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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 2, 1967
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(is.) Upp*f DM Mein*. -^rtdcy, 2, 1967 THE RISE IN SCHOOL COSTS Hd foe r-o^x yecrj 090 s< i >oc?roc.-''. c'sjm »f 30 pu»i?i were csnjiaere-s s'scu! cvsrog*. Quite of?e^ 'Hey rc-i KcKf «ner» ««s'. In tfve cs-vn* c £ *'~*. f'-- : s cve-cge r-c— .- rcHo c£ pvp^'j !-ss b«- -ed^csd •.•-,•;! rodsy the MgK»r e-ch*'s-j of 9S-.-i='srj tel! L-S *>•=> the CvefC-2* :' = n j--.;j'= r^rrb*r r.s — -S'« then 18 or vc ;J osesvste •ecc i -«' cr^e--'j-; is pupift fi 1C b« r-,c"-'c>«3. the! t«* p'l'esi'c-c's '-• 're *'»id 'el; wS C'd terry swf : r. p-stvce. 7hjt it >s .-i «cr^e* ''"• j:-cc's a'e *c:»d with od-d'-r.g t:3ss'5-CTj s-d 'ect'-erj, ;'".c! tfee eojf» c* esucevs-, bc'h : r s-ys'cc! clan! end feocr.i-.g eerie- -e! cc^stc-'-y i~:recse. V/htn you cut rr.e cvercce itros' clsij In Kc! : , c» tempered «:t» 50 yecrs 050, you irev's cb!y n««d twice cs e'ssirecrrj ard tv/ise os rrsc-ny teccre's The:, c? cc'jrie, e;es no? !oke inls cors;de-c''cr l cry r.c'-urc! grew- ih in tthoc! e-rc' 1 — erf f>-a! ir.oy tcVe cicce. We w*!l onderjfc.rd that cor frierdi in ihe leaehirg fraternity rsig'nt info- that this is an attack or, smaller classes. I? is not. It is simply a pertinent point with regard to increased Khool costs. V/e should net be surprised that costs have risen. Add to that many additional types of services that schools now offer end you can expect constantly increasing school costs. Colleges and universities, presumably with more mature minds to indoctrinate, still give their major lectures to large groups of students, perhaps up to several hundred at a sitting, without re-ference to the size of the groups, which of course later break up into much smaller classroom units with class teachers !n the some subject. Thus, size alone, is not always a determining factor in whether a student does or does not absorb knowledge. It is perfectly understandable that there is serious worry on the part of property owners about the taxes they pay. School costs in local areas have been largely paid for by property tax although many moves have been and are being made to try and shift this in some other direction. When we talk about "more state aid" and "reducing the property and real estate fax" we at the same time suggest increasing the state income tax or sales tax or both, or other devious ways of raising more money which in turn would be allocated back to school districts, l! all has to be paid for, in one form or another and most of the proposals to date are simply ideas of shifting the costs from one area to another. Perhaps there is some hope in eduational 7-V as a teaching aid of the future, and a means cf keeping school operating costs from going higher. It remains to be seen. We think that teachers themselves, and school administrators, well realize that there i» a limit to what property and real estate taxpayers can stand in the way of supporting schools, and that these same taxpayers in no way intend to dov/ngrade the teaching profession or the calibre of their school systems. They understandably, however, also know that the spiral of costs cannot indefinitely be $pper Sea 1HE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code SO511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Us/Tb NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Y««r, in advance. Semi-weekly $s 00 Single Coplti ............I, IK SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Y*»r, In advance. Beml-weekly 6700 No »ubncrlpuon leu th«n 9 montht. ---•»•*• OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST be'-e by sized •*•=' si-: 1 - s-i c-e'jerc! s'-sat'^-f 'ex's '• •-.-;'; -en = 'e-gYs i: ve «ev- c'-'- '; vg.'s c,' •'-» c-s~f. MANY BOMBS - HOW EFFECTIVE? Indionoio Tribune - S' = '' ' ' •'••e 'c- cs '«:e-'y re* 5. T'P.JS we-, which •! sic's by .-res' of us, is rs- viswec ' " 'is reel ;c.