The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 16, 1965 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 16, 1965
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a~Alft»na, (la.) Upp»r D»* MetnM Yhurtday, 0»e«mb«r 16, 196S WELL WORTH READING For over a year this newspaper has been bringing its readers a syndicated column, "Washington Merry-Go-Round" by Drew Pearson and his associates. It runs opposite the editorial page in this paper. Pearson has been a controversial writer and the center of an assortment of storms in and around Washington. His coverage of the Washington beat and world affairs does not please everyone, but he wears no man's collar and writes it as he sees it or from a wide network of news sources that have proved unusually reliable. In fact he has been ahead of the regular newshounds in Washington on a great many occasions. Th!» newspaper is the only semi-weekly or weekly paper, so far as we know, in the State of Iowa, offering readers the Pearson columns. Pear»on'» ability to present information which later develops as he forcasts has been uncanny. Pearson's exposes have sent four congressmen to jail, caused several senators to retire or be defeated, jailed the Governor of Louisiana, and five leaders of the old Huey Long gang, and unveiled the conflict of interest case which led to the resignation of Sherman Adams, and he has also offered much constructive journalism as a result of his travels and offe'red suggestions and basic information which have led In some instances to governmental policy changes. He was the first one to report the split between Red China and Russia, and few people believed it at the time. Pearson, naturally, is under constant attack from critics of both the extreme right and extreme left. Like any columnist, the reader doe* not have to agree with the writer, but it is stimulating to read him. WHAT GOOD DID*IT DO? Brlrt News-Tribune: The action by the Iowa Tax Commission calling for the change in some of the valuations in Hancock Co. real estate raises a question in regard to the recent revaluation of property in the county. The Cleminshaw Co. Is supposed to be one of the top firms in the field and did the Hancock county job last year. They also did some of the surrounding counties. Yet, the changes in Hancock are called for because they are not equitable with other counties in the state, including our neighbors. Did our county, and others pour money down the drain in hiring this firrn, when the tax commission is the final ruler ^over what the figures should be? *" " Friendships are born and sustained in the mutual bond of a common dislike of a third person. —Clayton County Press Journal HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa _ Zip Code 80511 _ Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL E.DITORIAL 6 TI 5 N .«»MHI».M».M.11.I 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 $1.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly S6.UU No subscription le«c than. 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST TIME FOR DECISION There is a growing feeling that we are, as a nation, in much farther over our head in Viet Nam than we ever intended to be, and symptoms of grave concern over this fact are becoming very evident in Washington. Looking back, our only original intention was to prevent a communist takeover of South Viet Nam. Besically, that is still our only goal. But in the process of trying to do this one thing, we find ourselves confronted by nations and peoples not In sympathy with our Asiatic role, and not all of them are what we might term natural enemies of the moment. Some, in fact, are our allies in most other spheres of the world. That the Administration is gravely concerned over the whole matter is quite clear. As one might expect, Administration foes are playing a two-headed game. On one hand they berate the Administration for involvement in South Viet Nam (which began with a small token force of advisors under the Eisenhower administration), and on the other they call for more massive strikes against North Viet Nam by air. It is now claar that the bombing we already have carried into North Viet Nam accomplished one thing we had not anticipated; it united all of North Viet Nam and some in the south also into a common cause, a unity they did not possess before our air strikes. So long as we are in South Viet Nam, there will be moral and physical support by nearly all Americans of those we have sent there to fight. In the meantime, let us hope that our best brains can find a solution and quickly that will not lead to an all-out involvement In a long-lasting war in Asia. CARRYING A SIGN St. Louii Post-Dispatch: Carrying a sign in a street rally may give one the feeling of "doing something," but it doesn't change any minds. Helping by ordinary political processes to create a body of public opinion that will demand peace policies takes more than patience, a greater sense of responsibility and more deeply held convictions, but It is the way to be effective in a democracy. * * * UNPLEASANT SHERIFF'S JOB Grundy Center Register: The sheriff of Buchanan county has an unpleasant job to do on December. 