Morel) 27,»5t Every year about this time the entertainment world, and quite u 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 tht> Academy Awards with Oscars and I presume there are similiar prices for radio an'd the legitimate stage. Anyone who receives one of these awards is really made. » * * When these awards are presented, tlie persons so honored act completely overwhelmed with surprise even though they've been betting their life that they'd gel one ever since the nominations. There are always some tears and though I like to pretend to deplore sch- rnaltziness, I find myself misting up a bit when 1 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 once in a while. Mark Twain said he could live for a month on one good compliment. There 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—homemakers 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 qalled 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 staiue 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 cooking. Martha awards should not be 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 should have its own. I can think of many gals who deserve Marthas right here in Algona. * * • Mow, knowing the female of the species as I claim to dp, 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 for 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 141 At LuVerne Father-Son Banquet merely suggesting names for nomination in the various categories of the purely hypothetical contest. * « * The award for Best Pejrfof- mance As A Cook would be difficult to decide without edible examples. If this were a real 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 ate), Mrs H. R. Cowan for her nut bread and Mary T. Bestenlehner 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 Ironer of Her Husband's White Shirts, I'd suggest Darlene Egli. * * * The Academy Awards always have a category for set designing. Every homemaker has her own stage—her house, and the slip covers and draperies she makes, the upholstering, refinishing and color choosing she does amounts to set designing. Names of 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 Rising. They have Costume Designing in the Academy Awards and so have we. Among the many candidates for nomination in this department could be Pat Voyles, Ann Clark, Dorothy Zeigler, Shirley Snyder, and Florence Fisher, who not only sew for themselves but also for their husbands and children. * * * Directors come in for their share of Academy Awards and our Martha awards should .certainly include the gals who keep the wheels turning in community YOU'LL GET A SEAL BOOT OUTOFTHISBEAUIY Me pf6cf> 9ncfsee) W I 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 pedal before you get any idea what this sizzler cm 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— and 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— and in the same split-second you're at 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 quietest and 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, s.oft comfort of big interiors-and the iweet aud solid steadiness of that great Buick ride. At A NSW LOW MfCf-4-S«a»on Comfort .to you* P*W luick with fUGIDAHU There's the grace of line you can see stretching befof* you—and the sure and nimble way this beauty hundlai and corners and tracks and targets to the road. So come be our guest at the wheel of • spanking-no*? Buick—just for fun and kicks and a new excitement. And if you feel this is the car for you, well show yoa prices and a deal that say it's yours for sure. Prop la today or tomorrow, won't you? *.V(.-u! Advanced Variable Pitch Dynaflow Is the only Buick builds today. It is standard on Roadmaster, Super Century—optional at nivdcst extra cost on the Special. Joinftidft Jutl drop hi and i a 1956 Buick. Di«eo the new thrllli >• Mm, handling, poww 9*4 iwilch-plich porta ones to b« hod hi i B«*l Bvltk Ytf. • MCOI OilAMM * ON TV_ _ * .«.»'** 'WMIN MTTtt AUTOMOIIIES AU Will WICK Will 105 N. Hall BRANDT BUICK Algona, Iowa service. A few of my nominations for this are Delia Moxley, Barbara Haggard, Christine McCullough, Betty Stillman, Marian Will, Veda Murtagh and Betty Schutter. Madame Chairman is a director, too, when she keeps 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 ate doing such a good job in coordinating their youngsters' religious training in the church and in the home that I hesitate to single out any of them for nominations in that department. But ther,u 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 Robinson, Mary Bartlett, Thelma Brower, Dorothy Colwell and Mary Corrine Smith. • • • There should be a Hostess With The Mostest award when we are giving out Marthas. In my opinion, 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. • * • 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 Wilhelmi and Mrs Glen Seger. • * * Probably nobody will ever really give out awards for homemaking, at least at the community level, but I still think most of us deserve one in some department or at least an "A" for effort. I am going to claim one Martha for my very own. It's for, Mother of the Dearest, Orneriest, Nicest, Meanest, Most Re- *narkable,. M e s s lest, 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 in a hurry' so that I could go Meet Your NEW NEIGHBORS Mr and Mrs Lawrence