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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 13, 1967
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2—Algona, (la.) Upper Des Molntl Thursday, April 13, 1967 GENERALS VIEW THE WAR Newsweek magazine recently had an interesting article resulting from interviews with a good cross-section of top ranking military men, both in the Pentagon and leading troops in Vietnam. We pass on their comments for thought: They are optimistic about a military decision in the short term. "We can knock this off in a year or two at the most if we intensify and accelerate the war," says one general emphatically. "We could use several more divisions, perhaps 200,000 more men. We could bomb North Vietnam more effectively, and really cripple their lines of communication and war-supporting industry. My guess is that with between 500,000 and 700,000 men, we could break the back of the Communist main force by 1968-69." Yet that would be only the beginning. "We are still in Korea after some seventeen years," says a colonel of the Military Advisory Command-Vietnam. "We will probably stay in Vietnam for a generation." At Da Nang, where he commands the Third Marine Amphibious Corps, Lt. Gen. Lewis W. Walt agrees. "We will have a strong nation here in Southeast Asia," says Walt. "It will take perhaps fifteen years. Breaking the back of the VC main force won't take that long, but rooting out the VC guerrilla is a long-term task." Apart from the cost in blood, the war Is already costing far more than any Pentagon planner expected two years ago—and another four divisions could add another $2 billion a year to the more than $20 billion that Viet-' nam is already costing the U.S., not including the cost of more base construction and sea- power. How does the war look to strategists in Hanoi? Gen. William C. Westmoreland's J-2 (intelligence) analysts are convinced that the North Vietnamese have abandoned all hope of a classic "Phase Three" drive to defeat the U.S. in large-scale military action. They think the enemy has already fallen back to "Phase Two" — the protracted guerrilla war—and that his strategic plans are unfolding clearly enough: to sap the strength of the allies, to wreck the Saigon government's pacificiation program, to exploit peace movements around the world for whatever they may be worth, and all the while to maintain a mainforce offensive capacity that he can bring to bear when the time is ripe. From Hanoi's point of view, Westmoreland's intelligence officers say, this is a cheap war that the U.S. cannot win. Thus the cost of the war to Hanoi is estimated at only $47.1 million a year—compared with the $20 billion- plus yearly cost to the U.S., with an end to the fighting and the spending still nowhere in sight. Long War: For his part, General Westmoreland is scrupulously avoiding any of the "we-can-win-in-so-and-so-many-years" predictions. He and his staff content themselves with stressing the probability of a long war. Meanwhile, they press on with their own double-barreled strategy against a total enemy force that seems currently stationary at about 280,000 (consisting of 50,000 North Vietnamese regulars, 60,000 hard-core Viet Cong troops and 170,000 irregulars). COUNTY CONSOLIDATION Rock Rapids Reporter — A bill has been introduced in the Iowa General Assembly which would reduce the number of counties in Iowa to not less than 20 or more than 35. It would become effective by 1975. The idea may be sound, and undoubtedly a lot of money could be saved by eliminating a lot of courthouses, a lot of employees and a lot of equipment. However, the chances that such a bill can be passed into law are almost nil. Efficiency is one thing—but faking away the courthouse is another thing. None of us want to loose our county setup—even if the changes might save considerable tax money. * * * "Advertising nurses the consuming power of man. It creates wants for a better standard of living. It sets before man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and great production." —Churchill. About the time you catch up with the Jones,' they refinance. BASEMENT CENSUS By this time a good many hpmrr". "Cr3 have been visited by ihc liulu-s from (he Bureau of the Census making o home lollout shelter survey. For those living in cities of 10,000 or more the survey is being made by moil, with the home occupant to fill in and return a question- aire on the subject of home size and construction. This will allow the postoffice department to find something for its personnel to do in odd moments — and of course it might increase the total number of mail pieces handled, which are already too numerous to mention, according to the postoffice department. Then, later, we shall all receive through the mail again a Civil Defense booklet. Those with basements will find that in the booklet are suggested methods for increasing the amount of protection in the basement. The facts given to the census interviewer will be processed by a computer which will calculate for you the protection you now have against fallout. The computer's report on the amount of fallout protection in