The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 29, 1955 · Page 46
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
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S-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Sept. 29, 1955 It takes a greai deal of strength to tear ;) telephone book in two. It takes quite ;i bit of coiirau'e to fare a paii of hungry lions in rtn arena and it takes infinite patieneo to carve the Lord's Prayer mi the head of a pin. It icquirrs the same sort of strength, courage and patience to live through a children's bnth<la> partv. * • * Birthday parties are fun, though, for both the kids and Mama. Every year. I It'll each of the kids that this one will probably be the last or else we'll have to cut down drastically on the affair. But as each natal day approaches, we find \vt> are having another party and when it is over I am exhausted but I always vow I've had just as much fun as the kids. It's sort of like the Little Moron who kept hitting himself in the head because it felt so good when he stopped! * * * The first step in a birthday party is compiling the guest list. When the youngsters are three iir thereabouts they don't have much to say about who comes to their parties. It's always the little cousins, the kids in the neighborhood and some of the classmates from Sunday School. At that stage the mothers are invited also and for the hostess it means a double party. Onevake to serve with Kool-Aide for the youngsters and another cake to serve with coffee for the grownups. * * * _-Once the children get in school, their circle of friends enlarges and so does the guest list at the birthday party. But now you don't have to invite the mothers because the kids are capable of being out on their own. You don't dare make the invitations out too far in advance because the bosom pal of this week is liable to be the mortal enemy of next week and the gracious little host wouldn't have him to his birthday partv even if he brought a complete- Davy Crockett outfit. * » * From birthday number 1 until about birthday number 7, (lie guest list is composed of both and girls. Birthday number 8 tends to run to all boys for a boy host and all girls for a little host"- ess. with a sister or cousin or two of the opposite gender thrown in because Mama thought it best to invite- them. II keeps lip this way for a number of yenrs when. Wham!, all of a sudden it's a boy and mil party again and they've gntta haVI-. 1 some records for dancing. We haven't yet reached that stage at our house, but when we do I may find myself wishing for the U'Hid old days when a birthday party was plain, old fashioned bedlam without the complications of pairing off into couples !> IV * When you are very young, the prime object of a birthday party is the loot you receive. It is probably the prime object when you get older too. but by that time you've been cautioned anu cajoled into crmneealing it. The old saying. "Gentlemen (or lu- d'ies) Are Made. Not Born", was never more true .than "when applied to a little host at a birthday party. * » « The natural impluse is to grab tile package from the guest at the dour without any nonsense about ei>me-in-and-take-off-ynur- coat. Before - hand maternal coaching, sometimes a whole lot (.if it. insures that each gift-giver be-cordially ' thanked for his offering. If Mania is • real-ly lucky she will not have to sink through the floor while her little pricle- and-joy remarks that, he already has six color books exactly like the one he has. just, received. One little girl that I heard of was bending' over backward to be gracious at her birthday party. When she opened her gifts she said, "Oh. a pincushion. Jusx what I've always wanted. Only not very bad!" * * * Guests at a birthday party come in for their share of maternal coaching. You are supposed to tell the host and his molher you h;id » good time even if you did not. You are also supposed to keep your party dress clean and your undergarments from showing even if they are brand new and all ruffled. You are supposed to let the birthday child open his own gifts even if you know you could do much better yourself on the knots. It is frowned upon to ask. "when do "we eat?" and second helpings should not be solicited unless offered by the mother in charge. No fair taking u swipe at the frosting of the cake while it is being displayed at the table and you must nof fight or wrestle at a birthday party, tt some kid takes a pinch at you, ettie it Iqter for mothers have a secret way of spying on you and even if they aren't at the party they have a way of finding out: And you sure catch heck whrn you get home. « » * I am a veteran of a great many birthday parties, and although they are all rugged for the birthday child's mama, I'm convinced that the ones held out-of-doors fire the. most fun for everyone concerned. You need more food but. less entertainment. The kids can wear their old clothes and they run off lots of energy that might otherwise be vented on your furniture. Some of our best parties have been Hobo or Cowboy affairs or just plain picnics and by far the best method of transportation Vras been the back of a pick-up truck. Some of these affairs have been so successful we thought we'd never get the guests home. On the return trip, everybody wanted to be the last one to get out. * * * Mary T. Bestenlehner gave a birthday party for her little daughter a while back and it was a howling success. The guests all came dressed in their mothers' clothes, complete with .lipstick, and they played, "Ladies". A long time ago 'Betty Vingon gave a party for her son. Tom who was then about 8. It had a pirate theme, the invitations were in invisible ink and there was b treasure hunt. The last time I talked with Esther Smith she was toying with the idea of giving a birthday party for her daughter and teaching the group the Bunny Hop. Fall birthday partie.? make a big hit when you take the guests to a football game, a good movie is always in order and for early teon-age girls you can't beat a slumber party. * * * The all time high, or maybe I should say low, for complicated birthday parties goes to Grace McGraw for an affair she endured four or five years ago on her son. John's birthday. An account of it was carried in this column and some of us. especially Mrs McGraw will never forget it. They were in the process of building a home and the basement in which they were living was covered with a tarp in preparation for the addition of the new stories. Several of the guests got the wrong day for the party and arrived a day early. Everything went fine until it started to rain. The tarp, which was supposedly rainproof, wasn't. Pans and buckets were procur- red, set out and emptied at intervals and the party continued full blast. Of the six or seven preschoolers present, only two fell into the drip tubs. In between driving off calming tears and emptying buckets Grace,jprepar,- ed lunch and- a good time was had by all with one possible exception. [THESE WOMEN ! •» *»** "Never mind WHAT Uie men say! Juti keep teUi^f yo« HAVE brain. I" Meanwhile, at our house we were getting the Measles. 