The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1950 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1950
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March 21, 1950 SECOND SECTION Ensemble Look Is New Fashion For Spring -~~ ——— iv *• • _________ • • l "%^ Ravines oo or CHRIS REESE A Lliito el ThU, a Little of Thai; Not Much . of Anything. ' I made Grace's column last week and it looks like she was planning to start a pancake club and when she does I'd sure like to be a member because on account of I like pancakes, can eat em three times a day, and they go swell with coffee gulping, and if Grace can make as good pancakes as she can write a column I m going to get a big bang out of belonging to her club, so to speak. It's a cincn that when there'* no politics involved in a school election there ain't no ballots cast That was plainly demonstrated in this count Monday a week ago because on account of there were only 42 voters cast a ballot at the schooJ election in Algona that day. With a population of some 7,000 that means that only one voter out of each 166 Algona residents made a mark in the ballot square. Several other school districts in Kossuth almost equaled Algona's voting. At Bancroft, population 959, one out of every 45 residents cast a ballot; at Wesley, population 468, one out of every 13 residents made a mark in a square; at Lakota, population 457, one out of every 10 residents made a mark; at Swea City, population 735, one out of every 9 residents voted; at Whittemore, population 671, one out of every seven residents went to the polls; at Burt, population 613, there was a sort of battle on and one out of every 5 residents turned out to scratch a ballot; and at Fenton, population 385, with a race on, one out of every three persons made their mark while at LuVerne, also battling, population 576, one out of every three residents got out to vote. Accordingly it's plain that where there are no politics in a school election, folks just don't bother to vote, so to speak. I don't belong to the Chamber of Commerce but I attended the annual feed and program at the school house last Thursday night because on account of a friend made a gift of a ticket and I sure enjoyed the banquet and the program along with several hundred other folks. And I noted that Chamber of Commerce members enjoy their coffee gulping. For instance at the table where I stuffed the good eats was Dick Norton and he sure knows his Java gulping and with either hand he raised the cup always at the right angle, and Leighton Misbach proved a close second except that at times his little finger wasn't always stanced at the right angle, and Tony Schmidt always angled his cup just right, so to speak. Alf Krensensky and Joe Harig love their jelly because they made short work of the contents in a dish near them and N. C. Rice said he could understand why the two gents were always sweet. R. R. Hutzell insisted that the brain food (celery) be saved and passed to me and Don Hemmmgsen suggested that I should eat a ton of it because on account of I could use food for the gray matter in my noodle. And O. B. Laing and Dwaine Lightej' liked the cherry pie and both insisted that there should be more cherry pie on the table, and I of- Dress Freedom With Slimness In 1950 Parade y In the mood of the classic<%nd the functional that is generally sweeping the world of art and design . . .fashion for 1950, too, wears a new look of sharp perspective. Based upon the new, bold freedom of dress first manifested in the phenomenal '20's, the look now is crested for the modern woman in a modern world. Fashion points up the slim, trim skirts, the look of natural shoulders, hips and waistlines . . . clearly defines them with sculptured jackets and restrains them subtly with a midline modesty of not-too-long, not-too-short skirt lengths. Sportswear Popular The new season ... the new year . . . the new half-century sees the coming of the sportswear-theme in fashion ... the sweater look, pleated skirts on everything from bathing suits to formal wear . . . the shirtwaist j look in fun and formal clothes the little-boy look in every Men's Sports Outfits fered to sell my hunk of pie but neither of 'em would give me more 'n a nickle. And Bob La Barre and Gene Schemel, both first class Java gulpers, seemed to be holding a contest as to which would gulp the most cups and L. S. Muckey offered to keep score for the gents, and when the waitress had no more coffee for the boys, Gulper Muckey offered to split his cup with them. And all this time I was so happy because on account of all those guys were nice and sociable just as if I was somebody. And all the