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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 13, 1966
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4-Algona (Id.) Upper Des Moiftfi Thwrsdoy, January 13, 1966 VIET NAM PESSIMISM With Congres now 'in session, and during an interlude in which numerous aiembers of both the Senate c'~d House hove had a chonce to acquire f: r s> hand information recording Viet Nam, the future course of action that the United States will to^e ;n Southeast Asia is about to be deter-r^red. Up until this t ; Te it has been en undeclared war, in which' we hove found ourselves like a man in quicksand, drawn into greater depths without intending to have it that way. Some of the views expressed by members of Congress in recent days indicates that not everyone is favoring or advocating an all-out war in Asia. With a chance for study, and time to think, some of the more influential members of that body have come up with some interesting observations. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (Dem. Mont.: headed a group of senators that included Democrats Edmund Muskie of Maine, Daniel K. !nouye of Hawaii, and Republicans George D. Aiken of Vermont and J. Caleb Boggs of Delaware on o 35-day mission to Viet Nam. It was no quickie' trip. Senator Mansfield, speaking for the group in o pessismistic tcne, says that the fighting will escalate toward "general war on the Asian mainland if peace talks fail," and he indicated that chances for o negotiated settlement are pretty slim. Other observat s~ns by the senate group! Depsite massive U.S. troop buildup of the past seven months, the situation in South Viet Nam stands much, cs it did a year ago. What was controlled by the Viet Cong then is sfill controlled by the Viet Cong. While there are troops infiltrated from North Viet Ncm, and a heavy supply of weapons from there, the fact remains that most of the Viet Cong are South Vietnamese who have been fighting the series of Saigon governments .for a long tim* os a "Liberation Front." In other words, the United States is caught in the middle of o civil war between two factions of South Vietnamese, with North Viet Nam backing one side, and the United States backing the other. Senator Stephen M. Young (Dem. -Ohio) has gone o little farther in forming an opinion in the matter. He says that the United States should get out a Viet Nam war which "is raising grave doubts throughout Asia and elsewhere in the world as to the wisdom of our policy." He added: "Can anyone claim that we would lose face and our prestige in Asia would be damaged were we to withdraw from this conflict? A great nation like ours cannot lose face by withdrawing from a miserable war. We have lost face by fooling around with it." There is an old saying that it is wise to look before you leap. Perhaps there is still time to look before we leap any further, and before we adopt a permanent policy that we are a policeman for the whole world. Upper ea HIE. C*0 Street-Ph. 295-3535- Algona, Iowa Zip Code 30911 __ 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 19V PRESS V C [J flssocifliionj D u NATIONAL 'EDITORIAL 6 TI § N . AFFILIATE MEMBER 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 S4.00 8ln«te Copies _ Me SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On« V«*r. In advance, Semi weekly <8.00 No tubwript^on leu than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST GOVERNOR HUGHES DECIDES Announcement this week by Gove'-o' Harold Hughes that he will seek ree'ecticr as head of >f->e state, ro'hor than run 'o' "••? U.S. senate, is o dec'sio^ tHof B H-ojonty o* bis supporters welcome. During his state adTv\ : s''ai<or, rr.o-y -e« ideas have been developed o^d pu* <"!o stale low. bu' not a'l Hove had t-.rre *o be tested end iried. a^d to r-ave buas eliminated that might develop TO ^ave the Governor change posiiions, assuming he were e'ec'ed to the Senate, rvgr' be acod ?or the Senate but no) necessarily <or the state. Abcu* 're oily reaction from the other side of the ^ence thus *ar has been a statement from the Republican chairman ol'eaing that the Governor is afraid to run against incumbent Senator Jack Miller, wh ; ch is a little farfetched. Who! the Republican chairman really rr-eant was thai he wished the Governor had chosen fhe Senate race, which would aive the several present Republican candidates for governor a better chance next foil. Governor Hughes has been a governor with impact and drive. Some of it was bound to make enemies along the way. But the state has become well aware that iheir Governor is o man with strong ideas, not afraid fo express them, and with a talent for leadership and vision. Governor Hughes has done o better job of giving Iowa a modern image on the national scene then any other governor in recent years. RED MAN SAYS 'NO'! Chicago Daily News — The Indians of the Red Cliff Reservation in Wisconsin have turned their backs on the Great Society. To be more precise, they'd rather develop and run their own Great Society without advice from Washington in the person of two VISTA (Volunteers in Service fo America) workers. The American Indian has been portrayed in song and fable as an independent type — noble and proud — and the action of the Red Cliff red men is true to this vision. It is also true, we suspect to the spirit of a lot of other Americans, on and