The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1956 · Page 42
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 42

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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^^^^^^i^if^wmf " f «***•' \ r^v^TT Wiihin ihe last couple df weeks, each of our daughters has been ill for a day or two. They were separate spells of sickness and they were just ailing enough to keep them home from school and just well enough so that they craved lots of entertainment. The entertainment most in demand was for Mamma to tell them a story. It couldn't be a made-up story or a reading from a book. It was always, "Tell me about what we kids did when we were little." I told stories until I was practically blue in the face and I found that, like any family, we have quite a collection of anecdotes. * *' » , The favorite story about Mary Ann when she was little concerns a time when she ran away. One Sunday morning when she was Tibout a year and a half old, I received a telephone call from Russ Kelly who at that time ran the little grocery across from the Kossuth Hospital. He asked if I had a little girl missing. I thought Mary Ann was playing in 'her outdoor pen, but Russ thought the youngster sitting outside the store might be mine. "And she doesn't have many clothes on", he added. I started out on the run. In front of our next door neighbor's house I found one little sandal. A few paces farther, one sock and then another sandaL A, few more steps and another sock and down at the corner was a little red sun suit. Just before I came to the store there was a tiny pair of pink panties and at the end 6f the trail, .Mary Ann sitting on a bench in the sun clad only in her Birthday Suit. The story about Bill's babyhood that gets the most laughs from our youngsters has to do with training him in correct bathroom habits. When he was very youn^ we operated in this department on the theory that praise for successful efforts would ..hasten the educational process. It worked pretty well until one day when we were visiting on a farm. Tiie bathroom was one of those Chic ^tl k\i.irfcjfr W*ft&tt)k itUiiji Sales houses out in back. Although little Bill was accustomed to the flush type facilities, we followed the same proceedure Used at home. After the mission was accomplished, he turned around, looked, and exclaimed, "Bill! Bill! You sure were a good boy this time." »/ * * One day when Jeanie was a toddler we were in the kitchen. She was in her high chair and I was reading and at the same time trying to poke* some food into her. Between bites, Jeanie kept chattering on about a doggie but I paid little attention to her. I finally looked up from my magazine when she commented, "Mama, look. There goes that little doggie some more." She pointed to the waste basket and there running around the rim, 1 saw, not a "little doggie" but a big,.fat mouse! I let out a squeal which delighted Jeanie. "Funny Mama", she said. "Go ecek some more at the little doggie." * * * Bill's first trip to Sunday School and his first use of profanity within earshot of his mother, coincided. He liked Sunday- School just fine, he reported to me on the way home. They sang songs and they colored pictures. "But, Morn, I did one thing wrong", said Bill, patting the pocket of his new pants, "I forgot to put in my blankety-blank pen- 1 nies." • • • Our childern were all slow about giving up their nursing bottles, but the most disgraceful of the lot was our youngest, Jeanie. Getting her off the Bottle was one of my most exasperating tasks of her babyhood; but the story about what finally forced me to break her addiction never fails to~ delight our youngsters nowadays. Jean shook the bars of her crib and called to me several times. Finally she said. "Hey, Stupid! Get up and get my bottle!" That did it. It was milk from a cup from then on. At least it's not quite so bad as a youngster I heard about the other day. He's still on the bottle but FARM POINTERS FAULTY WIRING IS ONE . v ,, OF MOST COMMON CAUSES^ ) /=__ FARMFIBES. CWCK^SL-/ f£j s?S=-•/=." I! I 1 YOV&-WIRING REGULARLY HAVE ALL WING DONE BY SKILLED USE HO.1Z WEE FOR ALL CIRCUITS. SOLDER AHDTAPE JOINTS. TIGHTEN LOOSE WIRES. INSULATORS ARE FIRMLY IK PLACE. REPLACE WIRING AND APPLIANCE CORDS WHICH BECOME WOKN. DON'T USE FUSES OF MOKE THAN 15 AMPERES Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. LOLA SC'JFFHAM, Sec'y. he's old enough (o pour his own milk. And he adds a tablespoon of syrup so that he can have chocolate milk. , * * * When I run out of stories a6out our kids when they were little there is a big demand to tell stories about when Father tind I were youngsters. Our kids get their parents' childhood mixed up and ajlhough I've told them over and over that we grew up in different towns they still tend to think we always belonged to the same family: I can tell them quite a bit about when t was little (right after the Civil War, the kids think), but for tales of Daddy's childhood I