The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1957 · Page 20
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 22, 1957
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l~Atfleftfl (fa.) Uppif B» Metnat Ttiuftday, Augntt 54, the other day the school* 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. Whert oh \vhere. does the time go? I alwari appreciate the job the schools do in helping rear our youngsters but I am especially mindful of the boons of education at the end of a vacation. I expect great things from the schools. I expect them to give me free baby-sitting for nine months of t?le year, I expect the teachers to pound some knowledge into the kid's little skulls and I expect them to give the youngsters new interests in the t CompfffoJjr Mthforhij-fsty fa opertf*) • Rt£iM tiMir'tMstnKffM far oddtd strMgtli i e J«v« op te 30JS«» fwl kBfc-kttpt ictltf »«t, list M 3 ShftfU 1-M HUcJIallon with striw <rir*r i Kelley Lumber Co. — Everything In Building,Materials — I; •! ' r It PAYS to deal with a LICSENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER... V) ft He's Y&i&'fcrlend and Neighbor , He's reliable. He's under state supervision. • ' He's licensed, . WHEN yoy HAVE NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE IN REAL ESTATE MATTERS, CONSULT WITH ANY ONE OF THESE MEMBERS OF THE ... KOSSUTH aSUNTY REAL ESTATE BOARD ALGONA Neis J, Anderson Al Buchanan Oliver S. Carlson Joel M, Herbsl Ted S, Iferbst , . H. D. Hutchins P. J. Kohlbaa. Leon H. Laird Jerry M. Lewis John C. Love/ Sec, D. D. Monlux Charles B. Muxtagh Paul M. Seeley BANCROFT A. W. Kennedy •BURT H. 6. Rachut LAKOTA Robert Hamilton I. E. Wortman LEDYARD Tice Brack LU VERNE Jon Nelson Emmet C. Knary SWPA CITY A. J. BiUborough ; , Elmer C, Smith Clifford .Smith; V. Pres. ':;/ TITONKA . Gerhard Bruns Gordon Hanson Earl Stoti WHITTEMORE - John P. Uhlenbake -t. * •Ml•XI **• and othfir Wf^time TV and movie «tar» ft » huge MUSICAL REVUE WDEO^REXAUIN "- "nafXf Mil «f AW, 11 A U T O RACES lit STOCK CAR RACES [ifWPJi.-, WTBWillg. a II JALOP* RACES dubewti rite*, firework*, SAND6 •! 1XHI6ITf LENNON SISTERS form of games, music and art And about this time of year I expect still it»ore from the schools and the teachers for I expect them to have a civilizing effect on my small fry after the carefree and somewhat savage living of summer vacation. * * • The firtl civilizing 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 tradition. At our house the boy keeps 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 get up at odd hours, no two mornings alike and none of the five of us 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 pie for breakfast and Somebody o¥ other is always itirring up a batch of pancakes, french toast or anbthe: item involving grease and fftyrup just at the timo I'm starting to scrub the kitchen floor, Mary Ann likes to arise early amjj cook just enough hot cereal for; her own breakfast. This leaves ilean breakfastless and she goefl 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. THESE WOMEN! When school starts things will change. We'll get up all at the same time, the table will be se and Mama will do the cooking It will be lots less work for me And the schools will see to it 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 item's. Toast fruit, milk and cereal a three point ' and * toast,'. .fruit: 'milk, cereal and eggs a whopping four point breakfast. ••'•.• • - * « I expect the schools to help me get the kids to bed at night. During vacation, if a television program 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. I 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 money 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, Kftpol is important but even morefviitaJ to the young sprouts' education is the caliber of their teachers. So far, all three of our kids have had excellent ones. • * • When a discussion Q{ th» qualities of a perfect tether comes up ,| always tiling ot Bertha Godfrey as a gpaft'ex. ample. The choice of her -name for the new grade school was indeed an excellent one, ,'Mis? Godfrey taught first grade here for many years and quite-a few mothers and fathers haye sent their offspring to the same teach' er they themselves had, Miss Godfrey combined the know ledge gained from her years of shop teacher for the Surt Com* munity School. They came here from Chelsea, Iowa where h« taught the past two years. The