The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 9, 1965 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 9, 1965
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2-Algena (la.) Uppftr t>»* Molnw Thursday, Deeemb«r 9, 1965 A GOOD POSTMASTER The passing of Wade Sullivan, Algona postmaster, as result of a heart attack last Saturday, came as a real shock to the entire community. Wade, who grew up In Algona, know most everyone, and maintained a friendly and cooperative philosophy even under some of the rigors that come with serving the public via a postofflce. He was a public official of the best type. There are hundreds of pages of regula* tions governing the postoffice operation, but Wade managed to handle the required procedures with a lot of common sense that isn't always In the manuals, but which was sincerely appreciated by the general public. His retirement at the age of 61 had been planned for Dec. 1 but he agreed to remain until Jan. 1 at the request of the postoffice department. The community joins with the family In grief at their loss. PERHAPS IT IS TIME Perhaps It Is time to be honest with ourselves and acknowledge that the situation in Viet Nam Is Indeed a war, and might possibly flare Into a widespread conflict on a worldwide basis. Perhaps It Is also time, if we acknowledge the first part, to realize that we just might have to go to a full-scale war footing. We have dozens of projects going within this nation that are proving expensive, are of dubious value, and are also draining off needed manpower. It is going to be quite a feat to have our cake and eat it too, and If we really Intend to wage all out war In any sector of the globe where there Is opposition to U.S. policy and beliefs we'd better get ready for a little belt tightening and forget the frills. TO KEEP RECORD STRAIGHT A story in the Bancroft Register last week took a dig at County Treasurer Rosella Voigt because publication of the official Kossuth delinquent tax list was made In The Algona Upper Des Moines. The Bancroft Register's viewpoint, considering that it is owned by the Upper Des Moines' competitor In Algona, Is not hard to understand. State law says that the delinquent tax list shall run In, and payment be made to, ONE official county newspaper. Miss Volgt was told by the county supervisors that they would pay for no more than one publication. She selected this newspaper to make the official publication, the newspaper with the largest circulation In the county as verified HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 80511 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 N AT I QUA L EDITORIAL 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 Copie* .................................... - We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly ............. J6.00 No subscription less than. 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST by the yearly (October 1) statements of ownership and circulation as required by the U.S. Poitoffice Dept. In previous years there had been a working arrangement between the three official county newspapers whereby each paper set one-third of (he list, all ran it, one charged for it and it wai divided three ways. But over a year ago (hit sensible arrangement wot terminated by the other Algona newspaper. Each ho» since then gone Its own way, and whoever makes the official publication seta the entire list alone. The Koiiuth County Treasurer complied exactly with the publication law. Her only error seems to have been a refusal to submit to brow-beating as to where It was to be published. The Upper Des Moines has In recent years been left entirely out of publication! such as drainage notices and calls for bids, which pay a much higher legal rate, and the printing of election ballots channeled through another office in the court house. We have never said a word. We know you can't win them all. And we have not been guilty of using a newspaper as a weapon in a small time effort to "get even." The county treasurer's job isn't to be envied. It is the duty of that office to collect taxes, never a pleasant chore. But the taxes that office collects are levied by others — not the treasurer's office. EARLY CANDIDATES The next Primary in Iowa Is nearly a year away, but two have already announced that they want the Republican nomination for Governor. A new name in Iowa politics is Jack L. Peters from Des Moines. He was a former Presbyterian minister at Council Bluffs, but he Is now associated with a Des Moines business firm. He explains the reason for his early announcement that the voters will have time to look into his qualifications. William G. Murray, professor of economics at Iowa State University at Ames, has announced that he will try again for the governorship. He received the republican nomination for governor In 1958, but was defeated at the general election by Democratic governor Herschell Loveless. It Is believed there may be others who will ask for the republican nomination. Others who may