The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1966 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1966
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5-AI0ona (la.) Upper Dei Moin*« thurjday, January 20, 1966 LOGICAL OBJECTION Seven major railroads have filed a reporl with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, opposing a proposal to open a 78-mile section of the Missouri River to navigation, from Sioux City, Iowa, to Gavins Point Dam, a few miles about Yankton, S. D. The report, based on independent field research and other studies, maintains that the navigation project recommended by the Corps would be economically undesirable and infeasible because transportation savings could not be realized. Futhermore, the construction and operating costs of the project would be much larger than now anticipated by the Corps, the report states. The report points out that water might have to be diverted from agricultural and other needs in the region upstream from Yankton to meet the additional water requirements for navigation. Sponso.ring the study and report are the Burlington, Milwaukee Rood, North Western, Great Northern, Illinois Central, Northern Pacific and Soo Line railroads, all of which serve the midwestern region affected by the navigation proposal. Two of them directly serve Yankton, and five serve Sioux Cify. Tec-Search, Inc., an independent economic and engineering consulting firm, was retained by the railroads to conduct the study and prepare a report. The report states that the Corps signifi- canfry underestimated actual construction costs and the annual operating costs of the project. The construction cost, estimated at nearly $58 million by the Corps, actually would be about SI00 million according to the report. Alto, annual maintenance and operating costs would be as much as three times those estimated, to judge by previous differences between Corps estimates and actual costs on other Missouri River projects. When more accurate costs are compared to realistic benefits, the Yankton navigation project would bring only 30 cents of benefits for each dollar spent during the 40-year life of the project. This conclusion in the report is based particularly on the Corps' estimates of possible transportation savings. In the Corps' recommendation, about 90 per cent of possible total savings would come from the movement of wheat and corn traffic attracted to Yankton for water movement. The report shows that this water movement would not take place and that the savings could not materialize because onlyT-per cent of the whedi and corn tonnage forecast by the Engineers will actually move by water. Among the reasons given is that most Dakota grain is sold to markets not located on the Missouri-Mississippi waterway and that, becaue of the characteristics and price structure of the national grain market, this grain would continue to go to such present markets as the West Coast, Minneapolis, Chicago, Buffalo and other areas. HUpper $e» NATIONAL NEWSPAPER : 6"6" SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Coplet . — JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly S6.00 No tubccriptton leaf than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST 111E. Call Street— 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 More power, generally speaking, to the Army Corps of Engineers. But under present circumstances why not devote their skills, energy, and appropriations to things that SMm to have a more definite bearing on matters of a military nature? STRANGE PARADOX Speaking in France to a group of students, recently, Ambassador Charles Bohlen told them that if there were a cease fire in South Viet Nam, the United States would accept any Viet Cong officials who were legally elected to office. He added that this would simply be accepting the judgment of the voters. The peculiar paradox to this is that the present and post governments of South Viet Nam have opposed this very thing,- they have refused general elections, and for 14 consecutive changes in government have ruled by military coups and semi-dictatorships, in- eluding the present one. One of the reasons a civil war exists there is because no free elections hove been allowed. If the United States position Is, as Ambassador Bohlen says, then there is still room for hope. The chief objector to a free election in South Viet Nam at present seems to be the existing South Vietnamese government itself. THE FORCE OF EVENTS Industrial News — It now seems entirely clear that concern over more inflation has entered the highest Administration levels. This is the logical deduction that can be made from President Johnson's order of December 10 to all civilian agencies and departments to reduce their spending wherever possible. The primary reason for that order is given as the costs of the war in Viet Nam. These are now estimated to be some $16.5 million a day, which works out to about 6 billion a year. And there is every probability that the war will be continually accelerated—or "escalated" to use the presently preferred word. Then the