have to depend on hearsay. * * * The favorite story about when Daddy was little was told to me by Val Williams who grew up in the house next door. In those days there was a lively McGregor street gang — the Muckeys, the Picketts, the Yeomans, the Risings, the Bishops and I don't know how many others. One day when Daddy was about 13 he was playing in the yard with the gang. His mother had gone awa£ for a short time and Daddy was supposed to keep watch on his little sister who was taking a nap. At 13 boys can be easily embarassed and Little Sister did a good job of it when she woke up, opened the window, and shouted in full hearing of the gang, "Harlan! Come up here and help me find my baloom- ers!" * : «, * When I was a youngster, we always looked forward to the visits of our paternal grandparents. We, didn't see them often and when they were there. they made up for lost time by playing with us and handing out in- numberable dimes. Grandpa was especially fond of my sister, who in spite of being very feminine looking, had oodles of what Grandpa called, "spunk". One day she talked Gramp into going to he movies' with her. Half way down the theater aisle, a boy quite a bit bigger than she put his foot out to trip her and stuck out his tongue in a very rude face. This was too much for Sister. She yanked the boy out of his seat, threw a tackle into him and proceeded to pound the living daylights out of him. Grandpa didn't, see much of the movie.' He was too busy chuckling over his gufty granddaughter. « * » Telling stories such as these makes a person realize how fast the time flies. When we get to reminiscing about our childhood it seems like only yesterday when we were little. But here 'we are with youngsters with a past of their own to talk about. I suppose before we know it there'll be grandchildren around to demand, "Tell me a story. Grandma. About when Mom and Dad were little." * * * Spring's on lht> way if we can judge by the little taste we've hnd of it lately. It's a horrible thought, but we may still get some bli?.zardv weather. We were at Lincoln, Neb. over the woek- en:l and on Sunday watched some younij people playing tennis in shorts. Monday we 1 started homo in the midst of a blizzard. Anyway, soup is good in most any wcfther and this week's rr-cino i r for Cream of Corn'Soup. It corner from Mrs Bon Reid. 1 No. 2 can corn 1 quart rich milk 1 slice onion 2 tablsp. butter , 2 tablsp. flour V-i tsp. salt Dash of pepper * Cook th? corn with the milk & the slice of onion. Put the.corn through a strainor, forcing as much of it through as possible. Melt the butter, add the flour and when smooth, stir in the milk and corn puree. Cook together slowly for a few minutes. Serve hot and for an extra attraction, add a spoonful of whipped cream to the top of each serving. —GRACE. The temperature on the surface of the planet Mercury is about 700 degrees Fahrenheit. THESE WOMEN! » |_L ii If mil Him r" ""•'-»••—-"—""--• "-.-..—^....—^. -jrniTffiii - , \ ctd* "1 Met one of Mr. Drabicin's ex-wives. She I could do worse t" Mrs Richards Receives High Honor, Otfosen * /• Ottosen—Mrs Ralph Richards was presented with an honorary membership from the Ottosen Progressive Club when that group met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs Earl Olson. This honor is given in recognition of club activities on the basis of service in the federation, the club, county, district and years of continual membership. Mrs Richards has a record of 28 years of continuous service in the Ottosen Progress Club and eight years of Continuous service in the Progress Club at Fairbanks, Iowa. She served as county chairman from 1931 to 1935, district committeewoman of adult education from 1935 to 1938, district committeewoman of club institute from 1940 to 1946, district committeewoman of poetry from 1946 to 1948 and district committeewoman of literature from 1948 to 1952. She has been recognized in Who's Who In America for activity in, the Little Theater movement. Mrs Harold Mountain, president of the club, presented the certificate of honorable membership and the pin to Mrs Richards. The Iowa Federation of Women's Club .certificate of honorable membership is signed by the state president, Mrs Elmer Taylor. Thirteen members wore pre sent at the meeting and roll cal" was answfreri with jokss. Tht- :?roup voted to give $2 toward the Pan-American student exchange- and took a collection for tin Penny Art Fund. Mrs Jesne Van Buskirk gave the lesson or, "Hou.