The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1965 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 29, 1965
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4—Algeria (laj Upper Dei Molnei Wtdnetdey, D«e. 29, 1965 MAJOR 1966 PROBLEM As we approach 1966, it is quite evident that any other problem of the moment that we may have is insignificant beside the question of where we are going in Viet Nam. Estimates have been made that if we continue on our present course we may have a half million men committed to that small segment of S.E. Asia by the end of the year. It is a problem that deserves public discussion and public debate, and a thorough study by the incoming Congress. And it is so vital a question that no one man or one small group of men should be making the final decisions as to our future course of action. John Knight, publisher of several major daily newspapers in this country, a respected publisher and writer and no political-minded hack, recently had some interesting comments, as follows: "In the beginning of our Viet Nam adventure, President Eisenhower declared that we had offered 'to assist the government of (South) Viet Nam in developing and maintaining a strong, viable state.' "As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has stated, we spent 10 years and billions of dollars assisting a succession of un-democratic governments which never won the confidence of their own people. And today a largo number of the Viet Cong are South Vietnamese, not North Vietnamese. "Secretary of State Rusk continues to speak of our commitment to South Viet Nam, inferring that any hesitation to escalate the war would be a repudiation of our sacred word. The facts are, however, that we have never given any commitment to take over the war as our own, nor have we any moral obligation so to do. Yet the contrary view Is being generally accepted. "It is the haziness of true American purpose which confuses the American people." So spoke Mr. Knight. The year 1966 will be one in which we find a negotiated solution to our existing involvement in Viet Nam, or actually do find ourselves with a half million men in a small war, and possibly a major war, in Southeast Asia. Nonchalance Is the ability to look like an owl when you have acted like a jackass. —The Dunlap Reporter -, Some modern girls show a lot of style, 'and some modern styles show a lot of girl. —Clarinda Herald-Journal Etc.: An abbreviation used to make people think you know more than you really do. —Onawa Sentinel JBe* 111B. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 60511 ._ 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 NATIONAL EDITORIAL AslTbc : 6 TI 5 N AFFUIAlf MfMBflH 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 W-00 Single Copies *« SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance. Semi weekly 16.00 No cubccription less than. A month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 'ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST QUITE AN IDEA Along ihe route of the new 1-35 highway in north central Iowa, land owners are venting their dislike of the now accepted route by refusing access on their land to survey crews from the highway department. The route that was finally accepted may please Mason City, but not a segment of population which will have its land cut up into triangles by the pending route. With that thought in mind, it is interesting to note that in Chicago they are planning construction of 22 miles of new expressways and have worked out a unique method of acquiring the right-of-way. They intend to build the new expressways over existing railroad tracks, elevated at least 23 feet above the tracks. This brings up the interesting point that out in the more wide open areas, many railroad roadbeds have boen abandoned. Perhaps some of them could be used as routing of new highways. Just as Chicago will make use of established rights-of-way so that destruction of business, industrial and residential property will not be necesary, so perhaps could the decimating of at least some town and rural property be eliminated if existing railroad roadbeds could be used. They usually run on pretty straight lines, too, a tribute to the early-day railroad engineering departments. The idea is not applicable, of course, everywhere, but there are some segments of ab- andond railroads that just might be useable. WELL FINANCED START Grundy Center Register — At a $50 a plate GOP dinner held in Des Moines the past week a fund of $100,000 was raised to finance the campaign of Jack Miller, who will be a candidate for re-election next year as U. S. Senator. Under an election campaign law, it is not permitted for any candidate for public office to spend more than his annual salary during his campaign. That law has been ignored at every election for state or national office. There are ways of sidestepping and there has been very little public concern on the amount of money any candidate may spend to be elected. There will be additional money forthcoming to be spent on the Miller campaign. The total may be double the amount raised at the Miller dinner. Raising such a huge sum for the election