The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 4, 1956 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 4, 1956
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fot all practical purpqtes winter is here. The calendar won't admit it for several weeks yet, but in these ptirts, we don't wait for December 21st for winter to begin. Nor do we expect the Old Man with the icicles in his beard to pack up and leave just because the calendar insists spring should be here. Around here. we have winters so cold that even the wind howls about it. * • • I don't really mind winter loo much uncl 1 haven't since I stpp- pfil getting up early and walking to'work every winter morning. 1 love a new-fallen snow, the interesting patterns frost makes and the diatnond-like sparkle of icicles hanging from a roof—especially when all these are viewed from the warm side of a window pane. I'll even admit to liking the cold days of winter much more than the sultry heat of summer. The three biggest bugaboos of winter as far as I'm concerned arc the kids' mittens. galoshes and snowpants. * • • Mittens are meant to be worn in pairs. No matter how nicely knitted they are, they just aren't attractive if one has Little Lulu on it in red and green and the other, a floral design in white and yellow. Mittens are nicely paired up when I buy them, but after our kids get hold of them they don't stay that way for long. They lose mittens at the show, leave them at school or at friends' houses or simply misplace them around our house. It is always one single mitten that is lost, seldom a whole pair so I can write it off as a complete casualty. I'have a whoJe box of singleton mittens in the hall closet. There isn't any use for them but I don't dare throw them away. If I do, sure as shooting 'the long lost mate will immediately turn up. * * * Galoshes have come under the scrutiny of the industrial designers and they really have made them attractive and practical by the use of plastics, fur trimming, zippers and colored rubber. But nobody has solved the problem of seeing to it that the kids' feet don't get too big for the overshoes before the new is worn off them. This results in lots of pulling and tugging from both the children and interested adults. I have heard, and from a pretty good source, that if oarents want to buy a really welcome Christmas present for the teacher of thoir kindergartners and first- graders, they don't have to go into the fancy perfumes or black chiffon lingerie class at all. They could just buy, for their own children, galoshes that are big enough and uncomplicated enough for the kids to put on and remove without any help ad all from Teacher. •-. • » Snow pants have always seem ed to me one of the modern boons. Children can wear them to protect their legs from wintry blasts and then take them off in the warm school room. But the little oracles of juvenile fashion around our house tell me that nobody, and that means nobody Wears snowsuits after they gel above the age of five. Correct attire is a pair of slacks or blue jeans over ankle length socks worn under the skirt. They don'1 always remove the slacks when they come indoors and it seem. 1 to me a little less than chic foi a young lady to wear a prett> feminine dress with blue denim legs sticking out at the bottom. « * • It was quite different in the days when I was growing up. We had to wear long winter underwear. I was born just a few years too. soon because shortly after I reached my teens, the younger kids weren't forced to wear'them. What a hated contraption that darned underwear was! It had short sleeves, a place to hook your garters and a drop seat. The legs were the^real problems for no matter how carefully we folded them, they always made bulges under the stockings. We had two suits of underwear per person and there was none of this clean-dothes- from-the-skin-out-every-day nonsense that we have now. Wednesday and Saturday were bath and clean underwear nights 39 on Thursday and Sunday oui Ittgs looked fairly smooth. ~ • « • According to the latest thinking, you know, any little quirk that turns up in later fife can be attributed directly to some influence in childhood. I think that if I could afford the analysis, a competent psychiatrist would tell me that long underwear warped my personality. Even today, when I eat too many dill pickles and such at bedtime my nightmares don't have me finding myself stark-naked in a crowd like most people dream. I dream of finding myself in a crowd of people wearing that cussed, trap floor, long wintei underwear! * * * We had a pretty modern-view- pointed mother when we were growing up for although she did insist on the long underwear during the winter she never made us wear long, black, ribbed stockings. Ours were long, tan. rib bed stockings. And we never nad to wear black sateen bloom- ers, either. Because Mamma was handy with the needle, my sisters and I wqre pants to match our dresses, » » ' * the "food old days" are fun 16 look bacfc upon. There was no atom bomb to fear and no television to watch. Candy Was tastier, spending money scarcer, the days lasted longer and the cars went slower. I had a lot of fun in the good old days but 1 certainly wouldn't want to go back to them. * * « When we were visiting the other evening* Bud Hobin- son told us about a game of Scrabble he'd been playing. Bud tried, to use the word "aided" and "was informed that there is no such word. After becoming convinced of it, Bud in turn was willing to bet Father, or our editor Russ Waller, or me that "aided" just isn't. Father thought there was such a word