wish to try for the G. O. P. nomination may hesitate until Democratic Governor Harold Hughes decides whether or not to be a candidate for a third term. The Governor received the largest majority ever given to any candidate for Governor of Iowa, and the chances for any candidate for governor to defeat him next year would seem to be very slim and such a meager chance Is sure to discourage others from trying for the governorship next year. Terre Haute, Ind., Tribune — "On* mere good word It losing Its reputation through mlsusei 'protest.' Of late many perpetrator* of disorderly conduct and even crime have excused themselves as making 'protests' against some policy they disliked . . . Such an attitude Is far off base, however. Protests have an honorable history, and have helped to abolish many tyrannies. The word Is too good a one to be soiled by Irresponsible lawlessness." Canton, Pa., Independent-Sentinel — "Gangs have organized In profusion in a number of states. Some have run rampant In weekend sprees In California towns recently . . . How vicious and dangerous they can be was shown recently when a teen-age girl, selling cookbooks door-to-door, was dragged Into a house and repeatedly raped by members of a motorcycle gang. She suffered a mental breakdown soon after the Incident, The time has come for stringent laws and action . . ." America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags Its tail, it knocks over a chair. -The New London Journal Today's "square" is a guy who volunteers when he doesn't have to. —The Knoxville Express For And About Teenagers] UHH WON'T UET ME" &0 OUT WITH SOYS.« ;a^i ^irn-rris-rf/ THE WEEK'S LETTEB: "I have a very serious problem and I don't have a solution. I am sixteen years of age and my mother won't even let me go out with boys unless I have a chaper- onne. One night a boy called and asked me to go to the bowling alley to bowl a few games. He said he would pick me up at 8:10. I asked permission and my mother told me to ask my father. He told me to ask my mother. Mother said I should not be leaving home at that hour, that 5 or 6 o'clock would be more reason- able, and that I was too young to go on dates anyway. She said I would have to wait until I was old enough to take care of myself. When I am 'old enough', bow will I know how to act if I haven't had any experience?" OUR REPLY: Don't wait until some boy has called you, and you have given him an answer, to ask your parents if you can go out. Go to them now and discuss the dating situation. If your mother is agreeable to your going out at 5 or 6 o'clock for some bowling, make your plans accordingly. Come to some sort of an understanding with your parents and you will then know when you can go out and if you can go out. Your parents will probably be more willing to let you go bowling if you and your date are accompanied by another boy and girl of whom they approve. Talk it over with them. 11 you hav» a Ittaagt ptobUm r«« wool lo diicuu. 91 on ob«»i»aU»n to makf. additu your lt««i lo FOB AND ABOUT TEXNAGER8. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PBESS 8E8VICE. HANI- TOUT, mr. "Hey, pop — how about giving me a boxing less er, skip It." from HIS10RYS SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Spanish-American War peace treaty was signed, December 10, 1898. Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory, December 10, 1898. Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, December 11, 1941. Italy withdrew from the United Nations, December 11, 1937. The Supreme Court outlawed wire-tapping evidence, December 12, 1939. The first bank In the U.S. opened its doors, December 12, 1791. Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving, December 13, 1621. George Washington died, December 14, 1799. The Bill of Rights was ratified by the states, December 15, 1791. The Boston Tea Party took place, December 16, 1773. The U.S. fleet left on • round-the-world trip, December 16, 1907. 10 YESES AGO IN TM8 FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 8, 1955 - o - E. L. Dickmeyer, who had farmed his quarter-section in Portland township since 1939, had sold the quarter to Ewald Bruns of Titonka. Dickmeyer was building a new home in Burt. - o - William Schmiel, a former teacher at the LottsCreek school died at Watertown, Wis.,where he had been making his home since 1950. Mr. Schmiel, during his many years of tutorship at Lotts Creek became a friend to hundreds of students and their parents and word of his passing brought more than casual grief to ail who knew him. - o- Two inches of snow and almost a fifth of an inch of rain, plus a few real cold days, marked the weather picture for the area. High for .the week was 35 and the low-zero. - o - Four Algona Boy Scouts were honored with promotion to the highest rank in scouting that of Eagle Scout - at a special ceremony at the high school auditorium. They were Gary Cook, son of the Gene Cooks, Larry Wicks, son of the Orville Wicks, Robert Hardy, son of the Wes Hardys, and Glen (Butch) Strayer, son of the Glen Strayers. - o - Phil Diamond, manager of the Diamond Surplus store in Algona, had been hospitalized for two days after suffering a severe strained back while at work. He was working on a part-time basis until his recovery was complete. - o - Twenty-one persons paid $5 fines and $4 costs each in Mayor B. P. Richardson's court for violating school flasher signs. - o - Mrs. Gottlieb Hanselman, Lu- Verne, was honored with a party by her children as it was her birthday. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Buenger and children of West Bend, the Edwin and Carl Hanselman families and Gottlieb Hanselman, LuVerne. - o - Marijane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Williams, Algona, celebrated her 13th birthday with a sliding party at the Country Club. Supper followed at the Williams home. Guests were Sharon DeGroote, Pam Waller, Patty Cowan, Siri Norton, JoAun Muckey, Deanna Lau and Cindy Hardy. - o - Gene Nemmers, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nemmers, Bancroft, returned from California where he had been In an army hospital. Gene was injured in a car accident while in the service and suffered a fractured hip and had spent several months in the hospital. - o Ed Richter and Casey Loss shared top honors at Hawkeye Lanes at Algona when Loss came up with a 634 series count and 243 line, while Richter totaled 628 and had high single with a 244 total. - o - LuVerne walloped Renwick, 84-49, while the girls hung up a 57-20 victory. Ken Stripling accounted for 36 points for the boys and Suzanne Harper 25 points for the girls. - o - Helen Fuhr was honored at a miscellaneous shower at the Lutheran church parlors at Fenton. Mrs. Arnold Nielsen registered the guests. Mrs. Harlan Elmers and Mrs. Delond Bolte were in charge of the entertainment, which was an informal party patterned after Art Linkletter's House Party. Yvonne Borchardt sang two selections, accompanied by Elsie Meyer. Mrs. Virgil Borchardt and Mrs. Arnold Laabs assisted Miss Fuhr with her gifts. - o - From the Sexton news: "Mrs. Glenn Gabrielson fell and broke her leg while leaving the Don Krause home at Wesley. She will be confined to her rocking chair for two weeks and then will be put in a walking cast. Her mother, Mrs. Vinnie Laymon, has taken over the chores." 20YEHRS AGO IN THB m GOLDEN FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 6, 1945 - o The largest post-war construction Job announced for Kossuth county was slated for Galbraith in Sherman twp. Bids were to be taken for construction of a new RE A plant, with an estimated cost of about $200,000 anticipated. - o Max Bast, Algona, had been honored by Swift & Co. here after 25 years service with the company, and was presented with the Honor Button. Max was plant engineer. - o - Lt. James Smith and his brother, Pfc. Richard Smith, both Burt residents, met in London and had a visit together. Both boys had been overseas a little over a year. Lt. Smith was attending school at Shrivenham American University and Richard was attending school in Westmoreland, England. - o - Phyllis Parsons, Algona,'was one of 17 University of Wyoming students who were chosen for "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" Phyllis, who was formerly employed at the Linnan & Lynch law office, was a senior, majoring in history and a daughter of Mrs. Charlotte Parsons. - o - Mrs. John Tieman, Fenton, entertained at a birthday anniversary "hankie shower" for Ensign Irene Bleckwenn, home on furlough after 6 months as a navy nurse in Hawaii. Guests were classmates of Ensign Bleckwenn and Mrs. Tieman, including Mrs. Merwyn Widdel, Mrs. Arnold Dreyer, Mrs. Forrest Hanifan, and RuthWeisbrod, who had recently been discharged after serving 3 years as an army nurse. - o Dr. RrKrRichardson^ Wesley,-* • sold his 'residence there 'to. Edmund Otis, who rented it to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dwyer. Dr. and Mrs. Richardson moved to Algona where he was going into practice with Dr. S. W. Meyer at the General hospital. The Richardsons had lived in Wesley about nine years. - o A number of Burt people attended the wedding of Lois Weber and Joe Miller at the Bancroft Catholic church. A wedding breakfast was served at the Marvin Hotel. The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Weber, was 1945 graduate of the Burt high school. - o - Bert Sankey, son of Mrs. Clara Sankey, Algona, was awarded a varsity "C" at Coe College, Cedar Rapids. He alternated at the fullback slot and played in every game on the schedule. - o - Barbara Dianne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alf Lee, Ot- YOU CAN GIT A JOB AT 65 — IF YOU'LL USE YOUR WITS to the general manager of his company just before, he retired and landed a job as "Sales Advisor" with a.firm that was selling his company $150,000 worth of merchandise a year; a woman school teacher who got a job as a "consultant" with an Eastern publisher of schodl textbooks who enjoyed the inside track in