of %?SP dl< fa*° ^MK°H ra « e •ojj^flpod'" men-whjO might wish .)o^ try for public office, but do not have the kind of money" that Is being provided for the Jack Miller campaign. ALL OUT OR PULL OUT! Ortonville (Minn.) Independent — This country is now at the crossroads as far as the war in Viet Nam is concerned. Either we pull-out and lose face or we go all-out and perhaps stand to lose more than our face. Again, America seems to be standing alone in the fight against communism. Britian is reportedly selling munitions and war materials through the back-door to our enemies, just as they sold wheat and busses to Castro's Cuba at the height of our trouble there. France is definitely unconcerned, although we took them off the hook in their struggle in the Far East. One wonders, whither are we going? Can we succeed against Red China's millions of cannon fodder? Can we continue to open our doors to all of the refugees the world over who seek an escape from communism? What is behind the movement, at government expense, of this exodus from Cuba of all these Cubans? Castro has a plan, we surmise, and perhaps that is to overload us with burdens which is already being felt in Florida — the care and keep of the multitude of refugees. Why ship them to the U. S.? It is time for America to be of one mind, either back up our government 100 per cent in its struggles or get out. A great man once observed that every man is a volume. He might have added that, whether in paper or leather jacket, it is what is inside that counts. —Decorah Public Opinion To err is human; to admit it is too much to expect. —The Manchester Press For And About Teenagers] THE OMUV ( WAV I CAN 'v "TAUHC" TO HER IS BY' WRITING NOTES WEEK'S LCTTER: "I am sixteen and am very bashful. What can I d o about it? I like a girl who is about my age But when I see her in school, I freeze up and can't talk. One day we were walking down the hall at the same time. I said "hi", to her, but was unable to say anything else all the way down the hall. The only way I can "talk" lo her is by writing notes. We did this all last year. How can I learn to talk to her and not be so self-conscious? Please help me." OUR REPLY: The only way you can learn to "talk" to a girl is by talking. Relax She isn't going to do anything except talk back lo you — unless she. too. is bashful. And, this may well be the case. Certainly you can find a subject to talk about — how the school is faring in sports, whatever may be making news locally or on the national scene, even the weather. If you know of some common interest .vou both have, a hobby or some school activity, you have a topic for conversation. Don't worry about what you are going to say. Relax, be yourself, and >ou'll have no problem Forburger of Wesley. Mr. Erpelding had recently been discharged from the service. {from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK} I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I The first U.S. postage stamp was used, December 31, 1847. January 1 is New Year's Day. The United Nations Declaration was signed, January 1, 1042. Born on January 1 were Paul Revere (1735) and Betsy Ross, (1752). The United States announced an open door policy for China, January 2, 1900. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek became head of all Allied forces in Chinese theatre of war, January 3, 1942. The first chain radio broadcast was transmitted between WEAF, New York, and WNAC, Boston, January 4, 1923. The last spike was driven in the Great Northern Railroad, January 5, 1893. President F. D. Roosevelt enunciated the Four Freedoms, January 6, 1941. 20 YESES AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 27, 1945 - o First Lt. Robert Stebritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ste- britz, Algona, had been named commanding officer of the U. S. army air field at Accra on the ' African Gold Coast. Lt. Ste- britz was 21 years old and had been in the army three years. - o - - " HiTs. "'Frank Schumacher, Whittemore, had the thisfort'une to fall down the stairs at'her home and received painful bruises on her arms and legs. To top it all off, she had an attack of the flue and was confined to her bed prior to Christmas. - o - It was a rugged Christmas) Snow of nearly four inches was added on to Christmas day by another fourinches , to bring 8.0 ins. of snow in 5 days. Trains and buses were all running late. Seven state highway plows and crews battled state highways during the continual snow. North and south roads were in the worst shape and many county roads were blocked. High for the week was 26 and the low one below zero. - o - Swea City's basketball team handed Algona high school a surprise by knocking off the favorites 27-26 in an overtime game. The visitors were worthy successors to some of the Swea City teams of the past - they were never out of the ball game and Algona's possible overconfidence, coupled with poor shooting, spelled disaster to the Bulldogs. - o - Algona set a new record in long distance telephone traffic Christmas Day. With 12 girls ou the job, all the force that could be mustered, a total of 1,300 calls went through the local switchboard, This surpassed the previous high record of 1,100 in a single day. • - o - Betty Wallukait, Algona, was hostess to several friends at a 6:30 dinner, Guests included Ardys Wallburg, Barbara Hovey, Dorothy Miller, Lorna Runge, Barbara Scobee and Marjorie Mitchell. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Downey, Algona, were snowbound at Buffalo Center where they had gone to spend Christmas with Mrs. Downey's parents. - o - Howard Sarchet arrived in the Four Corners area from Camp Hood, Texas. He was to report back Jan. 6. Before coming home he had been in the hospital a week with a tooth infection. Lucille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Genrich, Lone Rock, left from Ames to spend the holidays at the home of her brother Maynard and family at College Staion, Tex. Miss Genrich was a senior at Iowa State College, Ames. - o - Bernard Frankl arrived from Washington D. C. to spend the holiday season and planned to remain until after the first of the year. The Bernard Frankls were Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Frankl, Irvington. - o - Recently discharge service men from the Swea City area included Richard Schroeder, Harry Larson, Ward Lane and Allan Looft. James E. .Yaux landed in; !}>)' "XV. Ml 8 *•;?•• year's service in India. Arthur Cassem, a Pacific veteran, hoped to .[spend Christmas with his father, John Cassem, if transportation was available. - o Smoke Shop sales of the Algona Upper Des Moines totaled 250, a sellout of all available copies. Because of the continuance of the newsprint shortage in 1946, local papers were running as close as possible to the number of copies actually subscribed for, and customers were advised accordingly. - o - Five farm sales were listed in the paper and included the R. F. Elvidge and Col. Luther Fairbanks sales at Burt, D. N. Gerber, Mrs. Mary Lentsch, Fred Henken and Lewis Wildin, - o - A nine-pound baby girl was born to Mr, and Mrs. Al Erpelding, Algona. This was the first child for the parents. Mrs. Erpelding was the former Vera AGO IN THI "Up/Ml &t1fofaL FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 29, 1955 - o - Betty Detrick, Ruth Fox, Jeanette McCarthy and Barbara Barton were the four senior candidates for Queen of the "Winter Wonderland" dance to be held at St. Cecelia's Academy, Three underclass attendants were Lavonne Winkel, Jean Hall and Jane Nelson. - o - J. W. (Bill) Haggard, for 63 years connected with the newspaper business in Algona, including 50 years as co-owner of the Algona Republican, the Upper Des Moines - Republican and the Algona Upper Des Moines, died Christmas Eve at the age of 85 at his home here after a lengthy illness. - o - Norma Jean Reding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reding, of Ottosen and James Bierstedt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bierstedt of Whittemore, were awarded the Kossuth County outstanding 4-H four square club membership award for 1955. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ruse, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch, Korene and Judy, Mr. and Mrs. George Hlx and Mr. and Mrs. Timer Harms and family, all of Portland twp., spent Christmas Day at the Arthur Hix home at Sexton. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reding, St. Joe, attended wedding and reception of Phelva Berge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berge and James Smith, in Bode. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Antone Waechter and family, Ottosen, were present at a family dinner at the Henry Dahlhauser home at West Bend Christmas Day. - o - Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Teiman iof Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Art Tietz of Lakota and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tieman of Burt were Christmas guests in the Frank Dreyer home at Lone Rock. - o- A collection of early-day coins had been unearthed in the Lu- Verne vicinity by a member of a crew employed to lengthen the M. & St. L. bridge west of LuVerne. Throwing aside dirt, he noticed shiny objects at the bottom of a hole about 3 feet deep. There, were 19 Indian head pennies, corroded, but the earliest dates were 1862, a 2-cent piece dated 1869 and others dated in the years between, - o - Don Smith, Sr. and Leo Aulich grabbed the spotlight at Hawkeye Lanes, Algona, Smith's 230 total was the top single line and Aulich turned in a triplicate, CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,« ACROSS 1, Chide 6. Parts in plays 11. Platforms 12. Turn inside out 13. Amid 14. Hot and cold porridge partner 15. Part of "to be" 16. Short poem 17. Pronoun 18. Jolts 19. Nunnery 22. Escape: el. 25. Variety of willow 26. Fragrant resin 28. Seine 29. Unfold 31. Egyptian goddess 32. Music note 33. Chest 36. Parson bird 38. OUc 39. About 41.DUh 12. Musical instrument 43. City: Mass. 44. Tiny: colloq. DOWN J. Watering place 2. Lethargic 3. Smell 4. Boundary . B. Pistol 6. News gatherers 7. Baking chambers 8. Thin 0. Scottish- Gaelic 10. Proof word 16. Polish river 17. Sacred picture J8. City: Palestine HJZJ aaaaa 20. Insect egg 21. Norse god 22. Bulgarian gold coin 23. U.S. citizen 24. Eight furlongs 27. Music note 30. Water sprite 36. 