2-Algena, (la.) Upp«r Des Moln« Thursday, May 11, 1967 A NEW POSTAL IDEA It might be that the time has come when political management of a great public service is not only bad business but also bad politics. Postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien's suggestion that perhaps a nonpolitical, businesslike corporation could handle the postal system better than a government bureau, has more to it than meets the eye. While some postal jobs are political and seem attractive, there are also political drawbacks. For every person who gets one of these jobs, there are about nine disappointed, disgruntled persons. Someone suffers in any selection. Then operation of the postal system is hampered by longstanding restrictions, edicts, rulings, law, custom and general bureaucratic sclerosis. The Postmaster General finds himself a prisoner in his own bureaucracy. The postal machinery is unable to keep pace with the growth of requirements. The proposal that a government-owned corporation run the postoffice includes the suggestion that a board of directors be named, their terms staggered for perhaps 14 years, so that the terms run beyond changes in presidents, like terms of Federal Reserve Board members. The directors would employ a chief executive of business ability and capacity who would make appointments and reconstruct the machinery of the service, like any corporation head. In the O'Brien proposal is a provision that the new corporation be empowered to issue government-guaranteed bonds for capital expenditures. This would invite private capital, and relieve the budget of annual appropriations. The postal service at present has 691,521 employees. It's big business. And probably it should be run as a big business. The O'Brien suggestion is most interesting. FAT CATS OF LAM PHAT Newsweek — May 1: The professor, an urbane, Sorbonne-educated gentleman, was bitter. "There was a time when the scholar was the most respected member of Vietnamese society," he complained to an American friend last week. "But no longer. Why when my wife goes to the market with her flat purse, the merchants look down on her. Their best pieces of pork or chicken are saved for the taxi girls who can pay the American prices." The professor's plaint is heard frequently these days in South Vietnam. With the U.S. Government—and 438,000 free-spending Gl's—pouring well over $1 billion a year into the Vietnamese economy, the majority of South Vietnamese now enjoy a higher standard of living than ever before. But, inevitably, the influx of Yankee dollars has also given rise to what the Vietnamese call lam phat— the rampant inflation that has sent prices in South Vietnam soaring by more than 300 per cent in the past two years. Both the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments have made earnest efforts to stem the inflationary tide. Last year, the Saigon regime drastically devalued the piaster, changing the official rate of exchange from 80 piasters to the dollar to 118 to the dollar. Currently, the U.S. AID program is injecting substantial quantities of American consumer goods into the South Vietnamese market in an effort to satisfy demand and keep prices down. But still prices continue to spiral upward and, in the process. Vietnamese society is being turned topsy-turvy. New Class: An entirely new economic aristocracy has been spawned by Vietnam's dollar-fed boom. The new fat cats are 1he owners of the fleabag hotels, greasy-spoon restaurants, garish bars and sleazy nightclubs that cater to the Gl trade. Or, all too often, they are the girl friends of Americans—young ladies whose disposable income far outstrips that of a South Vietnamese Army major or even that of some Saigon Cabinet ministers. The prime victims of inflation, of course, are those salaried members of the middle class whose incomes have remained relatively fixed-civil servants, academics and junior army officers. The final straw for the Saigon regime is that such capable and ambitious officials as it does have are steadily deserting government service for private enterprise—often U.S.-owned. SCHOOL FINANCIAL PROBLEMS Excerpts from Wall Street Journal — Cincinnati high schools may not field football teams next fall. Los Angeles schools face a possible cutback in bus service. Schools elsewhere are eliminating driver training and remedial reading programs, as well as pinching pennies on maintenance by skimping on painting and window-washing. These forced economics reflect an increasingly common condition —hardening of public attitudes towards increases in local educational outlays. In one community after another, voters are rejecting proposed school budgets as too high and turning down proposals for bond issues to finance construction of new schools. According to the U.S. Office of Education, voters around the country approved only 66.3% of tjie bond issues up for balloting in the first seven months of the year ending July 30; this was down from a 73^> approval rate in the like period a year earlier. Dick Netzer, professor of public finance at New York University, agrees that "schools are running into more and more resistance from taxpayers." The explanation he says, is that school taxes recently have been rising at a faster rate than .personal income—and that in most states school taxes, unlike other levies, must be approved by a popular vote. Minneapolis voters last year rejected a