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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 18, 1967
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2-Algona, (la.) Upper Det Moinet Thursday, May 18, 1967 TAX RELIEF FAKERY Everytime anyone in the state legislature makes a speech about "relieving property taxes" it rates considerable front page space and time over the air lanes. Not so much is said about other avenues of exploration taking place in the state legislature with regard to general taxation of the populace of our fair state. But beware ! There's a lot of trouble brewing, and a potential whole new set of revenue-raising measures just around the corner. Last week the republican-controlled house, in a republican caucus, came forth with unanimous agreement on four NEW ways of raising more tax revenue. Here they are: 1 — Raise the personal income tax by one- third. 2 — Raise the sales tax to 3 percent. 3 — Extend the sale tax to a host of services not presently under the sales tax law. 4 — Raise the corporate income tax by 50 percent. The first three of these directly affect every resident of the state. The fourth affects the status of corporations, and could have a bearing on their location, or expansion, in the state. Now that is only part of it. Also under consideration, and receiving strong support but not endorsements as yet, were these proposals: 1 — Eliminate the deduction on personal income tax forms for federal income tax paid 2 — Raise the corporate income tax by an additional 50 percent (this would amount to doubling the present corporate tax). If any head of a household will simply think over the above suggestions he will quickly realize that no matter what is done on property tax revision, in the final windup he probably will be PAYING MORE TOTAL TAX than is the case at present, if these measures are adopted. Yes, there's nothing like working out a formula for "tax relief." WHERE THE ENEMY HIDES There is a constant perplexity to many with regard to the war in Vietnam, as to our military problems there, and the fact that despite nearly half a million of our own men, an air force and a navy, and a reported 1% million South Vietnamese army, we have faced formidable opposition all the way. But General William Westmoreland, on his recent trip to the states, made one statement that seemed to have been overlooked in its importance. It is also a pretty strong answer as to "why" we seem to face such a formidable foe in such a small country. General Westmoreland said, among other things — "The enemy hides among the people." Yes, the enemy hides among the people. In other words, of the 16 million population in Vietnam, a large number, estimated by some at half the population, does not support the ruling generals' government, any more than it did the preceding dictatorship. Our own military forces face a partially invisible enemy — the people themselves in many cases who side not with us, but against us. General Westmoreland by his recent statement, acknowledges the fact. Without such support the Viet Cong armed forces with North Vietnamese help, could hardly stage rocket attacks from eight to 16 miles outside of Saigon on our own camps and air fields. It is at least a start toward understanding some of the aspects of this terrible affair to know that our top military leadership realizes that "the enemy hides among the people." Now if only our archaic state department could understand this, it might help toward a revision in our world policy so that we do not, again, become entangled in such a trap as the one we're in now. Wouldn't you like to go back to the old days when a woman would rather die than admit her hair was? -Deaware County Leader * * * You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. —Armstrong Journal A man doesn't mind wearing an old suit if he has a new one in the closet. Humboldt Independent BURIAL IN MANHATTAN Without any preliminary warnings, the World Journal Tribune folded in New York City last week, leaving that metropolis with only one evening newspaper, and two in the morning. It also suddenly put 2,600 newspaper employees out of work. And it brought to a conclusion a financial loss stated at S10 million since the merged papers began publishing eight months ago. Well, no longer will the various unions connected with the printing trade have to vote on whether or not to strike, or stop work. It is now permanent. In the eight months time there were 18 work stoppages brought by one union or another. There was immediate talk about another evening newspaper being established, and one well might be. But it might be noted that Gardner Cowles was one publisher, who when contacted on the subject, immediately let it be known that he was not interested. The same answer came from tycoon S.I. Newhouse whose newspaper chain has grown rapidly in the U.S. in recent years. So, they buried the World Journal Tribune — and 2600 jobs along with it. Sometimes you can kill the goose that lays the golden egg. QUESTIONS MOTIVES Indianola Tribune — Ten days ago there was intense speculation in highest official Washington circles about the imminence of a North Vietnam invasion of South Vietnam, across the demilitarized zone separating