1 Had built up the party and J/tefy.Aftn wasn't going to let a little rash stop her from going. The guests who had the right day for the McGraw party were already arriving while I was still arguing with my daughter. She wasn't very sick so finally I talked three 'of the neighborhood children who planned to go to the party to come to our house instead. All three had already ' had the Measles. We had cucakes with canJlss and ice* cream and midway in the party we called up John and sang Happy Birthday over the telephone. John said it was one of his best birthdays. Two parties at his house and one at our's! * * * This week the column is being written early for a good reason and it fits in with the theme. We're having a birthday party at our house. Mary Ann will bo nine years old and it's my birthday, too. But I'rn not telling my age. Recently, in an attempt to be humorous, I told our children I'd be 23 on my next birthday. They said, "Gee, Mom, that's awful old." So we'll let it go at that. * • • Mrs John Dution, (Marie to most of us) phoned that she was pleased ,to receive one of the pmes for her Golden Dairy Soup in the recipe contest last week. iH.o.wever, .-.Marie hope that no- bony makes the soup until this correction appears. Somehow the 2Va cups of milk that it needs Smith-Corona • Remington • P A H T A ^B^^ B9^B> iB J^^il^ TYP Underwood TERS ON DISPLAY NOW AT THE UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. For Better Grades In School or College! For Neater And Faster Letters at Home! For Clean And Handy Storage When Not In Use! Down Payment Will Buy a New Portable UPPER DES MOINES Phone 1100 PUBLISHING CO. OFFICE SUPPLY DIPT. was omitted on the recipe contest page. It calls for the chicken broth alright, but you need more liquid, so add 2 J /4 cups milk. —GRACE. Hobby & Craft Day Here Oct. 21 Plans are being rrfade for Hobby and Craft Day to be held in the basement of the Methodist Church in Algona, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 21 according to Dean Barnes, Kossuth County Extension Director. Women who have special abilities with many different crafts and hobbies are being invited to come to the all day event. They will set up a .display of their various craft work and hobby material and those attending the event will be able to see the displays and get instructions and information regarding any particular hobby or craft they might like to work on, according to Barnes. The various crafts and hobbies that have indicated they will be present are — Block Printing, Aluminium tray making, Armenian lace making, cake decorating, ceramics, wood fiber flower making, textile painting and Swedish Weaving, according to Barnes and he also says that anyone having a craft or hobby other than those mentioned, that they would like to present at this event, should contact him. Cooperating in sponsoring this event are various Kossuth County Home Economics Clubs, Farm Bureau Women's Clubs and the County Extension Service. Named Member Shorthorn Ass'n Kenfteth Seely and Son, 407 E. Gall street, Algona, have been elected to, membership in the American Shorthorn Breeders' Association, oldest breed recording group in America. Purpose of the organization is to collect, verify and preserve pedigrees of Shorthorn cattle and to promote greater use of the breed. Originally known as Durham cattle, the breed took the name Shorthorn from the popular expression after it was found that by cross breeding, the old Western Longhorn cattle grew short horns. Straw and cornstalks make good winter bedding for cows. RUSCO WINDOWS 6ALVANI2EB SffiEL SELF- STORING COMBINAf tOM gives you more cofttrertience ftrid com- fotl lhan any other cdmbination window I RUSCO DOOR HOOOS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly to the beauty of youf home! Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741 -W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algona New Daughter For Lashbrooks PENSACOLA, Fla—A baby girl weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces was born Sept. 13, to Mrs Lucile I. Lashbrook, wife of Navy Lt. (jg) Durwood E. Lashbrook at the Naval Hospital here. Lt. cjg) Lashbrook, who is serving here at the Naval Air Station is the son o£ Mr and Mrs Jess Lashbrook of 619 S. Moore st., Algona, Iowa. Mrs Lashbrook is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs Luther H. Loesch of 607 E. Elm st., Algona. The baby is the first child for the Lashbrook family who reside at 13 Lincoln dr., Warrington, Fla. Whew! As Clifford Welder of Madrid operated a drag-line near there recently, the rig gave way and toppled. He was thrown 'out of the machine, which came down on top of him. He missed being crushed to death by mere inches. Do You NEED WAREHOUSE PRICES! iFORT DODGE IRON & METAL PHONE 2-2941 ' FORT DODGE, IOWA Modern Home Appliance Whittemore, Iowa Phone 3111 IH Freezers and Refrigerators Maytag or Norge Appliances Buy Your Television Antenna Before the Raise ! 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But hurry, hurry, hurry, because they're going, going, going. ^Variable Pitch Dijnnfiow is the only Dyiuiflow Buick build) toduy. It is standard on Ruadinaitcr, optional at modett extra coat on other Series, ** * SEE T JACKIE GLEASON ON TV Every Saturday Evening Algona GOM! AND BIT'EH-TH WOUD'S HOST IBElllIHfl FE&TOEME1S tuick'i Peerless Performance Car, the CENTUR/ (With Buick'i highest power-to-weight ratiol) 4-Poor, 6-Passenger Riviera, Model 63, 236 hp, 122-in. wheelbasa. (look, 4 doors and no center posts-* the pioneer of 4-door hardtops!) Buick's Big, Beautiful and Low-Price SPECIAL 4-Door, 6-Passenger Riviera, Model 43,188 hp, 122-in. wheelbasa. ~vC Bu/cfc'j Star of S'iars, the Car of Cars: ROADMASTER 2-Door, 6-Passenger Riviera, Model 76R, 236 hp, 127-in. wheelbase. lorry-lnffj-lJrfj to nr liitk Siln Ciwi 105 N. Hill BRANDT BUICK Algona, Iowa

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