The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1956 · Page 45
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~Algeria (la.) Upper 5es Molnes Tuesday, April 24, 1956 II is supposed to be good for children to learn to express themselves. When they aren't looking at TV. or busy with their school work, or fighting with each other they should be getting some culture. Now. exposing the youngsters to art, music and literature is very necessary and I wouldn't want my kids to grow up without at least a nodding acquaintance with all of these. But I do think that home life for Mnmma. would be a lot less complicated and our house would be a lot neater if the small fry had never heard of water colors, treble cleffs or story plots. * « * Take papier mache for example. That's -an artistic medium, as every school teacher, mother, scout leader or camp counselor knows. It is composed of torn up newspapers scattered equally between the kitchen floor and a very large bucket. You wet and soak these generously in water Then you add" a huge amount of flour—every bit you have in the kitchen cupboard for it is considered no-fair if you have enough left over to make gravy. Blue, green or yellow food coloring turns this goop into an even more sickening mess and then it can be formed into all sorts of extremely artistic and useful shapes. Like false heads, masks, in trays, witch doctor rattles ?nd ash trays that won't hold ashes. * * * When you get it slurped into shape you put it in the oven and bake it for a couple of weeks whether or not you have planned a baked dinner. The light or the gas bill soars. Once in a while you forget and turn up the heat. Then the objet d'art gets interesting scorch marks on it or, if you are lucky, goes up in flame altogether. 'The accepted pro- ceecture with papier mache is to get far more on your dress or blue jeans than you do on the cultural creation. Maybe if the clothes were baked, tney'd loon artistic also. However, it does come out in the wash. » * • Although all of our youngsters are great on projects, the more congealing the better. Bill is considered the artistic member of the family. He's always making something out of papier mache or experimenting in new dye processes. And he water-colors, makes sculptures out of homemade clay, does pencil sketches, architectural drawings and soap carvings. I envy him his talent but at the same time I marvel at how he can be so apallingly messy! * » « One of Mary Ann's current passions is music. She's taking piano lessons and she doesn't mind practicing one bit. The only catch is we don't have a piano for her to practice on. Our long-suffering Grandma lives near by and it is on her piano that we pound out the scales and "Tick Tac Toe" in C Major. I say "we" advisedly for Mama goes along with hei', for I figure as long as we are paying out money for lessons it would not do at all for Mary Ann to practice the wrong mtes. This runs us both into difficulties for practice sessions have to be sandwiched between both Mother and daughter's previous engagements. Mary Ann is in her second book and I can still keep up with her! But along about Book Three, Mama will have reached the extent of her musical knowledge. * * * Jeanie is going to be literary. At least we think she will be when she learns to read and \vrite more skillfully. She has aspirniions In authorship and she makes up stories. These masterpieces are dictated to me and I have to spell them out letter for letter while she laboriously prints them down. Her latest saga starts, "Mary was a very attractive girl. She was pretty, too." It's only a little better than her mother's attempts at fiction. * * * Mary Ann is in fourth grade so, of course, she reads quite well. But once in a while she misreads a word with humorous results. Last Sunday she asked to go to the movies. "It's a mystery, Mama," she said, "and I sure like scarey shows." "Anything Goes", was playing at the Algona and I happened to know it was supposed to be a terrific musical. When I informed Mary Ann of this, she said, "Yes, I know. It says right here on the calendar. 'A Terrified Musical Comedy • In Color' ". » * * I wish I had known about John -.1 wish I had known about John Beiser when I wrote last week's column on Grace Kelly. Besides being the staunchest through- thick-and-thin St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan, he is the only local person I know of who has actually visited Grace Kelly's palace in Monaco! It was during the first world war. His army company drew names out of a hat for a side trip and John was one of the lucky winners. The 200 room palace had absolutely nobody living in it and the group took a thorough tour, complete with many photographs which John still has. Mr Beiser is much too modest to brag about this distinction and my information Comes from a source wishing to remain anonymous. But perhaps if you drop into the Smoke Shop, he'll tell you about it and maybe, show you his pictures. By the way, did you read in the paper that Grace and the Prince don't consider the palace exactly homelike either? They are going to live in his villa and use the palace for state occasions and for office space. « * * It has long been common knowledge that to get a community project well done it should be handed over to the women. Another axiom that caught on quickly is that if you want a thing done quickly and efficiently you should ask the busiest person you know. Both of these are being successfully employed in the current