The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 27, 1956 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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March 27,1956 er Every year about this time the entertainment ^ world, and quite a few of the rest of us, breathlessly await the announcement of the winners of the performance awards. In the television field they give out Emmys, in the movies it's the Academy Awards with Oscars and;I presume ftiePe f/" e , similia r Prizes for radio and the legitimate stage. Anyone who receives one of'these awards is lv really made. ' * * * When these awards are presented, the peneons so honored act completely overwhelmed with surprise even though they've been betting their life that they'd'get one-ever since the nominations. There are always some tears and though I like .to pretend to deplore sch- maltziness, I find myself misting up a bit when I watch the presentations. For an Oscar represents a high point in a career and who can tell how much, hard work, how many frustrations, sacrifices, set-backs, what number of dreams, both unrealized and fulfilled, are in the background of receiving it. • * •' Everyone likes a pat on the back nonce in a while. Mark Twain said he could live'for a month on one good compliment Thefe is no reason why recognition of work well done should be confined to a handful of luminaries in the movie and television world. I think .there should be some sort of Oscar' for ordinary mortals—hometrtakers, for instance. They work just as hard as actresses and producers do, and,'in their own field, are just as talented. A little recognition might be 'the high point in their careers also. • • * * If there were a homemaker's academy award it could not very appropriately be called an Oscar. Maybe it should be called a, Martha, after the Biblical woman who was "cumbered about much serving." But there would have to be the understanding, that the term also incorporated the virtues of Martha's sister, Mary, who chose "the:better part", the things of the spirit. ' * * * The statue for the Martha award could ,be that of a woman holding a dust mop in one hand, a book • in the other. There'd be a child clinging to her skirts and if you could wire the thing for odor, there'd be the fragrance of an apple pie cook- ng. Martha awards should not De put on a national basis. To spread around a bit the lift that recognition brings, • the awards should be put on a smaller basis. Every community shouk have its own. . I can 'think of many gals who deserve Marthas right here in Algona. ; * * * 141 At LuVerne Father-Son Banquet merely suggesting names fo nomination in the^Various cate gories of the purely hypothetica contesti * * * The award for Best Petrfof- mance As A Cook would be difficult to decide without edible examples. If this were a rea contest, I'd insist on the taste test. Some likely candidates whose wares I've-sampled lately are Lavonne Post with her Boysenberry Pie, (best I ever atd) Mrs H. R'. Cowan for her nul bread and Mary T. Bestenlehnef and Verla Miller for their cookies. Best Performance as Immaculate Housekeeper (with or without youngsters at home) could very well go to Mrs Ted Larson, Mrs W. J. Sigsbee and Mrs Joe Greenberg. For Best troner of Her Husband's White Shirts, I'd suggest Darlene Eglh Now, knowing the female of the species as I claim to do, I •Wouldn't want to be the- final judge in any homemakers' academy award contest. There is no fury like that of a woman scorned and anybody responsible fpr handing out these proposed prizes should be prepared to leave town on very short notice. It's not so much that the winners of the Marthas would not be worthy of the awards, it's that for every Martha handed out there'd be ten other gals just as deserving. To avoid getting too far out on a limb, I'll stick to The Academy Awards always lave a category fpr set designing.! Every homemaker has her own' stage—her house, and the Slip' covers and draperies she makes,he upholstering, refinishing and color choosing she does amounts to s'et designing. Names x>f'local women that come to mind just now who are ' especially skilled in this are Erma Lee Deim Grace McGraw, Shirley Ricklefs Val Williams and Bernice Ris ing. They have Costume Design ing m the Academy Awards am so have we. Among the manj candidates for nomination in thi department could be Pat Voyles Ann Clark, Dorothy Zeigler Shirley Snyder, and