The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 35
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 35

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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THESE WOMEN! '<&«** Vanity is sujspbsed id be a strictly feminine trait. Men aren't supposed to have much of it, or if they have, they are supposed to keep it pretty well concealed. But as any wife who has ever sneaked up on Her husband while he's shaving can tell you, it's simply not so. Men are just as vain as women. . * » * Male vanity can even extend to twelve year, old boys, I'm find- Ing. For ten-and-a-half years, our son never combed his hair. He looked upon hair as that stuff that grows on the top of the head. He shampooed it in the bathtub and seldom inspected it in the mirror. Every few weeks, or whenever parental pressure forced him to the barbers, he'd have a very short, butch and that was the last he'd think about it until the next haircut. So far as a comb was concerned, his topknot was virgin territory. * * * Suddenly everything changed. It's a flat-top he gets now. It has to be short on the sides with a kind of plateau on top. The hairs have to be exactly the right length and it must make him look like his head is square shaped. The barber comes in for a great deal of criticism if the hair-cut isn't exactly right Three times a day there's a ritual at the mirror — I'd call it primping if Bill were a girl. Vaseline is applied and a little of the concoction he whipped up using Father's cologne and somu odds and ends of hair oil. I can't prove it, but I suspect him of borrowing from my can of spray lacquer for it sure gets used up fast. There's a lot of manipulation with the comb and frequently some muttered comments about, "can't do a thing with my h,air". When he finally emerges, he looks just the same to me as when he started, but evidently the blond bristles are considered in sufficiently good shape for our young mam to meet the public so he's off to school. With the hood of his parka down, naturally, so it won't muss his and found similar situations. It's quite a relief to know that your jride-and-joy isn't peculiar. We •nothers are such a comfort to each other, and though every child is different there's enough similarity so that we can check with each other to see if we're on the right track. * * * Father tells me he went through a stage with his hair when he was about twelve, also. In his case, it was the pompadour that was the latest word. He said he borrowed one of his mother's old stockings, made a skull cap out of it and faithfully wore it to/ bed every night to train his hair. The desired arrangement was straight back from the forehead, with no suggestion of a part. * * * Mary Ann is all hepped up on cleanliness, too. Her current obsession is clean teeth. At school they were given charts and on them they are to mark for brushing. If it's three times a day, you get a red mark, blue for twice and so forth. I was quite proud of Mary Ann because she was so faithful to her dentaj chores. She even took time out of the busy noon hour to brustt her teeth after lunch. That is, I was quite proud until I found out what she'd been doing. Instead of going upstairs, she was using the little bathroom off our bedroom. And she'd been brushing her teeth witli my tooth brush! "He told me to scram, get lost and leave him alone thfee years ago. Should I break my engagement?" Now, I welcome any and all signs that our children are developing into decently clean citizens, but this business of Bill and his hair kind o£ took me by sur prise. It was wt prse. was with what I'd been learning, trie hard way, about boys. I expected that he'd some day be interested in good grooming but 1 expected it would come along about the same time he became interested in girls. And, so /far as I've been able to find out, that time is not yet here. Bill still considers girls strictly in the nuisance category. « • • One day I was talking with the mother of another twelve ycai old boy. We got down to cases and I found she wus worrym about her boy's excessive atten tion to his hair, also. We check ed with a couple of other mothers Thai nice fresh snow we had yesterday is certainly beautiful to look at. Makes me think of diamond studded whipped cream. Snow is especially appealing when viewed from the comforts of a nice, warm house, when you are secure in the knowledge that you don't have to go out in it. A true optimist thinks only of the beauty of a winter landscape and ignores the slippery ice lurking under the soft white stuff. And the grimey slush it turns nto when we get a little thaw, like beauty as much as the next guy but I'm, not going to go aut to romp in the