fair sex at the table also were nice and smiled at me and I sure got a big bang out of being present and it again is proved that there are a lot of swell folks in Algona. Up to Saturday noon I had received 31 cards and letters from Lone Rock folks who made guesses as to the number of letters in the Lone Rock telephone directory and Mrs. C. E. Householder's letter was the first one received and she was right in her guesses and I'll see to it that she gets the Upper Des Moines for a year. Three others were also correct in their guesses, J. M. Anderson, Mrs. Richard Gross and Harlan A. Blanchard. But at least there are 31 Lone Rock residents who read the bunk in this column because on account of they cheeked on my telephone directory guessing. And here's hoping that they don't suffer too much with a headache from reading the Ravings junk, so to speak. Willis Cotton told me one time that between my writin and liadlm 1 sure could peddle- plenty gray natter aches, and maybe hei. jot something there. BOOKKEEPING SUPPLIES, •! ih» Alsona Upp« Dei Moine* office. phase of fashion! The straight look is newest . . . the full, circular skirt is still good fashion. Skirts rise to 14 or 15 inches. The most important trends shown in all collections are dramatic, new sleeve treatments . . . bloused, balloon, flounced and lantern like, A slim, straight silhouette, loosened up with bloused backs and ruffled detail. Costume Suits Costume suits for the "ensemble look" are predicted to be the biggest theme for Spring. In all the variations of dress and jacket . . . blouse, skirt, and jacket . . . suit and coat or with cape combinations are the headline fashion-news items. Intriguing interests in the dare to bare mood are the strapless or very decollete dresses or blouses worn with a cover-up bolero, jacket, capelet or sweater. Paris has again inspired the American fashion scene. Jacques Fath, Christian Dior, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli ... all have contributed distinctive, unique detail to highlight the American picture. Pockets are prime in their importance for decorative quality, placed above or below the waistline, at the back of jackets, huge single pouch-pockets, clusters of smaller ones — but above all, plenty of pockets. Coats Are Exciting The suit silhouette wears a clean, classic look . . . bloused and belted jackets . .. boxy jackets to the waist or to the hipbone and unusual collar treatment. Coats are exciting! Sleeves run rampant with dramatic treatment ... long or push-up, deep cuffs . . . capelet trimmed. Top- Bright Colors And Silks Spotlighted In Dress Styles Soft, sophisticated silks lead n all the dress collections. Silk mnts in brilliant tropical and Oriental-influenced motifs are newsworthy. Silk chiffons . -,o very ultra . . . fall into soft, ?asy-fitting folds in luxuriously ;tyled frocks. Printed silk surahs are fea- ured for smart shirtwaist varia- lons and sleek, two-piece en- embles. Silk taffetas, crepe de hine, silk twills, silk kasha and jatterned Honans are new and distinctive in the dress showings. Shantungs, pongees and geor- pers, too, are tops for the new season . . . they vary in length from fingertip to the waist . . . with 20-24 inches being the winning lengths. Look for bright, contrasting linings in coats, jackets, capes! Look for the Oriental influence in every phase of fashion. Look for pleats and more pleats . . . look for pockets. Look for a captivating, bewitching collection of flattering fashions in all the shops! . . . whether miss, junior, or half-size figure . . . Spring 'SO fashions will entrance you, beckon you to new smartness! Oriental Motifs Inspire Exotic Style Trends The East is East and American designers are glad of it! From the Orient and Near and Far East come the influences in fashion that contribute to the color and detail excitement of the season. Many of the traditional Eastern silhouettes are used in all the fashion lines. From China coolie coats jackets come the loose . the mandarin Hohan silk, brocade and shantung. The Chinese prints on cottons and silks . . . the glamour of Chinese jewelry. From the land of the Mikado come obi sashes, surplice wrap bodices, kimono sleeves and styling ... wide, wide sleeves and restrained brilliance of prints. India inspires the exciting, gauzy-stiff silks, the sari, the chpli (a tie-on bodice), cotton prints and typical, border medallion prints. From Persia come unique stripings and paisley variations. Shades of the sarong are found in the inspirations borrowed from Siam and Bali with side- drapery . . . with fullness swung exotic narrow to one side panel skirts lavishly draped from hip to hem. Inca