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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 20, 1967
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2-Alflono (la.) Upper Dot Moinei Thursday, April 20, 1967 ONE PROBLEM SOLVED While we have not been very successful in learning to keep our noses out of civil wars around the globe, or some of our elected officials in Congress on a reasonably honest course, we have succeeded in one thing at least. An auto fragmentizer has been invented that will take an old, abandoned car, swallow it, and in turn spit out the remains in metal balls the size of grapefruit — about 50 to a car. The machine, invented in Philadelphia at a cost of $3 million (a drop in the bucket by modern standards of spending), will be able to chew up all of the thousands of old cars in the area in six months time which in itself will do the beautification program considerable good. Man is indeed an ingenious creature. If his brains could be concentrated on things of this nature, that help to solve modern-day problems, instead of things that create them, what a wonderful, peaceful world we could have. A GOOD TRY State Senator Don Murray of Bancroft deserves a few kind words for his diligence in the Iowa legislature. He took the time and trouble, along with two other senators, to make a trip to Washington to soo if a compromise solution more satisfactory to all areas concerned, could bo worked out in the Interstate 35 routing problem. The compromise idea seemed to meet with general approval everywhere but the U.S. Bureau of Roads and one member of the Iowa Highway Commission, who still insist on running a diagonal road where nobody but themselves want it, at greater expense to the taxpayer of course. He has also expressed himself plainly and without some of the usual double-talk on a number of other state issues, and regardless of whether you agree or disagree with Senator Murray, it is like a breath of fresh air to hear someone bluntly express his opinion and back it up on major issues of state government. TAXPAYERS REPRESENTATIVE Congressman H. R. Gross of Waterloo continues to be a gadfly in the matter of spending public funds, and because of his challenges to government waste, would probably not win a popularity contest in Washington. But somehow or other his opposition to spending and waste seems to meet with approval of folks in his congressional district. There is a new squabble now, with Mr. Gross objecting to having an Air Force jet complete with crew set aside for the U.S. ambassador in Vietnam so that he can fly weekends or whenever he chooses to see his bride over in Nepal, adjacent to India. Secretary of Defense McNamara takes issue with Mr. Gross on the matter. It is true, that one or two pilots and one jet may be only a grain of sand on a big beach, yet the Gross objection makes a point. This is but one incident where public funds and personnel are used in a private personal way and not as basically Intended. Congressman Gross might be termed a "taxpayers representative" in Washington, and there are times when some of his objections may seem pretty small in comparison with our total national expenditures, Yet the "little leaks" lead to the "big leaks." Unless someone, somewhere, objects to a continual watte of public money, and a diversion of effort and funds in projects without any merit whatsoever, matters get worse instead of better. Administrative officials with accese to open pocketbooks have become more and more numerous, and these leechs on the public purse have nauseated many a common, ordinary citizen. It can well be pondered just how long if will take the general public to catch up with the matter of government waste and foolishness, When It does, there most certainly will be a general housecleaning — but we'll bet H. R. Gross, hl» health continuing sound, will be back on the job. » * * "ldea$ are like beards. Men do not have them until they grow upl" -Voltaire. GETTING ALONG United Business Service letter — Sooner or later, a man, if he is wise, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. He learns that it doesn't pay to be a too sensitive soul, that he should let some things go over his head like water off a duck's back. He learns that he who loses his temper usually loses out. He learns that all men have burnt toast for breakfast now and then, and that he shouldn't take the other fellow's grouch too seriously. He learns that carrying a chip on his shoulder is the easiest way to get into a fight. He learns that the quickest way to become unpopular is to carry tales and gossip about others. He learns that buck-passing always turns out to be a boomerang; and that it never pays. He comes to realize that the business could run along perfectly well without him. He learns that it doesn't matter so much who gets the credit so long as the business benefits. He learns that even the janitor is human and that it does no harm to smile and say "Good Morning," even it it is raining. He learns that most of the other fellows are as ambitious as he is, that they have brains as good or better, and that hard work, not cleverness, is the secret of success. He learns to sympathize