The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 25, 1967 · Page 33
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 25, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Oes Moin«i Thursday, May 25, 1967 BLIND MICE Unless the Iowa Senate, or Governor Harold Hughes, can stop the tax bill passed last week by the Iowa House, the stale will soon get its largest tax increase in history, and all in the name of "tax relief." The House vote was 89 to 31. It is a fraud from start to finish, and we are surprised to find our own state representative, Karl Kiilsholm, voting in favor of this tax bill. The House bill increases the state income tax rates by 33 to 60 percent. It boosts the sales tax from 2 to 3 percent. It extends the sales tax to a host of services, heretofore exempt from sales tax. It doubles the corporation tax rate from 4 to 8 percent on net profits. Now, the other s ; de of the coin says the measure will provide tax relief, and allow a major increase in state school aid. The new tax bill has had powerful backing from one of the most potent forces in the legislative lobby, the school organizations. State "school aid" is a slick way of increasing school appropriations without public awareness of its total cost. But, one member of the legislature put his finger on the crux of the whole thing in one sentence. Said State Representative John Tapscott (D-Des Moines), who voted against the measure: "the bill will cost the average taxpayer more in increased sales and income tax than he will get back in property tax relief." This is simple to understand. State sources will collect more money, some of which will be rebated back to counties for property tax relief and school districts. But both the county millage levy and school millage will continue. It is possible that for a year or two there might be a reduction in the millage levy of county and school district, but nothing in the world that says it cannot go back to its present high levy or even higher. No tax is ever a replacement fax, as has been found time and time again. This is simply one more round of tax increases that raise the general cost of living. When the members of the House of Representatives get back home, we wonder if they will be able to look their constituents in the eye and say "yes, we put an extra tax on everything you buy and have raised your income tax withholding payments as well." We have had a few things to say about some of the wild spending of the democratic- controlled Congress, but this happens to be "on the other side of the fence. The Iowa House is solidly republican controlled. It seems that it makes no difference, republican or democrat, if you have a good enough lobby at work for you to increase in one way or another your "take" of the grab bag that we call taxes. WHY MAILS ARE CLOGGED Among the numerous pieces of mail headed for our office wastebasket last week was one from a U.S. bureau which informed us, needlessly, that 54 percent of those living in cities of over 10,000 had returned the Fallout Protection Survey forms they had been requested to fill out. The other 46% in Iowa had been mailed 144,000 letters. These were to householders who had not returned the survey forms, asking them to do so. This one mailing from a government bureau amounted to postal revenue of $7,200 which went free. Here we see an excellent sample of bureau- racy at its finest. First, a questionable waste of time, money and forms. Second, a follow-up angle requiring hundreds of employees, thousands of letters, and another deluge of matter into the U.S. postoffice paying no postage at all. ^Probably the worst offender in the matter of clogging the U.S. mails are the various unnecessary, useless agencies of the government itself. If arguments were postponed until all participants got the facts, life would be simpler and intelligence would replace emotion. —Dallas County News * * * Housework — Something a wife does that nobody notices unless she doesn't do it. —Breda News CONFORM, AGREE - OR ELSE ! Fort Dodge Messenger — There is something disturbing about the frequency of incidents cropping up in the news foday having to do with divergent points of view as to how a person should display his patriotism. Why all of this sudden commotion? The answer, we are afraid, lies in the fact that this nation is coming down with a bad case of war fever again. Wars breed war fever and can cause a country and its people to act strangely. Recall how German-Americans were treated in the early days of World War I and how our country reacted against Japanese-Americans when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. When a nation becomfes involved in a bitter foreign struggle, hopes give way to fears and creative and generous attitudes give way to a false and strident patriotism. We seem to be approaching a danger point in this prolonged war in Vietnam and the whole country is going to suffer terribly if something isn't done soon to terminate the struggle. We were warned of this danger last year by the distinguished Sen. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commiltee. In an address at the University of Connecticut last March, Sen. Fulbright cautioned: 'As long as the war continues, whatever our material resources, the harsh and egotistical America will prevail over the generous and humane America. It will prevail not only in Vietnam, but to one degree or another, depending upon the length and size of the war, in relations with the Communist world, with the neutrals, with our allies and in relations with each other here at home." How true, how true. Public opinion in every part of the world is rising against us and even old friends shy away from our companionship. At home the tumult and the thunder grows louder with each passing day. We are losing our perspective over this war and the time could come when the psychological need to prove our power and strength would be so great as to lead us down an even more daring path than we are following today. "The indispensable condition of war," wrote Professor Gordon Allport of Harvard, "is that people must expect war and must prepare for war, before under war-minded leadership, they make war. It is in this sense that wars begin in the minds of men." Already we are reaching a point in this country where any voice of dissent against the Administration's futile Vietnam policy is portrayed as turning our backs upon our fighting men overseas. President Johnson, himself, has become increasingly bitter in his response to those who honestly disagree with his ideas. Recall how a few weeks ago the President indicated during a press conference that persons who disagree with any part of his Vietnam policy are lined up with the enemy. Mr. Johnson was discussing Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's call for an end to the bombing of North Vietnam and the President said, "I think that the American people should know that this is a question between their President, their country, their troops, and Mr. Ho Chi Minh and the troops that he is sending in from the north. Everyone can take whatever side of the matter he wants to." Thus Mr. Johnson said that if we want to support our country we are obliged to support every aspect of the Johnson policy. Therefore if a senator decides to speak his mind and his conscience he becomes a supporter of the enemy if his position doesn't match every phase of the President's. This is a most serious and dangerous situation and one which could grow far more explosive as we move closer to a presidential political campaign in the United States. While Mr. Johnon has not called the dissenters traitors he has come mighty close to doing so. We had better come to our senses quickly in this country today before our beloved land is torn apart with war hysteria, increased confusion and mounting discord. We had better resist those fatal temptations to display our power in all its awesome form. We all had better pray this day that soon our leaders will find the path to peace and put aside the deadly weapons of war. Cheerfulness in human relations is like oil in steel bearings — it reduces the friction. —A/mstrong Journal llgona Upper Be* Jttoine* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL 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 Russ Kelley Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) May 30th MEMORIAL DAY from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk began. May 26, 1940. Tokyo was bombed by 500 superfortresses, May 26, 1945. The Bismarck was sunk by British naval forces, May 27, 1941. The U.S. Supreme Court declared NRA unconstitutional, May 27, 1935. The Canadian Dionne quintuplets were born. May 28, 1934. Mexico declared war on (he Axis. May 28, 1942. Patrick Henry, author of the "Caesar-Brutus" speech, was born May 29, 173H. May 30 is Memorial Day. Walt Whitman, "The Poet of Free Verse","was born May 31, U.S. patent 90, 646 was granted to Thomas Edison for the first vote recorder, June 1, 1869. 10YHBS AGO IN TWI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 23, 1957 Clarence Metzger suffered a painful accident at his farm home in Union twp. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, was x-rayed and it was found that ligaments and ribs had been torn loose from the spine. However, he was recovering satisfactorily. - o - Erwin Siems, Martin (Butch) Potratz, Norbert (Speck) Zumach, Roy Adams, Walter Vaudt, Hugo Meyer, John Van Rise, Dr. J. S. Devine, Joe Zobohn, Jr., Henry Mueller and Frank Peik- arski, all of Whittemore, went to northern Minnesota on a fishing trip. - o - Possiblity of more off-street parking for Algona shoppers became nearer reality when the city purchased the Tietz estate property at 119 E. Nebraska st. at auction. Purchase price was $5,900 for the land, which was 66 x 132 ft. and located across from the public library. Parking meter fund money was used to make the purchase. - o - Mrs. Ronald Christensen, Lone Rock, entertained in honor of her daughter Nancy's 10th birthday. Guests were Mollie Blanchard, Judy Hammerstrom, Linda Lockwood and Margaret Bierstedt. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larsen and Mr. and Mrs. Arrie Dittmer of Portland twp., entertained at a luncheon at the Methodist church Friday evening after graduation exercises in honor of Beverly Larsen and Duane Dittmer who graduated from Burt High School. About 40 relatives and friends gathered for the occasion. - o - Mrs. Jack Gerhart, Mrs. J. Wallace Smith and Mrs. Merwin Priebe, Fenton, entertained at five tables of bridge at the Gerhart home. Mrs. Art Krause won high score prize, Mrs. Paul Eigler won second high and Agnes Goetsch travel prize. - o - Judy Pfeffer, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. Pfeffer of Wesley, was chosen to represent the Wesley American Legion Auxiliary at Hawkeye Girls State to be held at Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. Duane Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Price, would represent the Wesley American Legion for Boys State at Camp Dodge. - o - Daryl Fett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest F. Fett, LuVerne, entered University hospital where he underwent surgery which was deemed necessary to correct injuries suffered in an auto accident in December, 1956. - o - Seaman Russell Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fisher, Tit- oiika, arrived home for a 30- day leave with his parents after spending 12 weeks at storekeepers school at San Diego. Previous to that he had been stationed in Japan for 15 months and after his leave of absence, he would again be stationed in Japan. Russell was a graduate of the Titonka High School with the class of 1954. - o - The senior class of Seneca High School boasted four cousins among their rank. They were Ronald Johannesen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Johannesen, Raymond Wilberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wilberg, Dwane Johannesen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johannesen, and David son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, The four cousins were honored at a family get-together following baccalaureate services at the John Johannesen home, with the Martin Wilbergs, Fred Joh- annesens and Henry Looftsas co- hosts and hostesses. - o- Armon Rlioda, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rhoda of Elmore, had been chosen as Ledyard Community school band queen for the Mason City North Iowa Band Festival. - o - Gary Schichtl and Roger Steward, Burt, Student at Upper Iowa University, had parts in the cast in the outdoor play "The Treasured Years" which was presented in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the University. Schichtl, son of Mrs. Florence Schichtl, was majoring in physical education and was a senior; Roger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Steward, was a sophomore, majoring in mathematics. - o - Algona High School's track team wound up in the cellar with a total of 18 points in the North Central Conference track meet at Eagle Grove. Keith Colwell gained a tie for second in the pole vault while Algona's 440 relay team came in second to account for most of the local team's points. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 29, 1947 The latest and heaviest snow ever to be recorded In Kossuth county fell May 28. Harry Nolte, official weather observer, said that 3.4 inches of snow had fallen by 1:30 p.m. that day. Temperature fell • to a low of 32 above, and the lowest temperature ever recorded for May 28. There was no evidence of frost, however. Generally speaking , it was not believed that the unseasonable snow had injured crop prospects other than slowing down spring operations. Highway conditions were reported as bad as far as visibility was concerned. - o Alvin, son of Mr, and Mrs, Aired Godredson of Seneca, was hospitalized as the result of a gunshot wound in his leg. Alvin had been planting corn and also shooting gophers as he saw them. On the way home in the evening he was taking a last shot, when the noise frightened his team, causing them to give a sudden jump just as the gun was discharged, the charge going into his leg. - o Bonnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Potratz, Lotts Creek, had the misfortune to be bitten by the family dog. Luckily her grandfather, Martin Meyer, and Mr. Gramenz of Fenton. were nearby and rescued her from the animal. She was bitten on the back of the head. The animal was being watched for rabies. - o- Not all fish stories come from distant points. Clarence Lemay of Whittemore was responsible for one right here at home. Fishing at the south end of the gravel pit, in Plum Creek Twp., he caught a pickerel (or northern pike, if you prefer), that measured 39 1/2 inches from nose to tail and weighed approximately 12 Ibs. He was fishing with Roy Lemay and P. L. Stainbrook of Whittemore at the time. - o - Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Straley, Fenton, entertained at dinner in honor of the confirmation of their daughter, Audry Kay, and also the baptism of David Raymond Griese. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Flier, Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Hlrman Griese, Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Griese and baby Raymond of Rodman. - o Herman Jutting, Lakota, was recovering from burns on his arms and face suffered when there was a gas explosion in the basement of his home. Aleak- ing stove in the basement during the night was the main cause of the blast. He lit a match in the basement and the explosion occurred. He was thrown back through the door by the blast and the door was torn from its hinges. A trap door in the kitchen was blown open and a table and several dishes were also broken and other damage done. - o From County Chatter by D.H.H. "Roy Ringsdorf and son Wendell farm 600 acres of land southeast of Burt on two farms owned by Fred Kent of Algona. About 275 acres will be In corn this year. Roy has a fine looking herd of Shorthorn cattle on his place. Mrs. Ringsdorf has 1200 Leghorn spring chickens and about 600 laying hens. She and Roy traveled to Florida last winter and had an enjoyable trip." For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am a girl, fourteen years of age and I have an important question to ask you. About a boyfriend. I don't really believe he likes me or he doesn't think I like him. I don't know which it really is. We talk to each other at school and during games and we do things together. Another problem is that he doesn't like for me to walk or talk with any other boy, yet he sometimes walks and talks with other girls. What should I do to solve these problems?" OUR REPLY: Why not just be good friends? He likes you or he would not walk and talk with you. You like him or you would not like to be with him. But, you are rather young to get so serious as to give up other friends and, believe it or not, even married people talk to persons other than the individual they are married to — and what a mixed-up world this would be if such were not the case. Additionally, don't you think it is rather one-way for a boy to become upset when a girlfriend talks or walks with another boy and doesn'tfeelboundtoobserve the same type of restrictions where other girls are concerned? Come now, let's be fair! H you hay* a tttnog* prokl»m y»v won! to diKuii, or on obl«rveKon »o mok«, «Mr«M you l»H.r K> FOI AND AlOUt THNAOEIS. COMMUNITY AND SUBUMAN Mi« SHVICI. FKANKFOIT, KY. ACROSS 1. Joke 6. Refuse of grapes 9. Horse blanket 10. Distant 12. North African antelope 13. Mother-of- pearl 14. A vegetable 15. Underworld deity 16. Music note 17. An opera by Verdi 19. Offer 20. Stranded, as a ship 23. Poem 24. Pronoun 25. Ethiopian title 27. Conjunction 28. Biblical name 30. Tones down 32. Japanese vegetable 33. Shower 34. Continent: abbr. 35. Man's nickname 37. Dainty 40. Group of Boy Scouts 42. Aberdeen 43. Hit 44. Ropes 45. Otherwise 46. Macaws DOWN 1. Tire 2. Hold in high esteem 3. Depot 4. An impost 5. Hand: comb, form 6. Sigh for Yorick 7. Fabulous bird 8. Hallway 9. Queen of fairies 11. Providers 15. Perils 18. Song for two 19. Hindu sacred tree 20. Quantities 21. French policeman 22. Russian council 26. Fishing lure 29. Hawaiian bird 31. A riddle 35. Parcels of land 36. Fencer's foil 38. Drinking vessels 39. Large worm 41. Lubricate 42. Exclamation 14- 20 24 Zfe •n. 34 40 43 21 45 n ^ it 41 2? •JS 16 30 IS 35 to 2b n 31 16 The annual last day picnic was held at the Portland School No. 6 with 79 present, Following the dinner a short program was given by the pupils, and the eighth graders were given their diplomas. They were Mary Lou Shipler, Deloris Trunkhill and Leona Krull. Evelyn Meyer was the teacher. The Rev. Jerald Wingert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wingert of Wesley, was to be ordained in the Cathedral of Epiphany, Sioux City, on May 31. He would offer the first solemn high mass in St. Joseph's church in Wesley on June 2 with Rev. Linus Eisenbacher, master of ceremonies. CCC BIN SALE On Monday 4 , May 29, 1967, the Kossuth ASC County Committee will open sealed bids on a limited number of steel or aluminum bins and quonsets offered for sale at the following sites: ALGONA, HOBARTON, BURT, LONE ROCK, LuVERNE AND HANNA Bids will be accepted at the county office until 2:00 p.m. on May 29, 1967. Anyone interested in purchasing bins or quonsets at any of these sites may call at the county office for further information. CURTIS P. HAAHR Office Manager Kossuth County ASCS Office, 1306 North Main St., Algona, Iowa Professional Directory :*: INSURANCE DOCTORS 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 $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756, Lola Scuff ham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Mgmnt. . MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12V4 N. Dodge Pb. ?9$-2991 MISCELLANEOUS ''••^*?**?''-•^^•^^'^*^*^^V'^'^ t '^^c•^'•I•^;»^"*• % ^^^^^x•^^^^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports

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