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2-Algonct (la.) Upp»r D«i Melnw Thundery, D»c*mbftr 23, 1965 WIERD DOINGS Fairfidd Ledger - The Dallas Newi printed o lisl of government expenditure*. A small Kansas newspaper picked it up and carried an editorial which said "We are passing on some of the information in the hope that something will be done about it." That's a good thought, though we are not loo hopeful that something will be done about it. So we pass it on for its amusement value. It follows, in part: "A freshman congressman, Gene Snyder, Republican, Kentucky, was recently challenged to show how the budget might be cut. He replied citing 66 examples of ridiculous expenditures over the past year or two. The list is long but here are a few typical gemst "Purchase of 1000 TV set for $400,000, to be used in underdeveloped countries where there is no electric power. "Donation of $130,000 yacht to the millionaire emperor of Ethiopia. "A grant of $12,500,000 for the study of relations between an infant monkey and Its mother. "$61,985 to establish a colony of baboons and $13,816 for another monkey colony. "$9,775 to produce a 'stereotactlc' atlas of the beagle brain. "$11,500 to study blood group genetics of the Southampton Island Eskimos. "$20,092 to study diseases of the giant snail. "$13,837 to find out what information Is contained in echos. "$20,991 to study how synthetic detergents travel in percolating water. "$8,205 to study the 'social role' of aging wild horses." Those items are the small stuff. We build superhighways in coi -itrles with few cars. In Liberia we sent millions to reduce the level of poverty but the money was used to-byild a palace for the president. And Liberia; once friendly, has joined the Afrlcian nations which denounce us. But the zenith was reached when some of the millions we sent In aid to Indonesia was used by Sukarno to buy U.S. gold after which he told us to go to hell with our aid. And that's the way it is in the Great Society where a servile Congress votes aye 'on every appropriation measure. Whether the, responsibility. , rests upon 'Congress is debtable. More'than 40;rnillion Americans voted aye last November 7. If a black cat crosses your path, It means •bad luck—depending, of course, on whether 'you are a man or a mouse. ' —Tipton Conservative &pper PCS - HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa _ Zip Code 50511 _ __ 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 REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Coplei iOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly ......fO.OO No subscription leu than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NJEWSPAPER 'ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST SUBSIDY END IN SIGHT? Humboldt Republican - It is significant that James G. Patton, for 25 years head of the National Farmers Union and one of the most militant advocates of federal farm programs, now sees an approaching end to government price supports and production controls. This is not so much an apparent change In any of Patton's basic concepts as a realization that both the national and international situations have changed. Patton's critics have disagreed with his ideas but can agree on the sincerity with which he expresses them. Patton and his organization have long demanded price supports at 100 percent of parity. In this they have differed from the large, rival American Farm Bureau, so prominent in Humboldt and most other Iowa counties. Both organizations now favor enlargement of farm cooperatives as bargaining agents in the market place. Patton sees a new era in that regard, organized under a slightly different approach than the past attempts to bolster prices by withholding commodities from the market as supported by the National Farmers Organization, Some of those ventures had side effects that caused more unfavorable reaction than their supposed benefit.. With the exception of cotton and tobacco, American farm commodities are approaching a supply and demand balance by the inclusion of foreign needs on a giveaway basis in the case of the backward areas. Our surplus stocks are the lowest in history on a population requirement ratio. Governmental purchases have a prominent roUi in that regard. While demand abroad increases, our own population grows constantly. For a few years government will remain a heavy buyer, but, as Patton said, the recently enacted four- year support program may well be the last. There has been losses among marginal farmers for whom Patton has been so vocally concerned In the past. Governmental acreage controls have made it necessary for farmers to embrace mechanization, fertilization and better management in order to produce more on fewer acres. Those operators without financial resources or credit