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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1967
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2-Algono (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, July 27, 1967 PROFIT, OR WORLD RUIN ? One of the most amazing defenses of a government program was made the other day by Deputy Sec'etary of Defense Paul Nitie. In defending the U.S. program of selling armaments abroad, he said that the arms sales have resulted in 1.4 million men-years employment, $1 billion profit for U.S. manufacturers and S5 billion on the credit side of the U.S. balance of payments. If this is the best reason for selling armaments abroad, it is a pretty peer excuse. The $1 billion "profit" to manufacturers isn't nearly as large as the S2 billion a month we are spending to fight overseas; the "man- hours employment" doesn't stcc'< up very well against the lives being lost in war: and the "credit side" of U.S. balance cf payments is a paper balance, not cash, with only a credit that we have to spend in ?he foreign countries concerned. How we can seem to sincerely talk about a desire for "peace" and at ihe seme time sell abroad the implemenjs cf war is beyond comprehension. WHOA, THERE, MR. RUSK Announcement that Great Britain plans to pull most of its forces out of the Far East has brought forth a lament from Secretary of State Rusk, and then his declaration that the United States "will get on with its job" in Southeast Asia . . . not just Vietnam, but Southeast Asia. It was only a few years ago that we decried colonialism and backed the formation and development of a host of new countries based on nationality, tribe, color, and whatever and forces a particular leader had at the moment. Great Britain and France, two colonial powers, have practically ceased to be such. But the vacuum this created has resulted in worldwide strife, a vacuum that unfortunately our present leadership seems to feel should now be filled by the U.S., with the resulting drain of our manpower, natural resources and money. Mr. Rusk has no legitimate right to commit our nation of 200 million people to a world nightmare, or even a nightmare in Southeast Asia. He is appointive, not elective. By what divine right does Mr. Rusk make a dictatorial commitment that could effect our whole nation in a disastrous fashion — even more disastrous that our present situation ? INABILITY TO READ Decorah (la.) Journal — Can you read ? This question may not be as foolish as it sounds. Not long ago an eminent college professor declared that the American people were more than 50 per cent illiterate in their ability to effectively understand adult reading matter. Obviously, the educator is telling us that we read carelessly without comprehending the import of the words we see. We scan the words without absorbing the thoughts. Many times we limit our reading consumption to a hasty glance at the front-page headlines and a brief appraisal of the sports, funnies, and lovelorn column. There are educators in the United States today who assert that education is largely a matter of acquiring the habTt of intelligent reading. Many a man has become self-educated through a consistent program of uplifting reading and study of the background and motivations of the material he is reading. The columns of a daily newspaper, for example, take on new significance if one understands the background and implication of events. Perhaps a few extra minutes each day could be spent profitably in increasing our capacities for understanding the vocabulary and thought-content of the things we often skim over or read hurriedly. In this way our own horizons of life become stretched and we find new growth within ourselves. The man or woman who is really interested in his or her work rarely complains about over-work. Sometimes it would be a good idea if the people who listen to public speakers would get up and talk back. p ! i TOUGH TO BE NO. 1 Pope County Tribune — The United States, like Hertr Rent-c-Cars, has found out what it's like being No. 1 because those not so fortunate are always sniping at you. This is especially true of the United States in its foreign aid programs. At about the same time the United States and India were signing an agreement whereby the United States would provide 1.5 million ton of food grains to the Indians. Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Ghandi was attacking the United States foreign aid program and praising Egyptian President Gomel Abdel Nasser, calling his a "force for progress," With the additional 1.5 million tons of food grains, the total of American million tons, or half of the total Indian food deficit this year following the drouths in the large Asian nation. India's action, of course, is nothing new to the United States. Many of the nations we've aided down through the years, with no hope of recovering the funds spent, have attacked us after receiving aid either in the form of arms, economic assistance or technical assistance. It's also one of the reasons why there is ever-inreasing opposition in this nation to our foreign aid programs. The American people haven't been opposed to huge dosages of foreign aid as long as it was appreciated and accomplished some good. We don't expect recipients of our aid funds and good to stifle all criticism of