your home will be strictly confidential between you, the computer, and the Census Bureau. There is no charge to you, says a news release. It is only incidental that the entire cost is being paid by you, in one way or another. And so, hundreds and probably thousands of filing cabinets will be filled with forms, thousands of employees will tabulate statistics, millions of government forms are printed, and millions of dollars worth of leased computers will be budgeted from tax money to underwrite the project. And they say "provided without cost to you." * * * INCENTIVE TO IMPROVE Britt News-Tribune - A bill introduced in the current general assembly by State Senator David Stanley which would put to rights the topsy-turvy situation of allowing a reward to property taxpayers who let their property run down has our qualified support. Called the Iowa Improvement Incentive Act (SF 490), the bill includes three changes in our tax laws to encourage people to improve and repair their property, rather than discourage them through higher taxes. Explaining his bill, Stanley says: Present property tax laws discourage improvements of property and hurt Iowa's growth. The owner who improves or repairs his property Is penalized by higher taxes. The owner who lets his property run down and decay is rewarded by lower taxes. This situation breeds urban slums and rural blight. In some areas the tax system makes it more profitable to own a slum tenement than a modern apartment building. This bill will help to reverse this harmful trend in three ways: 1. Temporary tax exemptions for building improvernents will encourage more improvements. The owner will be able to pay all or part of the cost of the improvement before his tax goes up. The exemption will be limited to $5,000 of improvements to any building. The exemption is limited to ten years for most improvements. For an owner-occupied home, the exemption will continue so long as the same owner lives in the home. There are several safeguards to prevent abuse. (Sections 3 and 9.) 2. The "tax reward" for owners who fall to repair and maintain their property will be removed. This will be done by assessing all property as if it had been repaired and maintained according to customary Iowa standards. Once this change is made, future repairs and maintenance will not increase the assessed value or the tax. This replaces the present inadequate law on repairs. (Sections 4 and 5.) 3. On a local option basis, taxes may be reduced on buildings and increased on land. Agricultural land is treated separately, so there will be no shift of taxes to agricultural land from other property. Lower taxes on buildings will encourage more new construction and remodeling. Higher taxes on land will encourage desirable development and construction. (Section 6.) This bill will increase the tax base by encourage construction, improvements, and repairs. It will not remove any property from the tax rolls. The temporary exemptions for future improvements will be more than offset by future gains, since all these improvements will eventually become taxable. glgona Hppcr Be* jftomtf HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA AIGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL NATIONAL NEWSPAPER;! A! \ .ii : ISSUED TUESDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa R In To B. WALLER*: Publisher n w „ ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley Don Smith, Managing Editor ,, „ Jack Purccll, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES Kossuth County and adjoining areas ................................ $5.00 per year all other addresses in United States or Foreign .................... $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The first edition of Webster's dictionary was published, April 14, 1828. H Abraham Lincoln died, April 15, 1865. Vice President Andrew Johnson became president. Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Rapallo treaty, April 16, 1922. Wilbur Wright, airplane Inventor, was born, April 16, 1867. The French and Indian War began, April 17, 1753. San Francisco was staggered by an earthquake, April 17, 1906. President Roosevelt created the War Manpower Commission, April 18, 1942. Pierre Laval formed a new cabinet In Vichy, assuming title as France's chief of government. Cessation of hostilities marked end of the Revolutionary War, April 19, 1783. The first electric railroad was put Into operation, Washington, D. C. to Bladensburg, Md., April 20, 1851. son of" Mr. and Mrs. John B. Reding of Irvington were united in marriage in St. Michael's Catholic church at Whittemore. As the bride and groom left the church, the bride was carried off and driven though the town in a wagon decorated for the occasion, and drawn by two white horses. The groom out-numbered, went along peacefully. - o - 20 YEARS AGO IN TM« FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES APRIL 17, 1947 Valeria Butts, Algona, was crowned Queen of the 1947 Algona Charity Ball, at the annual event held in the Officer's Club at the old prison camp site west of Algona. Some 500 couples attended the function. Miss Butts daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Butts of Algona, was a graduate of Algona High School and was employed at the Druggists Mutual Ins. Co. Attending the Queen were Patricia Pollard, Donna Hill, Georgia Gerhart and Jeanne Holdren. - o - Playing "fort" in a pile of baled hay nearly cost Fred Johnson, his eye. Fred was the 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Torger Johnson of Bode. He and his brother, Edward, had built a fort in the baled hay and were using bows and arrows. The older boy, 7, warned his brother not to raise his head but just as he let go with an arrow at the "fort," Freddie looked over the top. The arrow struck him in the corner of his eye. He was rushed to a Bode doctor for medical aid, and after treatment was reported as doing nicely. - o - At the annual banquet of the Kossuth Rifle and Pistol Club, held at George's Cafe, Mayor Frank Kohlhaas presented a number of club members with trophies won by them in national competition. Awards were made to W. R. Clawson, Earl Ziegler, Herman Dreesman, Archie Dodds, H. Benschoter, Albert Boekleman, and Harry Boekle- man. - o - Mrs. Andrew Hansen, Algona, accompanied Mrs. Walter Weis- brode, Mrs. James Dodds and Mrs. Joe McGovern, Fenton, to visit Rachel Weisbrod, daughter of the Walter Weisbrods, who was a patient at the Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge. - o - Norbert Zumach, Whittemore, thought he was pretty lucky. While hauling a truckload of corn to the Zumach farm, east of the creamery, & while crossing the creek, the bridge collapsed beneath his truck. The frontwheels had just passed over the bridge, and the rear wheels hung on some piles and planks which was the only thing that kept it from falling into the creek. The truck and Norbert were not injured, but the bridge would need some face-lifting. - o - Mesdames Henry Wilberg and Otto Wilberg, Seneca, drove to Emmetsburg to make the acquaintance of a new niece, a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bonnicksen of Ringsted. This was their first child. • - o - Edna Youngwirth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Youngwirth, Whittemore, and Marvin, From County Chatter - "When we stopped at S. E. Straley's home in Fenton he was having a quick noon lunch and hurrying to meet the mail train. Mr. Straley and Carl Priebe are the two mail carriers on rural routes out of Fenton, The Straley's 12-year old daughter, Audra, was home from school with a headache but felt much better when we became interested in her collection of miniature China horses. Seems that Audra has been trying to talk her parents into the idea of taking a trip west this summer so that she can ride some real Western horses." - o - Many school children in the Doan area had been having the mumps. Mrs. Peter Hansen and Mrs. Theo Hoover were also victims but were reported recovering satisfactorily. - o - Doris Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Young, Algona, was one of the few nurses who could claim having seen duty in the vicinity of the Arctic Circle. Doris was the industrial nurse for the Arctic Circle Exploration Co., stationed at Candle, Alaska, which was just across the bay from the mythical Artie Circle. It was almost wholly an Eskimo village with only a few white families. She was the only nurse or doctor within 200 miles of Candle. REASONABLE PRICES, good service, and quality printing are trademarks of The Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. In Algona, 10YEHRS [ For And About Teenagers J AGO IN TWi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 11, 1957 Two Algona High School students, Jim Anderson and Linda Smith, were elected to positions in the north central district student council set-up during a meeting at Belmond. Anderson was named district treasurer, while Miss Smith would become a representative on the state cabinet in October. Tom Hutchison, Darlene Skogstrom, Marilyn Dreesman, Jerry Downey, Karen Hutchins and Tom Zender were others who attended. - o Terry Zwiefel, a sixth grade student at Lucia Wallace school and son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zwiefel of Algona, received a serious cut in a mishap on the Bryant school grounds. Terry and two buddies were riding their bicycles in the area arid young Zweifel fell in such a manner as to become impaled on a piece of re-inforcing metal protruding from recently completed cement work. A deep cut in the upper right leg resulted. Terry was taken to St. Ann hospital, treated and released the same evening. - o Harry Sabin, well-known Algona farmer, was elected president of the Algona Cooperative Creamery Co. by the board of directors at an organizational meeting of that group. Floyd Bode was named vice president. Sabin, Bode, Fred Plumb, E. R. Mawdsley and Albert Schipull and secretary-manager, M. P. Christiansen were all re-elected during the business meeting of stockholders held in the V.F.W. earlier in the day. - o The 22 patrons of the St. Benedict postoffice would receive their mail via Algona rural carrier after April 19. The St. Benedict postoffice was being closed as of the date according to an announcement by Ot