-i cveilob's e* -' «=»«= c:-.ce--'-g d-sss-sc : - V : e'- = r rrc-tr-s cro s'c;5«- »•'- es-s"se'«d » — C cr./J'rirg bj: STS!! lig^?. Vi'e crs ss cec^$'c~ed !c cslymnj cf s'3t;j'ics, c-'.s b.cge* '"'c'-'ss ir tre b'llions, ?c Ji-wdy the infcrmo- Viet.rojr! cc^'Hcl The we- is. c- esjrie, jM; V^cr'd Wor' II. It now deve-ccs. however, sr.sf 'He United Stoles Has poured rrore Vsr.s c ; bombs on Vieinom, both Nor'h ord South (han i! dropped on Naii Germany du'>g o'! cf World V/or II. About 1,600,000,000 pounds M.6 billion; of high exp.'osives have been bombarded upon Vietnam forgets since February 7, 1965, the day of the firs! air strike on North Vietnam. 1.6 biilion pounds cf bombs or about 800,000 sons, compared with the 641,000 tons dropped on Germany during World War II, and the 650,000 tons dropped on all Japanese targets in the Pacific during that same conflict. No one doubted the value of the bombing in World War II. But, concentrated and devastating as the tonnage dropped in Vietnam must be (Vietnam remember, is not unlike Iowa in terms of total area) a good many doubts are constantly being expressed. No one will ever know what percentage of the bombs have been wasted in the jungles of Vietnam nor the impact of 750 pound bombs on foot traffic in a land abounding with very cheap labor and manpower. We are finding that it is one thing to bomb an industrial empire like Nazi Germany, and quite another to inflict the same type of harm upon a nation geared to the peasant-type economy of Southeast Asia COLLEGE TAX CREDIT? Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune — Many Iowa parents should be in favor of a bill introduced last week in the senate at Des Moines. The bill proposes that college expenses up to $1,000 for their sons and daughters (or even father and his spouse) can be a state income tax deduction. It v/ould apply 1o room, board and tuition. Basically if is a fme idea, considering the cost of going to college these days. But the idea also presents some implications that could be expensive for the state in loss of income tax revenue. If college costs are to be exempt, why not also deduct cost for attending trade or technical schools? Would it be for attending only institutions within lov/a or also out of state? To minimize the loss of tax revenue, how about a deduction for tuition only? The person has the expense of room and board wherever he might be. We question whether it is as important for graduate school as it is for undergraduates. A grad student worth his salt is eligible for scholarships and fellowships, plus a part time leaching job. We would hesitate to set up a structure whereby they would have nearly a free ride thru seven years of college. After all a little sacrifice by the student should make him more appreciative. The easier you make college attendance the more we will be crov/ding some of our already over-crowded institutions. TIME TO REASSESS Newsdoy — The federal government is a cumbersome operation, the more so because the Great Society programs of President John- ion have added new concept] whit" imposing new obligations, not always clearly defined. The time for a reevaluation it at hand — In fact, ii long overdue. More power, ihen to the Senate to initiate a top-to-bottom study of all major programs, both old and new . . . Definitely the time for reevaluation hat come. The next session of Congress would be well advised to devote a great amount of III time to the correction of flaws In the federal structure. More efficiency, giving the taxpayer more for hi§ money, Is certainly needed, or the machine of government will run away with all of us. The moit courageous man in the world Ii he who can eat one peanut and stop. Definition — "Home-owned" and the finance company. me THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am a boy In the 9ih grade. There it a girl in the name clun» and I like her. She talk* to me, but always about her other to- called boyfriend, Jim. I wu« wondering when I should aik her, either at school or ut a basketball game — or do you think ! should cull her on the phone? Do you think I nhould ask her or should someone ask her for me? One more thing, how do 1 K° about asking her?" OUR KEPLY: What U it that you want to ask her? Does she like