but that Bud had just looked it up in too small a dictionary. Russ thought so too, but he never bets on anything but football. I was positivr "aided" was a word but I didn't Hiink it vyas fair to bet on such :i sure thing. . * * * When we got home Pop looked it up in our two-volume dictionary. Aid was there as both a noun and a verb, but no "aided". I looked it up in my Thesaurus with the same result. We put in a phone call to Dick Phillips who, besides having a couple of English and Speech degrees, once taught the subjects at the University of Wisconsin. At lirst guess, Dick was of the opinion that "aided" was a word but after his wife, Kitty, did some quick looking-up in their dictionary, conceded that is always, "gave aid to" or "helped." Now, I'm still sure I've seen the phrase, "aided ai;d abetted" or that "someone aided somebody else." If you can find that the <"U. N aided Hungary" or some such phrase in print, we'd surely be glad to hear from you. * * « We Firemen's wives certainly had a good time at the open meeting and turkey dinner the- fellows had for us the othei night. Especially enjoyable was the part where the men washed dishes and the gals played pool. If anybody wants to make something out of it, we could tell you some scandal about Fire Chief Ira Kohl. He was all alone with six married women in the tunnels under the old light plant! Hi* own wife, Zora stayed upstairs Being orle of the six gals, myself I'll have to admit the whole thing W7i.s perfectly innocent. We saw the holes in the basement walls and Ira volunteered to give a flashlight tour through them. It's a perfect place for ; real spooky Halloween party Some of the overhead walls where the old generators were are twelve feet thick. So now ? know where I'm going if Algona is threatened with an' atomic attack. * * * This week's recipe is for Snlac' Supreme and it sounds like a good item to take to those Christmas pot-lucks that are so popular this month. I found it in tin Cook Book section of the Duluth News-Tribune which Gladys Bar- ker sent me. / 1 No. 2 can apple sauco 1 pkg. lime gelatin 1 small bottle 7 Up Vi pound marshmallows 1 small package cream cheese Ife pint whipping cream Heat apple sauce and dissolve gelatin in it. Add 7 Up and stir well. Put into mold to sot over night. Dressing Cut marshmallovtf and break up cream cheese into small pieces. Put those two ingredients together in a bowl and pour the cream over them. Let stand over night and in the morning, beat it up. using a fork for whipping. When, thick spread it over the above salad. This is a yerj refreshing salad and is especially good when served with any kind of hot dish. —GRACE. Mr and Mrs k*ermeth Shivers of Winston Salem, N.' C.,- announced the arrival of a son born November 18th. Mrs Shivers is the former Harriet Griese. This is the first grandchild for Mr and Mrs Martin Griese. Mr and Mrs Lyle Fraser are the proud parents of a son Michael John born November 20th at St. Ann hospital. Michael weigh- fd 7 Ibs and 12 02. He has an older brother Kevin. Mrs Jessie Rash arrived home Fi iday after spending some- lime in Nashville, Tenn., and in Northbrook, 111. Mrs Rash 'and John were Thanksgiving Day guests at the C. L. Webb home in Algona. Lt. Col. and Mrs James Apple. yard and Carol Jean of Oslo, Norway, are spending a few days 3 Baptisms At Burt, Sunday Burl — Debra Kae Pringle, daughter of Mr and Mrs Gary Pringle of Iowa City, and Jnmes Keith, son of Mr and Mrs WHber Doegf and Wilbur Doege were nil baptized at the Methodist church Sunday, Nov. 25, during the morning worship. After the church services, Mr and Mrs Clarence Pringle, Larry and Carlyon and Mr and Mrs Floyd Auten and children of Plover, Mr and Mrs Gary Pringle and children of Iowa City, Mr and Mrs Harm Groen, Patty, Velma and Arthur and Mr and Mrs Laurence Doege were dinner guests at the Wilbur Doege home. New Arrivals at Mrs Appleynrd's parents, Mr and Mrs G. W. Patterson. They are to leave Friday for Quantico, Va., a Marine Base, whore Lt. Col. Appleyard w:is associated With N.A.T.O. for 'throe years while in Norway. Mr and Mrs Jack Gifford of Lu Verne wore Thanksgiving' dinner guests at Mrs Paul Morris home. Roger Steward of Fayette spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Walter Steward. Virgil Groon of Algona is in thr- St. Ann hospital with penu- monia. Mr and Mrs Richard Groon and family and Mr and Mrs John Groon and family of Algona, Mr and Mrs Jack Gettman, Mr anci Mrs Ray Devine and family, Mi and Mrs Wilbur Doege and son Tuesday, Betember 4, 19SA Alflonft (la.) Upptf fat M«tn«i-l fcnd Lee Dixon were Thanksgiving supper guost at the Harm Groen homo. * 1 Mr and Mrs Bill Martinson and family of Madison, Wis. and Mr and Mrs Konnit Hamilton of Waterloo spout the weekend at the Bob Hamilton homo.. Mr and Mrs Walter Steward, Karen and Perry and Gary wore Thanksgiving dinner guest at the Clifford Abbas home. Mr and Mrs Ray Vandcrhof and family spont Thursday and Friday at the Rev. and Mrs Elmer L<u?;>n homo at. Runnels, la. Mr and Mrs Jack McMullon and children (if Havelock and Mi 1 Jerry McMullcn of Amos spont tho weekend at tho S. II. McMullon and Wayne Keith homos. Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mis Lois Trunkhill were Mr and Mrs Hiram Ackcrman and family and Mrs Ruth Kruifer of Lone Rock. Mrs Lillian Sheldon loft Nov. 18 for Milwaukee, to visit in tho Owen Chipman home. Mr and Mrs Jack Geltrnan moved into the Daryle Leeper home, Nov. 24. The Leetoer family moved to Swea City whore Mr Loepcr is employed on a farm. Mrs Martin. 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