The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1957 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 22, 1957
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(ta.) Metn«i ftiufttley, Ao 9 o*t 22, The other day ihe schools closed down for summer vacations. We got out the shorts and the bathing suits, gave up some of our regular schedule for the duration and settled down to enjoy the summer. But when my back was turned somebody flipped the pages on the calenda: and here it is nearly time tc round the kids up and get then- ready for school again. Where oh vfrhere, .does the time go? t always appreciate ihe Job the schools do in helping rear our youngsters but 1 art especially mindful of the boons of education at the end of a vacation. 1 expect great things from tho schools. 1 expect them to give me free baby-sitting for nine months of t!le year, 1 expect the teachers to pound some knowledge into the kid's little skull* and I expect them to give the youngsters new interests in the 0 CompFttsJy Mlfitoffftj—taqr to opercfil • KjjU ttMu ttiKfmrttwi for eddtd strtftth til {•»!«««!/ <*u"o7".™ • Ssvei * re 30#*» fott kilU-kitpj C ,IJ ^ ,,„ M /£» ««*«2?, 3 Staple 1-M l«HoH fl ib« with scrtw drlm ut htnoMl U^/**^, I •"•—— I Keiley Lumber Co. — Everything la Building Materials — It PAYS to deal with a LICSENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER... "• - •.". •*;, j•:*";,••':,:• ...... . •• He's Your *r!end and Neighbor He's reliable. He's under state supervision. He'$ licensed. WHEN YOU HAVE NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE IN REAL ESf ATE MATTERS, CONSULT WITH ANY ONE OF THESE MEMBERS OF THE ... KOSSUTH COUNTY REAL ESTATE BOARD ALGONA Nels J. Anderson Al Buchanan Oliver S. Carlson Joel M. Herbst Ted $. HarbsJ , . H. D. Hutchins P. J. Kohlhaas Leon H. Laird Jerry M. Lewis John C. Love, Sec. D. P. Monlux Charles B. Murtagh Paul M. Seeley BANCROFT A. W. Kennedy BURT H. E. Hachut LAKOTA Robert Hamilton I. E. Wortman LEDYARD Tice Brack LU VERNE Jon Nelson Emmet C. Knary SWEA CITY A. J. Biliborough Elmer C. Smith Clifford Smith, V, Pres. VTCTONKA Gerhard Bruns Gordon Hanson Earl Stoti WHITTEMORE John P. Uhlenhske LENNON SISTERS Wf 4imo woyi* itel* in a huge MUSICAL REVUE «ytw*B~A!i REX AUIN lit CAR RACES JWJVp IVII STOCK CAR RACW JAVOPV RACCf -4W, tt fld«8kw«, rfdei, firework* THOUSANDS «f IXHIBITi '* mateak Uv«tfoek fair, farm ^^^' w ** mwm m lam .mmm*Vi Ofiti «m»ltry smwrmUei tf m mwmom toa^BoSK form of games, music and art And about this time of year 1 expect still roare from the schools and the teachers for 1 expect them to have a civilizing effect on my small fry after the carefree and somewhat savage living of summer vacation. * * * Th* fir»J drilling influence I plan to have the schools put on our youngsters is to make them put on their shoes. The barefoot boy with cheek of tan is a good old American traditioh. At our house the boy Iceeps his shoes on; it is barefoot girls that are our problem. The warnings of rusty nails, broken glass, stubbed toes have no terror for them nor is the appeal to their sense of fashion effective. The girls have been decently shod only a handful of times all summer and they have developed so much natural protection that their soles are like horse's hooves and they can run barefoot down a graveled road without wincing. » « • Another civilising influence I expect the opening of schools to bring to our house is decent breakfast. All summer we gei up at odd hours, no two mornings alike and none of the five of u;. at the same time. Breakfast is a catch - as-catch-can arrangement with the kids eating when and what their fancy dictates. Bill is partial to a big dish Of ice- cream or a slice of apple |>le for breakfast and Somebody or other is always stirring up a batch oi pancakes, french toast or andthei item involving grease and ,syrup just at the timo I'm starting to scrub the kitchen floor. Mary Ann likes to arise early amj cook just enough hot cereal fut' her own breakfast. This leaves Jean breakfastless and she goes over to Grandma's and complains about nobody feeding her at our house. Grandma corrects this and Jean scrounges quite a bit over there but she unfailingly returns at eleven o'clock when I'm starting lunch and demands toast, juice and cereal because she didn't have any breakfast, • * • When school starts things will change. We'll get up all at the j same time, the table will be se and Marna will do the cooking It will be lots less work for me And the schools will see to i that our breakfasts are nutritionally correct for they teach the kids to give points for breakfast items. Toast, fruit and milk is a two'point breakfast items. Toast fruit,. milk and cereal a three point '. and i toast, ; . fruit; 'milk cereal and eggs a whopping four point breakfast. pralSB WOMEN! trying to find a better job for Butchie's father, to he can givftButchie a bigger allowance!" I expect the schools to help me ;et the kids