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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 22, 1967
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2-AI B ona (la.) Upper Dei Moine* Thursday, June 22, 1967 IN NAME OF 'DEFENSE' In the name of "defenic" almost anything goes when it comes to expenditures. But unfortunately many things transpire that look exceedingly like gross negligence, waste of funds, and a flagrant abuse of power and privileges engendered by war -in the name, of course, of defense in one form or another. For example the Air Force called for bids for 150 computers, and IBM submitted a bid for $114 million, the largest such contract ever awarded. But the other bidders in the computer field didn't like the smell of things, and Honeywell, Inc., one of several unsuccessful bidders, took up the matter promptly, pointing out that in their own case fheir bid was $60 MILLION under the IBM estimate. The House Appropriations Committee seemed to be quite interested. The Air Force said the IBM machines had one factor not found in the Honeywell product. Honeywell said this deficiency could have been corrected for a cost of only $1 million, but they had no chance to do so. On the other hand, the House recently voted $1.9 million to cover the cost of ammunition given by the Army's division of Civilian Marksmanship to some 5,800 shooting clubs around the country. In other words, free ammunition for units belonging to the National Rifle Association. These are but two instances where, based on the known fact that we sincerely would do anything for the men fighting our wars, vast turns are siphoned off or wasted In activities not directly connected with the problem at hand which is fighting and winning. Perhaps the "little man" feels that there isn't anything he can do about it. But he Is the one that foots his share of the bill, feeds the fat calves that profit from war, and offers his sons in the service of his country. He can make it known, loud and clear, thai he expects the hanky-panky and manipulating of vast sums for private gain, under the name of "defense" to be kept at a minimum, and that is a job that rightfully can be hoped for from duly elected representatives in Con- gross and the Senate. Those members who do endeavor to guard the interests of the public purse deserve our whole-hearted support. WORDS OF WISDOM Sen. George McGovern (D., S.D.), a critic of the Administration's Vietnam war policy, has written a defense of not only of hit own stand, but of those who criticize him. "If I have a right to question the Johnson war policy," he said, "others have a right to defend it. But none of us has the right to question the patriotism of men who sincerely disagree with us. "If a person believes his country is following a dangerously mistake course, he would be unpatriotic not to speak out. Silence would be political and moral cowardice." McGovern denied that public criticism of war policy encourages the enemy or undercuts our troops. "The anemy is going to fight regardless of our debates," he said, "I believe our bombt have only galvanized his determination to fight harder." "I do not want to see Vietnam or any other Asiatic country go Communist," he continued, "but that is a matter which only people In Asia can resolve. Unless people are truly dedicated to establishing their own freedom, we cannot buy it for them with American blood." McGovern urged that the U.S. stop widening the war and hold the line where we are. "Let us train and equip the South Vietnamese army to tak over the major defense of their own country, he concluded, "and then go all out to negotiate an end to the war on the the best possible terms." A tiger in the tank is all right, but there are too many cars with a monkey at the wheel. -Breda News * * * People seldom get mad at anybody who says good things about them. Asked why he pulled his wheelbarrow Instead of pushing it, the man replied that he hated the sight of the darned thing. FOREIGN AID FOLLY Fort Dodge Meuenger - The blowup in the Middle East should have brought home rather sharply to Americans one very significant point concerning the failings of our lavish "Do-Goodlsm" policy. When the Egyptian-Israeli conflict heated up, King Hussein of Jordan was quick to side with Egypt's Nasser. In doing so he warned that if the United States went too far in support of Israel it would mean the end of the friendship that has existed between the U.S. and Jordan during the post decade. King Hussein declared, "We hope that our many friends in America will not fall into the trap which if they did, would mean the end of everything that has existed between us over the years." Now when you come right down to it the "everything" referred to by Hussein Means U.S. foreign aid. Since 1956 the United States has shelled out $500 million in aid to Jordan. We have, been giving that country $50 million a year to support its troops and balance its budget. Its debt to our country in dollars just for food and road building is $11,200,000. So it is now that Jordan thumbs its nose at the "Great Provider," The other Arab states which pitched in with Nasser and joined in their harsh verbal attacks on the