21 si. That is the day the fc she,rjff mus( gp to thejjjrms of several Amish families to confiscate some of the livestock and crops on Amish farms to satisfy payment for fines imposed on the farmers for failing to send their children to a public school. It is the sheriff who must confiscate a few hundred bushels of corn and oats from several Amish farms; also some livestock consisting of a cow, a horse, and a hog. The sheriff will need a number of trucks and some help to load up the confiscated property and take it to town to sell it for what he can get for it. This is a cruel and inhumane way of Imposing justice against those who do not believe they are guilty. The daily papers will find a rich, though a ridiculous news story and pictures in the proceedings on the 21st. The report of the proceedings will not reflect credit on the officials and school heads who are responsible for them. A match is a little thing but it can begin a big fire -Lake Mills Graphic The hardest thing for most wives to get used to after marriage is being whistled for instead of at. -The Onawa Sentinel The only sure way to double your money these days is to fold it in half and put it back into your pocket. -The Pioneer-Republican Judge: You admit breaking into the same shop three times, what did you steal? Prisoner! A dress for my wife and she made me exchange it twice. —The Journal Herald [For And About Teenagers ] I USEP TO VER-Y POPULAR THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am • very worried girl. I am in the eighth grade and go to a small school. I have always been considered a pretty cute girl. 1 used to be very popular and could get any boy I wanted, but something has happened! I am hardly popular any more. What could 1 have done? Tell me what to do! Do you think boys like girls who walk right up to them and start talking? One girl does that and she seems to be pretty popular. I'm stumped!" OUR REPLY: There is nothing wrong with a girl walking up to a boy and starting a conversation — if she knows the boy pnd she has something to say. What she talks about is important, because she will appear foolish if she has nothing on her mind but a lot of nonsense. You should be able to determine for yourself why your popularity sagged. Did you become too sure of yourself? Were you haughty? Do you treat everyone you meet with consideration? Are you friendly to everyone, or do you speak only when you feel like it? All things being equal, the most popular girl is-the one who is friendly and pleasant. Rate yourself. II you bar* a t««nag« piobltm you wonl to di*cuu. at ao oMtr»ouen la mok.. addrn. yeui l*ll«r lo FOB AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANK- FOBT. ICY. from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Wright brothers first airplane flight took place at Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil, N.C., December 17, 1903. The 13th Amendment (abolition of slavery) was declared ratified, December 18, 1865. The first Sunday papers appeared, December 18, 1796. Hitler assumed direct control of the Nazi Army, December 19, 1941. Electric lights appeared on Broadway for the first time (New York City), December 20, 1880. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, December 21, 1620. Sherman captured Savannah, December 21, 1864. The United States Navy was created, December 22, 1775. Maryland ceded 10 square miles for site of * national capital, December 23, 1788. 10YEMS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 15, 1955 - o Pictured on the front page was the architect's sketch of the new Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. building to be constructed on the corner of Call and N. Dodge streets. The new building would be part of a $650,000 telephone improvement and expansion program that would bring dial service to Algona. It was expected to be early 1957 before dial service could be, introduced here. ''' " Winter continued to make itself known with a week of very bitter temperatures. Two 13 below zero readings and one 11 below were included during the seven day period, and at no time did the temperature get as high as 32. - o Richard Ricke, son of Mr. and Mrs, George Ricke, Wesley, had a cast on his right arm as the result of an accident when both hands became caught in a power takeoff. He had shut the machinery off but in trying to stop the power takeoff both hands were caught. - o - Algona' s Bulldogs tasted defeat for the first time in the season when the Eagle Grove Eagles edged them 59-57 at Eagle Grove. The loss gave the locals a 4-1 season mark and a 2-1 North Central Conference record, St. Cecelia's Academy' s Blue Knights suffered their fifth straight defeat, 62-46, at the hands of St. Mary's of Storm Lake, - o Mr, and Mrs, Victor Dreyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schmkdt, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Marlow, Mr. and Mrs, Fritz Newbrough, Bernard Pettit. Lila Schmidt and Donnie Riebhoff were guests at the Gene Blanchard home, Lone Rock, in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. Blanchard