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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 30, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moinej Thursday, March 30, 1967 A SHOCKING PROPOSAL Sargent Shriver's proposal that all boys and girls upon reaching the age of 16 be registered and tested "under the Selective Service System" is in our opinion, a very long step in complete regimentation of the people of the United Slates. Mr. Shriver says this would enable the government to "evaluate" the potential of all of its young people, with an eye to their possible future function in some government program. , ; It represents a point of view in which the government, or some of its appointive officials, see themselves as the divine rulers of ;destiny for all the rest of the population. I Itcould be used to take away a freedom of choice for a young man or woman as to what he or she wishes to do with their l ; fe. It suggests but does not directly say that some government agency proposes to direct each boy or girl into a designated category of what ;is called "service" by Mr. Shriver. ; To make it compulsory for such registration and testing is as far a cry from the demo- ;cratic principles of government as anyone 'could go; this is simply dictatorship regimentation proposed in a country supposed to be a Democratic republic. Adolph Hitler and Joseph •Stalin both had somewhat similar ideas in Jheir regimentation of youth. Only Hitler did the registering at an earlier age. If the Congress of the United States does not give Mr. Shriver a quick heave-ho for this proposal, it has failed the rest of the United States as a body representing the rights and privileges of the individual. The very suggestion made by Shriver should be a stunning shock to everyone, and a shock that calls for some extremely serious thought and expression of opinion by all of us, and quickly. FOREIGN AID A JOKE Grundy Center Register - The United States has been giving financial aid to many countries in different parts of the world since the close of World War II. Many countries devastated by the war needed help to get back on their feet. The U.S., the richest country in the world, saw the need for extending help to many foreign countries and Congress generously extended this help. Most, if not all, of these disabled foreign countries have completely recovered and have regained prosperity. They no longer need our financial help. The U.S. now with a national debt exceeding all other countries, and with billions needed to carry on the war in Vietnam, should suspend handing out aid to foreign countries, excepting the few who have given us some help in Vietnam, until our war drain in Vietnam is ended. The President has asked Congress to appropriate another $3.1 billion for foreign aid. Congress would be serving the needs of their country if they substantially cut down the President's request, or eliminated it until the war in Vietnam is over. • w ea UlE. 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 USS Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman 7 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly S7 00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST STUDENT SHAKES 'EM UP The election of a Rockwell City youth as president of the Student Senate at Iowa State University has sort of shaken up the state. To begin with the new student president has defied the conventional approach by going sockless, shaveless and coatless, among other things, and has said he does not believe the university shall regulate any aspect of student life outside of the classroom. This approach he has presented to State College of Iowa students in a campus appearance, and at the State University of Iowa a similar sentiment seems to have developed. Among other things, it seems the "new leadership" declares it is unconsilutional for university administrations to endeavor to regulate morals and sex in campus life. This Is, indeed, a new approach, and an open one we must say. How it all comes out will be most interesting. The new Bill of Rights has been presented; we can imagine the consternation on the part of administrative officials of Iowa's three state schools of higher learning. MAKES YOU WONDER Exchange — The payroll deduction for your social security increased starting Jan. 1, 1967, to 4.4 per cent based on earnings up to $6,600. The employer makes an equal contribution to your social security. In 1966, you paid 4.2 per cent on $6,600 or a total of $277.20 to the social security fund. In 1967, with the .2 per cent increase, you will pay $290.40 into the fund. If you make $6,600 or more a year, you and the company put in $580.80 each year as a total. Let's explore this payment a little further. Suppose you have just started work and your age was 21, and suppose you work until you are 65. If there were no