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Algona, Iowa
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, Sept. It, 1960 _ , PAGE me De$lome$ iii.: :r . in irni!"n.' "HL 11 ^ DID YOU EVER WONDER? ... Did ye»u ever wonder just what the final results ond accomplishments might be of sending satellites into orbit, and men into space, and baflooni into the stratosphere? Did you ever wonder what is proved by having men leap via parachute from 102,000 feet, or spinning the wheels on a car up to 300 miles an hour and death, or breaking the sound barrier two or three times over in a plane, or shooting missiles 9,000 miles? We already know what can be accomplished by splitting the atom! Some folks call if all progress. True, it calls for scientific genius, bravery, and intensive preparation and planning, . . . and of course, lots of money. But might a person be pardoned for wondering if ALL of these things are, in the final windup, going to bring real progress to civilization? Or will some of them, perhaps, lead to the final end of civilization as we know it. Perhaps it is appropriate to name rockets and missiles^ after Pagan Gods. Controlled, and existing in a world dedicated to peace, they probably would bring no harm and possibly good. Existing, as they do, in a world which seems never to learn the lessons of history and war, they might also lead to ultimate disaster for everyone. * * * SILLIER BY THE HOUR How silly can we get? A drive has been underway for sometime )o force fraternal organizations to open their memberships to anyone and everyone, regardless of race, color and creed. The first point of attack has been college fraternities. The principale involved is no different than saying that the Masonic Lodge or the Knights of Columbus can no longer have their own basic requirements for membership, or a right to reject anyone if they so choose. Now comes the payoff. The Massachusetts attorney general has warned four Negro fra- ternilies that they should do all in their power to "attract whites." That old saying of "leave well enough alone" has evidently been forgotten. * * * left be flexible. If we have to spend mere far our own defense and the defense of the rest of the free world, then reduce proportionately the sum total of so-called "foregin aid." Fifteen years ago foreign aid was necessary; today it is an unnecessary drain on the public purse of the USA. * * * "The punishment of wise men who refuse, to take part in affairs of government is to live under the government of unwise men." Plato- 440 N BC. Upper PCS ^Hoinca ill E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice •t Algeria. Iowa, under Act of ConfreM of March 3. 1879. Issued Tuesday in 1960 By UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor DARLENE KINSEY, Advertising Mgr. GEO. M. SMITH, Foreman RATION At COITOIIAl NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Dn« Year, tn advance 93M Both Algona paper*, in -combination, per year — -St.oo Sincte Copies _„„ . .. We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE XOSSUTH One Year, in advance '. $4.00 Both Algeria papers in combination, one year S6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST WE FIND A NEW ALLY A sense of humor, it is said, is among the highest expressions of intelligence. With that thought in mind, we were quite surprised and very happy to find that there has been extensive research going on underwater to learn more about the bottle-nosed dolphin, often called a porpoise. The dolphin, is seems, has a rare sense of humor. From our own personal experience, we know of one dolphin at least with such a sense of humor. He (or she) was cruising the Atlantic near the Azores one night in 1943 and spotted our ship. A dolphin under full steam, we might add, traveling just below the surface of the water at night, leaves a phosphorescent ripple that looks exactly like a torpedo. Fortunately, in this case, it was a dolphin, one that dived deep on reaching the starboard beam, and reappeared happily on the port beam. In the meantime, a naval crew that manned general quarters in answer to an alarm turned in by an alert but green lookout, lacked entirely the sense of humor of the dolphin. Well, it seems that the researchers (Navy, of course) have found that the dolphins not only talk to each other but occasionally drop a remark in English to the scientists. Under these circumstances, and before any more money is wasted on underwater electronic devices, perhaps we should initiate a crash program to get through to the dolphins. On our side, the dolphins could keep track of all