off the reservation, who just don't like outsiders meddling in their lives. The Wisconsin Indians may miss out on some of the inexhaustible wampum that flows nowadays from the Great White Father in Washington. It may also simply be that they don't give a whoop, and wouldn't take the country back even if it were offered. WANT TO TRADE? Humboldt Republican — This strike-induced shutdown of o vital small arms powder plant in East Alton, III., illustrates the gross injustice that occurs v/hen a nation goes to war without a formal declaration. In Viet Nam, draftees are being compelled to fight and die at arbitrarily fixed low wages while people at home are free to pursue their pleasures and privileges in a atmosphere of "business as usual." In East Alton, the strikers shut down a defense plant-that supplies much of the powder needed for the small arms used in Viet Nam. A nation that prides itself on the equal treatment supposedly conferred by the constitution's 14th Amendment is mocked by a situation wherein some of its citizens are selected to fight an undeclared enemy in some remote jungle while the vast majority basks in unprecedented home front luxury. The basic difficulty is that congress has given up its constitutional war powers. It has instituted a peacetime draft while making war or peace a matter of executive discretion. The result is that men are being drafted for combat duty in far places without a congressional declaration of emergency and without a full mobilization of national resources in the honorable intent of achieving victory in the shortest possible time. Such unfair discrimination makes it possible for the workers at East Alton to shut down the plant that produces most of the small arms powder used in Viet Nam. They aren't satisfied with the latest company offer of more than $3.00 an hour. How many of the American draftees who are being shot at in Viet Nam would settle for $120 a week and every night at home with the wife, kids and television? For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a serious problem. I am fourteen, almost fifteen. All my friends can date, but I am not • allowed to do so. There is one boy who asked me to go riding with him some Sunday afternoon. I haven't asked my mother yet. How can I go about it? Just because my sisters had to wait lintil they were sixteen, she thinks I have to do the same. Times have 'changed. What can J do? Sometimes I feel like crawl- ing in a hole until I am sixteen." OUR REPLY: If you crawl into a hole and stay there until you are sixteen, you will miss out on a lot of fun and you will be that much behind in the completely , necessary business of "growing up". Rare indeed is the teenager who agrees with his or her parents on the subject of when they are "old enough" to begin dating. Your problem is universal. And, while times have changed in some respects, people are still pretty much the same. Ask your sisters. They will tell you that some of their friends were dating long before they were allowed to do so. They survived, and so will you. Talk your problem over with your parents. II you hay. a l.tnaj, probl.m ye« wool to ducuM. ot ao ob>*rvaUoa to "«SSf Jt? ur '*"•' lo F °B AND TEENACTEHS. COMMUNITY AND PHESS SEBVICE. FRAN*- "Take the station wagon — the gas tank is full." from HMORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Congress ratified the Ireat.v of peace wilh England, January 14, 1 t o4* A three-clement vacuum radio tube was patented by Lee de Forest, January 15, 1907. The Prohibition amendment went into effect, January 16, 1920. Churchill delivered his "Give as the tools" speech, January 17 1941. Warsaw was freed by the Russians, January 17, 1944. The City of Detroit, Michigan, was founded, January 18, 1802. The Presidential Succession L*w passed, January 19, 1886. 1*45. D> Ro ** rrelt *** i"*"**" 1 *** 'or a fourth term, January 20, 20YHRS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 10, 1956 - o - Robert, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Metzger of Union twp. arrived home by plane from San Diego, Dec. 27. He had been in the navy 18 months and a crew member of the USS Shangri-La, Jan. 3 he returned to his ship and Jan. 5 the carrier left on, a world tour of eight months.- - o - Folks at Ottosen were without water after the casing in the town well broke down and sand going into the pump stopped its operation. Water was supplied to the town from the school well. This was the second time in six months the people of Ottosen had been without regular town water. In August, lightning struck and burned out the motor on the pump, although it was only a matter of a few days until the pump was fixed. - o - Dr. J. B. Winkel, Algona veterinarian for 24 years, sold his business and property to Dr. Jerry shey, who had been Winkel's assistant for a year and a half. - o - One of Algona's most beloved citizens, K. D. (Bob) James, died in a motel at Las Cruces, N. M. from a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. James were taking a leisurely motor trip to Pheonix, Ariz, where they planned to spend the balance of the winter when Mr. James was stricken. - o - Mrs. Fred Genrich, Lone Rock, slipped and fell on ice and received a cracked ankle and torn ligaments of the heel. She would be confined to bed for several weeks. - o - Jean Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee, Algona, was honoree at a party for her 7th birthday. Guests were Lark Whittemore, Bobby Sigsbee, Larry Renken, Steve and Jack Waller, Charlotte McVay, Susan Rentz, Signe Spencer, Barbara Dewel, Sandra Harms, Patti Muckey, Vicky Fisher, Jim Best and Jackie Hardgrove, - o - Will Titus, Wesley, was honored at a surprise farewell party by a large group of neighbors. 