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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 2, 1967
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4-Algona (la.) Upp«r D« Main*. .j.idciy, March 2, 1967 THE RISE IN SCHOOL COSTS Not too many years ago schoolroom classes of 30 pupils were considered about average. Quite often they ran higher than that. In the course of time, thii average room- ratio of pupils has been reduced until today the higher echelons of educators tell us that the average class should number no more than 18 or so if adequate teacher attention to pupils is to be maintained. About this we do not know. It is something that the professionals in the field tell us and carry out in practice. Thus it is no wonder that schools are faced wifh adding classrooms and teachers, that the costs of education both in physical plant and teaching personnel constantly increase. When you cut the average school class in half, as compared with 20 years ago, you inevitably need twice as many classrooms and twice as many teachers. That, of course, does not take into consideration any natural growth in school enrollment thai may take place, We well understand that our friends in the teaching fraternity mighf infer that this is an attack on smaller classes. It is not. It is simply a pertinent point with regard to Increased school costs. We should not be surprised that costs have risen. Add to that many additional types of services that schools now offer and 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 fitting, without reference to the size of the groups, which of course later break up into much smaller classroom units with class teachers in the same 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 tax" 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. It 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 educational t-V as a teaching aid of the future, and a means of keeping school operating costs from going higher. It remains to be seen, We think that teachers themselves, and school administrators, well realize that there is 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 downgrade the teaching profession or the calibre of their school systems. They understandably, however, also know that the spiral of costs cannot indefinitely be HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller R US s Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER U NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly .. $s 00 Single Copies .' ~ iQo SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly §7 00 No subscription leas than 8 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST borne by added real estate and personal property taxes. It will take a legislative Houdini to figure out the answer. MANY BOMBS - HOW EFFECTIVE? Indionola Trlbun* - Statistics recently released concerning the tonnage of bombs dropped in Vietnam during the twenty-four months are staggering. This war, which is still considered small scale by most of us, is anything but small when viewed in its real light. We are so accustomed to columns of statistics, and budget figures in the billions, that we hardly pause to study the information available on the Vietnam conflict The big war is, of course, still World War II. It now develops, however, that the United States has poured more tons of bombs on Vietnam, both North and South than it dropped on Nazi Germany during oH of World War II. About 1,600,000,000 pounds (1.6 billion) of high explosives have been bombarded upon Vietnam targets since February 7, 1965, the day of the first air strike on North Vietnam. 1.6 billion pounds of bombs or about 800,000 tons, 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 would apply to room, board and tuition. Basically it is a fine 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 Iowa 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 teaching 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 crowding some of our already over-crowded institutions. TIME TO REASSESS Newsday — The federal government is a cumbersome operation, the more so because the Great Society programs of President Johnson have added new concepts whil« Imposing new obligations, not always clearly defined. The time for a revaluation is at hand — in fact, is long overdue. More power, then to the Senate to initiate a top-to-bottom study of all major programs, both old and new . , . Definitely the time for reevaluation has come. The next session of Congress would be well advised to devote a great amount of its time to the correction of flaws in the federal structure. More efficiency, giving the taxpayer more for his money, is certainly needed, or the machine of government will run away with all of us. The most courageous man in the world is 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 9th grade. There IB a girl in the same class and I like her. She talks to me, but always about her other so- called boyfriend, Jim. I was wondering when I should ask her, either at school or at a basketball game — or do you think I should call her on the phone? Do you think I should ask her or should someone ask her for me? One more thing, how do I go about asking her?" OUR REPLY: What is it that you want to ask her? Does she like you? For a date? To go steady? In any event, do your own asking. You do not need a third party to speak for you when you have the opportunity to For And About Teenagers] HeKGRe^r J jf^^N speak for yourself. It would be wise to have a few dates before you ask a girl to go steady ... if your parents and hers allow dating. It would be wise to ask her before you telephone her at her home. Some parents do have rules about phone calls and vou want to be sure you get off" on the right foot. H you hgv. a Ittnggt p-ebl.m >ou « 0 nl lo diKUII. or gn obltrvohon to nxikc adi'rtli you Itn.r i« FOI AND ABOUT ICINAOCIS COMMUNITY AND SUtUIBAN PIESJ SEIVICS FMNXFOtT KY A NATIONAL PROBLEM from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The L'.S. Signal Corps was founded. March :\. 