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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 27, 1966
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Maine* thunday, January S7, 1966 HURTING OR HELPING? While the major defense of United States participation in war in Viet Nam is usually based on our efforts to halt communism, a battle cry that seems to be continually expected to bring support to each and every participation by U.S. military forces around the world, have we stopped to think that in this instance we may be helping the very cause we oppose-communism. The hasty, headline making demand from Iowa Senator Jack Miller for on immediate wholesale bombing of North Viet Nam is an example of hysteria that one does not expect from a presumably deep-thinking U.S. senator. Senator Miller had spent all of 36 hours in Asia before re came to his conclusion, right at a time when the U.S. government had some of its best brains at work in various capitals of the world endeavoring to get help toward a truce or a semblance of a meeting of minds to hall further bloodshed. The United States is not welcome in Asia as a military force, a fact bluntly stated from the capitals of other non-communist southeast Asia countries. We oppose communism, but by our very presence on the Asiatic mainland we lend credence to the communist statement that we are only seeking military bases on that continent — bases, incidentally, which we do not need, even if it were true. We are sending our most fit young citizens to war, diminishing our military strength, to the advantage of the communists who must loye to see our involvement and our losses in men and material. We are expending natural resources, our monetary wealth, and what goodwill we have worked for around the world by Involvement in a form of civil war in South Viet Nam for which we get no thanks except from the segment of South Vietnamese that are now in power, a situation that must make the communist world rub its hands with glee. We have received warnings against our involvement from high-ranking military men, and from prominent members of the House and Senate in Washington who have made serious study of the situation, and from leaders of other nations with whom we are friendly. How we got there in the first place is not now the major question; the main point now is how to keep from bogging down for many years to come on the mainland of Asia in a war that can only lead to increasing casualties among young Americans, depletion of our own resources, and loss of suport from nations around the world. Certainly we do not have to be there. Ex-'pfes'ident Eisenhower, who 4 sent a small advisory force there in 1954, says he made no commitment for eternity. It is the most serious problem facing the nation today. Upper e0 HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50911 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 NEWSPAPER AS( NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Filth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Coplet . lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly , ffl.OO No subscription lesa than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST HIRE'S A CHANCE Under the new Urban Beautification Program, federal grants are available to improve parks and playgrounds in cities, to beautify streets, streams and valleys, and public places. So far most of the grants from this newly created fund have gone to larger cities. But it would appear that if Algona really dug into the matter, we just possibly could qualify for a federal grant to transform the municipal dump from what it is into a thing of beauty, a park for tourism, or picnics, or what have you, along the shore of the Des Moines river spst fork, at the north edge of Algona. This project certainly would seem to qualify for a place in the Urban Beautification Program, and it certainly would be an improvement. How about it, gentlemen of the City Council? A MAN SPEAKS OUT D. J. Spensley of Waterloo may not win, but he has put into action the thinking of many a small business man who labors long and hard, and without thanks from anyone, to collect taxes for state and federal governments. Mr. Spensley has done all of this, like the rest of us. But this time he went a step further and presented the Internal Revenue Service with a bill for some 800 hours of this type of work covering the past five years, and requests payments of $3>000 for his services. Now it is not likely that Mr. Spensley will get his $3,000 for services without a fight, but he has presented his bill in a gentlemanly fashion, and his arguments are sound. For Mr. Spensley there will be a tremendous amount of support from thousands of other slaves in the same boat. Good luck, Mr. Spensley. NOTHING NEW * Fort Dodge Messenger — Sen. Everett Dirksen (R.