the country. State Department officers held an official briefing for newsmen and warned that large numbers of Communist regulars were poised just north of the boundary zone, and the impression was definite that South Vietnam was in great danger of open and full scale invasion from the north. This was about the time General Westmoreland was making his appeals throughout the country for more homefront support, and, for a few days the war seemed quite ominous indeed. You might recall those few newcasts when commentators and newsmen dutifully warned of the peril north of the DMZ. Late last week, the Pentagon confirmed that there was in fact no foundation to the reports spread throughout Washington the previous week. Defense officials now say there has been no rapid build-up just north of the DMZ. Not only is the Red man power on the north side of the line less than hinted, most of it has been situated in that area for a year or more. What, then, was the purpose of getting everyone excited about an invasion that was no more likely to occur this month than last year? Perhaps it was to help justify the increased air attacks, or to create acceptable public opinion for increasing the number of troops in Vietnam. Maybe it was notice that the State Department is throwing up its hands, and turning the affair over to the military men. Whatever the reason, it was unfair to the public, and in the long run will serve to do more harm than good for the total Vietnam effort. The Johnson administration has long been accused of possessing a credibility gap, and this episode will do nothing to shorten that gap. * * * BACK TO DITCHES There was this ditch digger, see, who had a knack for electronics. So one day he dropped his spade and started inventing computers. He rose fast, as each new invention did more things easier. He was soon acknowledged to be the greatest and highest paid in the field. And finally he put forth his greatest effort on a machine which could do everything. Only catch was that it could do his job more efficiently and invented everything there was left to invent. Last week our hero was back digging ditches. Moral there, somewhere.—Tom Kelly, in Emmetsburg Reporter. * * * There are compensations in everything— small profits, small taxes. —Mediapolis New Era Miniskirts are like barbed wire. They protect the property without obstructing tlie —Delaware County Leader "I really look forward to this time of year when the old sap begins to stir." from H/SrOKX'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the U S Congress, May 19, 1943. n, ?, , r , les Al Llndber g h t°°k off on the first solo trans-Atlantic flight, May 20, 1927. The American Red Cross was founded, May 21, 1881. Lewis 21 1804 a trip UP ' he Missouri R 'ver, May The treason trial of Aaron Burr opened at Richmond, Virginia, May 22, 1807. President F.D.Roosevelt vetoed a soldiers' bonus bill, May 22, 1935. A five-year plan for Russian economic development was announced, May 23, 1929. Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from Indians for $24 worth 24 g l°8°83 8 ' May 24> 1626> The BrooW y n Brid g fi opened, May The first dally paper in the U.S., the Pennsylvania Post, was founded, May 25, 1783. lOYEfiRS AGO IN THI Upper 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 -, Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ' 19 IQUIR PRESS* \flSSOCIBTIOIL 67 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL I ISSUED TUEDAY & 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 Denny Waller H USS Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas To all other addresses in United States or Foreign (No subscriptions less than six months) $5.00 per year $7.00 per year FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 16, 1957 Injuries of an accidental nature struck the Bancroft community during the week. Tommy Brink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brink, collided with a playmate during a baseball game at St. John's and fractured his leg; Larry Bergman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bergman, fell when coming out a door at school and received a gash on his nose that required seven stitches, and knocked loose four teeth; Janice Schrandt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schrandt, was hit by a flying baseball while attending a game and received a fractured collarbone; Kathryn Kollasch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kollasch, slipped and fell, fracturing an arm; and Mrs. Alice Sheridan fell at her home, and while she received no broken bones, she was badly bruised and suffered from shock. - o - A very dim crop outlook suddenly brightened as dark skies deposited from two to 31/2 inches of rain in Kossuth county during the week. Rains, which really got underway May 8, fell intermittently from that time until May 14. High temperature for the week was 85 degrees, with a low of 38. - o - Robert Dransfeldt, manager of the Bancroft liquor store since 1939, was checked out and was named manager of the Algona liquor store. He replaced G. D. Brundage who had been the Algona manager for 18 years and had retired. - o - Neighbors and friends of the Louis Berninghaus family held a plowing bee at the Buss eighty and