1HH1. The Missouri Compromise bill passed Conpri"*-. March ,'J, 1820. Serfdom WHS abolished in Russia by Alexander II, March 4. 1881. The "Good Neighbor Policy" was enunciated toy President Roosevelt, March 4. 1933. The Boston Massacre took place March 5. 1770. President Roosevelt declared a bank holiday. March f>. 15)33. Premier Josef Stulln was mimed marshal of the Soviet Union, March B, 1943. The discovery of the North Pole was announced by Amundsen, March 7, 1912. Some 2,000 planes raided Berlin, March 8, 1944. The American 1st Army crossed the Rhine, March 8, 1945. The first stagecoach with mall for Cherry Creek, Colorado, settlements left Leuvenworth, Kansas, Murch'9, 1859. ZOYEflBS AGO IN THI 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 Bouze, Marcia Duden, Sharon Schneider, Jean and Loretta Hall, Joyce Huenhold, Judy Pickett, Kathy Dermand, Cynthia Hardy, Jim Pratt, BUI Slgsbee, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Pratt. - o - In one of the queerest basket- " ball 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 ladies at a bridge party at her home. Prizes went to Mrs. Alvin Zumach for high score, Mrs. C. F. Wegener, second, and Mrs. Ernest Votteler for low. Other guests were Mesdamss Lloyd Sunde, Larry Alt, Clarence Theesfield, E. H. Dryer, RayStoeber, OliverStoe- ber, Webber Yager, Amos Finnestad 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 Movicks at the Movick home at Ottosen. The evening was spent playing 500 with Mrs. Raymond Wehrspann and Ed Kern la 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 horns 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. - o - 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 Genrich, 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. Firemon and volunteers managed to save the big barn. - o - "LeRoy Lee, Algona, was playing Fred Schoby a game of cribbage and came up with a cribbage hound's dream . . •. he had a perfect hand.' (From Odds and Ends) 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. 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. - o - 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 gib. daughter for Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coleman of Algona. Her admirers were sons of Mr. and Mrs. Don- ald Conrad, Whittemore; Mr. and Mrs. John Carlson, Hurt; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Strelt, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Holding and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Elmore, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Thul, Bode, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kollasch, Bancroft, and Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Reding, Irvlngton. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nielsen and 10 month old baby were visiting in Algona with his grandmother, Mrs. J. H, Nielsen, and her daughter, Florence Sorensen. The younger Nielsens we re met at Des Moines, after flying from England where Richard had been stationed with the Air Force. His wife was English and making her trip here to the states for the first time. The young couple were going to California where Richard would be in YMCAwork. - o - Marcia Still man, 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 Iowa State College. Miss Stillman 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. - o - 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 at a 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. - o - 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. Lun:h was served by Sandy, Patty and Jane Elbert and Virginia Waldschmidt. Traffic accidents ire the lead- ine cause of death among persons from a<?es ~, to 31, the President's Committee for Traf/lc Safety reports, FOR INCOME TAX SERVICE CAU Charles Bloom 295-3112 CROSSWORD™ LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. City: Montana. 6. Cut, aj kindling: 11. Vegetable 12. "Common Sense' 1 author 13. Coins: It. 14. Northern constellation: poss. 15. Birds 18. 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 me«»ure 37. Like 38. Japaneie •Mhe« 40. Sound, aj a •treetcar bell 42. Packing- box 43. Weird 44. Wrath 45. Oozes 48. Plague DOWN l.Gaucho's weapon 2. The whole world 3. Boring- 4. Samoan warriors 5. Half ems 6. Splashes 7. Wages 8. Turkish gold coin S. Miss Claire and namesakes 10. Hardy heroine 16. Perched 19. Adhesive substances 20. Capitol fellow: abbr. . Cheat . A root j vegetable 24. Hermits 25. English river 27. Fish 30. Overhead trains 34. High cards H33H HHHH OHaaa auHiaa tana oani EU na nans DBS aioQiin anna main 0999 21. 23. 35. Away from storm 36. Female horse 38. French river 39. Wither 41. Pinch 42. Household pet 11) IS it 2b 40 4* <5F Ib £ 41 19 ZZ. yi Ib 10 14 18 4Z <T 46 W&& 21 51 24 zs LETTERS TO THE EDITOR of Btry, B. 1st How. Bn. 194th Arty, want to thank you for obtaining sponsors and printing our Muster Day Article In your paper. Howard W. Stephenson Commanding Officer Many Thanks for being so nlcel The Officers and Enlisted men "KoMuth County 1 ! Favorite Newspajwr APPEARING THRU SAT., MARCH 4 PINE ROOM HOTEL ALGONA "WHERE THE ACTION IS" { Professional Directory ( S:%y: : :y:iKW*y:y:W^^ DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offfce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2z/< 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 JResUience Phone 295-5917 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 OPTOMETRISTS ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance 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 HERBST~INs7 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 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 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Won. - Tues. . Wed. . Fri _,_ 8:30 • 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la Phone 295-2341 *:*:*:*:*:^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON F»rra MANAGEMENT COMPANY mi N. D«>df» Ph. 295-JW

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