underwater objects, and certainly throw a good scare into any foes (as illustrated above.) Besides, no dolphin "has ever been known to want to marry anyone's sister. Let us get busy! We have a fine, potential ally in the dolphin — and all they might ask in pay is an occasional fish or two. * * * TRIBUTE TO "HOBO DAY" Ortonville (Minn.) Independent — The little town of Britt, Iowa, population 2,000 last Tuesday concluded holding its 60th Annual National Hobo Day Convention — and a success it was, indeed. Upwards of 20,000 people visited the town, joined hands with merchants and town- folk in a day devoted solely to "hoopla" as a "goodwill" builder for that.Iowa town. Someone back in 1900 conceived the idea it would be a kind act of charity to treat the Hoboes/who passed through Britt with a free feed. Thus was born a day which has grown into an event of national importance^ The remarkable thing'about the idea is that despite the early origin of the day, the people of Britt have annually joined hands in staging the event each year — 60 years without a miss. We«of Ortonville and those of other towns know how hard it is to get merchants and business people to see eye-to-eye on any annual event. For instance, here in Ortonville, we started out several years ago "with a bang, with an Annual Sweet Corn Festival. This event, with the corn eating contest for championship, drew national publicity. The event was repeated a few times, then, because to stage such a celebration cost a little money, it was voted out of the budget and permitted to die for lack of interest. Since then, Cokato picked up the idea and that town now carries on where we left off. How long Minneapolis will continue with its Aquatennial or St. Paul its Winter Carnival no one presently tan say — or New Orleans its Mardi Gras — but you can be sure that so long as there is a Britt, Iowa, there will be a National Hobo Convention, even after the sight of a true Hobo has passed from memory, because there is something fascinating about the title "Hobo." It gives all men a thought of freedom. Freedom from worry. Freedom from Boredom, Freedom from detail, and places him mythically, if not otherwise, much on the same plane as the roving Indian. And, who, we ask, is there who at some time or other has not wanted to "run away" from detail — if only for a day or two or if only in thought? As one who,' a few years ago rode as a "Hobo" in the lead car in the two-mile long parade, posing as a Hobo, and, who this year attended the celebration as an on-looker, we wislj to commend the people of Britt for the success they have made of "Hobo Day." * * * It is pointed out, probably with an effort to embarrass every other potential candidate, that Nixon is the "only aspirant for the presidency without wealth." Well, if he still has his pals who put up his original campaign money he will have no worries. And on second thought, maybe it's a good thing to have someone in office with some independent means — no necessity for dipping his hand in the cash register! THESE WOMEN! By <T AttMio 14 A little more vodka in Mrs. Ferrer* this, time, M«ldifc She's strangely tingossipy todajl 1 * Washington igh lights A Weekly Report jtomthe Nation*» Capital fry R«y Pi HITS, RUNS AND ERRORS — Well, they've finished their business and gone home. The Congress, we mean. How much was accomplished, what was done that shouldn't have been done and what wasn't done that should have been done . . . this will be argued for weeks to come. The Republicans say the Democratic- controlled Congress failed to deliver on its promises. But the Democrats point to a long list of things which they call accomplishments. One thing is certain, most Congressmen and Senators are convinced it was a mistake for them to come back after the mid-summer political convefr- tions. For them, tne timing was bad. All members of the House arc up for re-election — some lion to extinguish these fires. So what happens? The Forest Service asked for $91.4 million for fire prevention. The Budget Bu- rcau cut this to $84.4 million. When do we learn? a shot for tetanus and was reportedly getting along fine. * * * Another Unltn township fat- mer, Robert Keefe, had been having a pretty rough time. An old corn crib on his farn) blew down during a recent windstorm, and a few days later, cobs near the kitchen stove caught fire, causing slight damage to the kitchen before the blaze was extinguished. • • r Rosemary Siuder, lift, daughter. of Mr and Mrs August Studer, t Wesley, went for a ride, on a ' pony and came uut second best. She fell from the animal at her home Wednesday