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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 2, 1965
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(la.) Upp*f DM MelfiM Thursday, December 2, 1965 " tippet Be$fll0me$ MAJOR WORLD PROBLEM Maybe a time will come in history when notions will all believe in settling disputes or disagreements in other than a military way. That time, however, has never really arrived. As we go into another Christmas season, worldwide conscription is prevalent and is taking young men away from their homes, a part of their future, and possibly their lives. The United States is not alone in using the draft in today's world. The Soviet Union has strict universal military training for all youths of 17-18 years of age, and those exempted in those years for schooling are nevertheless taken when they are 19, with the exception of an elite corps of college students. Draftees must serve two to five years, depending on their branch of service, at a wage of about $3.30 per month. Great Britian is one of the few exceptions. It dropped compulsory military service In 1960, but the regular military forces have dropped below desired strength. In South Viet Nam, three years military service is required of all men within an 18-35 age bracket. In some nations, such as India and Pakistan, the pay and food of men In service is above what they could average otherwise, and there Is no need for conscription. Red China keeps a military force of 3.5 million under arms, by conscription if necessary to maintain that size. Australia and New Zealand use the draft system for two years of service. Israel has compulsory military service for both men and women. France, Germany and Italy have conscription to maintain quotas of men under arms. Argentina uses a lottery system to draw 60,000 men a year. In an age when we can figure out ways to send men into outer space and shortly to the Moon, it's a sad commentary that we still cannot accomplish the simpler feat of living at peace In our own world. CRUDE HANDLING Emmetsburg Reporter — Buchanan county's crude handling of the Amish situation If not doing the state of Iowa any good nationally. Major T.V. networks and news services have picked up the story and pictures of the terrified Amish youngsters fleeing Into wintry cornfjelds as righteous official* pursue them. Governor Harold Hughes ~ls exhibiting good common sense In suggesting a moratorium in the problem. Public sentiment Is undeniably with the Amish. -- -- — IT $C0 HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, low* Zip Code 80511 ______ Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISJHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman STILL ON THE 'OUTS' Orundy Register — The Farm Bureau chiefs are still at outs with the administration is Washington. Ever since former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson had to leave as Secretary of Agriculture. Benson during his two terms as head of the National Agricultural Department continually expressed his opposition to farm price support on price fixing. Farm Bureau President Shuman worked in extreme harmony with Benson. He has continually opposed federal aid to farmers and has often expressed the belief that farmers would be better off if their government let them alone. At the annual Iowa Farm Bureau meeting last week State F. B. President Anderson passed on the Shuman belief when he said In an address that "farm price fixing is a dangerous concept and never Intended by originators of the farm program." It took a depression that broke most farmers to prove that it was dangerous to farmers to require them to go It alone. And the need for government help was recognized under the administration of President Roosevelt and a price support program was set up and that put farmers back on the way of good living and prosperity. Those who are opposed to farm price supports now must have short memories to have forgotten the disaster that come to farmers before price support brought them relief. Price supports are not charity. They are farm security. 'ETERNAL' STUDENTS Mason City Globe - Gazette - Up to now, there has been a lot of gentle kidding about the "professional students," the ones who go from school to school or from degree to degree without winding up in a paying job. The United States has Its share. Some find it a convenient way to stay out of the draft. £o did West Germany - until recently. The We*t Germans took a tolerant attitude toward what they called "the eternal student" until overcrowded schools left no room for lingering. A board composed of the heads of the 31 Institutions of higher learning In West Germany last year recommended dismissal In the future of all students falling to finish the normaP'four-year course In five years. The two-semester period of grace is all the educators feel they can afford. The expulsions caused quit a fuss. Some professors and students argued that It was a threat to academic freedom. Others said financial pressures caused students to prolong their period of study. The architects of the plan listened, then submitted case histories of "students" who had struggled up to 24 semesters without graduating from anything. It quieted the criticism. RATH PACKING LOSSES from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The first steam-propelled boat was demonstrated by James Rum- •ey on the Potomac River at Bhepherdstown, W. Va., December 8, 1787. President Roosevelt ordered liquidation of the Works Progress Administration, December 4, 1942. The Russian congress approved a new Soviet constitution, December 5, 1936. A Brooklyn theatre fire claimed 289 lives, December 5, 1876. The United States and Russia came to agreement at Teheran, December 6, 1943. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Japanese bombers struck Wake Island, December 8, 1941. Guam was captured by Japanese forces, December 9, 1941. 20YEA2S AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 29, 1945 It looked like a "White Christmas" for Kossuth county unless the weather became warmer. Over three inches of snow had fallen the flrst of the week. High for the week was 38 and the low 8 degrees. - o Arden Orton and Ted Clark, Algona, were quite surprised while driving to Shenandoah to pick up some nursery trees when a' Jack rabbit,' bigger than any they had seen, smashed head-on into the truck, tearing the whole head light off and breaking some heavy casting. - o Dillman Schwietert, Hurt, seemed to have been about the only American Legion member from these parts who attended the national convention in Chicago. He witnessed all the spectacular program, and was named as an alternate for the Iowa delegation. ' He was also post historian at Burt. - o - When it came to turkeys, the 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 ------------- H-00 Coplei ---------------------------------- Mo SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly ------------- 16-00 No subscription lew than. 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 'ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST Grundy Center Register - The Rath Packing Company at Waterloo reported last week that they had ended up In the red again to the tune of $3.4 million. Times in this country were never Swea City area wasn't to be for- any better than they were last year. There was gotten. Sixty-two carloads of no shortage of good livestock nor a decline In dressed turkeys were shipped the demand for Rath products the past year, from the Forest City produce Other industries were doing well and the corp- Plant there in the season from orations were paying a fair dividend to their We July until a few days before stockholders. That Rath's failed to prosper as Thanksgiving. Most of the ship- did other industries is a puzzle, but strikes and ments had been going for civilian labor troubles have taken their toll. If the stock- use since the government stopped holders will remember at the next annual meet ing how long it has been since they got any returns from the Roth stock Investment there will be a change voted. * * * Girls have an advantage In that what they can't get by being smart, they can surely get by dumb. -Grinned Herald Register buying for military use. - o - Happiness is the pursuit of something, not the catching it. -The Tri-County New$ For And About Teenagers ] &L-AMEP FOR THINGS YOU PO." THE WEEKS LETTER: "I am § sopbmore in high school. My younger sister and I are the only POM living at home. My parents are always blaming me for what she does and they won't believe me when I tell them the truth. I have never lied to them so they have no reason to act as they do. I've tried to understand, but I can't. I want to leave home and I think U i* a good idea. There are two other girls who will stay with me. I elready have a room we can get in a very nice Place. We *U have jobs for five wurs i/ter school There will be plenty of money for the room and for food. One of the girls has a car we can use to go to school and other places. What do you think*" OUR REPLY: I think you would be making a serious mistake. You are either running away from a problem or creating an excuse to get away from home. You must realize also that your parents will have something to say about your leaving. You are yet their responsibility. Even should they agree, which is unlikely, you won't be as "happy" in your new life as you think you will be. The two girls may be real friends, but when you live under the same room you will And little things that annoy and displease you. If not, with no parental supervision, you will probably quit school, stay out later than you should, perhaps get into the wrong company, maybe into some trouble that will cause you to be regretful for the rest of your life. Tough it out at home. Things aren't as bad as they seem. And truth will out in the end. U yeu h«T* 9 tt*MB* S»oklt«» y«u wool le 4-cuM. w on »B»»ntat}9« lo mak*. adat*M yeui UtUi la FOB AMD ABOUT TCEMACfeU. COMMUHITY AND SUBURBAN PBE&8 8EBVICE FEAHI Mr. and Mrs. Don Hutchison, Mrs. Helen Pletch, Mrs. Helen White and Mrs. Rhoda Bonar, Algona, entertained at dinner for Dr. and Mrs. W, D. Andrews, who were leaving soon for Albuquerque, N. M., and for Harold Cowan, who had recently been discharged from service and was being welcomed home. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Newel and son Dennis and LaVonne, Fenton, were dinner guests at the Rev. F. C. Preul home, The occasion was in in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Newel's second wedding anniversary. - o - Mr, and Mrs. Matt Baumgartner, Corwith, received a happy surprise with a telephone call from Boston from their son, Cpl. Lawrence Baumgartner, saying he had arrived in the states and would be home soon. He had been gone three years and i'our months and saw service in North Africa, Italy and France. - o - Norma Olthoff, who attended college at Cedar Falls and Jane Steeuhard, who attended Tobin Business College at Ft. Dodge, spent Thanksgiving with their respective parents at Lakota. - o- Llllian Johnson began her duties as office girl in the K. &H. Oil Co. at Wesley, replacing Mrs. Bob Pink, the former Lucille Olson. Lillian had recently returned from Buffalo, N, Y. where she had been employed in a department store, - o - Harold Oxley, Corwith farmer, suffered a crushed elbow, broken shoulder and Internal injuries when a tractor he was cranking started, ran over him, and pinned him against a corn crib. - o - Harry E. Ward, Algona, returned after 29 months In Alaska, 14 months on the Alcan Highway from the Canadian border to Fairbanks, and 15 months in airport maintenance at Nome in Civil Service. The trip home, including delays in transportation, took two months. His work in Alaska was all under the Army. - o - • Coccidiosis, which broke out in the George Patterson herd of 3,500 sheep, north of Swea City, took a toll of some 400 head before it was definitely checked. Four veterinarians, aided by 30 prisoners of war from the Algona camp, administered sulpha capsules and buttermilk, which did the work of stopping the disease spread in a few days time. - o - Mrs. H, E. Rist, lifelong resident of Algona, died at Kossuth hospital where she had been a patient only a day. She attended the local schools, graduated from the high school, and then took a business course, returned to Algona and was bookeeper in her father's office for several years. Her husband was associated with the Kossuth County State bank until his retirement. AWARD Stanley M, Heaberlin of Pleasantville has received one of the 14 annual Ford Farm Efficiency Awards for outstanding agricultural accomplishment. Each of the awards is for a specialty and Heaberlin's is for soybeans, FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES December 1,1955 - o - The large cattle barn on the Charles McGuire farm two miles north of Bancroft burned to the ground. No cattle were burned, but 55- head of hogs were as well as some little pigs. Mr, McGuire himself was badly burned about the hands, arms and face when he was herding the cattle out of the burning building. - o - Gary Naylor, 9 - year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W, Naylor, Algona, broke his leg while playing football. He had a spiral break and would have to be in a cast for 12 to 13 weeks. - o - Pictured on the front page was Roderick Elbert, 14, son of the Mike Elberts, who won a DeKalb Seed Corn statewide two-acre corn yield contest which brought him a $250 scholarship in the school of his choice and a state trophy. The yield on the two-acre entry was 141.09 bushels per acre. - o Mrs. Art Priebe and Mrs. Harlan Blanchard, Lone Rock, entertained at a party in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. Eric Seegebarth and Mrs. Clarence Kraft at the Priebe home. Guests included Mesdames Milton Madison, Roger Jensen, Ronald Christensen, Woodrow Pettit, Merton Larson, Jesse Blanchard, E. A. Lee and Kenneth Jackson. ~ - o Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fleming, Whittemore, visited relatives in Chicago over Thanksgiving Day. Their daughter, Mrs. Robert Corcoran and son Mark, of New York City also visited in Chicago. - o - Bob Kelley, Sexton, took the easy way out and answered all the questions by painting "It's A Boy" on the lumber office window when Donald Charles, weighing 74bs*v7 of., arrived Thanksgiving morning. - o - Mrs. Burton Fossum (Mary Lou Finnestad), Fenton, was honored at a miscellaneous shower at St. John's Lutheran church parlors at Depew. Hostess were Masdames Lloyd Finnestad, Morris Finnestad, Amos Finnestad, Amer Cody, Howard Finnestad, Wayne Finnestad, Bill Finnestad, Lula Knudson, Ferdinand Mueller, Jr. and Lawrence Mueller. - o- Jerry Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Howard, Livermore, was confined to his home with mumps. - o- Mrs. Sig Loge, Seneca, was hostess to the Seneca Thursday Club at her home. Mrs. Alvin Godfredsen had charge of the entertainment. Mrs. Everett Witham was a new member of the club. Mrs. Sieb Behrends joined the group at this meeting and M rs. Lawrence Johannesen was a guest. PH77IF rULLlL LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_• ACROSS 1. Legend 5. Flower extract 9,Three:Sp. 10. Not any 1}. Debatable 12. Sofa 14. Branch 15. Freeze 16. Stops 18. Corridor 19. Pismire 20. Recline 31. Meager 24. Sheepskin tanned with bark 86. Not strict 27. Ocean: abbr. 88. Pry 30. Ancient name of Georgia (Asia) 94. Showy display: colloq. 