Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1965 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, June 14, 1965
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I~AIOONA (low*) ADVANCt MONbAY, JUNt 14, WS H-H 1 i n i i M I I IH II "INK in my VEINS'' By MARIAN INMAN Mill.. Until a speaker a few days ago used the expression, (Paddle your own canoe) I had not heard the saying for a long time. He was deploring the fact that too few of us now-a-days want to do things for ourselves. I remembered that 1 had read the origin of the expression when I first started my hobby of collecting new words and popular expressions. Expressions thai we use often and never think of how they originated. The expression, paddle your own canoe, first appeared In a poem published in "Harpers Magazine" in 1854. The following stanzas give a fair example of the whole poem: Voyager upon life's sea, To yourself be true, And, whate'er your lot may be, Paddle your own canoe. Leave to heaven, in humble trust, All you will to do; But if you succeed, you must Paddle your own canoe. Leafing through my collection I found several others I think you might enjoy. How often have you heard the expression, "Put your right foot forward?" Did you know that the ancient Romans used to station boys at the entrance of their houses to warn visitors to enter the building with their right foot foremost? The Romans considered it an evil omen to cross the threshold with the left foot first, and so they had these boys caution visitors and guests against making a mistake. So if anybody tells you to put your right foot forward, you'll know it's an old Roman custom. Some years ago I received the gift of a quaint china bank shaped like an old fashioned pouch purse. Pink china roses twine around it and it's lettered, "Pin Money." This is • familiar expression to all of us. Did you know that it originated back in 15*43 in France when pins for ladies were invented? These pins were considered a luxury and not for •common use as women used skewers of wood, bone and ivory. Pin makers were not allowed to sell their product except on two days of the year, beginning in January. At the beginning of the year, husbands yould give their wives money to buy pins with. Therefore, money that was allowed to a wife for her own private spending became known as pin money and the term is still in use today. Did you know that King Alfred the Great used the expression, "Oh yeah!" back in the ninth century? "Oh yeah" nifty be slang to the modern generation but it was good English back in King Aflred's days. You are all familiar with the old expression, not worth • rap, but did you ever stop to consider how this familiar Mying originated. It referred to the money used in India, which was considered worthless at one time, much like Confederate money in the United States. Just as we have dollars •nd cents, so the Indians have rupees, annas and pice. In account books the initials R-A-P appear over columns to signify rupees, annas and pice, and run together they spell rap. This explains the origin of the expression not worth a rap. The common expression, Handsome is as handsome docs, is not an old proverb which, like the many others, was passed down from generation to generation, its origin and age unknown. This brief bit of wisdom was penned by Oliver Goki- smith and appears in his Vicar of Wakefield. Did you know that the expression, gone to the devil, was once a perfectly proper phrase? The Devil was the name of a noted public house located on Fleet Street, London. When the lawyers in the neighborhood went to dinner they ware accustomed to hang out a sign on their doors, Gone To The Devil, so that those who wanted them would know where to find them. Haven't you often wondered why the written records of ineetings are called minutes? When the parliamentary practice _wasi first introduced, it was the custom to take down in small or minute characters a report of the meeting. This was later corrected and approved, and the permanent record was made not in minute characters but in large gross letters. From this first and hasty copy-in minute characters we get the term minutes for the records of a meeting. •,.:-""• Dunk •"••"• to dip bread or pastry in a liquid, usually coffee or tea. The word comes from the German tunken or dunken, which means to dip. K The word good-by is used several times a day by almost every person in this country, but do you know the original meaning of this term? Good-by is a contraction of the expression God be with you," and it is similar to the French adieu, which means "I command you to God." Today, we have two sad messages, the death of Uncle ROM Inman, at Watertown, S. D., and the illness of my little Aunt Barbara at Fargo, N. D. We leave early in the morning for Watertown for the funeral and some of us on to Fargo. I plan, to stay several weeks so you will be hearing from me from North Dakota. I will miss the day planned with Hertha Dau and the occasion and the visit with relatives from away at the 45th wedding anniversary of the Joe Cogleys at Algona. Hertha and LH th r? G i f ve n M ny P leasant da >'s later in the summer and the Cogleys know hat my good wishes go to them for continued health and happiness. Titonka church honors pastor for 40th year The Good Hope Lutheran church of Titonka honored the Rev. William Planz, Titonka, for the 40th anniversary of his ordination into the Lutheran ministry. A special service was held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. A. F. Gerstmann, host pastor, in Charge. Following the service a reception was held for Rev. Planz and his family in the fellowship hall. Since his graduation from the Martin Luther College and Seminary, Buffalo, N. Y., in 1925. Jie served congregations in Unionville, Michigan, Waltham and Austin, Minn., Titonka and LaPorte City, |owa. Since his retirement he has served congregations on a part time basis in Cushing, Iowa, Souris, N. D., 3nd Charles City, Iowa. * AdvertUe in the Advance — , . largest PAID circulation! English leather .. .the gift jet of ALL-PURPOSE LOTION, SHOWER SO«,P en « cotd and DEODORANT STICJC J5.M plus 30c tai individually •ALL-PURPOSE LOTION «.00. {3.50. M.M, SHOWER SOAP $2.00 "DEODORANT STICK »>.