you? For u date? To go steady? In any event, do your own usking. You du nut need u third party to ept'uk fur you when yuu have the opportunity to For And About Teenagers ] speak for yourself. It would be wise to have a few dates before you atk u girl to go steady . . . If your parents and hers allow dating. It would be wise to ask tier before you telephone her at her home. Some parents do have rule* about phone r:ull» and von wurit to be »urt you gel alt un the right fool, NATIONAL PROBLEM from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS F9OV. YESTERYEARS The L'.S. Signiil Corps w.i» fdundt-d. Miirch :!. 1H81. The Missouri Compromise bill pa»cri Cnngrv»». March 3. 1820. Serfdom wa-i abolished in Ru»«i,i uy Ak'.x.ipHcr II, March 4, 1861. The "Good Neighbor Prilic\ " uat enunciated bv Prc-idenl Roosevelt, March 4, 1933. The Boston Massacre took place March 5. 1770. President Roosevelt declared a bank holiday, March fi, 1933. Premier Josef Stalin was named marshal of the Soviet Union, March 6, 1943. The discovery of the North Pole was announced bv Amundsen. March 7, 1912. Some 2,000 planes raided Berlin. March 8. 1944. The Amur- lean 1st Army crossed the Rhine, March 8, 1945. The first stagecoach with mail for Cherry Creek, Colorado, settlements left Leavenworth, Kansas, March"9, 1859. 20 YESES AGO IN THE I.H.I h, ICt AMD AIOUI l COKMUN/K ANO 1U»UI1AI< Milt UIVICI I fl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 6, 1947 Mrs. R. B Waller, Algona, entertained a group of children from 4 to 6 p.m. in honor of daughter Pamela's fifth birthday. The guests were Sandra Rouze, Marcia Duden, Sharon Schneider, Jean and Loretta Hall, Joyce Huenhold, Judy Pickett, Kathy Dermand, Cynthia Hardy, Jim Pratt, Bill Sigsbee, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs, Clara Pratt. In one of the queerest basketball games on record, the Algona Independents lost to Whittemore on the Whittemore floor. What made the game a Ripley feature was the fact that at the end of the regular playing time, all but two of the Algona players present had been forced to leave the game on fouls, with the score tied at 57 all. In the overtime, Frank Moulton and Bob Devine were forced out on fouls before the overtime ended, leaving only the Whittemore team on the court. - o - Timing their weekend visits and attending the sectional basketball tournament at Swea City gymnasium were Marieta Thoreson, student nurse at Bethesda hospital, St. Paul, at her parents, the 0. L. Thoresons, Dale Anderson, freshman student at Iowa State College, Ames, and Edgar Price of Clarinda at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Price of Lakota. - o - Mrs. Bert Speth, Fenton, entertained a group of ladles at a bridge party at her home. Prizes went to Mrs. Alvln Zumach for high score, Mrs. C. F. Wegener, second, and Mrs. Ernest Votteler for low. Other guests were Mesdam.38 Lloyd -Sunde, Larry Alt, Clarence Theesfleld, E. H, Dryer, Ray Stoeber, OllverStoe- ber, Webber Yager, Amos Flnne- stad and Henry Jensen. - o - Mrs. Alfred Opheim returned to her home at Sexton after having been a patient at the General hospital. - o - About 65 friends and neighbors held a farewell party for the Oscar Movlcks at the Movick home at Ottosen. The evening was spent playing 500 with Mrs. Raymond Wehrspann and Ed Kemia winning high scores, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wehrspann, low. The Movicks were moving to a farm they purchased near Thompson. - o - Raymond Herzog, Ledyard, underwent an emergency appendicitis operation at Fairmont and was reported recovering satisfactorily. - o - Mrs. Martin Gabel, Swea City, had the misfortune to slip on ice outside her horna and fracture a bone in her ankle. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Brink of Doan area, helped their son Allyn to move to a farm west of Lu- Verne. They formerly lived south of LuVerne. Kossuth county ranked first In the state and nineteenth in the United States in total number of chickens on farms, a report from the department of commerce in Washington'disclosed. Kossuth had 765,552 chickens on farms as of Jan. 1. 