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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 4, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper DM MftlnM Thurtdoy, May 4, 1967 WHOSE FAULT IS IT? Last week Drew Pearson's column reported that the White House is worried because this coming summer there will be about 13 million youngsters between the ages of 16 and 21 looking — and some needing — summer work, and there does not seem to be that many job possibilities. Has it ever occurred to anybody in Washington, that under the ever-increasing laws of the land a minimum wage $1.40 or so an hour has to be paid on most regular payrolls. Does it occur to anyone that kids of 16 or 17 who would be employed in summer jobs are seldom worth $1.40 an hour, with time and a half for overtime, unless they are experienced in some type of work. In other words, the government do-good- ers themselves have practically driven a few million kids out of summer jobs that they might have had without the stifling legal requirements now in existence. UNCLE SAM, FINANCIER South Korea has sent 45,000 troop* to help us in the war in Vietnam. Not much has been said about how and why. An article in the Des Moines Tribune last week, reprinted from the London Observer, has the following to report: "The dispatch of Korean troops to Vietnam was part of a bargain by which the United States both underwrote the cost of the expeditionary force and granted South Korea preferential treatment in dollar-earning em- iployment of Korean civilian workers in Vietnam and military orders to Korean industry." Well it's nice to have someone with us, • even if we have to finance it ourselves. But it's a little sad to find out "how" and "why" in such a roundabout fashion. STUDENT SHORTAGE . . . One of the unusual aspects of the Iowa Senate probe of activities and finances of the recently created Area Community-Vocational schools was the statement from one educator 'that the program as it has developed is resulting in vast overbuilding. Dr. Irwin Lubbers, former president of Central College and a member of the Iowa .Association of Private Colleges and Universities said that by 1980 there will be a shortage of 40,000 students if present building plans of the new colleges are pursued. He added that the state universities, private colleges and area schools will be competing for students. With all the earlier hue and cry about not having enough room, etc. for students, this is !an interesting observation. '•• It does seem that after the 1965 legislative 'act which started the area college program, the whole movement has taken off with a lack of foresight and responsible .planning. Now it is up to the legislative, and eventually the taxpayers of course, to bail out the whole program, and to make good the warrants that have been issued from many schools without funds to back them. The explosion in area colleges has evidently been made without sound business management — which incidentally is also a part of education. WOW! Northwood Anchor — The administration's proposed budget is $135 billion. Here are a few simple statistics which show exactly what the spending rate will be under such a budget: — $4,281 every second of every minute of every hour, — $15.4 million every hour of every day, — $370 million every day in the year. These figures take on added significance when translated into how much it will cost you as a taxpayer. A man making $20,000 a year, who files a joint return with his wife, will pay just about $4,300. So the money he pays in taxes will run the government for about one second. Another example: It takes the taxes of approximately 86 thousand people to run the government for a day. This is based on average exemptions and deductions. THE RIGHT TO DISAGREE Sheldon Mall — Down in Albia, in southern Iowa, a situation has been brought to light which represents, in an extreme manner, a growing general tendency which could be of very great importance. The situation in Albia is that of o prominent citizen who has been "hazed, picketed and shunned" because of a community disagreement on a school bond issue. Evidently the majority of the population of Albia favor the bond issue, but Mr. Lundy happens to be opposed to it. As a result of ihe activities in connection with his stand, some events have taken place in Albia which have considerably more significance from the standpoint of basic principle, than even a bond issue of this type has in its immediate and concrete importance for that particular community. We truly do not believe it is making a mountain out of a molehill to suggest that the attitude shown by those who disagree with Mr. Lundy, as indicative of a general trend, has within it the seed of more danger to a free democracy than all the combined outside propaganda campaigns of the communist world. Why? Because we anticipate and expect communists to attempt to underline democracy by digging away at its foundations. We expect this and therefore discount their actions and statements. But we do not expect inhabitants of what is the world's prime example of democracy in action to so flagrantly violate the spirit of democracy. Mr. Lundy may be out of step with his community. Granted