selling books to her school; an insurance man who got an executive job in a private university's fund-raising program — «| think I want another job * after I retire. "I'm not sure of this. My pension and Social Security, plus some modest savings, should see me through if what you and everybody else say about retirement expenses is true. But I have some worries. My job has been my staff of life for 42 years. It's a little frightening to think of being without a job. I think no amount of pension could ever quite stop this fear." "Can you tell me, frankly and without platitudes, whether a 65- year-old retired man can get a Job?" The man who wrote this sums up rather neatly the thoughts going through the heads of many people now coming up to retirement. And the answer to his question is: A 65-year-old retired man can get a job . . . there are thousands of them waiting for him, and some of them carry secretaries and mahogany desks. But a retired person has to use his or her wits more than any other age group ever uses them. He or she must get away from the usual job-getting pattern. For example: This column in the last year has come across a man who contributed $2,500 of his 11,000 savings to a charitable organization, and got the job as its executive secretary at $7,000 a year; two men — one an Army Colonel and the other a retail man — who got jobs in the "Development" programs of community colleges which are now sprouting all over the land; one man who appealed a salesman, you see. Apart from such cases as these, where a person applies his or her wits to a particular situation to get a certain job, there are "agency" routes to gainful employment: The Federal Government is using retired people in the Peace Corps. At more glory than money, to be sure, but it's a job. (See your congressman.) The Federal Government is about to hire more than 15,000 elderly people to help out in its Anti-Poverty program. (See your congressman.) Part-time employment agencies, such as Kelly Girl Service and Manpower, Inc., which have offices in most of the major cities of the country. Conventional employment agencies are placing retired people in fitting jobs, though not all of them accept applicants above certain ages. Go see a couple of them, and ask. N.w GOLDEN YEARS 36-pog. bookUt now ready. 3»nd SOc In coin to D«pt. CSPSi car* oi this newspaper, lo Bex 1672. Grand Central Station. New York 17. N.Y. tosen, was honored at her home, the event being her first birthday. Those attending were Knut Oppedahl Jr., Kurt and Stanley Spencer and their mother Mrs. Elsworth Spencer, Mrs. John Vinaas and daughter Janice and Mrs. Eugene Hofius. - o Vincent Ellman, Lakota, a guard at the Prisoner of War Camp at Algona, spent the weekend visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Korse Ellman. - o - The Portland Service Club met with Mrs. Earl Miller and packed 21 boxes for the men and women who were still In the service in the States. - o Mrs. Herman Meyer, Mrs. Herman Volgt, Mrs. Frank Schumacher, Mrs. George Meyer and Mrs. Ernest Meyer spent an afternoon helping Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, Whittemore, do some quilting. Although its venom Is relatively weak, the South American bushmaster is dangerous because of Us size and the quantity of venorn it Injects. ^Professional Directory! '~~~~~M^MmvMmm***~M~~J'A INSURANCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Devil fl. Golf stroke- shots 11.1911 Nobel prizewinner 12. Hut IS. Make amends for 14. Beetle 15. Sawyer 19. Great quantity 17. Fundamental 20. Peter or Thomas, for instance 3?. Rowing- implement 25. Swindling scheme 80. Illustrious 38. Mimic 39. Its pollen Museshay fever 31. Cornered 82. Bind up in »bandage 5Q. Sometime road covering- 99. Capital of North Vietnam 40. Severe 42. Novelist Chekhov 43. Languished 44- Sharp pain 46. Poker stakes DOWN J, Begone! 2. Self: comb. form S. Slide or valve instrument 4. French river 5. Formerly 6. Dare 7. Abode 8. the Terrible 9. Saucy 10. Kill 16. Chum 18. Question 19. Norwegian parliament 20. Arabian garment 21. Young animal 22. Tractable 23. Tankard drink 24. Ink for losses 27. Be in debt 30, Familiar verb 32. Shinto temples 33. Desire 34. Against LAST WEEKS ANSWER ^ 00HQ anns aaa Has QQHQ asna QEJH anas 35. Indian mahogany tree 37. American Indian 38. Concludes 40. Spring 41. Metal 85 V* yt 4? 53 l \9 V> JO HS. 4* 41 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 $74,000,000 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 DENTISTS 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 J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor rasMSfBnKMBpaf 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 PS* Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVj N. Dodgt Ph. 23S-?89J MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-3277 J. N. KENEFJCK, 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.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2<J5-5917

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