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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 6, 1967
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10-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moi'nes Thursday, April 6, 1967 50 YEARS OF COMMUNISM The system of government which its advocates call somewhat loosely "communism" is now 50 years old. In an analysis of those 50 years, a respected Associated Press writer, William P. Ryan, calls attention to the fact the idea never did get to be communism, as it was orginally planned. And, he adds, from the looks of things it never will. In our own country there have been times when we have been all too prone to let communism — the word at least — act as big bogey man in our relations with the rest of the world. Yet, in actual practice, communism as such has not proved to be the wave of the future, and it has actually lost ground in recent years, as a political faith. Nowhere in the world, in the course of 50 years, have communists been able to produce an economy of abundance to compare even remotely with that of the United States. In fact, if we keep our own form of democratic government on a sound basis, with a high standard of living for our own people, we present the best argument that could exist against communism itself as a form of competitive government. To paraphrase an advertising slogan of the moment, "The U.S. type of democracy is a better idea." By our own example we have a continjous chance to show other nations that our principles of government, not communism, are the method to follow. Our only problem is to keep our own government both sensible and sound. As a world movement, communism seems to have lost much of its capacity to terrorize politicans, says Mr. Ryan, pointing to Africa, Asia and Latin America as areas where governments familiar with the weaknesses of communism have become better able to cope with its ambitions. In our own country, according to FBI statistics, total membership in the communist party has declined in recent years to a negligible total. Many of the troubles of the communist world can be laid at the door of the Kremlin, but other contributions have been made more recently by Communist China and Communist Cuba under Castro. They have not proved to be governments that have produced a belter living for their people, and thus they are not selling the book to their neighbors. There is disarray, bickering among parties and segments, and conflict between spheres of influence all over the communist world. There is not, in Mr. Ryan's opinion any unified world communist movement today. It has splintered. The United States, with sound and honest government, and a sensible and not overly intrusive approach to world affairs, can continue to prove that our democracy is a type of government that could well be copied In other nations. It is up to us to set the example, and prove the fact. RUSSIANS ARE LEARNING Emmetsburg Reporter — Those who hail profit as intrinsically evil and that we would be a much happier nation if the profit motive could just be eliminated from human nature will find little consolation in late news reports from Soviet Russia. Russia is converting its industry to the capitalist profit system — apparently as rapidly as the change can be made. So far 673 companies — representing 12 per cent of Russia's total production — have already made the change-over. In the operation of these companies, market forces determine production, prices and profits* The result is a marked production increase. In the words of Newsweek magazine, "Total conversion of industry is scheduled for the end of 1968 . . ." Perhaps it might be a good idea after all to import some Russian professors into the American educational system which for years has been failing to teach our young people that the capitalistic habit of working for a profit is inseparable from material abundance and personal liber- The first-grader tripped leaving the classroom and hit his head on the wall. The teacher ran to him and said: "Remember, Johnnie, big boys don't cry." "Darn right they don't," the youngster snapped, 'they sue!" HOW TO STOP IT From Letter to Editor in Seattle Post-Intelli- gencer — To stop the cold war have the government stop all defense spending immediately and buy a new American made automobile for each adult in Russia and China, delivered as an outright gift from the U. S. A. American industry would boom, as we would retain the parts franchise and sell them the gasoline and tires. The Russian and Chinese governments would have to stop defense spending as the voters would be screaming for more and better roads. Vietnam, with everyone in the northern countries out driving his new car, would quietly go back to growing rice. The excess American servicemen would be used up by the automobile or oil industries. Ships would have to be built to deliver the cars and gasoline. Planes would be necessary to carry the parts to our new customers. By leaving out a few safety features and including tricky throttles, poor brakes, etc., as done for the American people, we could kill at least 100,000 of the enemy not counting the pedestrians in the first year. This figure would rise each year as we delivered more and more friendly weapons. If enough money to balance the budget cannot be made by