snow unless 'm forced to. And 1 guess I'm not an optimist, either, for I keep hinking of how long it will' be before we can reasonably expect warm weather. In winter, the days are short .but the months are long; ... ^, ;; , v Out at Ardeen and Tom Sampson's, the youngsters were talking about how dark it is nowadays when they get up in the morning. "It's because the sun is sleepy", said one of the three. Another thought that the sun must be staying out too late at night. The sun is just like Daddy", he said. "When Daddy stays out late at night, he has an awful time getting up in the morning." Our nephew, Johnny Pratt, received a pair of skis for Christmas and although skis were his heart's desire before he received the gift, he had only used them two or three times. His mother asked, "How come?" "Well," said Johnny, "skiing makes me nervous. And I'm not going to ski any more until I get me some nervous pills." • •« * • Nervous pills must be what some of us'mothers need this time of year also. Kiditis is what we'rt! suffering from ana it s caused by a combination of bad weather, winter doldroms and the various upset tummys, virus infections, flu < and colds that have been running through family after family recently. Kiditis is most prevalent after a week of wiping up after the illnesses and gets most acute when you haven't been able to get out ot the house for several days. It is seldom fatal. This week's special in Ihe pork promotion .is supposed to be bacon. I know I have some bacon recipes around here someplace but I can't seern to find them right now. Anyway you all know how to use bacon. Just so it s fried correctly—in a cold pan to start, not too quickly or you can ' use the drippings for other fry ing and seasoning. I do have a good recipe for English Pork anc 'Tater Pie so we'll use that anc still stay in the pork department It comes from Mrs George Jor genson of Fenton and was submitted in the Foreign Foods category of the recipe contest. 2 cups left-over cooked pork, diced 2 cups cooked potatoes, diced 1 tsp. salt Ms tsp. each of savory, sage, cinnamon, cloves, pepper sary aaLy ,;,-:» f i . : Peas, carVots or cOrniif desired 1 recipe^ of 'your' favorite pie febrd dinner at Fairmont, Jan. 26 by the Interstate Power Co. Quests were the couricllmen and thelf wives of Lakota and Titonka. i A group' Ot local friends were entertained at the Ray Hertzke hbme. Sunday evening. Mr Kerker assumed his new duties for the Interstate at Dyersvllle, Feb. 1st. The family will not leave until a house can be found there. Mr L. Johnson of Amboy replaces Mr Kerker In this area. » Mrs Lawrence Lewis returned home Monday from a Mason City hospital where she had been since the birth of a daughter Thursday night. The baby, Connie Sue, was kept in the hospital, having been corn prema- ;urely. Mr and Mrs Letois had .akfen their daughter Patricia to Mafeon City for a tonsillectomy Thitrsday ; morning. P>te Smidt, local farrrter, had an emergency appendectomy at the Buffalo Center Hospital last week. Mr and Mrs Roger Thompson are parents of a son, Kevin Miles, born Jan. 26 at the Buffalo Center hospital. Mrs Thompson is the former Marilyn Meyer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis A Meyer, who thus became grandparents for the first time. Mr arid; Mrs Thomas Thompson are theSpaternal grandparents. Mrs Fred Christ is a surgical •patient in Mercy hospital, Mason City. Mrs Lena Junkermeier of Led- bloms. > Burdette Hoeppner and John Line a nine anch pife pan*with half the crust dough. • Combine he remaining ingredients -*, and mix thoroughly. Pour into,the pie shell : and< cover with the; remaining crust. Bake in.a 40<J degree oven for ten minutes, reduce heat and continue baking for 20-30 minutes. Mrs Jorgenson s recipe didn't say so but I imagme ! this pie would be a good pace to' use the left-over pork, graVyi,.Cut down on the water, if 'you do this. —GRACE. Lakota Sailor Leaves For North Africa Lakota—Stanley Vodraska concluded a leave of several weeks duration with his parents, Mr anc Mrs W. C. Vodraska and lefl Jan. 31 from Des Moines. Stanley returned to the East Coast where he had been stationed in M achusetts and is to leave French Morrocco in Africa. He is a member of the Navy Band A family party was held in his honor the preceding Sun,day,\ L i <-*~'><t*t< '• ii--' vy* .4 M*.»