-lll.), senior member of the Ev and Gerry Show team which appeared on nationwide TV Monday evening, did little more than mouth the same sing-song line about our pledges and prestige in discussing the Viet Nam situation. In his "GOP State of the Union" report, Sen. Dirksen said that "to forsake our pledges (in Viet Nam) would shatter confidence in us and further diminish our prestige." Sen. Dirksen knows that the (.Vietnamese war has not echanced our prestige in the world one iota. Everyone who has had contact with other nations in Asia as well as in Europe is aware of the absence of support for our position. To reverse field in foreign policy does not have to result in "shattered confidence" or a "diminishing of prestige." Remember the Cuban missile crisis and how Soviet Russia backed down and pulled the missiles out at the insistence of President Kennedy? The Russians apparently did not worry about loss of prestige. Had they pursued their unreasonable and wrong course at that time they could have led the world into a terrible conflict. The vast U. S. escalation of the war In Viet Nam has failed to produce the original objective — to reduce Communist military activity and to bring Hanoi to the conference table for a negotiated, compromise settlement. Nearly a year of high-intensity bombing, both in the north and south and bloody ground fighting, have brought no change in control of the countryside measured either by terrain or in population. We are no better from this standpoint than we were early in 1965. Despite the bombing, the North Vietnamese have doubled their infiltration rate and are expected to triple it to 4,500 per month soon. And things are going from bad to worse in the countryside where Communist attacks and terrorism have increased to a record high—twice the rate of a year ago. These facts of life are being submerged in the official banter of high-ranking Washington officials, both Democrats and Republicans. Doesn't this situation also deserve to be Included in any message of the "State of the Nation?" It is not easy to oppose the publicly expressed and reiterated declaration of policy and related action by the President of the United States, but it is vital that these policies be examined and discussed rationally. For And About Teenagers) LETS GO SHOPPIN& THIS AFTER HOC*!., THE WEEK'S LETTER; "My father won't let me go shopping or bowling with my girlfriends. He is afraid that I will flirt with boys. How can I do this? There are five of us girls, three plan to get married as soon as school is out, the other two, including me, do not even date. Paddy says he wants me to have dates and have fun. But, he will not let me accept a date. When I ask him if I can have 8 date with some boy he says, "No, not until he comes to church." I asked him if I could date 9 boy on Saturday if the boy came to the house Friday night to meet him. He only repeated what he bad said before. If he won't let me go with the girts shopping, or with boys to a movie, what can I do? He will not even let me spend the night with a girlfriend. What's the matter with that?" OUR REPLY: Your father apparently will not let you date a boy who does not go to church — the same church you attend, it seems. This does limit the field, since this consideration is his and not yours — but it is a starting point. Take a closer look at the boys you see each Sunday — and then have another talk with your father. As to being able to spend the night with girlfriends, it appears you need to convince your father that such an outing would be a supervised get-together for girls only. If you bar* a teenage problem you want to dl»c\*»». 01 «» ob»er»atlon la make, addreu your Ull«( to FOR AMD ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBUHBAN PaESST 8E«V1CE. FRANK- \ Zfacn. "I'll bet that Fred just can't wait to use his new party room now that it's finished." 10 YEARS AGO IN THB FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 24, 1956 - o Two Kossuth towns, LuVerne and Whittemore, were now completely shifted over to the dial phone system. Whitternore had been using the dial system in most instances for some time. The LuVerne project brought to completion a $45,000 expansion program of N. W. Bell in that area. Algona was slated for the change-over later in the year'." - o - Three entries from this area were among the eight finalists, each one a district winner, in the ninth annual state public speaking tournament for high school boys and girls sponsored by the Farmers Grain Dealers Ass'n. Finalists included Ronald Buscher of : Algona, Marilyn Nissen of Corwith, and Norma Jean Reding of Ottosen. ' - o '-" '•••*'' ' I. : A new girl's 4-H club had been organized in Springfield township for girls in or around that area. Edith Risk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Risk, Elmore, Minn., was elected as president, Sylvia Wilhelmi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wilhelmi, Elmore, elected as secretary-treasurer. - o - The weather was the main topic of conversation and because of one main feature - LOW TEMPERATURES. 3 1/2 inches of snow had fallen, with a low reading of 24 below and a high of 10 degrees. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mortensen and daughter Ruth, Swea City, returned from a 10-day trip into Mexico. Mrs. Mortensen said they came home earlier than expected because of the cold weather there. - o- More than 11,500 Iowa employers of from four to eight workers became newly subject to the State unemployment insurance law, Jan. 1, 1956 and would be liable for payment of a three percent tax contribution to provide unemployment insurance for their workers. Employers pay the entire cost of unemployment insurance, workers make no contribution. - o Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christensen, Algona, was pne of 39 University of Iowa students graduates initated in the SUI chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Bob graduated with a general science degree in August, 