36. Some 97. CalU 88. Tropical fruiti 99. Framework 40. Not food, not bad 41. Tamarack or yew 4). incite DOWN }. Shop |. Fragrance 9. ObUln 4. Roman weight 5. Soon 6. Not tender 7. Tempers 8. Emblems of royalty 11, Son of 12, Mislaid 13, Actress Vera 15, Mint Item 17. Francisco 21. Cut 22. Auto shelter 23. Feather under the wing 24.Infant 25. King's neighoor 27. Hogs 29. Girl's name 31. Lift 32. Bar of silver 33. Affirmative votes 35. Garden tool BBSS QHQH anna HHOH uanQHHD QHH QHH HHHH an aa uararaaiuQB HHBH awuw HEBE) QHBB) @ ramara aura aia HHHHiaiaH amwa aaaa pnaaa OSQB 38. Watch chain 40. Samarium: sym, W n 19 50 10 18 7 m 'WIDEN MRS WIPI'S WARNING: DON'T MOVt TO A NIW TOWN Menu, always tttke profound statement* ibout retirement Well, t*ffi ft wife. And t hit* * profound fttatemeat — about the perils of picking up and noting when you retire. And ft lot of people ma? wind up ft lot happier if they'll listen to me . ..." This to Mrs. Gladys Jane ftnck- ner speaking. She is 07. She is a refugee from a retirement town la grapefruit country. "I know all the allures of closing the books on a city you have known too long and heading into the sunshine." she says. "1 slept with them for three years before my husband retired." And then we sold out, packed up, and took off. "Everything was perfect for the future, except for one small Item: my husband's health. Nothing— his old company, his pension, our doctor, our religious faith, Social Security — guaranteed that my husband wouldn't grow ill But he did. Five months and two days after we staked out a claim in our retirement paradise ... ." In the beginning, according to Mrs. Buckner, things went pretty much by the rule book. The costs of moving and getting settled were above their estimates; neighbors, merchants, and the Welcome Wagon came calling and pleased them. There were welcoming letters from a bank, a laundry, and door calls by the newspaper delivery boy and a dairy. Then began the slow, pa tient — and sometimes disheartening — process of learning the town, and trying to get ac quainted with people and make some friends. "My husband's illness began with pains," Mrs. Buckner con tinues. "They grew worse. Fin ally we called on a local doctor and he apparently suspected can oer. He arranged for my husband to go into a hospital. "There were 10 days of this as they made test after test. And all the while t sat hone alone and worrying, while belay ift the hospital, without flowers and with nobody In the whole are. to care about him, except ine. He had one visitor, a neighbor who made a brief courtesy calL Not because the town's people were evil, but because a retired couple has to live In a new town a long, Jong time before anybody can really be Interested in what lappens to them. "When my husband came home he was virtually an Invalid. The doctors didn't know what waj wrong with him. They gave him medicines. They suggested he stay in bed, except for occasional sitting-up periods in the living room. They provided some tran* quilizers for a rather bad nervous condition that had come In the wake of his illness." Mrs. Buckner settled down to the "prison" her home had become. A couple of neighbors made brief calls, then weren't seen again. The pastor of their new church dropped by. "There was not another face to come through our door and break the monotony. And again the people weren't evil — It's just how things are with retired newcomers in a town." Then Mrs. Buckner wrote her doctor back in the old home town, got the name of a New York stomach specialist, yanked 14,000 out of savings they were holding to will to their children, and flew her husband to a New York hospital. "There was no malignancy. But the specialist recommended an operation. We agreed. My husband got well again. And 18,300 poorer than the day we left it, we moved back to the old home town. "Never again!" N.w GOLDEN TEAM 3S-OT* told* no»_ ready. S*>d SOc 1» «t« lo D«U . cm . 1(72. Giad Cntral Static. N«w T«k . 17. N.T. Richard M. Anderson, Swea- Eagle area, left for Des Moines to join a party of 15 persons on a tour sponsored by the Spokesman, Iowa Farm Bureau publication. The trip would cover some 20,000 miles going from Des Moines to Wahington, D. C., Houston, Texas and then to Cuba, Peru and other places of interest A near-capacity crowd in the high school gym could hardly believe it, but Algona's battling Bulldogs had the proof on the Scoreboard when the final buzzer sounded - an uphill, and very surprising, 62-55 win over a rugged Emmetsburg team. Doug Meyer and Loren Nelson carried most of the scoring load. INSURANCE A. J. (Antie) Ricklefs Hospitalizatlon 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 Scuffbam, 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, Is, Phone 295-2341 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa NTIST! DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone .295-2334 im. 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 J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor 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 VmmmiMnM**&iMH** MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau ol Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbiit Reports CARLSON Ftra MANAGEMENT COMPANY Ph. MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 895-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 -• i ..inn u ._ J. N. KENEFICK, M-D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2314 JOHN M. SCHVTTiR, M,D Residence Phone 295-2335 OEAN r. KOOB, M-B. Physicians 4 Surgeons 220 No. Dod,ge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone M5-5917

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