The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 4, 1957 · Page 13
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July 4,1957 ®be &lgona Ujpr Beg July 4,19S7 I • Spray For Metquitot Lions Club is sponsoring a mosquito spray program for the town, and the first spraying took place Wednes- day evening, it is planned to spray twice again during the sea- Son. The project is financed by voluntary contributions of residents. Martin Dahlia in charge of the program. AUTO i PI *^ 11 r? f\ P» f-- r: i M «; 11 r» n M o F FIRE My company offers all 31 If you have * famfly, own a home, or drive a eat... you twnt the beet protection money will buy. You can atway* rely on State Farm insurance tot all thrw ... at reasonable .rate*. Before you Invert in further protection for your family, your home or your car. let me tell you about Su*- **- •-••-• Insurance. ; 8Ut« Farm'* budget-planned f pay* to knew your STATI FARM Agtnt HAROLD C. SUNDET 300 East Elm Algona, Iowa PHONE CY 4-2341 Las! year the column 1 wroie for Independence Day was later read on radio station WHO. DCS Mpines. The station received quite a bit of comment on it and Rod Gellatt wrote me the nicest letter about it. He said some of his listeners had compared it to the Dear Virginia letter for Christmas. He also urged me to try for further publication. I need very little urging in a case of this sort so I happily entitled it, "This Is America, Mi- Hancock" and sent it on its way to editors. They sure like'd it. they said in several letters, but they sent it back every time. You can't spend a compliment nearly so well as you can a check but those letters are nice to think over on the frequent days when I vow I'll never write another u. -i '->•'- Word. This week the Fourth of «fuly is here again, and being elbow deep in historical data for Our church centennial, I thought "This Is America, Mr Hancock" could serve again as a column. The Fourth of July isn't wha it used to be. Gone, for the mos part, are the •community cele brations with the parades, picnics and the long-winded patriotii speeches. Gone, too. in mos states, are the firecrackers tha pbpped from dawn until late a night — exhuberanf noisemakers that annually took their toll in life and limb. Today'!; celebra tions of the Fourth of July are more informal and safer anc saner, but it seems to me there is little indication that we are Missionary In India 7 Years Speaker Here And InBurt We Get H-U-N-G-R-Y e Boiers! With Granular DDT Up To 20% Greater Kill Than Old Methods TITONKA, IOWA DON AUKES PHONE 142 COLLECT AERIAL SPRAYING & DUSTING SERVICE Our GRANULAR DDT Method Really Does The Job!! HERE'S WHY: At least two-thirds of the /'worm" life of the Corn Borer is spent feeding on the leaves, and most of this time the corn borer worm is down in the WHORLS of the corn plant . . . BEFORE the "worm" ever becomes a borer and tunnels into the stalk. That* is why our GRANULAR DDT method gets them . . . BECAUSE the granules fall down into the leaf whorls where the worms are feeding. The time of appli- catipn, also, is not so critical, as with other methods. We recommend you get our GRANULAR, DDT this year, and prove for yourself the GREAT ADVANTAGgfif this newfjon- trol for Corn Borer infestations. ' Call Now For FREE ESTIMATE Insist On GRANULAR DDT Schedule Your Applic ation With Us NOW! GET OUR GRANULAR DDT PRICE • PER - ACRE DON AUKES Aerial Spraying - Dusting Service Phone 142 Collect • Titonka, Iowa observing our most important pa'riotic holiday. * • » This was brought home lo me quite forcibly recently when we were discussing our family vacation. We usually go around the 4th of July and when we told our youngsters that this year we would postpone it until later in the summer, the littlest one piped up, "Oh, are they going to have the Fourth of July even if we don't go to the lake?" Her siMrr added. "What's so special about the 4th day of July, anyway? Isn't the 4th of June or the 4th of August just as good?" * * * I guess Father and I have been leaving too much of our kids' patriotic instruction up to the school and Scout leaders and neither being in session right now, our little darlings were quite ignorant. They didn't know that the Fourth of July is really Independence Day and the birthday of the whole United States of America! * • • If you are thinking of baking America a birthday cake, this year you should put 181 candles on it. Since America has always been referred lo as a young country, most of us think of' it that way. But if we stop to realize, the United States, as governments go, is one of the oldest nations in the world today! The mother country, England, has changed its government so much since the signing of the Declaration that she is hardly the same nation. France has started and halted many times since 1770 and Russia has had a complete revolution. India has only recently emerged as a real nation and many other