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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 3, 1966
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Mo!n«t Thursday, February 3, 1966 tippet Be$lH0me MAYBE WE'RE IN THE WAY, To the western mind, some of the war procedures of foreign lands are not easy to understand. Take for example the New Year armistice between North and South Viet Nam, with the Viet Cong thrown in as middle men. The lunar calendar New Year of the Viet Namese was January 21, and leading up to it both sides seemed in perfect agreement about an armistice so that each side could enjoy this traditional holiday. Then, as an extra special concession, it has been reported that the Viet Cong and their North Viet Namese allies freed 15 South Viet Nam officers who had been captured last year. This nice gesture brought a similar token of affection from the South Viet Namese, who likewise announced the release of 20 North Viet Namese prisoners — upping the ante by five, you will note. Of course this all came to an end when the New Year holiday ended, and each side resumed slaughter as of old. In the meantime, U.S. forces also participated in the armistice session during the lunar New Year and refrained from any particularly strong military activities. One can wonder why, if the North and South Vief Namese can go into a voluntary armistice on their own, and freely exchange token prisoners, they can't also settle their differences some other way than by war. It's a queer type of combat, and perhaps if we left them to their own devices they might work things out without any of our assistance. Maybe we're in the way. TRY IT AGAIN The Iowa Bar Association, we note, is recommending {hat there be an overhaul of Iowa's minor court system, including replacing of present justice of the peace courts and mayor's courts with magistrates that would be known as district court commissioners. This is similar to a proposal that was made to the 1965 general assembly in Des Moines, and one advocated by the legislative study committee, but on which there was no specific action. There is merit to the proposal. Justice of the peace courts are pretty obsolete, and so are the mayor courts for that matter. In fact while the mayors of cities are called upon to act under certain specific circumstances, you wonder whether or not they enjoy their duties, and just how much harm is done the city or town they represent. No matter what decisions they make, or fines then render, they are certain to leave sore spots. They just can't win. At any rate, it looks as though the legislature may try it again. ^ppcr i@ea iffilmtice HIE. 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 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER : 6 T1 6 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 $4.00 Single Copiei lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly 16.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST YOU ALL COME ! This is the time of year when thoughts turn to spring farm and field work, but too early to do much about it except think and plan. So it's a good time to take advantage of such an event as the Corn and Soybean Clinic coming to Algona next Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the V.F.W. building. It's all free, and includes a free lunch at noon. True, it is sponsored by six national corporations vitally interested in the farm field, but they don't sell anything and aren't asking you to buy — all you have to do is be there, and it could prove educational, entertaining, and will certainly provide a good day of companionship with many other area farmers. You all come I POLITICAL LIFE REVIVES The year 1966 is another state election year, and political life around the state seems to be reviving after a lull in 1965 when no major elections occurred. From what we read, it seems that the major problem of the republican party is to persuade candidates to enter competition. That is not true for the governor race, where several are already in the arena, but party leaders are calling for candidates for most other offices. It appears that Senator Jack Miller will have little or no opposition in his primary, but considerably more in the general election. This will be the first year in which the new date for the primary is used, which puts it in the fall instead of the spring, and only a comparatively few weeks ahead of the general election. Thus, candidates will have more time to battle for primary nominations, but not too much time to wage a campaign for the general election. For the first time in a long, long span, the democrats in the state will have the advantage of incumbents in nearly all state offices and legislative control, plus a majority of the Iowa congressional delegation. It always helps when you're on the inside, looking out. Just ask any democratic candidate of the past, who usually was on the outside, looking in. It could be a very lively fall. 