that this is true, does that mean that he cannot express his opinions? Does this mean that if he does express his opinions he must be subjected to thoughtless and cruel retaliation? Certainly, just as he is entitled to express his opinion, so those who disagree with him are entitled to express themselves in that manner. But no more. There is no use in repeating the list and variety of attacks which have been heaped on the head of this 71-year old Albia man who has been so foolhardy as to refuse to conform. One is enough, this was in the form of a letter signed by six directors of the Albia Rotary Club, of which Mr. Lundy had been a member for 31 years, asking him to resign. "An incompatability existing between yourself and the club—seems to preclude an atmosphere in which the fine, helpful fellowship of Rotary can be experienced by all ... This unpleasantness had been caused because of your opposition to programs dealing with our educational system and the location of highways which we believe are beneficial and necessary . . ." IT'S HOW YOU DO IT Prairie Farmer — Some small farmers have developed an inferiority complex over the noise around them that everyone is getting bigger and more efficient. But bigger and more efficient don't necessarily go together. In fact, small and efficient is not uncommon, according to a recent Kansas study. The study was made of 324 farm management association farms by economist Dale A. Knight. Knight said he found no direct relationship between size and efficiency. He related gross income to resources and efficiency to increasing net worth. By this standard, he said, some of the larger farms are less efficient than some of the smaller ones. Bigger farms have higher costs of inputs, especially labor; high levels of output are necessary to meet these costs. Still higher levels of output are necessary if growth is to continue, Knight said. As might be expected, larger farms had a greater potential business than smaller farms. They used considerably more nonland capital, had higher crop yields, and carried more livestock. Nevertheless, well-managed small farms had just as good a return on investment and sometimes better than larger farms in the same area according to the Kansas study. The study proves what we have suspected, that farm size should not be equated with success. But we shouldn't kid ourselves. A small farm still has to be well managed to stay in the tough and competitive business of modem agriculture. gigona ^Hppcr Be3 ilbittts HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 505' 1 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS AS(S~] u • I Don Smith, Managing Editor ISSUED TUESDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: | Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa f EDITORIAL 8 R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher ADVERTISING :| Denny Waller Russ Kelley ;•:• Jack Purccll, Foreman •:•: SUBSCRIPTION RATES | In Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5,00 per year 8 To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year $ (No subscriptions less than six months) | :tty:y:;:y^tfA^ "At the rate crime is on the increase it won't be long until we'll have the good guys outnumbered." from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Napoleon died, May 5, 1821. Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethopla, returned to the throne, May 5, 1941. The German dirigible Hlndenburg was destroyed by fire while landing at Lanehurst, N. J., May 6, 1937. The Lusltanln was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, May 7, 1915. May 8, 1945 was V-E Day — victory in Europe. Ethopla was annexed by Italy, May 9, 1936. Terms of the German surrender were signed at Reims, May 9, 1945. London suffered its worst German bomber raid of the war, with destruction of the House of Commons, Chamber and other famous buildings, May 10, 1941. Christopher Columbus began his last voyage to the New World, May 11, 1502. 10 YEARS AGO INTHI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 3, 1957 Operations at the Weldenhoff Corp., Algona, were suspended just long enough for the "birthday cake" ceremony held by the company's supervisors to observe the corporation's first anniversary. Officers at the plant In 1957 were W. W. Daniel, president; Ken T. Pelrce, vice president; Wm. C. Nemitz, treasurer; Robert L. Grover, sec. retary; and Miles M. Sloniker, assistant secretary. In May, 1956, there were fourteen employees; inMay, 1957, there were 66 - an Increase of 52 employees in one year. Also, in observance of the corporation's "first birthday" the company's manufactured products were displayed in several downtown Algona store windows. - o - Once again LuVerne entered the honor column when Marilyn Zehtner placed second In the advance typing section for "B" schools In the State Typing Contest held at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Marilyn typed 57.3 net words, just one tenth of a word from first place. Four other typists were also entered from LuVerne, Kathy Bockes, Pat Patterson, Kay Richardson, and Ruth Hlnz. - o - Mrs. Martin Wilberg, Seneca, returned from Ft. Worth, Tex., where she attended the South Central District Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran church and Women's Missionary Federation. Rev. Harlan Blockhus, pastor of the local Lutheran church, also attended the convention. - o - St. John's Lutheran Ladies Aid Society at Fenton observed its 50th anniversary April 23. Services were in charge of Rev. W. H. Friedrich with Elsie Meyer presiding at the organ. Officers of the society were Mrs. Victor Struecker, pres,, Mrs. Harold Elmers., vice pres., Mrs. Martin Ohm, secretary; and Mrs. Donald Berkland, treasurer. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Mitchell and daughter of Okmulgee, Okla,, made a surprise visit Easter Sunday at the Dan Froehlichs, St. Benedict. Mrs. Mitchell was the former Mary Lou Froehlich. They also visited Mr. Mitchell's parents at Lone Rock. - o - The American Legion at Swea City announced that two delegates had been selected for Hawkeye Boys State at Camp Dodge, one by the Legion and one by the Lions Club. The boys, both juniors, were Howard Roalson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Roalson, and Tom Sanftner, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Sanftner. Flames swept through and completely leveled Titonka's well-known former school house, a huge two-story structure. The building, which was constructed in 1901, was a total loss and only the chimney was left standing an hour after the blaze was discovered. John Uken spotted the blaze and Immediately notif- fied the building's owner, John B. Isebrand, who lived next door to the destroyed building. The building served as Titonka's school from 1901 until the present high school went into operation in 1916. - o - Three highs in the eighties leaped into the weather spotlight during the week with the ,top mark 85 degrees. Low mark was a cool 35. - o - Jim McMahon, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McMahon, underwent an appendectomy at St. Ann hospital after becoming ill while home from Easter vaction from Notre Dame University. - o - The G.O.F. Club gave a shower at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Wiemer, Ledyard, honoring Cleo Young who had recently married William Mather, Jr. of Swea City. Contests and games were used as the entertainment under the direction of Marvel Halverson. - o - Mr. and Mrs, Sumner Parsons, Portland twp., entertained in their home at a turkey dinner in honor of the birthdays of Jake Smith, Sheryl Smith, Mrs. Ed Smith, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hanna of Lone Rock, Mrs. Viola McDonald and Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frambach, Whittemore, Mrs. Edna Harr and Mrs. Rosa Jones of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings of Sexton, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith and Beverly of Eagle Grove. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" 20 YEARS CROSSWORD ME AGO LAST WEEKS ANSWER IN THfi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 8, 1947 A "hidden business" of Algona was the Railway Postal Service. While It was generally known that quite a few railway postal clerks lived here it was surprising to many that 28 clerks, active and retired, made Algona their home. The payroll from the service amounted to about $92,000 a year, locally, not counting that spent by crews from the east using Algona as a turn- around point. Algona was a division point and all crews going west from Algona on the Milwaukee road headquartered here. On the active duty list were M. B. Cain, F. A. Bunting, Arthur Glaser, E. G. Lee, Glen Shore, George Conk- lln, R. B. Phillips, L. A. Paulson, Clem Quass, Howard Ferris, M. O. Glvens, J. K. Serr, P. L. Trumbull, Ray E. Harr, J. W. Dolphin, J. S. Thompson and W. A. Watkins. There were several pictures of the employees, active and retired members, shown on the front page of this Issue. - o - Construction of a new $35,000 building for the Algona Implement Co. got under way on Commercial street, just east of Diagonal St. In Algona. The firm, local distributors for International Harvester and McCormlck Deerlng, was constructing a one- story building, 82x106 ft. In size. Walt and Deb Hall, owners of the firm, said the work would be completed by Oct. 1. - o- Art Alexander of the Four Corners area, had been having himself a fine time, riding the motor scooter he purchased in Algona. The daughter, Joan, planned to ride it to school. - o - Darlene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Kohlhaas, and Mary Joyce Capesius, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Capesius, all of St. Joe, gave a music recital in St. Joseph's school auditorium. They were graduates of intermediate musior Rev.-Geo.Theo«- bald presented the awards. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Sim Bemis, Delores and Mary Kay, Sexton residents, left for Minneapolis to visit relatives and attend the Ice Follies show. - o- Duane and Fern Habeger, who lived south of Burt, entertained their 4-H Club at a wiener roast at their farm home. In Burt twp. the girls did not have a homemaking project but were members of the livestock club, and meetings were held jointly with the boys group. There were more than 20 members, and Lloyd Schenck and Wallace Hawcott , were leaders. - o - Jerry, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson of Swea- Eagle, received blisters on the bottom of both his feet when he ran out barefoooted onto a tin- covered upstairs deck of their home while his mother was shaking some rugs. The sun shining on the deck was hot enough to blister his feet. - o William Boehm, who had been a blacksmith at Lakota for sev- ACROSS l.Boy 6. Man from Basel 31. Like an equine 12. Piebald pony 13. Scoff 14. Flower 15. Famous singer's monogram 16. In:2wds. 17. Hesitation sound 18. Headman 20. More costly 22. Boss on shield 26. Constellation 27. Floating ice masses 28. Bill of fare 29. Drawing rooms In Paris 30. Devoutness 32. Businessman's abbr. 33. Smock 36. About 37. Gazelle 38. Firm 41. Mother-of- pearl 42. Mountain crest 43. Volcanic tuff 44. Web-footed birds DOWN 1. Silent interjections 2. Colleague 3. Metallic rocks 4. Employ 6. Norse god 6. Freshet 7. Longingly 8. Preposition 9. Branch 10. Disgruntled 16. Light breeze 17. Biblical country 18. Attendants in Las Vegas 19. Cackler 21. French river 23. Cry of a cow 24. Profits 25. Greek mountain 27. Used for frying 29. Witness 31. Little islands 33. Jargon 34. Sandarac tree 35. Isinglass ujijaia 0HBW aaaan nsaaa ziaua an say aaa aa aanc-i aaaaaaa aa 36. S-shaped molding 38. Tattered. cloth 39. Wrath 40. Balmoral Castle's river n 10 wT IT 37 41 IS 54 55 4 5 16 SI Ito Vt n. 14 •56 42 44 21 M 25 40 era! years, leased his business to Leonard Boettcher and his father-in-law, Lars Garvig. - o - The Burt fire department was called to the Mrs. Isabel Steward home a half mile north of Burt when an oil stove exploded. The stove was used in the room of Mrs. Steward's father, Emll Leeck, who narrowly escaped serious injury. His clothes were burned and some other damage was done. - o - At a practice game, a baseball team for the coming season was chosen by the Whittemore Athletic Club. The team included Bob Eckert, Dick Steir, pitchers; Salz, catcher; Benschoter and Baas, 1st base; Medin, 2nd base; Voigt, 3rd base; Lane, shortstop; W. Fandel, Esser, Potratz, Knecht, Rooney, Rusch, Braatz, Maahs and Mueller as outfielders. ' The >• team- would -travel in* style on- road trips in the new Koppen school bus. Private Alfred E. Coleman, son of Mrs. Frank J. Stebritz of Algona, was in northern Japan with the llth airborne division of the army of occupation. Prior to his entry in service, May 1, 1946, he was a student at St. Cecelia's Academy. ^ Real Estate Transfers Arndorfer, Leo M. & Margaret M. to Donald Arndorfer 4-4-67 NW 1/4 11-98-29. Cowan, Harold J. & Vivian to T. S. Gentle; W. A. Krause DBA Rite Oil Co. Hampton 3-29-67 E 1/2 E 1/2 of- the S 9 rods of Lot 7 A. P. of S. 41 1/2 rods of the SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of 2-95-29. Donovan, Ralph Arthur & Lydia B. to Rudolph H. Tietz 4-3 67 W 1/2 Call's Park Add. lot 16 & 17 blk 2; Algona. -i T 'A'CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS ;$#:*:;:*: ; :*^^ •X S Professional Directory !•:• £ SB::::::*:*:::::::::^ DOCTORS .SSSSSSftWS*^^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2*14 JOHN. M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "What would you do if you had a boyfriend that lived in Indiana and you lived in Kentucky, 350 miles away, and he came to see you every other weekend? He says he loves me, but I don't know if he does or not. I am very jealous of him even though I don't show it Do you think he goes with another girl when he goes back to Indiana? Do you think he love me? We have been going together six months but he has never asked me to go steady. He only says someday he will not have to leave me. Do you think he means it? Do you think he should say something about going steady? Should we be engaged? Do you think I should let him make love to me? What is love? How do you act when you are In love? What do you think? OUR REPLY: If you have not discussed going steady, if the boyfriend has expressed no other Intentions other than the vague promise that one day he wiH not have to leave you, it is quite foolish for you to pin your hopes and dreams on a boy you see only every other week for six months. No two people act the same when they are in love, nor probably feel the same. But the kind of love upon which marriage and happiness is built is dependantupon a certain amount of mutual respect. Courting is one thing; "making love" on th.e part of a couple at yet unmarried decreases the possibility they will ever walk down the aisle — together. V you hgvi g Ittnof t prebltm you *gnl K> OIKUII. or an ebi»rv«N«n to mak«. add»u y«u l*tt*r to fOt AND AIOUT TtiNAOtlT 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, low* SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service J18 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 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 a*?:*:*:::::::^^^ OPTOMETRISTS :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 •ft'ft^W&rWSiy:*::::^ DR. M. R, BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. • Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 WtfftWrW^^ MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Firm MANAGEMENT COMPAKY PH. »»5-«ll

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