Florenci Fisher, who not only sew fo themselves but also for thei husbands and children. Directors come in for iheir share of Academy Awards anc our Martha awards should cer- ;ainly include the gals who keep :he wheels turning in cpmmunity service. A few of my nomination for this are Delia Moxley, Bar para Haggard, Christine McCul °ugh, Betty Stillman, Marian will, Veda Murtagh and Bettj Schutter. Madame Chairman i a director, too, when she keep, a business meeting from being side-tracked. Some of the ladies who are adept at this are Helen Kelly, June Mawdsley and Lily Foth. * * * So many mothers are doing such a good job in coordinating their youngsters' religious training in the churdi and in the home that I hesitate to single out any of them for nominations in that department. But 'there should be some mention of this as long as we are giving out Marthas for it takes long hours of .teaching, listening, working, guiding . and praying both at church and at home to accomplish it. Some of .the mothers whose examples I have admired are Dottie Martin, Ruth Robin- On, Mary Bartlett, Thelma Brower, Dorothy Colwell and Mary Corrine Smith. • * « There should be a Hostess With 'he Mostest award when we are iving out Marthas. - In my opin- on, this should include not only the gals who give parties that are fun after days of preparation, but most especially those who have the priceless knack of making guests feel welcome no matter when they drop in. For this Martha, I suggest, Ruth Shierk, Kitty Phillips, Aria Cowan, Ruth McVay and Marge Dahl.' Meet Jour NEW NEIGHBORS We have lots of lively graduate homemakers whose charm and wisdom serve as inspiration to the rest of us. We should have a golden Martha for them in keeping with their years. Very likely candidates would be Mrs Kate Annis, Mrs Carrie Bourne, Mrs Agnes Laidley and Mrs Essie Sullivan. Ladies I'd suggest for Youngest Looking Grandmother are Mrs Bob Reilly, Mrs Doris \yilhelmi and Mrs Glen Seger. •Up'-- • ' * * . ;',;Probably f nobody will ever rjeally give out awards for homemaking, at least at the community level, but I still think most Of us deserve one' in some de- >artment or at least an "A" for ffort. I am going to claim one aartha'for my very own. It's or, Mother of the Dearest, Orn^est^Nicest, Mfeanest,, Most Re- markatfle, •M.fM s i, Sweetest, Most Exasperating Kids Anywhere. You thought you had those at your house? Well, I'll not argue , with you; You see, everybody deserves an Academy Martha for something. » « . Last week I wrote the column m a hurry so that I could go i ;„,£? o a ? d £. M " . L ? wr6nc « Curry and their two daughters. Linda, 9, left, and Laureerf, 6, right, arrived in Algona laie in October, following transfer of Mr Curry by thi Rath Packing Co. from Waterloo to this territory. Binv^i r K C n rr X; * ori fu nally an Okla homan, has been em- at Waterto , Ule past two years as a le "i»ory salesman !„ rSf ?** bo /J* J " Cheyenne, Oklahoma, attended school ,!i,«n ~ i" a< f he ? Uved > n T »xas, Arizona and California V?»{Li «u g to J OWa - aboi i t len vears a 9°- He Uved «» Waterloo the entire time before moving to Algona. He of r « V if M J ev « ral S , hil ?u a8 o a ff" 1 " 16 *'* mate while a member of the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific, Atlantic and Modi-' .lerranean theaters and was stationed at San Francisco when ' no met Mrs Curry. Mildred, Mrs Curry, was born at Nashua, but moved » a h ly •»•*»«» I"' Pf^nts to Waterloo. She attended nl' 6 a ,T d - 9 radualcd Jrom East high school. Mildred P ye f m , a Jknial laboratory there (Mr Curry to anF« B1d "*« 1 >«* la *<* '" Waterloo) and liter moved Th«v J Francisco : w he ' e she was Hving when she met Larry. They were married there in June, 1945. ard «ri, lw ? dTa . u # te . r »'.. Lind .f and Laureen, both attend rl r?" Lmda 1S "i third *****' Laureen m, first M« r^ e Cur , rYS ha , ve - a big black cal which - along with lUnnfr n y/ M j ,° ys ti, By l n » *!