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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 11, 1965
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How High the Moon Voyage Budget? The famon* remark Od In Conimodorr Vatulriivlt — "If you hnvr ti-i ilvr.k About Ivnv much ii c«sis to operate a yarh! VMI cm't afford one" — should be carved in livinp concrete over the entrance to (be National Aeronautic;: and Space Administration (NASA) moon base here. The 88,000 - aoie patch of Merr It Island swampland, desfrrt and oranpe proves from which America's astronauts will hop off for their first trip to the moon in a few years has an estimated price tag of "nearly a billion dollars" on it. The business end of the property, called Launch Complex 39, where the rockets will actually be rigged and launched, was originally expected to cost $450 million. BY THE time the first Apollo spacecraft takes off for the moon these estimates are likely to he only pleasant dreams. Just a couple of weeks ago NASA announced that two pieces of launch equipment, bought at a contract price of $9 million, now are expected to cost $13.2 million. And they're a long way from completion — and so are some of the other engineering marvels under construction here, expense no object. It's as the commodore said, if you have to worry about the cost you shouldn't be in the space business. If we can't afford to spend $1 billion per man to put two or three men on the moon — and that is the round figure people in the business are using down here — we should give the swamps back to the alligators. Not that the alligators would get much enjoyment out of what we've done to their sunny homes. An alligator has little use for a rocket assembly building with a 525-foot ceiling, or for a tractor with half an acre of platform space on its top deck. THIS TRACTOR, called a crawler transporter, is about typical of the extraordinary contraptions the e n g i neers have thought up to make it possible to launch a Saturn V moon rocket almost as long and nearly half as heavy as a Polaris submarine. It also IB somewhat typical of the problems that still beset Launch Complex 39. tipper fle$Ul(mie$ Chiefly, the problems go hack to tho size and weight of the Sal urn V. It will he 364 feet tall, with the Apollo lunar spacecraft on its nose, nnd will weigh 750 tons, before it is fueled. Fully fueled, it will weigh 3,000 tons. This enormous and delicate piece of machinery will be assembled, standing upright, inside the vertical assembly building, where it can be protected from wind, dust, rain, lightning, and changes in temperature. It will be put together on the deck of a two-story steel s t r u c lure called a mobile launcher. The deck covers a little more than half an acre, and about half of it is allocated to the rocket. THE OTHER half is taken up by a launch tower approximately the same height as the rocket. The tower carries the umbilical connections and some of the platforms from which workmen can get at the rocket just before it is launched. The mobile launcher, also called the LUT, for launcher umbilical tower, weighs 5,250 tons. When the rocket, weighing 750 tons, has been installed on it, the crawler transporter must roll into the assembly building, pick up the launcher and the rocket, and carry them 3'/2 miles to the launch pad, built on top of a man-made hill 45 feet high on the edge of the ocean. The crawler must not allow its top-heavy load to tilt more than 10 minutes of arc, even while climbing the 5 degree slope up the hill to the launch stand. (The hill', incidentally, was constructed so there would be room for a flame pit and flame deflector beneath the Saturn's five huge engines.) IT TAKES a lot of machine to do a transport job like this, and the crawler: Is a 16t • of machine. It weighs 2,750 tons, It's about 150 feet square, and it has two Cater- dipper J9c» HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 60511 __ • 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 REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance. Semi-weekly Single Cople* — We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, tn advance, Semi weekly $6-00 Mo subscription less than, e month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST pillar-type crawler treads on 4- each corner, with four electric motors to drive each set of treads, and two dicsels to drive the electric ^onerators that power the motors. The unfortunate thing about the crawler is that it doesn't work very well. The builders — Marion Power Shovel Co. — took it out for a demonstration last summer and discovered that Its big roller bearings, each about the size of a can of soup, wouldn't handle the load. They wouldn't even handle the load without the rocket. On top of that, the automatic leveling device developed by American Machine and Foundry Co. as a subcontractor didn't perform properly. And, on top of that, the two-lane highway built especially to support the weight of the crawler, the launch tower, and the rocket, sagged and bulged under the weight of the crawler alone. SINCE NASA had approved the design of the roller bearings it had to bear the cost • of redesigning them and building the new ones. Recently it announced that a series of tests had been completed at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsvllle, Ala., to prove the suitability of a new bearing system that would fit Into the same space as the old one. The change will cost an estimated $500,000 for the two crawlers that were built under the original $9 million contract. This and other design changes and improvements will raise that cost to $13.2 million, NASA said. The problem with the leveling system is also under attack, and may be solved. No one can. be sure until one of the launch towers can be mounted on the crawler for a test run under load. Meanwhile other workers are modifying the crawler's private highway to correct some of the difficulties that appeared during the brief trial run. These seem to have resulted from unexpected vibrations that developed as the crawler hurried along at nearly 1 mile an hour. NASA officials say the problems with the unique transport system will not delay completion of Complex 39 so the Apollo program can proceed on schedule. The problems that have appeared up to now, however, carry a warning that a Saturn V shot is going to be a lot more complicated and difficult than any we've attempted up to now — and it also is likely to be a lot more expensive than anyone now. can foresee.. Tractor Fire A tractor being driven by Dr. J. B. Winkel caught fire and sustained unestimated damage about 3:55 p. m. Wednesday in a corn field on the Wiukel farm nine miles southwest of Algona. Algona firemen hurried to the scene and extinguished the blaze. A cornpicker attached to the tractor was not damaged. -Algona (la.) Upp«r Dst Metn*t Thursday, Nov. 11, 196S [ For And About Teenagers] HOW CMJ I LET HIM KNOW luKE HIM... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am not too worried about my prob tern, but it has been on my mind. Last year, I went to school with « boy that lots of girls tried to get. I knew it was no use for jpe to consider him, so 1 put him out of my mind. This summer I was invited to a party he at jtended He was aking the rounds with all the girls, but he always came back to me. I didn't want to make him mad. so I just played along and acted as if i jjidn't care. After the party, there was a hayride. He was with we. which made the other girls mad, and they showed it. Later, .urn know I really like him without being too obvious?" I went to the skating rjnk. He and two other boys were there. Two girls and 1 wenl.dding with them and I wound up with him again. Later, he called and invited me to go to the drive-in. Mom let me go, saying 1 had to be back at a certain time, I was late, but she said it was O.K. .-.I.i likes tin-, boy. We went to the drive-in Tuesday. This is Friday and 1 haven't heard from him If 1 should go steady with him, 1 wouldn't trust him. Mostly. 1 don't trust the other girls. What special thing should 1 do to let OUR REPLY: He already knows that you like him. You would not have gone riding with him. or to the drive-in if you did not. Don't worry too much about the problem of going steady until you are asked to go steady. The boy may have no intentions of going steady with anyone. You may not continue to be one of his favorite girlfriends if you press the issue. II you hay* a Ittoa^t piobltm you want to ditcu**. 0' ao eb««rvation le mail*, additu youi Uli«i lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 10, 1955 Seventeen men pitched in at the Gib Hargreaves farm nine miles southeast of Algona and picked 91 acres of corn after fire destroyed two corn cribs, a barn, some machinery and all the hay and straw. - o - Dr. C. C. Shierk, from a field of six candidates, was elected mayor of Algona, in a city election which brought out 1,900 voters. The proposition as to a bond issue for $45,000 to construct a building to house city-owned equipment was defeated. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flaig, Lone Rock, left for a week's vacation in the Bahama Islands at Nassau, as guests of the John Deere Co. Mr. Flaig won the trip for selling John Deere tractors. - o - A contract had been let by the officers of the Wesley Cooperative Society for construction of a new 250,000 bushel grain elevator which would cost about $165,000. A Minneapolis firm received the contract and work had already started on the footings, with an early continuation of work next spring planned. - o - from the Sexton news: "There seems., to be something abolit^. running a garage that makes* a"* fellow forget to order fuel for his own furnace. This time it was August Kirschbaum, who ran out on the coldest day we've had so far." - o - Kathryn Johannesen, member of the Seneca Stars 4-H Club, and Lola Meyers, member of the Lone Rock Lively Rockets, were two of the six girls 4-H club award winners in Kossuth county. They were awarded a trip to the Chicago International, the trip sponsored by cooperative elevators of Kossuth county. Mrs. Henry Looft was to accompany the award winners as a girls club leader, - o - Approximately 300 attended the Junior class play at Lu Verne high school. The cast included Annette Braynard, Sharon Quinn, Kay Richardson, Robert Kunkel, Joe Dorweiler, Shari Miller, Bonnie Fett, Ronnie Stone, Carol Kinne and Janice Heine. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Levant Moore, Portland twp., and family were supper guests at the Bernard and Charles Phelps home. Mr. and Mrs, Moore had just returned from a week's visit in Colorado. - o - Larry D, Boyken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eilert Boyken, Titonka, was discharged from the Army and was home after serving two years. While overseas he had been in Japan and Korea. - o - Mrs, Herman Gronbach, Livermore, was hostess to the Just For Fun Club members with Mrs, J, F. Ham in as guest. High prize went to Lena Altman, traveling prize to Mrs. Elmer Gronbach and consolation to Mrs. Clifford Baker. - o Virginia Scanlan, Algona, whose engagement and approaching marriage had been announced by her parents, Dr. and Mrs, F. C, Scanlan, was given a mis» cellaneous shower and dinner at the Johnson House by Mrs, Don Hutchison, Mrs. Theodore Hutchison, Mrs. Marie Kunz, Mrs. L, E. Linnan, Mrs. H. W. Pletch and Mrs. G. W. Stillman, Miss Scanlan was to be married to Lt.Qg) Philip Everist of Galesburg, fll. WHATS THE PRICE . , ^ ON PRetttt UMAC? I/ MV FA Ml LV THEOW* SEEM 'If P R " E .£| P'V t ? 1 T«BFA S 00 D ||Clrt»«RtU>teM STICK WITH UETB 5EE- i BUY Of THE |02 APIECE 1 »oy OF THE 4o o TV PINNERS SEEM TO A GOOO BARGAIN! ematc quartering at the Jordan place most of the summer and had become quite familiar to the Jordan family. - o - John Gramenz, Fenton, drove to Mason City to meet his son, Raymond, who had been overseas for nearly three years. - o Edward Gutknecht arrived in Lakota from Canada where he had been farming in Sask., and planned to spend the winter with home folks. from HISIORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod Harbor, November 12, 1620. A disarmament conference opened In Washington, November 12, 1921. Federal troops quelled the "Whiskey Rebellion" in Pennsylvania, November 12, 1794. President Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free Commonwealth, November 14, 1935. The American Federation of Labor was formed, November 15, 1881. The Pearl Harbor inquiry was opened, November 15, 1945. The United States and Soviet Russia established diplomatic relations, November 16, 1933. President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull received Japanese envoys, November 17, 1941. The Battleship Maine was launched, November 18, 1890. John L. Lewis resigned u President of CIO, November 18, 1940. The Swea City Commercial Club was sponsoring a Thanksgiving promotion Poultry Day. Special prizes were offered by business men and at 3 p. m. 25 ducks and turkeys would be loosed from the tops of buildings. - o - The Algona Upper Des Moines was awarded 2nd place trophy for Best Use of Pictures in Advertising in contests held in conjunction with a newspaper short course at Iowa State College. This was the 17th journalism award won by the UDM in the past five years. - o Fred Kadow andR. C. Fangman were new members of the Bancroft town council, while Roman Wilhelmi, Don Murray and Wm. Fuchs were reelected. G. D. Hart was reelected mayor without opposition. v 20 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 8,1945 An Ice skating rink was taking shape on the corner of Kennedy and Jerome. The project was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce with Bob McCullough and Walt Bradley in charge of the arrangements. The city was erecting lighting facilities and the Jaycees arranging shelters. - o Ray McWhorter, Portland twp., suffered a brain concussion and other injuries when a team of horses partly hitched to a rack ran away, Mr. McWhorter, who was unhitching the team, tried to stop the horses, was presumed hit by the rack and knocked unconscious. - o - Father Richard V. Sweeney, assistant to Father J. M. Mallinger at St. Cecelia's church, had been appointed pastor of St. Jean Baptiste Catholic church,' Sioux City. He had been in Algona since 1940. - o - "Professor, How Could You 1", a three-act play full of laughter . was presented by the Lone Rock • junior class under the direction of Miss Lease. The cast included Charles Hawks, Joyce Marlow, Nellie Schmidt, Richard Gross, Donald Bierstedt, Ersel Bierle, Betty Kueck, Kenneth Richards, Phyllis Hawks and Willard Ohm. - o LaVonne Thompson, Seneca, entertained about 40 friends at a Halloween party at her home. Bunco was played at which Harriett Olsen received high score. - o - Many school children and others at Burt had been ill with the flu and some fear was felt that some of the cases might be light cases of polio, so the school board had the school house sprayed. The state health department did the work. - o - Bud Hauptman, Wesley, began work in the Dau garage at Algona, having recently received his discharge from the army. His wife, the former Jane Haverly, was employed at the Algona prison camp. - o - S. M. Jordan, well-known Irvington man, had discovered in his yard a very rare bird, a white wren. The bird had been head- CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. Intrlque 6. Material 11. Island off Venezuela 12. Wireless 13. Vexed 14. Correct 15. Notts son 16. Extras 17. Sharp 20. Centers of apples 22. Reconnaissance satellite 27. Egypt, sacred bull 28. Disorderly flight 29. Plague 31. Foggy 32. Wants 34. Canadian province 38. Not good 41. Beneath 42. Swiftly 44. Frosting 45. Mother- of-pearl 46. Slightly craxy: British coiioq. 