The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1956 · Page 41
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 41

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 3, 1956
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I A New Year's resolution is a fragile piece of crockery fashioned on the first day of January and usually broken on the second. The best way to keep them is to have a copy locked up in a drawer.. Most of us are quite serious/ when we resolve ail these reformations and when we break them we get quite a twingetiri the region of the cons* ciehce—a rather unpleasant sensation. * * * Just because New Years resolutions have a pretty, good chance of being broken is no - reason to keep from making them. The summing up of our faults and- the recognition that we need to 'change have a therapy of their own. But if you tinker with the resolution a little you can make 'em and break 'em quite painlessly. If you use a negative approach to the new year and make the sort of resolutions I have, you can easily keep as many as you want to ( But the real advantage to my new system comes when you break a resolution because you can do this without a single twinge of conscience. In fact the more you break, the better you feel. * * * I have here a few samples of Grace's Negative Resolution System. You can make up your own as you go along and it is also up to you to figure out your own method of breaking tncni. The first item is, I 'resolve to titny away from church. I'll not go there more- than once a they let me help. I have GodleS of time, you know— the hbtlse arid kids run themselves and thf only reason I hanker to do more reading, writing, cooking and plain relaxing is to kill time. ' * - - - * * I am going to do a lot of wor rying during tfie coming year I'm going • to fret and fume on all subjects from Atomic Bombs to Zebras getting loose from the zoo. It will put lots of nice wrinkles iii. my brow and more gray hairs in my bangs. I'll really go all out with my worrying when it's over something that can't be helped or something that will never happen. I might be able to develop an ulcer this way or manage a pretty fair nervous breakdown. Then I'll really have worrying material—lots of nice doctor and hospital bills. • * * Other nasty Iraits on my negative New Year's resolution list are nagging Father, yelling at the kids, kicking at dogs, being mean to elderly -ladies and impertinent to salespeople. I'm going to be extravagant with my money, Wasteful in the kitchen, and a dea'dbfeat when it comes to baying bills. I'm going to sleep iate in HleS mornings and I'm going to feat Until 1 get positively obese. I am even considering being snippy tb my in-laws i ^ a * 1956 is already a couple of days old and for once I have kept several of my New, Year's resolutions. However, there are quite a few I have already broken. But with my new negative system the crash of each and every resolve makes me feel real good. I'm going to try to break more of them. * * * In the Christmas mail was a welcome "newscast" from the Gardiner Stillwells at Champaign, 111. Mrs Stillwell was Ruth Messenger who taught high school English here when We were in school. ' The message says that the reason their usual newscast was omitted last yeai was that Mr Stillwell was just returning home from 8 months in a T.B. sanitorium. His health continues to be good and hi- X-rays entirely satisfactory. Ruth is still writing "Stories 'N ; Stuff", a children's program we can hear on WOI and WSUI and works half-time at a radio station. The children are Tim my. almost 13 and Susy, 10. Mrs Messenger, Ruth's mother who also lived here, is spending the winter at Edgemont, South Dakota. * • "* The cookies, turkey, fruit cakes, candies and rich desserts the holiday season brings are wonderful but come the first week in January, it seems kind of good lo settle down to plainer food again. That's why I thought you might -enjoy this Hamburger Ring recipe Sent to rrife by Mrs Wallace MacArthur of Bancroft during the recipe contest. 1 % ibs. ground beef -. l /z lb. ground pork i '/4 cup chopped onions 2 tabsp. chopped celery 2 tsp. salt Vz tsp. poultry seasoning '/i tsp. pepper 1 A tsp, dry mustard Mix these all together, then add the following which have been mixed together: 4 slices bread % cup milk- 2 beaten eggs 1 teasp. Worcestershire sauce Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes. —CJftACE, Rustler Units Met, St. Joe Guire, Phyllis Thilges, Kay Ann Friders and Kathryn dtales. A Christmas skit was also given. A lunch was Served by the committee, Ruth Ann Kleifi, Mary and Ann McGuire, Karen Wingert, Patsy and Maty Alma O'Briefi and Jo Ann Welter. Si. Joe—The meeting of the Riverdale Rustlers Unit I was field t>ec. 20 in St. Joseph's school hall. : Mary Staudt, home economist, was a guest. The evening was spent playing games and group singing of Christmas songs and a gift exchange. Lunch was served by Joan Walter, Rulh Ann Klein, Patsy and Mary Alma O'Brien, Ann and Mary McCtulre and Karen Wingert. Riverdale Rustlers Unit II held their annual Christmas party Dec. 20 in St. Joe hall with 21 members answering roll call. .There* were 11 guests present. After the meeting everyone enjoyed games which'were provided by the committee, Mary Mc- Susanna Berte and Shirley Bird