with the youngster coming into the business, because he remembers how bewildered he was when he first started out. He learns not to worry when ho loses an order, because experience has shown that if lie alwayr- gives his best, his average will break pretty well. He learns that no man ever got to first base alone, and that it is only through cooperative effort that we move on to bolter things. He learns that bosses are no monsters, trying to get the last ounce of work out of him for the least amount of pay, but they are usually pretty good fellows who have succeeded through hard work and who want to do the right thing. He learns that folks are not any harder to get along with in one place than another, and that the "getting along" depends about ninety-eight percent on his own behavior. "SPECIAL RATE" Emmetsburg Reporter — When the Franklin Roscoes were on a western trip not so long ago, they arrived In Lubbock, Tex., toward the end of a long day's drive and pulled into a good looking motel for a night's lodging. Here's Frank's story about what happened: "When we talked to the man at the desk he said they had a special reduced rate of eight dollars that night because a convention was meeting there and we would get the benefit of the convention rate. "This sounded like one of those lucky breaks you hardly ever get so we signed up for a room. It was a very nice room and a comfortable place to stay. "The next morning I was up early, so took a little walk, bought a morning paper and went into the motel restaurant for a cup of coffee. There was a big story on Page One about a fellow who had his head bashed In 'almost to pulp.' The poor guy was still alive, fortunately. Reading on I learning he had been at the desk of a Lubbock motel and some strangers came in and beat him up. The motel, it turned out, was the one where we were staying. This had happened the night before we got there and it's good we didn't knowl When Frank says "everything happens to me," he means incidents like the one we have related, and another on the same trip. While crossing the continent In the lower tier of states, Frank and Bernlce noticed many highway patrol cars going and coming on. They talked about it, never imagining it might concern them. "Do you know," Frank told ui, "they were looking for us? A relative had died and the family was trying to reach us. Our car was described on the police radio, model and color and the number, which should have been easy to spot, Iowa 74-74, but they never noticed us." Those things that come to the man who waits seldom turn out to be the things he's waiting for. Wsyt gljpna 29e* jdtoines! HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 505 U NATIONAL NEWSPAP ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL 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 Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Waller Russ Jack Pur cell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas To all other addresses in United States or Foreign (No subscriptions less than six months) j 5i00 per r $ 7t00 per ycar "Weil, that mak<?§ me 8 up on >oj -• >e», sir, there's nothing like playing with a salesman with brains'" from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Oklahoma was opened (o settlers, April 22, 1889. The Office of Price Administration began sugar rationing, April 22, 1942. The U.S. Senate passed a World War I Soldiers Bonus Bill, April 23, 1925. Stephen F. Austin, of Virginia, obtained a grant of land In Texas from Mexico, for colonization, April 24, 1823. The United Nations conference opened at San Francisco, April 25, 1945. The first permanent English settlers In America landed In Virginia, April 26, 1607. The "Black Plague" hit London, April 26, 1665. The Gestapo was created In Germany, April 27, 1933. American and Red armies met In Germany, April 27, 1945. The Monroe Doctrine declaration was made by President James Monroe, April 28, 1818. 10YEA2S AGO IN rut FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 18, 1957 Kossuth county farmers were taking advantage of reasonably good weather in the area to get their field work for 1957 off to a rather belated start. The late snows and moisture had been most welcome and would help to get the oats and seedings started in good shape. General field work was about a week behind last year. - o - Lefty (Joe) Hatten and his wife were visitors in Algona. Hatten, former pitcher for Brooklyn and the Chicago Cubs, was now with the Havana team in the International League, and played baseball during the winter in a Cuban league. He told local friends he had a home in Havana, Cuba, and while he also had a home in California, he was able to stay there only about six weeks in the year. - o - A total of 300 ballots were cast and 11 Charity Ball Queen candidates were chosen. They were Phyllis Arndorfer, St. Benedict; Glenda Black, Burt; Betty Detrick, Algona; Phyllis Elbert, Algona; Mary Lou Helmers, Algona; Barbara Klepper, Ottosen; Eileen Kollasch, Whittemore; Mary Ann Quade, Granger; Ruth Schadendorf, Lone Rock; Joan Stebritz, Algona; and Susan Weydert, St. Joe. - o Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ackerson, Wesley, were parents of