>• Hammond organ. (Upper Des Moines Flashfoto) down to Des Moines with Father. We stayed with Tom and Bob Sawyer and had a wonderful time.' Bobbie and I went down- town.Friday for a purely feminine toot—lunch, shopping (mostly looking), a professional facial and to top it off, a tour of WHO studios. We finangled to meet Jack Shelley, who, I am happy to report, is just as nice and genial us he sounds on his Home Town and Neighbor News reports. He showed us some of the inside workings of a television studio and it's a lot more complicated than I ever thought it would be. It takes 15 people to put one newscaster on the screen and that's not counting the guys out at the transmitter. WHO has a 1 new color transmitter—I think he said it cost $85,000—and just the. day before they received a new news machine that puts pictures on TV within such a short time it must use black magic. We gals were on TV for a short time, but I was so busy gaping around I didn't look at the monitor, so I don't know if I'm photogenic or not. Jack Shelley was supposed to be having his lunch, when he was visiting with us. I' do hope he finally got around to eating something. Cars Of 1905 Theme Used For Program LuVerne —. The Father and Son banquet was held in the rooms of the Methocliat Church Thursday evening and served bv the Woman's Society of Christian Service to 141 guests. Tho motif of cars, trucks and models from 1905 were used in table decorations and favors. The program opened with Invocation by the Rev. Robert Kessinger, The Welcoming Rattle from last years model was given by toastmaster W. Raymond Legler. Answering Toot from a hew 50 by Donald Baker. The Horn's Duet Dwayne Tobey and Ronald atone. A quartet of smooth-running motors, by Larry Henderson, Eldon Reddel, LeRuy Weber and Donald Baker. We take to the highway via the Cinema Route. Home From HospiJal Herbert A. Kaiser went to Iowa City Thursday and brought Mrs Kaiser and Mary Ann, 9'£ months old, after spending the past three weeks there. Mary Ann, who has suffered with a heart condition since birth underwent several tests there. It was tound she has four major heart defects after two tests. It was reported she was to undergo surgery soon, but her parents report, she is so young and undeveloped, it was not deemed \ advisable for surgery at this time. If her condition continues as at present, she is to return In three months for further examination. Mr and Mrs Kaiser have a three and one half year old daughter Helen who was cared for by her maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Andrew Laubenthal, while her mother was away m the hospital with Mary Ann. • lll^A lovelier than springtime YOU'LL GET A OUT01 U switch W E'LL grant that you'll get a kick from just looking at a new Buick-it's that kind of automobile. But you'll have to take the wheel, turn the key and press that pfdal before you get any idea what this sizzler on wheels can do to your spirits and well-being. It will take you only a handful of happy minutes to get the idea, Just nudge the pedal-no more than a gas-saving inch- end you'll feel the instant new getaway that's yours With the new Variable Pitch Dynaflow* even before you switch the pitch. Just find a spot where you can safely and legally call out the reserves-then floor the pedal. That switches the pitch instantly-und in the same split-secpnd you'ra fit full-power acceleration and sweeping ahead like you never did before in any other earth-bound vehicle. And all the while, just lend an attentive ear to the whispered might of that big 322-cubic-inch V8 that powers this spectacular performance. For that's the smoothest, the quietestand the highest-powered engine Series for Series, in all Buick history. ' There's more, of course, to make the thrills come thick and fast when you're bossing the best Buick yet. There's the deep, soft comfort of big interiors-and the iweet and solid steadiness 'of that great Buick ride. M 4 NfW (OW M/CI~*S*«i«a C«mf9rt »b yew MW ivick with diamond rings There's the grace of line you can see stretching befow you-and the sure and nimble way this beauty handle* and corners and tracks and targets to the road. So come be our guest at the wheel of a spanking-new Buick-just for fun and kicks and a new excitement And if you feel this is the car for you, well show you prices and a deal that say it's yours for sure. Drop fa today or tomorrow, won't you? *New Advanced Variable Pitch Dynaflow It the only Dynafam Blilck builds today. It is standard on Roadmaster. Swtr emd Century-optional at modest extra cost on th» Special Join Juit drop hi and drive a 1956 Buick. DlMOVM •ha n«w Ihrllb In rid*, handling, power end iwllch-pllch ptrfonv pnca to b« hod h fct Sait Buick Y«. 