The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1967 · Page 6
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Darlene Fox, Wesley, Corwith Youth's Bride Darlene Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Fox of Wesley, and Eldon E. Geary, son of Mr. and Mrs. El wood Geary of Corwith, were united in marriage Friday evening, February 10, in the Methodist church in Corwith. Rev. Frank Considine, pastor of the church, read the double ring ceremony before members of the immediate families. The bride was dressed in a street length dress of burgundy trimmed in white lace and pink ribbon. Her flowers were light pink rosebuds and carnations. The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, Frank Fox of Wesley. Delores Fox, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She was attired in a light pink street length dress and her flowers were dark pink rosebuds. William Youngwirth of Corwith, was the groom's attendant. Both men wore dark suits. The groom wore a pink rose boutonniere and his attendant a white carnation. A reception following the ceremony was held at the Elwood Geary home. A three-tier wedding cake, topped with a light pink rose bouquet, centered the serving table. The couple are making their home in Mason City. Mr. Geary is employed by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Mason City. Lawyer Agrees, And Also Disagrees, With Writer Algona, Iowa February 23, 1967 Editor Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Sir: Although I am vitally interested in the passage of a law providing equal transportation facilities for both public and private school pupils I nevertheless feel obligated to disagree with the overall tenor of Mr. McEnroe's letter which appeared in last Thursday's Upper Des Moines. There are parts of Mr. McEnroe's letter that I do agree with. For example, he is correct when he states that the teachers who signed the petition were misinformed when they attacked the constitutionality of providing equal transporationfor all pupils. Inasmuch as the United States Supreme Court and many State Supreme Courts have upheld the pupils, I do not feel LETTERS TO THE EDITOR that the constitutional issue is a valid one. Therefore, the teachers were inaccurate in raising the constitutional issue and I agree with Mr. McEnroe when he states that we can at least expect our school teachers to be accurate. However, I feel that Mr. McEnroe misses the point entirely when he states that non-parochial school parents should be grateful to parochial school parents because of the taxes we save them. I can assure Mr. .McEnroe that if we were to close our schools tomorrow, the public school administrators would welcome our children with open arms and, after an initial period of administrative problems, there would just be an attitude of A TRIBUTE FROM THE HEART I just can't renew our subscription today, Without just a word about "Grace' — just to say How much we had come to feel that we knew So much about her, never meeting it's true. I am so thankful my scrapbook is blessed With her tokens of wisdom, love and the rest. Who can feel she is gone, with so much left behind, Might we, in some way, become one of her kind. Mrs. Frances Wilberg Fenton, Iowa "business as usual" at the public schools. The parochial schools are not in business to save taxes for anybody. Tax savings do not justify their existence. If all we do is save taxes we are not entitled to anybody's gratitude. On the contrary, the purpose of parochial schools is to turn out citizens who know and appreciate the relationship between themselves and God, and themselves and their country, and who will then go on to live their lives accordingly. In this endeavor the parochial schools are entitled to the gratitude of the community, but this has nothing to do with tax savings. What bothered me even more about Mr. McEnroe's letter, however, is that he criticized Algona teachers for exercising a constitutionally protected right — the right to petition their legislators. The right of petition has been the right of every American citizen since the birth of this nation, and whoever had that petition reproduced in a paid advertisement was trying to embarrass the Algona teachers for exercising a constitutionally protected right. Two wrongs'still do not make a right, and the fact that private school children are also being deprived of constitutionally protected rights (freedom of association, equal protection of the laws, etc.) does not justify an attempt to hinder the Algona school teachers from exercising a right of their own, even though, as I believe, they are incorrect with respect to the subject matter of their petition. If, as Mr. McEnroe hints, there was any coercion, either express or implied, which caused the teachers to sign the petition, that would be a very deplorable situation, because they would not have been exercising the free right of petition, because the element, of freedom would have been removed. If we hope to reacquire the right of equal transportation for our children (they once had it, you know, until it was taken away by the legislature), we should not do it by trying to publicly embarrass the Algona T««doy, F«b. 28, 1967 AI 0 ona (la.) Upper Do. Mofnw-S teachers or any other group that does not agree with us. Rather, the proper approach is to sit down and discuss the problem with them on the basis of fact, law and public policy, as all public issues should be decided. Yours very truly Joseph J. Straub Van Allen Heads Coffee Day For Retarded Youth Harold Van Allen of Algona has been appointed Chairman for Kossuth County to coordinate local planning for "Coffee Day", Friday or Saturday, March 17th or 18th, according to an announcement made today by Lester Davis, Mason City, and Cy Conlin, Fort Dodge, Regional Co- Chalrmen for the Iowa Restaurant Association. Restaurants will spark this community activity by serving "Coffee on the House". Customers will be invited to "drink a cup and help fill up" special containers provided to collect funds to help Iowa's mentally retarded children. CORD SETS REPLACED PROMPT SERVICE WHY TAKE CHANCES? BRING YOUR APPLIANCE IN TODAY! QUICK INEXPENSIVE SAFE REPLACEMENT PRATT ELECTRIC 104 N. Jones — Algona Phone 295-5326 L7VNDB7YNK Farm LOANS 6 % Interest For a loan to buy land, pay debts, finance improvements or for other farm or family needs, come in and see us. A long term, low cost Land Bank loan on your land may be the key to your future. • Long Term • Low Payments LAND BANK LOANS FEDERAL LAND BANK ASS'N. South of Penney's — Algona E. H. Hutchins, Manager Helen Haas, Assistant TAX PAYER NOTICE PERSONAL AND REAL ESTATE TAXES CAN BE PAID ANY TIME NOW FIRST HALF DELINQUENT AFTER MARCH 31, 1967 SECOND HALF DELINQUENT AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 1967 Rate of penalty is % of 1 % per month until paid. Monthly increase is limited to the first four years from date due. On all personal taxes not paid on or before the first Monday in December a penalty of 5% shall be added and collected in addition to the % of one per cent per month penalty herein provided and the tax with all penalties shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU WILL PAY 11 % INTEREST AS PENALTY ON THE FIRST HALF OF YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX, IF DELINQUENT DECEMBER 4, 1967. KOSSUTH COUNTY TREASURER DONALD D. JORGENSON

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