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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 20, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper De> Meinet Thurtday, July 20, 1967 NO PLACE TO HIDE ? Secretary of State Dean Rusk, appearing before a Senate committee which was at times challenging his request for appropriations to cover overseas expenditures, took a crack at those who question some of our expensive overseas ventures, by saying that we should remember we cannot be isolated in today's world, and that "we have no place to hide/' Secretary Rusk, who more and more acts as though he suspects he is the only one in the country with any brains, seems unaware that practically all of his critics fully realize that U.S. isolation from the rest of the world is neither possible or practical, but they do question our fool-hardly plunges unnecessarily into the domestic affairs of other nations. ' And as for his snide remark that "we have no place to hide," just what in the name of common sense is he talking about ? The United States doesn't "hide" from anyone, although some might well wish they could hide from the ill conceived results of the Secretary's policies. PROBLEMS CLOSE TO HOME Our domestic problems, involving maintenance of law and order in our larger cities, are looming larger with each passing month. Crime and violence are major problems. Pollution of air and water, according to people who make it a stud/, is an increasing threat to public health. Population growth is running ahead of our efforts to provide the required food for subsistence, roads for traffic, schools for education, adequate housing, and the many problems of civic expansion. And there are many, many others.. All of them, however, are distinctly our own national problems. In view of this fact, doesn't it seem a trifle out of joint for us to spend a major portion of our national wealth, our young manpower, and our natural resources in far corners of the world, where we have become involved. FARM ACCIDENT DECLINE Fatal accidents took the lives of nearly 8,500 Iowa farm residents in the 19 year period 1947 through 1966, according to on Iowa State University extension survey. This fatality rate has had about the same impact as if the towns of Atlantic and Oakland or Decorah and Pbstville or Mt. Pleasant and Keosauqua or LeMars and Primghar were wiped ouK But farmers are slowly winning the battle for safer farming. In 1948, for example, 586 Iowa farm people lost their lives. But by 1966 the figure had dropped to 325. But, when declining farm population figures are taken into account, the reduced number of accidents is less impressive. In 1948 there were 74 fatal farm accidents per 100,000 population. In 1964, the latest year covered in the ISU survey, the fatal accident rate for each 100,000 population had declined to 56.8. Fatal farm accidents are most prevalent at the two extremes of the age scale. Farm people over 65 accounted for 34 percent of all the victims or 320 accidents for each 100,000 population.. The 15 through 24 year old group is the second highest in accidents that are fatal. This group suffered 61 fatalities for each 100,000 population. But the statistics are moving in the right direction. HOW TO WIN PH. D. West Des Moines Express — A chap has just awarded his Ph. D. for finding out that "Huckleberry Finn" only contains two different dialects, whereas Mark Twain, the author, once claimed there were seven. It was "the first Ph. D. with concentration In linguistics" ever awarded at Iowa. This .good news should let us all sleep better now and if your kid had to join the army because there was no room for him in college, at least he will have the satisfaction of knowing that we have finally got Mark Twain straightened out. In fact, "Huckleberry Finn" might even become a best seller. WHY INTERVENE IN THE CONGO ? Minneapolis Star - FOR THE THIRD time in seven years, the United States finds itself involved in the Congo. We have now sent three large Air Force transport planes to that country, crewmen and 150 paratroopers to guard them, because, as a State Department official said, this nation has consistently supported the "territorial integrity and unity of the Congo." The concept of Congolese unity, however, has never been clear to most Americans. Tribalism, opportunism, and often greed for the country's wealth have pushed native officials on and off the center stage, and have set opposing forces at each other's throats. This country's "investment" of more than $500 million in the concept of Congolese unity has yet to pay any visible dividends. It is no wonder, then, that U.S. senators are sharply critical of the Johnson administration for this latest intervention. The criticism is bipartisan, and comes from such "hawks" as Senators Richard Russell, D-Ga., and Karl Mundt, R-S.D., as well as from such "doves" as Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark. The questions they raise, as to what our commitment is to Gen. Joseph Mobutu, the Congo's president, deserve to be answered. We tend to agree with the senators, and disagree with columnist Carl T. Rowan, who suggests that this country should provide