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Vanily is supposed to b6 & 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 finding. 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 r j g h t. « « ' * 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 uf the concoction he whipped up using Father's cologne and somu odd'' 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 last. There's a lot of manipulation with the comb and frequently some muttered comments about, "can't do a thing with my hair". 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 man to meet the public so he's off to school. With the hood of his parka down, naturally, so it won't muss his hair. » * * ' Now, I welcome ,any and all si.^ns that our children arc developing into decently clean citizens, but this business of Bill and his hair kind of look me by surprise. It was ,oul of .character, with what I'd been learning, the hard way, about boys. I expected that he'd some day be interested in good grooming but I expected it would come along about the .--ame 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 con.sidcrs girls strictly in the nuisance category. • •• • One day I was talking with the mother ol' another twelve year old boy. We gut down to cases, and I found she was worrying about her buy's excessive attention to his hair, also. We checked with a couple of other mothers and found similar situations. It's quite a relief to know that your pride-and-joy isn't peculiar. We mothers 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 denta.1 chores. She even took time out of the busy noon hour to brush 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. Antl she'd been brushing her teeth with my • tooth brush! * * » 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 into when we get a little thaw. I like beauty as much as the next guy but I'm not going to go out to romp in the snow unless I'm forced to. And 1 guess I'm not an optimist, either, tor I keep thinking of how long it will be before wo can reasonably expect warm weather. In winter, the days are short but the months are long. * • * • * 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 slaying out too late at night. "The sun i.s 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 THESE WOMEN I By "He told me «o scram, get lost and leave him alone three years ago. Should I break my engagement?" "bbrd Sinner at Fairmont, Jan. 26 by the Interstate Power Co. Guests were the couhcilmen and their wives of Lakota and Titonka.- A group of local friends were entertained at the Ray Hertzke home Sunday evening. Mr Kerker assumed his new duties for the Interstate at Dyersville, Feb. 1st. The family will not leave until a house can be fiund there. Mr L. Johnson of Amboy replaces Mr Kerker in this area. 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 gel me some nervous pills." ' * * » Nervous pills must be what some of us mothers need this time of year also. Kiditis is what we're suffering from and 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 "ol the house for several days. It is seldom fatal. » * « This week's special in the pork promotion is supposed to be bacon. I know I have some bacon recipes around here someplace but I can't seem 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 loo quickly or you can't use the drippings for other frying and seasoning. I do have a gocd recipe for English Pork and 'Tater Pie so we'll use that and still stay in the pork department. It comes from Mrs George Jorgenson 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 Vi> tsp. each of savory, sage, cinnamon, cloves, pepper 'i cup water—more if neces- sary Peas, carrots or corn if desired 1 recipe of your favorite pie crust Line a nine inch' pie pan with half the crust dough. Combine the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into the pie shell and cover with the remaining crust. Bake in a 400 degree oven for ten minutes, reduce heat and continue baking for 20-30 minutes. Mrs Jorgenson's recipe didn't say so but I imagine this pie would be a good place to use the left-over pork gravy. 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 and Mrs W. C. Vodraska and left Jan. 31 from Des Moines. Stanley returned to the East Coast where he had been stationed in Massachusetts and is to leave for 1 French Morrocco in Africa. He is a member of the Navy Band. A family party was held in his honor„the preceding Sunday. a Honored At Dinner Mr and Mrs Francis Kerker were honored with a Smorgas- 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 prematurely. Mr and Mrs Lewis had taken their daughter Patricia to Mason City for a tonsillectbmy Thursday morning. Pete Smidt, local fanner, had an emergency appendectomy at the Buffalo Center Hospital last weok. 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 and Mrs Thomas Thompson are the paternal grandparents. Mrs Fred Christ is a surgical patient in Mercy hospital, Mason City. Mrs Lena Junkermeier of Ledyard is a guest of her daughter, Mrs George Meyer for ati indefinite time. She fractured her ankle in a fal. Mr and Mrs Roland Jutting and family of Buffalo Center ana the Vernon Smith family were Sunday afternoon guests of Mr and Mrs Herman Jutting. Mr and Mrs James F. Smith acccmpanied Mr and Mrs DeVere Smith of Elmore to Dolliver Sunday afternoon to visit Mr and Mrs Pete Theissen. Mrs Theissen, sister of Mrs James Smith, had just recently returned home from Estherville where she had been hospitalized for two week,'; following surgery for a ruptured appendix. Mr and Mrs C. A. Gutknecht were hosts to the Lcdyard Township Farm Bureau Friday night. A good crowd attended in spite of the inclement weather. The evening was spent in an informal discussion of the current farm pro- blems. Burdette Hoeppner and John Berschman attended an agricultural meeting at which Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson was feature speaker in Austin, Minn. Wednesday. Mrs W. E. Ley went to Fort Dodge Smith Tuesday to the Albert home. Mr Smith was brought home by ambulance from a Rochester Hospital where he had major surgery several weeks ago. Mrs Grace Bruer, mother of 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 oi 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 Die-go where he spent two Weeks Marine Reserve training. 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 chuich Sunday morning. Among the group of special interest to the Lakotans was 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 Lakota for twelve years. Tuesday, February 7, 1954 Algeria (la.) Upp«r 0«i M*in*4-S Army John L. In Army Review Fort Riley, Kansas specialist Third Class 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 ?Vcw York, N. V. (Sprclal* — For the first time science has found a new healing substance with the astonishing ability to shrink hemorrhoids and to relieve pain—without surgery. ;In case after case,, while gently fclfcving pain, actual reduction (shrinkage) took place. Most nmnzinc: of all - results were to thorough that sufferers made astonishing statements like "Piles have ceased to be o problem!" The secret Is a new healing substance (Bio-Dyne*)-discovery of a world-famous research institute. Thia substance is now available in suppository or ointment form under the name Preparation H.* At your druggist. Money back cuarnnleo. •ae«. u. a. p«t. off. o o 'O o o v O o ft c> v O ft <*> o ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 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 parcel 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. 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