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2-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Meinei Thursday, April 27, 1967 SETTLE IT BY DUEL Those two deputies in the French legislative assembly who reverted to the time-honored tradition of settling things by personal combat — in this case a duel — may have something there. The honor of each, it seems, was appeased, and the fight ended when one drew blood. This is a method that the Indians occasionally used in settling tribal conflicts — usually a fight to the death in individual combat, however. In thinking it over, this idea if it could be universally adopted might save many live* and much money. Take North and South Viet Nam for instance, or the Ky regime and the Viet Cong. One representative of each group in combat with the other. When the fight is over, go back to raising rice, or operating a black market, or whatever it is you'd rather do than fight. TAKE OFF THE TRAINS A postal department plan to remove all U.S. mail from the remaining passenger- mail trains operating in Iowa is like sounding final taps for all railroad passenger "service in Iowa. It means the end of the railway postal service operation in Iowa. Passenger trains which have relied on their mail, contracts to partially pay the cost of train operation are certain to disappear in the near future, with the possible exception of Chicago to West Coast streamliners. The problems of the Postoffice Department are many and it is a constant struggle within the department to solve them as they arise, and they seem to arise faster than they can be solved. But transfer of a large amount of mail from trains to trucks or airlines, and consequent subsidies there is a questionable move insofar as both costs and service are concerned. Reduction of rail service and deterioration of right-of-way isn't pleasant to contemplate. In any national emergency it is the railroads that are the backbone of transport and supply. And they do not usually become grounded by fog or bad weather. It can be understood why there has been a constant elimination of trains on branch lines, but to drop all service between major points is something else, both mail and passenger. And despite what cost analysis may predict we'll bet it will not save the postoffice a dollar, and for sure it is most unlikely to improve mail service. NEW TAXES RELIEVE NOTHING Rock Rapids Reporter — Practically every time a new tax is proposed at Des Moines its backers say it will be a replacement for "real estate taxes." They all recognizb that real estate taxes have about reached, the limit—so they keep saying—"this tax-will take some of the pressure off of real property." Unfortunately what they say may be true in a sense—but there is no indication that the tax pressure on real estate is goina down. The reason is that no matter howimdny new taxes are proposed, the additional spending which is going on will eventually eat up -all of the new tax money-and real estate taxes will be just as high as ever. The people who pay taxes—and that means everyone—have a decision to make. Either they can expect their tax bills to continue to climb, or they can insist on less spending. It has been a long, long time since the people have got up in arms and demanded a cut in public spending-but it has happened, and it could happen again. So don't get your hopes too high for relief from real estate levies. It is very doubtful whether we'll get any substantial relief in that area—regardless of what new sources of tax money may be found. When we were children we walked to school and back each day. Now we spend $5,000 for a bus to save the kids from walking—and $50,000 for a gym so they can exercise. Duty: a task we anticipate with distaste, perform with reluctance, and brag about afterwards. A POINT TO PONDER Newi-RegiMer, Wheeling, W. Va. - In a letter to Senator Hartke of Indiana, President Johnson revealed to the American people for the first time the real stumbling block to peace in Vietnam. The President said, "Hanoi has never acknowledged that it is involved in South Vietnam or that it has carried acts of war against South Viet or against us." In other words, Hanoi insists that the struggle is but a continuance of the long, long, fight for freedom by the Viet Cong against French colonialism and now fight against much the same domination by the United States. All this might be brushed aside as absurd were it not for the fact that most people in the remainder of the world share the conviction and there is much historical evidence to support the contention. Despite our publicly announced position against colonialism, we began assisting France with money and supplies as early as 1953. There even had been serious consideration given to armed intervention, the State Department urging the action and President Eisenhower resisting on the ground that he had no Constitutional authority. Upon Eisenhower's insistence upon his position, Dulles became active in endeavoring to organize a Southeast Asia alliance. The scheme was that upon the formation of such an alliance, the United States might intervene without Congressional approval. After Britian refused to go along, Dulles, in a mood of frustration, said, "Were there an