The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 1, 1967 · Page 29
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 29

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 1, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper DCS Moine* Thursday, Jun« 1, 1967 CHOOSING UP SIDES The Middle East nations, chiefly Egypt, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, seemed bent on starting a shooting war of major proportions. Perhaps by the time this Is printed it will be underway; perhaps cooler heads will prevail. The choosing up of sides, deadly in implication, has taken place. The United States, while tied up with some 40 "treaty obligations" around the world, mostly on the North and South American continents, does NOT have any obligations to become involved in a new war around the Suez Canal and the Red Sea. We do have the Sixth fleet cruising around the Mediterranean, which in itself becomes dangerous in event of the outbreak of a real, shooting war. But we do not HAVE TO become involved. We are already overcommitted in many areas, and while there is still time, the American public, unless it is willing to sacrifice additional manpower and further drain its natural resources, should make it very clear to our owr, administration in Washington, that we are NOT going to become involved In this potential war. By no stretch of the imagination can anyone say that any of the rival nations Involved are a throat to our own existence. We have already done our bit to help foment the trouble, by supplying nations involved with some implements of war, on both sides, just as we did with India and Pakistan, moves of which our overage State Department can hardly be proud. * * * COMING TO A BOIL Grundy Register — Trying to write a tax bill which will please everyone is an impossible job for our legislators. No group or person looks forward to having taxes increased, and as soon as a legislative bill is introduced to put a new tax on a special segment of the population or on an item or service rendered, the legislators get a reaction from their voters in no uncertain terms. Any tax bill which is written as a result of final pressure in a legislative session is nothing but a compilation of compromises which the General Assembly can pass and feel that they can come home in another month and still face their voters. To grant additional state aid for schools is going to require other taxes, if property tax relief is really accomplished. Some group of taxpayers is going to have to pick up the Increased tab, and they won't be happy about if. Tempers will be warming up in Des Moines during the final two weeks in May. Things should come to a boil early in June if the Legislators hope to get home before summer. OVER COLLEGED Independence Bulletin — Iowa's newly created area colleges have proved one of the thorniest problems confronting the 1967 session of our general assembly. The last legislature authorized their establishment but failed to finish the job by providing for their financial support and setting up ground rules with respect to number and purpose. The "not more than 20" limitation set forth in the enabling act was much too general. Colleges have sprung up like dandelions. There are at least 16 in existence or on paper. That's obviously more than our state, with iti static population, has need for. Iowa is blessed with a goodly supply of independent colleges. They should be taken into account. Spokesmen for the area colleges have come to the legislature with pleas for financial help. In the case of institutions with an established program in the junior college area, the sound reasons back of the requests were obvious. But there is an understandable disposition on the part of many legislators to take a second look at Iowa's future and avoid duplicating facilities. We spend childhood training for adulthood. Adulthood trying to accumulate something for our old age. Our old age doctoring for uclers and other ills. By the time we pay taxes and our children pay inheritance taxes on what we leave, they too must start on that vicious circle. —The Dallas County News DEFEATING OURSELVES Iowa falli Citizen - One of the unfortunate Oipecti of the war in Vietnam is that the individual citizen has come to feel that he mutt b« either a "hawk" or a "dove." To Hand for something other than our present conduct in southeast Asia is considered as being "soff" on Communism. This is far from the truth and it would seem that the time is at hand, If not past, when Americans should think of what the war is doing to this country, its traditions and goals. The Vietnamese war has already handed as 'defeats" of sorts and it is doubtful that we can ever attain the absolute military victory that is apparently guiding our military and foreign policies. True, Washington continually talks of peace, but if also follows a definite pattern of escalation. One day, a dozen reasons are given for not pursuing an additional military objective; the next day that objective is pursued with lethal vigor and intensity. America suffers a "defeat" in that its leadership cannot be believed on military matters. Unless this country is seeking absolute and