this country, but occasionally it would be nice to hear someone say something complimentary about us. India is but another example of biting the hand that feeds them. It's tough being Ncv. 1. LOSING THEIR FRIENDS Lyon County Reporter - Our country is very soon going to have to face up sharply to the rioting which is going on in major cities between the Negroes and the police. This is not a matter of segregation; this is not a matter of conscience; it is not a matter for debate. Rioting, murder, beatings — are just as wrong when committed by the Negroes as they were when they were and if they are committed by the Klu Klux Klan. No matter what Negro leaders or the leftists-or rightists say-we cannot cure the Negro problem by rioting, violence, larceny or arson. The Negroes have built up a lot of support among most of our people. Their problem is recognized and there is sound support for correcting the conditions about which they rightly complain. Present activities of the Negroes-such as those in Newark, where more than two'dozen people were killed in rioting - are hurting their cause more than any other one thing. Public support is being lost. We either enforce the laws-for all the people-or they are useless. The Rev. Martin Luther King should give careful thought to that fact. His continued advocacy of law violation-if you don't like the laws-leads his people to nowhere but trouble. THAT TAX MONSTROSITY Rock Rapids Reporter — Folks down at Des Moines can't quite make up their minds whether to claim credit for the new tax bill—or to try and blame it on someone else. They just are not right sure how people of the state are going to take it. Credit for the bill goes to both parties— because both of them got in and worked together, at the end, to force the bill through. Credit for the secrecy which surrounded writing of the bill and its introduction into the legislative halls goes to the governor. He is the one who pledged those with whom he was working on the bill to secrecy, and he is credited v/ith the strategy of having a "call of the senate" and keeping senators from having any contact v/ith anyone on the outside, when they found out what was in the bill. They even had things tied up so tightly that a senator couldn't ansv/er a telephone call, It doesn't moke any difference whether the bill is good or bad-the methods used to ram it down the peoples' throats was poor. We suspect that this pressure play on the part of Governor Hughes will haunt him on the campaign trail next year. With go0 rj leadership, the American people v/ill follov/. Upper Be* Ill E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code "Mil ESTABLISHED 1365 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEV/SPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS; Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the jx^t office in Algona, Io*a EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor Denny Waller K U ,V) Jack Purctll, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas V5.00 n To all other addresses in United States or Foreign »'/.'/» per year (No subscriptions less than six months* ... where it will fall- nobody knows..., from HISJOKY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Troops broke up a Washington bonus march, July 28 1932 The_U. S. Senate ratified the United Nations charter, July 28^ iy*io. Born on July 29 were: Benito Mussolini, 1883; Amelia Earhart, 1898; Booth Tarkington, 1869. The U. S. accepted the first Army plane from the Wright Brothers, July 30, 1909. Waves, the Women's Auxiliary of the Navy, were authorized, July 30, 1942. The first automobile securities were listed on the New York stock exchange, July 31, 1911. The Army Air Force was established, August 1, 1907. The first street mail boxes were erected by a U. S. DOS! office, in Boston, August 2, 1858. P The U. S. Hag was flown in battle for the first time at Rome, New York, August 3, 1777. 10YE&S AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 25, 1957 A plan for a proposed new Catholic High School to serve five parishes in this area was explained this week in each of the parishes concerned. The centrally-located high school would be built on a 45-acre tract of land in the northeast part of Algona. The new school would furnish high school education for the parishes of St. Cecelia's, Algona; St. Michael's, Whittemore; St. Joseph's, St. Joe; St. Joseph's, Wesley; and St. Benedict of St. Benedict. ' . o - '• Mother Nature favored most areas of Kossuth during the week end with downpours of badly needed rain, but left other areas without a drop. Heaviest amounts hit the ground on the south edge and the northern half of the county. The Burt area received the largest amount-5 inches. High for the week was 99 degrees and the low, 60. - o - Jim Reising was brought home to Wesley from Mercy hospital, Mason City, where he had been a patient for several weeks for medical care for a badly injured thumb. He would have to return soon for surgery and the grafting of flesh. - o - Six people in the Titonka area were receiving anti-rabies shots as the result of an experience with pet skunks. Three pet skunks were found near the Forrest Willis farm, apparently orphaned. Two of the small animals died shortly after being found but the third lived for several weeks. It finally reached the stage where