operational Southeast Asia Alliance with France and the United States as members, Congress would have to approve American participation. Then, perhaps, in a fashion similar to Korea, the United States might be able to Intervene." (In other words, the exclusive right to declare war, granted our Congress by our Constitution, might be circumvented. Sound familiar?) Although time has passed and conditions have changed the position of our State Department never has deviated. There can be no doubt that at the beginning President Johnson subscribed fully to the State Department line. Careful analysis of his recent speeches' and statements does not reveal any yielding whatsoever. True, the President expresses a -desire for a peace conference, but under what conditions? Has he ever sought to arrange a conference between South Vietnam and the Viet Cong, even though those two are, or should be, the prin- ipals in the struggle? Has he ever expressed a willingness to join Hanoi in permanent mutual withdrawal allowing the South Vietnamese to settle their own affairs as suggested by U Thant? After all, the Viet Cong are South Vietnamese who disapprove of the Ky regime. By what right do we insist that South Vietnam be ruled by military dictators, most of whom are refugees from their North Vietnamese homes? The alleged new Constitution is but a blind. There never can be true democracy in the land until all the South Vietnamese people are given a voice in their government no matter what their political convictions. Decorah Journal — A misconception exists in the minds of many people as to the editorial role of a newspaper. It is surprising how many of these people believe it is the newspaper's place to carry editorials that agree with their thinking. And only those that agree with their thinking.. Through its comment columns and editorials, a newspaper expresses the editorial viewpoint of its editor on many, many subjects of general interest, but it also strives to induce the people of its community to do some thinking for themselves on matters of interest to them and the community as a whole_ Every time we go to press with editorial comment, we know beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt there will be people who will not agree with what we say. That is the American way of doing things. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. While we may not agree, those who are sincere will go a long way to defend the other fellow's right to differ with them. By stirring up some thinking on a subject, a newspaper may contribute in a small way to bringing about a better solution to whatever the subject may be and thus aid in making Decorah, Calmar, Timbuctoo, or Iowa a better place in which to live. glgona Upper Be* HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code SOS 11 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER; 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 ADVERTISING Don Smith, Managing Editor Den " y WaUer Russ Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7^ per year (No subscriptions less than six months) •'•'•'•••'•••••••'••••••••••• v: * : * : ' : *^^ In To 'History Is my easiest subject... 1492 is Joe's phone number,1776 Is Bill's address - 1812 Is Eddie's locker number 1898 Is " (from H/SrORK'5 SCRAPBOOK} I PATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS J President James Monroe agreed to dismantelinE all forts between Canada and the United States, April 28, 1817. The first locomotive using electric power, invented by Prof. Charles G. Page, made a trial trip over the Washington and Baltimore branch of the B and O R.R., April 29, 1857. Washington was Inaugurated as first president, April 30, 1789. Cozey's army reached Washington, May 1, 1894. U. 8. postal cards were first Issued, May 1, 1873. President Wilson formally recognized the Republic of China, May 2, 1913. The U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service successfully demonstrated a new technique for spraying crops, orchards and fields by airplane. May 3, 1923. Peter Mlnult bought Manhattan bland from the Indians, May 4, 1626. 10 MIS AGO IN TUI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 25, 1957 A new high temperature mark for the year was registered in the area when the mercury shot up to 77 degrees. The low for the week was 28. While much of the state was favored with heavy and beneficial rain during the weekend, this portion of Iowa failed to get in on if. High winds, which at times hit 35 or 40 miles an hour, whipped dust from all over the midwest through Kossuth county making field work difficult. - o - Joan Stebritz, 1957 Algona Charity Ball Queen, was pictured on the front page, receiving her royal crown from her escort of the evening, Don Krause of Bancroft, Joan's brother-in-law. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Stebritz, Algona. - o - Relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. Philip Arndorfer of St. Benedict at noon on their 16th wedding anniversary. Plenty of food arrived with the guests plus gifts. Present were Julia and Helen McEnroe, aunts of Mrs. Arndorfer, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. McEnroe, her parents, Dorothy Higgins, Vera Rubes and Rose Hugeback. - o Nell Frimml, Wesley, was brought home from Mercy hospital, Mason City, where she had been for medical care of virus pneumonia. - o - Gerald Irmiter, son of Mr.and Mrs. Henry Irmiter of Armstrong, was a delegate to the state FFA convention at Cedar Rapids. He was a senior at Armstrong, a member of the boys glee club, football squad and had been an FFA member for four years. - o - Algona debaters won five of 12 matches during the speech festival at Iowa City. Each of the four debaters, Connie Priebe and Marilyn Dreesman, negative, and Sharon Powers and Darlene Skogstrom, affirmative, were awarded certificates of excellence. Miss Powers was honored with the highest ranking. - o - Sue Schissel spent a two-week Easter vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Schissel, Lakota. She attended school at Longhorn, Pa. - o - The Buffalo Twp. Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Clarence Brandt, Titonka, with Mrs. Arthur Rode co-hostess. Mrs. Erwin Eden and Mrs. Brandt dressed and cut up chickens as a demonstration and Mrs. Ray Krantz gave a lesson on Safety. - o - Harold Bosworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bosworth, Algona, was named as social chairman of Beta Epsilon Ward, one of the residential dormitories at Iowa State College. Jim Sanders of West Bend was named vice president of the group. - o At the annual election of the Fenton Cooperative Elevator, one new director was named. Wm. Jentz replaced B. G. Berkland on the board. Re-elected as directors were Hans Baago and Lloyd Finnestad. Carryover directors were Paul Voigt, Clarence Osborn, Amer Cody, $orman "lArsen and Otto Bor- cnardt, who was named president. Delbert Geitzenauer was named as acting elevator manager. - o - Pat Mulligan, who had been on furlough from California, returned to duty after spending a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mulligan of Bancroft. - o - Algona's Bulldogs wound up in a tie for fifth place in class B at the Eagle Relays in Eagle Grove. Four men placed in the events for the Bulldogs. Darrel Davis grabbed second In the shot- put, Jerry Rupp second in the broad jump, Garry Davis third in the 100-yard dash and Dieter Gruner third in the low hurdles. - o - The Burt Bluebirds held their April meeting at the home of Judy O'Brien. Marilyn Hinckley reported on her visit to 4-H Day, and Pamela Andrews and Kathleen Faber were chosen to attend 4-H camp at Clear Lake; Judy O'Brien was to attend a 4-H convention at Ames. Demonstrations were given by Susan Lovstad, Audrey Lappe, Shirley Schwletert, and Evelyn Cherland and Judy Abbas presented talks. The Uvermore school had been broken into and items missing were a typewriter, two baritone horns, a tape recorder, movie machine and some tools from the manual training room. A sledge hammer was used in an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER,« FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May t, 1947 Faustine Heetland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Heetland, Lakota, was one of five finalists in a field of 25 candidates at Drake University, Des Moines, who would rule the Drake Relays Dance, sponsored by the "D" club. Miss Heetland was a freshman at the University. - o- Mrs. Alex Radlg, Lone Rock, underwent an appendectomy at the McCreer^ hospital atWhitte- more. - o - Mrs. Craig Smith, Algona, gave a party celebrating the sixth birthday of her daughter Linda. Guests were Sue and Charlene LaBarre, Marijane Williams, Carol Sorenson, Mariana Steele, Marcia and Judy Cowan, Kay Friesner, Karen KittreU, Patty Cowan and Donna Kay Richardson. - o- Harriet Brown, former Al- gonan teaching at Osage, visited her aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. P.O. Dorweiler of West Bendand enroute to Osage stopped in Algona for a brief visit with Meredith Raney, daughter of the Glen Raneys. The two young ladies were roommates when they attended Drake University. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Smith, Algona, spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. Paul Owens, sister and brother-in-law of Mr. Smith, at Iowa City, -o- Phyllis Benning, Joan Flaig, Kathryn WlUrett, Delbert Blanchard and Don Jensen, all of Lone Rock, attended a state music contest at Spencer. - o- Mrs. Arthur Vlnaas, Ottosen, was honoree at a miscellaneous shower with 25 guests attending. Mrs. Loran Daniel gave a reading and a contest was won by Mrs. Magnus Bratland. Hostesses were Mrs. Donald Larson, Mrs. John Vinaas, Mr s. Charles Daniel of Humboldt, and Mrs. Melvin Vinaas. - o- Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Geilenfeldt, Lakota, took their son, Paul, to Mercy hospital, Mason City, for removal of tonsils and adenoids. He was recovering at his home. - o- A post-nuptial shower was held in St. Olafs Lutheran church, Bode, for Mrs. William Seimen, a recent bride, the former Arlene Bakken. The affair was in charge of Mrs. Harold Skaugstad and Mrs. Walter Bakken, assisted by Phyllis and LaVonne Bakken, sisters of the Mrs. Seimen. - o- Elaine Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schlei, and Bonnie Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crouch, all of Fenton, were baptized at the Methodist For And About Teenagers ] I MIGHT ESTABLISH CORRESPONDENCE WITH AN ENGLISH THE WEEK'S LETTER:"! am a junior in high school. I plan to attend college ana hope for a career in the diplomatic service. I am particularly interested in England and I would like to know more about how citizens of the United Kingdom live, work and play. I wonder if there is any established method by which I might establish correspondence with an English boy or girl, approximately my own age and interests. 