The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1965 · Page 7
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fclGHTEEH YEARS IS a short time to spend on this earth. There's so many things to learn and experience, so many promises to fulfill and so much joy and service to bring to others that you can scarcely accomplish it all in such a short life span. Most people reasonably expect to have at least three times as long in which to leave their mark on this old world, but sometimes the good Lord wills it otherwise. When that happens, it can be amazing how much can be packed into 18 years. * * * THERE MUST BE SOME RHYME or reason behind the death of Mary Cowan, for God does not make mistakes. But from the Standpoint of a mere human the accident seems a tragic and senseless waste of two fine persons - Mary and Mrs. Canaday. When we read the news at our house we were really shaken and, like most parents, Father and I asked ourselves what if it had been one of our children. But we had to admit that although we were deeply touched by her death; we have also been touched by her life. * * * WE DIDN'T KNOW MRS. CANADAY WELL, but from little on, Mary was always one of our favorite youngsters. She had a kind of pixie quality about her and a way of saying and doing things that were typically "Mary". This made her more enchanting to me than some of her prettier and fluffier contemporaries. Mary also furnished me with items for this column several times. * * * MARY AND STAMPS WAS THE subject for mention on at least two occasions. Once when she was very little Mary wrote and mailed a letter. Postmaster Wade Sullivan stopped her mother later and told Aria that she owed him three cents. It seems Mary had put a trading stamp on the envelope instead of the U. S. postage variety. Wade had replaced it and sent the letter on its way. + + * WHEN MARY WENT TO SUMMER camp, she supplied me with a story that appeared here, was read on two radio programs and later sold as a magazine filler. It seems Mary sent a letter home with a two-cent stamp on it which was at the time legal only for postcards. When asked about it she told her mother, "Well, they had both two and three-cent stamps at camp, but you told me to be careful of the way I spent my money, so I bought the cheapest one." * * * THE MIDDLE CHILD IN THE FAMILY, Mary was almost fierce in her loyalty to her older sister and younger brother. She used to be called "Little Mother" because of the way she looked after David although he was only about a year and a half younger than Mary. When Buzz was sentenced to spend recess sitting under a tree because of misbehavior at Bryant school, Mary felt so sorry for him she brought him sticks and stones to play and occupy his time. * * * MARY WAS HER SISTER, PAT'S, most ardent admirer. The year Pat was nominated for high school Homecoming Queen, Mary could scarcely eat or sleep she was so eager for her sister to receive the honor. The night of the game, the announcement was made and Pat was actually crowned Queen. I happened to glance back a couple of rows to where the Cowans were sitting, There was Mary In her mother's arms literally sobbing with joy and relief! * * * TO BE LIKE PAT, may have been the original incentive for going out for many school activities, but Mary turned out to be quite a person in her own right. She also blossomed Into a beautiful young lady. It probably didn't happen overnight but it seemed so to us. This was just so much bonus for Mary, for I thought she already had enough charm without also being good-looking. MARY'S SENIOR YEAR OF high school was an especially full one. Her mother wrote last fall, "Mary has a 7:30 class this year so she starts out at dawn practically and winds up about midnight what with trying to keep up with outside activities and working at the theater four and five nights a week. However, she won't give up the job and won't give up the school activities so I just have to let her work things out for herself." It was while on a school activity trip that the accident occurred. WHEN SUCH TRAGEDY HAPPENS, parents instinctively grasp their own offspring closer and the tendency is to want to keep them safe at home so that nothing will happen to them. But that can't be done, without warping their lives. The hardest lesson any parent has to learn Is to let their children go, whether it's out into this life or into eternity. We can only trust that the life beyond is Infinitely more wonderful than the present one. DURING THE WEEK OF April 25 through May 1, people having birthdays include . Dick Pratt, Ivadell Christian, Frances Hiszczynskj, Delores Mawdsley, Ernie Yunget>erg, Sandra Plott, Elizabeth Harmon, Joel Harris, Linda Smith Plummer, Steve Voyles, Kim Troutman, Johanna Erickson, Jimmy Gerdls, Sadie Mawdsley, Beth Miller, Tom Macumber, Merle