it was biting at and chasing children, dogs or anything else. When it died, Dr. R.K. Hill, Titonka veterinarian, was called to examine the animal and it was determined the skunk was rabid. - o - Charley Scott, Burt, was pictured with a 14 Ib. catfish he caught at Rapidan, Minn., while fishing with Mayor Nelson of Burt. Scott's big fish bit on a. chub and was netted after a five minute battle. The mayor landed three 10 Ib. catfish to round out a fine day of fishing. - o - For the first time in almost two months, Little League base- f/ill bats in Algona had been silenced, but not by a pitcher, as the first regular city-sponsored season came to an end. A total of 414 city and rural boys from seven to fourteen years old participated. According • / Everett Barr, who directed the Little League setup for the play-ground commission, much of the credit lor the success of the grogram was due to 35 Algona men who served as area chairmen and coaches during the season. Area chairmen were Jim Shillington, Don Smith, Jr., Jerry Schimmel and Ed Gilmore. - o- Petty Officer 3rd Class Allan J. Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Becker, St. Joe, arrived home for a 30-day leave from Keesler, Miss. On Aug. 20 he was to report back to San Francisco from where he expected to be sent to Hawaii. Allen, a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph's High School, had been in service the past year. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Merle Voigt and girls, Fenton, and Burnette Heine of LuVerne were dinner guests in the Gerhart Hantelman home. The occasion honored the birthdays of Eunice Hantelman, Burnette Heine and Terri Voigt. - o - Mr. and Mrs. George Ricke, Wesley, were honored at a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party by the East St. Benedict club members. Attending were the Herb Arndorfers, Leo Lud- 'jWigs, Bob Schultz's, Dan Froeh- lichs, Henry Arndorfers, Arnold Arndorfers, Al Rosenmeyers, Wilbur Daley, Dan Froehlichs, Jr., Ben Doerrs, Bob Arndor- fers, Richard Ludwigs, Jack Ludwigs, Mary Daley, Bud Quinns, all of St. Benedict; and the Richard Rickes, Algona. - o - Henry Loerwald, mayor of Lu Verne, received a fractured spine and badly mashed foot as the result of a fall while he was helping install an air conditioner at the Farmers State Bank in LuVerne. He fell through a skylight dropplng i 18 feet to the floor of the bank.' He was taken to a hospital In Ft. Dodge where his condition was reported as satisfactory. 20 YESES AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 31, 1947 Tuesday, July 29, 1947 was the hottest day in six years for Algona and Kossuth county. The temperature rose to 102 degrees. Low for the week was a cool 57. - o - Five-year-old Barbara Wiener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wiener, Swea City, was recovering from third degree burns which covered the entire right side of her body. Mrs. Wiener was doing the family washing and in emptying a container of boiling water into the machine, it slipped, covering Barbara's right arm, leg, chest and side, and inflicting minor burns on Mrs. Wiener's face and arm. Barbara was rushed to Fenton, where she received first aid, and was then taken to the Burt hospital where she would have to remain for some time. - o - Jean Beamish, Janet Reding and Shirley Phillips, all of Al- gone, were spending the week in Burlington with their friend, Alma Lou Anliker, who had recently moved there with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Anliker. - o - Jack Lichter, winner of the Algona Soap Box Derby, was all set to carry the colors of Kossuth county into the state finals at Des Moines. Jack's streamlined speedwagon was in tip-top shape for the event, and while competition would be tough, the Algona boy was expected to hold his own in the fastest company of derby racers in the state. Master and pupil battled it out for the city golf championship at the Algona Country Club. But the teacher still had plenty of fire left. For it was 56-year-old Don Smith, Sr. who scored the sensational victory over Frances Bunting, a mere youngster of 45, 7-6. The difference between the master and the pupil was a putter. For Smith's putter was red hot as he fired a brilliant three over par 75, the best game of the year for him. - o - Dick Skilling, Algona, was a patient at the Veterans hospital in Des Moines, and would be there for three weeks following an operation on his knee which was injured in battle in the South Pacific. The operation was to remove shrapnel and correct a cartilage condition. The ladies of Mrs. D.D. Paxson's bridge club (Algona) had an unexpected program number while playing bridge one aiter- noon. An automobile driven to the party by Mrs. D.A. Barnard caught fire from a shorted wire, and the fire department was called to the scene. The firemen soon had the situation well in hand; they did NOT join the bridge game. - o - A young man from Burt, Pfc. Daryl Wayne Batt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne F. Batt, had just completed seven parachute jumps and thus earned the right to wear the "Boots and Wings" of the U. S. Army airborne troops. He had completed six weeks of combined parachute and glider training at Ft. Benning, Ga. - o - Ed Goetsch, a pioneer of Fenton, was visiting with his cousin, George Goetsch at Fenton. Ed