«) 50th year of Busy Bee club at Burt observed BuH — Juno 4 45 members and guests met at the Methodist church in Burt for the 50th anniversary of The Busy Bee club. Mrs. Loyola O'Brien presided. The club history was given in t.h fee phases, with a Ladies Barber Shop quartet known as "The Rhythmettes" singing songs in keeping with each era, and also led group singing. Members of "The Rhythmct- Les" arc Mrs. Lee Schenck, Mrs. Floyd Holt, and Mrs. Vincent I3ernardo, Algona, and Mrs. Doocy, Bancroft. A skit was given, with Mrs. Harold Andrcason as narrator. The cast was Mrs. Glenn Tec- -er, Mrs. Billy Gifforcl, Mrs. .oyola O'Brien, Mrs, Myrtle Zweifcl, Mrs. Ervin Lucdtke, Mrs. Harold Holmgren, Mrs. Alvin Andreason, Mrs. Raymond Lovstad and Mrs. Jake Smith. A reading was given by Mrs. Jake Smith. Mrs. Eunice Ricbhoff read letters from the following former members who were unable to be present: Mrs. Hattie Brown, Reiner, Minn.; Mrs. Hazel Nelson, Algona; Mrs. Alice Ditsvvorth, Algona; Mrs. Vera Ringsdorf, Burt; Gertrude Tietz, Lakota; Lillian Ellingson, Ottosen; Mrs. Eugene Hofius, Ottosen; Edna Grain, Rockwell City; Mrs. Lulu Kelley, Sioux Falls, S. D.; Alma Pugsley, Hardy; and Lynette Spear, Elkton, Minn. Engaged MR. AND MRS. Sam Haag announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Judy, to Dennis Lich- tcr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lichtcr. They will be married June 26 at St Cecelia church at 11 a.m. Following the program, refresh ments were served with Hilda Gross pouring coffee and Eunice Riebhoff pouring punch. Serving were Dora Dremmel, Fern Andreason, Marguerite Long, Hilda Gross and Eunice Riebhoff. Frances Sarchet and Celia Scott were on the dining room committee and Ellen Holmgren had the guest book. In the spring of 1915 a group of women met and organized the club. The first yearbook listed 17 members. Jessie Holding Long was the first president and Gladys Dittmer Morris, first Secretory, The purpose of the club Was to promote social and literary welfare among members. Duriftg World Wai 1 And World War 11 members served for the Red Cross and in World War 11, the club sent boxes ot cookies and candy to member's sons and daughters who were in the service. The club contributes to a worthy cause each year. Fifty years ago the club dues were 2ac then later increased to oOc and are now $1. Ofticers for the 50th year of the club are president, Hilda Gross; vice, Etnel Smith; sec,* treas., Eunice Kiebhotf; asst. sec.-treas., Fern Andreason; historian, Frances Sarchet. There is a membership of 21. Four members: Esther Battling Williams, Hilda Leason Gross, Bertha Spear Sarchet and Jessie Sarchet having been continuous members throughout the 50 years. Several excerpts were used in the history of the club lor the 50th anniversary that were written in the history of the club for the 25th anniversary by Mrs. Louis Scott, Burt. CIRCLES TO MEET Circles of the W.S.C.S. will meet June 16. Ethel Circle at 2:15 p.m. at the church, hostesses Janice Burmeister and Ivy Simmons. Special, Lulu Hawcott; program, Blanche Long and Lelie McMullen. Inez Circle, evening, picnic at Good Hope. Program by Louise Engstrom and Minerva Curtis. Special, Janice Schaeller. Shirley Circle, 2:15 p.m., hostesses Shirley Lovstad and Phyllis Wiener; program, Leona Lovstad and Gladys Hawcott; special, Mayme Fitch. . II RETURNING TO BOMGAARS BY POPULAR REQUEST BECAUSE OF THE, BLIZZARD WHEN THEY WERE HERE LAST WINTER MANY COULD NOT GET IN. THEY HAVE ASKED FOR RETURN. 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PICNIC IS DATED The annual picnic for the Ma* sons and families and the Eas- etrn Star families will be held at noon July 18 at Crystal Lake. The Ben Hayengas, Chico, Calif., were guests Saturday at the Ray Westling's. Monday the Grose*, Phoeni*, Aril, weft ciitef*. A m Hi? Mytlftf! and Vicki, Mr*. Val Gene Witling and Julie, and Mrs. Emil LoviUd went to Louisville, Ky., td Visit Mrs. Lovstad's mother who is ill. They also visited in Lebanon, Mo., at Justin Anderson's. Past Matrons club of Eastern Star spent June 10 at Clear Lake and Mason City, Hie Dean Andrews, Michael Scotts, F. L. Ryersons and John Spears attended a horse show at Mallard. Frances McDonald spent a week at home and returned to Morningside, Sioux City, for summer school. She received another music award, the Elizabeth Sammons award for voice and piano. Early in the school year she had received a $600 music scholarship. She is ma* joring in music. Viola McDonald will be em* ployed at the Boy Scout Camp, West okoboji, starting June 19. Betty Koestlef will have charge of Marion's Beauty shop for a Week while the Westlings are on a trip to Kentucky and Missouri. The Roger Ulses, Fenton, have a son Randy James born at the Estherville hospital May 31. Grandparents are the Ervin Ul- seses and Jerry Wieners. Mrs. Ervin Ulses returned Friday from Excelsior Springs, Mo., after a week at the leadership institute of the N.C.C.W. She is president of the N.E. Deanery. The Monte Millmans moved to Keewattee, 111., last week. They Were living at the Ulses farm home IVz miles north of Burt. Mrs. Merle Nielsen, Spencer, and Mrs. Gusty Patterson, Algona, called Thursday at Mrs. Etta Holdren's. SELLARAMA Sale Ends Saturday EVERY SOFA ON OUR FLOORS AT SPECIAL PRICING FOR THIS EVENT! 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