The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1956 · Page 33
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 28, 1956
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Since Bridey Murphy started talking out of the past through the voice of a present day woman there's been lots of conversation about reincarnation. In fact it's getting to be quite a fad to speculate on whose soul had been where and during what age. However, this theory of the transmigration of souls is far from new for one of the Buddhist's oldest beliefs is that a man, according to his deeds may be reincarnated among the ) evil spirits in hell, as an animal, a ghost, a man or, if he has been very virtuous, as an inhabitant of one of the seven realms of Heaven. * * • Plalo was real definite about reincarnation. He said each soul draws its destiny by lot but if that lot determines that he shall be a king, for instance, the choice as to whether he shall be a good or a bad king rests with himself. Plato worked out his theory in a series of seven steps. The soul which has seen the most of the truth gets to be born again as a philosopher. This opinion may have been colored a little by the fact that Plato was himself a philosopher. The second degree is being born as a righteous king and the third best—hold on to your hats—is being born as a politician! Fourth comes being born as a gymnast or a physician, next as a prophet, sixth as a poet and lowest of all, being born as u tyrant. • • • Now, although I had to look up all the foregoing information so that I could sound real learned, I do know something about reincarnation from personal experience. It was all because of my great-uncle Charlie. Uncle Charlie departed this world on the very day I was born. As his spirit wafted out, it passed mine coming in and because of this, Uncle Charlie's wife, Aunt Gustie always maintained that an exchange took place and his soul stayed on in my body. However, I've always felt more like myself than like Uncle Charlie. * * * It's pretty weird to be told that you are running around with a second-handed soul, and it can raise a pretty neat set of problems. If I got Uncle Charlie's soul what happened to the one that was supposed to go in my body? So far as I know, he was a pretty moral man, but how can I tell which stains on our mutual soul are his and which are mine? I've kept quiet about this reincarnation of mine, but if Bridey 'Murphy can get into the papers with it so can I. And though I always considered Aunt Gustie a little teched in the head on the subject, maybe she was thinking a couple of decades before her time. Anyway she's been gone many years herself now and if, in the Great Beyond, she found Uncle Charlie with his soul missing she can say she knew all the time who's got it. * * * Students of the Theory of reincarnation seem to pretty well agree that you don't get your druthers when your soul picks a new body to inhabit. But if there should be such a thing as being choosy in this department next time around I'm going to pick somebody real rich, real smart and real good-looking. I wouldn't want to waste my time as another Bridey Murphy and I certainly would think up a more euphonious name. And in my next reincarnation I'm going to be. Not Uncle Charlie, but Grandma. Get FREE TICKETS To "Farm & Home" Stage Show At Our Store • use. TARGOT | OINTMINT M .«t*l>tntng four grtol antfl»te(tc.-AUUQ. MVCIN* Chlotlttracydln*, r«nlc!ll!n ( N»o» •ycte and Dlhydro*tr«ptoinydn. RUSK DRUG By Grandma I don't mean any ancestor of mine nor any one Grandma in particular. I'd want to be that sterling, strong, angelical and, I suspect, largely mythical character who is always getting tossed up to us modern galS —The woman of the Good Old Days. There was a super being for you. Grandma didn't have 1/16 of the new fangled appliances that you and I have, but her household always ran smooth as silk. She cooked gourmet's - dream meals on her old black cook stove or an open fire place, she spun her linsey-woolsey and stitched it up into clothes for the whole family. She knitted socks, churned her own butter, made the soap and stuffed a whole mountain of feather beds. She had nine or ten babies, had a half hour or so of complete