night and fractured her right arm in three places below the shoulder. Despite the painfal accident and the large cast later installed, Rosemary attended school the next day. * • • Three young men' from the CCC Camp at Bancroft , narrowly escaped death or possible serious injuries Saturday evening when thc auto ,in which they were riding slanted off the road and crashed into a tree near the Milwaukee bridge at Algona. By hitting the tree, the car was " kept from dropping into a 20-foot ditch. A tire blowout was blamed for the mishap. • * • Excellent weather was reported all over Kossuth county during the week. The high reading during thc period was only 80 degrees and ranged down to 66, Low for the same period was 38 degrees — only six degrees above freezing. Only one-tenth of an inch of rain was reported. Audubon into the Kampcn house. Mr Morgan is Working on road construction. Their two sons are in School and their two daughters are pro-school age. Patty Jacobson spent Monday and Tuesday with her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Edward Zinnel. MOWER Myron Henderson, who farms near Afton, suffered injuries 'caused by a power mower recently. The mower partially amputated the first, second and third toes on his left foot. He was taken to a hospital where the second and third toes were removed and a skin graft was made on the first toes. BETTER PRINTING for let* — Upper DOS Moines Pub. Co., NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL State of Iowa . ss. In District Court Kossuth County No. 7777 September Term, HMO. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREUY NOTIFIED, That an Instrument of wilting purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Anderson, Deceased, dated April 5, Him. having been this day filed, opened and rend, Monday the 26th day of September. IflfiO, is fixed for hearing proof of same at the Court House In Algona, Iowa, before the District Court of said County, or the Clerk of snlcl Court; nnd at ten o'clock A. M.. of the day above mentioned All persons Interested are hereby notified and required to appear, and 8hO«r cause, U any they have, why Imtftl- ment should not be probated and allowed as .inrt for the last Will anfl Testament of sairl deceased. Dated at Algona, Town, September 7. 1HHO. Alma Pearson Clerk of the District Court. Llnnan, Lynch & Strauh, Attorneys Algeria, Iowa MClTICE OF HEAHma ON APPLICATION ran A PERMIT TO DIVERT WATER FROM A TILE DRAINAGE: SYSTEM INTO A DRAINAGE WELL. Notice Is hereby given that there ll now on file In the Office of the Io\»» Natural Resources Council, State House, Des Moines, Iowa, mi application from Harrison Farm for a permit to divert water from a 'tile dmlnnfe system draining about 62 acres of land lying in that part of the S',b of see* tlon 4. T84N, R28W. lying east of th« railroad right of way In Kossuth County, Iowa, Into a drainage well on said land. Applicant requests a permit to divert water Into said well In the maximum quantity nnd at the maximum rate of natural flow from a tile draln- nfic system draining about 62 acres of the land described herein throughout each year. Water from n tile system draining about 27 acres of said M acres has been diverted Into tin Id well since Us construction during Jurre, 'Notice is further given that a public hearing will be held nl 11:00 A. M. on Scpternber 2fi, IJIBO, at the Kossuth County Courthouse. Algonn, Iowa, at which time and place or at any adjournment, the Water Commissioner or his Deputy will take evidence by the applicant and any other person i-ither tn support of or in opposition to the granting of a permit. Louis F. Glcsoke Deputy Water Commissioner (36-37) HELPING THE PANTRY — This didn't make headlines in the dying days of Congress but they passed a bill which will make a lot of home economic students happy. It permits thc Government to make available to home ec classes surplus farm commodities. This extra rice, flour, dried eggs, butter and other foods will go a long way to help youngers learn how to prepare dinner table delicacies. RIGHT HAND MAN — One A strong first half attack carried Algona high school's football team to an 18-6 win over Gilmore City in the season opener for both schools. The Bulldogs rolled to an 18-0 nalftime lead, saw Gilmore City count its TD in the last half. Standouts for Algona were Ed Skilling, Bob Willason' and Hank Geilenfeld. The team christened new uniforms with the victory. * v * K5m «.