more increases in social security payments, that would mean total contributions by you and the company of $25,555.20 during the 44 years of your employment. If the contributions were placed in a trust fund accuring 4 per cent interest per year, the interest over 44 years would amount to approximately $22,500. That means at age 65, you would have at least $48,055 in your account. With that amount of money in the bank drawing 4 per cent interest, you could withdraw $160 per month for the rest of your life in interest alone and never touch the principal. If you chose to spend all you had accumulated in your account, you could draw about $560 a month for 10 years before you ran out of funds and in addition you could work and earn as much as you pleased without losing this income! The maximum amount payment now under social security is between $124.00 and $135.00 a month. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? MATTER OF PRINCIPLE Exchange - When John Hill was publishing his magazine, "Engineering News," (which later became McGraw-Hill's Engineering News Record), he sold the center spread to a steel manufacturer on an every-issue basis. One day a bridge in one of the western states collapsed. Engineering News reported that the disaster had been caused by steel which had not measured up to the builde 's specifications. They named the culprit company — the magazine's heavy advertiser. Almost before the ink was dry, the president of the steel firm charged into John Hill's office and said: "You can cancel my advertising from this day on!" As reported in Printers Ink: "John Hill rose to his feet. He fixed a burning eye on the steelmaker and said with icy calmness, 'Sir, from the moment we learned you sold defective steel, we revoked your privilege to advertise in our pages. We don't do business with murderers!" All you need today to make a university out of a college is an act of the legislature. * * * A sign in the middle of the road said "Road Closed. Do Not Enter," And on the reverse it said, "Welcome Back, Stupid." -Coffeyville, Kan. Journal * » * Seems strange that a confessed strangler of seven should be able to escape from a state institution. Maybe everyone out for a coffee break? For And About Teenagers 1 THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have three girlfriends and we run around together. But we get Into arguments and can't seem to get along. I've had two of them spend the night with me and we get along fine, but when we are with the other one, we fuss all the time. How can we get along?" OUR REPLY: It takes two to make an argument If three of you get along well, but four of you are fussing whenever you are together, it would appear that the fourth girl is the cause of the discord. Or, it might be that one or more of the other three girls resent her for some reason and encourage the fussing. If you have these girls as your guests, be on your own best manners. Politely stop any arguments when they begin by reminding your friends that it Is much more fun to be happy and enjoy being together than it is to get together and waste your time fussing and fighting. I you ho«. . !..»,. ftMtm yw( „„, to AKUU. v an «biw.«t« n to m«k». .<U,.,, troy li«*f I* KM AND AtOUf TKNAOEM. IUiUI ** N '"« »"VI«. "I always leave the key In the door - that's the last place a prowler would think to look for It." from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS r Q L h | e( n' S> H ,° USC un? RfP^entativcs repealed the Panama Canal toll-exemption bill, March 31, 1914. £ P J 1 L } is A " Fools °y* or A P ril F °°'- U. 8. Marines invaded Okinawa, April 1, 1945. «-»rines, in The U. S. mint in Philadelphia was established, April 2 1792 1942 arm£d f ° rCeS Were E rantcd free Postage, April 2, The first Pony Express to California opened, St. Joseph, Mo to Sacramento, April 3, 1860. "»cpn, mo., HS estilblUhed as Revenue Marine, 1944 da " WUkie withdrew as G °P presidential candidate, April Admiral R. E. Peary reached the north pole, April 6, 1909. 20YEflRS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 3, 1947 Herbert Hammer, 13, son of the William Hammers of St. Joe, and a student at St. Joseph's School, again won the Kossuth county spelling championship. He repeated his 1946 performance and as a result was qualified to enter the state meet in Des Moines... Second, place winner was Donna St. John, a student at St. Cecelia's Academy. - o - From Odds and Ends - "If you see an airplane flying around this week and leaflets dropping from it, the plane will be piloted by Deb Hall ... he has volunteered to help out the Lions' kite flying jamboree, set for April 13, by dropping leaflets and entry blanks ... he got city approval and rumors have it that Lions will be aboard and roaring, no doubt." - o - Algona's telephone operators and local linemen for the N. W. Bell Telephone Co. were