proposed levy that would have raised property taxes on a home assessed at $18,000 by about $29 a year, to provide an additional $5.5 million for schools. School district officials plan to borrow $2 million from local banks to pay for some programs that otherwise would have to be dropped. Fees charged students taking driver education courses have been raised to $42.50 from $25 to make the program self-supporting. Teachers' salaries are a major item in school budgets, about SO'"" of the total in many districts, according to the National Education Asociation—and they have been rising fast. Costs of maintenance and supplies are going up, too. The NEA estimates that overall public school costs now average $529 per student annually up from $492 in the 1965-66 school year. Most plans to increase state aid to local school districts aim at easing the lax burden on property owners—who often can vote against further hikes in their property taxes. But moves to ease the school financing burden are likely to prove illusory as far as most taxpayers are concerned. Increased state aid to education nearly always means_ higher taxes in some other form. THE BILL FOR PUBLICITY The federal government is spending $425 million a year of the taxpayers money to convince Americans, with their own money, that what the government does is good for their welfare. The cost of these various public relations units has steadily risen, through successive national administrations. Today, the $425 million that it is costing to prepare and send out mostly junk is more than double the combined outlay for news gathering by the two major U.S. news networks, the three major TV networks, and the 10 largest American newspapers. The quantity of the material churned out by publicity apparatus is staggering. Even on a smaller newspaper such as our own, the wastebasket is filled several times a week with government junk, like telling us what the turkey market looks like for 1967, that over half of the women and one-fourth of the men over 40 have varicose veins, and that someone high up in USDA has been there for 25 years and is being given a token dinner. There are at least 6,858 full-time federal employees engaged is doing nothing but preparing and sending out such material. The military alone has about 3,000 employees in this field costing at least $32 million. Strangely enough in 1913 Congress passed a law which said that "no money appropriated by any act shall be used for compensation of any publicity expert unless specifically appropriated for that purpose." Billions of handouts and 54 years later, that's still the law — but you wouldn't know it. * * * The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places, —Breda News Cfje JJtoine* HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS R 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 . B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor In To ADVERTISING Den " y Wa " er Russ Jack Parcel!, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per yea r all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) NAW,MAN.I DON'T , IN THE BAND. I'M THE BUS DRIVER. from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Seventeen live parnchute jumps comprised a unique demonstration made a( (he Air Service Technical School, Chanufe Field, Rantoul, Illinois, May 12, 1925. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was created, May 12, 1933. The Tammany Society of New York held its first meeting, May 13, 1788. Possession of the Vatican was granted the Pope by the Law of Guarantees. May 13, 1871. Lewis and Clark started westward up the Missouri River, May 14, 1804. The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was established, May 14, 1942. Regular air mail service between Washington and New York City began May 15, 1918. President Roosevelt asked Congress for 50,000 airplanes, May 16, 1940. Iceland severed personal union, with Denmark, May 16, 1941. The first Kentucky Derby was held, May 17, 1875. Some 300 colonists were massacred by India as in Virginia, May 18, 1644. 20 TOSS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 15, 1947 There were wolves in Kossutli county - and not in sheep's clothing! Four full grown wolves, two of them females with litters, were discovered chasing a herd of cattle along the bottoms of Plum Creek, adjacent to the farm of Richard Carman, by Lloyd Wellendorf, Algona, who was doing a little quiet fishing from the creek bank. Lloyd heard a commotion and saw the cattle running full tilt along the bottom land, then they circled and came thundering back. Lloyd saw something chasing them, and as they came closer saw the wolves. He jumped behind a tree and they passed within 40 feet. The Gar- mans had recently lost two calves but didn't know what had happened to them. Mr. Wellendorf regretted that he had no gun with him at the time. - o - Weatherman Harry Nolte reported that a temperature of 77 degrees was the warmest weather so far this spring. Low for the past week was 28. Aheavy shower during the week gave farmers just what they had been asking for and did a good, soaking job. - o - The Lone Rock community thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the grade operetta, directed by Phyllis Benning, assisted by Mrs. Roger Jensen, Mrs. Beulah Montgomery and Mrs. Virginia Eigler. They were entertained by instrumental solos by Max Flaig and Fritz Newbrough. The