31. Angry 37. 33. Bugle call 39. 34. Hawaiian dance 40. aiaaaa aauaaa maaaa aaHH aasa 35. Verbal Weary Impel Sleeping place Some n 4t 4* to 11 It W 12. 4T I* THE GOLDEN WIDOW PUfS $100 A MONTH INTO A NEW LEASE ON LIFE C he was 69, and a widow. Her, some of these to other woman ° children were married and far' — 1J " "" •way. Old friends were passing from the scene. Her health was failing, and as she tried to cope with her loneliness and the old home her husband had left her she was largely unnoticed. In a period of five months this widow has made over her life, apparently regained her health, and is now virtually a queen who Is referred to as "Miss Bless-You." She did it by spending a little of her money. Miss Bless-You, whose actual name is Mrs. W. R. Blessing, changed her life without planning to. Her existence had finally become so miserable that, in complete resignation, she sold her house and moved into a small retirement home where she could be taken care of. She made a $7,500 down-payment to the home under a plan which required her to pay a further $94 a month for life care. Lifetime income left to her by her husband was sufficient for that. Money from the sale of her house and from her husband's savings took care of the $7,500 down-payment and there was $18,000 left. Mrs. Blessing, once she was settled in the home, started giving the $18,000 away to the 51 other residents at the rate of $100 a month. This is how a friend describes the development: "She came into the home with all of her small personal possessions — jewelry, handkerchiefs, scarves, etc. She began passing residents as gifts. "The reaction of the women, most of whom had virtually nothing, was surprising to Mrs. Blessing. And very gratifying. She continued giving, and as her personal items diminished she began ordering small gifts from the stores Out of all this Mrs. Blessing got the idea of establishing a monthly "Gift Day" at the home. She set it for the 12th day of each month, which was the date of the month her husband died, She decided to buy $100 worth of gifts for each "Gift Day." She figured that to continue this for five years would cost her a third of her savings, or $6,000, and In the process she would have given out more than 3,000 gifts tf she lived that long. "She worked out an unusual plan," the friend continues. "Each month she would give 45 residents a $1 gift, then would choose six gifts with the remaining $55 for special cases in the home. She made arrangements with a department store to send a clerk to her room once a month with gift suggestions . . .".: ••:''.,. Miss Bless-You made her first distribution of "Gift Day" presents from her bed in her room. She made the second by riding down the halls in her wheel chair. She made the third by walking from room to room. She has 51 people praying for her health. : V New GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag. booklil now ready. Send 50e in coin lo Djpt. CSPS. can of Ihii n*wipap«, lo Bait 1672, Grand Ctntral Station. New York 17, N.Y. three lines of 158. Mel Rieken was the top kegler at Barry's with a 227 line. - o The sale of the Hovey Implement Co. by Lionel Hovey to Gilbert and Dick Buscher was announced. Mr. Hovey had been associated in the implement business for 18 years. Gilbert Buscher was operating the business alone, pending the forthcoming discharge of his brother from the armed forces. - o E. M. Huber, Algona, fell on the ice in his yard and broke a bone in the ankle and one below the knee. He was taken to a Ft. Dodge hospital for, 10 days. He had a pin in the ankle bone and would be in a cast for 10 weeks. - o Four Wesley youths had enlisted in the army - Paul Haverly, Dean Ricke, Jim Mullin and Merlin Studer. - o Mr. and Mrs. Harold Trauger, sons, David, Dean and Daryl, LuVerne, were guests to a Trauger Christmas dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trauger and family near Corwith. professional l! INSURANCE INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa A, J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State . 295-5529 ALGONAINSURANCE 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 EMB DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIST DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State • Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons^ s 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 WSmSMBMSMRM! _. DR. M. R. BALDWIN ;? Office Phone Home Phope 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:OOMon.-Fri. •'" 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County CoUectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON F»rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVa N. Ded9» Ph. 285-2891 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295«2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon . 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 '; Residence Phone 295-26H JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-D, Residence Phone 295:2335 DEAN F. KOQB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 •

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