more help, rather than less, to the Congo. The State Department needs to be more specific about what business, if any, we have in that African republic. If there must be intervention in the Congolese rebellion, it should be the business of the United Nations. This country will make few friends, and many enemies, if it continues its unilateral intervention in this kind of internal uprising. FARM SUBSIDY ABUSE Humboldt Republican — Government subsidies of more than $1 million each were paid last year to five American farms. This came from the taxpayers' pocket. Over $500,000 each was paid to all other farms; $100,000 each was allowed to 258 more; almost 1,000 farms received payments between $50,000 and $100,000 each; not quite 4,000 fell into the $25,000 to $50,000 bracket. Another alarming example of how money is spent reveals one U>.S. farm corporation last year netted more than $4 million and received over $3.5 million in subsidies. This js a corporation listed on the stock market, "yet it is financed with farm subsidies. 'Isn't tis stretching the obligation of taxpayers a little too far ? Under the present subsidy bill there is no limit to what the government must put into the coffers of agricultural magnates who receive vast amounts of public money yearly. Those who benefit by receiving such large sums are not cheating or doing anything illegal. The law/allows them such subsidies. A solution to this costly situation has been suggested with a $10,000 ceiling on subsidy payments to each farmer or farm unit each year. This appears to be somewhere near a reasonable figure. DOUBT TAX WISDOM Indianola Record-Herald: It bothers us when the leadership of both parties in the Iowa Legislature, in referring to 'the tax package passed during the closing hours of the session, said that it was far from a perfect measure but the best we could get in the time alloted This was one of the most important measures that has come before our General Assembly in many years. It is vitally important to the future of the state of Iowa. If there are as many flaws in this law as has been indicated, and we believe that there are, then Iowa would be better off not to have any change in her tax laws for the next two years. It further bothers us that so important a measure had to be left to the last week of the session and pushed through both houses within a few hours without the public having time to show reaction to it. It seems to us that it does not reflect very well on representative government. The tax matter should have been taken up about the time the slogan for our license plates came under discussion and should have been entitled to every bit as much debate. "Rather active plane*, it, seems 20MIS [iraLWffilL AGO LAST WEEKS ANSWER IN tHl f I /rom SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS } J The Democratic party nominated Harry Truman for the office of Vice President, July 21, 1944. Wiley Post, in his plane "Winnie Mae", completed the first solo round-the-world night, setting a distance record for solo night, July 22, 1933. Steve Brodie made his famous jump from the Brooklyn Bridge, July 23, 1886. The excursion steamer, "Eastland" capsized as it left a Chicago wharf, 812 were lost, July 24, 1915. King Victor Emmanuel of Italy proclaimed the resignation of Mussolini, July 25, 1943. Benjamin Franklin was named first Postmaster General, July 26, 1775. Schenectady, New York was purchased from Indians, July 27, 1661. The purchase of Alaska was completed, July 27, 1868. 10 MIS AGO IN THl Algona Upper Beg Jflome* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER |A< 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) FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 18, 1957 Good ol' summer really took over in the area with a vengeance during the week. Very few residents enjoyed the hot, humid .weather. High mark for the period was a sizzling 97 degrees and a low afternoon reading in seven days was a "cool" 86. Not a drop of moisture was recorded. - o - An 18-year-old rural Algona girl, Jeanette McCarthy, miraculously escaped serious injuries when the 1956 model station wagon she was driving crashed into a ditch northeast of St. Benedict. Miss McCarthy suffered a cut on the left leg which required stitches, general cuts and bruises. She was headed south on a gravel road at the time of the crash when the vehicle reportedly hit loose gravel, slanted across the road and into the east ditch where it overturned. - o - The proposed budget for the 1957-58 school year for the Algona Community school district showed a potential increase in total school expenditures for the coming year of $95,485. Total money for all purposes required for the coming year was $615,485, of which $550,485 would be raised by taxation. - o - Francis Crotty, who farmed two miles northeast of Whittemore, entered the Memorial Hospital in Emmetsburg and was immediately operated on for appendicitis. David Voigt, six-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Voigt, also of Whittemore, was also in Memorial hospital where he had undergone surgery for a hernia. - o - Installation of officers of the Algona American Legion Auxiliary was held with