'GREAT SOCIETY' COMMENT Northwood Anchor — For those who like it, the Great Society may be worth every penny it Is costing. For those who oppose it/ any price-Is too high. The trouble is that both lj sides of the argument usually have no idea fust what the tab will come to. The facts are interesting, no matter how you look at it. This year's administration budget—and this is considerably smaller than the sum total of the Treasury's total expenditures- was announced at under $100 billion by President Johnson. However, the best estimates as of now are that by the end of the fiscal year, on July 1, 1966, the Administration will have gone at least $10 billion over what was budgeted. This will give the Treasury one of the biggest peacetime deficits In history. Only part of this can be dumped in the Great Society's lap. After all, close to $50 billion will go for defense alone—and there are such expenditures as foreign tfid, a solid $3.3 billion, and other programs begun by previous Administrations. Great Society programs, for which the American taxpayer will be paying in the next five years, add up to some $111 billion in new authorizations. Of that $1 billion will go to the Appalachia relief project, $7 billion for a Federal aid-to-education step-up, and a conservatively estimated $5 billion for the poverty war. A $20 billion measure, for various Fedreal subsidies, sits on President Johnson's desk, awaiting his signature. The International Monetary Fund is scheduled to get $1 billion, and Social Security will cost the Treasury $33 billion more than it did before this year. This is one reason why the Administration is talking of increasing taxes. The Great Society may be great-but it's expensive, and to all of us. Discarding an old calendar is not an easy thing to do. It is too much like throwing away a part of your own life. —Audubon County Journal For And About Teenagers ] t POM'T Feeu COUUP TRUST HIM,.. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am not too worried about my problem, but it has been on my mind. Last year I went with this boy. He said he liked me. I told him the same, He made promises to me and never kept them. He said he wanted to break up until early next year, but for me to tell my friends I still liked him if they as^ed if we were still going together. I told him it was possible I might like someone else in the meantime. If we do get back • together, I don't feel I could trust him. After we had gone together for some time, he told nje that he was known for telling lies. I now like one of his best friends, a very reliable person". How should I tell the first boy? Will be not have the idea I was eyeing bis friend while we were going together?" OUR REPLY: What the first boy thinks should be unimportant. He apparently is smart enough to know that he is mighty careless with the truth but he has yet to learn that you can't have everything in life your own way. What he asked you to do, in ef- fect, was to not go steady with him but to continue to tell people that you were. This gave him a lot of rope. If you like the second boy, let him know it, let the first boy know it. Be truthful and don't involve yourself with someone who would put you on the shelf and expect to find you still there some months later. li you hart a tttaag* picbl»m you want to di»cu*f < 91 on ob»»rratlon ta make, eddrtu yow l*tt*r to FOB AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUrffiMN nSK SERVICE. FRAN*- TH/S /S 0EEWSF JONES THE RESTOFH/3 TEAM WILL BECN THE: now /A/A from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The American Revolution ended, February 4, 1783. The Philippine-American War began, February 4, 1899. Roger Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island, February 5, 1631. The University of Wisconsin was founded, February 5, 1849. A law was passed to do away with "lame duck" sessions, February 6, 1933. John L. Sullivan won the heavyweight boxing title from Paddy Ryan, February 7, 1882. Hawaii was declared a U.S. protectorate, February 7, 1893. February 8 is the anniversary of the founding of the Boy ScouU of America (1910). The U.S. Weather Bureau was created, February 9, 1870. The Department of Agriculture was made an executive department of government, February 9, 1889. Spain ceded Florida to the United States, February 10, 1763. Normans left Illinois for Utah, February 10,1846. ents, the Robert Burts. Hosts and hostesses were members of' the Modern Mixers and their husbands. They were moving March 1 to a farm south of Estherville. - o - 1020S AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 31, 1956 - o- Weather in this area made life plenty spicy during the week. Warm days, interspersed with cold days and nights plus snow and sleet, made weather talk quite .interesting. Low temperature during the week, was a 13 below zero reading while the high was- a 33 mark. Damage to telephone lines was reported but work crews quickly ironed out the difficulties. - o - The membership drive of the Kossuth county chapter of the National Farmers' Organization was progressing in fine shape according to county secretary Ray Steven as a total of 1500 Kossuth farmers had joined the organization in a three month period. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Rex Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greenberg, Algona, returned from a motor trip to Florida and other southern points of interest. - o - A surprise covered dish dinner and party was given for the 9th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Frideres and family of West Bend. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Erpelding, Francis, Marguerite and Gerald; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Erpelding, Becky and Jane; and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thilges, Marilyn and Sharon. - o - A record-breaking performance by Doug Meyer, who pumped in 34 points, failed to usher the Algona Bulldogs to victory as Eagle Grove edged the locals, 69-68, in a fast-moving thriller. The defeat, second of the week, gave the Bulldogs an 8-7 season record and a 5-5 mark in the North Central Conference race. - o - Marilyn Vaudt, Livermore, was confined to her home with her leg in a cast. She tore the ligaments in her leg while playing basketball with Gilmore City in the Little Nine Tournament at LuVerne, - o - Named among the honor roll students at Augustana Academy, Canton, S. D,, for the first semester of the school year was LaVonne Cody, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Amer Cody, Fenton, LaVonne was a sophomore at the Academy. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Berhow, Seneca, were the guests of honor at a farewell party held for them at the home of the latter's par- Mr, and Mrs. Jack Vitzthum, Wesley, returned home from a three week's stay at the Herman Becker home near Irvington while .Mr. and Mrs. Becker were vacationing in Florida. - o - Mrs. Ann Swyter, Titonka, was spending two weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyer of Corwith, while they were vacationing in Oklahoma with their Sons, Alvin and Wilbur and their families. - o - Jack Geelan, student at Loras College in Dubuque, arrived home to spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Geelan, Whittemore. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frideres, St. Joe, returned from a 4,700 mile , three week trip through southern and western states. The Frideres boys, Gary and Howard, made their headquarters with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred lllg and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Reding. - o Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd F. Smith, LuVerne, reported news from Hawaii, telling of the birth of Lance Steven, to M/Sgt.andMrs. Robert Delbler. Mrs. Deibler was the former Beverly Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The Deiblers had been in Hawaii a year and a half and expected to return to the states in June. .• __ - o Patty, four-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Lakota, had a tonsillectomy and also a growth removed from her eyes at Park hospital in Mason City. 20 YEARS AGO IN tHt FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 5, 1946 - o- What would probably be the wierdest, wildest - if not the best - basketball game of the season was slated between members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club in a "no holds barred" contest. Secret practices had been held by both organizations whose members had been dragged out to once again don uniforms for the contest. Beecher Lane was managing the JayCees team and Gene Hertz was handling the Lions. - o - Pictured on the front page were charter members of the Union twp. Mothers and Daughters Club who were especially honored at the 40th anniversary and program. They were Mrs. Sadie Schenck, Mrs. Kate Annis, Mrs. Julia Dearchs, Mrs. Cora Bacon and Mrs. Minnie Sarchet. 70 members were in attendance with the program and dinner being held in the Burt Methodist church. - o - The Algona city council accepted a bid for, and authorized the purchase of a new diesel generating unit for the municipal light plant for $107,687. The engine was a 1,500 horsepower job with a 1500 k. w. G. E. generator. The engine was so constructed so that a super-charger could be attached which would increase the engine's output to 2,000 horsepower. - o - Rosella Voigt announced that she would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for county treasurer. Miss Voigt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt of Whittemore, had been a deputy county treasurer for two and one-half years under C. W. Pearson, Republican in- combent who would not be a candidate for re-election. - o - Mist, falling in temperatures that were slightly above freezing, made walking and driving a severe hazard in this area. From a low of four below, the mercury rose to a high of 40 for the week. - o- P. A. McArthur of Algona renewed his subscription to the Algona Upper Des Moines - that in itself was not unusual - but the fact that between Mr. and Mrs. McArthur and his father, Thomas McArthur (then deceased) they had taken the paper since it was founded in 1865 was unusual. Mr. Me Arthur's father came to Iowa in 1860 from Scotland and for 30 years after his father's death, Mr. McArthur continued the subscription that his father began in 1865. - o - A miscellaneous shower and CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Revolved 5. Puncture 9. Extent 10. Musical sounds 12. Recline 13. Grain of corn 14. White ant 15. Grain 16. Behold! 