bed rest after the birth of each of them and then went out to milk the cows and slop the pigs. For relaxation she got out the family blunderbuss and popped off a few marauding Indians. * * * I'm a little sick of Grandma and her prowess and if I can get myself hypnotized like Bridey Murphy's soul mate, I'm going to go back and check up on her. The tales of her prowess are wonderful, indeed, but I wonder just how many of them have ripened and expanded during all the years of the telling about them. We gals uf today keep plenty busy too, and if I get my chance I'm going to go back to Grandma and give her an earful of all the things we do and see il we modern homemakers and mothers aren't made of just as stern stuff as Grandma! * * * She had her wash tub instead of an automatic laundry but she didn't have to stop washing every Monday afternoon and go lead a troop of Brownies or Cub Scouts. Grandma whipped up her bread from starter instead of having it delivered all neatly sliced but I wonder if she had to do much catering for the Youth Club, the Ladies Aid or the Lodge Supper. Grandma bathed herself, Grandpa and the kids in a tin tub but I'll bet none of the family got washed down all over more than once a week. • * • Grandma could and did darn socks instead of throw them away. She tatted edgings, embroidered doilies and knitted shawls. What else could she do with her spare time? She didn't have TV. I'll bet she didn't go to night school at the high school, do her own slip covering or bake any ceramics. She didn't have to study up on the political issues of the day or fcolicit election funds. * * * Grandpa did the voting and if Grandma expressed opinions on politics she was frowned upon as being a bit unladylike. Grandma sent the kids to school to learn their three R's and the halls of learning were strictly the school mom's department. She didn't go in her conferences, didn't check up on the newest methods of learning to read nor did she bother with sending refreshments or calling parent's meetings as Room Mother. * * • And it sounds to me as it it was easier for Grandma to hold her husband's interest than it is for the wives of today. Grandma hadn't heard anything about incompatibility in those days and if Grandpa didn't like the companionship he was getting he could lump it for they promised to stick till death parted them and they took it for granted they were stuck with it. There was none of that stuff about keeping your youth, pinning up your hair, wearing flattering make-up, exercising and dieting to preserve your love life that all the-magazines hand us nowadays. I guess there just wasn't much danger of Grandpa getting loose. If he did amble down to the saloon for a short beer, at least he was comparatively safe. * * » I will grant you that Grandma led a rugged life, but then so does her present-day great- granddaughter. I'm not angling to trade places permanently with Grandma but if this reincarnation business ever gets perfected so it works backwards, I'm going to check up on her. I'll ask her if she thinks we have it any better than she did. And I'll come back and give you the low-down on Grandma. * • • I don't know what I'd be doing right now for This Week's Recipe if it weren't for that contest this THESE WOMEN! l^ggnam -|mmni-ir-ii«nrifii rrnr-m IT •tnamtramrm OVER 20 YEARS EXPEIIENCE IN MILLIONS Of HOMfi Cowan's Roto-Rooter Serv. 0* ROTO-ROOTER One Year Guaranty* Algona 980 — COLLECT "I hope the repairs won't co»t more than • cookie jar full of pennies I" paper ran last summer and early fall. I've got a whole pack of food ideas, but I'd like to have you write to m*e and give me some more. But for this week we're back with the contest again with a recipe tor Chinese Delight from Mrs W. A. Hammond, Wesley. It's good for lenten meals or for any other time. 1 can of salmon (pink or red) 1 can small-sized peas 1 can tomato soup 1 cup cooked rice Flake .the salmon with a fork and take out the bones. Add the peas, liquid included. Pour over this the tomato soup. Lastly add the cooked rice. Dot with butter and add salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a casserole for 45 minutes in a slow oven. —GRACE. Former Business Man, Swea City, Dies In Arizona