The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 24, 1965
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4-A!e<mo (la.) Upptr Dtt Meln.t Wtd»*idoy, Nov. 44, 1965 A WAY TO PAY DEBT Senator Paul Douglm of Illinois has stirred up a lot of interest in a bill he introduced just before the close of Congress, jointly with Senators Promxire of Wisconsin and Metcalf of Montana. His bill proposes that the U.S. pay off its national debt through income from Federally-owned oil shale lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. It is estimated that these lands may produce as much as 1,000 billion barrels of oil with a potential market value of three trillion dollars. That's a lot of dollars) Senator Douglas says that If private companies are permitted to produce the oil and paid the government a 12H per cent royalty, thil would yield about $390 billion — more than enough to pay off the $320 billion dollar national debt. If nothing else, the Senator from Illinois has called attention to the vast national resources that ore owned by THE PEOPLE, and let's not having anyone moving In on this rich resource through guile or skullduggery without just compensation. A GIFT FOR POSTERITY The passing of Henry Wallace has brought many eulogies and many expressions of appreciation for things that the former Vice President of the United States from Iowa accomplished in his lifetime. But perhaps the thing that will be most remembered by the average farmer of the middle west is the Ever Normal Granary idea, which he introduced in.conjunction with the original A.A.A. during his term as Secretary of Agriculture, from 1933 to 1940. Since Its introduction In the 1930's, the idea of storing surplus grain has gone through various changes and come under different names, the present one being the A.S.C.S. and Commodity Credit Corp., within the Department of Agriculture. Yet, no matter what you call it today, the fundamental Idea of maintaining a grain reserve for the country, and of controlling production to some extent by making compensatory payments for compliance, still continues and is destined to continue for a long time. When Henry Wallace became Secretary of Agriculture, the nation's agricultural situation was in its worst depression in American history. He alone may not have been responsible for improving this situation, but he was one of the key men in planning a way out, and he not always received kind words for so doing. Henry Wallace with his introduction of new ideas in production and production control, plus the idea of a reserve of grain under" government price guarantee, made a real and lasting gift to agriculture. 111E. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, 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 EDITORIAL A$(SPC : 6 TI 5 N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA Vear. In advance. Semi-weekly ............. M.OO Single Coptei ________________________ ... ______ ... lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance. Semi weekly . ..... _______ M.OO No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST MR. GILMOUR AND THE DOGS We note with considerable interest wher« C. Edwin Gilmour, the Iowa head of the anti-poverty program, is taking his lumps but fighting back every step of the way. Hi» lateit pronouncement Is that "we treat our dog» better than our poor," and he added that In their own home the family dog »l*«pi In bed with them. Don't »ay we didn't warn you, Mr. Gilmour, If you begin to Itchl Mr. Gilmour li unquestionably an idealistic perion In hli approach to the poverty tltuatlon, but he doet not always understand the opposition. Few people have any objection to help- Ing the genuinely poor, the unfortunate, and the underprivileged. But they do object to the abutei of well-meant efforts to help folkt — and there are abuses. Some people suffer real misfortune, others thrive on being public charges, and no anti-poverty program no matter how generous is ever going to make everyone 100 percent productive and willing to work. That Is an angle that Mr. Gilmour doesn't seem to be willing to acknowledge, and there are others on the government payrolls equally as obsessed with a desire to remake mankind. FEDERAL EDUCATION AID Chicago Dally News — Under the tutelage of Ex-Schoolteacher Lyndon Johnson, the 89th Congress has given a great deal of time, effort and money to education. Where earlier Congresses dipped only a wary toe into the controversial subject of schooling from pre-kindergarten to Ph. D., the 89th has plunged in with a mighty splash. Early In the season, the long-standing barriers to federal aid faded away, and by April Mr. Johnson signed the bill which will pour billions into elementary and secondary schools. The bill to help higher education took longer, but that, too, has now cleared a conference committee. Aid to higher education Is no longer new, but in this measure Congress has broadened the scope and deepened the commitment. For the first time, needy undergraduate college students will be in line for federal scholarships. Funds for construction of college buildings and aid to libraries are increased and made less restrictive. Student loans are to be quaranteed by the government. Teachers seeking advanced training will be aided. AV.major provision encourages colleges' 7 and set up community service programs and work on such problems as urban renewal. Another would establish a National Teacher Corps to send teams of young teachers into deprived areas. 