The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 20, 1955 · Page 55
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 55

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, October 20, 1955
Page 55
Start Free Trial

All three of our children are in school this year and it's pretty quiet around here in the morning. There's plenty for me to do for I'm busier now than I ever have been before but there are fewer child-caused interruptions. I still have to scrub floors, do the ironing, vacuum the rugs and do lots of other pesky jobs but I don't have to think about them when I'm doing them. So, sometimes I talk to myself. * * » Now talking to oneself is not a very wholesome sign. It indicates all sorts of things the least of which is that I'm a little peculiar. But I get a lot of things off my chest that way and I'm my own bcsVaudience. Sometimes I even have imaginary conversations with real-life people. • * * This week I had a chat with Dorothy Kilgallen. It may be news to Dorothy, but we're old friends. We lead entirely different sorts of lives—she's' strictly New York City and I'm strictly Algona, Iowa but we do have a few things in common. We arc both living with our first husbands, we each have three children and we both write columns. Dorothy, every day in rtewspapers from" coast 'to coast and Grace, every week in the Algona Upper Des Moines. But though Grace reads Dorothy's Voice of Broadway every day. Dorothy isn't very faithful"about reading Woman's World. • • • The first thing I brought up in tur conversation was a complaint that people in Algona can't al- ways get What's My Line on television since Ames switched from CBS. Dorothy is on the panel with Fred Allen, Arlene Frances and Bennett Cerf and it's a lot of local people's favorite program "Dorothy," I told her, "You just hop to it and see that KGLO gets that program. They're our CBS station in this area and we want them to carry it." * * * In her column, Dorothy is always talking about celebrities— who has a yen for whom, who is covering up a scandal and what entertainer is appearing in what famous New York restaurant, bistro or saloon. Dorothy seldom has to eat at home and almost never has to whip up a quick batch of canned soup for her family. It's part of her job to eat there where the people gather She lunches at the Stork Club or the 21 every noon and she wears an evening dress every night and it's not a night gown, either. I imagine she gets a discount on her vittles at these fancy places and people are always coming over to see her and begging her to put things in her column. • • * Cafe Society members arc all the time taking pokes at each other in some public place and it's supposed to be a feather in the cnp for both the poker and the pokee to get it mentioned in Voice of Broadway. "We got it different here, Dorothy." I told her. "Onco in a while we have a pretty good brawl in Algona's version of Cafe Society too, but the participants all but break their necks trying to keep it out of the paper." > e $oi food place* 16 eaf here too.", I went on> not wanting her to think that New York has anything over Iowa. "You can get genuine home-cooked food in all the restaurants and at home the gals can make spaghetti,- pizza, chow mein, etc. just as good as the kind you get in restaurants. And if you really want some good food, you should go to the Burt Band, Mother's supper or one of the Doan or Good Hope Church ladies' chicken dinners." * * * Droihy gets to travel a lot in her work. She covers trials in Cincinalti and flies back every Sunday to be on the television program. When she gets a couple of weeks 'off, (with pay, I imagine) she pops over to Europe for a quick tour of the continent. Now, I've traveled a bit, myself — I went to New Orleans once and I've been to Minneapolis lots of times but nothing like Dorothy. But I'll be she's never put up very many peaches! * • • In our imaginary conversations, Dorothy is always telling me about her "perfect jewel of a maid". Seems she fits in so well with the butler, the nurse and the rest of the service staff. Not even having a part-time cleaning woman to brag about. I gulp a little and finally say, "I've got a perfect jewel of a floor mop. It sure helps out with the cleaning." * * * Dorothy's also got a private secretary and I envy her quite a bit on this one. When Dorothy writes her column she talks it into a dictaphone and the secretary writes it down, corrects the spelling, checks the facts and takes it down to the newspaper office. I don't mind typing my own stuff if the kids will just be quiet and Mary Ann faithfully delivers it to the paper on her way to school. What I really would like a private secretary like Dorothy's for is to keep the books for the Brownie Troop, order the literature for the church women's society, work on the school committee stuff and to keep track of how much I owe the kids on • Mar- proof • Safe • Duit. proof • WtaJhei proof Watch /or THE GREEN-AND-GOLD BJUSTROM FURNITURE VANI UNI THE 'SO OL-DSrvtOI their last week's allowances. * * * Dorothy has loh of cloth** artd she probably has enough money s6 she doesn't have to think twice if a dress is dirty enough to send ito the cleaners. Just the' other day she asked me if I had seen the new Christian Dior collection yet. I had to admit that I hadn't but I did tell her about, the dress I bought last year. A regular $15.00 value marked down to $8.95! * * 4 Sooner or later, in imaginary conversation as well as real-life ones, my talk always gets around to children. "Don't you just love babies?", I thought I heard Dorothy Kilgallen ask. I agreed that I sure did and I told Dorothy about our newest nephew, David. She rhapsodized about the beauty, of tiny babies feet like she did in that magazine article she wrote and I brought up about how ncvvborn's skin feels just like velvet. "Now my Kerry", said Dorothy, "isn't a baby any