1955, and was now a student intheiowa U, medical school. - o - Relatives of Mr, and Mrs. Walter Bierstedt, Whittemore, surprised them on their 25th wedding anniversary at a 6:00 dinner at the home of Mrs. Amanda Ruhnke, mother of Mrs. Bierstedt. Besides Mrs, Ruhnke, the other hosts were Mrs. Bierstedt's brothers and sisters. - o - Lena Gutknecht, Lakota, visited friends in Mason City and attended a dinner for retired Mason city teachers, Miss Gutknecht taught in Mason City for over 35 years. • o * Mary Colwell, Livermore, had been confined to his home with a sprained ankle received while playing basketball. He was getting around on crutches. - o Mrs. Dean Taylor was a patient at St. Ann hospital for a few days suffering from bronchitis. - o - Kossuth county's "Eat More Pork" campaign was slated to roll within the coming week, according to Joe Skow, Wesley, chairman of the county-wide project to aid in reducing the surplus of pork, and to make the consumers more pork - conscious. A special price on 10 to 12 pound first grade hams was being featured at meat retailers over the country. - o - A group of Lakota farm women, Mrs. Charles Gutknecht, accompanied by Mrs. Wayne Heetland, Mrs. Elmer Paulson and Mrs. Raymond Winter, had some tense moments when their auto stopped on the N. W. tracks north of Bancroft, with the headlights of an approaching train looming up not too far away. Mrs. Gutknecht attempted to stop at the crossing, but because of ice and 1 'snow, it didn't stop until it was on the tracks, then refused to move either forward or back. They jumped out, and then by some miraculous means the car rolled itself forward just enough so the train missed it. 20 YEARS AGO IN THS FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 29, 1946' - o- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schumacher, Whittemore, were disappointed .when their neighbors told them that they had heard their son, Edd, on two radio broadcasts from the west coast. Eddie, seaman first class in the Navy, was on the Kay Kyser program one evening and on the "Breakfast at Sardies" program in the morning. Neighbors who tried to can the Schumachers could not reach them, -o- With a temperature of 16 below zero, Kossuth county shivered in the winter's coldest blast. But Old Man Winter soon relented and the temperature had moved to 35 above melting away the snow and ice from the previous week. It was reported that the lowest temperature recorded for January, here, was 28 below in 1904 and the highest was 66 above, in 1944. - o * For a Penton young couple, the housing problem had been solved - temporarily, at least. Mr, and Mrs. Gerald Voigt purchased a corner home site in Fenton, received approval of the FHA and proceeded to build the basement. It was completed in May, 1945, and then they moved in, Mr. Voigt, an employee of the Fenton Coop, Creamery, and his wife, Georga Anne, a teacher in the Fenton schools, referred to their home as the "Cave." - o - Henry Thilges, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thilges, St. Joe, had the misfortune of gashing his wrist on the glass door of Hammer's station at St. Joe when he slipped on the ice, The wound required nine stitches, - o - The Prisoner-of-War camp Nativity Scene, which drew thousands of visitors during the Christmas season, was now the property of Algona. Donation of the entire scene was made to the Junior Chamber of Commerce, who had been moving the entire setup to a building donated for the purpose by the fair board at the fairgrounds. - o - Sixty - one neighbors and friends gathered at the BertCarr farm home for a farewell party. The Carrs had farmed in northwest Kossuth for 36 years and were moving Into Swea City March 1. Hollis Beadle had rented the farm. - o - Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wood of Irvington came home from Rochester, Minn, where Mrs. Wood had been a patient for three weeks following a major operation. -.0-- Possibillty of the first primary contest became likely in the race for republican nomination for county attorney. H. W. Miller incumbent, announced he would be a candidate for re-election; nomination papers were also taken out for R. J. Harrington, who was on the east coast, still in the army, but to be released soon. Harold J. McNertney, a new lawyer here, was in the field for democratic nomination for county attorney. - o - Three directors of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce were in Algona investigating the possibilities of obtaining some of the prisoner-of-war camp buildings for use to relieve the Cherokee housing situation. - o - Fred Timm, local telephone manager, said that the N, W. Bell Telephone office was installing phones ordered during war years as rapidly as possible, but as a result, the switchboards had about 100 more phones than CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ... ACROSS 1. Price of transportation. 