will be honored at a prenuptial miscellaneous shower on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph's Hall. Mfss Berte, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Berte of St. Joe, will be the bride ol Merlyn AHman, son of Mr and Mrs John AHman of St. Joe, and Miss Bird, daughter of Mr and Mrs Francis Bird of Fort Dodge, will be the bride of Harold Berte, son of Mr and Mrs John Berte of St. Joe, in a double wedding ceremony in St. Joseph's Church here on January 17. Mr and Mrs Clarence Smith and family spent Monday With friends in Hartley. Raymond. Kohlhaas and son Howard were business callers in Waterloo Tuesday. Rev. Frank Illg of Ogden spent Christmas and Monday here in the home of his brother, Mr and Mrs Art Illg and family, and other relatives and friends. Mr and Mrs George Wagner and son, John, spent Thursday in Des Moines. CAN SWALLOW After five years, Marley Te Grotenhuis of Newkirk can swallow in a normal manner. His throat was paralized following an attack of bulbar polio. Hypnotism is credited with removing the mental-'block which had kept him frohi swallowing. LAKOTA NEWS Mr and Mrs .William Rivcro returned to Bermuda, Ddc. 26; after a week's visit \*ith Mrs Riverp's parents, ,Mr and Mrs Ernest Chrfet. Mrs Rivero teaches while Mr Rivero is stationed at Kindley Air Base. They traveled by air. : Mrs t Mary Roller is visiting in the horhe of Her son Wilbur and family at Wells. Minn. Mrs Henry Kruse is a guest ol her son, Rev. Harlan Kruse and family. Tuesday, January 3. 1956 Mqano (la.) Uppof De« Mo)fl«i-3 L. S. BOHANNON We shoveled and sanded the front walk of our store, and yet a customer slipped and fell on the dry floor inside the store. She had ice stuck to her heel. Who's to blame? Will a Storekeepers Liability Policy cover medical costs, damaged clothing, and legal costs if she sues for damages? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency, Phone 103. •unonth unless its to some social of fair and_ when the preacher touches upon pne of my failings, I'll look the other way and think, "He means somebody else, not mul" Church aattcndance might be habit forming ana Irani it I might get spiritual inspiration, a i'resii start i'or a new week and a sense of belonging to a congregation of people who arc trying to live the right way. * * » This year I am resolving to let my -kitchen cupboards, closets and ciresser drawers slay messy. FibbiT 'McGee got famous by letting things spew out of his closet every time anyone opened the door and I might get some notoriety that way, also. At least I'm sure my closets are fully as miscellaneous as Fibber's. '-'•'•' * * * I resolve to extend my telephone conversations to at least thirty minutes. That way the i'tlu/r party on our line will get ',o the phone hardly at all. .''11 phone people up at quarter ;.-.) twelve, both at noon and in the evening, ask them wliats new and 1 won't identify who's calling. When I have a busy day lined up, I'll get on the phone & waste simply hours. I'll never hang up when I'm through with the .subject I've called about and I'll try tu call you just when you're giving ihi< baby a bath or shampooing your hair. * * « I'm going to gel my column up to the UUM late every singk; Friday morning this year. That's 1'i'iil easy because I can always say I he kids forgot to take it or I couldn't think of a*«ubjcci. I'm going to keep on misspelling \\ords, talking about my relatives and bragging when some-one says something nice about me. I'm going to leave at least one ingredient out of every recipe. When I hear of an item for Around Algona I'm going to send it in to the paper without. ever checking with the person it concerns. ; * * * During 1956 I'm not going io keep up with my mending. Fresh aii is good I'or Father's elbows when the sleeves <•(' his work sliiiT; wear out and the kills look charmingly casual when they have <i big .-afety pin in then coats in lieu of a button. I'm not g.iing to tak'..' my make-up off wlirn I go lo bed, not going to pin-curl my hair between shampoos aiu.i I'm noi going to clean myself up unless I'm going to a big pc'i'ty. Above all, I'm going to keep Father away Irom that hath tub! * • • This year I resolve lo lalk more than I listen. Especially when there/'.-, a subject being discussed about which I know absolutely nothing. I'm going to intoruipt very rudely, fail to show my appreciation for favors, wnle. no letters and fail to compliment any Jon that i.- reasonably well dun..-. I'm going lo point out the i l.orh'i >i>iings in my friends and overlook their good points. When th" opportunity lor catlyness . I'm goin.'j; to say it. righi ud instead of merely think conn out I' it. In 1956 I'm going to be. the ori- ;', Vi .'• ,uu !. I'll not say No to ,iii\ lin-fnt proposition if its ,-. ID).] ]!•;• ,'jit- to d') uut.-jde my I; ,:,;-.• ;illu !l 'blj.V. ll' anvil, i.i.V iii-iiU;- envelopes :rlih'i-s::i-d in ii ,41 hi i- h;i:iit'Yi'i; in;. 1 .. ail'- 1 iv;i- .-UUT'S \\i>.'lv d'. lie. i-;nii]j..:xiii 1-ir mmls lieai'leJ. b'in-l-r.:.'s rnllc-.l m •>\\-\. i.--1,!\ i;illy u hen the j, b call-, !.>r l:i!i'iit 1 !'-> not possi.-v;. If M''!'-"l> i ;<!!.- t.i .-iilu-it my aid I'll v, •lur.lcei , ;ilKl lo those people \vh>i !:avc iurnei.1 me dov, n -,-. hi-n I v,-,-s mil )iM'l<m» 1V? 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