slated to £0 on strike at 6 a.m. April 7. There were 32 operators and three servicemen under union control here. - o - Algona Rotarians enjoyed a specially conducted tour through the new Kent-Wheeler Mfg. Co. recoditioning plant here and saw dozens of Ford engine motors in processing state. In addition to Fred Kent, Sr., the various groups were conducted through the plant by Pat McQuiston, Harold Kuchenreuther, Bob McConnell and Fred Kent, Jr. - o Dick Palmer son of the B. L. Palmers, Algona, came from Cedar Rapids where he was a student at Coe,College, and was spending his spring vacation with his parents. Sunday dinner guests at the Sylvester Hainzinger home at Fenton in honor of the confirmation of their daughters LaVon and Beverly, were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hainzinger, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Nemitz, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hack and family of Cylinder, Mrs. Stebritz of Algona, and Ernest, Fred and John Haack. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Gail Towne, Algona returned from a ten-day trip to Davenport where they visited Mr. and Mrs. PaulTowne, brother and sister-in-law of Mr. Towne. They also went to Chicago on business and returned Via Burlington, where they attended the state bowling meet. Their daugher, Mary Lou, speech pathologist in the Appleton, Wise. schools, returned with them for a week's spring vacation. From County Chatter - "just in case you've ever lain awake nights wondering, State Street, Algona, is 1. 6 miles long, end to end." - o - John Rich, LuVerne, took Edward Rich, Jr. and Charles Elmore for a ride in his newplane. Both boys enjoyed the ride in spite of a little touch of air sickness. John enjoyed giving the neighborhood children rides. - o - Mrs. Louis Braatz, Whittemore, slipped and fell on the steps of her front porch as she was about to enter her home and cut a deep gash in her forehead. Several stitches were required to close-the wound, but she was •'reported recuperating satisfactorily. Mesdames Alex Radig, Donald Radig, John Shallin, Clarence Zumach, Delbert Geitzenauer and William Zumach, Lotts Creek, attended a miscellaneous shower at the Trinity Lutheran church parlors at Algona for HelenDre- yer, who was to be married April 13. G. P. Hawcott of Burt began driving the school bus April 1. Clyde Bristow, who had been driving it, quit to begin his sheep shearing business. - o - Rodney Heetland, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Heetland, Lakota came home from the Buffalo Center hospital after having had an operation for appendicitis. Anita Kohlhaas spent the week- end with her parents, the P. J. KolUhaas's and made the acquaintance of her little nephew, Philip Brand. Anita was with Metropolitan Ins. Co. and had recently been transferred from Sioux Falls, S. D. to Mankato, Minn. - o Mrs. Geo. C. Olsen, Sexton, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Benschoter and sons Leon and Bruce to Iowa City over the weekend where they visited the Ray Thomas family and attended the basketball game. lOYEflBS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 28,1957 Dr. P. V. Janse, well-known Algona physician and sports fan, was host by proxy to the LuVerne Lionettes, Kossuth county's representative to the girls' state basketball tournament, at a dinner at the Johnson House in Algona. The doctor, unable to be present, selected Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith, Jr., and his grandson, "Flip" Miller to serve as hosts. The Lionettes chalked up a 22-5 won-lost mark during the season, including a win and a loss in the state meet at Des Moines. They were the first girls to make the trip from this county since 1946. The entire group was pictured on the front page. - o - Algona High School's band uniform fund receiveda$61.52boost due to a benefit dance sponsored by the Algona V.F.W. post. Music for the dance was furnished by Heinle Stebritz and four St. Cecelia Academy students - Jim Aman, Madonna Gisch, Marian Roth and Joan Goecke. All proceeds were turned over to the band uniform fund. Three Kossuth farmers were honored with awards at the annual county soil conservation dinner meeting held at the Burt High School. Awards were presented to Ralph Morgan, Algona, for owner-operated farm; George Olsen, Irvington, who farmed for Mrs. Edna Harr, Algona, for tenant-operated farm; and Burdette Hoeppner, Lakota, for a new cooperator. - o - Keith Bruns, son of Mrs. Ollie Bruns of Titonka, had accepted a job at Portland, Ore., as athletic coach and teacher of recreation at the public school there. Keith attended the State University of Albuquerque, N.M., and would receive his B.S. degree in the spring from the college he was attending at Pullman, Wash. He also had served two years in the armed service with most of it being spent