5. Island off Java 9. Glacial ridge 10. Jacket 11. Ship's prison 12. Noise. maker 14. Wine vessel 15. Rodents 16. Article 17. Music note 18. Capital of Virginia 20. Pixielike 22. Tablets 23. Half ems 24. Siamese coin 25. Vegetable 27. Black Sea port 80. Entered military service 82. Overhead 83. Ruthenium: sym. 84. Insect eggs DOWN 1. Ceremonial 2. Continent 3. Syncopated music 4. Hesitation sound 5. Shore 6. Tried 7. Fate 8. Away from the coast 11. Large bundle 12. Wealthy 13. Finishes 15. Avoid 18. Famous movie dog 19. Food for horses 21, Touch 24. Soft drinks 25.Ice mass 26. Habituated 27. Man's name 28. Morose 29. Sacred bull: Egypt nraan raaa ™» QHHaBHCl UHH QUa HHfflH raarara HHQ HSH HSHQHQB ram Has HBHH HQHHH HHIIBS aaaa sags 31. Locations 35. Comfort 37. Coin of Norway 38. Strike 40. Sun god priest 86. Cavern 39. Dutch painter 89. Great Lake 40. Go up Tommy Colwell, son of Mrs, 43.'Solar disc sr P 10 ?F m WIDEN WANT A RETIREMENT SPOT? TAKE A SQUINT AT THIS ONE «| was very surprised to see 1 the Golden Years column tell retired people there is no place in the U.S. where violent weather hasn't hit or won't hit if you wait long enough. "Did you ever hear of Sequim, Wash.?" Well, no. And it's doubtful that most readers of this column ever did. But they are about to hear now ... and it certainly will be a shame if a flood or a tornado sweeps through there next week. The surprised man with the query is Mr. Alexander Lindsay, a retired analytical chemist who moved to Sequim. He is now the Sequim observer for the U.S. Weather Bureau, tie should know whereof he speaks. So here goes: "Sequim is an Indian name (pronounced SKWIM) which means bountiful creature comforts," says Mr. Lindsay. "It is a pleasant town of 1,325 people on the Olympic Peninsula, five miles from the sea and 70 miles northwest of Seattle. It is known as 'The Paradise of the Northwest.' "The climate, in a few words, is mild winters and comfortable summers." The details, as Mr. Lindsay describes them: "In January the average maximum temperature is 45 degrees, the minimum average 31. In July the average maximum is 72, the minimum 49. A day above 80 degrees is rare, and blankets are used every night, even in July and August. "Electrical storms are rare and mild. Tornadoes and hurricanes are unknown. The snow, which doesn't remain around long, averages 5.9 inches a yeah Oppressive humidity is unknown. "On the Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles, Sequim is the driest spot there is, with an average rainfall as low as 16.81 inches. "The fogs are infrequent and light," Mr. Lindsay continues. "Mountains protect us from excess rain and from Pacific Ocean storms. We are on level ground, and floods and landslides are unknown . . . Our sunshine is dazzling." Mr. Lindsay now gets down fo the crass business of money: "Houses, mostly frame, range from $4,000 to $25,000, with the average between $8,000 and $12,000, Taxes are based on the real value of property and are 0.75 per cent, which includes state, county, town, roads, schools, etc. Water, sewers, and garbage collection are $5.75 monthly. The average electric bill for a six- room house would be $9 a month. Heating by oil would run $9 a month. A one-bedroom home heated by electricity would have a bill of $16 monthly." From Sequim it is a long way to grandchildren in the Midwest or in the East and South ... a long way from anywhere except the Pacific Coast. But the jets are fast and frequent these days. N.w GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag* bookUt now ready. Send SOe In coin lo D»pl. CSPS, car* of this newspaper, to Box 1672. Grand Central Station. New York 17. N.Y. they, were originally set up to handle thereby causing delays in service. - o - The first banquet with an annual meeting since pre-war days was held by the Algona Cooperative Creamery at the high school. Despite the below zero weather, about 600 were present for the noon meal. Chester Schoby and Edward Mawdsley were re-elected as directors for two years. The board of directors re-elected Sim Leigh, president, Harry J. Bode, vice president, and Mads. J. Christiansen as sec'y-treas. Total sales of the association for the past year had totaled over a half million dollars. RURAL MAIL Roy F. Entler of Rutland, retired after 46 years and 4 months as a rural mail carrier out of the Rutland, Iowa post office. He began carrying mail with horses to get through the mud or snow in 1919 and has driven over 640,000 miles in all. * * * - 60th- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ashley of Anthon, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1st with open house at the Methodist church there. They are parents of four children, and have 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS ittMt **** INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) 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 296-3176 200 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, ING. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa NTIST1 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 ~rrrirrrgBTiHMM 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 Chiro apractor wsefmsMf DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon,-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat, A.M. 5l£E Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service FactbiU Reports CARLSON Fwm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVa N- Podgt J>h. 2W-3J8J •SiB MELVIN G. BOURNE, MJD, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. ' Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-22T7 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D> Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2<m JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M-P. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algojja Office Phone 295-54,90, Residence phone ?S)5-59J7

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