Goetsch's father at one time owned the farm west of Fenton, occupied at this time by Eldon Hantelman. Mr. Goetsch helped build some of the first Fenton places of business among them the Richard Goetsch, Yager and Hailey buildings. Mr. Goetsch recollected that the first business place to be erected was the Yager building and was used for a cafe. - o - Frank Meyer, Lone Rock, who had been hospitalized at the Burt hospital suffering from a broken bone in his neck, returned home. For And About Teenagers ] U>RM AKOUNP I HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM To APP To THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I Hate to bother you with my problems because you probably have enough of your own. I know! Hut if 1 don't do something I'll bust. I am considered a problem " column" by my friends. My older sister often runs to me with her problems. I feel when they're in trouble, I am in just as deep. I can't even turn my worst enemy down without trying to help. That is, when he or she really needs it. I don't mind that part of it. But, I have problems of my own to solve and I need time to think them out. Every time I.turn around I have another problem to add to my collection. What can I do? I'm only 14 and my parents and I don't make a very good combination." OUR REPLY: Maybe you and your parents are not such a good combination because you haven't really given them the opportunity to help you with a problem or two. Give it a try sometime. But remember, your problem always appears more serious to you than it does to anyone else. Continue to help your relatives and friends in any way you can. It should give you much satisfaction any time you know you have helped someone else in any way. CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Distinguished family of Mass. 6. Flat- topped hill 10. A smoke 11. Situated along a certain line 1 13. Always 14. Of a 1 wedding 1 15. Yes:Sp. 1 16. Stretchers 1 17. Dedicates 20. Girl's 2 name 2 21. Half an em 2 22. Stannum 25. Siily 27. Rock 29. Public notices 30. Show Me State: abbr. 32. Data, for short 33. Dutch painter 35. Swiss lake 38. At home 40. Citrus fruit 41. Skin disorder 43. Italian poet 44. Semblance 45. Minus 46. More rational DOWN 1. High cards 2. Stock holder's share 3. Grow old 24. New: i. Disfigure combin- 5.Jr.'s relative Ing 6. Weasel. form like 26. Comes animals into 7. Leaves view 8. Faction 28. Cravat 9. Like 31. French a wing river 2. Overhead 33. Slots trains 34. Pro- 4. Morsel noun 6. Behold! 35. Danish 3. Epochs weight 9. Carting 36. River: vehicle U.S.S.R. 0. By way of 37. Walk. 2. Harmonize ing 3. Encroach stick 1 10 11 16 % 10 25 M 7A 35 40 43 ^ 2 n 7/< 36 44 3 /// 18 % 37 4 //. 19 % 33 S % 16 % Zfa 30 //? % 14 21 ^ 31 ^ % & II il ^ 34 ^ •44 4fa LAST WEEKS ANSWER — |s|f si/ T IT 3 1 N \ S c P ME P A N : T | kli 0 h l |SE J ul^H 1 M.|E|H j T II J L ' u !C "E iL ~ A 1C E AlNlr 11: "" = mo\ sHoi 5P S V 1 T J.P e 'PI ~Sa •!fc 1 E N k R T 1 " N S N r 1 S 1 39. Never: poet. 41. Candlenut tree 42. Preserve 44. Part of "to be" 7 2% ZB 32 % 41 8 /// 22. f/^ 41 7 % 13 38 ^ 12 ^ 24 ^ 39 Mr. and Mrs. Sam McCleish and family and Mrs. Albert Hutchinson visited him the following day. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kinseth and their daughter Vivian, Bode, left for a vacation in northern Minnesota. Vivian was vacationing from hospital duties in Minneapolis. III!!! I months we haven't received a Tuesday edition, and the Thursday paper gets here about a week later. Please let us know if it's on our end or your end. We do enjoy it very much when we get it. Wilmer Bleuer Millington, Mich. 48746 READER COMMENT Upper Des Moines Dear Sirs: Enclosed is check for new subscription for a birthday gift for Mrs. Mary Abbas. I would also like to tell you how much we enjoy the paper WHEN WE GET IT. We have had terrible mail service since the first of the year. For the past, two (Editor's Note: Just a few minutes after the above letter was opened, the Upper Des Moines got a long distance call from Luella Bruns, Waterloo, informing us that SHE was not getting the paper until days later and last week had not received any at all. The Upper Des Moines is delivering its papers Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon right on schedule to the Algona postoffice, and so far as we know they are dispatached on schedule from Algona. Where they go after that, how they are handled, and by what routing, we do not know.) 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. 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.a 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 295-24D8 Residence Phone 295-5917 •i'X'M^vX'lv;!;'^;'.;!;!;';;;!;!;!;;;;;;;'.!.!^'"'!^.;.;.;.:.;.;^.^ 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 Printing hov« a Ictnag* problem you won) lo or on obitrvolion to mak«, addriu K yo diKull, yog l.ll.r lo FOR AND ABOUT TEiNASEIS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURSAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. Ill East Call — Algona Phone 295-3535 Chiropractor vffff^^^fffftf^f^ff^ffffffff^^ 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. CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 121/2 N. Dodge Ph. 395-2881 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. 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