and Fritz Newbrough. - o The Seneca Stars 4-H club were hosts to their dads at an oyster stew held at the home of Kathryn Johannesen. Guests present included Wm. Dorsey, Lawrence Johannesen, Martin Wilberg, Lyle England, Caleb Hartshorn, Carl Nielsen, Alfred Petersen, Roy Klein, and Fred Johannesen, - o The Jack Sprat food store, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Trauger, LuVerne, celebrated its 15th anniversary. Winners of prizes included John Bockes, Mrs. William Meeding and Mrs. Elmer Kubly. Mrs, M. G. Bourne, Algona, spent a few days in Minneapolis after earlier attending an organ concert by her daughter, Julia, at Carleton College at Northfield. Merle Phelps and Anita Moore, both from the Portland twp. area, were having a siege of the mumps. - o - The ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran church at Lotts Creek held its Christmas party and exchange of gifts. A potluck dinner was served at noon to over 75 members and guests. Mrs. Kermit Kuecker was welcomed as a new member. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hilbert of Corwith became parents of a girl named Sandra Marie. The Peter Bormann and Frank Hilbert families of St. Benedict were made grandparents for the first time. - o Melvin DeGeeter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Screal DeGeeter, Bancroft, received a $10 award at the 4-H leaders and officers meeting at Algona. Melvin won the award for having the best record book in Kossuth county. Melvin was a member of the Ramsey club. - o Mrs. J. F. Hamm, Livermore, entertained the Delta Dek Club at her home. High prize went to Mrs. August Paulson, second high to Mrs. Gale Berryhill and travel to Mrs. Rose Smith. - o From the Algon high school "Hi Jinks" column - "The victory bell got a somewhat unexpected workout last week when several members of the overjoyed school board decided that the passage of the school bond issue was a victory worth proclaiming." - o Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schmidt of Corwith observed their 25th wedding anniversary with open house in the afternoon and evening. The 1490 Algona taxpayers, whose names appeared on the curb and gutter and sanitary sewer assessment rolls, hadn't been making any grand rush to the city hall to make payment. Only about 30 residents so far had paid their share. 20 YEARS AGO IN TW1 FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES December 13, 1945 - o Ben Studer, Wesley, sold four head of cattle at the Chicago Shorthorn Breeders' Assn' exhibition for a total of $4,100. One animal brought $1550. - o Santa Glaus came to Algona, making the acquaintance of many youngsters, some for the first time. One of those was Mary Jean Hood, 2 1/2, who with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.Gene Hood of Algona, was pictured on the front page shaking hands with the jolly gentleman. - o Old Man Winter gave Algona folks a heavy beating as the temperature dropped to 5 below. The high for the week was 50 degrees. - o Louis Braatz, who had been a clerk in the H. R. Zumach Market in Whittemore, resigned his position. Mr. Braatz filled the vacancy of Merlyn Wegener who was inducted into the army for four years and having been discharged, will .resume his old position. Mr. Braatz planned to retire, as he had been a prominent clerk the past 48 years in the John Leibensteiri and H.W. Geelan stores. - o St. Benedict telephone patrons were ardently awaiting the return of Mrs. Simon Hirner. There had been no telephone service in the area for almost a month. The reason: Mrs. Hirner went to California for a visit. She had been operating the St. Benedict switchboard and no one was found to substitute for her. Residents in the area complained they had to go miles for a telephone call. - o Marian Stuck!, the new cheese maker at Lotts Creek, had moved his family and furniture from Ft. Dodge. At the time the factory was producing 800 Ibs. of cheese a day. - o - Irene, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hanig, Wesley, submitted to an appendectomy at the General hospital in Algona. She was a junior in the public school. - o Mrs. Harold Ristauwasaguest of honor at a miscellaneous shower given for her in the Lutheran church parlors at LuVerne. Mrs. Charles Hintz, Mrs. Fary Harmon and Mrs. H. D. Ristau were hostesses. - o Lt. Mary Jane Eigler spent a few days at the home of her CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .• ACROSS 1. French city 5. London buggy 9. African mammal 10. Weird 12. Kind of duck 13. Dow-Jones term 14. Resort 15. Baldwins or Winesaps 16. Hesitation syllable IT. Projecting roof edges 19. Aquatic rodent 81. Meadow 84. Come in 25. Gas company customers 37. Firmament 28. Eloquent speaker* SO. Nimble 31. Rough lava 83. Bong 35. Sbip'a Umberpiece 80. Once more 87. Mountain crest 89. Plant for tanning «0. Listened 41. Comfort 43. 