costs—measured in men and material—will rise to an extent that cannot now be accurately predicted. Reductions in spending, says reports from Washington, will force a slow-down in programs, largely of a welfare state nature, which were approved during the last session of Congress. This means that, at last, we are beginning to come face to face with an inescapable .fajdti Even this government, rich as it is, and Infa time of economic boom, cannot do everything. >!1 And this nation's strength cannot be maintained unless the strength and integrity of the dollar is maintained. GET TAX ADVICE Eagle Grove Eagle — This is the week when you start paying increased social security taxes, it is also the week when you start paying double state income taxes. If you get a pay check it will be withheld and if you are a farmer or self employed you will pay quarterly. There are also many other new provisions in both the state and federal tax assessment which if you are like the writer you have been trying to absorb from the daily accounts in newspapers of the changes. But also, unless you are extra smart you have just thrown up your hands and said "I give up." So the soundest advice we can give at this time is to get goad tax advice from a knowledgeable source on what you actually should be paying. There are still many deductions all legally allowable and you will want to take advantage of them. Our complicated governments are getting expensive and their tax systems are getting more complicated. * * * The average husband is the one who lays down the law to his wife, who in turn starts working on all the amendments. -The Onawa Sentinel NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. "They say that half of those living in the United States need psychiatric treatment, but half of the population is 25 years old or under," says an observer, prior to adding "Half of the population doesn't need psychiatric care—they need hair cuts." —The Bedford Tlmes-Pre** Half of the troubles of the human race are due to the lack of business knowledge; Knowledge of what is their business, and what Is not their buiness. —The Cowrie News Solid, Loyal Readership (Some For Three Generations) MEANS t/Advertising Pulling Power (Ooes Where Purchasing Power Is) YOUR SALES MESSAGE GETS BOTH IN "No the party isa't finished yet, bat Roger's mother salt I was." from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Charles de Gaulle resigned as president of France, January 21, 1M6. Carrie Nation started her campaign by swinging the hatchet on a Wichita, Kansas saloon, Jannary 21, 1907. The Panama Canal treaty was signed, January 22, 1903. Woodrow Wilson addressed the U.S. Senate hi a bid for peace, Jannary 22,1917. The United Mine Workers of America was formed, January 21, 1890. The California gold rash began, January 24,1848. The UN Atomk Energy Commislon was created, Jannary 24, 1946. The first trans-U.S. phone call (New York to Sao Francisco) was made, January 25, 1915. Michigan entered the Union, January 26, 1837. Virginia was readmitted to the Union, January 26, 1870. U.S. aviators bombed Germany for the first time, January 27, 1943. Leningrad was cleared of the Nazi army, Jannary 27, 1944. visited his brother-iu-law and sister, M/Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Deibler who had been there one and one-half years. - o - 10 TOSS WITH KOSSUTH COUNTY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION """7""""""" •••••••••••••— FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Janurary 22, 1956 An American Legion "Outstanding Heroism" award was presented to Virgil Shackelford, Algona, who showed extreme bravery and clear thinking in saving the life of a fellow truck driver., Heinle Fisher, when the two were involved in an acci-, dent Dec; f8; 1955, neir Hanni-< bal, Mo. • •••'•• _ o - A break-in, involving the theft of about $10 and an unknown quantity of cigarettes, was discovered early one morning at Katy and Jean's Cafe, south of the courthouse, by officers Pete Jorgensen and Ernie Hutchison. Clues were slim, although fingerprints were discovered and taken and a report on them was being awaited for by local authorities. - o - The latest St. Benedict card party was held at the home of Mrs. Al Rosenmeyer. This seemed to be the place where Mrs. Lawrence Cink was the winner of high prize. The last three times she had been there she had done that very thing. - o - Mr. and Mrs. William Dau, Algona, purchased a house- trailer and planned to leave the latter part of the month for St. Petersburg, Fla. They would be gone at least a month and would visit other places. - o - Don Smith, Sr., Algona, a post office employee for 48 years, took the seventh annual post office bowling tournament championship with a 631 series at Hawkeye Lanes. The new champion became the first man to win the title twice, and he was awarded the traveling trophy during ceremonies immediately following the tourney. - o - Algona high school's wrestlers had their first profitable week of the season when they racked up a win and a tie in a pair of dual wrestling meets with Northwood and Hampton. The locals clobbered Northwood, 40-3, and tied Hampton, 18-18, No less than three draws, quite an oddity, marked the Hampton standoff. The meet score was tied six times during the night and a decision by Dave Seiler in the heavyweight match salvaged the tie for Algona, - o - Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, LuVerne, received a telephone call from their son, S. N, Jerry Smith, from Oakland, Calif. Jerry in the Navy, had just returned from Iwakiuna, Japan. Enroute to the U. S. he spent five hours in Pearl Harbor and Mark Goetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Goetz, Wesley, fell from the merry-go-round at the parochial school and broke both bones in his right arm below the elbow. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Simonson, Whittemore, attended a Chamber of Commerce banquet in Emmetsburg at which time Mr. Simonson was presented with a golden trophy for third prize in a corn contest.' - This was the third year in succession that Mr. Simonson won a trophy. - o Susan and Sharon Sullivan were joint hostesses at the Seneca Sparklers Christmas party held at their home Dec. 29. Joleen Mueller was welcomed into the club as a new member. - o Mrs. Jerry Stiles, Livermore, entertained a group of girls in honor of the eighth birthday of her daughter Judy. They included Meg Holmes, Linda Martin, Linda Schrieber, Laverna Klein, Virginia Foreman, Elizabeth Wickre, Caroline Bordwell, Joan Madsen and Kathy Malone. - o - Mrs. Harold Angus, Mrs. Gerald Angus and Mrs. Roy Vanderhoff, all of Burt, attended a shower in Algona for Jane Lewis who recently had become the bride of James Brugman. - o Burt and Armstrong shared a dooMeheader at Bart with Bart's boys winning their 13th game in a row, finishing with its first conference championship in 14 years rith a 10-0 mark* and ran its season record to 15-2 with a methodical 69-52 verdict in the nightcap. Armstrong grabbed the girls game 31-30 in an overtime battle. 20 TOES AGO IN tMl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 22, 1946 The number of Algona citizens finding themselves out of homes or apartments was steadily increasing. Real estate men re* ported that the waiting lists were far greater than any apartments that might become available with the departure of prisoner camp personnel who had been living in the city. With lumber a scarce article, Harold Cowan, local contractor, purchased a number of corn cribs and estimated that he might get enough lumber of good quality from the cribs to aid in building four or five homes here. - o - Fox hunting from an airplane became a fact, not fancy, in the Swea City area. Frank Bauer and Raymond Barslou tried the feat in Barslou' s plane. A fox was spied on the Harold Krantz farm and by dipping the plane four times, Bauer got four shots at the fox, hitting him with the last shot. Walter Owens and Matt Bauer, who had followed the plane in a car on the ground, walked across the fields and picked up the animal. - o - Both Algona high school and St. Cecelia's Academy ran into trouble in their weekend basketball games and each lost. The high school bowed toManson, 3329, and the Academy five went down before St. John's of Bancroft, 49-18. - o - Armin Schultz came home after being discharged from the army at Ft. Leavenworth and had joined his brother, Wesley, and his father, ALfred, in^ the .Schultz Bros, firm ."in 'Algeria. "Armin had recently returned from Japan. - o - A minus four degrees was the coldest weather of the week with a high of 42. There was plenty of snow - over 700 loads of snow were hauled by city employees in cleaning the Algona streets. The fact that it snowed almost consecutively for three days made it impossible for them to get at the task until the snow stopped, with a resulting delay. - o - Don F. Nelson andMrs. Nelson had recently moved to Algona from Humboldt and the former was now an active member in the Kossuth Motor Co. with Joe Harig, who had been part owner and manager for two years. - o - From Odds and Ends- "Around the Town" - Charlie Beringer and Horace Clapsaddle pondering the potential tomato crop and CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER,— ACROSS 1, Pick out 5. Bang 9. Obsession 10. Loses color 12. So. Am. mountain system IS, Musical instrument 14. Western Indians 15. Turf 16. On the 17. June bug 18. Shoemaker's tool 19. Through 20. Write on front of (a draft) 22. Market 23. Covering 25. Astringent fruit 27. Rats and mice 30. Extent or scope: abbr. 31. Scatter 32. Past 33. Near 3i. Distress signal 35. Assyrian god of war 39- Discharge (a gun) 38. Agaves yielding iO. Goddess of peace 41. Church cross 42. Buddhist church in Japan DOWN 1. Chinese city 2. In the way: colloq. 