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2-Algono, (la.) Upper Des Molnei Thursday, March 9, 1967 OVERDOSE OF GOVERNMENT We are t notion that often is comparatively slow to have our ideas crystalize. Then, when they do, we have a tendency to swing sharply in the opposite direction from our previous actions and beliefs. Only a few years ago, for example, we were known as an isolationist-thinking people; we did not wish to become involved in the affairs of the world. But our ideas changed. In fact they changed so much that our reaction has been to stick our noses in just about every corner of the world that wo previously shunned, with space exploration thrown into the act as well. Now we seem to have had an overdose in another direction. Our democratic form of government has been one based and built on the freedom of its citizens. But it would seem, as Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin pointed out recently, that we have veered sharply in the opposite direction. He cites the following: — Secret financing by the Central Intelligence Agency of student, private and domestic organizations , . . wire tapping and eavesdropping by various government agencies on citizens, some on the shady side of things, but many not . . . use of private detection agencies by some units of government to probe and shadow the activities of citizens . . . use of mail covers, or intercepting of mail, on citizens without a formal warrant. The Senator adds that congressional investigation has "shown an alarming trend toward the use of police state tactics" and that "the victims are our own citizens and in many cases completely innocent of any wrong doing." Disclosure of such activties by various arms of government agencies will probably have the final effect of another strong swing in public opinion, one that in the end may force elimination of secret powers within our government which make them almost a new kind of government all their own. The Senator also reminds us that "democratic institutions cannot control police state tactics, once they are set in motion." If the Senator is right in that, then our demoracy needs to act quickly. STIMULUS TO THOUGHT The Reinbeck Courier recently ran an editorial presenting some facts about the year 1939s That was 28 years ago, and it is hard to realize that most of the people in the nation today were not even around in 1939, or were mere babies It was in 1939 that Hitler started World War Jl. In 1939, the birth rate was less than the death rate, and people were predicting that in half a century the country would be seeing a trend toward depopulation. In 1939, almost half of the Americans lived in rural areas. Sfoa Jilomee HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller R USS Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER (A! 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 ssoo Single Coplei ™. lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly S7 00 No subscription less than a monthi. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST In 1939 there were no home air-conditioners or television, and widespread network radio was just over 10 years old. In 1939 zippers were new and became standard equipment on men's trousers and women's skirts. In 1939, if you spoke of "integration" it wasn't anything racial; it related to integration of subjects in schools. In 1939, one-room schoolhouses were everywhere. In 1939, there was only one telephone for every seven persons, In 1939, only one American in 33 paid any income tax, and that wasn't much In 1939, the average American had only an eighth-grade education. In 1939 college boys started the fad of swallowing goldfish. In 1939, farming was primitive, compared to today and required many hours of back- tiring, hard labor. A lot has happened since 1939 and we are sure that none of us would want to go back to "good old days." We are grateful to the Reinbeck Courier for the interesting figures and events. BEHIND THE SCENES Rock Rapid* Reporter - It must be obvious fo everyone that an end fo the Viet Nam war is being talked behind the scenes, and probably in many places. Certainly the North Viet people do not want to continue fighting, and even more certain is It that the South Viet people have had more than their share of the horrors that go with war. Their governments can not long continue an unpopular war. As far as the United States is concerned, nothing would make people happier than to see the war settled on some basis that would provide freedom for the South Viet Nam people. We have no desires for territory or anything else in that area of the world — except that it settle down and work for Its own development and stability. But we are not going to sit by and see that whole area gobbled up by the Reds — a piece at a time. The war is sure to end one of these days — and it could be very soon. Then you can count on it, we will have a whole set of new problems confronting