Fischer, postmaster. - o Mr. and Mrs. John Hopkins, Pamela and Patricia, Algona, went to Lotts Creek to attend a celebration 6f*th"e~ "2"0th""wedding anniversary of Mrs. Hopkins' brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Wichtendahl. - o Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Bourne, Algona, went to Des Moines to attend a performance of "A Night At The Opera" at Drake University. Their daughter, Julia, was in the cast and Margaret Kelley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. J. Kelley also had a role. Immediately following the Des Moines performance the group left on tour. - o Mr. and Mrs. Don Wortman and two sons arrived from Washington, D. C. for a visit with relatives. They were met at the Minneapolis airport by Don's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Wortman, Lakota. - o Darlene Callies, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Callies, Titonka, had been notified that she had placed in the top 20 in an essay contest sponsored by the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs. The subject of the essay was "The Blessings of Liberty." CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Display 5. Trick 9. Sharpen 10. Wash 11. Minuet, for one 12. Greek letter 14. Toward the lee 15. Female deer 16. Public notice 17. Ruler of Tunis 18. Mien 19. Resort 20. Apple center 22. Fate 23. Strangle 25.PoeU 26. Italian capital 27. Native of Copenhagen 28. Sphere 29. Drone 30. Graft* cured for fodder S3. Abraham'! birthplace 34. Any deity 35. Factor 86. Danger 38. Frogi 39. Part of a church 40. Wavy: Her. 41. Nautical chains 42. Mr*. Truman DOWN 1. Kind of rock 2. Riddle 3. One time S, Knock down 5. Cripple 7. Prayer 8. Large- footed Australian bird 11. Family member 13. U.S. president 15, Perish 18. Land measure 19. Dis- grun- tled persons 21. Turkish weight 22. Israelite tribe 23. Respiratory in- flamma- tion 24. Bristling 25. Cheat 27. Failure 29. Cavities 31. So. Am. mountains 32. Affirmative reply 34. Bestow 35. Departed 37. Beam 38. Container n Zl. 84 •41 '10 4 W 15 n 10 11 ''/A 4 4? 15 19 30 a Ib 13 %% THE WEEK'S LETTER; "1 have a very unusual problem. I'm grounded tor a couple of weeks, which means no dates, phone calls, nothing! I can't see my boyfriend either and I'm afraid he'll pet someone new to have his kicks with and then come back to me. I don't know when he's serious and when he's not. I love this guy very much. Nut I don't know what he thinks of me. I wonder if I am just another girl he wants to "make time with." He's pretty popular and could probably get any girl he wants. I've turned down many- dates because I knew if he found out, which he did, a couple of times, he wouldn't speak to me for a while. Yet, I wonder what he does half of the time. We're not going steady, just going to- gether. I don't know what to do, date others, or stay with him and get hurt." OUR REPLY: You appear certain of one thing — If you stay with him you will get hurt. You have reason to feel this way. If you wonder how he feels about you, if your worry about what he does most of the time, you know that he is dating other girls. Isn't it foolish, then, for you to give up other dates? If you think he is just trying to make time with you, give him up before you do get hurt. No matter how sharp he Is, the girl he will want the most is the one lie finds hardest to get. I you hov« a iMiaf • problem y*u mnl to vit, or an cbiwvaHon to mala, arfdVm you lattor to FOR AND AIOUT THNAOICS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN MESS SEtVICE. FKANKFOtT, KY. Mrs. Jay D. Graham of Burt was spending several weeks with relatives in California. The high-' light of the trip would be the 85th birthday anniversary celebration of a brother, Alfred Madsen at Paradise, Calif. The family gathering would be at the home of Mrs. Minnie Dearchs, another sister. ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT! SCARED STIFF ? by your INCOME TAX $ You hciven'f a ghoit of ci chance of running away from it. so why worry? Best way n to bring tf to BLOCK/ Thf/'ll cjive you fast, accurute M'rvtce at lowest coit. This yecii, lie smart! Figure your BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE the LIFE quick, lure easy the BLOCK way = GUARANTEE We guarantee accurate preparation of ivery to* return. If we make any errori that colt you any penalty or inlrreit. we will pay the penalty or intereit •*[Tj 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 Professional Directory MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offfce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.FX 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 S::?ffiS^;:::s^.:<^:::^S^::::::y: INSURANCE ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - AH 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 ^^^ 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 OPTrOMETRISTS 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 295-2715 Closed 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 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri _ 8:30 - 5:00 Tnurs. - Sat. — e;30 . 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