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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 16, 1967
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2-Algona (| a .) Upper Des Mein« Thursday, March 16, 1967 WASTE OF MANPOWER While if is a commonly acknowledged fact that there have been inequities in our procedure for drafting men into military service, our problem may not be entirely based on revising draft laws and calling up more men. It it not too well known that we have about 3 million men in uniform at the present time, with over 2^ million of them scattered around the world other than in Vietnam, where we have 420,000 at the moment. World War 2 has been over for 22 years, end we Hill have close to 2 million men in Europe. The »uggestion has been made that we already have about at many men in «ervlce 01 we need. The only thing Is that thousands of them are assigned to areas that no longer call for our military presence, especially in an age of nuclear war. There It reported to be considerable pressure within the Johnson administration to withdraw a considerable segment of our forces from Europe, If the two major powers of the world today ihould ever confront each other, It will be a nuclear war. Our own striking force will be an elite group that can handle and fire or drop nuclear bombs or warheads, and we presume a potential enemy will figure it the same way. If we continue to allow ourselves to become Involved In civil wars and conflicts between first cousins, we of course will need men to fight. Perhaps the answer Isn't In more men, but In relocating the ones we have and a cease-and-deslst approach to our Involvement In all of the petty squabbles that break out sporadically between smaller nations around the globe. A SOLUTION VETOED By the time these comments reach print, the question of who rides what school buses may be past history, with the recriminqtions, pro and con, lingering on. This column recently suggested that a possible solution might be to have private contractors haul ALL school pupils, dropping them off at whatever school they attended, with parents paying a per-head transportation cost, and school systems themselves getting completely out of the bus business. Last week this very proposal was made in the Iowa Senate, and the vote was against the proposal, 55 to 6, so we find ourselves pretty much in the minority. Somehow It seems a little sad to find communities torn apart over the question of kids riding buses, if a simple solution is at hand. State Senator Warren Kruck of Boone, who opposes having anyone but public school students riding public school buses is quoted as saying that the latest figures in public school transportation costs nearly average $70 per student per school (nine months) year. Note he said "per pupil," not "per pupil riding a bus." A school system, for example, with an enrollment of 1700 pupils, If the $70 figure It correct would be expending $119,000 a year for school buses alone. We'll make a guess that If a private contractor by bid entered the field of bus transportation and picked up all pupils wishing to ride a bus, his charge would be something less than $70 per pupil per school year. But evidently we'll never know; the idea was bushwhacked, 55 to 6 I &pper 30 ee Maim* HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code BOOH Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & PubUsher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER 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 $3.00 Vlnfle Coplei 10o SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly J7.00 No lubicrlpUon leu than 0 monthi, OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST TWO YEARS FOR WHAT? Fort Dodge Meitenger — For fwo years we have been bombing North Vietnam and have not been able to bring the war to an end. Our leaders have continually said that the war must be won in South Vietnam but we have not been able to win the support of the population there, Not all our plane losses have been suffered over North Vietnam. We have had planes blown up on the ground In South Vietnam because all of the South Vietnamese are not on our side. This basically is a civil war and there is no getting around it regardless of the various explanations handed out by Washington. Countless persons of stature in our own country and around the world have urged that the U.S. end the bombings of North Vietnam as a possible way to opening the door to a negotiated settlement of the war. The longer we wait to try this approach the more difficult it is going to be to bring it off, if and when we do decide to give it a go. As Gen. James M. Gavin warned, a political polarization" is developing in the