to bed at night. During vacation, if a television >rogram is fascinating or there's a hot game of Run Sheep Run on outside the kids have me over a barrel when they demand to stay up just a little longer. They don't have to go to school in the morning and honest, Mamma we'll sleep late. They forget this angle in the morning but it is very effective at night. When school starts I'll merely say, "Get to bed. The teachers say you must have ten hours sleep", and they will immediately pass out. J think. * * » Our youngsters go to grade school at Bryant This gripes them a little when they see the wonderful facilities at the newer grade schools. They frequently refer to, "Those rich kids at Lucia Wallace" and I have pointed out to them that the schools they go to are chosen, not by economic bracket, but by area of residence. I have also reminded them that Bryant, too, is undergoing quite a face lifting. They don't really believe me, however, and they persist in thinking that their attendance at Bryant is another one of Mamma's roonej saving plans like turning out the lights when they're not in use and Letting down the hems in dresses The physical plant of a, £chpo! is important but even morftpv&a) to the young sprouts' education s the caliber of their teachers, so far, all three of our kids have lad excellent ones. • * * When a discussion of ih? qualities of a perfect comes up J always Bertha Godfrey as a g ample. The choice of he*x for the new grade school wgs in deed an excellent one. -Mis; Godfrey taught first grade here for many years and quite a few mothers and fathers have sent their offspring to the same teach* er they themselves had. Miss Godfrey combined the know* ledge gained from her years of experience with constaf^, learning from the latest methods. She was always, most enthusiastic about her work and the children fairly blossomed under her teaching. * * * Bill wax fit* only one of our three to have Miss Godfrey but she gave him such a good introduction to learning that he has liked school ever since. He used to tell me that Miss Godfrey knew more about numbers than I did, (undoubtedly true) that Miss Godfrey told good stpries. that Miss Godfrey knew what word said and that .Miss Godfrey was pretty. This latter startled me a bit for although I knew the lady was attractive looking, she was hardly in the glamour gir) department. One day he made a remark that taught me that tiny tots are more discerning than we sometimes realize. Bill had beer, downtown and was waited on in a store by a sympathetic clerk. "She was a pretty lady", said Bill, and after a thoughtful pause qualfiied his observation. "Not pretty like in the movies—pretty like Miss Godfrey." So the vocabulary at our house was enriched to include,, "pretty like Miss Godfrey", when .we .want to .describe genuine, Hfodly. briautyl satisfy their curiosity. This week's recipe comes from Lela Stewart and it is for a good kind of Chili Sauce. Lela told me she hasn't made much of it lately but when her youngsters were home she could bareljf keep enough of it on hand. i 18 tomatoes or 10 cups after •• straining •• ; 2 cups vinegar , > 3 red or green peppers \ J /4 cup salt 1 quart onions, or 3 pounds, or 3 cups after grinding 1 pound or 2 2/3 cups brown sugar 2 quarts apples or 5 cups afte! grinding 1 tsp. each of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg Run vegetables through . grinder and strain tomatoes in a collander. Bring to a boil and cook slowly for 2 hours. Seal in sterilized jars. —GRACE. New hit with millions! for L JT into feet for cheese souce SPgfApJT for 5 nocb 4 PiSUUKl^O PSOCtSS There has been quite a to-do the last few years about "Johnny" and his failure to learn to read. I've never been too concerned about it because, although.:we certainly have our problems, the kids learning to rfad has ne'ver been one of them. But it seems to me that parents are barking up the wrong tree when they place, all the blame for reading Failure on'teaching methods in the school. Certainly, some of the responsibility lies in the attitude toward the printed page the parents have. If Pop limit? his reading to a casual headline scanning and Mom's contacts with literature are condensed, dramatized versions on that idiot box, television, the children aren't 'going to feel they' are missing much if they don't read regularly. Phonetics, learning the alpha, bet, phrase scanning and the other teaching methc/ > s are fine but you can't beat old-fashionec} curiosity in a child if you expect lim to learn W read. If a child's nterest in, "what this says here" s aroused nothing can stop him from learning to read. The schools can speed it up and make his ability much more efficient but parents can do quite a bit too in thejjr own fumbling way by encouragng the kids to be nosey. AndJney can also help by providing !