The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 27, 1960 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 27, 1960
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WORKS FOR BETTER COMMUNITY HEALTH ••• -.1 What Price Drugs? The headlines have recently been full of speculation about the price of i prescription medicine, as if this one • aspect of our economy were out of line with the steadily advancing cost of living. National Pharmacy Week, which begins October 2 and runs through October 8, provides an opportunity to " look behind the headlines growing out of heated statements by politicians and other partisans to see what has really happened to drug prices. for, if people believe they are being charged too much for their prescriptions, it is.the community pharmacist who catches the abuse. Looking at the price of prescription medicine, what do we find? We , find that the medicine we're getting today, is as effective in seeking out & clearing up the cause or symptoms of disease as .is the surgeon's scapel. This wasn't true a generation ago. , • How is prescription price figured by the pharmacist and how much does a prescription cost? Although there are many systems for pricing prescriptions, the essential factors are the cost of ingredients, cost of overhead and professional fee. The qver- age price last year' was about $3, and -.60% '"of all prescription's_were less than that. The prescription that costs $10 or more comes,along about once in every 65 times, the national • average expenditure on medicine last year was $15. per capita. This means that the man supporting a wife and three children can expert to spend about $75 a year for prescription medicine to keep his family well or to help cure their .diseases. What Price Life? It's a different story, of course, for a patient or a family afflicted with a chronic 1 disease that requires constant medication. But how do you measure the cost for such treatment against the good it does? The diabetic who can forsake the needle in favor or oral drugs; the epileptic who can take small doses of anticonvulsant drugs and prevent seizures; the mental patient who because of tranquilizing drugs spends months instead of years in the hospital; the crippled rheumatic who is relieved from pain and sent back to work because of corticosteroid drugs; the leukemia sufferer whose life is prolonged for years instead of months — surely these and many others find their drugs cheap in relation to,their usefulness. We Pharmacists, during this National Pharmacy Week, pledge ourselves to continue in.making today's medicine one of our biggest bargains. 16 Whittemore Ladies Attend Cylinder Fete Whiitemore — Those from Whittemore who attended the miscellaneous shower in honor of Alice Bruhn, daugnter of Mr and Mrs Erwin Bruhn of Cylinder at St. J6hn's Lutheran church parlors at Fairville Sept. 18 were Mesdames George Meyer, Hugo Meyer, William Meyer Sr., Art Heidenwith, Herman Voigt, William Lauck Sr., Mrs Mathilda fteyer, Bert Seely, Edwin Grei- riert, William 1 Ostwald, Ernie Meyer, William Meyer Jr., Law- 'relnce Meyer, Herbert Pptratz, JBtfwin Tietz, Mrs Dorothy Rosendahl, and Gerald Ollom of Algona. Miss Bruhn will be marked to UNDER 21 (A column for teen-agers)' by Dan Halligart dealing with all .kinds of \ . problems which interest young people—from automobiles to going steady; from making friends to getting along with parents and teachers. • STARTS TODAY DON'T MISS ITI on the Editorial Page jWomesi ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1960 VOL. 97 .- NO. 39 Carl Klein of Sioux Center Octf 1 in St. John's Lutheran church. Farewell Parly The Setting Hens card club honored Mr and Mrs Fred Ruhnke at a farewell party Monday evening, Mr and Mrs Ruhnke will move to Kanawha this week where Mr Rirhnke bought a gas station. Cards were played at the Melvin Rocber home, Mrs Or- villc Barber winning high,, Mrs Alfred Bell second high and Mrs Wilbur Rocber travel prize. Enlists In Marines William E. Meyer, 18, son of Mr and Mrs William Meyer Jr., enlisted in the United States Marines Corps Sept. 22 for three years. He was immediately assigned to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif, for 17 weeks .rccuit training. • Observe Anniversary A number of relatives gathered at the home of Mr and .Mrs Gerald Ollom north of Algona to celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary Wednesday evening. Present were Mr and Mrs Milton Espe and sons, Mr and Mrs Raymond Voigt and family, Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith, Mrs Dorothy Rosendahl and daughter, and Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt of here and Rosella Voigt Four ACES Are Hard To Beat! / ...Coming In October... THt NEW 1961 CADILLAC PONTIAC BUICK LARK AT SCHULTZ BROS, Lofts Creek Fair Winners Pictured above at the Clay County Fair is Charles Bierstedl of Whittemore with his 6th place Holstein heifer and his brother Kenneth's third place animal. Charles and Kenneth are members of the Lptts Creek Boys' Club led by Dick Kuecker of Algona. (UDM Engraving). • .• of Algona. In cards, Herman Voigt won high, Brian Espe won second high, and Raymond Voigt won the travel prize for the men, Mrs Herman Voigt won high, and Mrs Raymond Voigt won second high.'Lunch was served. .Mr and Mrs John Jacobs of Des Moines spent the weekend at the home of Mrs John J. Baas, mother of Mrs Jacobs. Mr and Mrs Charles Hallbauer of Sioux City spent the weekend at the home of Mr and 'Mrs Marcus Zumach. Mr and Mrs Lee Campbell of Des Moines visited at the home of Mr and Mrs ueorge Meyer and were overnight guests Thursday. -. < Mr> and Mrs J. B. Geelan and their son Jack, Efes Moines, attended the funeral of Frank Geelan at Ruthven Saturday morning. ( Mrs Clara Townsell, Los Angeles, Rosalie Whalen, Strealor, 111. Catherine anu Nan Joyce of Peru, 111. spent Tuesday night at the Frank and jnia^Birk^.horries., Mr arid Mrs Arthur Heidenwith drove to Albert Lea, Minn. Friday where they spent the Weekend at the home of their daughter and husband, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Walker, and Saturday they were at the Twin Cities., Craig Zimmermann is a patient in the University hospitals in Iowa City. ' , ' Mrs G. S. Elbert and Mrs Conrad Alig were released from St. Ann hospital, Algona, x Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Robert Paige and family of California visited relatives here last week enroute to France Mr Paige is in the air, force and is a nephew of Mrs P. W. Kollasch and Mrs Catherine Farrell. In the Printing Industry about 82% of all printed matter is done by Letter-press, 13% by Offset Lithography and 5% by Gravure. Silk Screen printing is a rapidly growing process. , Men who give in if wrong, arc wise; men who give in if right — are married. „ • A. ;man...whp.,knows' .his... own imperfections is just about as perfect as it is possible for anyone to be. ( In Observance Of National .-Pharmacy Week HONSBRUCH DRUG 141, STATE CY 4*3581 RUSK DRUG & JEWELRY 117 E. STATE CY 4,2349 THUENTE PHARMACY CY 4,2523 ALGONA ATTENTION.... HOC RAISERS! / fllBIBIBHBIIHHMMMH^^^HIIH^IMHi^HIHMIIil^^HHHMIII^^^^HIH^^^HMIii^^HBH^HHHB^^^^^^^^^^^^^H i i • . We Will Be In The Market From Time To Time For Hogs For The Meat To Be Exported To England. These Hogs MUST Have Been - 1 - Vaccinated for Cholera, and 2 - A Certificate From A Veterinarian Must Be Provided That No Cholera Has Been On Farm Past 6 Months. WE ARE SURE YOU WILL LIKE OUR MARKET! Be Sure And Call Us Before Selling Your Hogs WESTERN BUYERS Office At C. M. St. P. * P. Yards Phone CY 4-2411 Algona

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