Curry and their two daughter*, Linda, 9, left, and Laureen, 6, right, arrived in Algona late in October, following transfer of Mr Cirrry by the Rath Packing Co. from Waterloo to this territory. Mr Curry, originally an Oklahoman, has been employed by Rath for the past two years as a territory salesman at Waterloo. He was born in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, attended school in Oklahoma, then lived in Texas, Arizona and California until moving to Iowa about ten years ago. He lived at Waterloo the entire lime before moving to Algona. H* served on several ships as a gunner's mate while a member of the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters and was stationed at San Francisco when he met Mrs Curry. Mildred. Mrs Curry, was born at Nashua, but moved at an early age with her parents to Waterloo. She attended school there and graduated from East high school. Mildred was employed in a dental laboratory there (Mr Curry worked in a dental lab later in Waterloo) and late* moved to San Francisco, where she was living when she met Larry. They were married there in June. 1945. Their two daughters, Linda and Laureen, both attend Bryant school. Linda is in third grade. Laureen in first grade. The Currys have a big black cat which, along with Mrs Curry, enjoys playing the 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 downtown 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, J 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 new color transmitter—I think he said it cost $85.000—and just \j^p>> ,S3©s*%wi lovelier than springtime f^^^M^-^ ^ rinss ,,A 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 haying his luncli when he was visiting with us. 1 do hope he finally got around to eating something. , • * • 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 AMEDICAN GEM Socim ALGONA. IOWA Miss Marcia Stone visited Friday to Tuesday in the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Ray Stone and Ronald. The short vacation was between terms at Iowa State College, Ames, where Marcia is a student. Mrs Stone took her back to Ames late Tuesday. Last Thursday and Friday, Janice Heine, Kathy Bpckes 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 and 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 unit voted $5 for a Korean education fund.' Mrs Minnie Hagist gave the unit a gift of $5 for the use of the wheel chair. Dwayne Tobey pleased the group with two cornet mumbers, Anytime and Easter Parade, accompanied by Mrs Ray Stone. Hostesses were Mrs Harold Wolf and Mrs Nels Jensen. RD2 and Mrs William Wickett and Steven of Long Beach, Calif, arrived Wednesday evening for a 21-day leave with their parents. Cars Of 1905 Theme Used For Program LuVerne — The Father and Son banquet was held in thr> rooms of the Methodist Church Thursday evening and served by the Woman's Society of Christian Service to 141 guests. The 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 year's model was given by toastmaster W. Raymond Legler. Answering Toot from a new 56 by Donald Baker, The Horn's Duet, Dwayne Tobey and Ronald Stone. A quartet of smooth-running motors, by Larry Henderson, Eldon Reddel, LeRoy Weber and Donald Baker. We take to the highway via the Cinema Route. Home From Hospital Herbert A. Kaiser went to Iowa City Thursday and brought Mrs Kaiser and Mary Ann, 9M> 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 found 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 uway in the hospital with Mary Ann. 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 Ortha Lane, missionary in the Philippines, 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 Edward 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, Braynard. 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-, day evening with Mrs C. O. Me- Dlellan. One guest her daughter Mrs Harold Meyers was present. At play at two tables, high, Mrs Charles Hinz and low, Mrs Frank Gronbach. (quiet) Quiet as a mouae, quick as a bunny--that's the way to hang up your telephone when you find your party Una in use. Other tips for good party-line service: apace out your phone calls, replace the receiver carefully, releaae the lin* quickly for emergency calls. Party- line courtesy is catching. North* western Bell Telephone Company. Kindergarten Opens Kindergarten opened Monday, Vlarch 20 with an enrollment of 31, seventeen boys and fourteen girls. Classes will be held each afternoon for eight weeks und Mrs Guy Andre is the teacher. The kindergarten room in the old building was completely cleaned and redecorated. New tables, benches and olher new equipment were placed in the room. School Out Good Friday The LuVerne Consolidated school will be dismissed Friday March 30, in observance of Good 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 13-14. Mr and Mrs Edward Dehnert 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 in Texas. They are now returning to Fort Dodge to make ready for the opening of their cafe, "Joe and Ole", which they had leased the past year. Mr and Mrs Edwin Mwrty «nd Mr and Mrs Henry Kubly visited Sunday in the borne of M? tad Mrs Judean W»lth« in Randall. Mrs Weltha is the loxw*r Ruth Ann Mirty. daughter of the Edwin Marty s ana granddaughter of the Henry Kubly'a.
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