U.S. over the war. He fears our society will be torn apart by a political solution calling for withdrawal. As the war drags on a segment of the American population will find it increasingly difficult to accept a settlement which does not appear to be an out-and-out military victory. This Is a most dangerous situation and could divide this nation like it has not been split since the Civil War. Gen. Gavin emphasized that it will take strong will and determination to bring peace to Vietnam. We pray to God that our leaders soon will find that will and determination before if is too late. Year 'round living... ...with an Electric Heat Pump What is an electric heat pump? It's a modern electrical machine which cools your home in summer—in the same manner vour refrigerator operates. • And, by automatically reversing itself in the winter, it produces warmth from the air to heat your home. It's all done electrically. • With an electric heat pump . . . you can both heat and cool your home for better living, all year 'round. • The electric heat pump is another step in making your magic servant, Electricity, work for you all the time. Algona Municipal Utilities from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS March 17 Is St. Patrick's Day. King George of Greece was assassinated, March 18, 1913. Czar Nicholas of Russia abdicated, March 18, 1917. Canada and the United States signed an agreement to develop (he St. Lawrence Seaway, March 19, 1941. Daniel Webster, secretary of state, at the direction of President Harrison, Issued a directive prohibiting U. S. employees from indulging In political activity, March 20, 1841. March 21 Is the first day of spring. of lVevada Passed a sfx-weeks divorce law, March C '! e n71 any '* Blg Bertha b «gan bombardment of Paris, March ], i y i o. 10 YEARS AGO IN TMi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 14, 1957 Jan Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. V, Clark, Bancroft, and Roger Dreyer, Fenton, were given the Danforth Foundation award as the outstanding four square girl and boy at a presentation following the annual 4- H Day at Algeria. Jan was a member of the Blue and White club, and Roger of the Fenton 4-H club. Physical, mental, social and religious qualities were the basis for the four square award. - o - Ben G. Studer, Wesley, took top honors on a Shorthorn heifer at a state Shorthorn Show and sale. The animal sold for $1,675. - o From Odds and Ends - "Ken Strahorn, bowling down at the Hawkeye Lanes the other night, got a little absent-minded at the end of a frame, forgot about the automatic pln-settlng device, and when the remaining pin wasn't removed yelled down the alley 'set 'em up In 6." - o - Terril's tough Tigers smashed Burt's perfect record with a 5951 decision In the semi-finals of the district basketball tournament at Spencer despite a 42 point scoring blast by Big John Smldt of the Bears. The defeat ended the season for the Bears who set an all-time county record with 25 straight wins before the loss to Terril. - o - Mrs. William Knoner, Ledyard fell In her home while she was preparing cakes for the E. and R. Guild. She broke her right wrist and was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital where she remained overnight for x-rays and treatment. - o - Mrs. Rex Taylor, Algona, gave a party to celebrate the sixth birthday of her son Tommy. Guests were Neal Anderson, Luann Holt, Patricia Hopkins, Steve Merryman, Craig Taylor, Larry Taylor and the honoree's brother and sister, Dwight and Kathy. - o- Grace, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. C. J. McEvoy, Algona, attended the speech contest at Pocahontas as a contestant. St. Cecelia Academy here won three "ones." Mrs. McEvoy also took the group of D.Y.O. members to West Bend to take part in a chorus. - o - Donna Berkland, Minneapolis, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berkland, Fenton, Donna was employed In the Angsburg building In the stewardship department for the Evangelical Lutheran church. - o - Sentral Community School District directors and Supt. K. M. Chase were to meet with architects to discuss plans for the new Sentral High School, following a successful vote on the $450,000 bond issue for construction of the building. The school would serve the Fenton- Lone Rock - Seneca high school pupils, leaving the present schools for elementary school purposes. - o - Dick, eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pratt, Algona, was recovering nicely from injuries suffered at Bryant School while attempting to right a tipping piano. He received a gash above the knee which required 24 stitches to close and was getting around in a wheel chair but would be able to use crutches soon. t. 0 Dorothy Rosendahl, Whittemore, had the misfortune to slip and fall while on her way to dinner one noon i'rom the Geelan store. An x-ray was taken and it was found that the bone in her right foot below the ankle was broken and the leg was put in a cast. - o - Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Johnson, Lone Rock, entertained a party honoring Will Christenson who was retiring from the creamery board after serving 12 years. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Milton Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hammerstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dreyer, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Behrends, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nyman, Mr. and Mrs. John Nyman and Bob Schmidt. - o - Theresa Berte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Berte, St. Joe, was honored at a party observance of her 18th birthday. Attending were Mrs. Peter C. Reding, sister of Theresa, and senior classmates of St. Joseph's School, Kay Ann Frideres, Donna Thul, Donald Wagner, Jean Becker, Beatrice andJoAnnBor- mann, Cathy Hllbert, Jerry Weydert, Gerry and Tom Reding, Lois Willfong, Margaret Gales, Alice and Alma Hlg and Irma Laubenthal. 20 YEARS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 20, 1947 Robert Schoby was named commander of the VFW in Algona; Merle Webster, senior vice commander; Dale Briggs, junior vice commander;" George Mul- ' ler, quartermaster; Carl Norman, surgeon; Wayne Godden, post advocate; Russell Larson, Chaplain. Harvey Johnson was named trustee for one year, Walter Steven for two years, and Fred Plumb for three years. , - o - Eileen Thul, Algona, entertained a few friends for'Helen Winkel who was leaving for Houston, Tex., to be a nurse in St. Joseph's hospital. Other guests were Dorothy and Ruth Gisch, Vera Mae Semon, Leta Reynolds and Margaret Valentine. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Berte, St. Joe, returned home after spending several weeks at Excelsior Springs, Mo. - o - It was Kite Time, as five youngsters pictured were not only celebrating spring, but were getting ready for the second annual Kite and Model Plane Day, spon- sored by the Algona Lions. Pictured were Jim Galbralth, Jackie Vander Waal, Donna Colberg, Nidas Demand and Terry Ray Cook. The Lions committee included Don Hemmingsen, Lowell Cutler, Arlo Woods, Earl Sprague and Bud Anderson. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford, Ottosen, entertained the boys basketball team in their home at a 7 o' clock dinner. Five hundred was played following dinner and prizes were won by Leo Engebretson, high, and Virgil Enockson, low. Other guests Included Richard Loos, Ralph Jacobson, Donald Pooch, Eugene Movick, Dean Telford, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hoflus, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coyle and Dalas Coyle. - o - Dr. T. M. Rossing and son, Dr. T. D. Rossing, had opened a veterinary office in Livermore. Dr. T. M. Rossing also had an office in Bode which he would still continue to operate. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hanna, attended the wedding of Helena Welsbrod and James Dodds at the Good Hope church. - o - T-5 Delond Bolte, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bolte, Fenton, arrived In California from Japan. Delond was stationed on an army hospital ship and had made three trips to Japan during the past year. In Yokohama, Delond saw Gerald Jentz and Eldon Brown just before returning to the states. - o - From "County Chatter" by D.H.H. - "The Wallace McArthurs moved last fall from the Irvington community to an 80 acre farm which they bought and is located four miles southwest of Bancroft. When we stopped last Thursday Mrs. McArthur was busy painting the window frames inside the sun porch. She has a flock of some 300 White Rocks and sells eggs to one of the nearby hatcherie. Wallace already has 45 spring pigs from seven sows and has four sows yet to farrow. He told how the large snow drift south of the house in the driveway had originally been almost to the top of the nearby telephone pole." - o - Mr. and Mrs. George Heinen, Algona, were dinner guests of the tetter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frambach atWhittemore. Later they went to Bancroft and were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elsbecker, sister and brother-in-law of Mr. Heinen. - o - Maxlne Nordstrom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nordstrom of Portland, Ore., former Al- gonans, was gaining considerable fame as a basketball player on the west coast. She was manager and played guard on the Jantzen woman's team, which had won every game .during the season. Miss Nordstrom had been employed by the Jantzen mill for five years and was head tracer in her department. She spent most of her school days in Algona. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Perry Byam of Winnebago, Minn., had purchased the H, R. Cowan house on East CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER j- ACROSS 1. Dutch Meuse river 5. Japanese outcasts 9. Thruway charges 10. Variety of coffee 12. Forest ox 13. Exclamation of applause 14. Employ 15. Antagonistic 16. Negative reply 17. French coin 18. Painful: suffix 19. A day that never comes 23. Slights 24. Under legal age 28. American Indian 30. Son of: Scot. S3. Consumed 34. Yes, rural style 38. Eradicates 38. Printers' measures 39. Punishes, aa a child 40. Gourd-luce fruit 41. Haunch of an «rch 42. Summer TV program, perhaps 43. Dregs 44. Adverbial suffix DOWN 1. Season of heavy rains 2. African plant 3. A wing 4. Baseball position: abbr. 5. Ostrich- like birds 6. Civil wrong 7. Bitterly pungent 8. Like a certain fine-grained rock 9. Jeers at 11. Affirmative votes 13.60 minutes IS. Pegasus, for one 17. Weeps 20. Greek letter 21. Leaves out 22. Beverage 25. Japanese drama 26. Adobe of the Grecian gods 27. Cause 29. Thin cushions 30. Boiled meal 31. Shock wrania anna moan raa tuna wa aauaa HHQ na raau nnaa a 32. Long- legged bird 36. Formerly 37. Turkish weights 38. Ghostlike 40. Size of coal 42. Religious address; abbr. 14 $ '' 4 r li • 10 £1 14 41 44 40 16 54 27 For And About Teenagers) (?/ THE WEEK'S LETTER: "Please help me. I have a 16- year-old brother whom I consider almost stupid. When he comes home he acts like he Is the 'boss' of me and my younger •later. My mom and dad say they are through with him when he Is away and that he's good- for-nothing. But, when he comes home, they seem to worship him and to forget about us. When he bothers us, they never tell him to •top. They act as if it Is our fault, and I know it is not. When he's home, everything he Bays 'goes'. What can we do but obey?" OUR REPLY: When you say he Is "away" do you mean that he leaves home for a period of time? This is rather unusual for a 16 year old. If it is true, your parents have a real problem. Your parents may feel they are doing the best they can under the circumstances. If they have a problem with a boy who leaves home, apparently they try to make him want to stay home. In any event, they should not be unfair to you and your young sister. They are creating a new problem and most likely not solving the other one. Try to get along with your brother — and your parents. Give every one concerned the least possible reason to be unhappy with you. R y»u have • ta*n>f • problem yew *»nl lo tltttat, f «« obiirvoNen to mate, etirnt v.u !•**• to COI AND AIOUT TtENAOEH. COMMUNITY AND SUM/MAN KISS SERVICE. FRANKFORT. KY. Elm street occupied by Mr, and Mrs. L. L. Rlter. Mr. Byam was employed with the Hormel stock buyers company located north of town. There were two girls, 10 and 12, and a boy, 3, in the family. ONLY 32 DAYS LEFT1 Don't be OLD FASHIONED about your INCOME Get It done the MODERN way • • • the fait, safe, economical way ... at BLOCK) We'll figure your tax and have it on its way in « i"fy . . . and often save you money, tool See BLOCK TODAYI — GUARANTEE. W» guoronf** accurate preparation of w» make any »ttor\ thai coil you any will pay th* penally or inltitit. tlf tax rtlurn, If penalty or inltrctt, BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LIFE America's Largest Tax Service with Over 1500 Offices 108 No. Moore - Algona, la. Weekdays 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. - Phone 295-7031 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY |&*:;:;:::iStt^ Professional Directory * fv^S^ii^^'X'i^S^^-^i^^^g^ff DOCTORS ^•••••"•••••••••••J'e'?****S¥lW MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-24/7 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 ^^ :*:i:-: : :¥S::ft:?PS::%%::W::' DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thoringtoo Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRISTS a:S%::%:::ft::::?::a:::gift*^a:S;g« INSURANCE : :%S:::::::%^^ 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 395.273$ BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295*443 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 Algooa, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la Phone 295-2341 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Qosed 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 106 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri __ |:30 <• 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY «Va N. D»d,.

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