influences are found in "native" cotton prints . . . tropical foliage prints are borrowed from everywhere . . . and fashion for Spring and Summer lends a lavish hand to gay and glamorous attire with plenty of color! In the traditional California manner of ease and elegance come two expressions of sport and informal wear. Left: M. Jackmari tailors a handsome slack suit in Forstmann's cross-dye charmeen. Hand-detailed throughout. Right: Smart sport coat of hand-loomed all wool over light-colored sheen gabardine slssks. Welcome To Spring Today is ihe first day of springl And it is welcome, in more ways than one. Algona stores, men's and women's stores in particular, have been preparing for this event for weeks, and in thU section today appear messages 'from mo«t of them, bringing you the latest news on the fashion world for 1950. As in former years, local stores have kept abreast and even ahead of the fashion trend in iheir advance buying, and this week they unfold for your pleasure the results of their planning and buying. Step out this spring with ihe zest and satisfaction that comes with wearing ihe righl clothes, of good quality and reasonable cost, which will be found in abundance in these Algona stores. Ease & Elegance Set Mood For Spring Fashions This Spring, fashion is frilly . . . feminine . . . and so very nice! Yes, nice and natural . . . nice and graceful . . . nice and colorful! It's as natural as your own shoulder line ... as your own waistline. It's graceful in its soft shirring, drapery and in the easy, flowing sleeves that give every woman a courtly air. It's colorful in the range of colors .. . from the palest of pinks to the most vivid of violets . . . it's a blaze of color from your bra to your gloves. Fashion is the subtle charm of a collar that is a cape ... a cape that ia a collar . ,. In- the inmepa- rable separates that make the most of every wardrobe. Spring is the sprightly, smart gal who wears her'straw sailor at a forward-looking tilt ... or frames her short, suave hair-do with a trim cloche. Fashion for Spring is a mood that glitters at the ear with pendant earrings . . . glitters at the neckline with a bib necklace , . . that cinches the middle with a draped bodice-belt. Yes, Spring is a lovely season and fashion is her hand-maiden with gay accessories of color and charm that cast a lovely spell. gettes are alJ-important fabric revivals for. spring and summer 1950. Striped Italian silks, medium- weight and very colorful, are used as trims and as important additions in linings of capes and jackets. These silks, too, are made up into extremely smart shirtwaist dresses for 'round the clock wear. New Fabrics Fabrics have a dominating influence over the entire fashion picture . . . nylon makes a dramatic showing . . . silk stages a greater-than-ever comeback . . . cotton is cultivated for the most casual to the most lavish fashions . . . wool will be used in tissue weights for Spring-thru- Summer wear! As Advertised in CHARM . Spring TEMPTATION Be irresistible in STYLINE'S cure for Spring Fever . . . 100% virgin wool worsted sheen gabardine. Sizes 9 to 17. Choice of colors in Beige, Black, Cocoa, Grey, Kelly, Navy, Red and Dacia. Elv, and Jessi essie Next to Brown's Studio, Algona Our New $13.95 Can't you Ma yourself going plaeas smartly In this fashion miracle. It's the suit you have been looking for. ..with all the nice details of tailoring and styling you never thought possible at this price. It's a basic for your wardrobe. . .for every night and day affair. Eiquislte colors, In alias 9 to 17. Elva and Jessie What is a boy??? a boy is • A piece of skin stretched over an appetite • A noise covered with dirt • Like a canoe ... he should be paddled from the rear • Like a bicycle .... only stable when he is in motion • Like an iceberg . . . most of him is hidden, waiting for some explorer to come along. • Part human, part barbarian and part angel. He can run like a deer, swim like a fish, climb like a squirrel, bellow like a bull, balk like a mule, eat like a pig and act like a goose or a jackass according to climatic conditions. • A boy, along with his sister, is the most precious possession of the American home. He is a growing animal of superlative promise, to be watered, fed, clothed and kept warm. He is a periodic nuisance, a joy forever, the problem of our times and the HOPE OF OUR NATION. • Do not let your boy's clothing needs present an acute problem this Springtime. Bring him to Zender's where a brilliant showing of JACK-PREP wear will ease the pain of Spring shopping for BOYS. ZENDER'S Home of Jack-Prep Wear For Boys

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