1947, the census figures declared, and Iowa had about 8% of all chickens in the country. - o - Mrs. Norma McClaren of Lu- Verne entertained a few neighborhood ladies honoring Mrs. Vernon Evans and Mrs. E. B. Thomas, who were leaving the neighborhood. Present were Mesdames Alvin Hardcopf, Gladys Genrioh, Gerald Awe, ? Gerald Brace, Ed Hof, John Voss, ;: Jr., Vernon Evands and E. B. ' Thomas. - o - Three farm buildings, three sows and 30 little pigs, and valuable grain and farm tools were totally destroyed in a fire that swept the Paul Wade farm southwest of Bode. Two fire departments were called but before help could arrive the brooderhouse, granary and tool house were on fire and beyond saving. Firemen and volunteers managed to save the big barn. - o - • "LeRoy Lee, Algona, was playing Fred Schoby a game of cribbage and carne up with a crlbbage hound's dream ... he had a perfect hand.' (From Odds and Ends) 10YHS2 AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 28,1957 Temperature readings in the area remained favorable as the story for the week was one of two warm spells surrounding a cold one. Low mark was a four below zero reading, while the high was a nice warm 50. Everyone was looking for a real early spring, but according to prognosticators, it wasn't time yet to put away the snow shovels. - o - Donald Gigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gigler, Jr., Titonka, slipped and fell while doing chores at a neighbors and broke his wrist in two places. Vaughn Krominga, 9-year-old son of the Gene Kromingas, fell from a tree at the neighbor's yard and broke his arm at the wrist and elbow. He fell from the tree with the weight of his body upon his arm. -fl- it was unofficailly" Boy Week" at St. Ann hospital over a 7-day period. .Nine babies were delivered during that time and eight were boys. Lone little gal to arrive was a 9 Ib. daughter for Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coleman of Algona. Her admirers were sons of Mr. and Mrs. Don- sji Car.rid, Whitteir.ore; Mr. and Mrs. Johr. Carlson, Bart; Mr. and Mrs. Bsrsi-d Strait, Mr. and Mrs. B~ce Kaliing and Mr, and Mrs. C. L. Eiir.ore, Algona, Mr. azc Mrs, 1. !. Ttul, Bode, Mr. ani Mrs. Ranald Koliasch, Bancroft, ar,- M:. and Mrs. Delmar Mr. a:<5 Mrs. Richard Nielsen ir.c 10 -.oriU-. eld baby ^erevisi- rr.c', Mrs. J. K, Nielsen, and ;-.e: caucuter, Florence Sorensea. T^.e y:ur.ger Nielsens vere met at Des, after flying from En- glar.d -t.ere Richard had been stationed the Air Force. Kis ••lie "~as Er^lish and making her trip here to the states for the firs: time. The young couple ••vere going to California where Richard would be in YMCAwork. - o - Marcia Stillman, daughter of Judge and Mrs. G. W. Stillman, Algona, was named as one of nine candidates for the title of Queen of the Navy Ball at low State College. Miss Still man was a senior in home economics education and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. - o - LuVerne High School's girls, a fine aggregation all season, won their way to the State Basketball Tournament with a thrilling 6261 verdict over Plover in the finals of the district meet at Pocahontas. The win, assurred by the 46-point shooting of Patty Patterson, a forward, was well- earned, and gave Coach Bryce Wickett's crew a 21-4 season record. The Lions had won their last nine in a row. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mortensen of Fenton announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Doris Jean, to Darryl Householder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Householder of Lone Rock. The wedding was to take place March 24 in the Fenton Methodist church. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goetz of Wesley were surprised on their 30th wedding anniversary by a group of relatives and neighbors who came in for the evening of 500 and visiting. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Larson also observed their 30th wedding anniversary and were guests of honor atva family dinner in the home ;of their son, Arvin Larson and family. - o - Four business places were completely destroyed and six persons were driven from their apartments by a fire that broke out early in the morning in downtown Elmore, Minn. Lost were the Ostermann Produce, Emerson Grocery, Elmore Eye newspaper plant and the lunch Nook restaurant. A preliminary estimate of the loss was placed at between $200,000 and $250,000 by assistant Elmore fire chief Benny Kurth. ' Mr, and Mrs. Leo Ludwig and Mary Ellen, and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Arndorfer, all of St. Benedict, were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Simons of Algona, celebrating Ralph's birthday. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Art Hix had returned to Sexton after spending a month at the Victor Fitch residence taking care of things while Mr. and Mrs. Fitch were in California. Supper Guests at the Hix home during the week were Mr. and Mrs. George Hix, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch and Ben Leek. Fern Valley 4-H The Fern Valley Starlets held their February meeting at 7:30 on Monday the 20th at the Rodman School, Roll call, was answered by 17 members. Seven mothers and one guest were present. Sandy Elbert was nominated to be a candidate for ounty office. An illustrated talk was given by Sandy Elbert and a demonstration by Nancy Dahlhauser and Betty Kenyon. Lwnh was served by Sandy, Patty and Jane Elbert and Virginia Waldschmidt. Trs.ffic accidents ire the lead- In? cause of death among persons from ages 5 to 31, the President's Committee for Traffic .Safety reports. FOR INCOME TAX SERVICE CALL Charles Bloom 295-3112 CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 4 1. City: 4 Montana 4 6. Cut, as 4 kindling 11. Vegetable 12. "Common Sense" author 13. Coins: It. 14. Northern constellation: poss. 15. Birds 16. Continent: abbr. 17. Beast of burden 18. Plural ending 19. Thin cushions 21. Scot, murder fine 22. Spoke 26. Pertaining to chemical compound 28. Habituate 29. More poverty, stricken 31. Golf mound 32. Old measures of length 33. Part of "to be." 34. Old Dutch measure 37. Like 33. Japanese s&jhes 40. Sound, as a streetcar bell 42. Packing box 3. Weird 10. Hardy 4. Wrath heroin 5. Oozes 16. Perch 6. Plague 19. Adhesive DOWN sub- l.Gaucho's stance weapon 20. Caplto 2. The whole fellow world abbr. 3. Boring 21. Cheat 4. Samoan 23. A roo warriors vege- 5. Half ems table 6. Splashes 24. Hermi 7. Wages 25. Englis S.Turkish river gold coin 27. Fish 9. Miss Claire 30. Overh and trains namesakes 34. High c 1 il IT, IS % Z.I 2b M y// ( ** 40 "" AS 2. 10 % * 5 1 ^ Ifr A % % ii T.Z % 41 s % 19 IT. VI t % % ^ Ib % 40 S/s % LAST \ ANSW • "^ A ' - HE CIR H E •!•( "OE mRh |v a AS>,vL 1 y^r §H{i 35. Is 36 h 38. 39. ;ad 41 42. ards b IZ 14 ze % 42 44 4b ' % 'to % % 1>8 rVEEKS ER ^B&» •'•o A UBO L BHJE [w 4ifff •^ ~ 4 ^^Btti1 |g||g p s JJ, 1 T s 1 LB 31 IS VjS] 1 H Away from, storm Female horse French river Wither Pinch Household pet ft n /% " 51 " i ///, 24 10 % 25 ^ 1? LETTERS TO THE ?fl , r ; of Btry. B. 1st 1 Arty, want to thar taining sponsors a. Muster DayArticl Howard Coram low. Bn. 194th ik you for ob- nd printing our sinyourpaper. W. Stephenson anding Officer Many Thanks for being so nicel The Officers and Enlisted men "Kossuth .County 1 ! Favorite Newspajter" THRU SAT. MARCH 4 * I * # * * PINE ROOIVI t HOTEL ALGONA ** WHERE ,THE ACTION IS" # * * # # * * Professional Directory J: DOCTORS DENTISTS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offjce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2z ii J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 JNsy^cjr"' ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY Genera) Insurance 7 N, Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPT^ETRISTS''' DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons ' DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor 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. Doage — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Frl 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbilt Reports CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12Vi N. Dodg. Ph. 295-JIJi

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