17. Act 19. Slope 20. Seven to seven,for instance 21. Rational 22. Semipoly- gonal window 25. Funeral piles 26. Fix 27. Distant 28. Inquire 29. Renders quiet 33. Mongol 34. Hasten 35. Poultry cage 36. Light-tan color 38. Dipper constellation 39- Endured 40. Willow 41. Weakens 42. Mrs. Truman POWN 1. Scottish tea cake 2. bear 3. Improved morally 4. Compass point 6. Vapor 6. Civil wrong 7. Girl's name 8. Make a for 9. Strike 11. Sledding areas 13. Demeter's daughter 18. Lubricate 19. Road surface material 21. Port on Ionian Sea 22. Nebraska Indians 23. Effects 24. Writing fluid 25. Moccasin 27. Nourish 29. Ties 30. Asiatic lemur 31. Leader of the Israelites 32, Mast 34. Croquet wicket 37. Extinct bird 40. Before: prefix w p IB 10 If* w w 7 8 19 THE GOLDEN WHAT GLAMOR GIRLS THINK ABOUT RETIREMENT-AGE MEN therewith a letter from a viva" clous young secretary to a 64-year-old man in her office who is about to retire: "bear Poddle-Pet — "It seems a fitting time for somebody to inform you that you are a beautiful dream to some of the maidens around here . . . and otherwise to set you straight on just what your status is among the ladies as you walk in grey- haired splendor toward your pension. "You're not quite as cute as you think you are. Which you ought to understand in the beginning. You make your harmless little jokes, put what you pretend to be a paternal arm around a girl's waist, and drop a suggestive remark or two. The girls know that if they gave you an opening you would change from the paternal to the predatory in about 60 seconds. But they don't worry obout you . . . they aren't going to give you an opening. "You are a fine human being to the young ladies, finer perhaps than you know. Your compulsions and temper are under control. Your years have taught you to be kind, considerate. The young men they go out with do not have these qualities. They feel a warmth for you because you do have them. "You are a profound economic asset to a young lady, if she has struck your fancy and if at age 64 you have reached a place of influence in the office. You can maneuver a raise for her. More important, you can maneuver a better pecking order for her in the office jobs. Your superiors or your underlings may think you're a silly old fool who has been captivated by a bosom or a pair of legs. Still you can do a girl a favor. "You are more sophisticated than most men young ladies know. You know how to travel on an airplane, how to register in a hotel, how to order a meal in a restaurant and not argue with the check, how to treat a woman. Young ladies admire * sophisticated man — in these impersonal areas. "You have too much vanity ... it shows up on you like a red plaid vest with a blue serge suit. A playful young lady will give you a kiss on the cheek, and you walk two feet taller for the next two weeks. She didn't mean it that way. Really. A young lady will look at you maybe ten seconds longer than required, maybe into your eyes. You make note of it. And that night you reflect on her longing for your company as she sits at home alone . . . while in fact she is out running her fingers through a younger man's hair. Her eyes had only been angling for the office favor you might throw her way. If only your wife, or somebody, had been making eyes at you over these last 15 years you wouldn't fall into this trap. "With angling eyes and a peck on the cheek, I remain, "Platonically Yours, "Nylon Nellie" New GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag* booklet now rtadf. Send 50c in coin to D»pl. CSFS. car* erf Ihli ncwtpajwr, to Box 1672, Grand Central Station. Now York 17, W.Y. tea was given for Jean Murtagh, Algona, at the home of Mrs. A. E. Kresensky. Other hostesses were Mrs. Fred Geigel, Mrs. Alwin Huenhold, Mrs. Lawrence Gillespie, Mrs . Walter Kempley and Mrs. Lloyd Robinson. Miss Murtagh was being married Feb. 15 to Sterling Goff of Louisville, Ky. - o A LuVerne high school class B basketball team mowed down its class A opponent, Algona, in the semi-finals of the south- half county basketball tournament by a score of 25-23. The LuVerne team then went on to win the south half title, defeating Burt 50-20. While some of the Algona fans were surprised at the LuVerne victory, it was not unexpected. LuVerne had a fine record for the season, and while Algona team looked good in spots, it had shown a tendency to blow "hot and cold" too often. - o- Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Witham of the Four Corners area, entertained their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Helmers and relatives in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Helmers first wedding anniversary. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ramus, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lowman, and Richard Helmers. _ •' ' Bfc* • ' S INSURANCE A. J. (Arale) Ricklefe Hoapitalization 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 20tf 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 MtfcflLANEOUS INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, ING. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRI DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glaasea 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5;00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR DONALD J. KINGRELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training ,«» Contact Lenses 108 So.,Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiroi apractor VSWSffMBfM 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. Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVi H. Pod?* Ph. M5-?W MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 218 W. state Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 895-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-P, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.p, Physicians & Surgeon." 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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