in Germany. - o - Mrs. A. J. Ricklefs, Algona, was hostess to her bridge club with Mrs. R. B. Waller as guest. Prizes were received by Mrs. John Hopkins and Mrs. Ted Chrischilles. - o - The weather might have been giving everyone in this area a feeling of false security, but CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER — ACROSS 1. Identical 5. Foot covering 9. American buffalo 10. Priest: Latin America 12. Faultily 13. Command 14. Petty quarrel 15. Hint 16. Greek letter 17. Overhead train 18. Mark down briefly 19. Small report 20. Ship's lane 23. Salamander 24. Border 25. JarUtor's swab 26. Lower part of face 28. To rephrase 31. Owned 32. Black 33. Exclamation 34. Like 35. Society girl: abbr. 36. Governors of minor Turkish provinces 38. Vega, Mlra, Rigel, etc. 40. Border for a picture 41. Earn 42. Ascends 43. Short sleeps 44. Matures, as cheese DOWN l.Not complicated 2. Largest continent 3. Superlative suffix 4. Half ems 5. Teapot projection 6. Long-eared rodent 7. Strange 8. Heretofore: poet. 9. Foundations 11. Burst forth, as Mt. Etna 15. Coquettish 18. Tight place 19. Gourd- like fruit 21. Dry 22. Gain 23. The present time 25. En- countered 26. Gorge 27. Hurry 28. Jewish title 29. Versifies 30. Measured amounts of medicine uoaaa HUQ asaaa 32. Jokes 35. Trickling 36. Navy jail 37. Comfort 39. Macaw 40. Friar's title 12. •4!. 2l n as 40 42 Zl 2* n 8 U lo the past few days had given every indication of spring. Over a six day period, the low mark was 23 degrees, while the highs ranged from 40 to 52 degrees. Since the last snowfall on March 19 there had been no moisture registered in the area. - o - Gordon Hutchinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson, Bancroft, left for Vero Beach, Fla., where he would begin training in the Brooklyn Dodgers farm club. - o - Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. McClellan, LuVerne, arrived home from a three months winter vacation spent in Florida in the Tampa area. Edward Dehnert, who joined them there for some fishing, accompanied them home. Mr. Dehnert sailed from New York last September for Port Au Prince, Haiti, where he was employed as a millwright on the construction of a big flour mill. "Soup" Briggs of Algona grabbed all the bowling honors at Larry's Lanes for the week. Briggs put together lines of 201, 225 and 186 for a 612 series. He also had a 204 line. - o - Mrs. Clara Faverby and Mrs. George Jorgenson, Sr., Fenton, entertained at a St. Patrick's party in the home of Mrs. Faver- by. Five tables of 500 were In play with Mrs. Carl Zumach winning first prize, Mrs. Otto Wichtendahl, second, and Mrs. Lena Zumach, consolation. The favors and lunch were in keeping with St. Patrick's. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baessler, Livermore, accompanied by Marguerite Wyman, local teacher, attended a band concert in the school gymnasium at Renwick. The Baessler's son, Keith, was band instructor there. The price support or loan rate for oats produced in Kossuth in 1957 would be 58? per bushel according to Virgil L. Rohlf, manager of the county ASC. The 1957 rate was 5? lower than the 1956 crop as a result of 1957*5 oats being supported at 70% of parity instead of 76% as in 1956. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" ONLY 18 DAYS LEFT! DONT CLOWN AROUND with your INCOME TAX April 17 is closing in! Why worry and stew when BLOCK will do your tax at such a small cost! Get your tax in NOW! See your nearest BLOCK office TODAY! ' ttUAKANTtl- W. guoronl.. .ccural. preparation of ev«ry la, r.lurn II "• mok« any «rrori lhal call you any p.nolty or will pay fh« penalty or in!0r«il. H<R rco. America's Largest Tax Service with Over 1500 Offices L 108 No. Moore - Algona, la. Weekdays 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. - Phone 295-7031 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY • W:-:*:*:-:!S*:*:s::::^^ Professional Directory I *» : - : *tt&a%%%^^ ...___.. :W:re^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-227 V 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 INSURANCE 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 $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DSmsrs^^ W*:*W*:*:-:*:*SS^^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thoringtoo Phone 295-2244 for ApBotatment ..PfTlP^iSisT^ ••K'^WKWK.K.WSftJXgjij^^jigjjjgg. DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Telephone 285-2715 Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON J$? **&»*-.. Intact „ . Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5- Closed Sat 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 Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . prl 8:30 - 5:00 ' Thurs. - Sat. _ 8 ;30 . u<00 MISCELLANEOUS *SK*:*:*S^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbilt Reports

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