name of it was "Sunny of Sunnyside", with Joann Schadendorf playing the part of "Sunny." - o - Weston Noble music instructor at the LuVerne school, accompanied two of his band members, Clifford Hanson and Jean Schultz, to St. Joseph, Mo., where Jean took part in the National Music contest. She recently won a first rating in the state contest held in Spencer, playing the drums. - o - From County Chatter - "At Simon Henry's, 2 miles west of Algona, Mrs. Henry was starting to prepare dinner when we called late Monday morning. She mentioned having recently taken a bunch of turkey eggs to one of the neighboring towns for hatching. There are three boys and one girl in the Henry family. The two older boys were hauling straw with the team and rack from a stack in the west field and putting it into the hay mow. The boys have a dandy black and white spotted riding mare." - o - Georgia Gerhart returned to Algona after spending two weeks in Fenton recovering from an ap- pendectomy. Miss Gerhart was employed in Algona. - o - Marvin Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melbourn Simpson, Whittemore, had the misfortune to trip on the railroad track in Whittemore, and almost tore his ear off; stitches were required to mend the woound. - o - One of the nice social events of the school year in the Irvington school was the Mother's Day tea when the mothers of the pupils were guests. A Mother's Day program was presented with tea being served afterwards. Rochelle Johnson and Donna Mae Hansen poured. Mrs. LorenLar- sen and Mrs. Agatha Hansen were the teachers. - o - Shirley Lee Treat, Swea City, was pleasantly surprised when nine girl friends came to help her celebrate her 16th birthday at a May breakfast, prepared by her mother and grandmother. Guests included Naomi Jean Thiel, Armstrong, Jean Ann Hupp, Patricia Blomster, Dorothy Patterson, Arlene Hansen, Marlene Halvorsen, Betty Ann Hammer and Helen Linde. - o - Donald, son of the Joe P. Haup- tmans, was chosen to represent Wesley at the Boys State in Fort Des Moines in June. Donald, better known as "Besh", was a junior in high school. - o - Thirty-five of the 44 teaching positions in the Algona public schools for 1947-48 had been filled to date. A flat increase in salary for each teacher for the coming school year in the amount of $25 per month, was voted by the board of education at their regular meeting. - o - The Kossuth Woman's bowling league ended up in a tie between the Algona Upper Des Moines team and the Modernistic Beauty Shop. 10 MIS For And About Teenagers AGO IN THl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 9, 1957 Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer, Sr., 78, long-time Algona resident and well-known physician succumbed to a heart attack at St. Ann Hospital. He came to Algona after graduation from medical school at Iowa University in 1902 and had his office in the Galbraith building, over the present Hub Clothiers and Finn's Bakery, for the next 51 years. Three years before his death he moved to 108 S. Harlan St. "Doc's" trademark,perhaps,was his famous, ever present cigar, which was with him wherever he went, whether it was a basketball game, in the office or on the street. He never smoked them, however. One of his prime interests was sports, and he was practically always in the stands when Algona High's basketball teams played home games. - o- James Lichter and Monte Pearson, seniors at St. Cecelia Academy, Algona, won scholarships to Loras College, Dubuque, la. for the year 1957-58. They took part in the competitive Scholarship Examination held at St. Edmond High School, Ft. Dodge. This was the first time students of St. Cecelia's had been numbered among the winners. - o Four Algona public school students were given honorable mention awards by the National Science Teacher's Assoc. They were Robert Stephenson, junior high, Geiger counter; Janice Bode, household electricity; Richard Zwiefel, sewage treatment; and Paul Christoffers, Richard Zwiefel, sewage treatment; and Paul Christoffers, transistorized transmitter; from the ninth and tenth grades. - o "May is Beef Month" was the theme of the county, state and national beef producers associations. Directors R. L. Krantz, Titonka, Les Johnson, Seneca, and Earl Chambers, Corwith, were making plans for beef promotion activities throughout the county during May. - o Pictured on the front page were three youngsters who were the winners in the annual V.F.W. marble tourney, Bill Fraser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fraser, Algona, was acclaimed Algona champion. He edged Bahne Stru- ecker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Werner Struecker in the 10- minute final match. Number three shooter was Richard McEvoy. All were awarded medals and Strue- cker and Fraser competed in the district meet at Swea City, with neither doing too well. - o From Odds and Ends - "Ever hear of a new-born calf weighing 167 1/2 Ibs.? Well, a Holstein CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 44. Guns: si. 22. Swing 1. Game of DOWN music chance 1. Falsify 23. Stable LAST WEEKS ANSWER ^, C 0 O R NE u T«SW S Y UP 1 E M<AS ' PR NT 0 T H R AMIF 5. Polar or 2. Foreign 24. Tarn- 6" R • ? HtTl?" F ^^B brown 3. Edge bour- IP E BnopipwrrBBBB 9. Firm 4 10. Terrible J 12. Non-paying i profession 13. Lace again 14. Ripen, as cheese t 15. Three < 16. Its capital 1] is Bismark: IE