300 was played with Mrs. Urban Lickteig- winning high and Lee Goetz low. Titus had sold his farm to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Arndorfer and was moving to California. - o - A charter member of the St. Luke's Lutheran congregation of Fairville, Mrs. Albertina Schendel, died at the age of 91. She had lived on a farm in the area all her married life, and in 18S5 when St. Luke's of Fairville was organized, she with her husband, and C. H. Bleckwenn, John Wegner and Wm. .Hantelman and their families became charter members. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Looft Lakota, returned home from a two week vacation in the east where they spent Christmas with their son Donald, drove thru Florida and enroute home visited Mr. and Mrs. Glen Behse in Des Moines. - o Mrs. Harold Nielson was teaching Mrs. Yvonne Schmit's second grade in the LuVerne school while Mrs. Schmit was confined to her home in Irvington with the mumps:' / -o- -, Mrs. Ahrin Berte, Mrs. Raymond Berte, Mrs. Anna Berte, Mrs. Clifford Baker and daughter Janine, all of Uvermore, attended a miscellaneous shower at St. Joe in honor of Mary Ann Berte of St. Joe who was to marry Merlin Altaian and Shirley Bird of Ft. Dodge who was marrying Harold Berte at St. Joe, Jan. 17, in a double wedding ceremony. - o - New Years dinner guests at the Kenneth Sarchet home in Portland twp. were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Habeger and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Habeger and daughter, all of Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Furst of Humboldt and Jessie Sarchet of Algona. Jern Beamish, son cf Mr. and Mrs. i<. L. Beamish, Algona, Tent to Iowa State Colleze in 1931 after graduating from Algona high school and \vas maj- orins in aeronautical engineering and wanted a future in aerodynamics or design -Alth an aircraft industry. He *as to 1* interne've'J by representatives of the aircraft industry who came to Iowa State in search of g.jrl- uating engineers during the winter quarter. 10 MIS AGO IN FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 15, 1946 - o - What may have been the highest price ever paid in Kossuth county for land not in the city limits, had been paid in a deal whereby George Schumacher of Irvington purchased six acres of ground from Frank Vera of Algona. The property was east of the Kossuth fairgrounds and adjacent to the Northwestern tracks on the east side. It \vas known as the old Uncle Lew Smith land. The land sold for one thousand dollars an acre. - o - "Toto", perhaps one of the most widely known dogs in Kossuth county, had died. He was owned by Captain H. B. White who was then in Switzerland. He fell ill the day after Mrs. White left for California. "Toto" was a consistent winner in dog shows and devoted to his master and mistress. - o - The average per-person cost of operating the city of Algona in 1945 was slightly above the state average for cities of 5,000 or less population, statistics of the Iowa Taxpayers Ass'n revealed. Algeria's per person costs averaged $8.86 for 1945, as compared with $7.01 for 1944. The state average was $6.89 in 1945. Col. and Mrs. L; J. Fairbanks and family of Burt, left for Tampa, Fla. where Colonel Fairbanks was stationed. He had been in Burt two w'eeks to be present at his farm sale and to prepare for moving. A family dinner was held in their honor at the Marvin hotel, after which the evening was spent at Marie - o A cold wave was coming or so the weather forecasts predicted . However, the weather had not been too bad, but the thermometer had dropped to ten below one night. High for the week was 38 degrees. December, 1945, averaged the coldest for that month since 1927, with 14 below as the coldest day and 14 1/2 inches of snow. - o - Don Knoner, son of Mr. and and Mrs. Edward Knoner, Ledyard, fell on the ice while play- THF GOLDEN VCARS HOW TO MEET THE NEW YEAR IF YOU'RE NEAR RETIREMENT rphis is the Season of Concern. 1 The coming of a New Year always is — for men and women who have passed the age of 59. Are they planning well enough for retirement? Are they saving enough money? What are they going to do after 65? It is only twice a year, on New Year's and birthday s that they fret about these things very much. So it seems fitting, with 1966 coming on, that they get some consolation and some guidance on their concerns. A retired office manager, Robert W. Gardner, has a little of both. Mr. Gardner retired a-year-and- a-half ago. He made no preparations for retirement, because he made a gamble on outwitting a compulsory retirement policy and lost; he accumulated virtually no savings for it. because he was having too much fun spending what he made. Yet his retirement has been ( successful. He and Mrs. Gardner! arc happy. | What, if he had to do it over' again, would he do — starting at ' about age 59? "For one thing, I wouldn't worry too much about it," he says. "God will provide, and He has Medicare, pension plans, Soc- cial Security, and a