us. INCENTIVE. DESTROYED Indianola Record-Herald -^One of the best illustrations we have heard aBbut to explain the difference between the socialistic and capitalistic systems was devised by a teacher in California. For one week she required the pupils who made good grades to share with those who did not score as high. The good grades were lowered and the poor grades were raised. Toward the end of the experimental week the good pupils were not scoring so high. Why should we, they asked, when you take away what we earn and give it to those who don't try too hard? It also developed that the low scoring pupils were scoring lower than ever. They admitted they did not try anymore because they will get the grade anyway. It was a real-life basis for explaining the fundamental differences between the two systems. In one the individual enjoys the benefits of his own initiative, and there is incentive to do well. In the other, as the pupils learned, it makes no difference how well an individual does, and the incentive is destroyed for everyone. Those who believe in welfare state ideas should take note. COMMENT ON 'SCHOOL AID' Orundy Center Register - The 1965 state legislature gave the biggest boost for state school aid provided by any previpus legislature. That legislature railed state school aid to $48 million. In his message to the state legislature teachers over the state seem to have gotten together for higher salaries ranging from 10 to 20ft. If the teachers win in their demands, the Governor may have to ask the legislature to boost the state school aid to $100 million, If the state goes no higher, the local taxpayers, many of whom are already groaning about too high school taxes, will groan much more, but in the end they will pay the bill. Some of the older teachers who are now asking for $6000 to $7000 a year, will remember when a teacher had to be good to get as much as $500 to $600 a year. For And About Teenagers] THE WEEK'S LEXER: "1 had my eye on a boy. He said he liked me and 1 said that I liked him, because I do. Then he started liking someone else. When I found out about it, I asked him and he said that he has always liked me and never would go out on me. The nexl night was Saturday and 1 went to a movie. I saw him there with the other girl. I got in a fight with that girl over him. Now he likes both of us. What can I do now?" OUR REPLY: He has probably always liked both of you. No doubt he is also enjoying things as he sitj buck and watches two girls fight over him. If you girls engaged in your little difference of opinion at the movie, you are both foolish and it is likely that the people observing enjoyed your performances more than they did the activity on the movie screea J'he best advice we can give you is to not get too serious with any boy. Don't think that a boy you like is the only one in the world and don't expect him to like you and not like anyone else. And, of course, learn to control your emotions. K yog (w», „ (,„«„ pt< ,bi, m y8g „„„, ,„ diKUU. Of gn »t»l'vslign Io mok«. oddrlll YO'j l<H«r Io FOI AND ASOUT IEENACCIS COMMUNITY ANP SUIUMAN MISS SIIVICE. "I knew he Bald 'Don't make a movel' — but that was forty, five minutes ago." from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS wi * as , made ca P'«ol of New York State, March 10, ™ • er took ovcr Czechoslovakia, March 10, 1939. The Introduction of machinery In cigar manufacturing led to labor riots In Madrid, Spain, March if, 1885. Mrs. Juliette Low formed the Girl Scouts, March 12, 1912. Congress established the U. 8. Post Office, March 12, 1789. Standard time was generally adopted In the United States, mar en io, iot>4. President McKenley signed an act setting the gold dollar as unit of value, March 14, 1900. Women were authorized to hold federal employment, March 14, 1864. Joseph Pulitzer, New York World newspaper, started a cam- g 1 lo _ ra k|f 100,000 for a pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Eircn lO| looo* ' 8> MUltar y Academy was established, March 20YEHRS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 13, 1947 Larry James, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Geitzenauer, Lone Rock, was baptized at St. John's Catholic church by Father Hunt, the new assistant. Sponsors for the ceremony were Dorothy and Glenn McCleish. A dinner was held in honor of the occasion at the home of Mrs. Geltzenauer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Stauder. - o A group of young men from the Portland area spent several days at St. Paul at the Ice Capade celebration. They were John Miller, Howard Sigsbee, Lawrence Chlpman, Richard Welske and Willard Schwletert. - o Mr. and Mrs. Mike Christ, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sleper, Mr. and Mrs. Albin Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Alvln Boettcher, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Christ, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Christ and Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Christ, all from Lakota, drove to the Dick Welnkaufs for a housewarming party for the Welnkaufs who had moved to a farm northeast of Elmore. Pinochle furnished the entertainment and lunch was served. - o Dorothy Nielsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nielsen, LuVerne, came home from the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge where she had undergone an appendectomy. - o - Pvt. John Wentworth arrived home in Ledyard March 9, having arrived in Seattle Feb. 28 from Tokyo. He was stationed in Tokyo for five months as a teletype operator. - o - From "County Chatter" by D. H, H. - "The Edward Bor- manns, four miles north of Bode, have been staying close to home the past two weeks: the reason - Scarlet Fever! The oldest of the three children has had a light case and the family expected to be out of conditional quarantine by the first of this week." - o - Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Heinrich, Whittemore, entertained the following guests at their homo on their third wedding anm'verary: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Biersted't, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ostwald, Fred McWherter, and Luella Frisby. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardcopf, LuVerue, left for Los Angeles, Calif., where they would visit their daughter Barbara and other relatives. - o - Mrs. Edward Rich, daughter Jean, and Mrs. Henry Mueller of the Four Corners area, attended a shower at the Whittemore academy in honor of Bertha Marti of West Bend who was to become the bride of Virgil Wilson of Whittemore, brother of Mrs. Rich. - o- Phyllis, Marilyn and Kenneth Thilges spent several days at the Matt Kirsch home, St. Joe, while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thilges were at Watertown, S. D. attending a funeral. - o- Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Welp of Storm Lake were parents of a 7 1/2 Ib. son born March 8. He ywas named Edward Joseph. Mrs. Welp was the former-Marie Semon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Semon, Algona, for whom the baby was the first grandson. Paternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Welp of Bancroft. - o - Lois Hedrlck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hedrick, Lu- Verne, was the winner of both the oral and written spelling contest which was held at the school house. Nordas Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hanson, was the runner-up. Lois was In the seventh grade and would compete in the forthcoming county spelling contest in Algona. > _o - Dick Post was elected president of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce. Don Hemmingsen was named first vice president, and Ted Chrischllles, second vice president. Jack Chrischilles was elected secretary. Post succeeded Allan Buchanan. - o- Only twelve votes were cast in the Fenton school election and Otto Borchardt and Dr. E. W. Ruske were re-elected to the Fenton school board. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 7, 1957 Algona would be host, March 9, at the annual 4-H club day, with about 1,000 county members of boys and girls clubs Invited to be special guests for the day. County 4-H officers lor the boys' clubs were Melvin DeGeeter, Bancroft, recreation chairman; David Erlckson, Algona, secretary; Robert Chamber, Corwlth, reporter; Aaron Anliker, West Bend, vice president; and Duane Jensen, Swea City, president. 4-H girls county officers were Lois WUfong, St, Joe, secretary; Marlys Goetz, Wesley, historian; Jan Clark, Bancroft, president; Darlene Cal- Hes, Tltonka, recreation chairman and Eunice Gade, vice president. - o - LuVerne's high-flying Lions untracked unbeaten Donnellson, 65-60, with an amazing comeback In the outstanding game of the first round of the girls state basketball tournament in Veterans Auditorium at DesMoines. Patty Patterson, 5' 6" senior, topped both teams in scoring. She pumped home 17 field goals and a free toss for 35 points. Stripling got 16 and Toohey 14 for LuVerne. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Guster, Algona, had as guests the latter's nephew and wife, Capt. and Mrs. Richard Churchill of Sacramento, Calif. - o- Gertrude and Rosella Kahler was hostesses to the 4-H meeting of the Hurt Blue Birds. Mrs. Bernau and Mrs. Lapper were guests. Talks were given by Lana Cunningham, Audrey Lappe and Cheryl Lovstad. Team demonstrations were givenjby Gertrude Kahler and Evelyn Cherland, Rosella' Kahler and .Rose. mary;.uises, and Marilyn Hinckley and Shirloy .ToUlver. - o- From the Sexton news: "Michael and Barry Huff were baptized at the Trinity Lutheran church In Algona and Michael should be re-membered by the congregation after crying 'I want my daddy* throughout the ceremony. The sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gardner and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Huff, spent the day at the Clarence Huff