AIN STEM •Y JULIAN CHRISCHIUES "Twloi Imni fty Stete Cambridge, Md. is a small, non-discript town In Ma* ryland with a population close .to 13,000 ... the reason we stopped hero for a day on our Eastern travels is that my wife's sister, the former Mary Seeley, lives here with her husband. Like everyone in the Eart that we meet, they love the area and wouldn't move back to the midwest unless absolutely forced to. What makes Cambridge unique among other eastern cities of its size is the recent racial disorders ... if our memory is correct, it was the first town in the East that had nationally publicized racial disorders. This was back a few years ago but the most recent troubles occurred just a week before our arrival. In fact, the national guard troops called to Cambridge to quell the trouble left only the day before our arrival. In this town, there are about 4,000 Negroes and 9,000 whites ... no one is quite sure just why this town has had so much trouble, more per capita than any in the United States . . . maybe it is because Gloria Richardson, a native of the town, has become quite a leader in the country in stirring up trouble. . We take a quick 15-minute four of the town . . . there are squalid areas in the Negro saction but there are also bright new apartment buildings too, which house 150 colored families ... we see the two blocks that were burned out in the recent disorders, including an old first grade school that was long past its usefulness but still in service . . . there are two new school buildings in the Negro district and Mary teaches a reading class in one of them. She enjoys this work but was taken aback at first by the backwardness of the Negro youngsters ... a great many at the sixth grade level read at the first grade level and below. The most recent disorders stemmed from a visit by H. Rap Brown, who has since been arrested and charged with crossing a state line to incite a riot ... he spoke from a car- top across from the burned out school and his message was one of hate. He told his audience, many of whom were teenagers and men in their early 20's, to burn the town down they did put the torch to five or six buildings including a motel, school, cafe and several other structures in the Negro area. The Cambridge firemen were given orders not to put out the fires, fearing and probably rightly so, the rioters would then skip around to the downtown and start burning there if they had the fire trucks occupied putting out the other fires . . . there was sniper fire which also discouraged the firemen to risk their lives. So this is Cambridge, a town where it is unsafe to send your children a couple of blocks off main street at night ... it is a city where the white residents have attempted to better the conditions of the Negroes but apparently not as fast as the Negroes would like ... it should be mentioned that most of the trouble stems from the younger people and they are in turn incited by outside agitators ... the oldsters deplore the riots and fires and shootings. They would rather live in peace but their sons are militant and want things better, much better, now and not in 10 years or more. The town has been flooded with big city newspapermen and national network TV cameramen . . . some things they write are false and exaggerated. Their presence does not help the situation any. There seems to be no solution . . . things here and in many Eastern cities could get worse. There certainly must be two sides to the argument and we are far from any authority on the subject. It does seam that education is one of the answers, but a long-range one. The younger children must be given the opportunity, the education and the hope for a better life. Change will come gradually to Cambridge, to Detroit and the cities that are experiencing racial troubles. We probably won't see the fruits of these efforts in our lifetime but they must come if this country is to continue to progress and not fall back into anarchy. Plan 45th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. William Decker, Algona will be honored August 27 at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at their home at 325 Sbu'th. Wooster St. in observance of their 45th wedding anniversary. The open house is being sponsored by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Decker, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Decker, Cherokee; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Decker, Whiitelaw, Wisconsin; Mr. and 'Mrs. Dwight Decker, Algbnia; Mr. and Mrs. Mart Christianson, Bode; and Nicki Decker, Algona. All 'friends and reJattves are invited to attend. IIMIIIMIIIHIIItHllltllHIHMMIHIflMmiHIIimHIIIIIHIIIIIIItintNIMMINItMMIHIIfmHIIIHMIIMIHtMIHIIIIWMIIIIIHHttMMMMIMMItMIMIHIIIinill "I see by the Advance,.. " — NEWS BRIEFS FROM AROUND ALGONA — Mr. and Mrs. Dick Beisell and two sons, David and Danny attended the Minnesota Twins baseball game ait Met Stadium on Sunday, August 13. David was celebrating his 16th birthday and Danny his 13th. In honor of the birthdays of the boys they invited two of their friends to aittend ithe game with them. Their guests were Tom Russell of Whittemore and Jim Sohn of Algona. They returned to Algona Sunday evening, after touring the Airport in Minneapolis. Carnival trailer in Sexton ditch A carnival trailer behind a truck heading for New Ulan, Minn, was demolished and (he truck had $100 in damage when the machine went into the ditch and tipped over 2'/2 miles north of Sexton on (he oounlty blacktop last Wednesday about 6 p.m. Driver Larry Foreshee of St. Louis, Mo., told deputy sheriff Eppo Buliten the hitch on the trailer broke but the chain held, pulling both units into the ditch. Popcorn and other goodies were scattered in the ditch. The unit was owned by S & W Shows of Selma, Ala. There were no injuries. GETS DEGREE Whittemore — Paul F. Ei- sole of Dubuque, son of Frank Eiisele of Whittemore, recently was awarded a Master of Science degree in education at Creighton University at Omaha. A total of 110 degrees were awarded. Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Long visited in Waterloo from Monday until Wednesday of 'last week at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tetloff and Mr. and Mrs. Don Mix. The Longs also toured the Carnation Co. while in Waterloo before returning home, St. Thomas Episcopal church Altar guild will meet in the undercroft on Thursday afternoon, August 24 at 1:30. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bester.- 'lehner drove to Des Moines on Wednesday of last week to bring home their daughter Cathy who had been working for North American Electronics and going to school in Anaheim, California. Cathy has- been gone for the summer and has been staying with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Keith, sister of Mrs. Bestenlehner. Cathy will leave Wednesday, August 23 for 'Mt. St. Scholastics in Atchison, Kansas where sht will be a junior this year. She is leaving earlier than most of the students as she is a class officer and must be there before classes resume (this fall. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kohl. ihaias and family' are visiting at the home of Mrs. Phillip Kohlhlaas. The Kohlhasses are living in Arlington, Va. and flew to Minneapolis before coming to Algona. They .will be here for several weeks. On Wednesday evening Mr. and 'Mrs. Kohlhaas will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Chris- chilles, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Chrischilles and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Chrischilles at a dinner party at the Algona Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Marshall were visited August 14 (lew*) MONDAY, AUG. 21, through tire 17 by Mrs. Ms*. HiiU'a Matef, Mr*. Later Schurmdwf tfld sofl, PaA of Jottet, 10. MM. Schumacher •to viMted wtth her mother. 'Mrs. Dce44io& Baldwin itfld with Ml*. Row Sohumwcfier of WhWemore while in At* gonn. They spent a day at Lake Okoboji during the three day viatt. Mr. end Mr*. Nerbtrt Sler- fltedt and family left Friday, August 18 for a week's visit at the home of Mrs. Bierstedt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Caudle in Cherter, 111. The Bierstedts also visited with a sister of Mrs. Bierstedts in Sparta, HI., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Undwedd and family. Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rob. ert Reilly are their daughter and son-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gene -Simpson of Colorado Springs, Colo. Mrs.- Simpson is the former Ruth 'Reilly. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson have three children, Christy, Jeff and Paula. They arrived in Algona on Friday, August 11 and will be visiting here two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Walt Hagen and sons Don and Gary returned Sunday, August 13 from a vacation in California. They visited Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco during their two weeks tour. Wednesday, August 23 thu ladies of the Algona Country Club will have a golf and Stag event. Chairman for ttoe event are Mrs. Warren Nelson, Mrs. Jim Whittemore and Mrs. John Dole. Mrs. Harold Gilmore is hostesses for the card event. • A pool party was held at the Algona Country Club on Saturday. August 12 wilth 35 couples participating in an evening of dancing to the music of Charles Russell and his orchestra. A smorgesbprd dinner was served during the evening. Chairman for the event was Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cowan and Co-chairman were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Andreasen. Committee members were Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGuire, Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Nash, Mr. and Mrs. 'Dick Thoreson, Mr. and Mrs. 'Bob Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Skogsbrom, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Meyers, Mr. Mark Seeley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reuib, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck McVay and Mr. James McMahon. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Marshall and two children, Bea Kay and Ken have recently returned from a 3 week vacation in California, Spokane, Wash., Cheyene, Wyo., and other places of interest along ithe West Coast. The 'Marshall's attended the Rodeo in Cheyenne during the Frontier Days there and were fortunate to receive tickets from the Chamber of Commerce there as the Rodeo is one of the highlights of the Fron- ier Days. Engaged Kirk Hayes awarded degree September 21 Eugene Murtagh, President of Druggists Mutual Insurance Company, 'has just received word that Kirk M. Hayes will be awarded a CPGU degree by the American Institute for Property & Liability Insurance Underwriters in San Francisco on September 21st. The confirmation of tile degree recognizes completion of technical post graduate study at Drake University of the past three years. The curri- MR. AND MRS. Jc Harms of Burt, Iowa announce the engagement of their daughter, 'Mary Ellen, to Mr. Norman Carlson, son of Mr. & Mrs. Axel Carlson of Burt Miss Harms is employed at Swanson's Inc., in Algona. Mr. Carlson is an auditor for Farmer Grain Dealers Association of Des Moines. An October wedding is being planned. culum includes spedaliwd Study in five different ihsui-- mttce ire** and entaite from ISO id 200 hours, of Mudy tof etrti course. Kirk was one of 469 pMttfii the final examin- attoti on a national level. In announcing the honor, iMr. Murtagh indicated that Kirk traveled over 25,000 miles to complete the count;. Classes were held at Drake every Saturday morning during the regular college year 'With the final examination last June. . 'Mr, Hayes will now be entitled to Use the initials "CPCU" after his name, indicating that he is' recognized as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter. It is hoped that Mason City Junior College will offer the course in the near future, making it much easier for local insurance men to participate. HOST Electric Brush SWOfS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS ENDS WEDNESDAY Aug. 23rd ENDS TUESDAY — AUGUST 22nd "Way Way Out" • S» >MI I HUN • UUI • MSSWN mnil MMHUDEE GEORGE HAMILTON "Sands of the Kalahari" STARTS WEDNESDAY — AUGUST 23rd STARTS THURSDAY FIRST SHOWING IN ALGONA CORNERED! ...An innocent girl is first prize in the dirtiest game ever played! ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK RECORDING ON TOWER RECORDS I Shews itch Evening VdulU fl.QO — Children 35c SHOW AT DUSK — ADMISSION Adults $1.00 Priced to pamper mother's Styles that schoolgirls love It's just a hop, skip, and a jump to the first day of school. And here's the perfect shoe to go in. 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