these methods, we would have to turn the automobile insurance companies loose on the enemy. If all, else fails, we could, which would be worse than atomic warfare, send over our friendly used car salesmen and the finance people to talk them into a second car. EFFECTIVE LOBBYISTS Grundy Center Register — It is said that the most vigorous and effective lobbying group in our state legislature is that of the State Education Association. The State Education Association up to a few years ago kept away from politics. In late years this has not been the case. The heads of the Association decided to mix in politics with the rest of them, and they have been getting results through the Legislature. The efforts of the Association are not confined to the Legislature alone, but to build up the teacher membership in the Association so they can get better and more uniform consideration from their employers as the Unions have been doing so successfully. The Association started the movement this year for a substantial increase in teachers' pay. The pay they proposed this year ranges from an increase of 10 to 20% of their previous pay. The teachers seem to have approved this uniform demand for higher pay, and school boards have realized that they must go along with it. There are schools and children that need to attend them, and all the schools require teachers. School boards have been caught in the middle. They must meet the demand for salary to keep the schools operating and the complaints from the tax* payers, who have to foot the bill. One point the State Education Association can be given credit for is the basing of a teacher's salary on the number of years of college training they have had. That distinction places at a disadvantage teachers with from 20 to 30 years or more of teaching experience. College degrees did not govern salaries of teachers of 25 to 30 years ago. Some of our most successful teachers had but a limited college training. But they liked and understood school children and were good for them. There must be that liking and understanding between teacher and pupil for good results from the schoolrooms. High college degrees should not be used entirely as the basis for teachers' salary. The hostess at a children's birthday party was chatting with one of the girls. "My, your little brother is shy. He hasn't moved from that corner all afternoon." "He's not shy," the little girl, "He never has had a necktie on before and he thinks he's tied to something." 'The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self- complacent is erroneous. On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind, Failure makes people cruel and bitter," - Somerset Maugham. glaona tipper Be* jdloines; 111E. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 19 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAt NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL NATIONAL NEWSPAPER! A; AFFIIIATE MEMBER .;.; :S ISSUED TUESDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher ADVERTISING rw, c -it, *, • ^j- Denny Waller Russ Kelley Don Smith, Managing Editor Jack Purccll, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) from HIS10RYS SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Television was demonstrated In New York City, April 7, 1927. The Mississippi territory was organized, April 7, 1798. President Wilson revived the custom of addressing Congress in person, April 8, 1913. Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded by Henry Bergh, April 10, 1866. The Office of Price Administration was established, April • It 1 y» 1 * The first shot was fired at FLSumter, April 12, 1861. Franklin D. Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. Russia and Japan signed a five-year neutrality pact, April I tit 1 *?** 1 • the birthdays of Mrs. W. J. Cotton and Mrs. David Beck, Sr., ottunding were Mesdames E. M. dnsen, Don Houck, A. L. Cotton, Ronald Christenson, E. A. Lre and Roy Jensen. - o - Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Marty, LuVerne, returned home from a trip to Lynn Haven, Fla., where they visited their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Bowman and children. - o - In addition to 30 packed-with- interest home displays, visitors to the 2nd annual Algona Home Show would find an elaborate program of professional entertainment arranged for them, different each day of the three-day show at the National Guard Armory here. - o - Mr. and Mrs. John Hilbert were pleasantly surprised when friends and relatives came to help them observe their 25th wedding anniversary. The evening was spent playing cards with Nick Gengler and Mrs. Frank Hilbert receiving prizes. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 4, 1957 Teachers in the Algona public school system were granted total wage increases of from $300 to $400 each for the 1957-58 school year. All teachers renewing contracts were automatically given a $100 salary Incentive raise under a program that had been in existence for several years. Taking an average of $350 raise per teacher, increases for the next school year would total about $24,500. - o - A 57-degree mark proved high reading for the week in this area. Close behind was a nice 56 on April Fool's Day, while the low was 24 degrees. There was no moisture recorded during the period. - o - Ruth Fox, 19-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, Algona, was spending one of the longest weekends at home on record. Ruth, a student at St. Joseph's school of Nursing at Sioux City, came home for a weekend with her parents. On Sunday afternoon she suffered a severe pain, was rushed to St. Ann hospital and an emergency appendectomy performed. She was recuperating satisfactorily. - o - Mrs. Robert Reilly and daughter Patty, Algona, went to Colorado Springs, Colo., to bring home the grandchildren Jeffrey and Christine whose mother, Mrs. Gene Simpson, was hospitalized for virus hepatitis and was in insolation. She would be in the hospital for about 2 weeks. - o - Jean Post, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Post, Algona, celebrated her llth birthday and had as guests at a theatre party Trudy Bartholomew, Betty Holt, Marlys Luepkes, Mary Louise Miller, Kay Moulton, Delthea Shierk and Sally Steele. - o- Only one wedding license was issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson during the week. It went to Wilbur K. Asche and Norma Hlppen, both of Lakota. - o - Linda Nelson of Portland twp. entertained some of her friends at an oyster supper in her home. Those present were Sharon Carroll, Janice Harms, Judy Stecker, Myrna Norland, Darlene Callles, Betty Hatten and Nancy Tjaden. - o Guests in the home of Mrs. Helena Jentz, Fenton, after the senior class play were Mr. and Mrs. George Long, Darlene, Darrel and Dennis of Lone Rock; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bierstedt and family of Lakota; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mitchell and Joanne of Ringsted; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Mittag and family and Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Schramm and boys, all of Webb; and the Harold Elmers family. - o - Sunday guests in the Oliver Young home at Wesley in honor of Mrs. Young's birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young and children of Titonka, Kathleen Young of Algona, and Mrs. Jo Egland of Emmetsburg. On the following day Mrs. Young was honored at a party in the Charles Price home. - o - From the Sexton news: "The Sexton Friendly Club met in exceptionally lovely surroundings at the Art Klein's new home. Members brought their baby pictures and also some unsuspecting husbands' pictures to be identified. Newcomer Mrs. Bill Beisch and Marilyn were guests. Mrs. Art Hix and Mrs. Wilford Ward will entertain at the April meeting." - o Mrs. A, A. Krueger, Lone Rock, entertained in honor of 20 YEARS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 10, 1947 For ten consecutive days there had been no sun in Kossuth county with two exceptions of only a few minutes duration. Weatherman Harry Nolle had this to say: "If you see a bright light in the sky some day, don't be frightened. It's only the sun, in case you've forgotten." The highest temperature was 59 and a low of 26. A half inch of snov/ was registered, just to break the monotony. - o - Organization of a young married people's club was being planned fox 1 the Swea & Eagle area. At a meeting, five couples met to lay preliminary organization plans. In attendance were Wayne and Marian Thompson, Orval and Bernice Thorson, Albert and lola Anderson from the Swea area, and Roland and Gretchen Heetland and Vern and Norma Smith from the Lakota area. - o- Dampness and fog played a mean trick on the Whittemore fire department early on a Sunday morning. At 2:40 a.m. the fire siren began to blow. When department members arrived at the station they discovered that dampness had shorted electrical connections so the siren went to work of Its own accord - and without a fire. - o - Elva Ewoldt and Jessie Smith of Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Ewoldt were Easter Sunday dinner guests at the Joe Culbertson home at Wesley. - o - David Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frink, Fenton, was baptized at Fairville Lutheran church, Rev. A. F. Render officiating. Sponsors were Irvin Frink and Mrs. Gilbert Bleckwenn. A dinner was given at the Fred Frink home following church in honor of the baptism. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bleckwenn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Frink and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart Wittkopf of Algona, Cliff Frink of Emmetsburg and Mrs. Adella Collins of Des Moines. - o - From County Chatter - "At Herman Becker's a mile east of Irvington, Mrs. Becker was Just finishing the dinner dishes when we arrived on Friday. No school that day so the seven- year-old twins, Jean and Joan, were helping with the housework. There are also two boys in the Becker family; Richard, 12 years, and Ronald, just 4 months. Herman farms a section of land altogether on the home place and two plots nearer Algona and has over 100 brood sows. He keeps one hired man the year around and a second during busy times." - o - Steve Powers, Lakota, drove to Algona to meet his daughter Catherine, who came by train from Washington, D. C. for a two weeks visit with her parents. Catherine had spent the past four years working for the Office of Strategic Service in Washington. - o - Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Sorlein Bode, were entertaining their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. A. S. Feifer'from Oakland, Calif. The Feifers nfede the trip by plane from San Francisco to Omaha, where their parents met them. The entire distance from San Francisco was covered in 12 hours. - o - Ten Iowa counties were among the 100 leading United States counties in value of farm products old or used by farmhouse- holds, according to a report from 1945 Census of Agriculture. Kossuth was 48th in the 100. - o - Dr. Durwood Baker, Algona, had accepted a position on the veterinary clinic staff at Iowa State College, Ames. Mrs. Baker would join him as soon as suitable housing could be found. Dr. Baker, son of the L. G. Bakers, recently returned from army service. - o - Harold E. Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fischer of Burt, had been named temporary sergeant in the R.O.T.C. unit at Iowa State College. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ellefson of Doan area, were having their house wired for electricity and also were having some remodeling done. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ._ ACROSS l.City In Georgia 6. Grates 11. Wear away, as earth 12. English author 13. Prong 14. A tribe of Algonquian Indians 15. Sprite 16. Stupefy 17. Jr.'s relative 18. Goes through again 21. Prologue 23. Greek letter 26. Skin growths 27. Of ships 29. To be in debt 30. The skies 32. Deeply in love 34. Stibium: sym. 36. One time 37. Couple 40. Pennsylvania river 42. Not alive 43. Coral island 44. Kind of leather 45. Girl's nickname 46. Internal DOWN 1. Apportion 2. Seed covering 3. Colleagues 4. Poem 5. Compass point 6. Reirwlg- orate 7. Place in a row 8. Kindred 9. Soldiers in captivity 10. Asterisk 14, Auricular 16. In a merciless manner 19. Newt 20. Tarkington novel 21.1ndo- Chin. language 22. Uncooked 24. Brown in the sun 25. Than: Ger. 28. Rosary bead 31. Engrave 33. Toils 34. Strike 35. Greek letter 38. Walk through water H lATK MUQU WfflS KJIU law nuu uuu (3H aasaa IS 5 | 30. 41. 42. 44. German river Torrid Demand, as payment Chinese river I 2. 15 21 VI 34 40~ "4T 45" 21 35 18 12 41 19 IS Ib Ib 30 14 11 12 27 44 4b 26 42 20 Z* 57 24 5» 10 25 W For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I like this boy and this is my second try to get him. I liked him once before in the 7th grade, now he Is a sophomore and I am a freshman. He pays attention to me, Such as saying "hi" and things like that. I think he knows how I feel about him so why does he act as he does? I can t give up. It's not that easy. I have gone steady three times since I started liking this particular boy. I thought I could forget him, but I broke up with the other boys because he started acting so very nice to me. He does go out with other girls. What should I do, or what am I doing wrong?" OUR REPLY: The mere fact that a boy speaks to you and Is friendly Is not enough to get too excited about. He just might be a friendly person. It is also wrong to assume that because you like him and want to go steady, he should feel the same way ... or there is anything you can do, right or wrong, to make him feel the same way. Possibly, since you say that he seems more friendly to you when you are going steady with someone else, it could be that he is more relaxed because he feels you haven't your sights on him at the moment. You say he goes out with other girls. Does he go out with only one girl on a steady basis? He may not be the steady type. V you hay* a l««naf • prefcltm you want ta dlicuii, or on obitrvoHan to mod*, adaVxi you litter to FOR AND AIOUT THNAOIM. COMMUNITY AND SUIURBAN PttSS IMVICt. FIANXFORT, KY. A pre-nuptial shower was given In honor of Dorothy Glsch, St. Joe, in St. Cecelia's hall In Al- gona. Miss Glsch would be the bride of Wilfred Kohlhaas In St, Cecelia's church April 22. ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT1 STOP BURNING MIDNIGHT OIL ON YOUR INCOME TAX This year — get smart! Don't burn the midnight oil, worrying with tax figure». Why not let BLOCK figure your return quickly, dependably and insure you of maximum benefits? Drop in today! GUARANTEE BOTH STATE LIFE We guarantee accurate preparation of every tan return. If we moke any errori that coil you any penalty or inlereil. we will pay the penally or intereit. HR i: j America's Largest Tax Service with Over 1500 Office.s 108 No. Moore - Algona, la. Weekdays 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. - Phone 295-7031 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY gtfS&SSS^^ | Professional Directory I JifottWASJiys:^ DOCTORS ra^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Ofpce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-22 u 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 Tx*:*tt*t*:*::ff^ INSURANCE :WS%::::::::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 295-2731 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 DENTISTS •SlSSSiSiSiStt^ 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 tfKWftW::::;:^^ OPTOMETRISTS S% ; :% : : ; ft : ft%%*: ; :^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Dtt. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Ey«; 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. KINGFIELO 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. . Frl 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY nvi N. Dodo* Ph. 293-2191

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