total victory in Vietnam - and the national leadership claims that it is not pushing for unconditional surrender - it would appear that most of our objectives have been attained. Certainly, if has been demonstrated to all that the number one power in the world will moke it costly for any aggressor to advance on one of our allies. The price both North and South Vietnam have paid will give long pause to any other nation that might consider embarking on or becoming involved in such a war. Is there really any "victory" to be had for the United States against a country the size of North Vietnam? Might we not be more victorous by conceding initial gestures in excess of those the North Vietnamese are will, ing to offer? Finally, we are defeating ourselves at home. From the end of World War II to about i960, this country was involved in one foreign crisis after another. John Foster Dulles' brand of "brinkmanship" allowed us little time to look after some of the most pressing domestic problems. It was not until 1961 that we really started intensive efforts to solve the problems of civic rights, poverty and other social and economic ills. But Vietnam has changed all of this. With over $22 billion being spent annually for war there is very little left for a better society at home. . ,, , Of course, these arguments ore somewhat pvers.mplified. Still, they are relative and important. Our primary threat is the Vietnamese situation. We run the risk of fostering a frame of mind that seeks to resolve problems not by diplomatic negotiation with a view to compromise and settlement, but by the threat or use of military power. Reliance on power has never been the best solution and if we persist on our present course we face even more defeats. A FRIGHTFUL MAZE Wall Street Journal — All that we are sure of is that the U.S., with the best intentions but possibly not with the best judgment, has got itself into a frightful maze from which there is no good way out; ugly as it is, that is 'the nature of the problem. And if it is any comfort, it is a condition with parallels in everyday life — the incurable disease, the unworkable marriage, the barely tolerable job. Except that Vietnam encompasses us all. Many American homes nowadays seem to be on three shifts. Father is on the night shift, mother is on fhe day shift, and the children shift for themselves. —New London Journal Work is something that when we have it we wish we didnt; when we don't have it we wish we did; and the object of most of it is to be able to afford not to do any some day. — Hudson Herald If the moon isn't made of green cheese, how come there's such a rat race to see who gets to it first? -Onawa Sentinel 1 $ if: ^pper Be* Jffloimg 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA AFFILIATE MEMBER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS- Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona,'lowa EDITORIAL H. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller K USS K elley Jack Purcell. Foreman "Well, when are you going to stop staring and start burgllngr SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas To all other addresses in United States or Foreign'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' ™ (No subscriptions less than six months) AGO IN THI Sudden thunder showers moved into the area and doused Algona with more than a quarter-Inch in 15 minutes. Total moisture for the week was .61 of an inch, bringing the total to 4.64 inches in less than three weeks and 7.05 inches for the year. High temperature reading for the week was a 71, while the low was a frigid 33. - o - A Bancroft man, Walter J. Goche, luckily escaped injury when his auto crashed into a ditch north of Bancroft on a gravel road. Goche was headed south when he lost control, headed into the ditch on the west side of the road, slammed into a driveway entrance, spun into the air and landed 90 feet south in the ditch. The car was on its wheels and resting across the ditch but was termed a total loss. - o- Mrs. Henry Arndorfer, Wesley, was lucky winner of a $500 diamond ring at the new Wiltgen Jewelry store in Emmetsburg at their opening. - o - Sheila Sullivan, daughter of the Wade Sullivans, Algona, received the bachelor of science degree in elementary education at the 11 6th commencement exercises of St. Mary of the Woods College. During her senior year Miss Sullivan was copy editor of the yearbook and a member of the Senior Ball court. The education major held membership in the college sodality and the Future Teachers of America. - o - Vicki Lou Harms, Titonka, celebrated her 9th birthday and to help her celebrate were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Krominga and Diane, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Whalen, Linda Budlong, Phyllis Sachau and Lu- Ray Blomster of Lakota. A picnic supper was enjoyed by the guests and Miss Blomster was also an overnight guest. - o- Marilyn Zentner was elected by the band of the Lu Verne school to be a candidate for Miss North Iowa in the North Iowa Band Festival to be held in Mason City. She was a senior who played baritone horn in the concert band and snare drum in the marching band. - o- Conflrmation