home." - o- LeAnn Huberty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Huberty, Whittemore, was the new bookkeeper In the Whittemore Co-op elevator following the resignation of Florence Kollasch who was married March 4. - o Mrs. Fred Johannesen, Seneca, was recuperating from a badly burned right thigh, leg and foot after a coffee pot filled with boiling water tipped over and scalded her. - o- The annual meeting of the Fenton Co-op Telephone Co. with THIS ONE GOBBLES HAY AND EAR CORN Just as Fastji_You Can Feed it. GRINDER-MIXER Feeders asked for a better grinder-mixer, one to perform at high volume without "spoon feedinc" Brady built it—Built it like the custom feed rigs to take the toughest abuse, day-in, day-out. That's why the switch has been to Brady. lO'Auger swings 180° . . . delivers into a silo up to 50 high, merely by adding pipe. See it today at BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 NORTH MAIN ALGONA CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Name for a French poodle, perhaps 5. Comb, as wool 9 Norse god 10. Mixture 11. Squeeze 12. English poet and dramatist 14. Mormon State 15. Displease 16. Habit 17. Perform 18. German article 19. Gym shoes 23. Tokyo: former name 24. Small drum 28. Wyoming river 30. Inquire 33. American moth 34. Tiny 35. Longs tor 37. Slip sideways 38. Proportion 39. Magic sticks 40. Italian resort 4I.Celebes ox 42. Prophet 43. Felines .DOWN 1. Great wealth 2. Imagined 3. Chips' partner 11. 4. and outs 5. Consoles 6. Arabic letter 7. Vexed 8. An Italian lady Short- winded 13 Mr. Sullivan and namesakes 15. Poem 20. Public notices 21. One of the British crown jewels 22. Czech, measure 25. Looped rope 26. Iroquoian Indians 27. Bamboo- like grasses 29. Hawaiian birds 30. County on the Firth of Clyde 31. Fastens, as with glue 32. Girl's nickname 36. Journey 37. Yemen's capital 39. Gal GI 14 Ib 2S 40 zo 26 Ib 21 IS 10 IZ 41 45 ZZ S7 IB 25 S4 B Zb 1* Hans Baago elected president; Norman Larson, vice president; Ed Prlebe, treasurer; and Gilbert Scrlbner, Sr., secretary. Wm. Hantelman was elected to serve as a board member along with Peter Jensen. - o- An Algona golfer, Craig Smith, shot a hole-in-one at the American Golfer's Club at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The perfect shot was hit with a wedge on the 100-yard seventeenth hole. He finished the 18 holes three over par. The ball was sent to the Dunlop Co. where it would be mounted on a trophy and sent to Craig, along with a certificate from the Professional Golfers Assoc. and a lapel pin. - o - Mr. and'Mrs. August Klinksiek, Ledyard, went to Des Moinesand took Mrs. Mary Blomehome after she had been there for a short visit and to attend the wedding of Marian Klinksiek. A fam'ly party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Allen, Algona, a surprise celebration of the 31st wedding anniversary of Dick's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Allen. Those in attendance were the honorees, the son Jack of Britt, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Brien, Mrs. Nellie Van Allen and Mrs. Esther Benson. - o - Corporal Dennis Flalg, son of Mrs. Mary Flaig of Lone Rock, arrived home for a 30-day leave. Dennis was stationed with the Marines at Oceanside, Calif. - o- Mrs. Dick Schultz, LIvermore, entertained Keith Smith, Buford Hollinger, Hugh Mackintosh, Tommy Colwell, Mike Stoddard and their teacher, Mrs. Miller, at dinner in honor of the 14th birthday of her son Gary. VIOLETS In six short years Nlc Jacobs, ..Maquoketa, has grown African violet plants as, a hobby, .His collection now numbers 450 plants. :|&*:*:-3^ I Professional Directory *$®&*W^ DOCTORS SSSi:*:*:*:*:*^^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 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 265-2335 DEAN P. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 • DENTISTS *3*S*S*:^^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist Du At 112 N. Thoringtou Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE :Si%W:::%:::::::^ ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge _ 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm __ Polio Insurance 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. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 -:^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 205-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. BRICK8ON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glasses 0 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 Wtfffi::::::^^ Chiropractor »: : :%W:%W:::y:::::^ OR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Prf ^ 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 6:30 • 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS ::*B*a*:::-::s::::W^ Credit Bureau of ' Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON r*rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY H N. De4 9 » fh. ais-am

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