countries that were old and established when Columbus discover- WED.. JULY 3rd Mr. Trombone -BUDDY MORROW And His Orch. THURS., JULY llth RALPH ZARNOW And His Orchestra FRL, JULY 5ih KENNY HOFER SAT.. JULY 6th JACK COLE And His Orchestra TUES., JULY 9th Teen Dance DON HOY And Orchestra Also Dick Coette Here To Spin the Top 10 ed these shores, have changed everything about them, even their names. * * * So, America is a hardy old timer and one hundred and eighty one years is a nice mature age, even for a nation. The United States has weathered in a n y storms and threats of division, but she has come through bigger, and richer and also so vastly more complicated that John Hancock, William Whipple, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and the others who signed their names to the Declaration would probably flip their powdered wigs if they could come back and see it. * * * It would take the signets a couple of years out of their second lifetimes to even travel all over the United States and thoroughly inspect it and at least twice as long as that to begin to understand it. We couldn't expect them to find everything to be just what they had in mind when they dipped their quill pens to sign their "John Hancocks", but We hope that they would recognize some of the essential principles. * * * America is difficult to describe. You can't do it as you do when you enter a soap flakes contest and just finish out the sentence,, "I like America because—", in twenty-five words or less. It not only takes more words, it also depends upon the point from which you are viewing it. It's sort of like those six blind men in the poem who went to see an elephant is exactly like a wall." mal's side and concluded, "An elephont is exactly like a wall." The .others felt the beast at the knee, the ear or the tail and promptly announced that an elephant is like a tree, a fan or a rope. "Though each was partly in the right", the poem says, "And all were in the wrong." * * • We'd have much the same thing if some of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence could come back and visit only one place in the country they helped to start.; J[f Jopi#h Bartlett, for instance 'came only to New York City, he'd conclude that America is terribly overpopulated and that the "laws for the accommodation of large districts of people", mentioned in the Declaration had indeed been passed. * » • If John Witherspoon visited only a military camp, he'd say that we are still, "keeping among us, in times of peace, standing armies." But he'd have to admit that this time it's with the consent of the legislature. And should Samuel Adams go to Las Vegas, he might decide that his descendants were kind of over- SPEAKING: JET AGE FANS A hot Iowa July needn't be unpleasant . . . not with a modern cooling ait-circulator such as pictured here, and representative of those found at your dealer's. Use it on desk, table or floor, can even be used as window fan. For circulation or ventilation, no fooling, such fans are COOLING I And they operate on pin-money I Algona Municipal Utilities Phone CY 4-2333 doing it on one of the rights they mentioned in the document, the pursuit of happiness. * » » If Edward Rutledge's lone stop in America was the Bad Lands of South Dakota, ho might wonder a bit if those "swarms of officers" hadn't been "sent hither to eat out all the substance" even as late as 1957. And Samuel Chase could go to the Department of Internal Revenue in Washington, D. C. If he thought, "taxation without representation" was quite a grievance, he should see what we do today about taxation with representation! * » * Lewis Meirshall could go lo Minnesota for his visit — The Chippewa National Indian Reservation. The Declaration mentions, "the merciless Indian savages destroying the inhabitants of our frontiers." "Blimey!", Mr Marshall might sa% or some other pro-revolutionary equivalent of a non-profane exclamation, "Those bounders went and scalped all the pale-faces, after alll" » * * I am highly prejudiced. I admit, but I think for a look at America today at its very best, the Founding Fathers could find it right in our small towns and in the surrounding country-side. They could drive out among our cornfields and see that the land is still rich and fertile. They could take a squint at our stores and thriving industries. They could visit our schools and colleges and see what store we set by the education of our future generations. They could visit our churches and our polling places and find that we do, indeed, worship and vote however we please. * • • But they really should lake a look into one of our homes, if they want to see what has become of that country they crusaded for in 1770. They should pick one with nothing unusual about it excepting that it is so typical. * « • They'd find a car out in front, and the bill for the next payment on it- in the living room, desk. They'd