United States also have been on the receiving end of American foreiqn aid. The United Arab Republic owes the U.S. $537 million, Syria owes us $1,400,000. Lebanon owes $3,400,000. In all, the Middle East countries have benefited from United States aid In (he neighborhood of $13 billion. It Is about time we began to learn the truth about these give-away programs. The hard fact of life is that U.S. aid is no guarantee of cooperation or even sympathy by the recipients when their immediate interests conflict with America's "Do-Goodism," 2 YEAR COLLEGE - A GOOD BET ! Klpllng»r Magazine — For thousands of students the smartest step after high school It to go to a two-year college. Most are convenient, inexpensive, offer a broad variety of courses, are not tough to get into, open the way to a bachelor's degree afterward if you qualify. See how the junior college is booming in state after state: Florida. A decade ago about a fifth of all students beginning college started at junior college*. Now nearly two-thirds do. There are 31 junior colleges in the state, 28 of them public, more on the way. California. Over 85% of all freshmen are In two-year colleges. Any high school graduate in the state is admitted to the 76 public, tuition-free junior colleges. Illinois. Half a dozen years ago, one out of ten students was in a public two-year college. The proportion by 1965 had doubled to one out of five. This autumn it's expected that half the freshmen entering college In Illinois will do »o at two-year Institutions. Oregon. Eleven community colleges have been established In about five years. Six more are on the way. Michigan, Twenty-three community colleges enroll one out of every three college students. You'll see the two-year college boom in these states too: New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Washington, Georgia, Wyoming, Minnesota, Texas. ... To older people, the world seems to be moving too fast, and they see the teenagers as accelerating the pace. Perhaps the difference it more one of muscle and joints than of deeper intent. Young people can twitch so agilely to music, and it is the convention of their set to think and protest to a wave of hot-pot sound. The striving for meaning is there, however, and the tragedy will be if old and young do not find a way to join forces to seek a world of more significance. —Toledo Chronicle It must be gratifying to a young man to be told by his father, "Well, you try if you know so much," and then make good beyond all expectations. Kids really aren't worse than in our day — it's just that they're less sneaky about it. —Blairstown Press 8lgona ?ipper 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPA AS(Tbc PER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL AFFILIATE MEMBER I 1 I 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 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 '.'.'.'.'.'." $7 .'oo per year (No subscriptions less than six months) w$& ^pfe ^:m§r W »«£> r- '...&-''<* U.-V-TV ^ . &\ <&?•• !•• *" '^~ i ^Summer N. • i I i! . ' » .JTili."'\^* J3"- •*< fW > i from ///STORK'S SCRAPBOOK} DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS 1 ck'cliired himself hi-ad of n republic In Texas. June '2.'J. 1H19. Wiley Post and Harold Catty began a round- the-world flight, June 23, 1931. Sieur do l;i Mo He Cadillac made theflrst permanent settlement in Mii-hipm nt Detroit, June 24, 1701, The I'. S. Marine Corps was established by Congress, June 25, 177(>. The American Expeditionary Force reached France, June 25. 1!)17. Some 50 nations signed a new League of Nations charter In Siin FrancNco, June 20. 1945. Charles de Gaulle was recogni/ed by the British as lei.der of nil free Frenchmen. June 27. 1940. The U. S. purchased Panama Canal rights from France, June 28, 1902. Republicans nominated Thomas E. Dewey as candidate lor president, June 28, 1944. The highest summit reached by man was attained at Mount Kamet. 25,447 feet, June 29. 1931. The U. S. Pure Footl & Drug Act wus passed by Congress, June 30, 1900. 20YE5RS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 26, 1947 When a storm of cyclonic proportions hit Union and Burt twp., it did great damage to at least seven farms in that area and damage of a lesser extent to other farms in the vicinity. At Harley Troutman's place, the roof was torn off the barn and other damage; at W.L. Heerdfs farm, windows were blown in at the home and a machine shed and garage torn down; at Alden Reid's place, the house was plastered with debris and boards were driven into the house; at the A.L. Persons, a large barn was a total loss and part of the roof of the farm home was torn off. - o Kossuth county's 1947 corn and soybean crop had suffered a probable loss of 5 to 10 percent as a result of heavy weekend rains, coming on top of an already late spring and early summer. At least 5 percent of the crop had been drowned out with the exception of the river bottom area where planting was practically a total loss. High temperature reading for the week was 82 degrees with a low of 55, and a total of 4.67 inches of rain in four days. - o The third annual Rodeo, sponsored jointly by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Algona