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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 4, 1965
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S-A10eno (la.) Uppfcr DM Meln»l Thursday, November 4, 1965 ttoet Be$Utome$ MANIA OF 'THE IMAGE" Modern, high-pressure advertising and advanced psychology have gone overboard on the idea of "image creating." A recent book, "Making of a President", even goes into detail on just how advertising agencies work in creating the right "image" for political candidates. And, candidly, the book is not so concerned with whether the "image" is a true one as if is with how it is accomplished. Perhaps it is all progress. And on the other hand, perhaps it is all deceit and dishonesty. It is necessary today to require advertising agencies and psychologists to try and make someone, or some organization, into something it is not ... in other words to fool the public! Is the public so gullible that it cannot discern the true worth of a man or the honesty of an organization on the basis of their performance? The fact is that in the very latest developments of "image" creating, facts and bits of information are now fed into computers, and they come up with results that determine just what kind of an "Image" should be created, not that it's accurate, but in relation to what the public likes and favors. It may be a brilliant method of achieving success, but it's as dishonest as anything can be, and still be legal. OVERCROWDED CALIFORNIA Out in California, the state which Iowa has helped to make famous because so many of its population retired there from the Hawkeye State, they are beginning to worry about their overcrowded conditions. When the state pulled ahead of New York in population, It was a matter of pride in 1962. But now a reaction is setting In, as ctiizens witness a hacking and battering of their old orange groves to make way for subdivisions and new freeways. The very crowding is now destroying the very thing that people went there for originally. Every year the state Is losing nearly 90,000 acres of cropland to the bulldozer. Who knows? If this keeps up, we may have the migration in reverse. We have plenty of wide open spaces In Iowa, for those who want a little more fresh air and room to rove. HIE. Call Street-rPh. 29W5S5-Algoaa, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAl tOlTOtlAlj As£bcAl»fejK 11 NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives. lac. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 1*. N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year. In advance. Semi-weekly Single Cople* SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance. Semi weekly No subtcription leu than. 6 raonUu. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY r^EWSPAPEB ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST INTERNAL REVENUE Atlantic News-Telegraph - On numerous occasions we have heard attorneys to say that while they were certain that the.r client could win in a contest with IRS, they had advised him to pay rolher than fight, because that would be the less costly way Out. So the average taxpayer, in any dispute with the IRS, is faced with o "pay or else situation, and he pays. This arrangement is the most irritating and the most unfair in the tax law not subject to individual interpretation, but in the present complicated tax picture, this is going to be most difficult to achieve. TIME TO STOP IT Grundy Center Register - Nearly all the countries in Europe, Africa and Asia were broke or hard presssed financially at the end of World War II. Countries hardest hit were Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Poland, and others. While the United States contributed heavily in men and war war equipment, our country remained prosperous during and after the war. It was not only the humane thing to do for our prosperous country to extend financial aid to the many foreign countries with whom we had been doing business, but it was good business. The Marshall Plan to provide aid to war bankrupt countries was adopted by Congress and approved by a large majority of the American people. But It was not the purpose of the Marshall Plan nor the wish of the American people that the foreign aid the first few years when it was badly needed should be continued after the need had largely expired. In fact, many of the countries now receiving financial aid from us are better off than we are and also many of the countries who are still receiving our gratuity are beginning to believe that the financial aid we are still giving them they regard as their due and our obligation to keep on paying. To what extent our financial aid Is being misused Is shown now in the war between India and Pakistan. It Is with countries! as It Is often with families and individuals. After Once they have for a number of times been receiving financial or other gifts they believe such gifts are their due and that they should be perpetual. It Is easy for a country or individuals to become benefactors, but it is hard to quit the habit. The least and probably the least painful way quit is to do it gradually. WE'RE OVERDOING IT Inctlanola R»cord-H«rald - Not only Republicans but a number of high ranking Democrats are becoming concerned at the speed and at the number of high spending welfare type programs that we are going Into. James F. Byrnes, now 86, a prominent Democrat and one of the nation's true elder statesmen, It one who Is speaking out on this subject. He has had a remarkable public career, having served as Secretary of State, Supreme Court Justice and Governor of South Carolina. His advice should be worth a good deal and we should listen. A few weeks ago he spoke at the national convention of the American Legion and gave the country some valuable advice: "If we must fight another World war against North Viet Nam and other Communist countries, we must postpone the war ogainst poverty, the Appalachian war, the expansion of recreational facilities, and many other welfare programs deemed desirable in time of peace." This nation, rich as it is, cannot do everything. The cost of the war In Viet Nam, even if it remains confined to that country which is by no means sure, Is destined to reach enormous proportions. The special appropriation! to far made, though large, are only of a stop-gap nature and will meet only a small port of the bill. The result will be budget deficits for beyond any so far forecast. A newspaper is often thought of as a mirror of its community. That is why the reflections are not always pleasing — Decorah Public Opinion. For And About Teenagers] ALL. THE MY CLAS& WEAR THEM THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am 12 years old and my mother will not let me wear nylons to church or to school. What do you think about this? All the girls in my class wear them and they call me a baby when I don't It hurts!" OUR REPLY: The girl of twelve years who thinks she must wear nylons all the time is the one who is really the "baby". She is trying to act and look Uke a grown-up, which she is not. Some girls who wish to wear them all the time have no more reason for wanting to do so than "everybody else does." This is equally wrong. If some girl shaved her head, would you like to be bald as well? Your mother is right. She will, when she thinks you. are old enough, for the appropriate occasion, and with the appropriate dress, permit you to svear nylons. You will probably go through the same experience when your friends feel they are old enough to wear lipstick. Prepare yourself by deciding now that you intend to be an individual- and and not a follower of the crowd. II you hor» a Utnag* piobltai you want to dUcu». or an ob&ervatioa to malt*. addiMi ypui lolUi to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. KY. MOM, X PROMISED THE GIRL?. T'P PRIVE TO TVIE (SAMH WE'LL HAvF TO TALK TO YOUR FATHER T HAVE A ' 1-UB MEEThNG TOf//GftT YoUR FATHER BoVvi'". Tb^lSHT. T DON'T KNOW T WE CAN) MANAGE wiTHo:' THE CAR... PL&&E MOM, I HAVE A DATE FOR TME DANCE ToNisMT., from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK} DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS J President F. D. Roosevelt was elected for a third term, November 5, 1940. Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States, November 6, 1860. The U.S. recognized Panama, November 6, 1903. The elephant as a symbol of the Republican Party first appeared In a Theodore Nast cartoon published In Harper's Weekly, November 7, 1874. The first American Legion convention opened In Minneapolis, November 8, 1919. The CIO was organized, November 9, 1935. The U.S. Marine Corps wag established, November 10, 1775. The Armistice, ending World War I, was signed, November 11, 1918. 20 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 1, 1945 Dorothea Bjustrom Moulton, Algona, was on the receiving end of a long distance phone call from Honolulu from her husband, Frank, Lt. (jg) in the Navy. He said he was on his way home and was to dock at New Orleans preparatory to separation from the service. Like all good Navy men he reversed the charges. - o - Damage estimated at nearly $10,000 resulted when fire .destroyed the home of Mrs. Martha Schneider, LuVerne. The flrejy, which started In the attic of the- house, had such a head start that it made it very difficult to get it under control. M. J. Stripling, one of the volunteer firemen, received a very serious eye injury when a stream of water from one of the large hoses accidentally hit him in the eye. He was hospitalized in Mason City. - o - Lone Rock community, for the sixth consecutive time, had subscribed its bond total in the Victory Bond drive before the drived opened officially. Art Priebe, chairman, and his coworkers, were well over the $7,000 mark set for that community. - o - Kossuth county had the dryest October In 52 years. This startling fact was revealed from records of Harry Nolte, official observer. There was only .1 inch of rain which was the next to the lowest total since weather recordings were taken. The high for the week was 77 degrees and the low 25. - o - Two recently-discharged service men yvho had returned to the home community in Swea City, had taken up civilian jobs. Jens Mogenson, one of five Mogensen brothers in the Navy, began work as driver on the D-X tank wagon. Harvey Madsen, nephew of Mrs. Christine Swanson, veteran of the North Africa and European campaigns, was employed as a helper at the Swea City creamery. - o - Jerry Miller, 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, Lu Verne, underwent an operation for appendicitis in a hospital in Algona. - o - A serious fire that did considerable damage to timber and the countryside just west oi'Clark Orton's and just north of Call State Park was finally brought under control by Algona firemen and volunteer fire fighters. How the fire started was unknown. Trees nearly a foot in diameter were destroyed. - o - Election of cheerleaders at St. Cecelia's took place with Irene Eisenbarth, Ruth Forsberg, Beverly Wilhelmi and Nancy Hutchison being chosen. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hinders, twin daughters Dora and Deloris and son Tommy of Britt were Sunday evening visitors at the home of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Drusie Noble and Mrs. Sarah Wise, Sexton. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Lutter, Ledyard, entertained Mrs. Lutter's brother, Bill Misbach and five of his fraternity brothers from the medical school of the University of Minnesota. The boys came for pheasant hunting. - o - Avery Fitch, Portland twp., reported that his herd of sheep were attacked by stray dogs and several were killed. - o - Algona high's football future with- two games' ^remaining r 'ori;:' the local schedule - was anything but bright. After losing a 3319 decision to the Clarion Cowboys, the Bulldogs were to take on Spencer at Spencer and tackle Humboldt in the season's finale. Algona had won two and lost five, the five being in the North Central Conference competition. Spencer had won six and lost none in the Lakes Conference. Humboldt had two conference victories. - o - Despite weather that was both turning cold and sprinkling rain, the city-wide Halloween party, sponsored by the Algona Lions Club, was most successful. An estimated crowd of about 2,000 nocked to the Athletic Park. The Lions hoped to make it an annual affair. 10YEHRS AGO FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 3, 1955 - o - Jewell Studer and Will Cons- grove were honored with special gifts, in recognition of their 25 years service on the board of directors of the K. & H. Oil Co. Both Studer and Cosgrove were on the original board. Reelected to three year terms on the board were Ernest Widen, Corwith, and Howard Salisbury of Burt. - o Pictured on the front page were the newly-elected officers of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau. Harry Naffziger, Lu- Verne, was named president; Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton, vice- president ; Harold Hunt, Algona, secretary; and Henry Looft, Seneca, treasurer. - o - The newest addition to the Algona business community had opened - Hood's Super Valu grocery, which had burned out in January, resumed operation In the large, new brick building on East State St. - o - Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and a state agent were_worklng_on meager clues in connection with four thefts from Lakota business places and a $300 burglary at Titonka. Brack's Grocery lost about $500 in cash and 60 cartons of cigarettes, the J. E. Ukena Hdwe. lost about $300 in merchandise including a gun, the Ley Motor Co,, $50 in cash, and an estimated $135 was taken from the Lakota school. The theft at Titonka took place at the Farmers Elevator. - o - Mrs. Jack Quinn entertained the Lone Rock birthday club In honor of the birthday of Mrs. Hulda Schultz. Guests included Mesdames Maude Blanchard, Rose Kraft, Jim Long, Alex Krueger, Fred Genrich, Mary Flaig and Frank Flaig. - o - The Berte trio entertained at the' annual Farni 'BW&tf'meetlrig 1 in Clarion. The trio j consisted- of Cecelia, Lorraine and Gerald Berte, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Berte, St. Joe. The two girls played accordions and Gerald, a 6th grade student in St. Joseph's school, played the electric guitar. - o - Joseph Rolling, 9-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rolling, Bancroft, fell from a hay loft and received lacerations across the back of his head, which required several stitches. He was a patient at Holy Family hospital, Esthervilte. - o - Sharon Eigler, who was enrolled at the Kahler hospital school of nursing at Rochester, spent the weekend with her parents in Fenton. She was among guests at a dinner at the George Murphy home honoring the birthdays of Mrs, Rita Eigler, Paul Eigler and Mrs. George Murphy Sharon was also a guest at the Potratz-Gade wedding. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,• ACROSS 1. Incite 5. British dandy 9. Am. playwright 10. Nobleman 11. Flowers 12. Evidence 14. Twilight 15. Greek letter 17. Sun god 18. Hebrew letter 19. Geodetic 22. Storm 23. Slight incline 24. Handle 26. Simpletons 27. of Cleves 28. Tense 29. Gold rush territory 31. Father: colloq. 