plowed 45 acres in five hours. Mr. Berninghaus broke his leg in February and was not able to handle all of his work. Those helping out were Wayne Bollinger, Bill Kading, Willie Kruse, William Manning, John and Jarnes Berninghaus, R. H. Berninghaus and Harold Schmeling. - o - The four boys selected to represent Algona at the annual Boys State at Camp Dodge were Jolui Hood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hood, Bob McMalion, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McMalion, both students at St. Cecelia Academy; Tom Hutchison, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Hutchison, and Jim Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Anderson, both students at Algoaa High School. All four boys were juniors in high school. - o - Mrs. Milton Will, Mrs. Tom Sampson and Mrs. Jerry McKean, all of Algona, attended the state convention of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority at Council Bluffs. - o - Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Waldera, Algona, were being visited by their sons, Bob and Dick, who were in the Marine Corps, stationed at Santa Ana and Camp Pendleton, Calif., respectively. Virginia Bormann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bormann, and Carol Wagner, all of St. Joe, graduated from St. Joseph's Mercy School of Nursing, Sioux City. Carol and Virginia were both 1954 graduates of St. Joseph's High School at St. Joe. - o - Evelyn J. Ollom, who had been employed in the Kossuth County ASC office for more than 11 years, was presented with a certificate of service and lapel pin in recognition of her work. Richard I. Anderson of Ledyard, chairman of the county ASC board, was shown in a photo presenting the certificate. This was the first time a local employed received this award. - o - Gary Wayne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Murra, and Linda Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ricklegs, all of Titonka, were baptized during the morning worship services at the Ramsey Reformed church with the Rev. Wm. Kroon officiating. The Fenton Progressors 4-H Club met in the Jack Munch home for their May meeting. Plans were made to have the Club Tour June 7. On that evening it was decided to have a pot-luck supper at the park at 6:30 p. m. with all the 4-H parents invited. Roger Dreyer and Bill Jentz were elected to go to 4-H camp, and Jack Munch was selected to go to the 4-H short course. Grace Goot/., :\ .soutur tti Wesley High School niul iliuijilitov of Mr. and Mrs. t,ou iioolv., was chosen by tlio Wnsloy Iwml its their contender for tlio Miss Nortli Iowa title In tho 1057 North Iowa Band Festival. 20YESSS AGO IN TUB CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER _ FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 22, 1947 Joan Pletch, Algona, received the Louise McCoy Memorial prize of $25 at the commencement exercises held at the Algona High School. The award was given each year by the P.E.O. Society to the senior high student having the best record for four years of English. Ann Stillman was presented the social science prize of $10 given by the D.A.R.; the commercial award of $5 given by the Wa-Tan- Yes was won by Shirley Helberg; the Delphian prize of $5 for ninth grade English was presented to Emma Lou Anliker; Ed Laing won the eighth grade history prize of $3 given by the American Legion Auxiliary. - o - Mrs. Roy Osborn of Seneca suffered severe second degree burns while cooking potatoes in a pressure cooker. The potatoes started to cook over, so Mrs. Osborn raised one clamp to relieve the pressure. A great deal of pressure was stored up in the cooker, and with the release of one side of the cover, the entire cover blew off the kettle, showering Mrs. Osborn with the contents. She suffered intense pain with her burns, but was recovering. - o A demonstration spraying of 400 acres of flax was started at the Joe Kreips farm at the south edge of Sexton. The spraying killed out weeds but did not injure the flax. The spraying at the Krieps farm, which would take about three days to complete, was the largest spraying project in this section of the state. - o - A new bottled gas filling plant was announced for Algona by Leland Harms of Allison, la. The new plant would be located on South Phillips St., just north of the state highway maintenance sheds, on ground purchased from Sam Kuhn, The Algona "All- Gas" plant would serve a radius of 50 to 100 miles supplying firm customers in this area, and 25 to 30 dealers at more distant points. ArilOHM 3. Wnntorn 22. 1'ln 1. Ostrich. Indian lor llkn birds 4. KriMich tV Knjjllsh npix pronoun In if 1). Munlcnl B. Catcliorn meat Instrument In ba.ieball 215. City 10. New. poet. 0. P.I, while train UV lintel mil 20. In- clmiKi'.i 7. Narrated cllcr.i 13. Kliul of H. Shout of 27. Affirm Illy pxiiltntlon 29. Kx- 14. Consumed P. Krencli clama- 1,%. Arts i'oln.1 linn Ki Nickel: 11. Grate 30. Mine syn). t.V Tlu'.iun entrance 17. Amly's pnl 17. Snakra 31. Sand 19. Soak up 18. Athosor hills 30. I'oiifers I'orllios 32. Noisy in- 23. Thin, SI. Continent: take of brittle abbr. food cookies 24. Musical drain a 28. Chnphvin, InGI parlance SO. Sale notices 33. Compass direction 34. Guldonlon note 35. City In Minnesota 37. Employ 38. Harden 39. Pierces, as wllh horns 41. Concise 42. Aside 43. Mast 44. Jellyllke materials DOWN 1. Exaltation 2. Unablo to apeak vY< i IZ 14 Ib ZO Z5 ^ •so is isa 41 H 1 -VV 3t "* z % Zl ^ •JZ 5 ^ 17 26 % **• <V jVX IB " W A// % 15 ^ E9 ^ Y/< % B 5 A T I T A J 7" • f <s n i T 1 f" 1 rv ft ' |i 5c L t s 10 11 Z4 /^ 19 11 44 i m i : i • -»i*»|BH o. =^? rfbjl- J,N,E ^ mm r~*~^ri^ — t 1 • .'