twins, a 5 Ib. girl and a 6 lb., 1 oz., boy born in the Britt hospital, Mrs. Ackerson was the former Jeannine Studer, daughter of the John L. Studers. - o - A high of 65 topped the week's weather with the low a 16 degree reading. Only a trace of rain had fallen. - o - Bob Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brail Wright of Algona, was named the "Outstanding New JayCee of the Year" by the Clear Lake Junior Chamber. Bob was manager of the Graham Store in Clear Lake and had been chairman of three JayCee committees in the past year. - o - Milo Rentz, .Algona, was elected Governor of the Moose Lodge in the annual election of officers, succeeding A. E. Briggs, retiring president. Other officers elected included Harlan Sigsbee, treasurer, Dr. R. J. Thissen, prelate, and \Vm. Ressler, 3-year trustee. - o - The American Legion Auxiliary of Fenton had chosen Janice Stoeber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber, as the delegate to Hawkeye Girls State to be held at Iowa State Teachers College. Selected as alternate was Joan Cushing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hantelman of Fenton. - o - Mrs. Edward Ramus, LuVerne, attended a confirmation dinner Palm Sunday in Corwith honoring Jeannie Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fleming. Mrs. Ramus was one of her sponsors and Clarence Jurgesen the other sponsor. - o - Raymond Wilberg, Seneca, had the misfortune to fall on the stairs at school, breaking a small bone in his foot. - o Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richards, Ottosen, visited a former local teacher, Miss Myra McNitt who was teaching at the Grant twp. school. From there they drove to Swea City where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hansen and Mrs. Smith called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nelson. - o - Gerald Keefe came home to spend a two week furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keefe, Ledyard. Gerald was in the Navy and was stationed at San Francisco. - o - Ray Zwiefel and several youngsters riding with him were largely responsible for saving the large barn and possibly other buildings on the Lloyd Kern farm southwest of Fenton, from loss by fire. As Zwiefel and his passengers rode by the farm they noted that one corner of the barn was afire. In a short time the Fenton fire department arrived and the flames were brought under control, but without the quick thinking of the travelers on the highway who spotted the beginning of the fire, there could have been serious damage. - o Mrs. Eldon Maahs, Whittemore, was a patient in St. Ann hospital, Algona, suffering from sinus trouble. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Funk, Algona, had dinner guests in honor of the confirmation of their son Leonard and also in honor of the confirmation of Mrs. Funk's niece, Patricia Schneider, daughter of the Paul Schneiders. 20 MIS AGO IN TWI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 24, 1947 A letter from Helen Winkel to her parents, Attorney and Mrs. L. A. Winkel, Algona, gave an eye witness account of the loss of life and property in the Texas City, Tex. area when ships in the harbor loaded with several types of explosives, caught fire, destroying the town and killing and wounding many of its inhabitants. Miss Winkel had been working in Houston, Tex. for about six weeks at the time of the tragedy and nurses and doctors were recruited from all surrounding areas to assist. - o- An Algona bowler, GailTowne, set a new all-time tournament record at the Urban Lanes, Mankato, by turning in consecutive games of 216, 214, 278 and 199 for a four-game total of 907. - o - A surprise party was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Haase of Algona for their 5th wedding anniversary. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Haase and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gade, Mrs. Roy Alford and Michael, all of Fenton; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Haase, Mrs. Carrie Haase and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Phillips of Algona. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graham and daughter Lois, and Mrs. Mamie Speicher, all of Titonka, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings, Sexton. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Warner and Beverly of Lone Rock, spent Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. CCDonnell. Mrs. O'Donnell and Mrs. Lyle Marlow attended a shower at Fairville in honor of their cousin, Marjorie Wenger, Sunday afternoon. - o- Pvt. Maurice Reding returned to Ft. Ord, Calif., after spending his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Reding, St. Joe. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jensen, Seneca, visited at the home of the tatter's sister, the Leo Delperdangs at Bancroft. Mr. Delperdang had returned recently from Iowa City where he submitted to surgery. He was recovering satisfactorily. - o- The Lakota High School senior class play, "Hillbilly Courtship", directed by Mrs. Robt. Beemer, was termed a definite success. Included in the cast CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER « AORO8H 1. Carrie Chapman 6. Storm 9. Underiea detector 10. Zola 12. Bookkeeper's notation 13. Metrical writing 14. Shakes- peare'i river 15. Spree Id. Golfer Hogan 17. Poet 18. Hesitation •ound 10. Fiber used for burlap 20. Away 23. Wading bird 25. Waterwheel 27. Observe 28. Small naU 30. Nickel: •ym. 31. Yield 32. MeUl 33. Seek (after) 36. Slate 37. Ledge 38. Wash 39. Danger 40. Loafed 41. Remain 42. Hive dweller* DOWN l.To tend to one point 2. Chekhov 3. Small mountain lake 4. Attempt 5. Deference 6. Correct 7. Encircle 8. Otherwise 9. U.S. naval construction battalion 11. Ever: poet 15. Nocturnal flyer 17. Brightly 1 colored insect 10. Calendar ab- brevia- tlon 20. Conjunction 21. Ends 22. Swooned 24. Music note 26. To mark aa correct 29. Soft drink aaaia aaaa 31, 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 38. Eyelashes Name Viper The women Saucy Dip out Apron top IZ 5J 41 S4 41 10 zv 16 "tk 20 iZ tl 30 21 For And About Teenagers) I LIKE TMI-i TEACHER VEKV MUCH AMP ME THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am a teenager in school and I have a crush on my teacher. 1 am a female. I like this teacher very much and he likes me also. The way I know is that he asked me for a date. I asked if he really meant it and he said he did. I asked my mother and she said "no." 1 told him my mother said I couldn't go out with him and he said, "Well, where can we meet? 1 have something very important to tell you." One night we had a social and he told me he was in love with me. I told him I had a crush on him. But when I see him at school he won't speak to me. Yet he says he is in love with me. Others say he doesn't care anything for me. Should I tell him what they say? I really like him. I really do. Please give me your advice. OUR REPLY: Give teacher as wide a berth as possible. He does not care for you. In fact, he is trying to take advantage of you. There is nothing unusual about a girl getting a crush on one of her teachers. But there is something unusual about a teacher who will encourage such behavior and, more particularly, attempt to have meetings with her after he knows her parents are aware of the situation. This is the sort of carrying-on that causes big trouble. Unless you want part of big trouble, give teacher a wide berth except in the classroom. If you hay* a l«*nog« problem you want to diicvil, or an obnrvoHon to mak«, addrm l»H»r to fO* AND ABOUT THNAOEM. COMMUNITY AND SUBUHAN KE» SEIVICE. FtANKForr, mr. were Wayne Heetland, Bernadine Gerzema, Kay Murray, Don Wirtjes, Luella Heidecker, Bob Eichenberger, John Hippen, Merle Pannkuk, Howard Thompson, Bob Mittag, Jeanette Anderson and Kenneth Baumann. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leininger of Lotts Crrek planned to leave for their cottage at North Spirit Lake for the summer. They admitted but one aim — to land the monster fish from last summer which pulled Ralph Morgan, Ab Lauritzen and Lloyd Wellendorf around the lake. They said, "He won't get away this year." - o - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Elsbecker came from Des Moines to spend the weekend at the Frank Froehle and Albert Elsbecker homes at Bancroft. They were moving to a farm near Eagle Grove. Mrs. Elsbecker was the former Helen Froehle. - o Lone Rock school children were thrilled when they had their first rides on the new school buses. Alton Pettit and John Dixon were drivers of the two buses, Pettit driving' the route south and east of Lotts Creek and Dixon driving the north route. Mrs. James Darnell, Ledyard, entertained 31 guests in honor of her daughter Lurene's fourth birthday. Mrs, Charles Udstuen and Mrs. Vernon Bauman of Blue Earth were out of town guests. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Millen Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Osborn of Fenton attended the National Stallion Show at Waterloo. They reported 17 states having exhibits. Mr. Osborn and Mr. Jensen were directors for the Seneca Saddle Club. - o The Donald Radig family were guests at the Harold Gross home, Lotts Creek, after baptism of their son, Dennis Charles, at the Lotts Creek Lutheran church by Rev. A. F. Otto. Laura Radig and Wilfred Radig were sponsors. - o Mr. and Mrs. Ben U. Meyer, Algona, were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Sleper, Titonka, and supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rippentrop of Buffalo Center. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS 1 Professional Directory ( ifa&Sftt^^ : : #W:::%y:W#::::W::::;^ &:%S:%y:W:W:¥:&::¥:^ DOCTORS :;:*:::*^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offfce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 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 J3EIOTSTS 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 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 $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 OPTOMETRISTS :*:%%*KW:W^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor #ftre$&HftK!^^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS ^^ffi^K^y^^^^f^fff^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON F»»ra MANAGEMENT COMPANY Wa N. Dodg. Ph. J95-am

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