33. Indonesia: abbr. 34. Bygone 35. Merriment 36. Cut 39. Spine 41. Prevalent 42. Affected manners 43. Arranges 44. Identical DOWN 1. Coppice 2. French river 3. Expert 4. Go down 5. Lukewarm 6. Crew member 7. Back 8. Dealer in flowers 11. Congressman ; abbr. 13. Confronts 16. Torrid 19. Greek physician 20. Uneven 21. Sediment 22. Separation center 24. Arouses from sleep 25. Masses of stratified rock 26. Siouan Indians 28. Sow 30. Ventures 31. Pocketbook 32. Cape Mass. MB OITIA DEL ana ran aaa aaatioa aea a® 0 S 35. Shape 37. Compete 38. Newt 40. Hawk- parrot 7 U JT e 41 W JO 28 20 W 44 ^^•^™^^~ THF ^GOLDEN WARS URBAN RENEWAL: AN AVENUE TO RENEWAL IN RETIREMENT 'phc rub of a retirement job, 1 or any other kind of retirement activity, is that it doesn't have the dignity or the status people expect in their sixties. What friends or fellow-workers back on the olci job might think —or what the retired think they might think — has probably veered more people away from a productive retirement than any other one thing. Mr. Willard J. Douglas has solved the problem. And he has done it in a pile of debris. He got his idea from a story in the paper that told of a path that was to be cut through a section of his town for a highway. It was an old section, now largely slums but once an area of fashionable homes. The next day he drove over for a look. "The old homes," he says, "looked pretty sad, what with their years of decline and their slum tenants. But it seemed to me that surely they must still contain metalwork, handsome door and window frames, and other things that could be bought as wreckage and resold as treasures out of the past. "But more intriguing than the homes were a couple of old churches that also were doomed. Both of them had magnificent bells and enough stained glass for a cathedral . . . ." Mr. Douglas visited the offices of the three wrecking firms involved in the demolition, learned how he could gain access to the buildings to make appraisals, and whom he could see to buy anything that struck his fancy. "These wrecking companies, you see, want to sell most of the stuff they knock down. It's part of their profit, so they welcome buyers." Mr. Douglas owned a three- year-old station wagon. He figured that in the beginning he could haul back home anything he bought. He got his wife's consent to tap their savings for $500 to start his buying. "There were some confusing weeks after that," he explains. "I had our "backyard looking like a dump heap. I was tagging each item with its purchase price, and I was hurrying all the time because I couldn't buy any item until the wrecking started so 1 had to be on hand as the bulldozers got to an interesting building He had invested about $400 of his budget when he put his operation on a business basis. He leased a long-vacant lot for $40 a month. He moved in all the things now stored in his yard and the additional things he bought. He turned a corner of the lot into his sales office, and hung a large painted sign out front: "Treasures For Sale." Mr. Douglas apparently is doing all right. He has a new truck on his lot, a mountain of "treasures," and is directing a crew of three helpers while he scans the newspapers to see what progress is going to tear down next. Ntw GOLDEN YEARS 36-peifl» bookUt now ready. S*nd Me In coin to D*pi. C8P8, car* ol thU ntwipapcr. lo Bon 1672, Grand Central Station, new York 17, N.Y. A group of 10 young married couples at Wesley held a Halloween party in the Rev. Percy Carlsson home. They decided to organize a home builder group and meet once each month. Officers selected were Dr. Paul Warner, chairman,; Maurice DeBoer, vice-chairman; and Mrs. Howard Funnemark, secy.-treas. - o A family gathering was held at the Clifford Abbas home, Burt, the first time in 11 years these adult relatives had all been together. - o The Seneca Sparklers 4-H club held their meeting at the Seneca school and installed new officers - Bonnie Mclntire, president ; Mary England, vice-president; Carol Hanisch, secretary and treasurer; and Susan Sullivan, photographer. The group initiated the new member, Coleen Smith. - o Algona's six-man race for the office of mayor was hitting high gear with the election only a few days away. The six candidates for mayor were Herb Adams, Wm. J. Becker, Roy Hutzell, Dr. C. C. Shierk, Frank Vera and Charles Wagner. Kossuth county had 55 students enrolled at the State University BV ^^B »-^ ^iSk. ^L ^^. ^^.. ^^. 5 ^^. —-*. — • ^^B I Hi I* AAt A Mill INSURANCE MSI A, J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospital ization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance '• . « HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 Ted. S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa SMM DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours; 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD KINGFIELD has taken over the practice of Dr. C. M. O'Connor, at 108 So. Harlan St. Patient records and case histories will be maintained in the office. practor BMwsiBfif DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS MISCELLANEOUS WA MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.0. Physician & Surgeon US N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVz N. _>odge Ph. 235-2891 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.P, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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