Swea City—Word has been received of the death of a one time Swea City business man, Ray Lord, which occurred at Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 8. He had been hospitalized two days earlier. Mr Lord, former manager of the Citizens Service Oil Company here, leaves a wife, a daughter, Mrs J. H. Bruns (Beth) of Geneva, la., and two granddaughters. Friends here received the news in a long-distance telephone message from a sister of Mr Lord's who was visiting in Mesa. No particulars of" the- cause of death were given. Mr Lord is thought to have been in his sixties. James Anderson, son of Mr and Mrs Roy Anderson, has accepted a position as radio mechanic with Braniff Airlines at Dallas, Texas. He recently completed a course in radio communication systems in a New York City school. He left for Dallas this week to begin work. Mrs Edward Hammond of Grant township was hospitalized at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, this week. She was brought home Sunday. Mr and Mrs Wm. Brock will hold open house at their farm home on Thursday, Feb. 23, on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary. Friends are invited to call between 2 and 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 in the evening. The Brock children, Mr and Mrs Wallace Johnson, Mr and Mrs Irvin Johnson of Ledyard, and Mr and Mrs James Brock of Buffalo Center, are sponsoring the event. The engagement of Dorothy Ann Marie ke of Elmore, Minn, to Dean E. Zielske of Swea City has been announced by Mr and Mrs Albert Zierke of Elmore. Her fiance is a son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Zielske of Swea City. No date has been set for the wedding. Mr and Mrs Mervin Johnston are parents of a daughter, Theresa Lee, born Feb. 13 at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. The Johnsons also have a son, Douglas. Mr and Mrs Leroy Busch and daughter have moved from the Tweeton apartments to the house vacated by Mr and Mrs Allen Bell, who left recently to make their home in Kingman, Ariz. Mr and Mrs Harold Krantz, Dr. and Mrs R. F. Snyder and the Wm. Wiemers of Ledyard spent Thursday in Des Moines attending ceremonies at the consistory where Wm. Mather Jr. took advanced Masonic degrees. Mr and Mrs Leonard Appelquist have moved into their newly completed home in the south part of town. Their former home will be occupied by the Richard Wasmoon family. New Yard Manager Livermor* — Henry Strunc, who has been manager of the Thompson Yards here for several years, has been appointed manager of the Thompson Yards at Bancroft. He and his family will soon move to Bancroft. UDM Classifieds Pay Dividends WHAT MAKES MINRAL MEAL A Favorite With Feeders? • Top Quality Ingredients • All The Proper Ingredients • The Results You Always Get • The Plus Factors In This Feed • The Quick and Right Finish You Get 4 Big Meat-Building Supplements All In One Bag — All At One Low Price On S«l« Also At AlgoM Flour St Fwd Co. Sargent & Co "Mafem of Famous Swrgvni Ft*d«" Wins Homemaker Award Pin In National Contest Lakdla — Miss Carol Winter, nbove, is the winner of the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow awarjd in the Ledyard school and will be entered in competition to name Iowa's candidate for the title of All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow. The high school winners received a pin. Carol was awarded a trip to Chicago last fall for her long time record book for her health record in the Lakota Luckies 4-H Club, of which she is president. Carol is a senior in the Ledyard high school, takes part in vocal music and is manager of the girls basketball team. She takes an active part in the choir work in the Presbyterian church at Lakota. Wm. Ukena, 83 William Ukena, lifetime resident of Lakota, celebrated his 83rd birthday Sunday, Feb. 12, at his home. The following people were guests: Mr and Mrs Edward Weise and Mr and Mrs Henry Ennen of Elmore; tjie Geo. Ennens, Vance Lesters, O. J. Rippentrop, the John Ukenas and Mr and Mrs Holland Kollasch of Bancroft. Jerry Ukena returned home yesterday after being hospitalized for a number of days. The Ledyard Township Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs Henry Steenhard recently. Mrs Ted