2. Verdi heroine 3. Compass point ^Conjunction 5. Everlasting 0. Harvests 7. Seed covering S. Measure of distance 9. Renews 11. Worm 10. Polynesian drink 17. Piece out 18. Pride 20. Pen 21. Mr. Durocher 22. Knightly wandering 23. Tested, as ore 26. Sainte: abbr. 29. Free 30. Assumed name 32. Roulette bet 33. Chills and fever HHBHH aaaoaa caaaaa HUMUH HldHHUBH SJQHHB HUS13C3 34. Tibetan priest 35. Scorch 37. Exclamation 38. Biblical name DOWN 1. Ground squirrel IZ 14- 14 an 41 94 2* IP 4P * 5V M it* THE 'GOLDEN YEARS HOW TO MAKE A HOUSE DtAL WITH YOUR CHILDREN AT 65 Detired couples are finding in*•• genious ways to attach their housing problem onto the homes of their married children ... and sidestep the complications that often ensue. More than a few are buying mobile homes and wheeling them into the rent-free backyards of their children, there to tie into the utilities of the house and live happily ever after. But others are making more imaginative deals, which are coming to light in the wake of the story here about the retired parents who were building an $8,000 apartment onto the home of a child and kissing the $8,000 goodby. "My parents built a lovely three-room wing onto our house when they retired nine years ago," one daughter reports. "Everything has worked splendidly. "They sold their own home, and spent $9,000 for the wing. Whereupon my husband and I gave them a $9,000 first mortgage on our home. Under our arrangement we would pay them no interest on the mortgage . . . they would pay us no rent. As further protection for them we wrote into our wills a provision that if we died first the entire house would be theirs for their lifetimes, passing on to our own children only after their deaths. "They were very happy here. When Dad died the wisdom of the move was most evident. Mom had no uprooting to do s She Just lived on in her 'own' home, with a son-in-law to handle the upkeep." A retired accountant and his wife figured things a different way, and also have come out very well. "We calculated that we would have about $20,000 in worldly wealth to leave our three children ... or about $8,500 each. So we made a deal with one of the children to build a $8,500 apartment at the rear of the house she and her husband owned. We paid the entire $8,500, but asked no part of the title, no mortgage, no prommisory note. We were giving them their Inheritance in advance. However, since they might prefer cash in the end, which the other two children would be getting, we thought we ought to compensate them. So we agreed to pay them $55 a month rent, above and apart from all taxes, Insurance, etc. imposed on our daughter and her husband because of our addition. This, in effect, resulted in their getting better than 10 per cent return on their inheritance before it was due ... or as long as we live." N«w GOLDEN YEARS W-pafl* booklet now itady. Send SOc In coin to Dopt. CSFS. earo el Ihb nowipapor, lo Bin 1672. Grand Control Station. Now Toifc 17. N.Y. parents, the Frank Eiglers, Fenton. She was stationed at a camp in Missouri. - o Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lavrenz and son Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Steward and Lillian Broesder, Algona, were guests at an oyster supper at the Roland Lavrenz home at Burt in honor of Roland's birthday. - o Among Kossuth men reported as being scheduled to arrive in the States from overseas were Sgt. Ted Vera, Lt.MaryMcEvoy, Algona, both on the S. S. John Ericcson, Sgt. Merle Loebig, Wesley, on the Ericcson, T-4 Charles V. Schimmel and Pvt. Firman Laing, Jr., both on the S. S. Argentina. ^Professional John Geishecker, St. Joe, had the misfortune to have a lamp from a kerosene tank heater explode in his face. He was taken to a Ft. Dodge hospital - o Algona high school took first place in the North Central Conference basketball race by defeating Clarion handily, 41-19. Members on the squad were Crapser, Carney^ Butts, Allen, Kuhn, Stephenson, Waldron, Johnson, Skilling, Dutton and. Potter. . 0 „ Q. A. Bjustrom of the Four Corners area sprained his back and was confined to his home. Callers to see him on Sunday evening were the Edmund Lar- sens, Cecil Bjustroms, Arie Ditt- mers, and Otto Harlans. SmWSMMSMM III HA *lf A KMi! INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 9.95-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE . AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KQLP 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 $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons E-». HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours; 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. , Closed Saturday.Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 »practor wmmsmm DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone ' 295-2378 295-3308 Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS im*s*W4mrM MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossutb County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CAJU.SQN f»ra MANAGEMENT COMPANY WVi N. Pedgf Fto. JS5-JW MELVIN G, BOURNE, MJ), Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-234$ Residence Phone 295.2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.P; Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHVTTER, MJ). 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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