The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 6, 1966 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 6, 1966
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4-Alflona (ta.)4lpptf &*i Mate* f|» or tdef, January «, 1966 'You can*t discriminate because of text* PRETTY GOOD PAY SCALES After scanning through the existing pay Scales of state employees and officials, which went into effect after last July 1, as printed in the Des Moines papers a few days ago, it would seem that the oft-repeated remark "poor teachers" is a little out of date insofar as the three tax-supported educational institutions of higher learning are concerned In Iowa. Actually, we were somewhat amazed to find out just how good some of the folks that we know personally are doing. We don't begrudge them a single penny, but we know that we'll never again be lured into the expression "poor teachers." And the pension in the distance isn't even included! THE COLLEGE BOOM Iowa appears to be on the verge of a big boom in new college construction. Pension started the ball rolling among the independents by proposing, and then building a college of its own which is now operating. Many said it couldn't be done, but it was, although that is not to say that there will be no rough road ahead. Since then, in the last few weeks, two other areas have come up with similar ideas. Establish your own college! In today's world it seems that just about every young man and woman is destined to have at least a brushing acquaintance with some college or university, and the Federal government is helping things along in quite a substantial manner. While it used to be that the ambitious young person was either financed from home, or worked his or her own way through entirely or partially, the College Work-Study program of the Federal government, and the Higher Education Act of 1965, have changed things considerably - or could for those wishing to take advantage of the Act. Uncle Sam has a generous loan program, where a student from a family with an adjusted income of less than $15,000 a year can borrow $1,000 a year at no interest, to be paid back gradually after the student ceases his course of study, with 3 percent interest beginning at that time. If the family has an adjusted income of over $15,000 the money can still be borrowed but the interest of 6 percent starts at once, to be paid back after the study ceases. And there are other loan angles, one being the National Defense Student Loan. Anyone wanting to go to college certainly can find some avenue of financial support to make it possible, and "the'way new col- |leges are being, proposed, ihere should be a considerable choice of institutions available in the coming years. HIE. CaD Jjtreet-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 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 AFFILIATE MF.MBEti 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 Copies . 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly 86.00 No subscription Jess than. 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST WHAT TOURISTS MEAN A representative of one of the big Dei Maine* banks recently spoke at Rock Rapids before the focal industrial development commission and said that 20 to 30 tourists stopping off in a city are the equivalent of an industry employing 100 persons. His point was that tourism is good business, if the tourists will only stop where you are. For some time we have suggested that the present city dump, which is going to have to be relocated one of these days anyway, could be converted with a little time and thought, and not too much money, into an ideal spot for tourists who are camping out or traveling in campers, but have to find a place to park overnight. Even the Federal government with its desire to "beautiful" might help. It isn't all charity, either. Near the intersection of two major U.S. highways, and on the banks of a flowing stream, only three minutes from the business area, this spot could become a mecca for travelers of the type mentioned. They use food, gasoline, car servicing, general supplies and entertainment enroute, to mention only a few. And every national road map and camper's guide would wind up with a summary of the location in future editions, of no small publicity value in itself. We have developed a fine airport for those why fly, but the folks using the highways will probably be in a majority for a good many years to come. They'll either drive on by, or perhaps stop if there is a reason for it. Let's think about givTng them a reason. WHICH WAY WAS IT? Lyon County Reporter — The New York World's fair lost $24 millions, according to a recent statement from that city. The Iowa State Fair either