Wallentine was assistant hostess. Mrs Mai'y Telkamp and Mrs Elso Jansen gave the lesson. Mr. and Mrs Donald Winter of Elmore were honored with a parttry and tool shower at the home of Charles Gutknecht last week. A large number of guests spent the evening socially. Robert Beemer underwent major surgery at the Buffalo Center hospital, recently. Joe Rippentrop, accompanied by Donald Rippentrop of Albert Lea, and Mrs "George Ennen drove to Des Moines to visit thair brother and family, Marcus Rippentrop. The Presbyterian Women's Organization met Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the church parlors with Genevieve Hoeppner, Jo Jansen and Elsie Ruby as hostesses. Sunday supper guest?: at the Ron;)ld Heetland home were O. J. Rippentrop, George Ennen, Patricia and Margaret, Francis Steenberg of Elmore and Mr and Mrs Wayne Heetland and family. Mr and Mrs Bill Bauman and family, Mr and Mrs Paul Gelhaus of Ledyard; Mr and Mrs Vernon Smith and family and Mr and Mrs J. C. Blome called on the Arlowe Blomes Saturday night. It was in honor of the Arlowe Blome's fifth wedding anniversary. Union Aletheans The Union AJetheans met Feb. 13 with Jeanette Bjustrom. Roll call was answered by 12 members. The annual 4-H day in Algona was discussed. A committee was appointed to prepare the exhibit. A demonstration was given by Jeanette Bjustrom, and a talk by Betty Thilges. Lunch was served by the hostess. KEIP TOUR JEWIIRY . HERCULES® CLOSET VAULT© You may just as well... if you don't care about the threat of fire or theft. But •or those who do, may we suggest a Meilink- ftuilt Hercules Closet Vault? This Thermo-Cel steel insulated unit gives certified protection against fire, and'it is theft- resistant. Speaking of shoe boxes, this vault takes up no more space than four on a closet shelf. Installation? So simple 111 it takes is a hammer and a screw driver. Drop in aed see it today. No. CV911B $49.25 13" H. x 14'/i" W. x 8" D. UPPER DES MOINES OFFICE SUPPLY DEPT. Phone 1100 Algona Tuesday, February 28, 1956 Afgona (to.) Upper DC* Molne»—3 Seneca Saddle Officers Named Directors of th,e Seneca Saddle Club held ijheir first meeting of 1956 Monday night, Feb. 13, at the Everett Witham home. Present at the rfleeting were Mr and Mrs Dave Lynch, Mr and Mrs Loren Bell a tod SOT, Mr and Mrs Joe Lynch, fcir a'lid Mrs Elmer Witham, Jug Garmann, Eddie and Edwin Stattelman and Rich- ard Fox. The; directors elected officers for the term o£ one year: Dave Lynch, president; Joe Lynch, vice president; and Eleanor Witham, secretary - treasurer. It was decided to hold the monthly meeting on the first Monday of tho month. After the meeting was adjourned, cards •n-ere played and lunch was served by Mr and Mrs Elmer Witham. President James Madison Was a graduate of Princeton. SAVE 25% TODAY! lit KLOIN'S First Trade nSav* Bvantl your old watch regardless of age, make, or condition on these Exciting NEW IOMTTA. Soimollililip. through a ring. Regularly $3975 With Trade-in $29.81 PINROD. Smart square Ityling With Hadley expansion band. Regularly $49.75 With Trade-in $37.31 IOHO ILOIN WISTWO00. 21 Jewell. UK gold filled cat*. 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Why settle for a small ear when a new '56 Dodge Coronet brings you so much more for so little more! And why settle for a "stripped down" model of one of the medium priced cars when a full-size, full-styled, full-powered Dodge Coronet can be yours for Itss! There's a full line of Dodge Coronets to choose from: 2-door and 4-door sedans, 2-door and 4-door Lancer hardtops, and a dashing convertible. Come in and see the Dodge Coronet today. Six* It up with others in the medium price field Cor Cor Car Car "1" Ml|*f "0" -p., Dodge Dodge Dodge Dodge is is is is 6.9 5.6 7.7 6.4 inches inches inches inches longer longer longer longer Price it ajajiinst small cars in the "low price field" Car "C" Dodge is 14.5 inches longer Car "F" Dodge is 13.5 Inches longer Yet Dodge costs only $4.11 a month more (less than 95 cents a week!)* More Itaroom front and r«orl More ruproom front and rear I W!d«r door i ( Or tola during wri«W clearance/ Mor« rear i ipoc*J New '56 Dodge it bigger icuide end out! 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