services were AGO IN THt held at the Blakjer Lutheran church for the following Seneca young people: Gary Loge, Carol Johannesen, Larry Johannesen, Judy Bratrud, Barbara and Merle Halverson, Jim Gellenfeld, Donald Cherland and Ronald Cherland. - o - At a May Day program held at Bryant school, Susan Shipley and Bill Wetzel were named as Queen and King by Bryant pupils in grades one through six. Attendants, who were also king and queen candidates, were Dick Pratt, John Sculfham, David Skogstrom, Tom Waller, Maynard Shackelford, Judy Kearney, Rosalie Halm, Judy Mittag, Virginia Hedlund and Susan Hoover. - o- Four small girls from the Burt community, who were members of a tap-dancing class, were to be in a dance revue at St. John's Catholic church, and at the Fenton High School. Members were Jill Smith, Valerie Holding, Patricia Schrader and Vickie Schrader. - o- Sharon Eigler, Fenton, accompanied by her friends, Lois Kitzman of Elmore, Rita Walter of Rochester, Minn., and Peggy Knapp of Little Cedar, spent a week vacationing in the Ozarks. The girls were student nurses at Kahler Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester. - o - Lawrence Hanson, Mancil Hurlburt and Ronald Johnson, all of the Swea City area, spent the weekend fishing at Leech Lake, Minn. - o- Algona's City Council, which didn't adjourn until 12:43 a. m., discussed a variety of topics at its May 16 meeting. One of them, a resolution proposed by Dave Smith several weeks previous, for the purpose of incorporating 80 acres of land on the east edge of town, was read and passed. The newly incorporated area, to be known as the Neal Smith addition, also included the new East Side school, which was being constructed at the time. - o - In honor of Donna Wood's graduation the following guests visited at her parent's home at Whittemore: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Ernst and sons Gill and Phil, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wood and Mrs. Mary Hauck, all of Uvermore; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ohnemus and family; and Everett Broesder of Algona. The I960 census disclosed that the average dwelling in the nation contained 4.9 rooms. For And About Teenagers W 'IUL we Ger "TOGETHER. AGAIN ? THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am fifteen and I am going with a boy who is fifteen, but not for long. He says he is going to oreak up with me and I don't know why. We've been going together for a year and a half. In that time, we broke up twice but we've always gotten together again. About a week agohesaid he really iiked me. I can't understand how he can change his mind so quickly. Do you think he will? Will we get back together again?" OUR REPLY: If you have broken up twice, you will probably break up again — and get together again. Chances are very mgh that, eventually, you will break up and not get together again. Let's face it. The percent- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 5, 1947 June 12 had been set as the date for a city-wide fly control campaign. The event was sponsored by the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce. Dick Post, JayCee president, said that all food handling places, business district alleys, local stockyards, the city dump, and all areas where flies might be attracted, would be thoroughly sprayed by a professional crew in an effort to keep down the city's fly population during the summer. - o - Trial of a two-hour parking limit in part of the business section of Algona was voted by the Algona City Council. The two-hour limit would apply on State street from Thorington to Harlan streets, and would apply on Dodge street from State north to Call street. - o- Picnic time for a good many grade school classes and rural schools, took place as school days drew to a close. The Algona Upper Des Moines photographer caught the Bryant school class of Glendora Burbank just as the third graders were on their way to the swimming pool park area for a picnic. Pictured were Marcia Cowan, Jerry Downey, Perry St. John, Miss Burbank, Harlan Helmers, Mary Strayer, Susan McConnell, Bill Moxley, Catherine Hardgrove, Douglas Meyer (with a basketball), Richard Perry, Shirley McCormick, Janice Markla, Barbara Bourne, Dick Mae, Dannie Long, Glen Strayer, Patricia Graham and Sandra Shumway. - o - Two cars were leaving for Hudson Bay as the result of a telegram received by Frank Vera of Algona. Vera had done a good job of selling The Pas on Hudson Bay and adjacent country as a fishing and vacation spot, and as a result the party would consist of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Fisher of West Bend, Sam Kuhn, and Ted, Elvie and Frank Vera. - o - About 50 Boy Scouts from Wesley, Algona and LuVerne, their scoutmasters, Everett Barr of Wesley, Don Akre, Algona, and Harold Lichter of LuVerne, went to the state park north of Britt where they would spend two days camping. - o - George Vitzthum, Sr., Wesley, received a painful Injury to his foot when a horse stepped on it. He used crutches for several days. - o Members of the Friendly Neighbor Club gathered at the town hall in LuVerne for a farewell courtesy for Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lowmiller and family who were moving to California. There were 51 in attendance. Hostesses were Mesdames Wilson and Raymond Legler, Ralph Stoll, Elmer Kubly, Chas. Brown, Ernest Morgan, Ralph Black, Clarence Holmes and Irwin Friday. - o- Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Blanchard of Lone Rock in honor of Mr. Blanchard's birthday and the anniversaries of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme of Ottosen and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Blanchard were Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme and Shirley of Ottosen, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Blanchard, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz and Gary Gene. - o- age of couples who begin dating at fifteen and continue dating until they become married is not ' too large. ' The best advice we can give | you is to not take the whole bit too seriously. You are still ! young. You will probably have many boyfriends. Each time you . creak up with one, you will feel, for & time, as if your world has ; come to an end. As you grow ; older, however, you will become ; more selective in the type of ; person you are looking for. Maturity will help you make better decisions for yourself. N yov hovt o I***** probl*™ yi . ,,„) te d«MH, Of «n «bitrv«li«« to mok,, .Mrwi you l*tt*r to FO« AND AtOUt TEENAGIM COMMWNTW AND SUIUHAN Hltt SUVICI. Mrs. Andrew BergoftheSwea- Eagle area, received some deep cuts on her face from breaking her glasses in a fall when she tripped on some loose wire while caring for her chickens. - o - Peter Erpelding and Mrs. Nicholas Wagner returned to St. Joe after a week spent at the Alvin Erpelding home at Denver, Colo. While there they were sponsors for Nicholas Peter, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Erpelding, who was baptized in the Cathedral in Denver. - o - Two wedding permits had been issued during the week by Deputy Alma Pearson to Sheldon Merrill, Jr., and LaVonneBailey, Fenton; and Arnold Hansen and Mary Georgia Newel, also of Fenton. CROSSWORD PUZZLE * ACROSS 1. Walk slowly 6. Tally 11. Men 12. Hurl 13. Flavoring plant 14. Eagle's nrst 15. Dine 16. West Indian fibers 17. Continent: abbr. 18. Titan 1 20. Scotch landed 1 proprietor 1 22. Seizes 26. Living 27. Exclamation of greeting 28. Stringed instrument 29. Name 30. A U.S. president 32. Compass point 34. Chewed: dial. 37. Edible tuber 38. Of the ear 39. Belonging to "Wyatt Earp" O'Brian 11. Beach area in Spain 12. Concur 13. Saucy 14. Lean-tos DOWN 19. Anger 1. Accumu- 21. Breeze late 23. The 2. By hand whole 3. Signal on a of radar 24. Flinch- screen ed 4. Man's 25. There- nickname fore 5. Compass 26. Man's j point nick- ' 6. Blemish name 7. Stale 27. Pro- jokes noun 8. Odd: Scot. 29. Little 9. Stir up child 0. Mother 31. Post- sheep pone 6. Unhappy 33. Relieves 8. Sales 34. Beret, fez, premiums tarn, etc. 1 II '* 15 n ^ 2b 2ft ^ 3 A u 43 1 20 YS 'SS 5 '/S, Zl /// ib 4 % IB 40 5 ^ 19 % *' ^ y/, W i«» % ^ M % 46 b 12 M ^ 21 ^ V) «Z 44 SI ^S •J[E s W]AJN|f AjDjDtA MJEliN ON pa ujDgll K "I S MT IE15 SJvT I'J IT •etc is 35. 36. 37. 39. 40. 7 2Z % 40 WE"** |T»MA|R]C' • £B*4U°J2E] EMi[AiCiSirl BE E IG UjS IHo DJ R qsU.4rffl P||A]Nte[Uls1 E«HEMP|J EBAhklsl|| Hawaiian dance Macaws Monster Owns Ex- clama- tion 6 ''//A Z3 /^ 11 9 '4 24 *2 10 % 25 ^ " from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK} DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I Hitler and Mussolini met at Brenner Pass. June 2. 1941 ° f a Wallis Simpson married the Duke of Windsor, June 3, 1937. io£ ai ! er W"helm II died in exile at Doom, Holland, June 4, 1941. American troops entered Rome, June 4, 1944. Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity with a kite experi- Se r'fl^, ' J 752 J Eisenhower, Montgomery, Zhukov Vnd De Lattre signed a declaration by which four governments assumed supreme authority and power in Germany, June 5, 1945. for dcbt was abolishcd in the Richard Henry Lee offered in Continental Congress resolu- June 717TO enCe * f ° reign alliances ' and a form of currency, Congress passed a G. I. Bill of Rights, June 8, 1944. Rose Scanlan, Algona, who raised flowers as a hobby, found an unusual tulip in her garden. It carried four yellow blossoms on a single stalk. Other tulip raisers had reported two and three on a stalk, but this was the first one with four — and it adorned the UDM office. - o - Jack Mertz, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mertz, West Bend, was starring on the Loras Academy baseball team. The team won a sectional tourney, and Mertz scored the winning run in the final with a line single to left field. | 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 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 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, Algeria 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 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 FarmMgmnt. 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 121/j N. Dodge Pb, J95-2831 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Cpllectrite Service Factbilt Reports

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