had been set for July 4, 5, and 6. This year's program would present 28 new head of bucking horses recently purchased in Montana, and new Brahma bulls that had never been ridden before would also be here, fresh from the range, - o Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson of S\vea City and their niece, Miriam Peterson, who had left the previous week by car on a trip through Canada and the Alcan highway to Alaska, had been compelled to change their plans and return to the United States. Authorities in Canada informed them that no civilian travel up the Alcan highway was being permitted, the condition of the highway having limited its use to members of the government, military personnel and construction workers. The Andersons decided to visit Yellowstone Park instead. - o - A large crowd attended the confirmation service at St. John's Lutheran church at Burt when the following boys and girls were confirmed: Merton Steward, Gary Reynolds, Gerald Meyers, Robert Dodcis, Gale Carlson, Velma Weiske, Doris Kickbush, Velda Peters, Vernon Leek, Delores Guford, Donald Reimers, Annelsie and Betty Jean Gebken, and LaVonne Boderius. - o •• Marilyn Hefti, Delia Jean Hefti, Freda Pergande, Vera and Wayne Marty left for a week's outing at Youth Camp at Riverside Park at Cedar Falls. Rev. Paul Beckman, pastor of the E.U.B. church was a counselor at the camp and he accompanied the group ? of young people. - q The Clyde Cooper farm near Bode was so badly covered with water that a motor boat was used in carrying the animals to safety zones. It was estimated that 6,000 acres of Humboldt county land had been flooded and about 3,000 acres would have to be replanted. - o - Two Fenton residents had suffered mishaps during the week- Mrs. Webber Yager broke her ankle, and Ray Uthof severely cut his thumb on broken glass. - o Jane Eisenbacher left for Los Angeles following a two week vacation at the home of her parents, the Ign. Eisenbachers, Wesley. She came home to be bridesmaid for her sister Ruth when the latter was married to Gerald Strauth. - o- The barn on the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Kubly, LUVerne, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The barn, not so large, contained last year's hay, harnesses, and other equipment but at the time of the fire no livestock was housed in it. - o- Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Householder, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Householder, and Mrs. Woodrow Pettit, all of Lone Rock, attended the wedding of Charlotte Reidel and Herbert Underwood at the Fenton Lutheran church. They also attended the reception at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reidel of Ringsted. Automation In the future a home computer will automatically keep your bank account and household budget up-to-date, work out your tax, keep stock of household supplies and decide the best way to store food In the refrigerator. 10YEARS [CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M IN TWI ACROSS 1. Body of Kftffif FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 20, 1957 Four Cylinder men narrowly escaped Injury or possible death when a silo on the Kenneth Dai- lam farm, six miles west of Fenton, collapsed and crushed several pieces of machinery nearby. Total damage was estimated at $6,000 by Mr. Dallam who was working with his tenant, Arnold Naig, and two other men, Richard Naig and Bennle Chris- tlanson, when the silo caved In. The men had stopped to repair a belt on a machine when they heard a steel band snap and saw the sides of the concrete structure bulge. The four scrambled away as the building gave way. The silo was two-thirds full of clover mixture at the time, and there was still a threat to outbuildings on the farm - that of spontaneous combustion as the clover mixture was soaking up plenty of heat from the sun and the possibility of an explosion remained. Two tractors were demolished and a wagon and a silage blower were crushed. - o Word had been received In Algona of the sudden death of a well-known former high school principal, John G. McDowell, at Madison, Wise. Mr. McDowell was principal here for several years until 1943. - o - Bob Harms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Harms, Algona, had completed his college work for the year and with seven boys had gone to Clarkla, Idaho for the summer. The boys were employed in government service. Bob planned to resume his studies at Wartburg College, Waverly, In the fall. - o - One of Algeria's most famous ex-citizens, Dick Dale, featured vocalist and saxophone player in Lawrence Welk*s band, was to be guest speaker at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club. He would be visiting his sister, Mrs. Harold Cowan, and his mother. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Faber of St. Joe were pleasantly surprised In their home in observance of their 10th wedding anniversary when several friends and relatives arrived to help them celebrate. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bormann, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Salz, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Salz, Joseph, Herman and Florian Faber and Maggie Elenz. - o - Beecher Lane, Algona, went to Manchester where he attended a thirtieth reunion of his high school graduating class. - o - Second Lt. Junior Pavik of Swea City, who had recently graduated from U. S. Air Force pilot school at Lubbock, Texas, had been assigned to Okinawa. Mrs. Pavik planned to join him there in the fall. Lt. Pavik is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Pavik. He was a star athlete in the high school at Swea City. - o Lavonne Cody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amer Cody, Fenton, had been named among the students at Augustana Academy, Canton, S. D. who attained the honor roll for the second semester. For And About Teenagers] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am thirteen and I like girls a lot, but I am very shy. What can 1 do about my shyness. Please give me an answer." OUR REPLY: If you had asked us how to go about swimming, the answer, as you know, would be go swimming. We would not advise you to jump into a deep pool or river. .Just get your feet wet to begin with. Begin to overcome your shyness by recognizing that it is a fairly normal experience. We are all somewhat hesitant about doing certain things, about undertaking new experiences. Thefear of failure or embarrassment is often a strong force. Adopt, at the outset a friendly attitude, not just a friendly man- ner. Assume that all people are friendly, even girls, and do not let one disappointing experience jchange your opinion in this re- ;gard. He prepared for certain jdisappointments and handle them by always looking forward without wasting too much time upon any mistakes you have made. Profit from mistakes, but don't live with them. I You cannot turn from shyness to confidence in a single, day. You have to build confidence, step by step, just as you build a house, brick by brick. * r«v hen a iitnggt preblim you want la KII. or an obltrvotion to mek«, addrdl you UH,r la FO« AND AROU1 TEENAGEIS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUIIAN NESS SEkVICE. FIANKFOIT, KY. 5. Mix 9. City in Nebruk* 10. Employ! 12. City In Fr*nc« 13. City in Belgium 14. Moslem title 15.MA11 16. Learned 19. Ooddeu of juiUce 20. Rodent 21. Ooddew of dead 22. Collar* 24. Accumulate 26. Receptacle 27. Related 28. JapaneM meaiure 29. Sit aitride 33. Reverberates 35. Bird's cry 36. Australian marsupial 37. Entertain 3d. Wild Indian buffaloes 40. Presents 41. Organ of smell 42. Clods DOWN 1. Mirror reflection 2. Long- distance race 3. Greek letter 4. Airspeed Indicator reading: abbr. 5. Shear 6. Like a bathroom floor 7. Inflexible 8. Reopens 9. Oem 11. Pilfers 15. Part of "to be" 17. Sunburn 18. Bitter vetch 21. To manacle 22. Cry of Archimedes 23. Three* cornered 24. Assam hill tribe 25. Half, way 27. Land measures 29. East Indian shrubby herbs 30. Plague 31. Endurea annw MBBOHB nan wtmtt u>: aGSMnafflH • CBHfS HHGIBDM aaaww WHEW nan WHS nanraroHW an auraw HUM fanaaHi-i Bnraa 32. Female sheep 34. Tanoan Pueblo 37. Past 38. Mrs. Sinatra 21 20 1) 70 17 16 17 14 17 VB IV Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Becker and Becky and Betty Menke, Bancroft, left for a two week trip In the south to visit Mrs. Monica Delterlng and family at Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Tex Hammerstrom and family at Miami, Fla. - o - Mrs. Otto Ruhnke, Mrs. Richard Potratz, Mrs. Dora Faulstich and Mrs. Ida Kuecker, Whlt- temore, attended the 25th anniversary of the Immanuel Lutheran Ladles Aid Society In Lotts Creek. Mrs. Potratz was a charter member of the society and was the only one present of those who helped organize the society twenty-five years ago. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Heetland, Marshal Smith and Kathleen Heetland, all of Lakota, went to Yankton, S.D. to stay at the Larry Stafford home while Mr. and Mrs. Stafford and Tommy were on a trip through Yellowstone Park. Bill Tokhelm, Swea-Eagle area, received his army discharge at Ft. Sheridan, m. He had spent nine months near Vicenza, Italy. He was spending a short visit at the parental A. M. Tokheim home before leaving for Ames to attend summer school. - o - Sportsmen who wanted to fish and hunt in Iowa would have to pay more for the privilege after July 3, due to the increased cost of fishing and hunting licenses. And .for the first time, all women over 16 would be required to carry a license no matter where they fished in the state. A fishing license cost $2; hunting license, $2 and combination, $3.50. Make It Vanilla t Vanilla Ice cream is still the favorite flavor In the United States. Vanilla ice cream sales exceed all other flavors combined. Chocolate is second and strawberry is third. 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 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. CLAPS ADDLE 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 »•»••*, N, \ AKpito^ " - ^- *ewi*^ ^ ' / t/ x\// m ffl M«6*fWt /i.»-i ?7* •^..«<: JKf-t.* 55? ^ ~" ***»"-. V-N \ x CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12Vi N. Dodg» Ph. 295-3891 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectnte Service Factbilt Reports

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