Teeter, Jan Schneider, Mary Miller, Werner Stniecker, Shirley Ricklefs, Roland Nagel, Fran King, Randy Stalzer, Anna Steven, Fred Uiierr, Mary Kay Knoll and Edgar Meyer. Wedding anniversaries include Mr. and Mrs. Nels Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Arend, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Freese, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stalzer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hobson, Mr. and Mrs. Werner Stniecker and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kuhn. * + * IT SHOULD BE RHUBARB TIME in Iowa soon. Along with lilacs, apples and dandelions, rhubarb is one of the few tilings that doesn't grow in Florida. This week's recipe is for rhubarb pudding and I think I got it from my mother. 3 or 4 cups cut-up rhubarb 3/4 cups sugar 10 marshmallows 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 beaten eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 3/4 cups flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. vanilla STRONG CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "The poison of asps is upon their lips." — Psalms 5:9 Words cannot kill; but the words of the self-righteous can be flecked with a touch of poison. And an untruth is all the more deadly because, once it has been spoken, it cannot be completely erased. As Christians, we should recognize that we are all children of God and that it is not the Christian way to unthinkingly condemn others, to call attention to the faults of others, or ridicule others unjustly. We become too righteous when we set in judgement upon •.the actions of our fellow citizens or our neighbor. We become a fool if we think we build ourselves up by "running the other fellow down." It is far better to look for the good in all things, to. look for a good word to say, and to say it whenever we can. Read your BIBLE daily and 00 TO CHURCH SUNDAY T.H«s« Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutiell, Service Station Roy t, Hutiell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, lewa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boyt POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phont 295-2275 - Algpng, Iowa PIONEE.R HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlwnd, Production Manager Ptrry CpHin*, Experimental Mgr, METRONICS, INC Q. B. Hqrm« "Syptr Spitd" Teoli FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Mtrton Ro$», Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & Inc. ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver - Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. 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Bill Dudding, St. Paul, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Oda Dudding, and helping his brother Dick,.' who has been released from the V. hospital- after an injury receivec^ iii a 1 fall on the ice. : ; . ; Relatives from here attending the wedding of Rosemary Giesh Saturday in Algona were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Mescher, Mr. and Mrs. Glen McCleish, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mescher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kienetz and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mc- Cliesh. Mrs. Melvln Fangman slipped and fell down some steps and sprained her ankle and injured her back. Dale McCliesh fell from the swing at the public school, cutting a gash in his head which required a clamp. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berte attended the wedding of a relative at St. Joe Saturday Complete FORMAL RENTAL SERVICE Thursday, April 29, 1965 Algona (Id.) Upper DM Meliwt-7 Put rhubarb, 3/4 cup sugar and marshmallows In loaf cake pan. Make a batter of the rest of the ingredients, spread over first mixture and bake in a 350 degree oven. 9RACE attend the State University of Iowa where Miss Read is affiliated with Alpha Delta Pi social sorority and Mr. Lawson with the Delta Sigma Pi professional fraternity. The Lawsorts formerly resided in Algona. Sherry Read Of Algona To Wed Ex-Resident Silver Wedding For Spring Weddings, Banquets or Formais . . - Handsomely correct and so comfortable! See our large selection of summer formats, Sparkling, lightweight . . . ju*» right for your wedding or for any other formal occasion thu spring or summer. SHERRY READ Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Read of Algona announce the engagement of their daughter, Sherry Ann, and Lee C. Lawson, son of Charles Lawson and the late Mrs. Lawson of Boone. Miss Read and Mr. Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Dale D. Kennedy will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with open house at their home, 651S. Tennessee PI., Mason City, Iowa, on 'Sunday, May 2, from 2 to 5 p. m. 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