The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 23, 1967 · Page 19
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 23, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moinej Thursday, March 23, 1967 WHICH IS WORSE? Last Friday was St. Patrick's Day, and the Irish Airline* ran into trouble. The airline flew »ome Irish Shamrocks into the U.S. os gifts. Only trouble, they were potted in Irish soil, and this resulted in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, or some agency, stopping the shipment, lest there be germs in ihe good old soil of Ireland. The airline accommodatingly removed the Irish soil and replaced it with soil from the U.S.A. and all werr hoppy. We respect a desire to keep our citizens away from germs. Yet while one arm of the government is making quite a thing over a bit of Irish soil in a potted plant another segment has sent nearly a half million Americans to a land where it now is admitted there have been outbreaks of the long-forgotten black plague and a plentiful supply of malaria. There may be these who would rather fake a chance on a bit of Irish soil and whatever germs it might contain, than exposing a host of Americans to one of the most dreaded blights in human history. 65-FOOT TRUCKS Just how little actual research can be done before legislative action on a bill which if passed can become law, is well illustrated by the 65-foot truck legislation which has been approved by the Iowa legislature, and needs only the governor's signature to become law. This would allow 65-foot "double bottom" trucks to operate on Iowa highways. The argument was advanced in the legislature that Iowa was a "barrier state," a state which because of its law limiting trucks to 60 feet, was hindrance to normal truck operation. The pending Iowa law would allow 65- foot trucks to operate on all Iowa highways. But, it now comes to light that our neighboring state of Illinois, while allowing 65-foot double bottom trucks to operate there, restricts them to 4-lane highways only, and then only by permit. Iowa did not have the sense to insert such limits in its new legislation. We shall await with great interest If the 65-foot law becomes final, the sight of the 65-foot trucks making the corner of State and Jones street on U.S. 169 in Algona. Be sure you're standing well back of the corner, and if you're driving stop your car at least a quarter of a block back from tho intersection. REASON SHOULD BE TOLD There were undoubtedly good reasons for the Kossuth Grand Jury recently returning "no bill" or no indictment after hearing witnesses relative to a shooting fray last fall on a county road north of Algona. One man was killed, one was injured and is presently in a condition from which he will never recover, a third man was shot in the stomach and seemingly will survive that injury, and a fourth was less seriously mauled in the fight. No charges have ever been filed, and it looks as though none would be, and perhaps that It proper and correct, especially with one half of the quartet unable to testify or face charges, If any there would be. However ,ln view of the seriousness of the fight Itself and the results, it might be proper and wise to Inform the general public of tome of the basic facts of investigation, despite the usual rules for a Grand Jury, so that we may all know the circumstances which allowed a homicide to take place in our county. A common old street fight between two men, noses broken and faces bloodied, we are certain would result In at least arrest* and probably fines or jail sentences. A fatal shooting deserves at least some explanation, and unquestionably there is one, We think the public would like to hear it. Aigorra 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 Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman 4 Q nOU)B PBESSV n T I y \fl 5Soc|(iT|on / o / 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 $5.00 Single Copies io c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA Ope Year, in advance. Semi-weekly $700 No subscription less than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST TIRED OF WAR Fort Dodge Messenger - "Tired of all foreigners" is the intriguing headline on a story from Vietnam appearing in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and written by James Richards. When one reads the first-hand observations and impressions of Vietnam by reporters such as Richards the total worthlessness of this war comes home with full impact. Writing about the Vietnamese, reporter Richards states, "They hove been at war for a quarter of a century, perhaps explaining their indifference to the present struggle. "One U.S. government official, a student of the Vietnamese people, estimated that 15 per cent of the people are committed to their Saigon government; another 15 per cent are sympathetic to the Viet Cong and the other 70 per cent neither know who is right nor care who wins." "A pretty dismal observation," writes Mr. Richards, "but one which even a casual foreign spectator is inclined to accept. "The small but growing middle class in Saigon appears committed to intrigue and a search for a national identity. "The majority of the people, the peasant farmers who protect their wealth by filling their teeth with