--ek<'t'ping At The Artie's Edge." Mrs Harold Mountain had charge of recreation. The next meeting will be held at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage and Mrs K. R. McLuen will be hostess. The date will be March fl Guests were Mrs Fred Benjamin and Mrs Henry Olson of Bradgate and Mrs Roy'Enocksonl Home EC Entertains School board members and their wives and members of the faculty and their husbands and wives were served a 6:30 dinner by the home economics girls under the direction of their teacher Mrs Myra McNitt, Wednesday evening at the school house. The menu was prepared by the girls. Table "(decorations were carried out in the patriotic colors, red, white and blue and centerpieces were small cherry trees to carry out a Washington birthday theme. Those present included Mr and Mrs Fred Kampcn, Mr and Mrs Edward Zinnel, Mr and Mrs Donald Usher, Mr and Mrs Silas Banwart and Mr and Mrs DeVere Newton, Miss Ruby Zaugg, Mrs Earl Smith, Mr and Mrs Shoemaker, Mr and Mrs Roy Luft, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Dunn, Mr and Mrs K. R. McLuen and Mr and Mrs Merle Holt. Girls in the class who did the preparing and serving are Gayle Banwart, Carol Hellickson, Shirley Kampen, Lilas Worster, Patty Struthers, Anna Mae Bauer and Nancy Cooper. Home Project Meeting About 15 ladies were present at the home project.meeting held Wednesday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church parlors. Myrtle Hewitt, extension home economist was in charge of the meeting and told of the care of different kinds of man-made fibers. She showed saniplos of different kinds of materials containing these fibers such as acetate, nylon, dacron, etc. She also showed samples of carpeting and told what to look for when buying a new carpet. Slow Recovery For Heinle Fisher A. A. (Heinie) Fisher, who suffered critical injuries Dec. 18 in i truck accident near Hannibal, Mo., is still in St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn., where he was taken Jan. 3. While Fisher's two broken legs are mending satisfactorily, he has been troubled with burns about his entire body. Several weeks ago windows were cut in his casts so that skin grafting on the burned spots could be done. The grafting, according to doctors, was exceptionally good, but Fisher's skin is so sensitive that extreme caution has been necessary to keep it from breaking open. The cast on his right leg has- been entirely removed and a bag filled with solution has been put. on it to help mend the skin. Since the broken bones are still not mended, this procedure requires absolutely no moving of the leg until a cast can be put back on it. It may be another week or two before Mr Fisher can be released from the hospital. Virgil Shackelford, who was also in the accident, has been recuperating at home with two broken legs. Friday he went to Fort Dodge for a checkup and was considered in good condition. Since returning he has started standing on his legs, but only for a few minutes at a time. Tuesday, March 6, 1956 Algeria (Id.) Upper 0«t M«lft«»-J IF tt'8 NEWS WE WANT if UbM Cla*sli«d» Pay Dividend* St. Benedict Saturday evening supper guests at the Philip Arndorfer residence were Mr and Mrs Don Lickteig. High prize in "500" won by Ben Dorr nt the home of Mrs Dan Froehlich, Fiib. 20. Mrs Isadore Mayer will have the next meeting. Mr and Mrs Leo McEnroe, Mr and Mrs Mike McEnroe, Frank McEnroe, Julia, Helen and Betty Ann McEnroe, Mrs Dorothy Higgins and son, Bill, and the Philip Arndorfer family were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs James T McEnroe. 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All you do to join is drive a new Buklc—that makes you A member. And all you do to drive this beauty is ask. From that point on it's pure thrill all the way. Because then you'll feel the sheer bliss of cradled travel in the best riding Buick yet built—and of a wonderful handling ease in the car with the truest sense of direction yet... Because then you'll tingle with the flash-fast power response that's yours from Buick's big 322-cubic-inch V8 engine—where horsepowers and compression ratios lu't lofty new peaks, and road command hits a soaring new level.., Because then—and only then—will you feel the absolute smoothness and the electrifying action of today's new Variable Pitch Dynaflow*—where the first Inch of pedal travel docs new wonders for getaway and cruising and gas mileage—and where flooring the pedal switches tho pitch for the most spectacular safety-surge in America today. So if you want some fun and fast action — if you want to see what it's like to call signals on the most performance-packed automobile in all Buick history — come join our Thrill-A-Minute Club, As we said, there's nothing else to do for membership except drive a new Buick. And, as well gladly show you, there's nothing to match this beauty as a bedrock buy—for we're making the best deals ever on the best Buick yet. Drop in on us today or tomorrow—press that pedal** and let the thrills fall where they wilL *Now Adiam-cd Variable Pitch Dynaftow is the only Dytiafloto Buick builds today. It « standard on Roadmaster, Super and Century-optional at modest extra coat on the S WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUIIT BUICK WILL BUILD THEM SEE JACKIE GLEAJQN X ON TV —» t !««<» Somiagy t««nli<f ^. t »~ ''•»...,.', A WfW 4Pwr r«u«-4-$9oson Comfort in yowr ntw BMick with fUGIDAIRS CONDITIONING- 105 N. Hall BRANDT BUICK

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