„,.,». m . „ * 9 * V , ent * * er * , up m '^ area :. Fl " t of al **"£ ^f" ±! hi B f ™ r ha , ve be £ n som( ;thmg like culo " s Da f th 8 ** few — and one-third of thc Senators have to face voters in November. Being cooped up in Washington — while their opponents made hay back home — isn't the easy way to politic. SUPER DOOPER SNOOPERS — Post office employes all over,, the country arc up in arms over the way postal inspectors spy oh them. It seems the 'Pis peek through one-way mirrors from concealed vantage points to make sure >no postal worker steals anything from thc mails. This does smack of the way things are done in Russia since the amount of stealing among postal workers is extremely negligible. One postal w or k e r claimed he had a nervous breakdown working under such conditions. It is estimated the post office is spending as much as $45 for each peep-hole and therA* are many in big post offices. A? one worker put it, thc post off fice could do well to spend this muney improving working con* ditions instead of spying on dedicated, honest employes. Congress meets again in January will be to decide whether the President should have a first secretary — a top-notch right hand man to relieve him of some of his numerous duties. He would ,be the No. 1 aid to the. President rnd would coordinate national, seturity and internatio- /ial affairs inquired by the Cold War. More than 50 departments and agencies of Government now report directly to the President. A lot of this burden could be removed from the President's shoulders, giving him a better chance to think clearly in making the decisions affecting the , lives of 180 million Americans. STUDENT SUBCRIPTIONS Keep Up With Home Town News While Away At College or University. 9 Months $3 Algona Upper Des Moines parcd lo participate -by offering terrific ba rgains at outLor coun g -s Plcntv "of c° eiiainmcnt" complete wUh rides for ch dr"n was a1 ^ on tap Then Sept 20! the annual Kossuth County Con- League's Field be h1?d*Sve SlS' anc } two miles cast of Algona Art Prcibfe Lonc R ock anc , B iU DaU) Sr-i Algona, co-chairmen of the cvcnt> announcod „ complete program of all sorts of attractions aimcd to plcaso area ' t mm. A huge crowd was expected ' Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-4529 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Office Equipment & Supplies MITAL tingle ejftd doWMe peetottd desks, filing cabinets, card files, stenographic and executive office chaiif, fireproof chests and filing cabinets, and many other types of •ffice equipment art available from us. We are proud to be authorized, frejnchised dealers for Art M0eji, IftvlftelMs) end Wesco metal furniture and files — for fmtth-C«re)n« •"*) Remington typewriters — for R. €. Allen, Vieror, Smhh'Corona and Remington business machines -«• and many other lines whose name you respect. UfPfR IMS MOINES Pl» CO. TllE.CattSt. Algona, Iowa f§«*oo tut** »§,ro MWfrefffAVHOMt BIG PAY OFF — According to the Library of Congress, $515 billion has been coilectcd iri taxes under the Eisenhower Administration. That's almost as much money as was coilectcd under every President from George Washington up through J Harry Truman. The 32 other Pre- j sidents collected $586 billion. By the end of his eight year term Eisenhower will have spent art estimated $579 billion. Truman spent S360 billion in eight years and Franklin Roosevelt spent $374 billion in 12 years. In Eisenhower's defense, of course, it should be noted that military costs have sky-rocketed and wo art 1 now spending billions on the space program. Still that's a lot of money. ' •—G— A HELPING HAND — The way has now been cleared for thc Federal government to pass' on unneeded surplus property to state and county agricultural extension services. Tin; extension - bervicv has tlu 1 responsibility for carrying out an tducntional pro-' gram for the Department of Agriculture. It is active in more than 3000 counties. This means the extension service is now in line to receive surplus photogra-' phic equipment — projectors, cameras, screens, etc. — reproduction and mailing equipment, office machines and various other types of office 'equipment. Since these things were only gathering dust in Government warehouses it makes good sense that they can be put to valuable use. FROM THE FILES -F THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SEPT. 17, 1940 Two harvest pictures appeared on the front page. A threshing crew, busy with horses, wagons and a huge thresher, run by Leo Lichtcr of Algona, was winding up work at the. Mclvin Ellingson farm, five miles north of Algona. Other helpers were Henry Bahling and Alvjn Andreasen. Mrs L. L. Lease of Wesley submitted the other photo, which showed Sclmer and Stanley Gcsmc