'Despite the threatened rebellion over the Teacher Corps and other segments of the higher education bill, the votes in House and Senate (on slightly differing versions) were decisive. The House bill passed 367 to 22. In the Senate, the vote was 79 to 3. We need look back only a few years to see how revolutionary all this is. But the fight Is over. Except for details, there is nothing left to fight about for the federal government Is In education, at every level, to stay. It takes time to adjust to a revolution, and this one Is no exception. The great influx of federally-collected money is an invitation to haste and waste and possibly corruption. Despite safeguards written into the bills, there remain grave problems concerning the degree of federal control that will follow the federal dollars onto the campuses and into the local school districts. But there can be no doubt that the intent of Congress and the President is to spread the benefits and Improve the quality of American education in every city block and every crossroads village in the land. The price is high, but the consensus In Congress -and we believe In the nation - is that the price of failing to carry out this intent would be infinitely higher. Adulthood Is that foolhardy period when an individual tries to get along without any help from home, depending on what he gets from the government, —Decorah Public Opinion For And About Teenagers] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am 18 yews old and in the eighth grade. I am interested in « boy who it « year older, but I am •fraid to tell my parents about him. I know they will make fun of me and tell me I am too young to court. I'm even afraid to talk to • boy on the phone because of whit they'll say. I can't spend • night with a friend because they luipect I'm only doing to to talk to the boys. Please let me know II girls of 13 years of •ge should be allowed to court." OUR REPLY: Everything depends on what you mean by "courting." At thirteen, in this writer's opinion, a girl it too young to begin having dates and going "steady" with a boy. She is not too young to go to parties and social gathering!, properly supervised. She i* old enough to talk to boyc as well at girl* on the telephone • . . within reason. The telephone It a method of communication and should be regarded u such. When you are allowed to have dates is something your parent! will decide. Whenever it happens, you will most likely be kidded a bit. This is to be expected. Take it in the friendly spirit in which it is intended. If you like someone, tell your parents. Only by being honest with your parent! will you deserve and earn their confidence. U you barf « t*toag* prsWtm you wont to ditcuM. »i en ob«»rvadon to •"•»'" aadittt your UlUi to FOR AND from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Lincoln made the Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1883. The W.C.T.U. was organised, November 19, 1874 ° n . November fff" ** 24, Th 1944™ t B ' 29 riUd M Toky ° tr ° m Sldpiui took The British Army evacuated New York City, November 25, 1783. Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek ended their conference at Cairo, November 26, 1943. The University ffSSfSSS the University of Michigan, 7-6, In first large Indoor football game; at Chicago Coliseum, November 26, 1896. fleet WM scutlled to • vold Nlttl "fcnre, November Amerlct " for No- Bussla mobilized for war against Finland, November Z9, 1939 Born on November 30 were Jonathan Swift (1667); Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), 1835; and Sir Winston Churchill, 1874. Abraham Lincoln took his seat for first time as member of the Illinois general assembly, December 1, 1834,, The Monroe Doctrone was enunciated, December Z. 1823. Z, r °1859. *• WM hlUI * <Nl * ChlirlMto -' *. Vi 1IED AGO IN TUB FROM THE FILES OF ; r?»--THE-yPPER-DES MOINES. '" 'MNovember 22,' 1945 "$*•$ John Schultz and his son, Jack, Irvington, thought they were seeing things when they looked up from work in a corn field and saw a balloon-parachute with something attached beneath, floating toward them from the sky. After the contrivance landed, they investigated and found the balloon had collapsed. The parachute was made of red silk and made a perfect landing. The small box attached to the parachute-balloon contained instructions saying it was a government weather balloon and was to be returned to the Weather Bureau at Omaha. - o - Early morning fire at Lakota, was discovered in the Lakota Theater by Mrs. John Heetland, who turned in an alarm. Smoke and water damage resulted and some seats were destroyed, although the projection equipment was unharmed. - o - While no official military announcement was made regarding