3. Fibs 4. Spanish article 5. Bobbin 6. Fat 7. School subject: abbr. 8. Scanty 9 —— Adams 11. Wheeze 15. Veers 18. First- rate 19. Disburse-? ment officer 21. Hail 22. Disfigure 24. Guided 25. Scourge 26. Foam 28. Lizard 29. Scandinavian 31. Carried EQJ acaaa nan aaaaa aaaaa BQHa aaiaaan aaagaa 31. Tolerable 35. Irish nobleman 3T. National god: Tahiti 38. Abyss 39. Archers' battle formation es % 15 ?7 % ••w^^^^— m GOLDEN fdU'ftt PACING BIO CHANGE WHEN MEDICARE GETS Httt* M edicare, whether you like It or not, whether it'* right or wrong, will probably be one of the major developments of your Hfe. No matter how old you are. Medicare will ease some suffering and save some lives of those over age fl5, to be sure. But it will go beyond this, to affect the fortunes of people between age 40 and 55, of merchants, of 18- year-olds, and of those in charge of savings accounts at the bank. Because the illness and threatened illness of Granpa and Grandma have dammed up a veritable flood of money all these years, and with the coming of Medicare next July the dam is going to let g °EXAMPLE NO. 1 — William Smith, married and the father of three children, is contributing $40 a month for the medical needs of his aging parents. Whatever it is that ails the parents may well be cured if they can get treatment by competent doctors and reasonable hospital care, which will be provided by Medicare but which until now nobody could afford. In any case, this treatment and care can start in July and will be virtually free except for a fee of $3 a month. So, however things go, the son should be freed of his $40 a month burden. So Smith and his wife will reclaim enough of their income to make installment purchases of a refrigerator and a sofa or of a second-hand car. They will be relieved of the constant threat that the $40 could have jumped to $80 at any time. They will be done with one of the serious cockleburs of marriage, which is 'Why are we giving so much money to YOUR parent* and so little to mine?" EXAMPLE NO. 2 +- Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, both having retired parents with meager savings and both frightened by the fantastic costs that would fall on them if the parents developed serious illness, are paying health insurance premiums for both sets of parents. Medicare will provide what their premiums have been buying, so in July they will be reclaiming $34 a month to spend. There may still be private insurance to supplement Medicare. But it will not be so expensive. The Jones may feel the supplement is not necessary since Medicare will have eliminated the treat of a financial disaster to them. EXAMPLE NO. 3 — Jimmy Green, a high school senior intent on entering college soon, has the/ assurance of a college fund Of $2,300 his parents have been building for him through the years. But Grandpa, age 68, shows up with cancer. And a series of operations. And 'medical bills of $8,300. With savings of $850. There is no health insurance. It is better to save Grandpa than to educate Jimmy, so the $2,300 college fund plus a mortgage on the home goes to the hospitals and doctors. Medicare will remove the threat to Jimmy's $2,300. The additional expenses it saves his own parents may provide him the money to join a fraternity. N.w GOLDEN YEARS 3S-pag« bookl.t now r»ady. Send SOc in coin to D«pl. CSPS. cat* <A this newspaper, to Bex 1672. Grand Central Station. New York 17, N.Y. type of fertilizer to use in their garden plot between station and sidewalk . . . that's rushing the season a bit, but maybe the fertilizer marked calls for early placing of orders." - o - Harry Mussman, Lakota school bus driver, had a rib broken while changing a tire on the bus and the jack slipped, throwing him against the wheel. The injury, although not serious, was painful. - o - A large crowd of neighbors went to the Albert Baas home in Portland twp. and charivaried newly-weds Herbert Leek and wife. Herb and Marjorie treated the merrymakers to ice cream and a card party finished the evening. - o Eighty men from Kossuth county lost their lives while in the service of their country in World War n. - o Mr. and Mrs. Geitzenauer were pleasantly surprised when 25 friends and relatives arrived at their home in Lone Rock to help them celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hespitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 £. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) ROLP 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. Gaat Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa NTLSTi DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 8fBftmSM*_ M OPTOMETRIST! DR. L. L. 3NYDER 113 Last 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 Chiro jpractor wmrnmm* DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295.3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Won.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS "^•MVMPSfBPSffV MISCELLANEOUS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 2 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CAHLSON F»rra MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVj N. Podg* Ph. 295-289) J. N. KENEFICK, MJ>. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-36M JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-D. Residence Phone 295-8335 DEAN F. KOOB, M (I >. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algo«a Office Phone 295-5499 Residence Phone 295-5J»l7

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