abbr. • if 17. Rarefied i£ 20. Large 2C 21. Prate 22. Summer month 23. Approach, as game 26 Symbols of marriage 27. Neat 28. Gold coin 29. Tvpe measures 30. Football pass 34. Jewish month 35. Moisture 36. Ciimbing plant 37. Reverie 39. Explorer of sunken vessels 41. Former name of Tokyo 42. Girl's name 43. Thin 1. Poem ine >. Discloses 25. Sale 5. Lidded notice pitcher 26. Soak r. Toward flax stern 28. Statut . Destroying 30. Citrus ). Begone! fruit .Shelves 31. Kind o . Vat bolt . Hideous 32. Rose-1 1. Tree plant . Kind of 33. String roll instrur ft "* lit 14 n % i 4 21 2V 44 51 41 tf< 1 % 24 4-V "i w as % %*» 6 y //, ift 21 ^ *S 4 V/ \ % SO '/// '//, '//, IS ^ 26 $ % ^ JUIKjl I 0 |N|BF|UO|E ISI MEMull^ALHNM 3 FrM~RJjlli^fJl rr ' EL B R I'[ G IL19 N M CRE » A r E ra c iTlRlAlslsfcklElsjl] f 35. Style of art 38. Gelderland ke city 39. Excavate ed 40. Man's nent name S 10 15 % 2(o ^ M 4Z 44 fa ^ 22 fs 4P 1 y/ /t 20 '// Si it, 8 Ib ^ 52 v/. II Y/s w % THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I need help badly. My girl and I had a little argument a few days ago and I got mad and hit her a couple of times. I didn't mean to do it because I love her. You see, I get mad easily, and she just made me mad. What should I do to get her back and to make her listen and understand?" OUR REPLY: Change your ways. There is no explanation In the fact you get mad easily. This is an excuse you make to yourself and no one else will appreciate it. More than you need to get the girl back, you need to put a curb upon your emotions. You cannot go through life lashing out everyttme some- thing doesn't suit you. It is wrong and it will bring you to serious difficulties as you grow oldef. You owe the girl an apology. Show that you are man enough to make it. Promise that it will never happen again — and be sure you are man enough to see that it never does. You will never have a girlfriend—or a friend of any kind— if ev ery one with whom you come in contact has to be on the watch for a round house right every time something doesn't suit you. H you Kov« a Iwnagi protUm you wan) to rfitcull, or on obi«rvation to moh«, addran you Ittl.r to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBUMAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT, KV. cow In the herd of Ernest Mueller, north of Fenton, gave birth to a heifer that weighed exactly that. The new heifer was taken to the Johnson stockyards scale in Fenton and weighed shortly after birth. The cow weighed 1,250 Ibs. Dr. John Waite of Fenton, veterinarian, presided at the event." - o - Mrs. Fred Asa, Algona, suffered a painful injury when her hand was caught in in electric mixer. One finger was cut very badly. - o Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dreyer and family of Lone Rock attended a dinner and supper in Fenton at the Larry Alt residence in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Art Krause's 40th wedding anniversary. - o Mrs. William Dodds, Mrs. J. B. Winkel, Mrs. Mamie Winkel, and Mrs. H. W. Stebritz, Algona, gave a miscellaneous shower for Delores Hammes who had recently married Gordon Winkel of Algona in the Catholic church at Emmetsburg. - o- William Wiskus, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wiskus, Bancroft, received the Iowa Farmer Award at the state F.F.A. convention in Cedar Rapids. Williams' projects included two purebred shorthorn cows and calves, four purebred Hampshire sows and letters, two ewes and lambs, one Holstein dairy heifer, 10 acres of soybeans and 10 acres of corn. William was a junior in the Swea City High School. - o A former Algonan, Paul Nordstrom, who was an accountant in a large Portland, Ore. bank, was geneal chairman of the 1957 Oregon State JayCee convention May 3-5. Nordstrom headed 100 Portland JayCees in mapping plans for what was advertised as the greatest state convention in the history of the northwest. Mrs. Perry Lowman and Mrs. Edna Teeter of Algona are Paul's sisters. Mothers Tea Union township Mothers and Daughters Club will meet May 11 at the home of Frances Dodds. Roll call - an old saying. This is the Mothers day tea and is to have a Hawaiian theme. It is also guest day. On the menu committee are Mae Schenck, Nola Hoover, Bernice Alt, Ada Hofius and Mary Gisch. On the program committee are Delores Dodds, Marguerite Gardner and Julia Taylor. INVINCIBLE METAL FUR. NITURE franchisee! dealer — Upper Des Molnea Pub. Co L I Professional Directory ( DOCTORS ^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 296-2345 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 P. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 ta*:-*tt:m*m^^ INSURANCE JW::-:::::::::::::::::::^ 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 SUNDE? INSURANCE AGENCY ,,£°, mpl ! te ^"rance Service U8 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 2j^I!^ri" DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR, Dentist At 622 B. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment bpTOMETRISTS 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 t«»****»«'**»**«» Chiropractor ^t*X*^^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. • Fri __ 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 Open Friday Evenings 6:30-8:30 MISCELLANEOUS tf5mmfmxm?mmm&^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CAHL80K Fwm MANAGEMENT COMPAW »Vi M. PK.
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