*Honored At Dinner Mr and Mrs Francis Kerke neces- were h^ored NritjTT Smorgas yard., is a guest of her daughter, ?Mrs .George Meyer for an indefinite, time. She fractured her ^ankle in a fal. " Mr and Mrs Roland Jutting ndi family of Buffalo Center and le' Vernon Smith family were uriday afternoon guests 1 of Mr nd Mrs Herman Jutting. Mr and Mrs James F. Smith cccrnpanied Mr and Mrs DeVere Smith of Elmore to Dolliver lunduy afternoon to; visit Mr and Mrs Pete Theissen. Mrs Theisen, sister of Mrs James Smith, lad just recently returned home rom Estherville where she had teen hospitalized for two week.s ollowing surgery,for a ruptured appendix. Mr and Mrs C. A. Gutknecht were hosts to the Ledyard Township Farm Bureau Friday night A good crowd attended in spite of ;he inclement weather. The even- ng was spent in an informal discussion of the current farm pro- BersChman attended an agricultural meeting at which Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson was .'eature speaker in Austin, Minn. Wednesday. Mrs W. E, Ley went to Fort Dodge Tuesday to the Albert Smith home. Mr Smith was brought home by ambulance from a Rochester Hospital where he had major surgery several weeks ago. Mrs Grace Bruer, mother ol Pete Bruer and a former Lakotan, Was a hospital patient in the Buffalo Center hospital last week but was taken home again and Mrs Emma Smith and Mrs Mary Zoller have gone to Buffalo Center to take care of her, Miss Elnora Christ, student nurse in Des Moines, was a weekend visitor With her parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Christ. Mr and Mrs Steven L. Powers left by plane in response to the message of the sudden death ol their nephew Mike Powers. Mike was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Powers of Buffalo, New York and grandson of Mr and Mrs S. P. Powers who have been visiting in Chicago for several weeks. Mike was serving in the U. S. Forces at the time of his death but no more particulars were known. Robert Hamilton has returned from San Diego where he spen two weeks Marine Reserve train- ng. A group of young men from the University of Dubuque called the Adrian Singers gave a musical program at the morning services in the Presbyterian church Sunday morning. Among the group of special interest to the Lakotans waa B J. Ukena, son of Rev. and Mrs Gerald Ukena of West Union, and a grandson of Mrs Ida Ukena. Mrs Gerald Ukena is the former Violet Frerking also a resident of Tuesday, February 7, 19$6 Algona (la.) Upp«r P*« Motn«*-S Lakota for twelve years. In Army Review Fort Riley, Kansas — Army specialist Third Class John L. Allen, 23, son of James Allen, 619 S. Dodge, Algona, recently took part in a 1st Infantry Divi- son headquarters review at Fort Riley, Kan. Specialist Allen is a clerk In the division's Headquarters Detachment, entered the Army in June, 1954. He is a 1954 graduate of Iowa State Teachers College. Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Finds Healing Substance That Does Both— Relieves Pain—Shrinks Hemorrhoids 'New York, N. Y. (Spi-clal) - For the first time science has found a nejw healing substance with the astonishing ability to shrink hemorrhoids I) . (shrinkage) took place. Most amazing of all-results were •o thorough that sufferers made astonishing statements like "Piles have censed to be a problem!" The secret is- a new healing substance (Bio-Dyne*)-discovery of a world-famous research institute. Thi$ substance is now available in suppository or ointment form under the name Preparation H,* At your druggist. Money back guarantee. 1 'Beg. U.S. P«l. Off. OTICE! Proclamation of the Mayor February 7,1956 • I, Dr. Cameron C. Shierk, Mayor of the City of Algona, upon the instruction of the Council of the City of Algona, do hereby proclaim: the following for the instruction of the citizens of Algona: Portions of the Ordinance pertaining to trimming and pruning of trees in the City of Algona. Ordinance No. 3, Chapter No. 5. Trees shall be kept trimmed and pruned so that in no case shall the branches of the trees be less than seven feet from the ground. It is the duty of the owners, agents, or occupants of lots or parcels of ground to trim and prune the trees set opposite their lot or parcej of ground as required by this ordinance. % After five days notice by the Street Commissioner to comply with this ordinance, said Commissioner shall proceed to trim and prune said trees, and the actual approved expense and cost will be assessed against said property. Because this season of the year is the most favorable time of the year for pruning and trimming of trees, this information is brought to your attention. DEBAKER is making the big news in the low price feld and no wonder! 6 DA . with the longest wheelbase m the low price field BIG NEWS FORWARD! It's the new longer, bigger look. That's craftsmanship with a flairi BIG NEWS AFT! Twin exhausts arc among many fine car touches you'll find on new Studebakers. BIG NEWS IN ENGINEERING! Exclusive Pyramid Design gives % Studebakor the lowest road-hugging center of gravity. BIG NEWS IN BRAKES! 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