the matter, about 2,000 German prisoners of war started on the first lap of their return to Europe. It was not the policy of the army to disclose movements of prisoners prior to their actual change of location, and thus no official word was forthcoming. Some 78 guards were to travel with the prisoners all the way to Europe. - o - Vaughn Uhr, small son of Mr. and Mrs, Selmer Uhr, SweaCity, fell from the family car and received gashes on his forehead and back cf his head, necessitating five clamps to close. The youngster was sitting in the backseat and was said to have been "fiddling" with the door latch when it swung open and he fell out. - o - A Titonka boy, Wilbur Schram, son of Supervisor and Mrs. W. A. Schram, believed in souvenirs from the ex-big shots of Europe. He sent his parents a piece of linoleum from Adolf Hitler's kitchen and a piece of wallpaper from the living room of Goering. - o - Sgt. Dennis Vitzthum, Wesley, arrived home with his discharge' Staff Sgt. George Vitzthum also came home after his release from the service. His wife the former Birdie Schultz, who had been employed in Los Angeles, joined her husband at Wesley. - o - Dr. and Mrs. Edward Capesius of Fenton escaped serious injuries but were bruised when their machine left the road at the Roman Ricke corner, between^ Bancroft and Seneca., and .landed bottom'" side , up' in'-the river. • - o - A large Thanksgiving dinner was held at the Mrs. Petra Larson and Harvey Larson home at Burt. Guests Included the Vern Teeters, Algona, Mrs. Marie Christensen, the Clarence Chrlstensens, Ross Buffingtons and no Buffingtons, Titonka, and Edmund Larsons and Franz Teeters, - o - Hulda Fritzmeier and Mrs. Jennie Phillips, LuVerne, were hostesses at a pantry shower in honor of Mrs. Elsie Steussy at the Fritzmeier home. - o - i There was a surprise birthday dinner for Mrs. Howard Sarchett at the Roy Sarchet home In the Four Corners area. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan and Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom and family, Mrs. Jessie Mitchell and Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Kitterman and son of Good Hope. - o The Soroptimist Club was sponsoring the collection of books depicting the American way of life and also Anglo-American works to help replenish the Russian's English language libraries which were so systematically destroyed by' the Nazis. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Opheim and family, Mrs. Sarah Wise and Mrs. Drusie Noble, all of Sexton, were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips, Algona. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wise, Renwlck, Mr, and Mrs. Garnet Pickard, Whittemore, and Mr. and Mrs. James Stebbins, Algona, The occasion was to celebrate the birthdays of Mr. Phillips and Mr. Opheim which fell on the same day. PUZZLE LAST WICKS ANSWtR — ACROSS 1. Young YEflR AGO IN TMB FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 24,1955 Both the Burt and Bancroft fire departments battled a stubborn blaze in the Burt school Annex, before bringing the flames under control. A dinner was underway In the Annex when the alarm was turned in and the Band Mothers group made a hurried exit. Food was rushed from the kitchen and cars parked nearby were rapidly moved as the fire companies arrived at the scene. A high wind from the west kept the Homes away from a home just south of the Annex. Much damage was done, particularly to the manual training and welding shop. - o - An Irvington man, Gerald Frankl, received a trophy and award of $30 for his first place entry in the Kossuth county Corn Yield Contest. Frankl outdistanced all rival entrants in the contest with an average yield of 125 bushels. 5. Culture medium 9. Egrett 10. Cavern 11. Most attractive 13. Zoo animal 16. Beast 18. Troublesome plant 18. Water god: Batoyl. 19. Goddess of earth 20. Head •carves 22. Pat 23. Set system 24. Pulverize 28. Glacial direction 27. Aquatic bird 28. Scand. measure 29. Heated, as glass 31. Tellurium: sym. 33. Fish 34. Two 35. Chief god of Panopolls 38. Twilled fabric 38. Obtains again, aa from a pawnshop 40. Hall: Qer. 42. Scottish. Gaelic 43. Java tree 44. Behind DOWN 1. To let 2. Central line 3. Knight'* title 4. Ship's ofxiceir 5. Performed 6. Peach Stele: abbr. 7. Polynesian drink 8. Says again 11. Cigarette: si. 12. Dispatch 14. Relieves 17. Flitted 20. Forbidden 21. Midday 22. King of • beast* 24. White of egg 25. Short poem in fixed form 26. Certain horse 28. Wings 30. Subtle emanations 31. Stop watch 32. Half ems anna nana raoanm [=mn rarana rann HHH HR 0HHWS EEIHHIS KlHlAl i 35. Plftt- topped hill 37. Young animal 39. Before 41. Creole State: abbr. 24 V 40 \i 128 10 ib \/ U Ib 21 a 18 M Elmore shared the final crying towel with ten of 20 right. - o - Charles O'Brien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O'Brien of Whittemore, was co-manager of a modern snack bar at Loras College in Dubuque. Helpers in the snack bar were Merle Kollasch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kollasch, and John Duffy, son of Mr. and Mrs.LewisDuffy, all of Whittemore. - o