Lillie Foth, district secretary, installing Arlene Kenyon as president; Goldie Guderian, 1st vice president; Dorothy Muckey, 2nd vice president; Bernetta Rusk, secretary; • Rena Hanson, treasurer; Marie Nelson, chaplain; Hertha Dau, sergeant-at-arms; Fern Specht, assistant sergeant; Mabel Paxson, historian; Ada Hardgrove, Florence Bjustrom and Elizabeth Post, board at large. - o - Harlan Harms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harms, Merlin Van Hove, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Van Hove, and Wm. Smidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Smidt, all of Titonka, left July 16 for • Mason City to report for their : physical examinations for the : armed forces. : - o - : Mrs. William Batt and chili dren, Irvington, spent a week at \ Lake Okoboji during her vacation i from the Graham Store. Her ! parents, Mr. and Mrs. CarlSeip, ; joined them there the latter part '• of the week for a few days. The Brownie troop at Fenton entertained .their parents at a cook-out supper at the Fenton Park, and after enjoying games and serving supper the Brownies were each presented with a Brownie pin by their leader, Doris Jean Householder. Members present were Kathryn and Mary Ellen Ditsworth, Susan Theesfield, Janelle Bailey, Ardith Walker, Patricia Luedtke and Randa Lee Hansen. - o- Mrs. Claude Slagle, Algona, returned from Moberly, Mo., where she spent a week with her husband who was working on a Western Buyers project there. - o - From Woman's World — "Jackie Waller was riding in a car past the Presbyterian church recently. He said to his boy friend, "That's where I go to .Sunday School." Alter a little ^ "pause, Jack added, "And that's where they sprinkled water on me and I got appetized." - o - Lois Wilberg and Marilyn Johannesen of Seneca left for Missoula, Mont., where they were to attend the • International Luther League convention of the Evangelical Lutheran church as delegates from the local Luther League. - o - Mrs. Roy Jensen, Mrs. Herman Kramer, Mrs. Florence Schrader, Mrs. A.A. Krueger, Mrs. Milton Madison and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Cotton, all of Lone Rock, attended the Synodical in Ames. - o - Robert Leo Kemna, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kemna, Ottosen, received his Bachelor of Science degree in vocational agriculture at Iowa State College in Ames, and will be teaching vocational agriculture in the McGregor, la. school system. AWARD Sandra Kay Wright, Guthrie Center senior at the University of Iowa, was one of five students in the nation to be awarded the Mary McMillan scholarship to pre-physical therapy students, Sandra received her B.S. degree in General Science this June. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 24, 1947 Four Algona girls in a boat in the middle of Lake Okoboji got a dunking and scare when a wave hit the boat and it capsized. The girls took the dunking and came up hanging onto the boat. Immediately yells for help were screamed by the foursome who said they must have been in the water for fifteen or more minutes. Two of the girls, Patricia Pollard and Valeria Butts, were in bathing suits; the other two, LaVonne Wolcott and Esther Thuente, were in other clothing. The first three girls were good swimmers, and Miss Thuente said she could swim some. When she came up to hang to the boat she had Valeria and Pat's clothing tightly clenched in her hands. The only items lost were Valeria's glasses and shoes. A speed boat picked up the water- soaked girls and took them ashore. The girls were on vacation at Okoboji for a week. - o - Kossuth county taxpayers could expect an increase of about 40% in their county tax assessment for 1948. For 1947theper$1,000 of assessed value in the county was $5.62; for 1948 the estimated taxes per $1,000 of assessed value would be $9.18. General increased operating costs all the way around, plus the fact that four new levies have been legalized by the last session of the state legislature, were primarily responsible for the increase in assessment. - o- A unique softball game was held at Burt - the teams participating were made up of men over 30 and men under 30. The older boys came out victorious in the seven inning affair, winning 9-6. Batteries: over 30, Dick and Ernie Lavrence; and for the younger boys, R. Lavrenz and W. Boettcher. - o- Mrs. W. E. Ley, Mrs. W. D. Ley, Mrs. Opal Wheeler and Mrs. „ Harry Mussman, all of Lakota, drove to Okoboji and Mrs. A. C. Schissel joined them there for lunch and then spent the rest of the day at the Schissel cottage at Spirit Lake. The event was in celebration of the birthdays of Mrs. Mussman and Mrs. Schissel. - o- "Andy" Phillips, who for some years had been one of the standbys at the Council Oak grocery store in Algona, had bought a grocery store at Woden, and moved there. "Andy" was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips of Algona, and his wife was the former Polly Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Moore of Burt. "Andy" served overseas during the war. - o - Mrs. Curtis Olson, Seneca, observed her birthday anniversary by having friends and relatives spend the evening at the Olsen home. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Zittritsch of Terril, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Preston and family of Swea City, Mrs. IrwinClasson, Mr.andMrs. Norman Thompson and Bobby of Cylinder, and the Otto Wilbergs and Henry Loofts. - o - Why county tiles and drainage ditches do not always seem to do the job of carrying off surplus rainfall became evident when the For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "What can a thirteen-year-old girl do when her friends tease her about the people she likes? I've tried to explain that the boys I like treat me as a casual friend. I enjoy the company of boys who joke, tease, and kid around, but have not the slightest intention of getting in the least way serious. I have a brother a year older and I enjoy the company of his friends as long as they keep our friendship as that — a friendship and nothing more. Most of my friends are boy-crazy and- getting worse every day. They think I'm a goon not to have fallen head-over-heels for a boy my age. Any suggestions?" OUR REPLY: Your friends are most likely envious of the fact that you like more boys — and apparently are liked in return — than just one or two. Teasing is something that you will have to live with, at least for a while. It could be your teenage friends are self- conscious about the boy-Hkes- girl'and vice-versa development in their lives and they make it a teasing matter because they aren't mature enough to understand that it is a normal phase of the growing-up process. - Their attitude will change as thty grow older. H you hovt 9 Ittnoft preblfm ton wont le diKVM. «r an obi«rv«H«n (9 rngkt, oddrtll yov littir l« FOI AND ABOUT TEENAOEKS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN PIUS SEIVICE. FRANKFOIT, KY. ACROSS I. Goad 5. Spinning toys 9. Weighing device 10. Its capital is Port-au- Prince ^.Examinations 13. Tremulous 14. and outs 15. Buries 16. Embed once more 19. Continent: abbr. 20. Expel 21. Famous garden 23. Wares 26. Poker stake 27. Casks 28. Pronoun 29. Shooting stars 32. Hard cotton threads 35. Narrow inlet 36. Glory 37. Type of automobile 39. Two-spot card 40. Baking chambers 41. Observes 42. Flit DOWN 1. Setting 2. Travel document 3. Maximum: abbr. 4. Matter: Jaw 5.U.N. secretary- general 6. Malt kiln 7. Brier 8. Belonging to the author of "Tristram Shandy" e.Mix 11. Mad 15. Points at which fluids tn'ep conduits 17. "Com- nagis aaid BO afflQHta oaaaa anaa anna aGaa aaaa an of Errors" servant 18. Tree 21. Border 22. Confusion 23. Posted 24. Lures 25. Seine 29. Apportions 30. 31. 33. 34. 37. 38. Laughing Without: Fr. Slide Thread Turf Girl's name 26 28 32. 36 39 I 2 3 24 41 20 33 Wa n 34 10 2.9 15 S 6 7 8 13 25 37 40 41 21 22 is 40 51 remains of a dead horse were found to be the cause of a tile stoppage in Union twp. The blocked tile was found on the Herman Hauberg farm; the horse had evidently been dead for three or four years.. - o Members of the Rook Club of LuVerne entertained their husbands at dinner at the Royal 400 in Fort Dodge. Attending were Messrs, and Mesdames Robert Lux, Ray Agard, Cecil Baker, Merlin Baker, Jon Nelson, Raymond Legler, Earl Hanselman, Arnold Hjelle and Norman Hesse. - o Mr. and Mrs. Dale Weisbrod, Fenton, entertained at dinner in honor of the baptism of their daughter, Nadene Ann. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Art Voigt and Dale, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weisbrod and Lyle. - o Edward Schumacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schumacher of Whittemore, left for a visit with relatives in Arkansas. He planned to travel to other points in the southern states, and then to California, where he would seek employment. - o - The new tennis courts, west of the swimming pool, sponsored by the Algona JayCees, were rapidly nearing completion. The building contract went to Clarence Fraser and at the time he was pouring the cement. The courts were expected to be completed by the first of August. On Honor Roll On the final semester honor roll released this week at the College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minn., a total of 231 students are listed, or 23% of the total enrollment. Earning a 2.69 honor point average was Ann Wilson, a member of the sophomore class. Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Robert Wilson, Liver more. 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 MEREST 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. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 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 •XH 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 Printing UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. Ill East Call — Algona Phone 295-3535 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. 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 £**nft ^T. rt,»,ite^ ~"~»- — s- t*i**y6 '^ \\7/ <^> 7j w^^A 4->4 ?y* v/...,*; JHfrtttt **?>"-. V-v \ x CARLSON F»rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12'/ 2 N. Dodge Ph. J95-3891 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County tollectnte Service Factbilt Reports

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