made something over $50,000, or it lost $100,000 if you take the word of State Auditor Lome Worthington. It all goes down to how you keep books. We think it is rather ridiculous that the same set of figures can be interpreted so far apart—but it seem* that they can be. Obviously fairs are not big money makers. Those who have worked so long, and with such dedication to make the Lyon county fair a success, will agree on this. We happen to think that fairs are good for the nation, the state, and the county—and we wouldn't object if they lose money—if this money can be made up in some manner. But lefs get together on our bookkeeping. Certainly we houldI no;j3fl,abia,lo»rooke a losing proposition took" like).it is'making money. Lefs lay facts on the line and go 1 from there to build better fairs—and hope that they can be made self-supporting. JUVENILE COURT LENIENCY Storm Lake Register — Notice in the Des Moines papers that a 14-year-old youth has been convicted of murdering a beer drinking companion and wounding a nearby spectator, a man of 33. For this crime, the kid has been sent to the Iowa industrial school at Eldora to remain until he is 21. "Unless," the newspaper says, "the board of control decides on an earlier release date." Holy cow, what a travesty in justice. Here is a teen-aged boy who murdered a companion and wounded a bystander. And his penalty is seven years at Eldora. Unless he is paroled before that time. Contrast this with the sentence pronounced by our own Judge Fred Hudson of Pocahontas. Hudson sent a lad of 15 to state prison at Anamosa for 50 years with no hope of parole. It was a penalty for a brutal attack upon a 19-year-old girl and committing a criminal assault upon the helpless victim. To be sure it was the second offense. But in our belief this stiff sentence was justified. As we observed at the time, the courts in Polk county should stop coddling criminals as was done when three boys "ganged" a girl at the entrance to a school affair. Respect for the law is important in the handling of juvenile cases. Polk county judges might study the reasons given by Judge Fred Hudson when he pronounced sentence on the punk from Humboldt. For And About Teenagers) THE WEEK'S LETTER: "My problem is not about girls, it's my Mom and Pad. Mom, every time I send a letter to my girlfriend, has to read it before I 8end it. I usually go to my best friend's house to mail them. Pad, whenever I want the car, always /makes excuses that he is going to use U. Whenever I go to a jpep rflly, to the show, or to my .girlfriend's house, he takes me there and brings roe home real early. This causes girls to not JJJto me and every time I have 4 girl over to our house, Mom and Pad stay in the room with us. None of the girls will go on a date with me. What should I do?" OUR REPLY; Consider yourself lucky that you have parents who- are genuinely interested in your welfare. You ire also lucky that they do allow you to go places, to go to see girlfriends and to have them visit in your home. Look around you and you will see some of your friends who are not quite so fortunate. True, you will also see some of your friends who appear "free as the wind." Their parents let them go where they please, when they please, with only a casual inquiry as to where they go, whom they go with and what time they go home. Your parents care, and will probably treat you as a near- adult when you .begin to act like one. And, don't write anything in a letter you wouldn't want vour parents to read. (I Tew batt 9 I»»O«9» piobltm ypu w«n» to dfievM, w w ebftnroUon le mok*. additu your Uttft to FOB AND ABOUT TEENAC&B8. COMMUNITY AND smUMwT PRESS «»V1CE. FRAN*row, IT. BUNNIES WANTED 20YE&S AGO IN THfi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 8, 1946 - o - Algona high school took a healthy hold on second place in the North Central basketball conference when they defeated Clear Lake 28-26. For the first three quarters, a new starting lineup for Algona, coupled with a tight man-for-man defense, kept the locals in the lead, and held down Garth, high scoring Clear Lake center. Coach Gene Hertz had shifted his squad around a bit for the opening lineup. Howie Stephenson, who had been number one substitute, started as a forward in Carney's place and in his first full-time game gave a good account of himself. - o - Kossuth county gained over 300 population in 1945 on the basis of births as against deaths. Compiled figures showed that there were 297 boys and 260 girls born in 1945, as against 171 reported deaths of county residents. - o - The first 1946 baby to arrive in Kossuth was a boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Behrends of Lone Rock, born at the Kossuth hospital. At