find*'PojJrefaxlnr after a day s work consisting of such a short number of hours, our Revolutionary days friends wouldn't quite believe it. And the paycheck in his pocket would seem huge to them, even considering what a big slice the deductions have taken out of it. In Pop's mind pride in his family and his possessions would be fighting for a place beside worry over the next mortgage payment. * * * Mom would be in the kitchen pushing the buttons on her labor saving equipment and at the same time fretting over who is going to give the .next program at the PTA. Thanks to permanent waves, diet, cosmetics and a good girdle, Mom still has the bloom of youth at an age when, if she'd been living back in '76, she'd be considered quite elderly. * * * The kids — there'd be two or three of them with maybe another one on the way—and they'd be full of . vitamins, and vigor, with their teeth in corrective braces and fully exposed to the arts of music, literature, painting and the dance, And, American bathing facilities being what they are, the young sprouts would have not more than a 24-hour layer of grime on them at any one time! * * » You couldn't see it, Messers Franklin, Hancock, et al, but in that house'there'd be happiness, love and hope for the future. There's millions and millions of homes almost exactly like this from Maine to California. America is a good place to live. And that's what has become of that country you started. —GRACE. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT II it's salad dressing a spread J by KRAFT from »h» QHB gnd only MIRACIE WHIP ond , A , Sandwich Spread $1,50 A Month Covers Food For One Child Freda Manus Freda Manus, teacher in the Mary Wannamaker School at Ahalabad, India, spoke interestingly of her experiences at a meeting of the Presbyterian Women's Organization, Thursday afternoon. Approximately 125 women attended. She'also spoke at Burt, Thursday evening. Miss Manias was introduced by Mrs M. H. Brower. The Broweri are long time friends of Misi Manus' family. Miss Manus spent 3%'years aa a missionary teacher in China. Because of strife in that country, she was reassigned to India where she has 'been for the'past seven years. She said she is always amazed at the changes that take place in her own country while she is abroad. After living in a country where all but long trips are made by' bicycle and rickshaw, it was difficult- to -reaecuBtdm herself - to American transportation ' .methods. Modern :cars with automatic transmission were a bit of a surprise. The dominance of the telephone bell on our, lives also called for some getting used-to, for in all the years in India she had but five phone conversations. . New words always creep into our language in a period of seven years and at first Miss Manus was ' confused by the expression, King Size in which everything seemed to be packaged. She soon found that the so-called Large container was really the small size, that the King siz,e Was the average and that the Family Economy package was the biggest of 11! The Mary Wannamaker School was established about 50 years ago by the Philadelphia merchant, John Wannamaker. After traveling in^ India with his wife, he decided to do something about educational opportunities for girls. Today the-school has pupils from the nursery department through junior college and boys are also students up to the high school level. . About half of the student body is Christian with the remainder Hindus, Buddhists and Moslems. Ahalabad is the site of the family mansion of Premier Nehru and two daughters of Madame Pandits' family have been students 'at the school. Miss Manus teaches English and Bible in the college, and is the only American on the faculty. She is housemother to 68 girls whose interests are not too much different from youngsters in the States for they have Qirl Scouts, home economics, and home nurs« ing. As housemother, Miss Mahua supervises the meals for he* youngsters. She finds that she can take care of her charges very nicely on a food budget of $1.50 per child a month. Laundry in India is often done by taking clothes to the river and pounding them clean on the rocks but Miss Manus has a laundry boy who uses the very latest modern methods. lie takes the sheets and table linens to a series of outdoor tubs, soaps the clothes, beats them on a cement block and returns them by don. key cart to the dormitory for a, fee that had many homemakers Thursday speculating on parcel post rates for laundry bags to India. The clothes are very clean, said Miss Manus, but the washing process* is a little hard on them. However, linens are hand woven of strong fibers so they stand up fairly well. She will return to India to September for, her second seven years. RETIRED Three postal workers tired at Clear L.afce, wi|& § total of 104 years of seryjj them. They are RaJpi Lee and Everett WQ sa

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