drive for commu- INVITES YOU TO VISIT THE STORE AND our Pictured at the left is our nameless calf which is in a booth at our store. We want you to name him. He's growing fast, on Wayne Calf Feeds, so hurry in and take a look at him before he crowds us out [f your name is a winner, here's what you will receive: First Prize: $10.00 Cash Second Prize: $6.95 Scale Third Prize: $2.25 Calf Pail And while you're in the store guessing on our own calf . . . GET YOUR FREE ENTRY BUNK HERE FOR WAYNEiFEEDS '10,000 "NAME OUR BROTHER" CONTEST Wayne Feeds are offering $10,000 in prizes for naming one of the world's most famous calves . . . the quintuplets who were born prematurely, weighing one-fourth normal, and have gained faster than average calves. Their lives were saved and their weight doubled in just seven weeks as a result of Wayne Calfnip milk replacer and Wayne Calf Feeds. The four heifer calves have already been named . . . Nola, Emma, Wanda and Anna . . . the bull calf is the one to be named in the contest. Your Visit To Our Store May Mean Money In Your Pocket. 1st PRIZE: Case "300" Tractor Plus Possible $1,000 Cash Bonus 2nd PRIZE: Ford Pickup Truck 3rd PRIZE Maytag Auto. Washer 4th PRIZES: 100 Sheffield Carving Sets 5th PRIZES: 100 Hctndy Kitchen Sets ROBINSON PRODUCE ALGONA THESE WOMEN! By d'Alessio J |g<RtH^SE$-DQVECOTHJ "Do you have something more on the Tudor or Early Victorian styles?" nity concert memberships. Every gal among the many selling tickets is a busy homemaker, mother, club woman, career gal or all four. Betty Schutter, the chairman is a good example. She makes almost daily trips to the other towns in the county and has innumerable committee meetings. And her family consists of five, quite young children! * * * Lillace Sefrit found ihat perhaps the concert drive has an untapped wealth of workers. She directs a Junior High chorus and she thought some interest in the series could be stirred up among the youngsters. She made an offer of a free ticket for every five sold, thinking she'd get two or three volunteers. Out of the 30 or so chprristers, 23 were all hepped to sell and Lilliace's problem is to narrow the.field down to a workable number. * * * The last time we had an April, Friday the 13th was a lucky day for me for that was when I received my Master Columnist's, award. It sure wasn't luck for me this year. Three of my favorite manuscripts came limping home with rejection slips. I have not yet learned to take this philisophrcally and I firmly vowed I'd put away my typewriter and never write another word But the next day I was clacking away at it again for I had promised a writing project to someone. * .* * ' I am convinced thai I can sIHgle-handedly wreck all trie publishers of amateur plays. All I have to do is contribute a manuscript. One little number of mine is a jinx for sure. It has collected letters that couldn't be any nicer ..unless they enclosed a check. One publisher liked it very much, but they were overstocked. Would I send it back in six months? I did and found the company just went put of business. The next one liked it -Iso. but they were going out of business to merge with another company. The next one thought the play was "enjoyable and clever" but they didn't use plays any more. The last and final trip was to a company who thought it was just fine but they are concentrating on high school plays because you can't make any money from plays for women's clubs. So I have decided to go into business for myself. If you need a play, skit or program for all women casts, I will oblige for a nominal fee. If you are interested, drop me a line. * * * This weeks' recipe is from the recipe contest. It's for Glazed Pears a la mode and it comes from Georgia Thaves who says, "It is a party dessert, made in 10 minutes." 1 cup red currant jelly 6" cooked or canned pear halves Vi cup orange juice • 1 teasp. grated orange peel Vanilla ice cream. Melt the jelly in skillet. Place the pear halves in the melted jelly and simmer 7 or 8 minutes. Baste and turn until well glazed. Pour off remaining jelly. Chill pears. Add the orange juice and grated orange peel to jelly. Arrange chilled pears in serving dishes. Top with vanilla ice cream and the Jelly-orange sauce. Serves 6. —GRACE. Half Million In U. $, Bonds Sold Kossuth county residents are just a hair behind the state average-in purchase of U.S. Saving? Bonds, according to G. D. Shumway, county chairman. The state average through the first three months of 1956 is 33 percent, while Kossuth hit the 32 percent mark. A total of $550,708 in bonds has been sold so far in the county this year. The national average to date is 27 percent of the quota for the year. County .residents invested $191,017 in bonds during March which moved the county nearer the state average. Sales lagged here early in 1956. Sales and percentages of quotas for adjoining counties are: Emmet, $319,231, 29 percent; Hancock, $448,058, 43 percent; Humboldt. $374,837, 38 percent; Palo Alto, $235,773, 22 percent; and Winnebago, $395,073, 40 percent Our numerals originated in Arabia. LOCALS Mr and Mrs Ernest Egel were recently visited by > Mr and Mrs Dean Montgomery and Mrs Kate Miller of Manly. A. L. Long was dismissed Thursday from the University hospital at Iowa City following a cornea transplant. He will report back there this week Friday for a check-up. It is' too early to know the results of the surgery. Mrs Ernest Egel has returned from Iowa City where she speht six weeks haying major surgery to