The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 27, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 27, 1966
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JVUrryOo-Round WASHINGTON - f here hasn't been much publicity in recent weeks about the water shortage in the Northeast, but findings of a senate Public Works Subcommittee are going to stir it up again, For the fact is that within the short span of 14 years the people of the United States will be using up all the water now available to us, and that unless we start now to make more water suitable for use, we can face a water crisis of devastating proportions. It will affect where people can live, and thus must be given urgent attention by city planners. It can affect industry, and thus must be considered by businessmen in planning the location of plants and factories, not only because water may be required in industrial processes, but because employee homes must have adequate water supplies. The predicted development of a megalopolis" on the East Coast from Boston to Washington cannot come to pass if the water supply will not permit it. Unfortunately, few people consider such matters until their own use of water is affected, as in the New York metropolitan area last summer. Then they become excited and demand rash programs to solve their problems. But the water situation demands long range planning and construction. The first step toward solving it, r, ooording to the Senate committee report, must be to end pollution of our water resources by sewage and industrial wastes. The committee says we already are 40 years behind the times in dealing with this part of our problem. It also has decided that the job of ridding our water supplies of pollution is so vast and so urgent that federal funds must be used to do it. It says New York City alone will need $780 million over the next six years; the state of New York a total of $11/2 billion over the next four years. Industries,^ which discharge- their ^ wastes' into streams or underground where it enters the water tables will not be able to pay for purifying these wastes by themselves. They also will need federal assistance if the problem is to be solved before the day of crisis arrives. The Senate committee, headed by Senator Muskie of Maine, therefore has recommended that the federal government allocate $6 billion a year for six years starting immediately - to help clean up our water supplies so that we can prevent the water catastrophe that is so close at hand if we do not act. - o - —RELUCTANT VIETNAMESE-Secretary of State Rusk was not as successful as the official communique indicated in his recent trip to Saigon. He went there to soothe the feelings of South Vietnamese leaders who were upset by the White House disclosure that we had made a direct peace bid to Hanoi. For one thing, that announcement was contrary to what U. S. authorities had been telling Saigon officials. There was no advance word to them so they knew nothing about the overture until they read it in the newspapers. In addition, as noted previously, the South Vietnamese believe the peace offensive is premature. They have said repeatedly and emphatically that trying to negotiate a peace settlement while the Viet Cong control two-thirds of South Viet Nam would be disastrous to the Saigon government, - o - --FOOP FOR PEACE-There have been many arguments that the United States could win more friends abroad and avoid the expense of wars by shipping food overseas instead of armies, and that y, S, farmers should be expanding their production instead of limiting it. What the world, needs, proponents say, is a food explosion to match the population explosion * if you led the world's hungry, peace would be easier to achieve, Secretary of Agriculture Freeman points out the problem U not that simple. He says the United States may be able to produce the twit but transporting it overseas and getting it distribute^ to the people who need it is tiling else, The United States, Freeman says, has neither the money nor the ships to feed the world. Costs of shipping in U. S. vessels are far too high to begin with, and many countries don't have the facilities even to receive and distribute the food. In fact, Freeman says, the costs of trying to feed the world would be staggering, and we would not attempt such a problem unless Congress adopted new laws putting that burden on the American taxpayers. - o -TAX MONEY FOR ATHLETES- West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy are spending a lot of the taxpayers' money competing for football stars. Last week the Army sent a special jet out to Kansas to pick up Mike Reeves, star football player at Concordia high school, and flew him all the way to West Point to spend the weekend. Two weeks hence the Air Force Academy will fly Mike Reeves to Colorado Springs - again at the taxpayers' expense - to try to persuade him to play football there, not at West Point. Mike is an all-round athlete, active in basketball, baseball, track, as well as football. And he also has a B average. That's how West Point officials justify their spending $10,000 of. the taxpayers' money to bring Mike Reeves to West Point, and take him home again, and how the Air Force will argue, also. - o - —COMPULSORY LABOR ARBITRATION— George Meany and Walter Reuther have already been in conference with James Reynolds, Assistant Secretary of Labor, with a view to shaping up compulsory arbitration machinery to head off more catastrophies such as the New York transit strike. They recognize that Mike^uill ""fait oh aii'act whlclfbrbilght down the house, but brought down the house of labor with it. Now under discussion is the "Goldberg idea" once proposed by Arthur Goldberg, former Secretary of Labor. His plan would provide that a federal mediator would recommend to the President that an important labor dispute be removed to a "federal disputes board" for mediation. The board, after attempting to reconcile both sides, would, if necessary, recommend a plan of settlement. If this failed the board would hold public hearings as to whether the dispute was a national emergency and would then recommend its findings to the President. In case of a national emergency, the President would require both sides to continue operation for 80 days while mediation continued. If there was no settlement within 80 days, the President would recommend to Congress legislation to settle the dispute, - o - —EXIT MIRACLE WORKER-If Sargent Shrive r had been getting out of government altogether instead of shifting from the Peace Corps to the Office of Economic Opportunity, his exit would have brought many favorable editorials. Because he was merely shifting jobs, however, his exit from the Peace Corps was hardly noticed at all. No man in the many years I have been covering Washington, however, has done such an inspiring and efficient job in organizing a new government agency from scratch and making it a vibrant, dynamic instrument around the world, I have seen other executives wrestle with new government bureaus and get fouled up in red tape. But Shriver cut the tape, built with amazing speed, used excellent judgment in picking personnel, created a governmental miracle. More important, he won the confidence and admiration of young people, Thousands of youngsters joined the Peace Corps because they wanted to do something for their country and for world peace, Many stayed on because Shriver asked them to, Tbey knew that he was knocking himsetf out every night working for them, and they wanted to help achieve his goals. Johjogon hag appointed a good to replace shriver, Jack Vaughn, but he will have a hard time equaling the Herculean job Shriver has done. - o - —UNDER THE DOME— Cantankerous Congress ? - On Capitol Hill the returning solons have been shaking hands, slapping backs and shouting greetings like old college grads at an alumni reunion. But, just as sure as this is an election year, the conviviality can be expected to give way to contankerousness early in the session. For Republicans . are itching to investigate the administration, Democrats are anxious to show their independence of President Johnson, and committee chairmen are determined to assert their leadership. These are the ingredients for ferocity, filibusters and frustration on Capitol Hill this year. - o - -SYRUP FOR STATESMEN- Senator Aiken of Vermont has told friends how Thailand's Prime Minister Kittikachorn welcomed him in Bangkok recently like a lone lost friend. Kittikachorn recalled with gusto how he had enjoyed a can of Vermont maple syrup that the President had once given him. As a result, Aiken suggested to his traveling companion, Sen, Mansfield, that they take a load of maple syrup with them the next time they travel around the world, hand out cans of syrup to world leadeis, then tell them they can't have any more unless they stop fighting. - o Peace Mission - Back from carrying peace messages to Pope Paul and prime Minister Wilson, U. N. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg was sent on another unannounced peace mission last week. He made peace overtures to Senate Foreign Relations Chairman William Fulbright, D-Ark., who had been given the chill by President Johnson and retaliated by- appointing double -trouble Sen.. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., in charge of foreign aid legislation. Less Is Spent Here Building During 1965 There were 27 new homes built in Algona in 1965, with value estimated at $422,000, and three new commercial buildings constructed, totaling $24,000. Permits were issued for remodeling, repairing, or the addition to 79 homes, for a total of $45,805. Repairs, remodeling or additions to 11 commercial buildings totaled $25,250, 24 permits totaled $11,610 for the repair, remodeling or building new private garages. Total construction last year was$528,665. In 1964, 19 new homes were built, with value at $215,500. Residential remodeling, additions, or garage construction Legion Assists Ice Skaters Now that ice skating weather has really arrived, Algona children will have a chance to use the newly-remodeled warm-up shed thanks to members of the American Legion post here. The Legion, as one of its projects this year, made up its mind to make the shed more comfortable for cold skaters. So they completely insulated and installed plywood on the side walls and ceiling of the building Thursday, with the four Legionnaires shown above, left to right, Ed Farrell, Frank Sailer, Bud Anderson and Hugo Johnson, the early birds on the job. Lights will be installed and an electric heater is also to be put in the building. Outside the shed, more water was sprayed on the rink area to improve the skating surface - and also to enlarge it. Skating will be supervised, with hours weekdays, 4-6 and 7-9 p. m.; Saturdays, 9-12 a. m., 1-G and 7-9 p. m.j and Sundays, 1-6 and 7-9 p. m. The warming house will be open only during these hours. It is also possible that the building, now that it has been improved, might be moved from Its present site on the north edge of the rink to the northwest corner of the Athletic Park where it could be used year around for storage of Algona Little League equipment, etc. (Exclusive UDM Newsfoto) totaled $86,214, and commercial remodeling and additions totaled $129,180. New commercial building totaled $297,500, for a total of construction at $764,394. ANNIVERSARIES Two couples who reside at the Martin Nursing Home In Lake City can total their years of marriage up to 134 years! Mr. Thursday, January 27, 1966 Algona (la.) Upper Dot Molnes-3 and Mrs. Calvin H. Pottroff observed their 70th-annlversary on Dec. 30. Mr, and Mrs. John Potts celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on last Dec. 12th. NEIGHBORS GOOD OW TO AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Ervin Eimers Of Burt This week's Country Neighbor . is Ervin .Eimers, who farmed 400 acres three miles east and a mile south of Burt during the 1965 growing season, He has .lived on the farm since 1939 and is a tenant farmer. During '65, he had 160 acres of corn, 13 acres of oats, 132 acres of beans and 95 acres of pasture. He also had 200 hogs, 27 beef cows and calves, 20 sheep and 500 chickens. Born at Haifa, he is a son of Emil and Delia Eimers, a member of the St. John's Lutheran church and bowling and fishing are his hobbies. His favorite crop on the farm is beans. • Ervin met and later married the former Patsy Herbon, a native of Athens, HI., and the daughter of Harold and Lois Herbon, while he was stationed at Ft. Sheridan, 111. They have four sons, Howard, Stanley, Russell and Michael, and two daughters, Kathryn and Karen, and Mr. Elmers also has four brothers, Raymond, Gerald, Everett and Donald, and a sister,Darlene. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Upptr D«s Moin«s Publishing Co. PRINTING AT IT'S MST - WITH QUALITY AND ECONOMY Phi 29S4ISI Alf«fleV Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Molina - Kdly-Ryan - Fap<K Now Idea Farm Machinery N. Mala St. Phone MI-MIl Robinson Construction Co. Sioux Stool Building! Building Construction F»r ils 111* and CUM i0l Ing, IniUl OM — SIOUX — Another •<v»n<*mt«l to ••*!•* E. E. MoblMoa EM! oa Hwy. IS Phone 2M4374 Your International HarvcMer dealer, ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO., plctared abov* ii located at 1417 Commercial la the northeast part ol Algona. The International Harvester line 9l (arm equipment and motor tracks Is sup* plemented with other equipment lines such as Farmhand * Mayrath as well as power lawn mowers, boat motors, lubricants ot all kinds (or tractors and machinery, and motors. "Service Is Our Most Important Product" Is the slogan ol the Hall brothers and that is why they carry one bl the largest parts departments in northern Iowa. Their shop room Is the (inest and most ample In this area , . . and housed In a fine modern concrete block structure. You'll find plenty ol private parking and room (or used machinery right at the (ront door or side door, you might say. The Hail brothers and the ALGONA IMPLEMENT rrew invite you to stop in — anytime, Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tirw MttMy-Herrli OMvtr OMC Truck* Flml9n» TUw Phone 29W421 Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY § SERVICE Located east of Algona oa highway 18. Algona Implement Co. Vour Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TUUCKS Sale! & Service Plume 2U5-3M1 Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve Vow Completely" Oil w OW VUit BBf . tvtttmi

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