47. Signed a contract DOWN 1. Comb wool 2. Tenor tolQ 3. Sofia 1» its capital 4. The Rail Splitter 6. 6. Crinkled fabrics 7. Tibetan priest 8. German river 9. Prong 10. Trays for carrying bricks 16. Public road: abbr. 18. Luck: Ir. 19. Pronoun 20. Feline 21. Open: poet. 23. Dry 24. Certain turtle 25. Gone 26. Pigpen 30. Vitality 31. Protestant de- nomination: abbr. 33. Out of: prefix 34. Gibe 35. Uncanny: Scot. 36. Prepare for publication 37. Flexed aoara nwas BBSS H0HHH SHOO aaaa mnawra HHMOH HEHHH HHHB HD H0M aCQH HSH@0 QHHHGJ1 BOSS HDHH aaaa saras 39. 40. 42. 43. Measure of land Feat Keel-billed cuckoo Kitchen utensil to 89 W 4T 44 3? M 4? 41 ^ 4% se Dick Berg, Swea City, was owner of the first 1946 car to be sold there, a new Ford displayed by Bob Bell. Dick pul it into service immediately on his mail route. - o - A 75 degree temperature was the highest ever recorded here for Nov. 5 according to the weatherman. The low for the week was 15. Rainfall amounted to .25 of an inch and was 2 1/2 times more than for the whole month of October. THE GOLDEN YEARS CHECK YOUR PRIDE AT 65 — IT WILL BE CHANGING SOON Yifhen you retire you begin TV moving almost immediately into a life that is separated, as if by a wall, from the life you have always known. The process is a slow one, but it is very real. In five years or so you look back over the wall and find it difficult to believe that the old life, or you — or something — has changed so much. Arthur W. Russell, a businessman who retired three years ago, urges everybody of retirement age to learn this lesson. "Because even if you keep your physical body where it is," he says, "your mind, your interests, your spirit, move. The life and people surrounding your old job start closing the books on you. And you start closing the books on them, but the trouble is that you don't know you're doing it. "You'll have a better retirement if you can make yourself know it." Mr. Russell says your weaning from the old job may take two years, may take five. He concedes that a few people, usually men, are never fully weaned and hang around moping over their old job until they die. "To tell most men and women at retirement time that in five years they will look back at their old job-life and wonder how it ever worried them, how they ever loved it, how they ever hated it— not one of them would believe you. But this is what will happen. And if only they can realize this at the time they retire they can get a head start on the blessings that lie before them." Mr. Russell points out that he knew three men, who were retiring about the time he was, who had opportunities to move into fine retirement jobs. All turned them down. "The jobs were not quite up to status . . . and all the men had the idea that the old job-life was looking at them over the wall — and cared. Well, the old life wasn't looking. It was busy. And it didn't care, though it no doubt hoped the men were finding a happy life. "This is ego stuff, of course," Mr. Russell continues. "And the vanity of man being what it is, a little of it is all right. But the essential point here is that the men miscalculated themselves — in a little while they 'wouldn't care if the old life cared. They wouldn't be looking back to see if the old life looked. "In two years, or at most in five, they would nave set up their emotions in their other world. And retirement courses they could have pursued at the time they retired — but couldn't pursue later — would now be comfortable and good. What anybody in the old life thought just wouldn't matter . . . ." Mr. Russell believes that a proud $15,000-a-year executive, who naturally would like to pattern his retirement in the image of his old job, could be comfortable working in a brickyard at $75 a week five years later. "It's the wonderful and unfailing adjustment factor of the human being. People at 65 ought to have more faith in it. And pattern their future on how they'll be regarding things in 1970 instead of right now." New GOLDEN YEARS 36-pa«* bookl.l now ready, fond He in cola lo D«pt. CSP3, cor* el Ihb Mwipopcr, to tn 1872. Grand C»trtri Station. Now Yoifc 17. N.Y. |Pr£fessional INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs HospHalization 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 Phone 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 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 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. Chiropractor wmvmbmmmmm 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. ^^X^^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County CoUectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVa N. Po4«* Ph. ZSJ-3BSJ MELVIN G, BOURNE, M,D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 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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