The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1965 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 14, 1965
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2-Algeno (la.) Uppftr DM Melnti Tuttday, D«c*mb«r 14, Eleanor Becker, St. Joe, Bride Of Ottosen Man Eleanor Regina Becker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Becker of St. Joe, and Richard L. Zeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zeman of Ottosen, were married at St. Joseph's Catholic church In St. Joe on Nov. 27. Rev. Leo C. Schumacher officiated at the double ring ceremony at 10 a. m. The bride wore a gown of peau satin with a fitted bodice, long tapered sleeves and a scoop neckline. Scalloped lace and seed pearls accented the controlled skirt, which was detailed in back with a bowed bustle flowing into a chapel train. Her veil was hand fashioned petals trimmed with aurora borealis crystals made of organza which held the bouffant veil of bridal illusion. White spider mums composed the bridal bouquet. The bride's father gave her in marriage. Maid of honor was Dolores Becker of Humboldt and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Bob Lane of Humboldt and Marilyn Zeman of Ottosen. They wore burgandy slipper satin floor length gown* with a bateau neckline, empire bodice, short sleeves with an X-line skirt. Each had candy pink ostrich marabou fez hat. They carried colonial bouquets of pink and white carnations. The best man was Howard Zeman of Ottosen and Charles Becker of St. Joe and Leonard White of Rolfe were ushers. A dinner was held at Johnny's Steak Harbor for 175 guests following the wedding. The bride, a graduate of Garrigan high school at Algona, Is employed as a secretary at the First National Bank at Humboldt. The groom Is a graduate of Twin Rivers high school, attended Iowa State University at Ames, and Is engaged in farming. Out-of-town guests attending the wedding were from Rolfe, Humboldt, Gllmore City, Brad* gate, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Ottosen, Iowa City, Fort Dodge, Algona and Worthlngton, Minn. (Saul Studio Photo, courtesy Humboldt Republican) Morry-Go-Round iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnHinimiuiinai Do your kids a favor ...TODAY! J Introduce them to the deep rooted business that came to stay DON'T LET TOUR YOUNGSTERS WATT Untfl late In life, 88 perhaps you did, to discover the advantages of a growing savings account with the "thrift specialists," the savings and loan business. See that your children get acquainted with the friendly folks dedicated to "building personal security." Their reward will be the greatest gift you can give them ... the practice of saving, and having, a part of all they will earn. Current Rale 4% Per Year Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured to (10,000 Save From The 15tlJ — Earn From The First SINCE 1917 - AL.OONA, IOWA "DEAR, WOULDN'T IT SIMPLIFY THINGS IF WE JUST SENT $4 TO THE ALCONA UPPER DES MOINES FOR A SUBSCRIPTION? THEY'VE GOT ALL THE NEWS, ADS FROM AREA BUSINESS PLACES AND NICE CLEAR PICTURES, TOO I" Drew —FEEDING THE WORLD— Despite reports to the contrary, President Johnson has not abandoned his plan to launch a massive "feed the world" program. Population studies show that if steps are not taken to curb the birth rate, the world's population In twenty years will face a desperate food shortage. Even If the United States scraps all of its crop control program, abandons its soil bank, and goes In for fence-row-to-fence-row production, it will be impossible for us to feed the world. Already it's estimated that one-third of the population goes to bed hungry at night. But twenty years from now, in view of the present population growth, over half of the world will be not only hungry but on the verge of starvation. Accordingly President Johnson .... has under consideration a two. point program: 1. A temporary use of American farm products to promote peace. 2. An American campaign to teach the underdeveloped countries how to increase farm production and thereby feed themselves. The latter part of the program is not going to be popular. It's realized that the farm belt isn't going to be happy about having American money spent to increase farm production abroad when many American farmers are having trouble getting rid of their surplus here at home. - o —FUTURE FOOD-However, Johnson's experts warn that the problem is not today or during the next two or three years. The problem is twenty years from now, and it will take some time to prepare for It. Sen. George McGovern, from the wheat-raising state of South Dakota, and former head of the Food for Peace Committee, is one of the pioneers In long- range planning. He has told the President that the United States needs to remove its restrictions on crops and take the dollars we spent on warehousing and restrictions to build up overseas production. McGovern argues that we can sell food to the wealthier nations of Western Europe, but we can't sell it to the underdeveloped countries because they haven't the money to pay for it. We have to teach them to raise their own food. McGovern also favors transferring the Food for Peace Committee from the White House to the State Department, where it can be a definite arm of American foreign policy, not Just a means of dumping food abroad. The time may well come when foreign aid largely consists of food. Feeding people is popular; foreign aid in its present form is not popular. Meanwhile great popular interest in the food problem is Indicated by the coming conference on "World Food Crisis" opening in Washington December 9. The men who called the meeting, Jim Patton of the Farmers Union, Herschel Newsom of the Grange, and Robert Cook of the National Livestock