benevolent Great Society to help out. But still, havin« gone throush the retirement mill. 1 would do certain things: "I would start with a doctor. I would {jet one .voting enough to accept the Medicare concept and young enough (o iwilivi' mo. I'd! sec him every six months so ho could build such a file on me that he could tell at once when I started breaking up. "I'd do the same with a lawyer — one young enough to accept the idea of Socialized Law, which is likely to follow Socialized Medicine; and young enough to build a file on all my affairs . . . ." Then, Mr. Gardner says, he'd sell his house and move into an apartment. "That's the only civilized way to live in retirement. The upkeep on a house, the bother of it, and all those dogs and kiddies aren't THAT much fun." He would set up a file at once and start filling it with the valuable papers needed for retirement, including birth certificate, marriage certificate, military service records, income tax records, insurance policies, copy of will, and company retirement data. "To come up to retirement without these papers handy is a mess," he says. Mr. Gardner says that shortly after age 59. "I would start cutting the umbilical cord between my job and me. This is an emotional and mental cord, not a physical one — the compulsory retirement policy takes care of you physically. 1 would train myself to understand that when 1 retired I would lose a sweetheart, who might love me still but would want no more dates with me. I would start cultivating a new love . . . ." Ntw GOLDEN YEARS 3S-pa9« »« 'tody. S»nd Me in eoi£ toOipl. cat* oi thii n»w»pop,r. | 9 Box C«ntial 9t«tioo. Ntw Yorj LAST WEEKS ANSWER 1 6 11 12 13 14 IS 16 1? 19 2) 25 26 27 28 29. 31 34. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. ACROSS . L*t in . Prayer endings . Spanish lariat Satan Girl's name Salty Meadow . Wager^r! Famous Italian tenor Fallen rebel angel in "Paradise Lost" Above Each Feel Dip Sea bird Considered Letter of early Greek alphabet Dutch commune Roman magistrates Press Lamprey fisherman Correct Paralysis Borders DOWN Russian inland sea Eat Fettered Resident of Chinese pagoda 6. U.S. president 7. Australian city 8. Wicked 9 Baseball team 10. Sleigh 14. Apostle Paul 16. English poet 18. Large terriers 19. Chief deity: Babyl. 20. Girl's name 22. Mused 23. Open: poet. 24. Snare 26. Port. navigator 28. Muffins 30. Polishing material 31. Of great depth 32. Thought 33. Branchia 35. Over 36. Finishes 38. Wurttem- berg measure 40. Like 19 IT FT it TT W 4T to 3Z. 17 35 18 V) Ib 2 ft IZ 40 41 Zt 22 54 2* 10 24 ing at school and cut his head. Three stitches were necessary to close the wound. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Satchel and Mr. and Mrs, Louis Bode, Algona, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversaries at a 7:00 dinner at George's cafe. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bode of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Heise of Corwith, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Winkie and son Ward, Kenneth and David Sarchet, Donald and Joan Bode. The two couples, married on Jan. 12, had celebrated their anniversary together for several years, - o In honor of her son's sixth birthday, Mrs. Bill Hood, Algona, entertained seven playmates. Lunch was served the end of the afternoon. - o Mr. and Mrs. Martin Greise, Buit, returned from North Platte, Nebr. where they had been visiting their daughter, LaVonne, who was employed by the Union Pacific railway. - o Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, Whittemore, received a telegram from their son Ellsworth, stating he had arrived at Camp Patrick Henry, Va., and was on his way to Camp Grant, 111. to get his discharge from the army. He served a year and six months overseas. - o Cresco Mothers and Daughters Club and friends and neighbors of the Harold Clayton family gave them a farewell party at the newly-remodeled Cresco Community hall. The Claytons were moving to a farm near Estherville. - o Rev. Gilbert Kuyper of Teke- mah, Nebr. was selected to fill the Presbyterian church pulpit ^s^ssSs^j^iss^ INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2E. State _ 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (JJm) 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 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa •NTIS 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 DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined - Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid GlaVses 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 . nn Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3748 Chiropractor . M. R. BALDWIN H ° me 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A. M, MELVIN ,G. BOURNE, M.D, MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service FactbUt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY 293-2991 M,, N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Kesidence Phone 295.2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 2/8 W State .sSSt B £fft c « p l»°ne 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 • • • """"""•••^••.• JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D Residence Phone 295-2335 DEANF. KOOB, M.D, £K cia £ s , & Surgeon, % N °. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-59J7

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