$he,. bpoks, papers and magazines iy^here they can Master's Degree To Burt Man Bitrt — Mr and Mrs Jay D. ,Grah,aih 'attended, commencement ,services f at Iowa State Teachers College. .Thursday, August 8. A son, Leslie Graham, was one of the graduates and received his Master's Degree. Both Mr and Mrs Leslie Graham have taught in the Manson school, but will move to Marshalltown where he will be a math instructor and Mrs Graham will be an art supervisor. Two Go To Camp Linda Lou Ackerman, daughter of the Hiram Ackermans of Burt, and Linda Lee Karels of Lakota are spending 10 days at the Y.W.C.A. Camp at Boone. The girls, 13 and 11, were chosen by Joyce Hayden and are the only ones from Kossuth County to attend this year. Expenses for girls from 10 to 14 are paid from the Easter Seal Fund and these girls haying had rheumatic fever, were eligible. Friends gathered Monday afternoon at the Rose Weise home to welcome Mrs Robert Bunkofske who recently moved into that neighborhood. Among'those present were Dorothy Becker, Bertha Elvidge, Lizzie Giddings, Nita Harostreet, Martha Gross, Stella Geesman, Verda Kienitz, Lillian Lavrenz, Nettie Lavrenz, Emma Manus, Jenny Riebhoff, Lois Trunkhill and Arina Zanke. •Mr and Mrs Herley Hanson and children have moved into the Gjsh apartment recently vacated by the Frank: t Richards. Mj Hanson is the n#w math and Put Qwoy a little every payday in an insured with u». The handsome eqrningi that we add regularly wiU h*tp build that cash rtforve quickly to real Jfijt Wener *i«vr§, Home Federal Savings & Loan Association AU Originally Qr|cutel 1917 AlOONA, IOWA shop teacher for the Burt Community School. They eara* here from Chelsea, Iowa tthtte he taught the past two years. Tlie Richards moved to Bancroft. Mrs Robert Ackerrnan with Mfs David King, the latter of Algeria spent from Monday till Thursday at Silver Lake near Fairmont. The Monday Birthday Group went to Lottie Isenbergers home last week in observance of her birthday which was the seventh. Residents %of Porto Rico ate citizens of the U.S. WESLEY NEWS Mrs Ernest Gefdes, the former Rose StMder and sons of Woden spent Friday afternoon with her cousin, Mrs Gayle Studer and family. She reported that her folks, Mr and Mrs Alf Studer have sold their Welcome Motel at Macon, Mo. Mr and Mrs Gayle Studer, Mike, Lynn and tenet and their boat spent the* weekend with Mr aftd Mrs Stan Johnson and family of Britt at the Johnson cabin it Lake Okoboji. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Orelm and son of Irvington were Sunday guests at the parental, Carl FroeMch home. Sunday dinner guests at the Halvor Flom home were Mr and Mrs Dale Knapper and family of Britt and Mr and Mrs Stanley Simpson and family of Lone Rock. Mr and Mrs Knopper and four children are moving soon to California. They held a sale of their home in Britt and their household goods Saturday afternoon. never an after-thirst •OWNMHT M9T •* What a difference! Unlike syrupy soft drinks, Squirt really quenches your thirst. Squirt is refreshing, not filling:. You'll like its clean, fresh flavor of pure fruit and the tangy sparkle that makes Squirt the perfect mixer. Buy Squirt in the thrifty 6-pack Tartan Carton. CRYSTAL SPRINGS BOTTLING WORKS, ESTHERVILLE, IOWA "PLEASE DONT HURT MY LITTLE GIRL" DEAR DRIVER: Today my daughter, who is seven years old, started to school as usual. She wore a dark blue dress with a while collar. She had on her new black shoes. Her cocker spaniel whose name is "Scott," sat on the front porch and whined as she waved "goodbye" and started off to the halls of learning. Last night we talked about school. She told me about the girl who sits in front of her ... the girl with the yellow curls ... and the boy across the aisle who makes funny faces. She told me about her teacher, who has eyes in the back of her head . . . and about the trees in the school yard , , . and about the big girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus. We talked about a lot of things — tremendously vital, unimportant things — and then we studied spelling, reading and' arithmetic and then to bed. "She's upstairs now , . , sound asleep, with "Princess Elizabeth" (that's her doll) cuddled in her right arm* You guys wouldn't hurt her. would you. You see, I'm her Daddy. When her doll is broken or her finger is cut, or her head gets bumped, I can fix it ... but when she starts to school, when she walks across the then she's in your hands. ' She's a sweet little girl and I'm so. proud of her. She can run like a deer and darts about like a chipmunk. She likes to ride and swim and Juke. with me on Sunday afternoons.' But I ean't be with her all the time . . . I have to work to pay for her clothes and education. So please -help me look out for her. Please drive carefully, pleas,? dsive slowly pasl the schools and. intersections . , , and please remember that children dp run from behind parked cars. (Author Unknown) THIS MESSAGE is Being Published For The 7th Straight Year in the Interest of \ ' ' the Safety of Our Children By

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