gold, are tired of round-eyed foreigners, be they French or American. "There is another group. The Montagnard (mountain men) native tribesmen of the Central Highlands surrounding Pleiku. The Mon- tagnards, a simple, semi-primitive people, are quick to point out they don't like outsiders, including Americans, Viet Cong or Vietnamese. They simply wish to be let alone. "An alarming percentage of the Vietnamese population seems determined to get even with westerners through the exploitation of the American Gl. "Prices to the Gl are double, sometimes triple those charged Vietnamese natives for the same article. "Many Vietnamese are making careers of stealing U.S. aid and PX items. "U.S. fighting men on community action patrols — distributing candy and soap rather than bullets return with the distinct impression that the natives are laughing at them." By no means is this appraisal of Vietnam by reporter Richards a rare one. Rather, similar findings have been and are being told almost daily by respectable journalists and others who have not been blinded by the tired old line of the State Department. We have been propagandied to the hilt with this senseless and hateful war while our leaders blunder from one escalation into another. The truth is that we were not asked by a friendly government in South Vietnam to help repel aggression as we are told so often by Washington. We asked ourselves in. It is not true a solemn commitment was made by three presidents to do what we are doing. President Eisenhower merely proffered economic aid conditioned on reforms and performance which were never carried out by the Diem regime or by the eight subsequent self-imposed regimes. President Kennedy, accepting the bad advice of Secretary McNamara, escalated the number of advisers from the 600 in South Vietnam, as part of the military mission established by President Eisenhower, to a total of 20,000. But he sent no troops in combat. No American lives were lost in combat during the administrations of President Eisenhower and Kennedy. The obsession with the concept of containment of Communism has led us Into a frightening abuse of the concept In Vietnam. Containment must mean firm local government*, enjoying the confidence and support of their people, This is not the case in South Vietnam. Where those conditions do not exist today, the United States cannot create them. Where we substitute ourselves for local forces, as we have done in Vietnam, we create not containment, but a hemorrhage of awesome proportions. PUNGENT COMMENT Humboldt Republican - The Adam Clayton Powell case has earned its share of the headlines, and will gather more before it fades away. But the real test of Congress will be whether it finds the courage to do something about the less noisy misbehavior of other congressmen. Powell, by pushing his luck so that congress no longer could overlook his wrong doing, may have made his greatest contribution. Harlem's best-known Baptist preacher may have provided the final push needed for congress to rearrange its own moral and ethical affairs. Congress is going to find it difficult to do otherwise. While the Powell censure motion was under consideration, constituent mail- running at times up to TOO to 1 against Powell-supplied much of the pressure. A question in a recent Gallup fi"dina: "Do you think that the misuse of government funds by congressmen is fairly common or not?" Twenty-one percent said no and 19 percent had no opinion. But 60 percent replied yes. Three Americans out of five were apparently convinced that wrongdoing is "fairly common" among the remaining 534 house and senate members. No less than 75 bills aimed at helping the house reform itself are now in the hopper. The senate has its share of such proposals. From them, a better congress might be created, But experience justifies skepticism. The Parade CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,. 20 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 27, 1947 Mrs. Orville Barber, Whittemore, had the misfortune to slip on Ice while helping her son deliver the evening paper In the north part of town and broke both bones above the ankle of her left leg. It was reported that she would have to wear a cast for four months. - o A corn crib and granary on the farm of Ole Johannesen, Lone Rock, was partially destroyed by fire caused by defective wiring. The combination crib and granary was filled with corn and oats. - o At a meeting of the Portland twp. school board it was decided that wages paid next term would run from $160 per month to $200 per month, the latter to be paid for teaching 16 or more pupils and holding a first grade certificate. - o From Odds and End - "Scott Mlsbach, son of the Lawrence Mlsbachs is really mad at his dad ... seems the Mlsbach's new car is a grey color and Scott specifically wanted an orange- colored one." - o The Roy Ringsdorfs of Hurt celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by entertaining five tables of 500. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shipler, Ledyard, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shipler, Mr, and Mrs. Russell Shipler, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Johneon, Mr. and Mrs, Tom Trenary, Mr, and Mrs. R. F. Elvidge, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Dugan and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Rlngsdorf, - o A group of men from Ottosen made a business trip to Kansas City for the Farmers Coop. Elevator. Included in the group were Sylvan Jacobson, Herman Kramer, Peter Holt, Melvin El- llngson, Ernest Habeger, Leonard Holden and Roy Telford. - o Over 100 friends and relatives helped Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flaig, Lone Rock, celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house. Mr. Flaig had been the local blacksmith for 30 years and the John Deere implement dealer for 17 years. Helping toprepare the lunch were Mrs. Harvey Jergenson, Mrs. Alex Krueger, Mrs. C. W. Heerdt, and Mrs. \V. G. Flaig. - o Mr. and Mrs. A, C. Schissel, Lakota, had been vacationing in Arizona for several weeks and left there to go on to Los Angeles, Calif, to visit till sometime in April. - o From County Chatter - "At the F. A. Drone farm six miles northeast of Burt, 500 three- weeks-old chicks were cheeping loudly in the brooder house just west of the driveway. Mrs. Drone, the former Ann Kaln, and the two children were just returning from a Portland township spelling contest at the schoolhouse a half mile west of place." - o Mrs. D. P. Smith, Algona, went to Des Moines to attend the Fred Waring program at the KRNT theatre. Mr. Smith had planned to go but was compelled to remain at home because of the flu. - o Mrs. John Schulz and Mrs, Arthur Maasdam, Irvington, were hostesses at a shower honoring Faye Krause, whose approaching marriage had been announced. About 30 ladies were present with Mrs. Perry Phillips in charge of the entertainment. - o- Mrs. Walter Bakken, Bode, entertained at a handkerchief shower at her home for Mrs. Orren Kinne, who was leaving soon for her new home in Missouri Valley. Fourteen ladies were present. - o- Moran Ferstl, Wesley farmer, was able to be in town for the first time in three weeks after being kicked by a horse while feeding stock and had both knee caps displaced and was severely bruised. - o - The Misses Edith and Delia Welter, Algona, entertained twelve friends at George's in honor of Mrs. R. J. Harrington, who was leaving Algona. The Harringtons were moving to Des Moines where R. J. would be with the legal department in the Veterans Administration. The evening was spent playing gin rummy with high prize going to Mrs. J. A. Herrlg and low to Mrs. C. H. Williams. Mrs. Harrington was presented with a gift. Mr. and Mrs. Charles LaBarre, Algona, returned from a vacation trip of several weeks. They attended a Building and Loan Association convention In Texas and also went to Florida. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parrlsh, Algona, became the parents of twin daughters born at St. Ann hospital. They weighed over six pounds each. The new arrivals were named Trudy Lee and Trecia Ann. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith, Sr., Algona returned home from an extended western vacation. They left the day after Christmas and visited friends and relatives in California, Spokane, Wash., and Meford, Ore. The son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smith, gave a welcome dinner party to welcome them home. - o - Betty^.Mitchell^ Iowa '' ACROSS 1. Dligruntled 5. Clearulflf medium 9, Rellih 10. Bar of •liver 12. Plncer-llke organ 13. Drench 14. Moit infrequent 16. Greek letter 17. Constella. tlon 18. Not difficult 21. Like 22. Crown of the head 24.Iniect 26. Uncle: Scot. 28. Bailor 29. Subtract 32. Impetuoua 85. Farm animal 36. Man'f garment 38. Contend for 39. Japanese verie 41. Scotch musicians 43. Couches 46. Pasteboards 47. Muse of lyric poetry 48. Handles: Rom. Antlq. 49 Source of shade 50. Look askance DOWN 1. Largest desert on earth 2. Worked 3. Part in ft play 4. Expunge 5. Little firl 6. Biblical name 7. Intermittent fever 8. Of the mall service 9. Fragment 11. Annoy persistently 15. Flap 19. Place 20.395 days 23. Large birds 25. Cross and recrots 27. Shield 29. Extinguish, as a flame 30. Wrest (from) by violence 31. Gratuity 33. Native chief in India 34. Oerman author maaH anna BSJWBH ESJHOO HCIHH nroaaan HU3 OH EIH Pil'W 37. Former monetary unit of Slam 40. At a distance 42. Part of a window 44. Corroded 45. Wooden pall 12. 1417" 19 4% 10 Zfc 40 44 16 Zl 45 82 IS 2* 41 10 11 46 so 'i S* ill 11 Sellcknow, Judy Adams, Patty Cowan, Ginger Kfckbush, Linda Clark, Marilyn Peglow, Larry Hutzell, Wayne Williams, Nick Clark and Robbie Hutchlns. Miss Sorenson directed the choral speaking groups. Harley Waller directed the play, and Julie Sires was student director. - o Louis Oesterreicher returned to Titonka after having vacationed in European countries for two months. - o Seven Inches of snow and .66 of an inch of rain caused Inconvenience for a short span of time over the weekend, but proved a boon to farm prospects in this area for 1957. It provided the necessary basic moisture prior to the start of spring field work after a dry fall and little snow during the regular was" Club for 1957-58; Russ Buchanan, vice president; Lyle Riedinger, secretary; Al Rode, treasurer; and members of board we re Fred Shilts and Jerry Ferris. - o - Sandra Shumway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Shumway, was honored by the Alpha Lamba Delta sorority at the University of Miami in Florida. Her honors came as the result of a very high grade average. Only 26 freshmen girls were honored. - o - Mrs. Russell Picket, Algona, gave a party in celebration of the 6th birthday of her son Jeffrey. Guests were Tommy Black, Paul Chrlstensen, Billy Dau, Jim Kajewski, and Tommy Taylor. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 21, 1957 A freak bolt of lightning struck the Ralph Schlpull farm home at Wesley, endangering Mrs. Schl- pull and the three daughters in the home at the time. All electric appliances were knocked out, and Jeannie, 6, was near the stove and getting ready to leave on the bus for kindergarten when she was showered by soot and smoke. The Wesley area was in the path of terrifying high winds, snow and a dirt storm. with her parentisr, chells, Burt. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Bert Putzstuck, Lu Verne, had news from their son, Corp. John Putzstuck, stationed at Ft. Sheridan, ni., telling he had been hospitalized for two weeks. John, a cook, was severely burned when a kettle of boiling water was split over his back and right side. He said he was improving and would be out of the hospital soon. - o - Mrs. Ray Dreyer, Fenton, entertained at a party in honor of Patricia's 7th birthday following school hours. Present to help Patricia celebrate her birthday were 11 girls of her class. They were Bonnie Jo Walker, Mary Ellen Dlstworth, Cynthia Barr, Jacqueline Jones, Teresa Voigt, Ardith Walker, Betty Wehrspann, Renee Hantelman, Linda Miller, Suzanne Newel and MargoRusch. Eugene Thill , son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thill, Whittemore, was spending a 30-day furlough with his parents. He had several months of service in Germany and was to report back to New York, March 27. - o - "The Seamless Robe", an Easter drama in four scenes would be presented in the Algona High School's auditorium March 24. Included in the cast were Allan - o William C. Dau was elected president of the Algona-Hotaiiy. The first armor encounters of WWJQ involving U.S. forces were fought on Luzon in the Philippines in 1941-42 by the 192d and 194th Tank Battalions composed entirely of National Guardsmen from seven different States. ':|& : ; : * : # : #SI32W:^^ ( Professional Directory $&#&tt«s&^^ DOCTORS «•:•:?:*:•:•:•:•:*:•:::$:!:;; MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offlce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 285-l«/ J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2014 JOHN. M. 8CHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295*2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians fc Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Offjce Phone 295-2406 DENTISTS : * : SiSSS»»i:iSSfffi^%^^%%^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 • DR. J. G. CLAP8ADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thoringtoo Phone 295-2244 for Apjjolntment S'KWfttfm^^ OPTOMETRISTS : : : : : ::ft%¥::ft¥::s:%:::ftteaKia&j*:':wTO» INSURANCE For And About Teenagers X" RFAUZ.E" THAT HE IS MUCH TOO OLD. . THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am a freshman. I am 14 years old. My problem is that I like a boy who is exactly nine years and five months older than I am. He acts as if he likes me. I realize that he is much too old, but I cannot help myself. I have tried, but it doesn't seem to work. He does not go with anyone and, as far as 1 know, he does not date anyone. 1 have asked others what they thought and they say he is not too old. Should I continue liking him? I have never really dated him, although Ihavesatbyhim many times at ball games. Please help!" OUR REPLY: Ask your par- ents, or some adult you like and respect, about the difference in your ages. I believe they will tell you that he is much too old . . . for a girl who is but 14 years of age. He is a young adult. You are in your early teens. Few males who have reached almost 24 years of age would even consider dating a girl who is almost ten years younger. You can help yourself avoid sure and certain future unhappiness by staying within your own age group. M you hgvt a Ittnogi probltm ygu wgnl to Kull. or on obitrvolion Ig moll. Qddrtll you l.tltr to FOI AND ABOUT TtENAOEIS. COMMUNITY AND SU8UUAN MESS SHVICE. FIANXFOIT. KY. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 208 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 Algoaa, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service U8 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 OR. L. L. 8NYDER 113 Eait State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Cloaed Saturday Afternoon! DR. HAROLD W. ERICK8ON Eyej Examined - Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glasses 0 East State Street . Phone 295-2196 Hours: »:oo A.M. to 5:00 P.M. C1 °sed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 WfM® 1 ^^ Chiropractor £ : : : :^%?:%:::tt^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri 8:30 . 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8 :30 . 12:00 *:-x*x::::::%%Stt^ MISCELLANEOUS ®®*®^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARL80M MANAGEMENT COMPANY HVj N. Dodg* Ph. in-liai

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