The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 12, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 12, 1967
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I Entered »i second elm matter at the pofftofflce «t Alton*. Iowa j (50911). Nov. 1. 1933, under Act of Congress of Mirch 1. HT» ' ESTABLISHED 1865 VOL 102 NO. 3 QRfje aigona Beg jWmnes ALONG ABOUT THIS TIME of year, comes a week in which to pay homage to an institution that doesn't get Into the news very often. Still, for about 98% of the adult female population, it is a constant companion. Though worn to promote beauty, it is seldom shown. For a woman it represents the spine stiffener of courage, the stays against adversity, the good front to present to the world and the destiny that shapes her end rough, hewn though it be. It's National Girdle Weekl - o - UNTIL JUST LATE, I'VE had this pet hate about girdles. When the column first started, I happened to mention my antipathy toward them and it brought me my first uncomplimentary "fan" letter. But I continued to snap at girdles and once in a while one would snap back at me. Time, the indicator on the scales, and girdles all have a way of creeping up on us and a recent glance at one of those triple mirrors in a dress shop convinced me things have spread too far. I must join the race to contain space and make my old enemy an intimate companion. As with most enemies, the girdle is giving me scant aid and very little comfort. So, in the spirit of "we who are about to die salute you" I must take one more crack at girdles before I settle down to suffering in silence. - o- SOME PEOPLE THINK GIRDLES were invented in comparatively modern times by a manufacturer who decided to live off the fat of the land. This isn't true. Girdles go clear back to prehistoric times, as much as 30,000 years to the Aurignacean Period of the Old Stone Agel - o- I SAW SOME PICTURES ONCE that were painted In the caves of Montignac during that period and it looks to me as if the gals in them are definitely wearing girdles. I say this because one of them is giving that old, familiar tug. Any woman knows that is a girdle gesture for everything in life eventually adjusts itself — except a girdle. - o - I NOT ONLY CLAIM TO KNOW WHEN girdles were invented, I also claim to have a good idea of the circumstances that brought them about. Thirty-thousand years ago, come next Wednesday, George Flintstone came home to the cave one night in a bad mood. Reindeer hunting was lousy; he'd lost a good-sized bet on the game between Eolithic U. and Paleolithic State; and to make matters worse, the thong belt he wore around his waist to carry his rock ammunition was simply killing him. - o- BUT HIS WIFE, MABEL, WAS fresh as a daisyl All she'd done all day was sweep the pebbles out of the living room, take the loin cloths down to the stream and beat them on the rocks; and chew up a 'few hides'" to make them soft for the'kids new coats. - o- "SHE SHOULD HAVE IT SO GOOD", grumbled George, rubbing a sore spot on his waist where the thong belt had been particularly binding. "I'll think up something to make her realize that life is real, and that life is earnest!" He went to work on the project and the next time he killed a dinosauer that had an especially tough hide, he fashioned a girdle and brought it homo to Mabel. - o- MABEL, WITH A LOT OF huffing and puffing, panting and tugging, put the thing on. She always liked to encourage George in his do-it-yourself projects and she also liked to keep him bringing home those little unexpected gifts. But this newest •development was the end - and that was exactly where it was pinching her, - o "GEORGE", SHE SAID, "IT was sweet of you to bring me this, but I can't possibly wear it. I can't even breathe in it." But crafty old George, you know what he said? — "My dear, it makes you look just lovely 1" - o - WHEN THE WORD GOT AROUND to the girls in the rest of the split - level caves that Mabel's figure seemed to have a new uplift, they were simply green-eyed with envy. They kept asking Mabel for her secret, but Mabel didn't tell anybody excepting her best friend, Eloise. Eloise told it in strict confidence to her best friend, Hazel. Finally, Mabel broke down and showed the girls the garment her husband had made. "What had George wrought!" they exclaimed. Everybody had to have one just like it, even it it killed them. - o - THINGS WERE NEVER QUITE THE same after that during the whole Aurignacean Period of the Old Stone Age. The very shape of history was changed. Husbands had to hunt from morning until night to get the right kind of dinosauer with the most Lycra In it and they had to catch the only sort of whale with the bones to make the stays. Pretty soon they were working over time and had to organize into Unions so they could get time-and-a-half. - o - THE GIRLS GOT INTO little contests to see who could take the most rigid control without screaming, and at night the caves grew rather cold. When the gals took off their girdles at bedtime they breathed such a sigh of relief that It blew out the fires. - o - THIS DEVELOPMENT LED TO the first furnaces, because George had to invent a system of draughts along with the hole in the roof of the cave that had always been good enough up to that time. Another thing affected was the dinosauer population. They used so many of them to make foundation garments, they grew practically extinct. That's why you seldom see a dino- sauer nowadays. - o GIRDLES REMAINED POPULAR during the Mesolithic, the Neolithic, the Copper, Bronze, Iron and Aluminum ages. They hit a decline when we came to the Roman Empire because togas are so baggy you don't need a girdle anyway. They came in again real good during the Civil War, when Scarlett 0*Hara had somebody pull so hard on her corset strings she was almost too worn out to make eyes at Clark Gable. Girdles suffered other re- lapes during the flapper stage of the 1920's. But they are exerting a strong pull again now. I can tell you this from personal experience without stretching things one bitl - o IF YOU TRY THIS WEEK'S recipe you will be sure to need a strong girdle. But it may be worth ill It's for Fudge Pie. 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter Dean Martin in Western Spoof "Texas Across The River" starting Sunday at Algona Theatre rmrs 'B's mnrs'o a 6 a 5 s movie clock o o River": 1:58 - 3:57 - 5:38 7:50 - 9:47 p.m. MONDAY thru FRIDAY Jan. 16 - 20 - Complete Program Begins: 7:00 - 9:12 p.m. Texas Across the River": 7:31 - 9:38 p.m. Ill PARDON ME — Dcnn Martin lifts liis lint in apology to nn angry Roftcmary Forsyth who lie lias juM dunked in Universal'* hilarioUR western spoof, "Texas Across the River," photographed in Technicolor. Other co-stars arc Alain Delon and Joey Bishop. Michael Gordon directed and Harry Keller produced. 2 egg yolks 2 ounces chocolate 1/3 cup flour 1 tsp. vanilla 2 egg whites 1/8 tsp. salt Sift sugar, combine with butter and beat until soft and creamy. Beat in egg yolks. Sift flour and beat into butter mixture. Add vanilla. Beat egg whites until stiff, add salt and fold Into batter. Bake in greased 8 inch pie plate in 325 oven for 30 minutes. Serve topped with peppermint Ice-cream. GRACE there. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Olson drove to Iowa City, Wednesday, for the latter's scheduled check-up at the hospital there. Mr. and Mrs. John Dole left Friday morning for Lawton, Okla.- due to the serious illness of her father M. J. Carpenter. THURSDAY thru SATURDAY- Jan. 12-14 Complete Program begins: 7:00 p.m. "Moment To Moment" : 7:14 p.m. "A Thousand Clowns" : 9:03 p.m. FRIDAY THE 13th- Late Show Complete Program begins.-11:00 p.m. "Plague of the Zombies": 11:00 p.m. "Dracula Prince of Darkness: 12:35 a.m. SATURDAY KIDDIE MATINEE -Jan. 12-Complete Program Begins: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. "Outlaws is Coming": 1:30 - 3:27 p.m. SUNDAY- Jan. 15 SATURDAY Jan. 21 -CompleteProgram Begins: 1:30- 3:34- 5:38- 7:199:31 p.m. "Texas Across the OTTOSEN By Mrs. Donald Usher Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Koehl, Douglas and Arnold of Hancock, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fehr and Melissa of West Bend and Mrs. James Bamvart and children were Monday supper guests at the Victor Banwarts. The Koehl family were overnight guests at the Fehr home and the two Banwart homes. Tuesday callers at the Donald Usher home were Mrs. Percy Watnem, Mrs. Richard Kinsetii, Mrs. Earl Long and Mrs. Roy Enockson. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Newton of Humboldt and Jan Wilson of Livermore were New Year's dinner guests at the DeVe re Newton home. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Madsen and children of Sheffield left Sunday after spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme. Mr. and MRS. Nick DeFrancisco of Des Moines spent the Christmas weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson. They were all Christmas dinner guests of Mrs. Helen Malm at Palmer. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Carlson and Sonja of Manchester were Tuesday visitors at the Conrad Johnson and Leo Tofteberg homes. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wehrspann, Joy and Amy took their house guests, Mrs. Howard Klemme and Susan, back to their home in New Providence Thursday night. Gloria and Scott Cody of Humboldt were Thirsday guests at the home of their grandmother, Mrs. W. G. Cooper. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hinz, Henry and Walter of LuVerne, Ann Miller of Hampton, Mrs. Jack Strickland of Ft. 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