and Ed Erickson busy piling straw on a farm in the Wesley area. There wasn't a .tractor in either photo. • • • A. H. Schuler, supt. o.f schools at Swoa City, was elected president of the Kossuth County -Schoolmasters' Association dur- .ing a meeting of that organization' Wednesday evening. P}e succeeded H. M. Granner of Led,yard in the post. Other officers wore Supt. G. u. Belkcn, Ledyard, secretary-treasurer, and Miss Hunter, Lcdyard, president of the county council of teachers. « i • The 2>/i year old son of Mr and Mrs Fred Davis of Union town- Ship stepped on a nail and punctured his left foot recently. He rushed to a doctor, given •OTTOSEN Mrs Donald Usher Thc Luther League had a pot luck farewell supper Thursday evening for two members who will leave for college. They arc- Gary Schultz, who will go to Iowa State Teachers College and Douglas Daniel, who will go to the State University of Iowa. Mr and Mrs Arthur Winther of Osage came Wednesday to visit the Donald Ushers for a few days. Thursday they all attended thc State Fair. Danny and Debbie. Watncm, children of Mr and Mrs Bruce Watnems, while their parents their grandparents, the Percy Watnem, while their parents went to Chicago to visit relatives. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Morgan and children have moved from > *> »• ..^^ * f V.<V •*••»(* J»<* _ Coupons fcere/ As Advertised In Today's Farm & Home Section BILL'S MARKET UP IN FLAMES — Strange as it may seem, the Government is willing to spend millions to put out disastrous forest fires but only pennies on fire prevention. Since 1953 a total of 1,585,350 acres of national forests • have been burned. The estimated Joss. in timber, watershed, grazing, recreation and other values Is close to $150 million. It has cost in the nctgiiburhuud of $134 mil-' RUPTURED? ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. n. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Phone CY 4-S178 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A home company. Sa'fe, secure. Phone CY 4-3756 .. Lola Scufiham. Sec'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Hoods, and Many Other fc'or»ns Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbs! ' Iowa Farm Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible)' Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co, 706 So. Phillips St. ilgona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL DALE W. LOCK WOOD Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States , Burt, Iowa Phone 201 A free Demonstration will be given by t>»* Well-Known Expert H. L. Hoffman in Algona, Hotel, Algona, Thursday, September If you cannot have or do not want surgery-you may get immediate end permanent relief wearinf a Hoffmen Shield. A newly developed vacuum pad hold* appliance firmly in pps- ition. Over 30 years of experience with tens of thousands of customers to prove it, Hoffman can help yen loo. Work in \ comfort and safety, Please come early Caution: If neglected, rupture maf cauee weakness, backache, nervousness, stomach and gas pains. These having large rup- ttirea which have-returned aJtet epei«lis>a or injection Me especially invited, HOffMANM* MIMOICAL AFPUAJtCC CO, 953 Plymouth Building Minneapolis 9, Minnesota CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford AH Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 DENTISTS ' DR. KARL M. HOFFMAN Office in Horn* Federal Bid*. Office phone CY 4-434* WL j, 1. HAIWU, JR. bOCCttOB "CM Phone CY 4-9334 VI 622 E. State Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor S21 E. State St. \ Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat. 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Ret. CY 4-3461 DOCTORS" MEi.V'N G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office phone CY 4-2349 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT, M.D. HON. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOSEPH M. ROONEY Physician & Surgeon 114 N. Moore Office phone CY 4-2224 Resident phone CY 4-2232 JOHN M. SCHUTTEIt. KtD. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge. Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2338 OPTOMETRISTS - DR. L. L. SNYDEH Optometrist 113 East State Alfiona Telephone CY 4-2711 Closed Saturday Afternoons Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algnna, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training 108 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) * PHONE CY 4-3743 Forpi Management CarltM farm Management Ph. CY 4-iWJ Strving Henc«ck, HumswUH •olo Alto t KtMMth Covntitf

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