Institute, at first didn't expect many acceptances. They're surprised by the fact that acceptances are coming in at the rate of 50 a day, -VIET NAM FACTS— With the Christmas refrain of "peace on earth" already ringing In their ears, the American people face, not peace, but an ever more bitter, bloody war in Viet Nam. During the past year, the undeclared jungle war has mounted so steadily - a step at a time that few Americans realize It is rapidly approaching the scale of the Korean war. By the coming spring, if secret Pentagon plans are implemented, American forces In South Viet Nam should surpass 300,000 men, more than saw action In Korea. With the build-up, inevitably, have come soaring casualty lists. Already ex-Vice President Nixon has served notice that the Viet Nam war would be a political issue in the 1966 campaign. In brief, here is how the Viet Nam war looks to the men in the backrooms of the Pentagon: Viet Cong strength - Out of a population of 14,000,000, the Viet Cong have no more than 300,000 dedicated, disciplined followers. Perhaps 70,000 can be classed as regular, bolstered by an estimated 16,000 North Vietnamese troops, with more infiltrating every day. Another 100,000 to 120,000 guerrillas are operating in small bands, often farming by day and fighting by night. The remaining followers may scout, spy, smuggle and run messages for the Viet Cong. The hard-core Viet Cong believers influence another 500,000 sympathizers. Thus the communists might claim the support of 6 per cent of the population. Across the 17th parallel, North Viet Nam has a standing army of 250,000, a militia of another 200,000. An additional 40,000 men in the security forces are under arms. The key question, of course, is - how many of these men will North Viet Nam slip across the border ? Viet Cong strategy - There Is evidence that the Viet Cong have shifted the brunt of their attacks from the South Vietnamese to the Americans. The U. S. build-up has given them the opportunity to make the war conform to their own propaganda - a war between the American "imperialists" and the Vietnamese people. - o —DRIVE OUT AMERICANS- A North Vietnamese sergeant, captured at Plei Me, was asked why the communists had kept fighting despite staggering casualties. His answer is ominous for Americans: "We had been taught that our duty was to drive out the Americans, to liberate our fellow countrymen, to fight to the last drop of blood. So, in spite of the casulatles, we fought hard." Other prisoners have also told of Intensive antl- American indoctrination. Red China's role - While egging the Viet Cong on and declaring America a "paper tiger/' the Red Chinese have shown more Inclination to shout than shoot. They prefer to let others fight their battles for them. There are Indications, how* ever, that China might be preparing to throw some planes Into the air war. Across the Viet Nam border, new air strips are being built and old airfields enlarged. An evacuation of non-essential people from the cities of South China as far north as Canton has also begun. Those left behind have been given intensive air raid drills, and shelters are being dug. This is not regarded as a propaganda show but a serious preparation for possible air attack. However, no abnormal troop movements have been spotted along the Chinese-Viet Nam border. Nor has there been any significant increase in military shipments that might presage a big Red Chinese move. - o - —TROUBLE IS GOOD NEWS— Of course, the border is difficult country, and the Chinese are adept at infiltration and the use of cover. But the worst our war watchers expect is the appearance of Chinese combat planes in the Vietnamese skies. They are also encouraged by reports of trouble between the Viet Cong and Peking. The Viet Cong's accredited representative in Mosoow, Nguyen Van Dong, has been quoted by the Prague radio as saying: "Re* lations between the Viet Cong and People's China are now considerably strained. Russia's role - The Russians are on the horns of a dilemma. As the world's second greatest nuclear power, they know what devastation a third world war' would bring. They clearly would prefer to trade than fight with the United States, So would most of their European satellites,* which hunger for food and consumer goods. But If Russia is to maintain her leadership of the communist world against the challenge of Red China, she must give sup* port to North Viet Nam, which has been built up by communist propaganda and martyr-nation, Playing it cagey, the Russians apparently want to get the maximum credit for their aid to North Viet Nam, while holding that aid down to a minimum. Yet it remains an ominous fact that the Russians are building 40 permanent anti-aircraft missile bases around Hanoi and Haiphong. They have supplied the North Vietnamese with SAM- missiles, the same as those supplied to Cuba's Fidel Castro. Nevertheless, the feeling in the Pentagon is that the Soviets would like to see a Viet Nam settlement. fire TTRBB Keep, b&e in water; Place 3w9y -from Don't-block exits. 6HT5 l)6e -flameproof or ! iCi only Dispose of. properly YOUR ALGONA FIRE DEPARTMENT WISHES YOU A SAFE and MERRY CHRISTMAS Ralph Elbert, chief Chester Willey, assistant Harry Barton Stan Muckty Cy Venteicher Bob Uaing Hank Qcilonfeld Don Sherman Rox Voyles Pen Meyer Don Peterson Jim Utt Kenneth Jim Romer John Levy Gene Schattschneider Wayne Meyer Clarence MeUgcr Jim idgington Parrold Schmidt Darold Simmons Pick Lallier Ron Barton Richard Frideres Howard Forsberg Besch FIREPROOF YOUR TREE! Mix together T/4 Ibs. of boric acid, I'/a Ibi. Borax and 3 gallons of water. Thoroughly saturate th« tree and allow to dry. LET'S MAKE 1965 A FIRE-SAFE CHRISTMAS!

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