Tom Williamson, Bancroft, had three fingers badly bruised when he became caught in a pully on a feed grinder at the Art Menke home. Tom was a senior at St. John's. - o Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Weydert, St. Joe, entertained at dinner and supper Mr. and Mrs. John Weydert and Mrs. Veronica Roethler, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Kirsch and family of Whittemore and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Weydert and family of St. Joe. - o Portland Progress club met at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Bolie, with Mrs. David Bolie and Mrs. Earl Shipler assisting hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, LuVerne, spent a couple of days with their daughter, Mrs. Harold Hunt, Algona. Mrs. Hunt suffered some bad burns on her face, chest and arms when the oven of her stove exploded. - o Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ackerman of Wesley were visitors at the home of Mrs. Lena Warner, Ledyard. A former U. S. Marine sergeant, Peter C. Jorgenson, was named to fill the vacancy on the Algona police department by Mayor B. P. Richardson. Jorgenson, 22, joined the force following completion of his employment at Jack's Tire Shop here. - o - Ledyard and Wesley shared a twin bill at Ledyard, the home boys winning 56-51 after the girls fell 44-43. Charlene Downs counted 22 points for Wesley and Doris Goetz 20 for Ledyard. Dennis Knoner pumped in 27 tallies for Ledyard and Tom Root topped Wesley with 14. - o - Kenneth Sarchet of Burt, a regular entrant in the Grid Guessers contest, closed out the season by taking the $10 first prize award in the final contest. Marie Gearen and Mrs. Verle am* '• S INSURANCE m WIDEN YEARS WORRIED ABOUT WEATHER? YOU CAN FORGET IT AT 65 "Vl/'ell, the hurricanes have vv finally done it! "For two years I opposed my husband's plans to set up our retirement home in Panama City, Fla. I couldn't change his mind. I gave up. Then when the storms began building up in the Caribbean in September he grew concerned. He said maybe I had been right all along, and he would be willing now to move where I might choose. "So I am somewhat on the spot. Can you suggest an area where we can be free of the awful whims of nature? The best answer to this, probably, is for the lady to contact the rocket boys at that giant NASA center down in Houston, Tex., and ask how are things on the moon. So far as is known, there is no place in North America where nature hasn't been slapping people around. Or won't tomorrow. Weather continues to be one of the great issues of people going into retirement . . . right up there alongside Motherhood, Social Security, and the Flag. It doesn't belong there. In the first place it doesn't matter much to retired people after a while. In the second, they can't do anything about it, anywhere. Nelson P. Foster, who was going to whip weather when he retired three years ago — and didn't — has made quite a study of the matter. "Just look at what would have happened in 1965 alone to anybody who is afraid of nature's violence, as I was," he says. "There were some terrible floods that swept down from Minnesota, through Iowa and Illinois. There was the severe water shortage in New York and New Jersey, which is not exactly violence but is hardly fun. There were those floods out in the Northwest. There were hurricanes. And do you remember those tornadoes that swept across from Kansas to Michigan, killing and destroying all the way? . . . ." According to Mr. Foster, a couple looking for safe weather for retirement had better not read the daily news reports on weather across the continent. "If they do they'll wind up climbing into a hole. There simply is no area where violent weather hasn't hit, or probably won't hit if you'll wait long enough." He mentions that weather forecasts have greatly improved. "All that means is that you have two days to worry about what's going to hit you, instead of two hours as formerly." A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization 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,ww 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 _ DENTISTS •WBWBWMHWBaW 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 Glassw 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours; 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday.Afternoons DR. "DONALD KINGPIELD" 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 DR. M. R. BALDWIN JJ«» Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. 'mmftmwmm^-mmfwmrmjmf^mfmmrtmmr^giir ^gSFrf MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt n. Firm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV, N, Dodg« Ph. «5-«91 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon U8 N.Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295*2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.P. Physician & Surgeon 218 w. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 * ^ B *' ! ^*'*''W*''"W > ' ! '" ! P M '!"i'l""^l"*"^!HB«^ mm JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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