the mad irom Die Scouts. They attended the evening activities of the camp and then after Taps wen- sounded, slipped from their tent and went to a dance. TitonkaGirlTo Wed Sept. 18 OOOOOOOOOOO.OOC'OO.vOOOOOOOOOO:OOO.OO.O.OOOO;OOOOO.O;O^.O.OOO o o ;o o o 9. o S - V O O A •*> O o o y v REPORT CARD Subject Grade English A Remarks Send your Son or daughter back (o school with a new Smith-Corona for as little as J lii a week. Five models to choose from. Smith-Corona llic World's ftrst and /attest portable lypcw rilrr Mr and Mrs Jerry Boekelman of Titonka are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, La- vonnc, pictured above, to Keith Pries, son of Mr and Mrs Henry Pries of Waterloo. The wedding will take place at Titonka in the Good Hope Lutheran church at 2 p.m.. Sept. 18. Miss sioekelman attended Wartburg college and is now employed at the Rath Packing Co., where her finm:ee is also employed. The next morning they went foi a pre-breakfast dip, cooked bacon and eggs over an open fire and drove back to Algona in time for Father to go to the office. It was such fun that they repeated the, outing several times during the summer. The only exception was that they never again slipped out to go dancing. * * * Mr and Mrs Gail Towne have had company recently but there- were at least 12 guests they hadn'i planned on. Their son-in-law and daughter. Glenn and Burdene Ludlow and their children, Christine and Brandt came from Ann Arbor, Mich. The youngsters had a pair of white rats, Oscar and Ann. which cnuldn't possibly be left behind at home as they were packed into a cage and taken along. On the very morning the trip began. Ann presented Oscar with twelve fine offspring. So thev were brought to Algona to visit the grandparents. Incident- ly. the mother rat. Ann is named for Brandt's favorite girl friend. Burdene icports that the original Ann was quite flattered at the gesture, "but J couldn't help wondering if she might have been less intrigued with the idea if she had been more than seven years old. » • iv Another seven year old has been visiting his grandmother here. He and ins family are eagerly awaiting the arrival ol a new baby. During the visit, his grandmother has been giving the boy money to buy treats and toys don't buy anything for the baby." He didn't. He bought a pyrex dish for his mother! * » « One local woman 90! a good buy on some roasting ears recently but she ended up with less than she purchased. The, corn was delivered in the vicinity of the back fence and the sons and 2 neighbors boys who were playing nearby were enlisted to help carry it into the kitchen. She loaded the ears into the out- streched arms of the workers and they all four marched through the kitchen door. But the two neighbor kids didn't stop at the refrigerator. They kept right on through the dining room, down the hall, out the front door, across the street to their own home where they deposited the corn in their own refrigerator. The lady who bought the corn was more amused than annoyed for she had half-way planned to give some of it to the neighbor.;, anyway. But the kids weren't taking any chances. They like corn-on-the-cob and they figured there was no use waiting around for anyone to make a generous gesture. • » • I hadn't planned to use recipes until the Upper DCS Moines Algona Merchants' recipe contest was over but I have here some recipes that should be shared with you during this canning season. They were near-winners and several of you have asked for them. The first is from Mary Ann Dittmer of Lone Rock and it's for Grape Fudge: 7 Ibs. grapes 7 Ibs. sugar 1 Ib. raisins 1 Ib. walnuts Slip the skins from the ripe, purple grapes and set aside while you cook the pulp and remove the seeds by use of a colander or food mill. Next combine the skins, pulp, sugar and raisins and cook over low heat until quite thick. Just before it is finished add the English walnut meats, broken in -pieces. Seal in hot jars. Be sure to stir and watch for burning. Mrs Bertha Uhlenhakc of Whittemore sent this Cherry Relish Jam: 2 cups pitted cherries 1 cup seedless raisins 1 teasp. cinnamon '2 cup brown sugar '.4 teasp. cloves ':• cup honey '2 cup vinegar 1 cup broken pecan meats Combine first seven ingredients and cook slowly, 1 hour. Then add nut meats and cook 3 minutes longer. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. The recipe contest is really going full blast. There are sure a lot of good cooks around here. It's dessert dishes next time ana that should really be something. Be sure to send in your recipe. —GRACE. mained until Thursday. Friday evening visitors nt the Olaf Bruvik home were Mr and Mrs Harold Toms and Mrs Dorothey Malkmus and Kathryn of Livermore and Mr and Mrs Albert Bergum. Mr and Mrs Olaf Bruvik and Curtis visited Sunday evening at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs John Hanson at Humboldt. Monday evening visitors at the Mike Coyle home were Mr and Mrs John Coyle of Bagle Grove and Harold Johnson and daughters of Thor. Lcikofa Soldier Serves Overseas 5th Div., Germany — Pvt. Thursday, Augusf 25, 1955 Algona (fa.) Upper Des MoJn«-S Dwayne D. Rippenlrop, 20, son of Mr and Mrs Everett O. Rippentrop, Swea City, Iowa, is a member of the 5th Infantry Division in Germany. Private Rippentrop, a construction specialist in Headquarters Company of the? division's 2d Battalion, entered the Arrnv in December 1954. He completed basic training nt Camp ChalTeo, Ark., and arrived in Germany last May. Private Rippentrop \> a 1053 graduate of Lakota high school. Martin Van Buren was the first President born in the USA. but each time he i,t .-,>methins for the new He spent the money wise- t vanou.- time> lie bought p"'vder. a rattle, a card of v psns iifid ci receiv;n.e blan- Finallv }ii* grandmother as she gave him some more this time, Johnny o Come in and see it demonstrated v y 3 O O O O i o See this and other makes portable typewriters demonstrated here. REMINGTON UNDERWOOD ROYAL Portable Typewriters On Display At Upper Des Moines PUBLISHING CO. O o y O y O y O PHONE 1100 ALGONA Prices starting |at *79 95 WHY PAY fOR RECKLESS DRIVING? My company aimi to insure only careful drivers. At a result, claims costs arc lower and the savings are poised along to policyholdcrs in the form of lower cost insurance. }-'ind out today if you can qualify for State Farm Insurance as a careful driver. Just phone me. It pay* to Intow your STATE FAIM •OTTOSEN By Mrs. Knut Oppedahi Harold C. Sundet 300 E. Elm St. Phone 841 Algona BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY How come you got the promotion instead of me? I promised to marry the boas.' daughter ... I That's only half of it — the boss' daughter promised to serve TION milk from NOW ON! You will like it tool Phone 190, Rachacl Holt, daughter of Mr and Mrs Merle Holt, visited Friday and Saturday at the Floyd Holt home in Algona. Betty Ho'lt, daughter of Mr and Mrs Floyd Holt is now visiting at the Merit- Holt home. Mrs Merle Holt and daughter Priscilla called at the John Mullins home at Coins ith Tuesday. Mrs Clara Solberg and Oliver Christiansen and Billy attended >ervicos at the Gospel Tabernacle conducted by Rev. R. R. Brown ;it Arnolds Park Sunday. They met relatives from Omahu and enjoyed a picnic dinner and supper with them. They are Mr and Mrs Art Westerfie'ld and Miami Mrs Paul Frew. The Wes- terfielcls' 15 year old daughter, Judy, is a pianist at the Tabernacle and Mrs Frew a soloist. Mr and Mrs Earl Long and daughter Marilyn, visited Sunday aftc-rn ion at the H. H. Long home at Fairmont, Minn. Friday, Mrs Long had charge of the grandchildren Kathy and Kenneth Brat, land, ot Bode while their parents, ! Mr and Mrs Arnold Bratlanci, j attended funeral services for Mr Bratland'.s grandfather, Andrew Gravelund, at Emmetsburg. Mr ;tr,d Mrs Hans Kampcn and Johnnie and Virginia of Laurens visited at the Fred Kampen home Wednesday evening. Virginia stayed for H few days visit. Saturday and Sunday visitors at the Kampcn home were Mrs Henry Kampcn and son Vincent Cunningham, of Cedar Falls. Mr and Mrs Harold Dale and daughter Debbie of Humboldt and Mrs Mina Wehrspann were Sunday evening supper guests at the Magnus Bratland lu.me. Mr and Mrs Hollis Cooper and family visited Saturday evening at the MaDean Ludwig home at West Bend. Mary Jo, daughter of Mr and Mrs Lowell Shelgren of Cjilmore City spent from Monday till Thursday with her ;!ra»d'- parcnts while her parents were in Minneapolis. They took Hd- mar Shelgren to Minneapolis where he left by plane tor Anchorage, Alaska, to visit a daughter. Thursday evening caller.- ut '.lie Earl Olson home were Hilda Viggo and Freeman Nielsen of R«lfe and Mr and Mrs Fred Benjamin of Bradgate. Mr and Mrs James McLuen ot Dubuquc visited at the parental K. R. McLuen home Sunday. The young man left Monday afternoon from DCS MoiiKV- to enter the service. He U a rc-jiM-'ri-ci pharmicist and has bcon cmluy- ed by Holcher's OpuUun.aiy a'. Dubuque. Mr and Mrs Don Blanch*! J ana family and Mrs Muudc Blaiu-liard of Lone Rock visited \\VJnes.- d;:> L'vcnm..; ;it Uu .Mi, i •.! Si-:-,- ulu home. ~ Cruig Dluiici:^.a re- THIS IS THE CAR TO TRY FOR SURE! 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