the General hospital, the first new arrival was also a boy, born to Mrs. Russell Horton of Corwith. Junior Giddings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Giddings, LuVerne, slipped on the ice on his way to school and received a broken arm and bruises. Junior just recently had a cast removed from his leg and was just able to walk without using a cane. He was in the 7th grade in the public school. - o Hero of this story is Howard Lunbury of Plum Creek, who proved to be the first wolf hunter in four years in Kossuth county. He had found a lamb killed and evidence pointed to the work of a wolf, so he placed a trap at the lamb's carcass. A few days later he was rewarded by finding a large prairie wolf in the trap. The animal was large as a good- sized police dog, and was still alive. Lunbury killed the wolf and brought the pelt in for his $10 bounty. - o The year 1946 came in with a roar, and the mercury took a plunge to 18 below zero Jan. 1, The high for the week was 41 degrees, A half inch of rain made driving hazardous, but no serious or fatal accidents had been reported as a result, - o While Fred Seylar of Swea City was at dinner, his harness shop was burglarized to the ex; tent of $24 in cash, Glass in the back door had been broken and the lock unfastened from outside. from HMORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The first Soviet ambassador arrived in the United States, January 1, 1934. The first bolloon flight across the English channel WM made by Blaachard and Jeffries, January 7, 1785. Mississippi was the first state to ratify the Prohibition amendment, January 8, 1918. Francois Blanchard made the first balloon flight in the United States, from Germantown, Pa., to Woodbury, NJ., January 9, 1793. The Lend-Lease bill was introduced in Congress, January 10, 1941. Americans invaded Luzon in the Philippines, January 19, 1945. An epedimic'of Chloera swept Europe, January 11, 1892. Amelia Earhart flew alone from Hawaii to California, first woman to make the flight, January 12, 1935. Osa Johnson was killed in airliner crash, January 12, 1937. Congress decreed the flag should have 15 stripes and 15 stars, January 13, 1794. The war Production Board was established January 13, 1942. Mrs. Joe Bradley, Algona, entertained a group of neighborhood children at a Christmas party for her son Joseph and daughter Mary. Present were Lynne and Dirk Hansen, Marijane Williams, Marion Miller, Janet Cogley, Denny Jergenson, Mary Jean Hood, Mary Ann Bradley and David and Robbie Hutchins. - o - New Years day guests at the George Pettit home at Lone Rock were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Howe of Emmetsburg, the Glen Householders and the Hildreth Pettits of Fenton. - o - Howard Nitz arrived at his home in Ledyard after having served three years overseas. It was his first time at home since he went into the army. He was a staff sergeant and received his discharge and was home to stay. - o - Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ley, Lakota, were host to a few friends at their home at a pre-Christmas party and Santa Claus visited the children there, David Ley, Joe Schissel and Sue Schissel. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mussman, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Warburton, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Schissel and Ubbe Dreesman and Mrs, Albert Smith, Ft. Dodge. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sprong and family, and Wm. Bell, Marvin and Wilma of West Bend, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pijahn, Lotts Creek, on New Year's afternoon. - o Charles Paxson, Algona, recently released from the army, became assistant to W. J, Becker in the U. S. Employment Service office. 10 YEARS AGO IN THS FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 3, 1956 » o • Mr, and Mrs, Marvin Wallburg 'of Algona were the parents of the first baby born in this area in 1956 - a boy named James Lee. The ninth set of identical twins for 1955 also arrived at St. Ann just as 1955 was drawing to a close. Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thilges of Algona. - o - Two juveniles from Winnebago county had admitted robbing the farm house of Orville Ruby, Lakota. The youths had stolen a battery, two wrist watches, a camera and some bracelets. Both boys were turned over to juvenile authorities in Winnebago county and released to their parents. - o - Everett Garbett knocked the pins for a loop to the tune of a 247 single line count to take top honors at Hawkeye Lanes, Algona. Frances Gingrich was the top lady kegler with a 176 count. Myrna Diekman was the top gal at Barry's with a 202 count. - o- Esther Hildman, 6-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hildman, Wesley, fell at her home and suffered a deep cut in the back of her head that required three stitches at Dr. Warner's office, - o - The Seneca Homemakers enjoyed their Christmas get- together at the home of Mrs, Lyle England with Mrs. Elmer Hanisch and Mrs. Claude Johnson as co-hostesses. During the business meeting the group voted to hold an excursion sometime in the near future and also to make some colored aluminum trays, - o - Becky Truesdell, Violet Jaren and Gerald Welhousen, all of Titonka, had their tonsils out at the Britt hospital. - o - Mr. and Mrs. E. I, Hammond, Swea City, believed they were attending a routine family dinner on Christmas eve at the home of their niece and husband, Mr, and Mrs. Mervin Kelley, instead they found themselves guests of honor at a surprise observance of their 35th wedding anniversary, Hosts and hostesses were the Kelleys, and the Hammond's daughter and husband, Mr, and Mrs, Robert Sanborn of Kensington, Minn. - o Mr. and Mrs, Richard Thees* field and family and Mr, and Mrs, Emil Bierstedt, Fenton, were Christmas guests in the Dora Faulstich home in Whitte* more. Other guests were Mr, and Mrs. Victor Faulstich and family of Emmetsburg, Mr. and CROWROPBE LASt WEEKS ACROSS 1. Dutch name for Meuws River 8. Resort 8. Mope Crews 9. flrma 12. Gentle breeze 13. Exchange 14. Grape 15. Bumping and marking, as metal 16. Postponed 18. Dodecanese island 19. Man's nickname 20. Boys in blue 21. Daub 24. Wary 25. Made on a loom 28. Sanskrit school 27. Harem room 28. Talebearers 32. Secondhand bargains 34. Betel 35. Propels 36. Koran chapter 37. Hair net 38. Lined with pelt 39. Compass point *0. Mlmicka DOWN 1. Purple 2. Of the ear 3. Constellation 4. Continent: abbr. 6. Booth 6. Saucy 7. Newspaper item 8. Praise 10. French painter 11. Merchant ship: poet. 13 Flower visitors 15. Coloref 17. Wings 20. Lampreys 21. Sabers 22. New 23. Sub- ter- fuge 24. Defeat 26. Foot- digits 28. Common kite: Eur. 29. Harden 30. Feline sounds aaaa isane 33333 9033 E3HHH 31. Remain 33. English river 36. Eat 38-MuBlc note 12. Zl 35 VI 21 19 11 19 IS it 15 Zb 24 36 40 to 10 31 Mrs. Duane Wallukalt and family of Humboldt, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Gilmore and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Faulstich of Whittemore. - o An armed robbery attempt at the Burt hotel netted two young holdup men even though they tried to force open the cash drawer in the counter. A 15- year old boy, Gerald Fish, who had been operating the hotel for his grandfather, was pushed around, struck in the face, kicked and threatened, although he tried to explain that the drawer would not open. As the men prepared to leave they pulled the phone cord and ordered the boy to walk down Hurt's main street and to "keep walking." Officials were notified but the holdup men were not apprehended. - o Lt. Gordon Heinkel, Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Tex., spent the Christmas holiday in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heinkel, and family, LuVerne. . o - ^ Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings, Sexton, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house. " - o Christmas dinner guests in the Martin Becker home; Algona, included theTheesSchnakenberg, George Becker, Frank Becker, Harold Becker and Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr. families. Also Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schnakenberg, LuVerne, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hain, Algona. -o- Christmas day dinner guests at the Ben Lampe home in Portland twp., were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Steven and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lampe and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lampe [Jrofgslonaf " ! 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 MEREST 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. Lol» 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 OPTOMETRIST 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 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 -12:00 Sat, A.M. r+wnr*M*w*** MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY Utt N. MELVIN G, BOURNE, M,D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 29^2345 Residence Phone 295-827^ , J. N, KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W State Street : Office Phone 295-2853 u Residence Phone 295-361J: ....... — -^wiwwsea^iw^fw JOHN M. SCHUSTER, Rf.D, Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M-P. Physicians & Surgeons » 'No .DodierAK, , Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2 1 J5-,5917

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