have dropped out. This is a fact applicable to all business and not one directed just at small farmers. POWER OF COMMISSIONS Indlanola Record-Herald — Attorney General Lawrence Scaliie has ruled that the State Tax Commissiori cannot tax newcomers for Income received In another state before movlng~to Iowa. We are glad this issue has been settled because if allowed to stand it would certainly hurt the state In attracting new residents. It Is our understanding that this new regulation was laid down by the commission and IHs on this point that we feel some concern. We know that any commission has to make certain regulations for the orderly administration of Its duties, but all too often anymore, it seems to us, commissions and bureaus are operating in the legislative realm. What the tax commission attempted to do In this case, through a regulation, was collect a new tax, one that had never before been collected in Iowa. Is this not a matter for the Legislative to decide? This can be a dangerous practice If allowed to continue. It has been getting more and more prevalent on the federal level for sometime. Many rules and regulations are being enforced upon people that were never the intent of the Congress. Iowa Is spending large sums of money each year to attract new industry and with It new residents. These are badly needed to swell the potential tax base in the state. It would be unfortunate to lose valuable ground because of a ridiculous and unfair ruling by the Tax Commission. The Attorney General Is to be congratulated for putting this matter In the scrap pile. A discouraging look from his wife has saved many a man from becoming the life of the party. Madrid Register-News "DEAR, WOULDN'T IT SIMPLIFY THINGS IF WE JUST SENT $4 TO THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FOR A SUBSCRIPTION? THEY'VE GOT ALL THE NEWS, ADS FROM AREA BUSINESS PLACES AND NICE CLEAR PICTURES, TOO I" flgF 1 "^ Manilla. He had received his discharge. He was the brother of Mrs. Charles Bashara. His wife had been with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sanders at Elmore during his absence. - o - A large crowd attended the miscellaneous shower held at the Sexton hall in honor of Wilma True, who was soon .to become the bride of Chester Fitch. . - o - Among flu sufferers in the Lakota area were Helen Behrends, Edith Dundas, Irene Johnson, Robert and Conley Smith. 10 MIS from HISWWS SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS AGO IN TH6 The Treaty of Ghent was signed, December 24, 1814. Christopher Carson (Kit Carson) was born, December 24, 1809. December 25 is CHRISTMAS DAY. Washington crossed the Deleware, December 26, 1776. surprising the Hessians at Trenton. Earthquakes claimed 50,000 lives In Turkey, December 27, 1939. Japanese bombed Manila, December 27, 1941. Th Irish Fre State became the State of Eire, December 28, 1937. Congress voted Independence for the Phllliplnes, December 29, 1932. Sun Yal-scn was elected first president of China, December 30, 1911. 20YESBS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 20, 1945 Algona and Kossuth county shivered in 14 below zero weather. It was the coldest day here since Feb. 12, 1944 and the coldest December day since Dec. 22, 1933. The high for the week was 25 degrees. - o - North Iowa potato growers had, purchased $2,300 worth of seed' from Prince! JEdward island, Canada, They were said to be ; practically scab resistant. Thoreson Bros, of Swea City and six other large commercial growers from north Iowa had joined in the project. - o - Dick Keen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Keen, Algona, was tenor soloist on "Second Cup O'Coffee" on radio station WHO, Des Moines. While an Algona high student Dick worked as ticket- taker and motion picture operator for the Algona Theater, took an active part in school music activities and won a superior rating in tenor solo division of the National Music Contest his senior year. - o - Plans for a polio benefit dance were under way with the committee including Mrs. Paul Wille, Dr. M. G. Bourne, Harold Gilmore, Mrs. H. G. Hamilton of Bancroft, L. E. Linnan and Antoinette Bonstetter. Announcement was made that Kossuth county had 23 cases of infantile paralysis during the fall epidemic. - o - Maynard Henderson, star of the LuVerne basketball team, was gaining statewide notice because of his outstanding performance on the athletic court. The LuVerne athlete had been high scorer in practically every game his team had participated in. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jensen, Lone Rock, returned home from a week's wedding trip to Chicago. They were Sunday dinner guests at the Frank Fiaig's. - o - Mr, and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber and daughter Janice and Wm. Stoeber, Fenton, left for Miami, Fla., where they were spending the winter. - o - A six o'clock turkey dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Harry Seely, Whittemore, in honor of their son Bert who arrived home from the South Pacific. Present were Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bruhn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Greinert and Verdell, Mr. and Mrs. William Ostwald and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seely, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seely and Grandpa Frank Seely. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kinseth, Ottosen, attended a surprise potluck dinner at the Gale Berryhill home at Livermore. The occasion was the Berryhill' s 25th wedding anniversary, ^ Pvt. JohnCa'pesius, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Capesius, St. Joe, arrived -'home fot a<three4 day furlough. ; - o - Plum Creek Woman's Club met at the. home of Mrs. Bob Loss, with Mesdames Charles Gilbride, Joe Elbert, Sr. and Perry Phillips, assisting hostesses. 42 members were present. Mrs. Beryl Priebe gave a reading, and "White Christmas" was sung by Arlene Spilles, accompanied at the piano by Jean Loss. it'flTirr M-S^ti Frjeti Munjlejr, Ledyard, arrived home'after several years overseas service, and last* in FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 22, 1955 Fenton deer hunters had pretty good luck on the opening day of the season. Pictured were Walt Wlddel, Arnold Laabs and Delond Bolte with their -two deer, which they shot at the farm of Arnold Laabs' uncle near St. Ansgar, - o Algona high school's wrestlers went down to their third straight defeat, 29-6, at Blue Earth, Minn. Two men, Francis Bjustrom and Darrell Davis were the only Bulldog grapplers who registered wins. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Antone Waechter, Ottosen, received word their son, Pfc. Robert J.Wa'echter, had been transferred to a short distance from Tokyo, Japan. Previously, he had been about 800 miles from Tokyo. The young man entered the service in 1954 and had been overseas since February, 1955. - o Julie McDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walker McDonald, Titonka, had won the silver wings of a United Air Lines stewardess and was serving aboard mainliners flying in and out of Los Angeles. A Christmas i cantata "While Shepherds Watched";.,was prer ';t nil77l C rUULt LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Banner 5. Floated on water 9. Infrequent 10. Edible root 11. Step 12. Brightly colored bird 14. First-rate 15. Fragrant flower 16. Music note 17. Daughter- in-law of Naomi 18. Neckline shape 19. Keen 21. Famous pirate 22. Single unit 23. Badge 24. Stone Age tool 26. Bracelet 29. Postal abbreviation SO. Strong taste 31. Stamp of approval 32. Bits of food 34. Common ending 35. Glided on Ice 36. Concludes 37. Jacket 38. Singing voice 39. Oceans 40. Symbol of Great Britain DOWN 1. Uproar 2. Thread 3. Land measure 4. Goddess of earth 5. Secrete: slang 6. Thermal 7. Coming 8. Gazed listlessly 11. Turkish coin 12. Crown of head 13. Set to drive, in golf 15. Fiber 17. Dwarf 20. Put up with 21. Sovereign 23. Kettles 24. Machine parts 25. Calls up 26. Hairless 27. "South Sea Tales" author 28. Pieces out 30. Adolescent years 33. Greek portico 34. Inside 36. Teacher of Samuel 38. Mulberry M 15" sT 5?" as zo ^^ 17 54 IS 12. • 10 ZTi t\ at Zl Si 2tt For And About Teenagers J SHOULP r-j HIM MY f~7\ RFAU- JU " " ? ) \T /pi THE WEEK'S LETTER: "There is a boy I like very much. He is somewhat older than I am. I know that he likes me, because he has told my friends. However, he doesn't show it in any way. Also, there is a problem about my age He thinks I «m older than I really am. But, I don't know whether or not I should tell him my real «ge. Would he still like me if he knew my real age?" OUR REPLY: We don't like or dislike people on the basis of their age. We either like someone or we do not like them. For example, can't you think of some of your age group you like better than others, and also some adults you particularly favor. Your problem may be that the boy does know your true age and the age gap is too much. For example, a boy who is seventeen, or near eighteen, considers a girl who is fourteen "too young." This has nothing to do with whether or not he likes her. He's just wise enough to know there is too much difference in their ages. Three or four years difference in age becomes rather unimportant in the adult years. In the teens, however, it's just too much. U T9u hay* a t««oafl» ptobl»o> ypu want to di«cu», or ao ocicrraboa to male*. addi«u your Ullfr la FOB AMD ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AMD SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE- FRAN*FORT. mr. THE WIDEN YEARS 18,000 AMERICANS RETIRE TO ITALY — SHOULD YOU GO? ''There are now about 18,000 re- A tired Americans living In Italy, getting their U.S. pension and Social Security checks by regular mail. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Goodwin think they would like to join them when Mr. Goodwin retires early in 1966. "We know Italy is a fashionable place to go these days," Mr. Goodwin says. "And it makes for a fine postmark on letters back home. But our reason for wanting to go is primarily financial. "It has been pointed out to us that either Mexico or Italy can offer a retirement life that Is both charming and cheap. Italy is more to our liking. If we can move there with an income of under $400 a month and live well on it, while at the same time we bask in the Italian sunshine and enjoy some of the finest- shrines in Western civilization then It seems we would be foolish not to." For the Goodwins, and any others with a yen to join the 18,000, here are a few facts of life on which to make a decision: 1. Italians are about the most delightful people in the world to live among. They are friendly. They like people and animals. They have fun out of being helpful. They are personality people. 2. Italians have been seeing foreigners — in and out of wars — for 2,000 years. They don't regard Americans as freaks. They don't shrink from them. 3. Italy is an economical place to live — for Italians. Not for Americans who expect to maintain the normal American conveniences. A lot of nonsense has been broadcast about this. Costs in an Italian 'city, if food, housing, entertainment and conveniences are on the American scale, will pretty well balance the costs in any American city. And sometimes will be more. 4. Italy's climate ranges from cold and snow in the north to. tropical weather in the south ... about as in the U.S. It is a peninsula, with ocean water all around . . . about as in Florida. 5. A retired American couple moving to Italy might be surprised to discover that Italians aren't all country cousins who. run barber shops and fruit stands. There are strong social classes lit Italy. There are prosperity and affluence, mainly from Rome north. There are apartments, luxuries, automobiles, and plumbing fixtures Americans haven't thought of yet. An American couple moving to Italy with $350 a month* will be rich Americans to many people because there is much poverty. They will seem poor Americans to many others. 6. Most of the 18,000 Americans now living in retirement in Italy aren't Irish-Americans, or Swedish-Americans, or just plain Americans. They are Italian* Americans — Italians who came to America to work for 20 or 30 years and have now gone home to renew family ties, to revert to Italy's way of life. 7. A retired American couple, in my opinion, would not burn a single bridge in going to Italy to live. But, with bridges intact and return fare home salted away, they might go try it for six months — and see. N.w GOLDEN YEARS 38-pogt booklet now rtady, Bond SOc in coin to Dcpt. CSPS. car* ol this n*wipap«r, lo Box 1E72. Grand Central Station. Now York 17. N.Y. sented by the Lu Verne high school mixed chorus of 51 voices. Solos and duets were given by Donald Baker, Larry Henderson, Elden Reddel, Vera Hanselman, Myrna Northrop, Jean and Joan Johnson, Janice Heine and Marilyn Zentner, The chorus was under the direction of Mrs. William (Martha) Littlejohn. - o - . Three Iowa State College seniors from this area, Jack Bohn, Wesley; Jerry Johnson, Corwith; and Richard Pehrson, Swea City; received diplomas during fall quarter graduation- Bohn was remaing at Ames and was to be employed at the Atomic Energy Commission laboratory; Johnson had a job with North American Aviation in Chatsworth, Cal.; and Pehrson was to be a farm manager of Farmers Natl. Co., Sioux City. - o Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kueck, • Lone Rock, attended the silver wedding anniversary of the Alfred Schmidts at Corwith. INSURANCE 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 Scuff ham, 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 WSmSflSffSfMBfBWSI DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIS 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 Chiroi practor fiMWSfEfl DR. M. R. BALDWIN : Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30"5:OOMon.,Pri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS MISCELLANEOUS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports J. N. KENEFICK, M.P, Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 CARLSON F»ra' MANAGEMENT COMPANY »Vi N. Padg* Ph. 285-2W JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-D Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M-P. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Fhone 295-5917

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