Richards moved to Bancroft. Mrs Robert Acketmatt with Mrs David King, the latter of Algorta spent from Monday till Thufsday at Silver Lake near Fairmont. The Monday Birthday Group went to Lottie Isenbergera 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 Ettffest derdes, the fothier Rose Studer aftd sons of Woden spent Friday afternoon with her ettusin, Mrl Oayte Studer and family. She reported that her folks, Mr and Mrs Alf Studer have sold their Welcome Motel at Macon, Mo. Mf and Mrs Gayle Studer, 'Mike, Lynn and Janet and their boat spent the" weekend with Mr and Mrs Stan Johnson and family of Britt at the Johnson cabin at Lake Okoboji. Mf and Mrs Kenneth Greim and son of Irvington were Sunday guests at the parental, Carl Froelich home. Sunday dinner guests at the Malvor Flom home were Mr and Mrs Dale Knapper and family of Britt and Mr and Mrs Stanley Simpson and family of Lone ftock. Mr and Mrs Knopper and four children are moving soon to California. They held a sale of their home in Sritt and their household goods Saturday afternoon. trying to find a better job for Butchie's father, •o he can give Butchie a bigger allowance!" experience with consfca$lea*rning from thfc latest methods. She was always, most enthusiastic about her work and the children fairly blossomed under her teaching. Bill was f!ie 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 stories. 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 girl department. One day he made a remark that taught me that tiny tots are metre discerning than we sometimes realize. Bill had been 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 gdhuinbV kindly bpautjT 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 barely! keep enough of it on hand. I 18 tomatoes or 10 cups after straining ' : 2 cups vinegar 3 red or green peppers Vz 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 a 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! 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 read has neVer 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 limits 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 Agoing to feel they are missing much if they don't read regularly. * * * Phonetics, learning the alphabet, phrase scanning and the other teaching methc/s are fine but you can't beat old-fashioned curiosity in a child if you expect lim to learn to read. If a child's interest 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 thgir own fumbling way by encouraang the kids to be nosey. And, they can also help by providing ! fh£. bpoks. papers and magazines where they can Master's Degree To Burt Man Burt —' Mr and Mrs Jay D. •Graham attended-cojmmencement .services' 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 JFlobert Bunkofske who recently moved into that neighborhood. Among'those present were Dorothy Becker, Bertha Elvidge, Lizzie Giddings, Nita Hanjstreet, Martha Gross, Stella Geesman, Verda Kienitz, Lillian Lavrenz, Nettie Lavrenz, Emma Manus, Jenny Riebhoff, Lois Trunkhill and Arfha Zanke. • Mr and Mrs Harley Hanson and children have moved into the GJsh apartment recently vacated by the Frank - ; .Richards. M{ Hanson is the nfw math and never* an after-thirst into ^ foods "fffilU far f 9r sngcks A PAWURUiO P|06i$$ cflfftf Put owqy o little every payday in cm insured *0vifl$f OS^nt with y$, The handsome earnings that we add regularly wJlJIi'f Ip build that cajb reserve quickly to reo T/ti foojtdr yoy begin, loo/ier Home Federal ij Savings & Loan Association Originally OriaaUed 1917 M DeiP4U» in^ed Tc AIGONA, IOWA •OttffiMHT Iff? •* What a difference I Unlike syrupy soft drinks, Squirt-realty 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 DON'T 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 white 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 baek of her bead . . . 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 Elisabeth" (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 street, 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 hike with me on Sunday afternoons.'But I can't be with her all the time ... I h^ve to work to pay for her clothes and education. So please help me took out for her- Please drive carefully, please dsjve slowly past the schools and- intersections . , . and please remember that children do 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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