1 believe an exchange of ideas would be mutually bene- don't want to Boy ficial, but I just address a letter to "Some or Girl, London." OUR REPLY: There is, indeed an established way — LETTERS ABROAD - a pen friend organization for adults and young people with the pur- pose of promoting international good will and understanding. Founded in 1952 as a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering understanding through correspondence between people in the United States and those in other countries, LETTERS ABORAD has linked a quarter of a million pen friends of similar age, profession, hobbies and Interests in more than 130 countries and territories. The organization handles requests of from and persons 15 years age and older. Direct your inquiry to LETTERSABROAD, 18 East 60th Street, New York, N. Y. 10022. havt • (MMf • problem yov wtnl I* 9r , n eki.rvolion to nwit. tUrtu V«w I.H.r I, FOI AND AIOUT TIINAOiM. .OMMUNITY AND lUtUMAN HISS IHVICI. ACROSS I. Flow gently, sweet " 6. Venetian traveler 10. Girl's name 11. Sultan's decree 13. Anger 14. Quenches, as thirst 15. Half an em 16. Fishermen 17. Artificial teeth 20. Apportion, 21. U.S. Army' enlisted man 22. Cereal spike 25. New Zealand tribe 27. Florida city 29. Letter's second afterthought: abbr. 30. Pronoun 32. Manger 33. U.S. Navy construction workers 35. Stalemate 38. Thus 40. Vote 41. Remarked 43. Revoke, as a legacy 44. King of Judea 46. Relieve 40. Early years DOWN 1. Land measure 2. Region In Belgium 3. Children's game 4. Metallic rock 5. Continent: abbr. 6. An original settler 7. Scarf 8. Superior or Great Bear 9. German river 12. Large worm 14. Cozy 16. Close to 18. Japanese outcasts 19. Fresh 20. Chart 22. Worry 23. Elision 24. Apron top 26. Inspiring reverence 28. Frost 31. The Orient 33. Auctions 34. Exist 35. P.I. tree 36. Manufactured 37. Excuse 39. Excess of chances 41. Observe 42. Land measure 44. Altitude: abbr. 15 20 as" 45 10 n Mt IB 57 Ib Zk SO 51 ^^ 44 8 Z2 42 SB IZ 24 V) church in Fenton by Rev. F. C. Preul. - o~ A total of $24,737.80 in taxes for 1946 was paid by the Chicago & Northwestern Railway to Kossuth county. Of that total, $8,000 went to the county, $15,000 to the school districts, and nearly $2,000 in city or village taxes. The railroad's share of the airport tax here was $25.35. - o- Bill Gade, Lorenz Gade and Ted Meier, Whlttemore, uncovered a den of eight young fox on a farm northwest of Whittemore. - o - Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Fredrlckson and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Boettcher were guests at the J. L. Miller home in Burt for a belated birthday celebration for Mr. Miller's birthday. - o New officers elected by the Wesley Lions Club were Dick Grlfhorst, president, Dr. Pfeffer, first vice president, Otto Henderson, 2nd vice president, Roy Klelnpeter, sec.-treas., Robert Lawson, tall twister, Al Kleln- peter, lion tamer. Lawrence Youngwlrth and Everett Barr were directors. - o Whether or not a labor union, affiliated with the International Assoc. of Machinists, American Federation of Labor, would be established In Algona, would be decided shortly when eligible employees of two Algona plants cast their ballots. Employees of Kent- Wheeler Mfg. Co. and Norton Machine Works would do the voting. The voting would be done by secret ballot. A Queen Finalist Vlckl M. Stell, Algona, Is one of four coeds at Iowa State U. named as a state finalist In the 1967 National College O^ieen competition. She Is a 20-year- old junior. One of the four nominated ..will .enter, the June 16 finals in New York City. $:*S*:*:*K^^ Professional Directory -: : x%:::*SS£::^:W^ i:::*:::::::::::*:::^ DOCTORS SSSSSfSxSPxW:-^^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 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 SW&xWxIxttXx^ 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 «, i - - . . _ 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 i:::*x:x*x:x:x^^ ttKKXKXrWxVxKxK^ DENTISTS w*:*:-:*:*:^^ 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 iX***?!*****"************!'**!*!*************'**!*^***************^* ••* ^.» • • • ••••.•.•.•.•....X'X.IWX-M.X.K.X'XK OPTOMETRISTS >:-:W-:%:x*x:x:^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICK8ON Eyes Examined - Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glaotts 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 tfft^WSW:::::::::^ OR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Frl _ 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 . 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS ^•SSSSSSS;^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Cpllectrite Service Factbilt Reports CAMION FM» MANAQCMKMT COMPANY laVi W. D«4«t *•»• 1M-4M1

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