•'•o]«.|T!si 36. One of the Bears 37. Russian river 39. A choking bit 40. Open: poet. 11 % M. % 40 i 19 ^ 25 ^ n 8 £/^ % ib »4 II % ZT % on Sunday the Rev. and Mrs. Ray K, Hill held open house to give the congregation a chance to see the improvement. - o Leon Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Graham, Whittemore, received a severe gash in his upper front thigh when he jumped against a sharp object while swimming with a group of boys in the Wagner gravel pit. Twenty- one stitches were required to close the wound. - o Commencement was held May 20 at the' Fenton school gymnasium with Mr. Borchardt presenting the diplomas to the class. The class included Harold Berkland, Verdell Boettcher, Violet DeWall, Emilyn Dreyer, Verda Eimers, William Friedrich, Lyle Haack, Herbert Hackbarth, Caroline Hintz, Carmen Miller, Grace Mueller, Marguerite Muir and Mary Georgia Newel. - o Alice and Patty Richtsmeier, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Al Richtsmeier, Wesley, students at Good Council Academy, Mankato, Minn., were presented in a joint music recital. Attending the recital were Mr. and Mrs. Richtsmeier, Emma Studer, Mrs. Joseph Meurer, Cheryl and Jim, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bode and family, and Mrs. Bertha Richtsmeier of Iowa Falls. I READER I COMMENT FINE NEWS COVERAGE Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Algona, Iowa The V.F.W. Post 2541 of Algona, Iowa, wish to thank you for the fine news coverage you gave our Spanish American War banquet. It helped contribute to making it a success. Yours truly, Commander Dewain DeRoos Post 2541, Algona ( Professional Directory i .JiiWSftSSftS&S&ftSfiSS:^ In the women's city bowling tournament in Algona, Mary Frances Carney won the singles championship with a 613 series, and a doubles team composed of Doris Colberg and Arlene Chism turned in a 1089 series for the other title. High single game went to LaVonne Wolcott with a 214, and low single game was turned in by Wilma Pickett, with an 80. - o Mr. and Mrs. Alex Demand, Algona, left on a motor trip to the west coast. They planned to be gone six weeks, visiting points of interest in New Mexico, California and Washington, returning via Yellowstone Park. - o - The Presbyterian manse at Burt had been entirely redecorated and after church services DOCTORS ff^^^A9ff^fX^ysss^yfff'^fSf MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Of{jce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician 4 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, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 _ Residence Phone 295-5917 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 For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I met this boy at a dance and I think he is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. You probably are like my parents and think sixteen is too young to know if you are really in love. I have been looking around and I know what kind of boy I want and now I have found him. This boy doesn't have a high school education and I am afraid my parents will not let me see him for this reason. He tried to get back in school but one of the teachers refused to pass him on to another grade. This would make him a year behind, so he won't go back. My girlfriend doesn't care if he is in school or not and be has started calling her. I see and hear less of him. What can I do? How can I convince him he needs his education and I don't care if he is a year behind me in school? I don't want to end the friendship with the girl, but how can she do this to me after we have been friends for six years?" OUR REPLY: You are not the first girl to fall in love at sixteen. It is a pretty safe bet, we feel, that this will not be the last time you fall in love. Try to convince the boy that he should go back to school. It is not disgraceful to be a year behind and the boy who aspires to make some kind of a mark in the world need not be told that the lack of a high school diploma will close many doors to him. The school situation may have nothing to do with the fact the other girlis seeing him more and you are seeing him less. H you hay* a (••nag* problem you wanl l« diKuii, or on obitrvahon to mek*, oddrcu you I.M.r to FOI AND ABOUT TEENAOEIS. COMMUNITY AND SU5UIIAN MESS SEIVICt, FUNKFOIT, ICY. 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 U8 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2713 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 Won. . Tues. - Wed . Fri _,. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 Open Friday Evenings 6:30-8:30 MlSaLLANwGs Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Cpllectrite Service Factbilt Reports CAHLSOH MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12>/» H. PH. 29S

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