correct a hip ailment. Unfortunately she had developed an allergy to necessary medication but it is hoped she will soon be improved from that. Mr and Mrs John Romer were visited from Thursday till Sunday by the- latter's father William Beck who had returned from Bradenton, Fla., where he had spent the winter with his son-in- law and daughter. Mr and Mrs Romcr took him to his home at Dickens. Dr. and Mrs M. O. Bourne have returned from a three week's vacation most of which was spent in Florida. Coming home they stopped at Oak Ridge, and Lexington, Ky., at the, latter place visiting the noted hors% farms. They were f also at Tallahassee, Term., where they visited Mr and Mrs John Morrili, son-in-law and daughter of Judge and.Mrs G. W. Stillman. • > Mr and Mrs Lloyd Haubach had as callers Saturday, Mr and Mrs Cecil Woods who were enroute from their home in Oklahoma to visit relatives in this vicinity. The Haubachs and Woods became acquainted a number of years ago while living at Storm Lake. Mr and Mrs Haubach were visited Sunday by the' latter's brother- in-law and sister 'Mr and Mrs Jack Hah ley of Nora Springs. Mrs Ralph Brown spent the weekend at Iowa .City visiting her son Tom who is hospitalized at University hospital. She took with her two sisters from St. Cecelia Academy. John Hood, .Robert McMahon, and James Cink who attended the forensic meeting here. Tom expects to have surgery soon if that is the doctors final decision, at'ter»-a few more days of observation. Evelyn Cady and her, companion Mrs Esther Benson and Mrs Elizabeth Post attended the funeral services Apr. 13 at Mason City for Evelyn's cousin, Dr. Gerald Cady, 58, who died Tuesday at the Park hospital. Others in attendance! were the deceased's brother Edwin Cady of Houston, Tex., the son, Dr. Jerry Cady of China Lake, Calif., the .<;on Pat, a law student at /Iowa City University, the daughter Jean, an instructor in music at the college at Baton Rouge, La., and utlcle Charles Simba of Mapleton. cousin. Mrs Madeline Nelson of Blue River, Wis., Caroline Campbell, of Rock Island, 111., fiancee of Pat Cady. Dr. Guy Finchain of Ames and Edwin Bryant, brother oi Mrs Cady of New York City. Mrs Flaig Heads Lohe Rock Drive ,Mrs W. G. Flaig will solicit memberships for the Kossuth Community Concert association during the drive for members to be held the week of April 22nd. During past years over 30 people from the Lone Rock vicinity have enjoyed the programs of the as* sociation which just fecentl? completed the sifcth season*' o* concerts. Memberships will be for the programs to be given next fall and winter. , April 27th is the last day \hat memberships will be sold in this neighborhood. MAY SEE A life-time of blindness appears to be coming to an end for John Roberts, 50, of Chariton. Blind since the age of three, he has recently had a corneal transplant to his left eye and vision is returning. His blindness originally resulted from measles. OFFICIAL '1955 IOWA CORN YIELD TEST SHOWS DEKALB A TOP PERFORMIR ,N THi NORTHWEST DISTRICT OF IOWA IN THI NORTH DISTRICT TIED FOR 1 st IN THI NORTHEAST DISTRICT It Pays to Plant DeKalb! 'The reason—DEKALB u bred to come through with the kind of performance that put* money in the bank. In the 1955 Iowa Official Corn Yields, DEKALB 414 took FIRST in the Northwest-DEKALB 406 was FIRST in the North and DEKALB 409 tied for FIRST in the Northeast. Let DEKALB help you to M0RE Profits. Sefe your DEKALB dealer today. Eugene Hood Algona Kermit Fowler Oliosen Homer O. Malthiesen — Fenlon Frank Droessler Bancroft Clem H. Mergen Whittemore Martin Meiners Ringsied I! at a price that will open your eyes I I F YOU'RE in the market for a real buy, take a good look at tJiis one. It's a 1956 Buick SPECIAL— which means, of course it's a big car. But look again at the price news it carries. It tells you this big Buick SPECIAL can be yours for only a few dollars more than the price of the well-known smaller cars— for even less than some models of those very same cars. (And the price we'll show you proves how true that is.) The gospel truth is — this brawny new beauty is the biggest bundle of high style and hot performance ever offered in Buick's lowest-priced Series. that, though, doesn't completely explain why Buick outsells every car in America except the two well-known smaller ones To understand the big reason, you've got to know sometlu'ng about how much pure automobile you get for your money in a 1956 Buick — The extra satisfaction of commanding Buick'i walloping new 322-cubic-inch V8 engine— The extra Joy and comfort of Buick's new buoyant ride, Buick's matchless new handling ease, Buick's extra solidity of structure— The extra thrill that comes from the world's most modern transmission. For, at your option, you can also have the new double-action take-off— and the extra gas-saving mileage — of Buick's advanced new Variable Pitch Dynaflow.f " 1 hose are some of the things we'd like you to know, firsthand, about the 1956 Buick. And we'll let the car itself—and that low price tag—do the talking. Will you come in—real soon—this week maybe? f.Vt'tu Advanced Variable Pitch Dynaflow Is the only Dijnujiow Buick builds today. It is standard on Roadmastef, Super and Century—optional at modest extra cost on the Special. lOWWWCe-4-Seoton Comfort in ygur new Buick with flUGIOAIHf CONDITIONING — WHfcN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE »UUT »UICK WIU MJJIO 105 N. Hall BRANDT BUICK *'<*""•»«

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