longer. He's almost two but he was the sweetest infant." I put in several thousand words about how cute Bill, Mary Ann and Jean were. * * * Dorothy tells me about the time her daughter had the Measles and I counter with our experiences with the Mumps. She talks of braces on her daughter's teeth and I tell her about bur dental problems. Her eldest son, says Dorothy, is very good at games at school so I brag about Bill's ability to draw pictures. * * * At the Kollnar house (that's Dorothy's married name) they have trouble with too many comic books and too much juvenile TV watching. We have it at our house, too. We discuss Boy and Gfrl Scouts, the phonetic method of reading, allowances, instilling habits of neatness in children, child nutrition and the various bright remarks of our offspring. By that time the Sigsbee kids are home for lunch and I have to stop my imaginary conversation and come down to earth. 6 * * r New York City—Algona, Iowa, it just goes to show that two gals can have lots to talk about if they are both mothers. Dorothy Kilgallen's way of living is as far apart as the poles from Grace's but I'd be willing to wager that if we ever did really get together we'd talk about our kids. For children are a common denominator in any language, in any income group and in an> community — urban, rural and .small town. * * . « Way last spring. May Schenck told me she had a good fruitcake recipe for me and that she'd sent it to me when the- time was right. That time is now and although you can use this cake within a weeR after it's made, aging improves it and it will be really super for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fruit Cake 1 Ib. dates, cut up S ! F=IAINin ISIEW GOIMOEF»T t ISI AUTO IVI /XT I O TF* AINJ S (VI I S S I O N S I NEW Of= 01= W/juwv.'. . . roeketinj: your way in the dazzling new,-., for ]'>;»<)! Jckm-ay! . . . powerfully new, powerfully smooth—an entirely new idea in automatic trail-missions! Jftnunv! . . . just one of the many major advancements you fan count on in Olds for '561 Olil-inohilc'i new Jetawiiy Hydra-Walie will hrin" yon ilie Muootlii'.-t. inngt woinJi-rful driving e\erj Plus all the prtawav and positive power—the ecoUf otm «nd depi-niialiilili that millions of Hydra-Malic owners know sn well, lint nuit fur Jctuuav.. .another "ucw Old? idea" uu its way iu the icrrUic '50 modeUI Oh-h-h! those '56 OLDS MOBILES Oorrtina IMovember 3rd VISIT THI "RQCKST ROOM",,. AT YOUR ~ • •* « " " • ' ' ' » - ' • f T" ' DAU'S GARAGE — 125 So. Dodge St. PHONE 165 1 Ib. seeded raisins, cut up 1 Ib. seedless raisins 1 Ib. walnuts,- cut up 1 tablsp. butter 3 cups sugar 3 cups water Boil these ingredients together for ten minutes and cool to lukewarm or cooler. Then add the followings: 2 beaten eggs • Sift together: 3 cups flour 2 teasp. cinnamon 2 teasp. allspice 1 tep.sp. nutmeg 1 teasp. salt 1M> teasp. soda Add these dry ingredients to the liquid mixtures and bake in a slow oven, 275 degrees for two hours. Some people like to place pans in larger pans of hoi water. This makes, 6 to 7 pounds of fruitcake and it is moist and cuts well. —GRACE. WATERMELON , Some one threw a watermelon through the windshield of a car driven by Derrold Walling, as it approached Osage. The melon made a hole over 18 inches in diameter and sprayed broken glass over Mr and Mrs Walling, and their 14 month old son. There are no clues. RETIRES? Mrs John'Wykert of Columbus Junction has "retired" from Sunday School teaching, after 40 years of service. During that time, she went 22% years without missing a single Sunday. And she still thinks she may resume her teaching again. People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. RUSCO WINDOWS GALVANIZED STEEL SELF. STORING COMBINATION give* you more convenience and comfort than any other combination window I RUSCO DOOR HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add great' ly io the beauty of your home ! Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algona Quality ... with Economy A COMPLETE FURNITURE STORE WITH QUALITY LINES BUT LOW OVERHEAD ... New Shipments Daily - Direct From Factories FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE PETERSEN'S QUALITY PHONE 32 FENTON, IOWA thuttday, October ft, 1955 Mgona (la.) Upper D«i Moln«-S CONVERT YOUR GRAINS TO SOLID MEATY CAINS "As Much As $9.00 Savings Per 100 Lbs. Gain" MINRAL 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 %§ 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 cork building ingredients. Blends these into a great money-saving hog supplement, bargent 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 One Low Price On Sale Also At Algona Flour & Feed Co. Sargent & Co "Makers of Famous Sargent Feeds" ® IT'S GUARANTEED', Change to TROP-ARTIC AU-Wea.h.r Motor Oil anjd use it for ten days or up to 1,000 miles. If yog aren't completely satisfied that TROP-ARTIC lives up to all tho claims made for it, go to any Phillips 66 Dealer and he will drain and refill your crankcase with any other available oil you prefer. That's how sure we are that you'll be delighted with the performance you get from TROP-ARTIC AJI-Weother Motor Oil VV« guaran/ee it I SIAtTIMG TO 45% IESS Oil CONSUMPTION ' 40% LESS ENGINE WEAR LONGER GASOLINE MILEAGE At this time of year your motor may be quite cold when you start it, but moments later burning gasoline creates high engine heat. It takes a special kind of motor oil to protect your engine at such opposite extremes. TROP-ARTIC All-Weather Motor Oil gives this full range protection, It's a winter and summer oil in one. It resists thickening when it's cold ... resists thinning when it's hot. It lets you start easily, always .. . and compared to older types of oils it can even double engine life! PHILLIPS P6TROIEUM COMPANY IT'S PERFORMANCE THAT COUNTS! Fill Up With Trop-Artic At KEN & LEO'S PHILLIPS "66 If

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free