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Thursday, Ndv. 17, 1955 (fa.) Upper ftes Mefnes-3 At our house we frequently hnvt? telephone calls for a guy named Pnnch. Our son, Bill answers to Uiis nickname and it was bestowed upon him because some of the kids think he resembles the comic character, Pancho in The Cisco Kid movies. Panch's .friends have nicknames, too— there's Bones Bourne, Dubby Hudson, Hiccup Wittcopf and Pee Wee McDonald. "For goodne.ss sakes", 1 said the other day, "you kids sure pick some goofy ni'ck- nnmes." Then I got to thinking about the monickers wo hung on some of the kids when I was younger and I decided that today's nicknames fue positively dignified by comparison. • * * Waison March was always called Gunny for some reason or other. Gunny, in turn, was in expert at hanging nicknames on other people. He called Jane Homphill, Blondie; Ir.na Dw Phillips. Flippy; John Bishop. Jada and me, Flatfoot. My standard reply to the latter was, "I am not! I have very high arches." Slick Mathes real name was. Drennan but very few people found out about it. The "Slick" carne from ;< youthful over-indulgence in applying hair oil and the name was further corrupted to. Slime. Slime had a brother. Toady Wayne and a sister, Fee Dee June. Then there were the two sels t of Spencer twins—Cowboy and Bu/z. Mush Mouth and " Chic. ! There was Tiny Fust and his brother. Cutie. Tar/ Hilton. Nanny Bruns, Pudge- Miller and Beans Pearson. Boh Williams was railed Base and Dick Norton. Put. for two reasons-—his speedboat and his middle name. Putnam. I won't mention Stinky. George and Thug's real last names for now they are all three dignified business men and 1 don't think they'd appreciate my bringing !t l| P- The girls came out belter than the boys when it <-ame to nicknames. Usually it was merely a shortened form of their real name such as. Val for Valeria, G'Tt for Gertrude. Still there were the Larson sisters. Toots, Max and Babe. Meccy Corey, I/. Greenberg, Beave Leffert and Tink Hum. It was years before I found out that Tink is ically Mary Catherine?. 1 was called Gracie back m those days, too. Not because it's my middle name but because of some Gracie AMen skit.s I did in high school. Some nicknames stick so fast that the person endowed with them never is known by any other name. There's Myrtle Lucille Smith who h.x* always answered to Dot and Marjery j Vinson who is Betty on eve:y-l thing '-xcopting li-ga! papers. And ' has anybody ever heard Dutch | Lon'-nz calli-d his real name. Wai- j ter? 1 People ought to be real careful when they make up nicknames for others for they can be even, more irrevocable thai: the real names parents give to their children when they have them bapti.-ed. Many a bald- headed man is still called CurK-y and many a portly nuijdle-aged matron must still answer to the name of, Teensy. The town has pretty well settled down now after the exciting municipal election. I worked at tlie First Ward polls for the first tirr.e in a city election. Some of the same group who work the county elections were there— Hoi tense Ferguson. Edythe Brun- clage, Ha/el Lusby and Ethel Loss. Although I maintain we earn our money at these affairs. we usually find a little time to get in some needlework. * • • Most ladies on election boards bring glamorous stitching like tatting, crocheting, needlepoint or embroidery. I loo, have plenty of needlework on hand — blue jeans to patch, socks that need darning and little girl's dresses with hems to let down. But traditionally, I hem dish towels on election day and it's practically the only time my supply gets replenished. This year I hit opon the slickest scheme yet. I started with the towels, very awkwardly as usual. Mrs Ferguson said she'd be glad to have something to do only she didn't have a thimble. Quick as wink, I excused myself, went to the dime store and bought a thimble. I presented it to Mrs Ferguson and she obligingly turned • out my dish towels with the neatest hems ever. Big hearted me—I let her keep the thimble! The other day our daughters and I were talking about the time involved in getting an education. Jean thought three years was far too long to learn to be a nurse and Mary Ann didn't see why school teachers have to spend four years in college. Jeanie pondered all this very carefully. Finally she said. "How long does it take to go to a school where you just practice being a Mama?" • • • It takes almost no time for the children of your friends to grow up especially if several years elapse between visits. Bea and Lloyd Rouze found this out when they came up from their present home in Ames last weekend. They called briefly on some friends on the way and at, the conclusion of the visit, the friend handed Bea some balloons. "Give them to the kiddies", she said. The gift was a lil»le inappropriate. The Rou/.e's son. David, is a sophomore at Iowa State and he smokes a pipe. The daughter, Sondia. is in high school. * * « A couple of second grader boys over at Third Ward school are undergoing what to them is excruciating punishment. No, our public school system hasn't taken up the rack oi flogging, but these youngster are almost at the point where they'd prefer that sort of chastisement. Seems as if there- was a .slight brawl on the playground resulting in an injury to one nf the contestants. These two lads were adjudged guilty of a reasonable share in the fracas so for a week at recess time they must remain in solitary confinement each sitting behind a separate tree. One of the boys has partially solved the problem by bringing a ball to bounce. The other has a very sympathetic sister. She brings him sticks to play with during his period of internment. • • • In last week's recipe contests both Kdna Teeter and Mrs Roy Chr.scbiUes of Fenton sent such a good recipe for Hot Turkey Salad. It's a very good way to use up leftover bud from Thanksgiving. 2 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken 2 cups diced celery 1 cup mayonnaise '- cup toasted chopped almonds 2 tabisp. lemon juice 2 Hasp, grated onion '2 teasp. salt '.3 cup grated American cheese 1 cup crushed potato chips Combine ingredients except cheese and potato chips. Toss lightly. Pile lightly into individual baking cups or 1 quart casserole. * Sprinkle with grated chi-f>e and potato chip-;. Bake in hut oven, 4oO degrees for 10 min. Sci ve> MX. —GRACE. Orthopedics Job In Army, Japan CAMP KOKURA, JAPAN — Specialist Third Class Howard M. Tippie. 35, whose wife, Betty Lou. lives in Fenton, Iowa, is a member of the t!]62d Army Unit at Camp Kokura, Japan. Specialist Tippe, an orthope- dirs Ux-hnican, arrived in the Far East in February of . this year from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He originally entered the Army in 1!HO. ARM GONE 12-year old Harry Harms of Meservey lost an arm in an auto collision near there recently. 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