9:. in * Mac oH°iv MOH •WHIM MTTW AUTOMQIIlii Ml IUUIIUICX WIU MM» I 105 N. Hall BRANDT BUICK <*- , Iowa I've .already rambled on so long that there isn't much room for this week's recipe. And it's just a few minutes before midnight so I'll go to bed and we'll talk about food next week. —GRACE. • LuVerne By Mrs. Fern Bigings REGISTERED JEWELED AMERICAN GEM Socim ALGONA. IOWA Miss Marcia Stone visited Fri day to Tuesday in the home o. her parents, Mr and Mrs Ray Stone and Ronald. The short vacation was between terms ui Iowa State College, Ames, where Marcia is a student. Mrs Stone took her back to Ames late Tues day. Last Thursday and Friday. Janice Heine, Kathy Bockes and Mrs William Littlejohn attended the eighth annual Dorian Band Festival held at Luther College in Decorah. The Luther College Concert Band is directed by Weston Noble, former music director at LuVerne. Mr and Mrs Henry Kubly visited Monday in Corwith with former neighbors and friends, Mr and Mrs Frank Clapsaddle und Mr and Mrs William Walker. The American Legion Auxiliary met Monday evening, March 19, in the Legion building with president Mrs Ralph T. Davidson presiding. Sixteen members were in attendance. The un roted $5 for a Korean educatio und. Mrs Minnie Hagist gav he unit a gift of $5 for the us it the wheel chair. Dwayn Tobey pleased the group wit wo cornet mumbers, Anytim nd Easter Parade, accompaniei >y Mrs Ray Stone. Hostesse were Mrs Harold Wolf and Mi iels Jensen. RD2 and Mrs WllJiam Wicket nd Steven of Long Beach, Calif arrived Wednesday evening to 21-day leave with their paints, (quiet) Quiet as a mouse, quick as a bunny—that's the way to hang up your telephone when you find your party line in use. Other tips for good party-line service: space out your phone cans, replace the receiver carefully, release the Una quickly for emergency calls. Party* line courtesy is catching. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Hostesses, Silver Tea The W.S.C.S. of the Corwith Methodist were hostesses at a guest day and silver tea in their church rooms Monday afternoon to the LuVerne Society. Miss mf'i- , Lane i missionary in the .Pnuippines, was the guest speaker. Attending were Mrs Loyd Larson, Mrs George , Wolf, Mrs G M. Will, Mrs Albert A. Schipull, Mrs Elmer Kubly, Mrs Norma E. McClaran, Mrs Edwa rd Hof, Mrs Albert Genrich, Mrs B. E. Martin, Mrs Harry Lichty, Mrs Ralph Davidson, Mrs Clarence Krause, Mrs Jessie Sanford and Mrs Duane Neal. W.S.C.S. Meeting The meeting of the W.S.C.S. was held Wednesday afternoon, March 21, with general chairman, Mrs Loyd Larson presiding. Topic for the meeting was Ventures in Discipleship. The devotional service was led by Mrs C. O. McClellan and lesson study given by Mrs Glen Braynurd. Hostesses were Mrs Bertie C Ramus, Mrs W. Raymond Legler, Mrs Ralph Stoll, Mrs Ray Stone and Mrs Cecil Baker. Canasta Club Meets The Canasta Club met Thurs- iay evening with Mrs C. O. Mc- ^lellan. One guest her claugh- er Mrs Harold Meyers was pre' e . n , t ' At' Play at two tables, high, Mrs Charles Him and low, Mrs Frank Gronbach. Kindergarten Opens Kindergarten opened Monday, rtarch 20 with an enrollment of 1, seventeen boys and fourteen iris. Classes will be held each fternoon for eight weeks and drs Guy Andre is the teacher. ij £ lnder 8 a '' te n room in the Id building was completely cleaned and redecorated. New •tables, benches and other new equipment were placed in the room. School Out Good Friday The LuVerne Consolidated school will be dismissed Friday March 30, in observance of Guud Friday. The small groups of the music department of the LuVerne school under the direction of Mrs William Littlejohn are rehearsing daily for the spring contest to be held in Bode April 13-H. Mr and Mrs Edward Delmert arrived home Thursday from a visit of two months in Burbank Calif, with their son, Mr and Mrs Arlo Dehnert and family and in Denver, Colo., with their son-in- law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Jerry Hargroves and children. Mr and Mrs Elmer Emery were visiting relatives here the past week. They just returned from a year's trip of traveling. The winter was spent at Aranass Pass n Texas. They are now return- ng to Fort Dodge to make ready or the opening of their cafe, 'Joe and Ole", which they had eased the past year. Mr and Sirs Edwin Marty «nd M/ and Mrs Henry Kubly visit- cl 8un4ay in the home o*Mr «od »" rJy^SP , w » ltt » in Randall. rtrs Welth* Is the formar Ruth Ann Marty, daughter ot the fd- win Marty's ana granddaughter f the Henry Kubly's.

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